Location: The Woolshed, Stratton St, Normandale, Lower Hutt, 7: 30 pm
Tyrone McGrath, Marco Renall, Matt Clarke, Craig McGinnity, Paul Scoble, Angus Cotton, Jeremy Paterson & Wayne Boness – (GWRC Rangers), Rob Lancaster.
Apologies; Ron Harfield, Karl Laurence
Minutes of last Meeting Read by Paul, Moved Craig and Seconded by Marco they are accepted as correct – carried.
|Finances Last meeting balance||$6,132.49|
|Less Presented Cheques:|
|This meeting closing Balance||$6,308.53|
|Cheques written: “Not yet presented”|
|Angus – Meetings Refreshments||-$45.99|
Treasure (Angus) moved: Single authorization allowed for treasure to access online internet banking and allow authorization for ease of payments online etc. All present were in favour of this providing bank statements are made available at meetings. Motion was carried and required form was completed.
Required Actions from previous meeting: Replacement First Aid kit – Still missing and Ty still yet to purchase a new one.
Replacement Fire Rake / Tools – Angus purchased, via Trail Fund, 1x Mass Tool and 1x Hilt Ho.
Missing Tool box: lock and catches / hasps – Paul has now replaced and fitted new catches.
Dig Day Communications – Ty in charge, but none had been planned since last meeting.
Borderline Signage – Paul and Jeremy put up and are in place, both at the top and bottom.
150k Submission – Angus completed and was put to FoBRP before the due deadline / meeting.
Farm Hub Open Day – All Done and Dusted. Paul organized and liaised with GWRC with assistance from Matt and Marco.
General Business: MoU / GWRC – Wayne gladly announced the finally completed signed copies of the MoU were with him and that BAMBA could sign these copies at the meeting. Ty signed copies and Both GWRC and BAMBA now retain a signed copy each! Finally! Great news that the MoU is now done and dusted until the review is required! Wayne stated massive well done to Paul for his work and patience throughout the process.
DANZIG AREA RESOUCE CONSTENT: GWRC / Wayne advised that the consent process is at its final stage and is with Cutriss. It’s hoped to be completed mid-March.
4 DEGREES TRACK: Wayne advised tender goes out for this Danzig replacement track 1st week of March 2015. It is hoped that the start to this track will be under way at the end of March at the latest.
RESIGNATION OF PAUL SCOBLE FROM SECRETARY AND COMMITTEE: Club received Paul’s resignation letter. He stated there were various reasons for coming to his decision and thanked GWRC Staff, Jeremy and Wayne, for their support etc. As per the Rules 1 month notice is required so he will end his role on 26 March 2015. Paul asked who was to take over the role until the AGM due in May. The Charities commission requires notice of change as do Societies Incorporated. TY stated that Karl would take up the role. (Note: At time of writing however Karl had declined to fulfil the role due to other commitments and no one had been appointed at the time of writing!).
HORSES USING TRAILS: Paul requested that Jeremy from GWRC supply 6 “No Horse” signs for the tracks– Borderline, Bull Run and also Bull a Varde. Members of BAMBA have witnessed horses using the trails when they should not be! Sings are required at start and ends of all trails currently in use! Jeremy was also to mention our concerns to Jenny Walsh from the Hill Road Pony Club just in case any of their group was possibly at fault although he doubted they were.
WHEELBARROW MISSING: Paul noted to the group that the wheelbarrow has now gone missing from the mid-section of Bull a Varde and asked if anyone else had it. No one present new of its where abouts also so it would appear it too has been stolen.
WORKING BEE: Ty mentioned BAMBA would hold a working bee on Sunday 8th March. Meet end of Normandale road at 10am. Plan is to cut overgrowth along Bull a Varde. Starting from near Bull Run entrance and work along to the Sweetacres entrance. It was decided this would not be advertised on the Web site or Facebook since would not be enough required grass cutting tools to do what is required. It was also mentioned that spraying of the mid-section and lower sections of Bull Run are required. If possible two people to do this. Ty will arrange with Jeremy the required gear etc. if it is to go ahead. Ty stated that once a good amount of rain has fallen Borderline rework will commence ASAP. Sections of the trail are in need of urgent work.
AGM: The committee decided that this will take place on 21st May 2015. 7pm at the Woolshed.
REQUIRED ACTIONS: First Aid Kit – Ty to arrange replacement. Secretary position – Required to be temporary filled until AGM. No Horse Signs – GWRC Ranger Jeremy to arrange. Working Bee – Sunday 8th March. 10 am. Meet end of Normandale Rd. AGM – Send out notice 1 month prior and book Woolshed also for the date.
Next Meeting AGM: 21st May 2015. 7pm at the Woolshed.
Meeting closed: 8.40pm
Paul Scoble, Secretary, BAMBA