Minutes of Brennanstown Residents Association Annual General Meeting

Brennanstown Residents Association

Minutes Of AGM

Tuesday 25th January 2022

Committee Members in attendance.

William Fitzpatrick, Paul Hurley (Treasurer), Leo Kearns (Secretary), Stephen Murphy (Chairman), Catherine Bourke (apologies)

15 residents attended.

The chairman opened the meeting and thanked residents for attending.

The chairman presented the report for 2021.

Membership

We saw a slight increase in membership in 2021.

Communication

The RA website and social media tools continue to be extremely popular.

Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Grants

The RA received two grants from dlrcc. We are very grateful for the support of the council and our local councillors.

Community

The summer BBQ was our most successful event yet. The Little Library continues to be extremely popular with residents and the wider community.

2021 Projects

The RA purchased two picnic tables with members subscriptions. The RA worked with dlr Parks dept to plant 21 trees at the front of the estate.

Planning

The RA continues to monitor planning applications and a full list of applications are available on the RA website.

Election Of Committee

All members of the committee put their names forward for reelection. Maria Boylan of Brennanstown Avenue put her name forward. Existing members and M Boylan were elected unanimously by the members in attendance.

Plans for 2022

The summer BBQ will take place on Saturday 18th June (the longest day of the year).

The community clean up will take place every second month.

We are working with dlrcc and our councillors to get the yellow lines painted on Brennanstown Avenue.

We are working with dlr parks dept to have the trees along Brennanstown Ave cut back later in the year.

We hope to have the river and pond cleared of weeds, brambles and debris this year.

Treasurers Report

The treasurer detailed the financial status of the residents association.

The annual subscription is the RA main source of income.

As mentioned in the chairmans report just over 48% of households are members of the residents association.

The Residents Association broke even in 2021.

Additional funding was secured from Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, this funding is dependent on the RA having an active membership and healthy bank balance.

If any member would like a copy of the treasurers report please contact the residents association committee.

Subscriptions

The committee proposed an increase of €5 to the annual subscription.

The motion to increase the annual subscription was proposed by John McAvoy and seconded by Jill Farrelly

It was agreed unanimously by those in attendance that the residents association annual subscription will increase by €5 to €25, this is the first increase since the RA was established 3 years ago.

A letter with details of how to pay will be posted to every household in the coming days.

R Dunne – Asked if we could organise a skip.

The chairman said that suggestions like this should be sent to the managing agents. Discussions are ongoing with the management company about getting skips later in the year.

Satheesh – Asked about the car break in last week.

The chairman explained that the car was unlocked and all of the contents were removed and placed on the roof. Nothing was stolen. It appears that a resident was responsible.

M O’Toole asked about the accounts for the management company.

The treasurer said managing agents can email any accounts or other information to owners on request. Some residents have reported emails from O’Dwyer Real Estate Management ending up in their spam folder.

J O’Shea thanked the residents association committee for their work.

D Kenny – thanked the residents association committee for their work.

The chairman encouraged residents to contact the new managing agent with any suggestions to improve the estate such as better signage in the estate, skips for residents use etc.

O’Dwyers have a ticket system that enables the board of management company to track the progress of issues residents have raised with O’Dwyer Real Estate Management.

The chairman brought the meeting to a close and thanked members for attending.

A recording of the meeting is available to view here (passcode .nYf25B%)

The Residents Association committee can be contacted by email brennanstownresidents@gmail.com