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Following a recent E G M of the Iomairt Lochs Group the following people have been elected to serve on the Group
Chairperson Iain Maciver (Laxay)
Vice Chair Kenny Macleod (Leurbost)
Angus Smith (Leurbost) Peter Maclennan (Laxay) Alex Mackintosh (Grimshader)
Iain Macleod (Balallan) Rob Macrae (Leurbost) D J Maclennan (Aridhbhruaich)
Annabel Black (Habost) Ali Mackenzie (Leurbost)
Contact Details for Lochs Iomairt Group:
Iomairt aig an Oir Lochs
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Minutes of all meetings will appear on this page.
Initiative at the Edge-Lochs, Isle of LewisExtraordinary General MeetingLaxay Hall Thursday 7th February 2008
Present: A Macintosh, R Mackenzie, I Macleod (Grimshader), R Macrae, A Smith, A Mackenzie,
A Black, I Maciver, K Macleod, P Maclennan, J Maclennan, Councillor A Macdonald,
Councillor P Maclean, S Maclean (HIE Innse Gall) and K R Mackay.
Apologies: I Macleod (Balallan)
The meeting agreed to appoint Sarah Maclean as Chairperson for the meeting. Previously the group chairperson, G Anderson had intimated his resignation.
S Maclean and K Mackay gave a brief report updating those present on work of previous committee, the opportunities to progress projects with support from the initiative and the likelihood that this initiative would be incorporated as part of HIE’s core strategy in the future. It was stated that the Iomairt steering group had been elected for a set period and if the Initiative in Lochs was to continue a new committee had to be elected.
All agreed that the standing orders under which the group worked needed to be reviewed in order that the group could operate more efficiently. The standing orders were amended as per attached report.
These amendments were proposed and seconded as follows.
Standing order No 2 proposed by K Macleod seconded by A Smith.
Standing order No 8 proposed by R Mackenzie seconded by R Macrae.
Standing order No 12 proposed by K Macleod seconded by R Mackenzie.
Standing order No 16 proposed by A Black seconded by P Maclennan.
Standing Order No 19 proposed by I Maciver seconded by R Macrae.
Standing Order No 25 proposed by A Smith seconded by K Macleod.
Standing Order No 19 proposed by R Mackenzie seconded by I Maciver.
All present agreed that it was essential that the group work effectively to achieve their agreed priorities and to have clear goals for the year ahead. The priority carried forward from the previous group was Land Development and group agreed to move forward on this proposal with as much speed as possible.
A draft of development Plan and review document was circulated and agreed subject to the following amendments.
Add captions to all photos.
Check that all pictures involving children were obtained with relevant consents.
In housing sector add challenges imposed through lack of sewer or water connections.
Add details re local fish farms and shell fish farming.
Add information on two community minibuses.
Add details of Liaison group elected to night.
Election of Office Bearers
Committee was elected as follows:
I Macleod 18 Balallan
Proposed R Mackenzie Seconded A Macintosh
A Black Habost
Proposed I Maciver Seconded A Mackenzie
K Macleod Leurbost
Proposed A Mackenzie Seconded R Macrae
A Smith Leurbost
Proposed K Macleod Seconded R Mackenzie
R Macrae Leurbost
Proposed R Mackenzie Seconded I Macleod
D J Maclennan Aridhbruaich
Proposed K R Mackay Seconded I Maciver
I Maciver Laxay
Proposed R Mackenzie Seconded K R Mackay
P Maclennan Laxay
Proposed I Maciver Seconded D J Maclennan
A Mackenzie Leurbost
Proposed A Black Seconded I Macleod
A Macintosh Grimishader
Proposed I Macleod Seconded R Mackenzie
I Maciver was elected as Chairperson of the group with K Macleod as Vice Chairperson
Members agreed that Erisort Trust continue in their role providing administrative support.
Following circulation of document prepared by S Maclean HIE members agreed to implement the proposals as stated.
It was agreed that members would meet quarterly and that the meetings would be in Laxay hall. Time and date of next meeting to be confirmed.