Muir of Ord (Tarradale) Community Council – Approved First Meeting Minutes (14th November 2019)

Muir of Ord (Tarradale) Community Council


First Meeting

The Muir Hub, Muir of Ord

Thursday 14th November 2019 @ 7.30 pm

Present:          Cllr Angela MacLean, Jean Davis, Frances MacGruer, Mike Atkinson, Carol Blanchard, Margaret Jack, James Henderson, Alex Johannesen, Ally Reid, Willie Bell, Joan Munro, Gavin Berkeheger, Philip MacRae, David MacRae, Stephen Pennington, Jo Ellen (minutes)

 The inaugural MOO meeting was initially chaired by Cllr AM.  She welcomed those present and thanked everyone who had played a role in the previous CC, acknowledging the valuable work that had been undertaken in the community over this time.   The newly appointed CC Members were confirmed as:   Carol Elizabeth Blanchard, Moira Chalmers, Duncan Sutherland Chisholm, Jean Mary Elizabeth Davis, Margaret Elizabeth Jack, Frances Elspeth MacGruer, Philip MacRae, Ally Reid  
2.Appointment of Office Bearers
 Cllr AM asked for nominations for the post of Chair.  FM nominated JD and this was seconded by Joan Munro.  Following this appointment Cllr AM handed over the meeting to JD.   JD then asked for a volunteer to take on the role of Secretary.  Following discussion FM agreed to fill this position.   A volunteer for the post of Treasurer was also required.  Margaret Jack agreed to take on this role if support would be given.   Cllr AM confirmed that HC will provide training to all new CC post holders in the new year if they would like some assistance.   It was agreed that the post of Minute Secretary be advertised in the community as Jo Ellen is stepping down from the role.  
3.Adoption of the Constitution and Standing Orders
 All present were happy to adopt these documents.  
4.Associate Membership
 JD queried if those present would like to consider granting Associate Membership to any local groups within the community.  Following a brief discussion it was agreed that this was not necessary.  
5.Future Meeting Dates
 The following dates were agreed: Thursday 12th December 2019 Thursday 13th February 2020 Thursday 12th March 2020 Thursday 9th April 2020 Thursday 14th May 2020 Thursday 11th June 2020 (AGM & regular meeting)  
6.Any Other Competent Business
 JD asked for a couple of volunteers to consider taking on responsibility for the checking the weekly planning application lists and also to help with the FB page.   Anyone willing can chat to JD about what will be involved.  
 The meeting concluded at 7.50pm