The BeCA Management Committee met on Thursday July 10th.
Correspondence had been received from a concerned resident who was walking with his wife and 5 month old grandson and they were approached by a large dog. This made the couple fear for their own safety and that of their 5 month old grandchild. SC Council By-Laws indicate all dogs in public places should be on a leash. The incident occurred near the new Blue Park at Bells Reach during the mid year school holidays. The park was full of happy families enjoying the sunshine and the park’s facilities.
Some BeCA Management Committee members reported on various recent incidents with dogs including unleashed dogs at Canavan Gracie Recreational Park.
BeCA will place a Sunshine Council By Laws “Fact Sheet” regarding dogs in public on the Public Notice Board and will feature the issue in the upcoming “Connector” newsletter.
As the new ‘financial year” gets into full swing BeCA has revamped its Advertising Rates Schedule to better reflect the access the newsletter has into 1400 Bellvista/Bells Reach homes. The revised scheme will come into effect with the August Newsletter. BeCA has had more interest for spaces than the number of spots available. Hopefully this will insulate the Association from future unforeseen circumstances regarding the newsletter’s production.
Councillor Baberowski was unable to attend the meeting but forwarded a written report.
His report remarked on the closeness of negotiations between Council, State Government and the relevant land holder working together to deliver a resolution.
Upgrading Bellvista Blvd:
The project coordinator is hopeful that “traffic delaying” works will be completed by the end of this week (Fri July 11th). Unfortunately some drivers experienced longer than expected delays this week (particularly Wednesday) due to the nature of the stabilisation works and the equipment being used. At the last minute, due to in-situ material variances it was necessary to change the stabilisation medium from bitumen to cement which resulted in the additional delays.
The New Community Meeting Place:
The current building renovations being undertaken by Stockland, and including the additional extras regarding the toilets which are being funded through Councillor Baberowski need to be completed to the agreed specification of the Council.
BeCA thanks Cr Baberowski for supplying these updates
One of the BeCA Management Committee Members is involved with the creation of smart phone apps. Following a presentation at the July BeCA Management Committee meeting, BeCA will further investigate having a smart phone app created and available for download at no cost to residents. This would be a marvelous way for us to reach out to more residents and provide updates on incidents around the estate and new additions to the website or our Facebook page.
It would also be an excellent way for many local businesses to promote themselves and to alert local residents to ‘special deals’ or happenings.
A BeCA Sub-Committee will meet again in early August to further discuss the promotion. This would further ensure that the app could be produced at no cost to BeCA.