Common good fund money from three Angus burghs is to be used for improvements to civic amenities.
A £40,000 project to provide new toilets at Forfar Loch, repairs to Brechin City Hall and £30k of work to Arbroath’s old kirk steeple were among 11 applications totalling £345,000 which were nodded through without comment by members of the council’s policy and resources committee when they met in Forfar.
In Brechin, four applications were made by Angus Council to the tune of £120,000.
Angus Council’s infrastructure is to receive £42,000 for window refurbishment of the City Hall.
This is additional funding on top of the base budget of £70,618 previously approved from the Brechin pot.
The local authority is to receive a further £38,000 for the City Hall work, this time for upgrading work to internal lighting, rigging, flooring, boilers and LED lights.
The council will also receive £5,000 for external repair work and repainting of the Town House and Museum, and £35,000 for the installation of vehicle access barriers at the public park.
The Arbroath common good fund is to finance £140,000 worth of projects.
Members agreed £30,000 requested by Angus Council Infrastructure for repairs to the old kirk steeple.
This is an additional funding request on top of a base budget of £37,750 previously approved from the Arbroath fund.
Funding totalling £40,000 is to go to the Arbroath Golf Links Management as a contribution towards the renewal of a sprinkler system at Arbroath Golf Course, made up of a £20,000 funding and a £20,000 loan.
A request for £60,000 from Angus Council’s environmental management, parks and gardens service was approved for the West Links Crazy Golf.
This represents 50% of the total cost of the renewal of the facilities.
The Angus Alive Leisure Trust was successful in its bid for £10,000 funding for the re-development of two cottages at the Signal Tower Museum as part of the spotlight on Arbroath’s Fishing Heritage.
In Forfar, £85,000 is to go to council projects.
Work on the Municipal Buildings totalling £45,000 will be funded from the Forfar common good fund.
This will include widow refurbishment and the installation of secondary glazing.
The sum of £40,000 was agreed for the provision of toilets for public use at a site adjacent to the Rangers’ Centre which will be maintained by Angus Alive staff.