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KCC – AGM 18th October 2021

Kirkcowan Community Council at 7.30pm, in person in the Village Hall
Draft Minutes

Present: Charles McEwan (Chair), Hazel McWhirter (Treasurer), Mary Harkness, Kevin Dean,
Tricia Veevers, Mary Mackenzie (Minutes), Hazel Johnston, Katrina Dick, Jane Markwell, Brian
Melville, Lynne Melville, Lesley Parker, Debbie McBain, David McBain, Robert Drysdale, Richard
Marsh, Mary Murdoch, Catherine Gray, C Gray, Mark Godfrey, John Hall, Olive Hall, Kate Harkes,
Les Mercer, John Drysdale, Gordon Walker, David Edwards, Elizabeth McMillan, Graham Parkes,
James Rae, PC John Jamieson, PC Andy Osborne, Jo Fairlie, Carol Lochrie, Councillors Katie
Hagmann and David Inglis
1. Chair welcomed everyone
2. Apologies: Joe Wright, Andrew Gladstone
3. Minutes of the last AGM (16/11/20): Chair read out a summary, as only a few printed
copies available. K Dean stated that printed copies should be available to all present,
apologies from M Mackenzie. As the minutes had been published at the time and available
online for a year, if those who were present at last year’s AGM voted to accept the minutes,
the DG Councillors were satisfied that this was acceptable. Vote was taken and passed.
It was also stated that the Agenda should have been made public well in advance.
Minutes approved. Proposed by Richard Marsh and seconded by Debbie McBain
4. Chairman’s Report: Covid had a continuing effect but the main items of the year were
about the development of rural walks around the village, and the future development of the
Park. We expect work to begin on the walks in the next few months and will aim to have a
map ready for the next meeting showing possible routes. The Park is going through the
design process and will hopefully be completed by the end of next year. It was requested
that we get detailed itemised costings before making a decision.
(A closed Zoom meeting of KCC was held last Thursday to address administrative tasks and
decide items for AGM Agenda.) L Melville said public should be notified in advance.
5. Annual Financial Report: Annual Accounts to 31st March 2021 from Montpelier
presented by Hazel McWhirter. Copies available to all. R Drysdale asked about a large
payment for Dickie Wood (which was from the previous year’s accounts) as KCC in the past
had spent a lot of money on the paths.
Accounts proposed by M Harkness, seconded by P Veevers.
6. Election of Office Bearers. The Chair and Treasurer stood down and K Hagmann oversaw
the election process. No new nominations were received for these posts, so both were re-
elected. M Harkness offered to temporarily accept the role of Secretary.
Chair: Charles McEwan Proposed – M Harkness, Seconded – P Veevers
Secretary: Mary Harkness Proposed – H McWhirter, Seconded – H Johnston
Treasurer: Hazel McWhirter Proposed – M Harkness, Seconded – M Mackenzie
KCC Representatives to other organisations will be decided after the public meeting.
7. Close of AGM.
Mary Mackenzie (Minutes Secretary)