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Minutes of KCC AGM – 16th May 2022

Minutes of Kirkcowan Community Council AGM – 16th May 2022 at 7.30pm, in the Village Hall

Present: Hazel Johnston (Chair), Mary Harkness (Secretary), Hazel McWhirter (Treasurer), Andrew Gladstone, Kevin Dean, Tricia Veevers, Mary Mackenzie (Minutes), John Drysdale, Richard Marsh, Robert Drysdale, D Edwards, M Murdoch, C McEwan, DG Councillor Katie Hagmann, PC Osborne, PC Jamieson

  1. Chairperson H Johnson welcomed everyone.
  2. Police Matters: As 2 police officers were present, they were invited to give their report first, to let them return to their duties.
  3. Apologies for absence: None
  4. Minutes of previous AGM (18/10/2021):
    Minutes accepted: proposed by R Marsh, and seconded by K Dean
  5. Report from the Chair: H Johnston
    Working on a short timescale as our last AGM was in October 2021 and I have only been Chairperson since February this year, after C McEwan’s resignation. All meetings have been held in the Hall following Covid regulations, and we have held various events.
    In October we held a successful Halloween event with a Pumpkin Trail and fancy dress judging in the Hall. The Christmas lights switch-on in early December was enjoyed by everyone there – thanks to Charles for providing the music. We will be planning more events through the year to bring the community together. We also met with the Development Trust to iron out some items and improve co-ordination between the 2 groups.
  6. Treasurers Report: H McWhirter Printed copies of the Accounts to 31st March 2022 were provided. This was a short year, from the AGM in October 2021. £60,000 is ring-fenced for the new paths network.
    Proposed by J Drysdale, seconded by M Harkness
    Asset Register needs to be updated – H Johnston & M Harkness to take an inventory of contents of the storage container.
  7. Appointment of Office Bearers: Councillor K Hagmann presiding
    H Johnston – Proposed by J Drysdale, seconded by M Harkness
    Vice Chair:
    None required
    H McWhirter – Proposed by H Johnston, seconded by M Harkness
    M Harkness – Proposed by H Johnston, seconded by J Drysdale

    Minutes Secretary:
    M Mackenzie resigning, position vacant – seek replacement
    Machars Action Representative:
    K Dean
    Federation of Community Councils Representative:
    M Harkness
    Kirkcowan Community Development Trust Representatives:
    H McWhirter & H Johnston
    Kilgallioch Community Benefit Company Representatives:
    R Marsh & P Veevers

    Chair, H Johnston pointed out that as all office bearers and representatives had only been in place for a short while, since October 2021, it was felt best to let everyone settle into their current roles for a while before making any changes.

8. AOCB: None

The AGM closed and was followed by an ordinary meeting (separate minutes published previously)

Mary Mackenzie (Minutes Secretary)