MINUTES OF THE COMMITTEE MEETING OF BUSHMAN’S RIVER MOUTH RATEPAYERS’ ORGANISATION
HELD ON WEDNESDAY 10TH JANUARY 2018 AT 10H00 AT 2 WIT STREET BUSHMAN’S RIVER MOUTH
“LOCAL GOVERNMENT IS EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS”
FORMER MINISTER FOR COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS, SICELO SHICEKA

  1. Welcome
    Outgoing Chairperson Sheila Swanepoel welcomed those present and opened the meeting with her recommended nomination of John Wesley as her successor as the new Chair of the Bushman’s River Mouth Ratepayers’ Organisation. Sheila asked if there were any other nominations, but none were offered, and those present agreed that John Wesley would take over as the new Chairperson.

     

  2. Attendance Regsiter and Apologies
    In attendance: Sheila Swanepoel, John Wesley, Corrie Swanepoel, Dalien Pachonick, Mike White, Neville Loader, Jack Dell, Gerald Schmidt, Bill Northrop, and Lӧtter Wepener.
    Apologies: Boet Minnaar and Kevin Bates

     

  3. Seasonal Security Report Back to Commitee
    New Chairperson John Wesley reported back to the committee that there were only 5 incidents reported over the holiday period, of which four were prior to the 16th of December and the 5th resulted in the apprehension of the perpetrators and recovery of stolen items. There were no serious offences.

     

  4. Election of office Bearers
    The following persons were confirmed as members of the Executive committee:
    John Wesley (Chairperson), Bill Northrop (Vice Chairperson), Gerald Schmidt (Treasurer), Shelia Swanepoel, Mike White (Secretary), Jack Dell, Neville Loader, Dalien Pachonick, Corrie Swanepoel, Kevin Bates. Boet Minnaar. Lӧtter Wepener was co-opted as a member of the committee.

     

  5. Allocation of portfolios
    In some cases, certain portfolios are shared to ease the load.

    Security. John Wesley, Gerald Schmidt, & Shelia Swanepoel.
    Camera Fund. Gerald Schmidt.
    Finance. Gerald Schmidt.
    Fundraising Jack Dell.
    Engineering Infrastructure. Mike White.
    Chamber of Business & Vlei. Neville Loader.
    Ward & War room. John Wesley & Shelia Swanepoel.
    Municipal Liaison John Wesley & Sheila Swanepoel.
    Village Maintenance. Corrie Swanepoel.
    Newsletter. Jack Dell
    Secretarial minutes. Mike White & Jack Dell.
    New Building monitoring. Bill Northrop.
    River Estuary care Bill Northrop.
    Riversbend. Dalien Pachonick & Kevin Bates.
    Website assistance. John Wesley.
    Governance and Legal. Lӧtter Wepener.

     

  6. Other matters
    The Chairperson is to advise the Municipal Manager as to the changes of the Executive Committee and representation on the Ndlambe Ratepayers’ Forum.

     

  7. Next meeting and closure
    The meeting was closed and the date for the next meeting was arranged for Saturday the 17 February 2018 at 09h.00 (am) and will be held at the Bushman’s Tennis Clubhouse.

John Wesley
Chairperson: Bushman’s River Mouth Ratepayers’ Organisation
22 January 2018