STRATHKINNESS COMMUNITY COUNCIL.
Minutes of Annual General Meeting held on Wed. 14th June 2017 at 7.30pm in Church Hall.
Present: Messrs. R. Baxter [Chair], I. Duncan, S. Younger, K. Topping. Mrs.A. Annandale, P. Blake-
Apologies: Mrs. L. Walker Mrs A. Verner
Chairman’s Annual Report:-
Election of officials:-
At this stage the Chairman welcomed the newly elected Fife Councillors, Jane-
Minutes of previous meeting : Approved by B. Lawrie and seconded by J. Houston.
Matters Arising: The Secretary had been notified that the Community Trust has accepted an offer from BT, to purchase the redundant phone box in Sunnyside for £1. Plans for the future use of the facility will be discussed in due course.
The Chairman had presented certificates and £15 book tokens to the Marti and Guillem Pennachio-
The Secretary had attended the public consultation event held at Madras College, Kilrymonth. The exhibition outlined the proposals for the new Madras to be built at Langlands. This significant development will shortly be presented for full planning approval. He had also attended the consultation meeting for the proposed St. Andrews West development. The new Madras and the extensive housing and commercial proposals for the St. Andrews West development will be linked by a new road, to be constructed from a junction on the A91 at Station Park. Considerable changes to the road networks in the area of Strathkinness High Road are being proposed.
Traffic and Transportation: The solar speed sign in Main Street had failed again and was currently out of action. The Roads Dept. is aware of the problem and is awaiting a replacement solar panel. The priority give-
The Secretary had received notification from the Roads Dept. that consultation would be carried out with regard to increasing the double yellow line parking restrictions in the area of The Glebe and the north side of Sunnyside.
Councillor Thomson reported on a request for reducing the speed limit on the Kincaple to Strathkinness road. Colin Stirling of the Roads Dept. had rejected a proposal to reduce the speed limit, quoting accident statistics and various legal criteria, he did, however, offer to improve the road signage on the route to highlight the potential risks to drivers. Councillors thanked Mr. Thomson and agreed that the council’s offer of improved signage should be accepted.
Police Report: No report this month. The Secretary is to contact the Community Police officer to see if it could be possible to get a written update prior to the next meeting. Ken Topping updated Councillors on the latest Speedwatch project. He is currently liaising with PC McIntosh the local co-
AOCB. Councillors were saddened to hear of the recent death of local businessman and long time village resident
Ed. Cockburn. Ed ran the family agricultural and auto engineering business in Main Street for many years, and the respect and admiration that he had earned over the years as a businessman and a friend, was clear to see at his very large funeral service in the local church. Condolences are extended to his wife Margaret, son Philip and daughter Julie and the rest of his family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Date of Next Meeting: Wednesday 13th September 2017 at 7.30pm in the Church Hall.