Fern Lea Minutes


Minutes of the meeting held on the 21st May 2012.

At 2pm in 32 Fern Lea.

Present;- Pat(36), Sandra, Joan, John, Marion, Muriel, Betty & Barry.

Guest;- Graham. (KFTRA) Apologies Gail (KNH)

Pat opened the meeting welcoming all present.

Apologies;- Pat(3), Gail, Barry read out the email that he had received.

The mins of the last meeting were read & accepted with one change. In Q.time the 1st name should be Muriel not Marion.

Matters Arising;- Sewerage; Work has been done on our side of the building vir our bathroom due to water ingress, (Bathroom still to make good) so all the drains have had to be cleaned as underneath was flooded. Whilst the men were here Pat asked them if they were checking her side? The man knows nothing about the request( it is the same man that did the work before). Building Lights;- Timing now seems ok, but the top landing light is out. Shower Heads;- both have been done, & tenants shown how to keep clean.(by rubbing with shower soap & turning on). Planter;– Gail was thanked by all for the transformation.

Car Park;-Bench;- Cable Box 2nd Landing;- as Gail not present bring to the next meeting.

Roof;- Number 5 still has not been done so we assume neither has no 6

Post in ;- Assorted information plus Hudds. North Mins of last meeting & date of the next. Area Forum date 1st June 10am Pers. House.

Letter from Pat (3) which Pat(36) read out to all stating that she reluctantly due to her illness wishes to resign her position as Chairperson and would not be standing for re election at the AGM. She thanks all for their support over the years.

We discussed this and agreed that at the dinner we would ask June & Gerry what we can get her as a ‘thank you’. As regards her replacement after discussion we agreed to leave it till the A.G.M. Bank signatures were discussed Joan, Pat & Marion all offered (I think could be wrong).

We have received our Grant Application Form, to complete after our AGM.

Post Out;- as listed.

Question Time;- LIFT. This had run without a light & then stopped functioning. John had rung at 5pm engineer came at 6.45pm did ?covered all control buttons, thus leaving all without a lift from Saturday evening until he returned at 9.30am on Monday morning. After he had been here 20 mins all was well again. Tenants are saying that KMC no longer do this work that it is a private company they THINK. Should they not have been informed of this change if it is so? The engineer stated that when the light goes out this will happen. So we asked all to note this & should it happen again for to please ring the number in the lift so hopefully it will not be out of action for as long next time.

Joan brought up about the state of the outside of the building. After discussion we ask when is our next cyclical maintenance due? Will this also include sorting out of the underground drains once & for all?

Pat stated that she has seen a bookcase for £50 we agreed that it should be purchased. Muriel is now dealing with this. As at the moment we have books all over.

E.M.O.;- no report.

KFTRA;- Graham told all about the new Blog called Hudds North T/R /A to which we could add any information that we wished, for all to see.

He mentioned about the changes in benefit And the empty room charges along with other benefit changes.

Finance;- As shown.

Barry had brought photo’s of the 2 gazebo’s for you to pick one. After discussion the clear wall one was chosen. Barry said he would get.

He also mentioned that the accounts are with the auditor & he hopes they will be back in time for the AGM.

A.G.M. June 18th with Jackie Thomas as our Guest. Graham to remind her. Barry asked Graham if he would be kind enough to Chair the meeting. He Accepted.

Functions;- Jubilee Party all to come and set up on Monday at 2pm .

Rachels catering is providing the Buffet at a cost of £10.80 per head we have agreed a charge of £5 each. Pat gave Barry the Invoice for £151.20 he will sort on your behalf.

June 14th Day out to Otley followed by F & C at the Whitby Whaler / Murgotroyds. Barry will try to sort. 10.30am departure.

June 24th Coffee morning / bring & buy in 32 from 10am to 12.30pm.

Pat closed the meeting thanking all for attending at 3.25pm.

The next meeting is our A.G.M. on the 18th June at 2pm in 32.


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