BALINTORE AND HILTON COMMUNITY COUNCIL
DRAFT MINUTES OF MEETING HELD ON
15 NOVEMBER 2022
1. The Chairman welcomed council members and members of the public to the meeting in the Scout Hall, Balintore.
A Gill (Chair)
B Gallagher (Treasurer
M Ross ( Secretary)
Councillor A Rhind
Councillor D Loudon
4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
B Gallagher approved
5. MATTERS ARISING
5.1 Cemetery Sign
This matter is ongoing.
6. POLICE REPORT
No police report was received
No planning applications to report
8.1 £1330 had been raised with £170 spent on maintenance
8.2. It was agreed that £100 will be donated to Keiran’s Legacy
8.3. Leighanne agreed to be the guardian of the defibrillator situated at the hall.
9. CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
9.1 Arrangements are in hand to put up the Christmas Lights on 10 December
9.2 It was agreed to buy the Christmas Trees from the Free Church as in past years.
9.3 The Chair extended his thanks to all volunteers who help with the lights
10. COMMUNITY UPDATES
10.1. Coral gave an update on the many events Balintore Residents Association had undertaken and future projects.
10.2 The Chair read out an update from TDT
10.3 Hugh Skinner informed the meeting that the Hilton Stone signs will be refurbished soon.
11.1 Education Boards
Some are completely unreadable and in a poor state, but it is understood that money is not readily available at the present time to fix them.
11.2 The buses currently being run in the area are very difficult to get on and off for the disabled, elderly and people with proms as they do not have a hydraulic system to lower the steps.
It was agreed contact should be made with Rapsons and Stagecoach.
11.3 A Rhind asked that Highland Councillors Report be put on the agenda.
He reported that a resident was still blocking pathways with his vehicles.
He reported on a house which had scaffolding up for some time
A lengthy discussion took place, and the concerns discussed at the recent public meeting were reiterated very strongly.
It was decided to hold a public meeting once the planning application had been received by the Council, around about 10 days before the deadline set by the Planning Department.
The merits of supplying a template letter were discussed.