The message was emailed to GCROA members earlier today:
Message to GCROA Members and Residents re: Security and Maintenance Payments
At the GCROA AGM on 24th March 2012, the following minute was recorded:
The members unanimously agreed to withhold payments to GCD for security and maintenance charges until the issues and matters of dissatisfaction are resolved by GCD, in the opinion of the Committee.
The President said that the Committee will therefore be writing to GCD and Glenmarie Properties on the issues discussed at the AGM and the action members wish to take.
Following the delivery of the above letter to GCD, many of the issues of concern have now been addressed, including:
- Commencement of Club House construction
- Installation of an operational Security Barrier
- Increase in the number of Security Guards
- Clocking system for Security Patrols
- Repairs to walkways and paths
- Authoring the Security Operating Procedures and House Rules in consultation with GCROA.
In consideration of the above, the GCROA committee met on 4th July 2012 and voted to recommend that members and residents should re-commence payment of the Security and Maintenance fee to GCD.
This action will allow residents to collect their new Security Access card, the use of which will increase the level of security at Glenmarie Cove.
Residents who have long outstanding disputes with GCD and who have not paid their maintenance and security charges, and are therefore without the new car stickers as well, will be directed to use the Visitors lane as the guards will be not be allowed to open the right hand barrier for non-card holders with effect from 16th July, 2012.
Certain issues specified in the President’s letter to CGD have not yet been resolved and the committee will continue to work on the resolution of these issues.
In respect of the issue of traffic lights or speed humps at the Jalan Telok Gong entrance, JKR is presently evaluating the independent traffic impact assessment reports commissioned by GCD. The Committee will also impress upon GCD to construct the access road to Precinct 4 which will allow a much safer exit to the highway.
On behalf of the Committee I would like to thank members of GCROA and non-member residents as well for their support and patience. It is rather unfortunate that more could not be done to minimise the danger for residents when exiting Glenmarie Cove. JKR is aware of our predicament but they have to take into consideration the feelings of other users of Jalan Teluk Gong. In essence, we find ourselves between a rock and a hard place; a JKR which is concerned about the complaints and peak-hour tailbacks if speed humps are allowed and GCD which is not shy to quote chapter and verse from consultants’ reports to avoid building the traffic lights required by JKR, ironically an action that favors other users of the road and not the parties that bought the land and homes from them. Their unwillingness to tackle the danger we face on a daily basis as a matter of urgency is rather disappointing, in my opinion.
But let’s move and see what happens. I will ask the Committee to reassess the situation of our exit safety in three month’s time and I hope we will jointly undertake to do what is warranted when the time comes.