Wonderful numbers of residents and visitors about over the past weekend, hopefully this has signaled the start of a long summer. Really encouraging also were the number of people at the beach, even boaties were coming right in to the shore due to the calm conditions. Early season
thanks to the volunteers at the Onemana Surf Lifesaving Club again keeping an eye on those enjoying the beach.
Mixed reports on the fishing – a couple of your committee members tried their luck one afternoon the result being some great conversation and enjoyment of the conditions for a couple of hours – only one fish though – so dinner at the Onemana Beach Café on the way home.
Special General Meeting:
This was held on Saturday morning – many thanks for those who took the time to attend or provide a proxy. The result was that the Committee’s recommendation has been accepted and our organisation will now undergo a name change and be known as the Onemana Residents and Community Association (ORCA). This will take place once the revised rules have been filed with Incorporated Societies. The rule changes will enable a more inclusive and diverse membership representing both residents and others who have an interest in Onemana.
Thursday, 31 October. Coffee morning at the Onemana Beach Cafe.
Thursday, 31 October. Tennis and Petanque at the Tennis Courts – from 6.00pm – this replaces last Thursday’s wind-out.
New Toilet Block and Freedom Camping:
Construction is underway on the new toilets adjacent to the bottom carpark. In tandem with this your committee has expressed concern over the freedom camping parking in this area highlighting the potential accident risk when vehicles are either parking or exiting the site. We
are aware that any change to freedom camping here will require a council bylaw change, hence we will be considering our response at the next meeting.
It is interesting to hear the comments about what the new camera is capable of. It is located near the phone box in Onemana Drive. Well it can record number plates of vehicles travelling on Onemana Drive, apparently it can send an alert to police of any wanted car plate number,
and it could be a speed camera – we don’t think this is the case but it is not a bad idea to float this as it may help to keep vehicle speed in check around that area. It has been said that you should never let a few facts mess up a good story – so let’s go with that for now.
In the last newsletter we mentioned the enforcement of noise regulations – there was a query
on this relating to where noise levels will be recorded from. TCDC has advised that any noise
complaints will be assessed from the location where the complainant resides.
Market Day 2019:
Stall applications are coming in for the 2019 December Market Day. We are still seeking food stalls, if anyone knows of a food stall owner who may wish to be involved then please have
them contact the committee.
We have traps available for anyone who is keen in keeping rats and the likes in check around
Onemana. Please contact the committee if you would like a trap – there is no cost. We have
attached an appropriate magazine article on pest control and the traps that are available.
Signs are in place and some areas are roped off to ensure the Dotterel chicks have the best chance of survival. Please obey the signs and assist in protecting the birds and eggs.
It is our aim to grow the membership of our organisation. If you attended Saturday’s meeting or have been reading the news updates, there is some really positive stuff going on around our community. Be prepared for a membership drive once we have the new rules in place but in the
meantime if you know of someone who is not a member please give them a prod to join. Simply flick back a return email and Sandra will send out the necessary information.
Your ORA soon to be ORCA Committee