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MINUTES
OF THE GENERAL MEETING OF BEAUMARIS CONSERVATION SOCIETY 
 

HELD AT COMMUNITY
CENTRE, BEAUMARIS, ON 9 APRIL 1997 AT 8.00 P.M.
  
1. Present:Val Ross (President), Jacob Gorny, Joan Palmer, Ted Pearce,
Diana Pearce,
Adrian Cerbasi, Pamela Stanton, Joan Stavordale, Irene Clarke, Margaret
Spratt OAM, Patricia Glazier, Geoffrey Goode, Ken Fisher, Tina
Aldridge,
Anne Gibson, Moira Longden, Marjorie and Malcolm Cumming, Bruce Ross,
Keith
Foreman, Val Currey. 

Guest Speaker was Michael Hoy, of Bayside City Council (21 members)
 
2. Apologies:Cr Vivien Kluger, Anthony Reinhardt, Frank de la Rambalya,
Margaret
Goode, Ray Garnett
 
3. Guest Speaker:Michael Hoy, Bayside City Council, Parks and Recreation
Manager, spoke
on the Significant Tree Register. The successful consultant for the
Significant
Tree Register was Landscape Victoria. They developed 10 items of
criteria
to help select significant trees. This along with some significant
trees
will be discussed by council on 28 April, 1997. 

After answering various questions there was a feeling that
this register
would not save many blocks of land from wholesale clearance. 

Val Ross thanked Michael Hoy for coming along.

 
4. Constitution:Objectives of the Constitution were distributed to all
members by about
Friday 7 March. G. Goode described various aspects of the Constitution
and distributed copies. 

The Beaumaris Conservation Society shall apply to become
incorporated
with these rules. 

Moved: G. Goode  Seconded: Anne Gibson  Carried 

The Beaumaris Conservation Society’s present Constitution be
replaced
with these new rules as an interim measure until incorporation is
finalised. 

Moved: G. Goode  Seconded: Anne Gibson  Carried 

That our current Secretary, Ken Rendell be appointed “Public
Officer”
under these new rules. 

Moved: G. Goode  Seconded: C. Duffy  Carried 

Val Ross thanked Geoff Goode for all his work in developing
our new
Constitution. 

Val Ross asked for comments on the above
– no
replies. All those in favour of the above – unanimous support.

 
5. Election:Junior Vice-President: Ken Fisher was nominated – no
other nominations.
He was duly elected. 

Zone Leaders to replace Ken Fisher and Vivien Kluger: No
nominations
were forthcoming – the meeting decided to recruit these positions from
other members.

  
6. Zone Leaders 

    Reports:
Zone 1 – Pamela Stanton 

There is a need to educate residents about the objectives of the
Society.
Many street trees missing. 

Zone 2 – Ken Fivher 

8 sites cleared in the last 12 months. 

Zone 4 – Anne Gibson 

Need to raise awareness of residents. Large Coca Cola advertising sign
on Beaumaris Life Saving Club. 

Zone 7 – Ted Pearce 

His survey is not yet complete.

  
7. Questions:1. Committee needs to take action
to help avoid
arbitrary clearing of blocks of land. 

2. Bickford Court Resident: Two large houses are
planned which
are not in character with the neighbours. Council ignored residents
views
and objections by granting a permit. Residents are considering going to
AAT. 

3. Malcolm Cumming: Instead of just proposing fines
for removing
tress, we need incentives to keep them. 

4. Geoff Goode: The State government is providing
grants to help
fight weeds.

 
8. Petition:Val Ross encouraged members to take copies and get as many
signatures
as possible.
 
9. 438 Beach 

    Road:
A new development proposal has been
submitted
to council. Val Ross read out our objection. 

Val Ross and Ken Rendell attending 8.00 am meeting on 17
April, 1997
at B.C.C. to discuss this development.

 
10. Pamphlet 

     Advertising 

     the Society:
Val Ross described the pamphlet. It
is planned
to be distributed to all houses in
Beaumaris.                                           
V.R
 
11. Letters of 

     Appreciation:
The secretary was asked to write
and express
the Society’s appreciation of their work and support to Brian Hutchins
and Peter Clark of Tree
Scape.                                                                                                                                                  
K.R
 
Meeting closed – 9.38 p.m.
 
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