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Community Association Committee
Minutes of meeting - 6th March, 2002 at 7.30pm
Apologies for Absence
Acceptance of Previous Minutes
The Treasurer then reported that he had contacted BT regarding the Centre's telephone and he had discovered that they had disconnected the alarm line as well as the old payphone line. He had naturally been very angry with BT about this and had contacted OFTEL regarding compensation and was pursuing a claim for £25 per day for lose of use. If he was successful we were due over £500 in compensation.
The purchasing of a bouncy castle from Cartsdyke Resource Centre was then discussed. A figure of around £300 had been agreed for this, and possibly the same amount again to have the item serviced. The Committee felt that the money would be quickly repaid by the amount of lets from the many parties that would use it. Both the Treasurer and the Secretary had reservations about the suitability of the castle in the hall because of its height. It was agreed to try it out, in the hall on Monday evening when the youth club was on.
Finlay brought up the subject of the new tables, the Committee discussed this at length and all agreed the situation had to be resolved as soon as possible.
The ongoing saga about the signing of the lease was discussed, the Treasurer mentioned that Caroline was trying to resolve this matter through her family lawyer.
Secretary's Report - Maintenance
An E-mail had been received from the band who would be playing at the family ceilidh on the Gala Day they are called 'The Midges' and were confirming the booking. They asked to be paid cash on the night - £330.
After his discussion with the headmistress of the school the Secretary gave the Committee a brief up date on the proposed astroturf development for the football park at the school.
Liz Canning raised the question of cleaning materials, she also said new brushes were also needed. Liz agreed to get the items that were needed.
The cleaning of the Centre was then discussed, it was noted that on one or two occasions the hall had to be brushed out before a let. George agreed to talk to the nursery cleaner. The meeting then discussed various jobs that required attention, namely - painting the toilets etc., after consideration it was agreed that the best time for this would be when the nursery was not using the premises, like during a holiday period.
Easter Fun Day
Finlay also reported on the proposed upgrading of the local wooded area in the village. Stating a Conservation group were intending to spend a considerable amount on fencing and making proper pathways in the area. A general discussion followed on this subject. The Committee in general agreed it was a worthwhile project.
Date of Next Meeting
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