Agenda and minutes

Venue: Municipal Buildings, Oban

Contact: Danielle Finlay, Senior Area Committee Assistant - 01631 567945 

Items
Note No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES

Minutes:

There were no apologies intimated.

2.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Minutes:

Dugald Cameron declared a non-financial interest in relation to the application from the Mod Academy which was dealt with at item 11(c) of this Minute as he is a member of the Committee but as he is just an observer of the Oban Common Good Fund he remained in    the meeting for discussion of this item.

 

David McGregor declared a non-financial interest in relation to the application from the Multiple Sclerosis Centre which was dealt with at item 11(d) of this Minute as Simmers and Co are named on their accounts but confirmed this is not his client and therefore remained in the meeting for discussion of this item.

 

Councillor Robertson declared a non-financial interest in relation to the application from University of Highlands and Islands Wind and Wave Club which was dealt with at item 11(f) of this Minute, due to a family member being an involved in a partner organisation on the application. She intimated her intention to leave the room and have no part in the discussion of this item.   

3.

MINUTES

3a

Oban Common Good Fund - 17th November 2016 pdf icon PDF 58 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the Oban Common Good Fund meeting held on 17th November 2016 were approved as a correct record.

3b

Special Oban Common Good Fund - 20th January 2017 pdf icon PDF 47 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the Special Oban Common Good Fund meeting held on 20th January 2017 were approved as a correct record.

4.

LOGO AND BANNERS

Minutes:

The Trustees considered a banner template from Digital Kangaroo for 2 pop up banners to be used by successful applicants to advertise the Fund.

 

Decision

 

The Trustees:-

 

  1. Agreed the banner template subject to a couple of adjustments being made to the banner before printing;
  2. Agreed to meet on Friday 17th February at 3pm in Municipal Buildings for a photo opportunity with the pop up banner and have it sent to the Oban Times with information on what the Trustees of the fund have achieved in their Trusteeship of the Fund 2012-2017; and
  3. Agreed to write to the Music Society expressing their disappointment on the Oban Common Good Fund not being mentioned as being a funder in the recent article in the Oban Times.

5.

OVERVIEW OF DEVELOPMENTS MADE BY OBAN COMMON GOOD FUND pdf icon PDF 64 KB

Report by Area Governance Manager

Minutes:

A report providing the Trustees of the Oban Common Good Fund with a short update on the development work undertaken by the fund during the term of their Trusteeship of the Fund, was considered.

 

Decision

 

The Trustees noted the development work which has been undertaken by the current Trustees of the Common Good Fund.

 

(Ref:  Report by Area Governance Manager dated 10th February 2017, submitted).

6.

CORRESPONDENCE

6a

Glencruitten Cathedral of Trees pdf icon PDF 32 KB

Minutes:

The Trustees considered a thank you letter from Glencruitten Cathedral of Trees.

 

Decision

 

The Trustees noted the information provided.

The Council resolved in terms of Section 50(A)(4) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 to exclude the press and public for the following items of business on the grounds that it was likely to involve the disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 6 respectively of Part 1 of Schedule 7A to the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.

 

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7.

END OF PROJECT MONITORING FORMS

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7a

Dunollie Projects Ltd

Minutes:

The Trustees considered an end of project monitoring form from Dunollie Project Ltd.

 

Decision

 

The Trustees noted the information provided.

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8.

ACTUAL INCOME EXPENDITURE REPORT

Report by Simmers & Co

Minutes:

A financial statement detailing the current position of investment transaction for the period 1st April 2016 – 31st December 2016 was considered.

 

Decision

 

The Trustees noted the information provided.

 

(Ref:  Financial Statement by David McGregor, Simmers & Co dated 10th February 2017, submitted).

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9.

APPLICATION SUMMARY

Minutes:

The Trustees noted the application summary for the continued and new applications.

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10.

CONTINUED APPLICATIONS

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10a

OASIS

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed Nichola MacGillivray of OASIS to the meeting and thanked her for coming along to answer questions the Trustees had in regard to her application.

 

Nichola gave a brief update to the Trustees on the background of OASIS and what services they provide in the area for children with substance misuse and family parental misuse problems.  She confirmed the most up to date funding packages they have received to date and OASIS’ current financial position.

 

The Trustees asked a number of questions which Nichola gave detailed answers to.

 

Nichola left the meeting prior to a decision on the OASIS application being made by Trustees.

 

Decision

 

The Trustees agreed to award £2,600.

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11.

NEW APPLICATIONS

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11a

Highlands and Islands Music and Dance Festival

Minutes:

The Trustees considered an application from the Highlands and Islands Music and Dance Festival.

 

Decision

 

The Trustees agreed to award £620.

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11b

Hope 2 Oban

Minutes:

The Trustees considered an application from Hope 2 Oban.

 

Decision

 

The Trustees agreed to award £2,200.

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11c

MOD Academy

Minutes:

The Trustees considered an application from the Mod Academy.

 

Decision

 

The Trustees agreed to award £1,500 on the basis that this is part of an ongoing development plan for a growing project.

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11d

Multiple Sclerosis

Minutes:

The Trustees considered an application from the Multiple Sclerosis Centre.

 

Decision

 

The Trustees agreed to award £2,227.50.

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11e

Oban High School Pipe Band

Minutes:

The Trustees considered an application from Oban High School Pipe Band.

 

Decision

 

The Trustees agreed to write to Oban High School Pipe Band, requesting more information in support of their application and to reconsider this application at a Special Meeting on Friday 10th March.

Councillor Robertson, having declared a non-financial interest in the application from Highlands and Islands Wind and Wave Club left the room and took no part in the discussion of this item.  Councillor MacDougall took the Chair.

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11f

University of Highlands and Islands Wind and Wave Club

Minutes:

The Trustees considered an application from the University of Highlands and Islands Wind and Wave Club.

 

Decision

 

The Trustees agreed to write to the University of Highlands and Islands Wind and Wave Club, requesting more information in support of their application and to reconsider this application at a Special Meeting on Friday 10th March.

Councillor Robertson returned to the meeting and took the Chair.

12.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING

Minutes:

Should the Trustees receive more information from Oban High School Pipe Band and the Highlands and Islands Wind and Wave Club, a Special meeting of the Oban Common Good Fund is scheduled for Friday 10th March at 10:30am in Municipal Buildings, Oban.

 

The Chair thanked everyone for all their support over the last 5 years, she thanked David McGregor for his financial expertise, both past and present Councillors and thanked Marri Malloy and Dugald Cameron for being observers on the fund which she has found very useful and supportive.

 

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