|1. ||APOLOGIES |
AUDREY HARRIS, LINDA & DAVID JUDKINS, OWEN & LOUISA WATERS, JOAN PALMER, FRASER GIBSON, JUNE HARDCASTLE, CR. KEN BEADLE
|2.|| PRESENT |
TED PEARCE (CHAIRMAN), AND A QUORUM OF OVER TEN MEMBERS
|3. ||CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF THE 49TH AGM |
Resolved that the minutes of the 2001 Annual General Meeting be accepted as a true record.
MOVED : ANNE GIBSON SECONDED : KEITH HOLMES
|4.|| PRESIDENT’S REPORT (SUMMARY) |
Ted Pearce expressed appreciation towards BCS Inc. Committee members for the past year’s involvement and achievements.
He announced that he is now stepping down as President after 3 years and expressed gratitude for the support and friendship of office bearers over that time period.
Ted then listed areas given attention and general developments over the past year:
The Planning subcommittee has
been dissolved as the Rescode Planning Scheme is now
|.||TREASURER’S REPORT |
Report for the 2001-2002 year circulated.
Resolved that the financial statement for 2001-2002 as circulated be adopted.
MOVED: Geoffrey Goode SECONDED: Laurence Bottomley
Geoff reported that our membership remained solid.
|6. ||ELECTION OF OFFICE
The following Office Bearers were elected for the year 2002-03:
PRESIDENT: Adrian Cerbasi – unopposed
|7. ||GENERAL BUSINESS |
Anne Gibson spoke on the proposed alterations to the Concourse, in particular the plan to add more car parking, and why BCS Inc. is opposed to this. She invited interested people to express their concerns in writing to
councillors and to sign a petition, which was circulated at the meeting.
Adrian Cerbasi read out a letter he has recently written to the Bayside Leader newspaper on this issue, in which he
was critical of the slant provided by the writer.
Laurence Bottomley also spoke on the car parking issue and suggested we meet journalists from the Bayside Leader and be photographed showing the plan for car parking, as the existence of this plan seems to be in some doubt.
Resolved that the meeting pass an
expression of regret that Dr John Ross will not be
re-standing for his position in
|8. || REPORT ON PPCC INC. |
Geoff Goode spoke to the meeting about PPCC Inc., a federation of 14 conservation organizations; BCS Inc. is one
of them. Recent concerns of the Council have been:
The proposed deepening of shipping channels in Port Phillip Bay. The Victorian Channels Authority wants to deepen the channels to make way for bigger ships. PPCC Inc. is keeping a watch on this and through Geoff is keeping BCS Inc. members informed.
Foreshore Bicycle Road. PPCC Inc. advocates that the single lane treatment on Beach Road be extended to Cromer
Road to allow for the completion of the bicycle road in this section.
Ricketts Point Tea-house extensions. The PPCC Inc. position is in favour of no further commercial development on
|9. || GUEST SPEAKERS |
Carmen Skrobonja, the Manager of the Bayside Community Plant Nursery, and her Assistant, Erika Anderson, each delivered an informative talk and slide show on the historical background of interest in garden design with Australian and indigenous plants.
Val Tarrant, a member of BRASCA
Inc. and long-time supporter of PPCC Inc. and local
conservation, spoke on
Meeting closed 10:15 p.m.
Supper was then served.