Meeting opened 7.00pm
Apologies Marie Zuvich, Dan Lloyd-Jones, Catriona Kennedy.
An amendment to the previous meeting minutes was accepted to record that Marie Zuvich had been granted life membership of the association.
The chairman welcomed – Geoff Miller (Eurobodalla Shire Council), Kelwyn White (NSW Fire Service) and Shirley Dix (New Member)
The treasurer reported that the BMPCA made $495 from the sandcastle competition . It now had $16,583 in the pathway account and $4,632 in the general account
Geoff Miller from ESC provided an council update on various items of interest (see separate post and attachments):
Matters raised by members included the possibility of installing a bus shelter on the west side of Grant street, completion of landscaping and disabled access at the North Broulee toilet block (Ross to complete a sketch plan), control of coastal wattle on the windsock track to reduce root damage to the surface, removal of asparagus fern at Captain Oldrey Park. Confirmation by council of most of these items can be found here
It was noted that the next shared pathway priority would be from the intersection of Beach Road and Annetts Parade to Surfside Avenue. Council is seeking feedback on the draft Grant St plan
The meeting noted that a local group had been formed to oppose the opening up of Caitlin Crescent as a 24 hour access road for St Peters College.
Ross Hayward is holding 60 pavers but it was noted that the existing placement of pavers was not in a high visibility spot and at risk of damage if the adjacent block of land was developed. Ross and Greg Miller would consider a preferred placement plan.
Kelwyn White reported on fire planning for Broulee and Mossy point and attendance at public meetings. Plans will soon be finalized. She will write to Crown Lands to see whether a special permit is required and/or available for landholders adjacent to Candlagan Creek to undertake fire management on Crown land.
It was noted that the Bay to Breakers swim was on 9 March and that BMPCA Volunteers were needed to help with registration, finish timing etc. Please contact Lynn Bain (44716371) if you can assist. (Derek, Fran, Elaine and John offered at the meeting, we will need more). Batemans Bay Sailing Club would loan buoys again.
Congratulations were recorded for the participants in the George Bass Classic Surf Boat Race and the organizers and participants of the surf record attempt for the Guinness Book of Records.
A motion to write to Warren Sharpe congratulating him on his OAM was carried by acclamation.
The next meeting was set for Thursday 15 May
The meeting closed at about 2030
- Ross Hayward
- Andrew Bain
- Lynn Bain
- June Carter
- Elaine Anderson
- John Anderson
- Derek and Fran Anderson
- Kelwyn White (NSW Rural Fire Service)
- Greg Miller (Eurobodalla Shire Council)
- Shirley Dix
- Richard Fisher
- Tim Clare
- Jennifer Brewster
- Peter Dunn
- Moira Castle
- Mike Castle
- Anthony Knobel
- Geoff Wells
- Wendy Dunn
- Lindsay Boyton