MINUTES CHAMBER of COMMERCE JULY 2009

BURRUM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Incorporated

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http://www.burrumcc.org.au

LINKING BUSINESS AND THE COMMUNITY

127th MEETING OF THE BURRUM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INCORPORATED HELD ON MONDAY, 6th JULY, 2009

Meeting commenced at 7.15pm.

ATTENDANCE:

Bill Gosewisch, Bill Brown, Debbie Trapnell, Scott Kelly, Henry Sapiecha, Sue Gosewisch, Rhonda Davison, Tania Durham, Greg Harth, Bruce Noble.

VISITORS: Mark Brennan.

Bill Gosewisch welcomed Mark Brennan [visitor] to meeting – recently

moved from Emerald – was on Chamber of Commerce in Emerald –

looking for a position, work in the area –

Items raised in discussion

1…Bill Gosewisch welcomed Mark Brennan [visitor] to meeting – recently moved from Emerald –

2… Henry Sapiecha – asked about Leigh Bennett’s input into last meeting and what exactly his position was – was informed that his position was to oversee how amalgamation is affecting the areas and strategic planning. We need him to be kept informed about our growth in jobs in Howard. Andrew Jackson is development officer and any projects should be forwarded to Andrew Jackson and/or Gerard O’Connell to be submitted to Planning.

3… Bruce Noble – asked if a reply had been received from Wide Bay Water in regards to the application for funding for sewerage in Howard – was informed State Govt. had cancelled funding – still would require a town meeting with majority voting in favour.

4…Henry Sapiecha – informed Chamber that they were waiting on Material Change of Use on land

5…Bill Gosewisch informed meeting that the rumour that the trains would not be stopping at Howard is untrue – as far as he is aware this is not so.

6…Fund Raising – Henry informed meeting that he was still waiting for maps from surveyors–

7…Conference – A meeting of the 4 Chamber of Commerce’s to be held on Thursday night – cost $35.00 per head – Committee to pay for the four executives attending – idea is to discuss role, format and coordination of the Chambers. Rates – will rise in development costs – infrastructure costs will be taken for Hervey Bay – this is unfair to outlying areas .Fraser Coast chamber now to replace Wide Bay proposal to be tabled.

8…AGM –to be held in September – nomination forms to be forwarded to members –

9…Bill Brown asked about planter boxes – was informed that one was on show in the Community Centre.

10..Fund raising – Henry Sapiecha suggested a yearly grand trash & treasure auction be held in the community hall Bill [president] stated that the Hall and oval can also be utilised for something like a arts/craft show which could be a fund raiser as well as bringing visitors to the town thus benefiting businesses.

11..Mark Brennan explained operations from Emerald C. of C. – booklet being printed with discount to services in area – may not be enough businesses to warrant cost of printing in Howard.

12..Henry Sapiecha expressed his displeasure in the Fraser Coast Council – trees were planted at entrance to H. B. some time ago – instead of using locals to supply & plant trees , tenders went to Sunshine Coast.

13..Museum – Henry complimented Burrum Heritage Committee on the excellent museum and displays.

Closed @ 8:25pm.

Next meeting to be held on MONDAY, 3rd AUGUST, 2009

*President – Bill Gosewisch *Vice President – Mal Chard *Secretary – Rhonda Davison *Treasurer – Bill Brown *Publicity Officer – Henry Sapiecha

Email…. bcc@acbocallcentre.com P.O. Box 174 Howard Q4659

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*President – Bill Gosewisch *Vice President – Mal Chard *Secretary – Rhonda Davison

*Treasurer – Bill Brown *Publicity Officer – Henry Sapiecha

Email…. bcc@acbocallcentre.com P.O. Box 174 Howard Q4659

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