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Minutes of Ordinary Meeting 4 August 2014

Meeting Opened: 7.34pm

ATTENDANCE:

Jocelyn Fox
Anne Simpson
Leith Davis
Coral Rankin
Ken Rankin
Ross Earby
Kaye Hilaire
Janis F Natt
Bill Wellman
Clr Patricia White
Daphne Windley
Phillip Windley

APOLOGIES:

Murray Fox
Brett Simpson
Garry Druett
Cheryl Druett
Ann Kirrage

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES:

Minutes of the July meeting were read and confirmed.

Moved: Kaye Hilaire Seconded: Ken Rankin

Business Arising from Minutes: carried through to reports and general business.

TREASURER’S REPORT:

Opening Balance 01 July 2014                                                $8,016.42
Income                                                                                           $1,645.00
Expenses                                                                                            $591.85
Closing Balance 28 July 2014                                                  $9,069.57

Moved to accept Treasurer’s report Kaye Hilaire Seconded: Ken Rankin

CORRESPONDENCE:

Emails:
In:
– from Shoalhaven Shire Council, advising that the draft South Coast Regional Sea Level Rise Policy and Planning Framework report would be on exhibition from 5 August to 12 September.

Letters:
In:
– From Infrastructure Manager, Shoalhaven Shire Council, confirming that the Council strongly supports the Association’s application for grant funding for the community pathway project.
– Tomerong Public School P&C re Ethics Classes, enclosing a request for volunteers, and requesting that the meeting discuss.

Out:
– To Australian Electoral Commission, Wollongong, requesting that the hall be considered for a polling booth site for the State Government election in March 2015.

Moved to accept correspondence report: Jan Natt Seconded:Ross Earby

REPORTS:

Woodchop

Ross Earby reported that things were still progressing very well.
– Ross showed a poster that has been produced for advertising.
– Ray Stein is working on woodchips for prizes.
– The Committee is advertising for volunteers to assist on the day, and to help out in the canteen with tea/coffee, cakes etc, car parking control, keeping the arena clear etc.
– Ross was planning to meet with Kim Phillips and Chris Firth of PowerFM on the following Thursday to progress plans for broadcasting on the day.
– He showed a sample cap that will be sold on the day for $15. Ross has ordered 30. The meeting was very enthusiastic about the caps, and it was decided that the order should be increased to 50.
– M J Fox etc will be providing a bobcat and truck for the day.
– There will be a working bee on 31 August.
– The Brooks family have given permission to use their paddock for parking, and all general public parking will be provided on that paddock; there will be no public driveway access. Queries were raised about northbound vehicles turning into the paddock, and it was suggested that RMS be consulted. The meeting asked the expo committee to follow this up.

Pathway:

Garry Druett was not present, but in his absence Jan Natt discussed the application for grant which has been submitted to NSW Community Building Partnership. $47,067 was applied for, the total cost as calculated by Garry Druett. Any decision on the grant will not be announced until mid to late November, and work cannot commence until the announcement.

GENERAL BUSINESS:

– Jan Natt advised that there is an $840 balance remaining of a volunteers’ grant. Jan has obtained a quote for heating the hall with ‘Nobo’ heaters. Bill Wellman mentioned infrared heaters that have been installed in the new chapel at Albatross, and Jan was asked to follow this up also. After discussion it was decided that Jan would look into all options.
– Kaye Hilaire suggested that the Progress Association could raise funds for the pathway by running a 100 Club. Discussion ensued.
– The Chair welcomed Councillor Patricia White to the meeting. She advised that the draft DCP has been released for comment, and has to be with State Government by October. It is on public exhibition with 40 days to make submissions. Clr White suggested that we ask Garry Druett to have a look at the Wandandian section and advise the Association if we should make a submission. She advised that Council has written a new tree preservation area, with a different treatment of trees in creeks.
– Bill Wellman raised issues that he has found with the LEP treatment of Wandandian village; the State government changed the draft LEP and removed manufacturing as an approved activity within the village.
– Kaye Hilaire mentioned that the old time dancers left the urn on overnight. Jan will remind them to be more careful.
– Jan advised that there will be a wedding in the hall on 29/30 August.
– The keyboxes have been installed.

HALL CLEANING FOR AUGUST:
Kaye Hilaire
HALL BOOKINGS:

5/8 Progress Association meeting
7, 12,14,21,26, 28/8: Square Dancers 7pm
7, 14, 21, 28/8: Illawarra Dementia Group 10am – 1pm
29, 30/8: Renee Cooper, Wedding
31/8: Old Time Dancing

Meeting Closed 9.06pm

NEXT MEETING: 7.30pm 2 September 2014


Minutes of Ordinary Meeting 1 July 2014 1

Meeting Opened: 7.34pm

The Chair welcomed Councillor Patricia White to the meeting. The Mayor, Jo Gash, sent her apologies.

ATTENDANCE:
Kaye Hilaire
Jocelyn Fox
Shayne Iversen
Brett Simpson
Ken Rankin
Cheryl Druett
Garry Druett
Matt Thompson
Ross Earby
Janis F Natt
Leith Davis

APOLOGIES:
Murray Fox
Ann Kirrage
Anne Simpson
Carol Rankin
Ian Henderson

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES:

Minutes of the May meeting were read and confirmed.

Moved: Matt Thompson Seconded: Ross Earby
Business Arising from Minutes:

Matt Thompson undertook to hose the windows as soon as possible.

TREASURER’S REPORT:

Opening Balance 31 May 2014                                                      $6435.20
Income                                                                                               $1781.22
Expenses                                                                                           $ 200.00
Closing Balance 31 May 2014                                                        $8016.42

Moved to accept Treasurer’s report: Matt Thompson Seconded: Ken Rankin

CORRESPONDENCE:

In:
Emails

  • Jessica Rippon with arrangements for Councillors’ visit to Wandandian
  • various Shoalhaven City Council press releases

Letters

Out:
– Letter to Federal member, Ann Sudmalis, nominating Wandandian as priority for a mobile tower.
– Letter to Ms Sandi Oconnor, advising that the association had decided to discontinue the markets.
Moved to accept correspondence report: Ross Earby Seconded: Matt Thompson

REPORTS:

Pathway

Garry Druett reported on the visit by Shoalhaven City Council councillors and officials, who looked over grounds and hall, and were very impressed. Garry presented a plan of the proposed pathway. He has since received a letter from Council notifying that $7000 is available for the pathway in this financial year.
Other avenues for funding include grants available from Shelley Hancock. Garry seeking ideas for community fundraising. Jocelyn Fox suggested Cadbury’s chocolates fundraising.
Kaye Hilaire suggested that we work on fund raising at the woodchop to maximise the funds available for the pathway.
The plan prepared by Garry with drawings, specifications and lists of requirements will be placed on the Wandandian web site.

Woodchop

Ross Earby reported on the June meeting of the Woodchop committee.
The event has been named the Wandandian Woodchop Community Expo.
Ambulance Rescue are proposing a mock motor vehicle rescue on the day. There will be an hour break in the woodchop while the mock rescue is taking place.
Other events being planned include tug of war, pony rides, egg catching, gumboot throw etc etc.
Kim Phillips Power FM and 2ST cannot do an outside broadcast from the wood chop due to resource constraints but will do a remote broadcast from the studio.
Next meeting of the wood chop committee Wednesday 30 July.

GENERAL BUSINESS:

  • Keys: The Post Office is no longer keeping the keys for the hall and tennis court. New arrangements need to be made. Two options are
    1. Coded key storage box, or
    2. Shell Wandandian

Meeting agreed that key storage box would be an excellent solution, but would need two, one for the hall and one for the tennis court. Ross Earby offered to install them.
The meeting unanimously supported this arrangement.

  • The outside men’s toilet was blocked last week.
  • Jan Natt spoke at length with the manager at Australia Post. Jocelyn Fox also made a personal complaint to Australia Post.
  • Kaye noted that the disabled toilet door is not shutting. Movement in the floor. Michael James was the builder. Jan will call him and ask him to inspect the problems. She will report back to the next meeting and if need be, the association will consult another builder.
  • Kladis tavern – it may be opening in September.

HALL CLEANING FOR JULY:

Kaye Hilaire

HALL BOOKINGS:

3rd,8th,10th,17th,22nd,24th,31st, Square Dancers 7pm
10th, 17th,24th,31st – Illawarra Dementia Group 10am to 1pm
19th Dinner Dance to be confirmed
27th Old Time Dancing
Meeting Closed 8.43 pm
NEXT MEETING: 7.30pm 5 August 2014


Minutes of Ordinary Meeting 3 June 2014

Meeting Opened: 7.34pm

ATTENDANCE:
Matt Thompson Kaye Hilaire
Ross Earby Janis Natt
Coral Rankin Ken Rankin
Ann Kirrage Anne Simpson
Leith Davis Clr Mark Kitchener
Garry Druett


APOLOGIES:

Brett Simpson

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES:

Minutes of the May meeting were read and confirmed.

Moved: Jan Natt Seconded: Matt Thompson

Business Arising from Minutes: No

TREASURER’S REPORT:
Opening Balance 01 May 2014                                      $6435.20
Income                                                                                  $1781.22
Expenses                                                                               $200.00
Closing Balance 31 May 2014                                        $8016.42

Moved to accept Treasurer’s report: Jan Natt Seconded: Matt Thompson

CORRESPONDENCE:

In:

SCC Media Releases
– Mobile Library to undertake temporary pit stop
– CCTV camera locations
– Traffic control training
– asphalt resurfacing Nowra CBD and Bomaderry
– road rehabilitation works on The Wool Road, St Georges Basin and Braidwood Road mid-May
– offshore artificial reef at Shoalhaven Heads

Emails
– from Vincentia Ratepayers and Residents Association providing copy of request to Woolworths to hold a Public Information Meeting to inform the public about plans for the shopping centre at the Jervis Bay Road crossroads.
– from Indigenous Health, with invitation to Cairns 2 World Indigenous Health Conference 8-10 December 2014
– Jessica Rippon, Shoalhaven City Council, advising of her commencement as Team Leader Community Engagement

Letters
– from Shoalhaven City Council, advising that Council unable to accede to request for village entrance signs.
– from Shoalhaven City Council, requesting that we update our contact details following the Annual General Meeting.

Out:
– tabled at meeting by Garry Druett, a letter from him to the General Manager, Shoalhaven City Council, seeking support and assistance from the Council for the proposed pathway on Wandean Road.

REPORTS:

Ross Earby reported on the May meeting of the Woodchop committee.
A program of 8 events has been decided.
A new sponsors’ board will be displayed.
Gill Mathie has offered to set up a large stall on the day, but has requested in return no competition.
St Georges Basin IGA and Super IGA will be happy to support on the day. The wood chop committee are hopeful that all the food and meat will be covered.
Wandandian Shell will do something on the day.
Waiting for a response from Kladis
Every event is covered with sponsorship, and there are block sponsors for every event.
It has been decided that this year instead of the traditional ribbons, prizewinners will be presented with wood chips with plaque attached, as suggested by the Windleys. Ray Stein will provide the woodchips.

The President welcomed Councillor Mark Kitchener to meeting

Garry Druett reported on progress with the Wandean pathway.
A Wandandian Progress Community works group has been formed, with Garry as the Coordinator.
The manager of SCC Assets and Management, Michael Strachan has suggested compacted gravel rather than concrete for the pathway. This option should attract a budget from council for materials. Garry is to survey the project site, do a plan and estimate of costing, and seek funding in June from Council budget.
Gary will maintain the file for the project. At the end of the project the file will be given to the Progress Association. In the meantime he will email progress reports to Anne to place on the website.

GENERAL BUSINESS:

– Garry noted that safety inductions for volunteers on the pathway will be provided by Council.
– Jan Natt advised the meeting that she has been in contact with the south coast network manager of Australia Post with regard to concerns the Association has with the current post office arrangements. She asked if she should continue to discuss this matter with Australia Post on behalf of the Association.
– Moved that Jan continue liaison with network manager by Matt Thompson, seconded by Ken Rankin. Carried.
– Concurrently, the meeting was advised that Ross Earby is negotiating with Australia Post to take over the post office, which would be situated in his Wandandian office.

– Councillor Mark Kitchener would like to make himself available for community consultation in the village and sought advice from the meeting on where he should locate himself.
– Matt Thompson recommended the Blue Dog cafe around lunchtime. Other suggestions were the Shell service station, or the Gilellen rural store. The consensus of the meeting was in front of the Blue Dog.

– Kaye Hilaire asked the meeting to consider whether we should keep the markets going, given the current lack of patronage.
– After discussion Kaye Hilaire moved that Ms O’Connor be advised that the Progress Association has resolved that markets be cancelled effective immediately, due to lack of patronage. Seconded by Jan. Carried.
– Kaye Hilaire was to advise Ms. O’Connor on the following day, with a letter from the Progress Association to follow.

– Kaye Hilaire raised the issue of repairs to the window in the kitchen. It was decided that Kaye would contact and remind the person responsible.

– Kaye Hilaire and Ann Kirrage asked for assistance with cleaning the outside of the hall windows. Matt Thompson volunteered to hose them clean within a week.

– Gary Druett questioned whether the Association would be holding a function in July? Jan had reserved 19 July as a tentative date, but it has not been discussed up till now and the general consensus was that it was too late to organise now.
– Ann Kirrage suggested that the Association discuss at the next meeting what we might like for later in the year. Possibilities raised included to join in with the woodchop, or have a Christmas function. It was agreed that we will discuss at the June meeting.

HALL CLEANING FOR JUNE:

Kaye Hilaire

HALL BOOKINGS:
5, 10, 12, 19 24, 26 June: Square Dancers
17 June: SCC Desiree Rigoni 5pm – 8pm
29 June: Old Time Dancers

Meeting Closed: 8.55

NEXT MEETING: 7.30pm 1 July 2014