Glenorie Progress As­so­ci­a­tion

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - Community News - by Di Coxon-El­lis, Pres­i­dent

Apolo­gies for no meet­ing in Septem­ber but I was on a trip to Cairns and un­for­tu­nately our VP was taken to hos­pi­tal on the day. We hope to see you all at our Oc­to­ber meet­ing on Tues­day 9th Oc­to­ber at 7:45pm at the RSL Club.

I am very pleased to ad­vise that we now have a Tech­nol­ogy Of­fi­cer. We all know the im­por­tance of a vi­tal web­site and Firoz (Graphic, Print & Web De­signer) is work­ing on set­ting up the cor­rect pro­ce­dure to join the As­so­ci­a­tion on­line. He has set up the Ap­ply on­line but­ton and the ap­pli­ca­tion form can be filled out. Then when the ap­pli­cant is ap­proved by the Com­mit­tee, an in­voice can be sent for the mem­ber­ship fee to be paid on­line or oth­er­wise. Firoz, like the rest of us, is do­ing this vol­un­tar­ily so thank you Firoz. On a sim­i­lar note, don’t for­get to sup­port our vol­un­teers with busi­nesses like Adel­phi Print­ing, Hills Ac­count­ing So­lu­tions and of course the Glenorie RSL for their con­tri­bu­tion to our as­so­ci­a­tion.

We are still look­ing for two im­por­tant peo­ple to as­sist us in our work – a Sec­re­tary and a Pub­lic In­for­ma­tion Of­fi­cer, the lat­ter par­tic­u­larly to as­sist in the or­gan­i­sa­tion of Pub­lic In­for­ma­tion evenings. Other hard work­ers are

• Plan­ning SC. Adrian Howie is proac­tive in lead­ing this group and we have held pos­i­tive meet­ings with both Coun­cils.

• En­vi­ron­ment Com­mit­tee - Pat Schwartz leads this com­mit­tee and it ac­tive in plan­ning a series of life­style work­shops to be run at Glenorie Hall, start­ing with the Fire Aware­ness work­shop planned to be held on 8 Oc­to­ber. Both Hornsby and The Hills RFS brigades are to be in­cluded in the work­shop. Hornsby Coun­cil will hire us the Hall at no cost and will cover in­sur­ance. Hope to see you all there for vi­tal ad­vice to Get Ready for the Bush­fire Sea­son.

• Glenorie Hall Com­mit­tee has met again with Deputy Mayor Michael Hutchence in at­ten­dance to dis­cuss the on­go­ing man­age­ment of the Hall and the cur­rent plan to con­duct work­shops. A draft Busi­ness Plan has been cir­cu­lated to the Hall Com­mit­tee and they are work­ing on its com­ple­tion. Then the work will start on get­ting quotes and adding fig­ures to match the ideas mooted.

Other mat­ters ad­dressed dur­ing the month of Au­gust:

A re­sponse was sent to Hornsby Coun­cil and Deputy Mayor Michael Hutchence re the draw­ings for the beau­ti­fi­ca­tion for the gar­dens around the bus bay at Glenorie with all the in­put from mem­bers and sur­round­ing res­i­dents:

We con­grat­u­lated the Coun­cil's Waste De­part­ment and re­quested that they con­tinue with the beau­ti­fi­ca­tion of the Glenorie area and in­stall the gar­dens as dis­played on the plans, but with the fol­low­ing con­sid­er­a­tions:

• En­sure that the plant­ings at the cor­ner of Cairnes Road are of only low ground cov­ers so as to not in­hibit the line of sight of mo­torists ex­it­ing Cairnes Road

• En­sure that the logs sur­round­ing the gar­dens will be an­chored so they will not be able to be moved (as they have been since the ini­tial works)

• En­sure that the logs sur­round­ing the gar­dens are ter­mite proofed

• Check other trees in the gar­den for ter­mite ac­tiv­ity and spray if needed

• Re­move the branches over­hang­ing the bus bay area for the safety of com­muters and

• Re­move any dan­ger­ous trees for the above rea­sons.

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