Councillor Reports 27 March, 10 & 24 April 2019

Councillor Reports 27 March, 10 & 24 April 2019

Category : General News

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 27 March 2019

Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest

29/31 March      Inaugural Reel Somerset Classic

30 March             BVRT 30 Charity Run – fund raiser Esk Hospital

30 March             Kilcoy Rodeo & Kilcoy Konvoy

31 March             Prenzlau Pride – Lowood Showgrounds 

04 April                 Brisbane Valley Heritage Trails book launch

“Racing in the Brisbane River Valley 1850 to 1940”

05 April                 Rural Minds Community Workshop – Esk

05/06 April          Kilcoy Show

06 April                 Dinner after Dark – St Andrew’s Anglican Church

06 April                 Easter Carnival – Glamorgan Vale

06 April                 Annual Lowood Spudds & Dudds B&S Ball

13 April                 Toogoolawah Charity Rodeo

Congratulations to Somerset SES Unit Rescue Team for taking first place in the SEQ SES Rescue Competition.  The unit will compete at the State Competition in Rockhampton in April 2019.  Great team work everyone!

Agenda Item #46  Councillors’ Report      (I attended)

13 March             Kilcoy State High School AGM & monthly meeting

14 March             Kilcoy State School AGM & monthly meeting

15 March             National Board of Apex Informal Afternoon Tea

16 March             Yowie parkrun – Kilcoy

16 March             Brisbane Valley Apex 1000th Dinner Meeting

20 March             Council Election briefing – Esk

20 March             Kilcoy Christmas Carnival monthly meeting

21 March             Diploma Unit – Rates & Charges – LGAQ, Local Government House Newstead

21 March             Kilcoy Chamber of Commerce Inc monthly meeting

24 March             Ride for Red – Planning

26 March             Cancer Council – Relay for Life

I was honoured to witness three generations of Apexians in the Jaenke family at the Brisbane 1000th Dinner Meeting held at the Somerset Civic Centre.  It was a very proud moment for the family, congratulations to you all.  Many stories were shared with us from the commencement of the club in 1970.  I was impressed by the achievements of this club and the stories of comradery.  There were even some funny stories involving the Kilcoy Apex Club.

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 10 April 2019

Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest

13 April                 Toogoolawah Charity Rodeo

13 April                 Community Sing for your Super – Esk

18 April                 Coffee with a Cop –  Old Fernvale Bakery

20 April                 Somerset Dam & District Progress Assn. Annual General Meeting

21 April                 Esk Community Choir – Sings Easter Sunday Service – Esk

I would like to acknowledge the achievement of veteran shooter Daryl Stevens (Toogoolawah club) as top shot scorer (Veterans) for the Australian Clay Target shoot held in Roma on Sunday 7th April.    

Well done to the Amazon Netball Team and the hundreds of girls and their supporters who packed the Fernvale netball courts on Saturday 6th  April, at the first netball carnival held by the club.

Congratulations to Kilcoy Axeman, Gerald Youles for winning the Wood Chopping World Championship held at the 2019 Toowoomba Royal Show.

Agenda Item #40  Councillors’ Report      (I attended)

28 March             Councillor Infrastructure Bus Tour

30 March             Kilcoy Konvoy

30 March             Kilcoy Rodeo

01 April                 Councillor Infrastructure Bus Tour

03 April                 LGAQ Elected Member Training – Esk

04 April                 Brisbane Valley Heritage Trail Committee Meeting – Moore

04 April                 Book Launch BVHT “Racing in the Brisbane River Valley”

05 April                 Kilcoy Primary School – Colour Run

06 April                 Kilcoy Show

The Kilcoy Yowie Markets, Yowie parkrun, Kilcoy Konvoy, Kilcoy Rodeo, Inaugural Reel Somerset Classic and the Kilcoy Motorcross Club (Club Day #2) were all held with great success over the last weekend in March.  All events reported a great turn out and in spite of the showers that were generously shared with us all on Saturday.   Over at Toogoolawah, the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail 30 Charity run organised by the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Users Association in aid of the Esk Hospital Auxiliary was well supported by runners from all over south-east Queensland.   Unfortunately, the Prenzlau Pride Car and Music Show 2019 had to be cancelled due to the wet conditions of the Lowood Showgrounds.   Coominya and Fernvale Markets enjoyed a beautiful Sunday autumn day.  The Kilcoy Show Society was blessed with beautiful weather for the Kilcoy Show held on Friday and Saturday, 5th and 6th April.  Congratulations to all who have put in the hard miles to bring their event to fruition. 

I look forward to reading a copy of the book “Racing in the Brisbane River Valley”, which has been tirelessly researched and compiled by Elizabeth DeLacy and launched by the Brisbane Valley Heritage Trail Committee in the beautiful Moore Hall.

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 24 April 2019

Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest

25 April                 Anzac Day Commemorations

27 April                 Lowood Art Cultural Festival

28 April                 Toogoolawah Clay Target Club – Toogoolawah Shoot

29 April                 Lowood Customer Service Centre and Library  – Presentation of Street Art Mural

29 April                Kilcoy Army Cadets Public Meeting – Kilcoy Indoor Sports Centre

01 May                 Kilcoy & District Progress Assn monthly meeting

02 May                 Somerset Dam Village – Public Meeting SEQ Water

04/05 May          Ride for Red – Cancer Council event

It is gratifying to learn of the recent announcement that the Palaszczuk Government is providing a $1.56 million upgrade for Fernvale’s main street.  A welcome project for both locals and visitors that will improve pedestrian safety and see the reduction of the speed limit from 60km/h to 50km/h.

Agenda Item #32  Councillors’ Report      (I attended)

10 April                 Lowood Library – Bronte Naylor Street Artist meet and greet

16 April                 Lockyer Valley Water Users forum – Gatton

23 April                 Relay for Life – Fernvale Lions Meeting

The Fernvale Lions Club will be hosting Relay for Life on 28th September this year in an effort to raise valuable funds for the Cancer Council Queensland and connect the Fernvale and wider community.  I ask that as Councillors we support the event by encouraging local groups to form a team to fund raise and to participate on the day of the event.  I am sure that Council will once again form a team to display its support of the event.  Unlike the two Kilcoy Relay for Life events, which were of 18 hours duration, this event will run over a 9-hour period.  The event will be proudly held at the Fernvale Sports Park.

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