Monthly Archives November 2020

Annual General Meeting

After a delay due to Covid 19 restrictions and our hope that the gathering limits would increase, the AGM of Silverwoods Owners Corporation was held on Thursday 12th November by Zoom. Thanks go to Emma and the crew at MBCM for setting up the Zoom link and also establishing a polling system to allow for those online to vote on the various resolutions during the meeting.

Unfortunately, due to the limited number of attendees, a chorum was not achieved which means that the minutes will be distributed in draft form and ask for any comments or objections to be lodged. Provided there are no objections, the minutes will then be confirmed and the resolutions will be deemed to be approved by the owners and activated. All owners received the agenda and attached reports and so had sufficient time to react to the motions and to the reports and to ask any questions by email or phone prior to the meeting. I would expect that the minutes will be adopted as taken and will then be published.

In an attempt to keep the OC fees under control, the Administration Levy was kept at $12- per lot liability per annum. An increase from $2.50 to $3.50 per lot liability to the Maintenance Fund, was recommended and accepted by all present. This increase is required to steadily build the Maintenance Fund to meet our potential long term liabilities as identified in the 10 year maintenance plan presented last year.

9 nominations for the committee were received prior to the meeting. As the number of nominations did not exceed the maximum allowable, a resolution was passed to confirm all nominees as members of the OC Committee for the remainder of the year until the next AGM. Those nominated were Wayne Limbrick, Andrew Beggs, Richard Franklin, Rita Wilson, Daniel Smith, Rebecca Russell, Enid Mason, Sherrill Sayers, Peter Moore. We welcome Peter as a new member of the Committee and also thank Donna Hancock and Jim McGuiness who did not seek re-election, for their contribution to the committee. A Chairman will be elected from the above members at the first meeting of the committee.

It is fantastic to see so much building activity and we welcome all the new owners to Silverwoods and look forward to meeting with you all over the coming months. It is hoped that we will hold a residents forum of some kind as soon as it is possible under the Covid 19 gathering restrictions. This will give a chance for mix and mingle and also an opportunity for the community to ask questions of the committee or the developer. We would normally have a chance to gather for Christmas get together, however, again due to Covid 19, it has been decided that organisation of an event when we dont know what the rules will be, is extremely difficult so we have decided not to hold a function this year. Fingers crossed that we will be back to normal next year.

On behalf of the Owners Corporation, I wish all our owners and potential owners, families and friends a wonderful Christmas and hope that you can all catch up with your families wherever they may be for some quality time after such a difficult year. We look forward to seeing you all back to normal in 2021.


Opening of Sebel Yarrawonga

After such a long wait, the Sebel Yarrawonga opened to customers on Melbourne Cup Weekend with the official soft opening on Sunday 1st November. The facilities are simply stunning and a credit to the commitment of Lotus to fulfill their commitment to complete the major infrastructure.

The lake front walking track from Botts Road all the way around the Sebel is now open and receiving a lot of use from interested locals and visitors.

The Owners Corporation welcome the opening of Sebel and hope that residents support the facilities and enjoy all that they have to offer. A reminder though, that Covid 19 restrictions still exist and bookings in the restaurant are still required.