Agendas, reports and minutes

Caithness Committee

Date: Thursday, 22 October 2020

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A meeting of the Caithness Committee will take place remotely on Thursday 22 October 2020 at 10.00am.
You are invited to attend the meeting and a note of the business to be considered is attached.
Yours faithfully
Stewart Fraser
Head of Corporate Governance 
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. Minutes                                                                                                    
There are circulated for noting Minutes of the Caithness Committee held on 19 February 2020 and 6 July 2020, which were approved by the Council on 12 March 2020 and 30 July 2020 respectively. 
4. Matters Arising – Action Tracker                                                       
Gnothaichean Ag Èirigh
5. Notices of Motion
Brathan Gluasaid  
The following Notice of Motion has been received by the Head of Corporate Governance – 
(i) Caithness Area Committee recognises the fundamental strategic importance of Wick John O’Groats Airport to the economy of the region, and the energy, business and tourism sectors in particular. Caithness members confirm their full support for the Public Service Obligation and their commitment to working with stakeholders and partners to deliver this as a matter of urgency. Caithness Area Committee further calls on Highland Council to identify financial support to secure the onward sustainability of the Airport.
Signed:    Mrs N Sinclair      Mr S Mackie
6. Scottish Fire and Rescue Local Performance Report                                            
Aithisg Dèanadais Sgìreil Seirbheis Smàlaidh is Teasairginn na h-Alba      
There is circulated Report No CC/07/20 dated 9 October 2020 by the Local Senior Officer for Highland. 
The Committee is invited to comment on and scrutinise the attached Area Performance Report. 
7. SIMEC Atlantis – Presentation
SIMEC Atlantis – Taisbeanadh
Mr Sean Parsons from Simec Atlantis will give a presentation on this item.
8. Covid-19 Response Update: Caithness Voluntary Group/Caithness Community Partnership 
Fios às Ùr mu Fhreagairt Covid-19: Buidheann Saor-thoileach Ghallaibh
Mr Allan Tait, Caithness Voluntary Group will give an update on this item and Mr   Eann Sinclair and Mr Martin Thomsen, both Highlands and Islands Enterprise, will give an update on the Caithness Community Partnership (CCP) to consider how the CCP can work much closer with the Caithness Committee going forward.
9. Thurso Associated School Group Overview                                                                                
Sealladh Coitcheann air Buidheann Sgoiltean Co-cheangailte Inbhir Theòrsa
There is circulated Report No CC/08/20 dated 6 October 2020 by the Executive Chief Officer Education and Learning.
The Committee is invited to scrutinise and note the content of the report.
10. Caithness Housing Revenue Account Capital Programme 2021-2022 
Prògram Calpa Cunntas Teachd-a-steach Taigheadais Ghallaibh 2021-2022                                                                                                       
There is circulated Report No CC/09/20 dated 7 October 2020 by the Executive Chief Officer Housing and Property
The Committee is invited to:-
i. note the allocation of resources to Caithness Area as set out in section 5.7 of the report;
ii. note the guideline investment priorities as set out in sections 5.2 and 5.3 of the report; 
iii. agree the proposed one-year HRA Capital Programme for Caithness 2021-22 as set out in Appendix 1;
iv. note the position relating to the current year HRA Capital Programme; and
v. note that updates on the Housing Revenue Account Capital Programme will continue to be provided through ward briefings and at future Local Committees as requested by local Members, in addition to reporting to Housing and Property Committee.  
11. Housing Performance Report – 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2020          
Aithisg Coileanaidh Taigheadais – 1 Giblean 2020 gu 30 An t-Og Mhios  2020
There is circulated Report No CC/10/20 dated 8 October 2020 by the Executive Chief Officer Housing and Property.
The Committee is invited to scrutinise the information provided on housing performance in the period 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2020.
12. Wick Common Good Fund – Asset Register                                     
Maoin Math Coitcheann Inbhir Ùige – Clàr So-mhaoin
There is circulated Report No CC/11/20 dated 12 October 2020 by the Executive Chief Officer Communities and Place and Executive Chief Officer Resources and Finance.
The Committee is invited to:-
i. note the contents of the list of property proposed to be included in the Common Good Asset Register for Wick (Appendix 1); and
ii. agree the commencement of the public consultation on the list of proposed property in accordance with the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015.