Councillor Report 24 July 2019
Category : General News
Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 24 July 2019
Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest
26/27 July Somerset Art Society Inc. Art Awards – Esk
27 July Esk Cultural Festival
29 July Toogoolawah Shed of Knowledge Info Session
31 July Kilcoy District Progress Alliance monthly meeting – AgForce
03 August Dedication Ceremony Flagpole & Plaque Commemoration of the Armistice Centenary – Jimna
A truly remarkable day was shared with over 400 visitors on Saturday 20th July in the town of Moore. Open house of the historic Stonehouse attracted visitors from all over the state and there were lots of stories shared about this very endearing property. Many of the heritage listed buildings have withstood the passage of time, and as many of us thought whilst admiring the style and attraction of these buildings, “If Only These Walls Could Talk!” I am pleased to advise that the owners have been successful with a State Government grant application, and hope to hold a second open day once the Old Stonehouse Inn restoration is completed. This will provide the visitors with a ‘before’ and ‘after’ experience. Acknowledgement and appreciation must be made to the Brisbane Valley Heritage Trail Committee who organised this very special and heartfelt event. Out There Cycling owners Josie and David Sheehan, donated the proceeds of the day’s bus trips to the Friends of Stonehouse, a subgroup of BVHT, so the funds can be used to assist restoration efforts.
Agenda Item #38 Councillors’ Report
(Since the last Ordinary Council meeting, I have attended)
06 July Esk Men’s Shed – Turning of the sod
12 July Special Meeting – Esk
14 July Somerset Rail Trail Fun Run – Lowood/Fernvale
17 July Briefing – Esk
18 July Let’s Talk – Kilcoy Chamber of Commerce and Community Inc.
20 July Ice Breaker SRRFB Group – Kilcoy Showground
20 July Stone House Open Day – Moore
22 July Briefing – Esk
22 July Brisbane Valley Kilcoy Landcare Group meeting
23 July Lowood QCWA Birthday International Luncheon
With the resignation of our CEO, Mr Jason Bradshaw, Councillors have been working together to professionally appoint our next CEO resulting in special meetings and briefings over the past two weeks. A Local Government professional recruiting service provider has been appointed and an external Interim CEO has also been appointed and will commence work on Monday 29 July.
I must congratulate SRC staff and volunteers, and thank our major sponsor Lowood & Fernvale Community Bank Branch Bendigo Bank for such a wonderfully run Somerset Rail Trail Run or Ride. The weather was absolutely perfect for the 970 runners, riders and walkers. Congratulations to Brendan Press and Tamara Carvolth for winning their respective 8 km runs. (26 minutes 42 seconds & 28 minutes 35 seconds) I am proud to advise that I completed the 25km bike leg in 1.5 hours.