Camposol Residents Association
(Reg Nº 7943/1-CIF G733691679)
CRA CLC Committee Meeting No. 69 – 29th September 2010
Bob Owen Chairman
Joyce Stewart Vice Chair/Treasurer
Les Crook Secretary
Barrie Eveleigh, José Navarro
Meeting opened at 11am.
A request has been made by Shirley Fisher that she and an associate meet the committee to offer their services to members of the CRA.
As today’s meeting has a full agenda this has been deferred to a later meeting.
Reshuffle of committee positions.
Chair asked that as we now have a full complement of nine committee members plus two volunteers for Special Projects and Joyce has been holding two positions as well as taking care of the Membership Register should the responsibilities be spread.
Current Vice Chair is happy to stand down from that position with Les Crook agreeing to step in, Sandy Allison is willing to take over as Secretary, and Jackie Drewe, as part of her website administration, is already involved with Memberships and will take that over.
The committee agreed. The reshuffle will be effective after the current secretary has submitted the minutes of today’s meeting.
Chair reported that Lloyd Jones is making good progress in identifying unsold/ neglected/abandoned properties having almost completed his survey of Sector D and will shortly be able to continue on to Sectors C and B.
A volunteer, Dave Wood has offered to act as Moderator of our forum. He will act purely as a referee to avoid written confrontations and delete offensive comments.
Chair said the CRA mailbox in Mazarrón Correos is expensive and inconvenient and suggested we use the Correos box of a committee member at Camposol Correos. After due discussion it was agreed that while the mail box is little used it does give continuity to the CRA address and should be kept, but at the end of the current contract it will be changed to Correos on Camposol.
The front page of the website is to be brought up to date and other changes made to the positioning of the Statement of Intent and the Rules of Association. The Discount Scheme will be looked at to ensure those offers are still up to date.
We were given contact numbers for Cllr Galvez and two Masa staff to speed up the process of reporting water and sewage leaks. It now transpires that the numbers we have for Masa are not the correct ones although there may have been some confusion between Miguels senior and junior.
Les is to find out the correct contact number.
Joyce is to try to contact D Bascuñana on the number we were given for him some time ago.
Entity Bye Laws.
Chair reported that contrary to the expectation that the committee would draw up an outline for the BCD bye laws and submit them to our lawyers who would then submit them to the Council, what will happen will be that our lawyers will draw up the bye laws and our input will come then. Points of disagreement will be negotiated with the Council at that stage. Several of the committee raised various items they would like to see in the byelaws. It was agreed that the time for these items to be raised will be when we have the first draft.
Joyce Stewart reported that 20,189 euros is in the funds, of which 6,615.84 euros is general fund, 13,573.29 euros legal fund, and 78.59 cash in hand.
Support for our members on Sector A.
A meeting has been called for the 18th October with the CRA members who live on Sector A at which they can raise their concerns. The attendance at this meeting will decide whether or not the CRA can offer any support before/when an Entity starts on Sector A.
CRA support for the Camposol Action Group.
The CAG is trying to gain sufficient numbers to act against Masa about structural and infrastructure defects. The CRA has helped with raising awareness of the CAG campaign. The CLC has been advised that it cannot act for individuals or groups on structural defects; any such action has to be brought by the owners affected. The CLC can and does use its contacts to advise and assist with water and sewage issues when asked and will continue to offer its support.
Reimbursement of Car Expenses.
Chair in particular does a lot of mileage on CLC business. It is agreed that the rate of 15 cents per kilometre be given for travel on CRA behalf.
Other out of pocket expenses such as stationery are paid to all committee members.
Masa Abril 28 Licences
Chair has been advised by Cllr Galvez and the Planning Office that anyone with work done by Abril 28 for which they have not received a licence should in the first instance contact Masa. If no licence is forthcoming it may be necessary to use the services of an architect to legalise the work done. It was suggested that Les Crook write to Masa and request that any licences in their possession be sent to the CRA and we will distribute.
Laminating sleeves for membership cards.
The last batch of 3,000 sleeves was provided by a local sponsor and less than 100 remain. As it is unlikely a further 3,000 will be needed these will be bought from funds as needed at a cost of around 5€ per 100.
Age Concern Launch
John Daws attended the launch as representative of the CRA and offered our assistance if required. This organisation now has sufficient volunteers to start to work in this area. A representative from the British Embassy was there and he advised that the Consulate office in Murcia will in future be open on a full time basis. John reported that two cheques had been handed to Age Concern from the Lions and the Ex-serviceman’s club.
Les Crook gave an update on the language exchange programme. Les advised that he has over 30 volunteers. He has again contacted the local school where this is to take place and all volunteers have been informed of progress.
Jackie Drewe enquired whether the CLC can offer any help in getting the school bus to run through Camposol it being such a distance for some children to get to the bus stop
This subject was taken up with Cllr Galvez last year. She enquired about a better service for Camposol children but was told that the bus has to serve the outlying villages as well and a detour through Camposol would add an hour and a half to the schedule and was not possible.
Cabin and phone duty rotas
Rotas for both were adjusted to allow for members of the committee being away.
Les reminded the committee that we had discussed a thank you gift for Mary marking her several years of service to the CRA some time ago and this had been overlooked. All agreed that this should be attended to whilst Mary is temporarily back in Spain.
Joyce to attend to.
Due to holiday commitments the October meeting will be postponed until 9th November
This being the end of business the meeting closed at 1.00pm
Next meeting to be held 9th November