ABERNYTE COMMUNITY COMPANY
SECOND ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Wednesday 26th September 2007.
Present : 13 Members
Chairperson: In the absence of Helen Richardson due to illness, Malcolm McSwan took the Chair.
Apologies were received from Helen Richardson, Pat & Ian Roberts, Ailleen & Gareth Penhale, William Kinnoull, Norma Nicoll, Morag & Stuart Gordon, Stephen & Mairi Hole, Cathy Caudwell.
2 REPORT BY THE CHAIRPERSON
The report issued by Helen in August was summarised by Gordon Nicoll . A number of questions were raised and answered by Gordon and other Directors.
3. ELECTION OF DIRECTORS
Dale Dickinson retired by rotation but was available for re-election. This was proposed by Anne Davies and seconded by Juliet McSwan and unanimously approved .
Gerard McGoldrick had resigned during the year due to pressure of work so there was a vacancy .
Sue Vardy was proposed by Heather Berger and seconded by Barry Caudwell and unanimously approved.
The Chairperson advised that further directors could be co- opted during the year if any member was willing to serve.
4. INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENT
The treasurer, Mark Petrie , presented an interim financial statement to the meeting. He explained that the first annual accounts will be prepared to end June 2008 and that these will be presented for approval to the next AGM (September 2008).
After a few questions and explanations the interim statement was approved.
5. APPOINTMENT OF AUDITOR
The Chairperson explained that it was not essential to have a qualified accountant as auditor , and that it was understood that John Barton , who has considerable business experience, was willing to act. John was on holiday but on the understanding that he was willing the meeting approved his appointment. ( Proposed Juliet McSwan, seconded Norman Alm).
6. OTHER BUSINESS
? Heritage Group AGM- This is fixed for 14th November
? Steading Site- In response to a question , it was understood that there was no definite news.
? Affordable Housing?There was some discussion on the need for affordable housing in the area both to keep up the school numbers and to ensure young people of more modest means can afford to live here.
No easy answer to the problem is available but there was a definite view in the meeting that affordable housing should be encouraged. It was agreed that the Company on behalf of its members should write initially to our P&K Councillors to reflect the views expressed and seek advice from them on how to support affordable housing in the Planning process.
The meeting was formally closed by the Chairperson , he thanked those attending and encouraged all members to bring to any of the Directors, ideas and suggestions for furthering the interests of the community of Abernyte.
Informal discussion over a glass of wine and snacks followed.