Minutes

minutes

THE DATE OF THE NEXT LCT BOARD MEETING IS TBA

DRAFT MINUTES OF LCT BOARD MEETING

Date:  Tuesday 8th August 2017

Present: 

Sharon Wright (Chair) / David Raeburn / John Bedwell /Jeanette Fenwick / Jean Bailey / Karen Grant / Chris Hamilton / Carol Smith (Company Secretary)

Apologies:  None

 

  1. MINUTES OF LAST MEETING

The minutes of the meeting of 24 April were proposed by JB and seconded by SW

The minutes of the interim meeting of 17 May were proposed by KG and seconded by CH

 

  1. MATTERS ARISING

 2.1 GDCC Development Company Grant

The minutes of the meeting of 24 April have been amended to reflect that the GDCC grant was for set up costs for the Development Company rather than start up costs as was previously minuted.

 

  1. TREASURERS REPORT

The Treasurers report had been circulated to the Board prior to the meeting. A summary is presented below:

Grants

Grants Approved but still to be paid 201,671.46
 
Funds currently available for new grants 82,727.21
September income due from Eneco 198,106.38
Likely total available from September 280,833.59

 

Administration

Balance currently available for Administration 8,067.07
September income due from Eneco 7,619.48
Total available from September 15,686.55

 

  1. LEDGOWAN HYDROELECTRIC AGREEMENT

Following information received at the last community meeting CS has contacted the developer and has received a copy of the agreement which had been previously circulated to the Board.  The agreement was agreed by the Board and signed by Sharon Wright on behalf of LCT.

 

  1. BANK SIGNATORIES

SW has received information from the bank, that despite the forms being presented at the bank last September, they have not been processed and she has not been set up as a signatory on the bank account. It was approved and agreed by the LCT Board to remove Jennifer Haslam and Gordon Mackenzie as signatories (as they are resigned directors) and to add Sharon Wright.  This was unanimously agreed by the Board.

For any future changes it was agreed that the Company Secretary will organise any bank account and signatory changes.

 

  1. EDF / Eneco

A meeting is to be held between EDF and Eneco to discuss the LCT Community Benefit Agreement and the Articles of Association.  EDF have proposed a number of changes, as per the Foundation Scotland draft report.  CS has already discussed the report with Emma Smith of Eneco and agreed that the draft report has been reviewed and reflects the views of LCT

Foundation Scotland has recommended a number of changes and additions for LCT.  LCT has requested a funding contribution towards this and is waiting for a response from EDF.  It was agreed that CS would review the forms and send out a summary statement to all directors.

 

  1. AGM PREPARATION

AGM information and forms have been sent to all members.  CS will meet with SW to prepare the Chairs report.

 

  1. LETTER FROM EDWARD MOUNTAIN (MSP)

A letter has been received from Edward Mountain (MSP ) requesting information regarding the decision making process of the Trust following contact by several constituents.  CS will respond on behalf of LCT.

 

  1. UPDATE PREVIOUS GRANT APPLICATIONS

9.1  Strathgarve Play park at Strathgarve Primary School

Confirmation has been received regarding ownership of the land for the playpark but confirmation is still being sought for the insurance and ongoing maintenance. Once this is received from Highland Council the grant will be paid.

9.2  Wyvis Playpark

The lease for the playpark was signed at the end of May.  The equipment has been ordered. The car park is completed.  The fencing contractor is starting work on 9th August.  Quotes will be sought for the groundworks though 2 local contractors have offered a day of work each for free.

9.3  Broadband Update

An update was provided by the Broadband group.  Due to the lateness of receipt of the update and the complexity of the information it was agreed to postpone review of the update until the next Board meeting.

 

  1. GRANT APPLICATIONS

10.1  Torridon Mountain Rescue Team

Following discussion it was proposed by SW and seconded by JGB to award a grant of £5,000. This was agreed unanimously by all directors. 

 At this point JGB and JF left the meeting due to a conflict of interest in the GDCE application.

 

10.2 GDCE application

 At its last Board meeting LCT awarded GDCE a grant of £60,486 as previously minuted.  Following this award GDCE met with LCT to discuss the funding that had not been awarded. The information provided by GDCE in the preceding meeting was reviewed and the following was agreed:

Woodfuel Business  A decision on a community woodfuel business is postponed and is dependent on GDCE ascertaining demand through a house to house survey.

Home Energy  Following the discussion with GDCE the Board felt that further funding to GDCE (which GDCE will forward to CES) did not represent value for money to the community, in light of the significant funds already awarded in previous applications.

Project Management Although the Board agreed that there is additional support required it did not believe that CES offered value for money.  The Board will request GDCE to renegotiate with CES or find other admin support opportunities.

 

  1. AOCB

There was no AOCB

 

 

DATE OF NEXT MEETING: tba

 

 

Listed below are links to previous meeting minutes:

2017

Draft mins AGM 230817 for the AGM on 23 August 2017

Final Mins 170517 for the Directors meeting on 17 May 2017

Final mins 240417 for the Directors meeting on 24 April 2017

Final mins 170317 for the Directors meeting on 17 March 2017

Final Mins 060217 for the Directors meeting on 6 February 2017

Final minutes 130117 for the Directors meeting on 13 January 2017

2016

Final Minutes 091216 for the Directors meeting on 9 December 2016

Final minutes 211116 for the Directors meeting on 21 November 2016

Final minutes 031016 for the Directors meeting on 3 October 2016

Final minutes 140916 for the Directors meeting on 14 September 2016

Final minutes 190816 for the Directors meeting on 19 August 2016

Final Mins280716  for the AGM on 28 July 2016

Final minutes 220616 for the Directors meeting on 22 June 2016

Final Minutes 310516 for the Directors meeting on 31 May 2016

Final minutes 290416 for the Directors meeting on 29 April 2016

Final minutes 220416 for the Directors meeting on 22 April 2016

Final minutes 140316 for the Directors Meeting on 14 March 2016

Final minutes 250116 for the Directors meeting on 25 Janaury 2016

 

2015

Final minutes 201115 for the Directors meeting on 20 November 2015

151020 LCT Directors Meeting Minutes  for the Directors Meeting on 20 October 2015

151007 LCT Directors Meeting Minute for the Directors Meeting on 7 October 2015

150910 LCT Directors Meeting Minute for the Directors Meeting on 10 September 2015

150818 AGM Minutes for the Annual General Meeting on 18 August 2015

150818 LCT Directors Meeting Minutes for the Directors Meeting on 18 August 2015

150710 LCT Directors Meeting Minutes for the Directors Meeting on 10 July 2015

150604 LCT Directors Meeting Minutes for the Directors Meeting on 4 June 2015, including notes from Members Meeting 21 May 2015

150507 LCT Directors Meeting Minutes  for the Directors Meeting on 7 May 2015

150421 LCT Directors Meeting Minutes for the Directors Meeting on 21 April 2015

150409 LCT Directors Meeting Minutes for the Directors Meeting on 9 April 2015

150224 LCT Directors Meeting Minutes for the Directors Meeting on 24 February 2015

 150120 LCT Directors Meeting Minutes for the Directors Meeting on 20 January 2015

2014

141218 LCT Directors Meeting Minutes for the Directors Meeting on 18 December 2014

141022 LCT Directors Meeting Minutes  for the Directors Meeting on 22 October 2014

141009 LCT Directors Meeting Minutes for the Directors Meeting on 9 October 2014

140924 LCT Directors Meeting Minutes   for the Directors Meeting on 24 September 2014

140724 AGM Minutes       for the AGM on 24 July 2014

140724 LCT Directors Meeting Minutes r  for the Directors Meeting on 24 July 2014

140703 LCT Directors Meeting Minutes  for the Directors Meeting on 3 July 2014

140528 LCT Directors Meeting Minutes for the Directors Meeting on 28 May 2014

140512 EGM Minutes for the EGM on 12 May 2014

140416 LCT Directors Meeting Minutes for the Directors Meeting on 16 April 2014

140403 LCT Directors Meeting Minutes for the Directors Meeting on 3 Apr 2014

140224 EGM Minutes  for the EGM on 24 Feb 2014

140224 LCT Directors Meeting Minutes  for the Directors Meeting on 24 Feb 2014

140211 LCT Directors Meeting Minutes  for the Directors Meeting on 11 Feb 2014

140120 LCT Directors Meeting Minutes  for the Directors Meeting on 20 Jan 2014

2013

130930 LCT Directors Meeting Minutes

130910 LCT Directors Meeting Minutes

130725 AGM Minutes

130523 LCT Directors Meeting Minutes

130513 LCT Directors Meeting Minutes

130410 LCT Directors Meeting Minutes