Agendas, reports and minutes

Nairnshire Committee

Date: Monday, 20 February 2017

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A meeting of the Nairnshire Committee will take place in the Chamber, The Courthouse, High Street, Nairn on Monday, 20 February 2017 at 10.30 am.

You are invited to attend the meeting and a note of the business to be considered is attached.

Yours faithfully

Michelle Morris
Depute Chief Executive/
Director of Corporate Development


1. Apologies for Absence

2. Declarations of Interest
Foillseachaidhean Com-pàirt

Members are asked to consider whether they have an interest to declare in relation to any item on the agenda for this meeting.  Any Member making a declaration of interest should indicate whether it is a financial or non-financial interest and include some information on the nature of the interest.  Advice may be sought from Officers prior to the meeting taking place.

3. Inverness and Highland City-Region Deal
Cùmhnant Baile-Roinne Inbhir Nis agus na Gàidhealtachd

A presentation will be given by Mr John Robertson, Programme Manager on the Inverness and Highland City-Region Deal.

4. Nairn Harbour Development Strategy
Leasachadh Caladh Inbhir Narann

An overview will be given on proposals for the Nairn Harbour Development Strategy by Mr Matthew Hilton of the Nairn Harbour Working Group.

5. Police Scotland – Area Performance Summary
Poileas Alba – Geàrr-chunntas Dèanadais Sgìreil

There is circulated Report No N/1/17 by the South Highland Area Commander for Police which provides a local summary update on progress with reference to the local priorities within the Highland 2014-2017 Policing Plan.

The Committee is invited to scrutinise and discuss the progress report in relation to the four priorities – Road Safety, Drug Dealing and Misuse, Antisocial Behaviour and Dishonesty.

6. Nairn River Fishings
Iasgach Abhainn Narann

There is circulated Report No N/2/17 dated 10 February 2017 by the Head of Corporate Governance and the Inverness City Manager which provides Members with an update on the outcome, to date, of the investigation undertaken into the both the ownership and legal status of the River Nairn fishings. The report also invites Members to consider a petition seeking the establishment of a wildlife haven on the lower stretches of the River Nairn

The Committee is asked to note the progress to date on researching the history of the fishings and agree:-

i. that the Crown, as ultimus heares, be approached to grant title to the estuarial fishings;
ii. that an external Opinion be obtained from Professor Rennie; and
iii. not to uphold the request set out within the petition to establish a wildlife haven on the River Nairn.

7.Nairn Common Good Fund - Budget Setting for 2017/18 and Quarter 3 Monitoring Report
Maoin Math Coitcheann Inbhir Narann - Aithisg Sgrùdaidh Cairteil 3 agus Suidheachadh Buidseit

There is circulated joint report No N/3/17 dated 10 February 2017 by the Director of Finance and Inverness City Manager which invites Members to set the revenue budget for the Nairn Common Good Fund (NCGF) for the financial year 2017/18 and presents the position of the NCGF as shown in the Quarter 3 Monitoring Statement.

The Committee is invited to:-

i. note the position of the Nairn Common Good Fund as shown in the Quarter 3 Revenue Monitoring Statement against Budget;
ii. agree the Nairn Common Good Fund budget for 2017/18 detailed within the report; and
iii. agree that update reports continue to be brought before Area Committee.

8. Housing Performance Report – 1 April 2016 to 31 December 2016
Aithisg Dèanadais Taigheadais – 1 Giblean 2016 gu 31 Dùbhlachd 2016

There is circulated Report No N/4/17 dated 10 February 2017 by the Director of Community Services which provides information on how the Housing Section performed in relation to Scottish Social Housing Charter and other performance indicators up to 31 December 2016.

The Committee is invited to scrutinise the information provided on housing performance in the period 1 April to 31 December 2016.

9. Minutes of Previous Meeting

There are circulated for noting Minutes of Meeting of the Nairnshire Committee held on 7 December 2016, which were approved by the Council on 14 December 2016.