The ‘flu’, family needs and travel meant that The Management Committee was unable have a required quorum at its’ May Meeting. However this did not stop some reports being completed and interim decisions being made.
BeCA will go ahead with obtaining Public Liability and Volunteer Insurance for the next 12 months. Changes in the way all Local Governments now arrange their level of public liability has now put the onus on the hirer or user of a Council owned facility to supply the appropriate indemnity cover. This has become the policy for all Councils in South East Queensland.
Cr Baberowski reported that the mini trampolines in the park in Violet Street in Bells Reach have been repaired (photo above). Cr Baberowski will meet onsite with BeCA to inspect a proposal to connect the new pathway between Baringa and Koala Court with pathways in Bellvista near Crater St.
Cr Baberowski expressed his satisfaction with the way the recent Aerodrome Forum Meeting had progressed and was confident that there could be a win win situation for Council, Caloundra Aerodrome Management, the owners of leases and the Local Communities.
Following on from concerns raised by some residents and the recent serious bushfire event in our area, BeCA sought clarification of any danger from future bushfires in relation to the neighbouring Jill Chamberlain Bush Reserve on Bellvista’s northern boundary. Cr Baberowski arranged for a phone discussion with Council’s Guy Morgan from SCC Environmental Operations, Natural Areas whose role it is to determine bushfire risks to local communities. Guy agreed to attend a this BeCA Management Committee Meeting and discuss the issue.
He believes the major risk from a future bushfire would be to the top of Jill Chamberlain Reserve as fire always heads uphill rather than along the northern Bellvista fenceline. His group’s role is to mitigate fire risk and with this in mind it has been decided that there would be an upgrade to care of the area separating the estate and Jill Chamberlain Reserve. Work will be carried out every 6 months. Rather than a slashed 3 metre section along this area, this would be extended to 5 metres where possible.
There would also be an increase in the width of the mowed strip along the fenceline. Where necessary, and within budget limitations, brush cutting would occur around trees and other areas in need.
Many home owners along this boundary carry out their own maintenance along the fenceline, while others do not. Guy was meant to be accompanied to the meeting by a colleague but unfortunately his workmate had the flu and was unable to attend.
In general discussion it was reported that the approval to paint the raised kerb between the veloway and the footpath around the Baringa school area was near to being done. That area of Baringa has been handed to Council and Stockland was in the midst of arranging the work to be done but was awaiting Council’s approval.