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Perth Common Good Fund Committee - 2 October 2013

A Meeting of the Perth Common Good Fund Committee will be held in the Council Chambers, Fourth Floor, Council Building, 2 High Street, Perth on Wednesday 2 October 2013 at 11.00am.

If you have any queries please contact Yvonne Oliver on (01738) 475125 or Christina Flynn on (01738) 475450.

Those attending the meeting are requested to ensure that all mobile phones and other communication devices are switched off.

Members

Councillors J Coburn (Convener), B Band, P Barrett, D Doogan, J Flynn, C Gillies, A Grant, E Maclachlan, A MacLellan, I Miller, A Munro, A Stewart, H Stewart and W Wilson

Agenda

1.    Welcome and Apologies

2.    Declarations of Interest

3.    Minute of Meeting of 26 June 2013 for approval and signature

4.    Wayleave Application

An urgent item of business arose during the Council's summer recess, in relation to a request from BT Openreach for a Wayleave Application at Jeanfield Park, Perth (Common Good Land).

BT Openreach had requested to install a cabinet and 6 metres of underground duct and associated cable in ground at the Jeanfield Road entrance to Jeanfield Park.  Their proposals were in connection with the installation of the new superfast broadband service in Perth.  Although BT proposed to locate the cabinet on the public footpath, Council officers considered that this would present an obstacle to pedestrians and would prefer that BT locate the cabinet within the entrance to the Park.

Councillor Coburn, as Convener of the Perth Common Good Fund Committee, visited the Jeanfield Road entrance to Jeanfield Park with Council officers and agreed that siting the cabinet at the entrance to the Park, and therefore on common good land, was a better option than locating it on the pavement.  Due to the urgent nature of the business, the Convener, in consultation with Councillor Miller as Convener of Strategic Policy and Resources Committee, agreed to authorise the Wayleave Agreement with the matter being reported retrospectively to the Perth Common Good Fund Committee on 2 October 2013 for homologation.

5.    icon Applications for Financial Assistance [296Kb] - Report by Depute Director (Environment) (copy herewith 13/467) (Pages 5-14)

6.    icon 2013/14 Financial Statement [294Kb] - Joint report by Head of Finance and Executive Director (Environment) (copy herewith 13/468) (Pages 15-20)

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE PUBLIC AND PRESS SHOULD BE EXCLUDED DURING CONSIDERATION OF THE FOLLOWING ITEM IN ORDER TO AVOID THE DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION WHICH IS EXEMPT IN TERMS OF SCHEDULE 7A TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT (SCOTLAND) ACT 1973

P1.    Moncreiffe Island Perth - Improvements - Report by Depute Director (Environment) (13/469)