Minutes of meeting held on Tuesday 30th October 2007 in the Castletown Drill Hall at 7:30pm.
E. Geddes, D. Fraser, W. Swanson, I. Calder, A. Hill, I. Moodie (Village Officer), R. Coghill (Landward Caithness Councillor).
G. Calder, A. Swanson.
2/MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING AND MATTERS ARISING FROM THEM:
The minutes of the last meeting held on 25th September 2007 were read and agreed as a true record.
3/VILLAGE OFFICER UPDATES
Castletown sign at Westend of village has been removed, although brackets and bolts have been left behind. Bin at Heritage car park still not replaced. Also awaiting new notice board for village car park. Trees in coach walk need cutting back. Meeting with dog warden slightly successful. Coach walk full of dog excrement. Suggested getting the use of a police portable CC TV Camera. Regarding the cutting back of trees in Harland Road there is difficulty with private land owners and the council have only limited powers to cut back trees without the owners consent. Advert to be placed in the local papers advising all land owners to cut back their trees to 2metres from the road edge. More attention to be given to village and country cemeteries. Extension of 30MPH signs discussed. Query regarding path leading from Traill Street to Churchill Place now in the hands of David Barclay (Paths Access Officer). I Moodie agreed to meet with David Sutherland (Ward Manager) to walk around the village and point out areas needing attention.
D Fraser to source grants to enable the purchase of a new mower. Council Discretionary Fund, CASE and Dounreay all possible funders. I Moodie to obtain quotes and pass onto D Fraser.
Letters received were discussed and noted as follows:
Landward councillor David Bremner has been appointed Civic Leader for Caithness.
Timetables in bus stop notice boards are not the same as actual times of buses.
Approach to be made to groups with regard to nominating a representative to serve on the Community Council.
Being no further business the date for the next meeting was set for Tuesday 27th November 2007 at 7:30pm in the Castletown Drill Hall, this will be the AGM.
The meeting closed at 21:15hrs.