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Please be informed that our Management Office is organizing above Christmas Spring Cleaning within our estate and we shall place an OTC (Open Top Container) at the car park area beside Tennis court on the following date :-
Kindly dump your unwanted items to the OTC ( Open Top Container) as mentioned above.
Major Power Shutdown in the Estate
Replacement Of Earth Fault Protection Relays / Broken MCCBs
Management of Power Shutdown.
On 17th December 2019
This is the first day of the work (Affected Block 5 & 9).
On 19th December 2019
This is the 2nd day of the work (Affected Block 1 & 3).
Costa Rhu Management Office
Costa Rhu Lifts
We write to share with you that the lifts and the safety of the lifts have always been one of the topmost priories of this Council. We have a total of 78 lifts (including service lifts) operating in the estate. We invest heavily in our lifts – Fujitec is our lift supplier and responsible for continuous maintenance. The lifts are subject to regular multiple tests and inspection by independent consultants; and meet the requisite standards set by the various authorities. Spending on the lifts is one of our largest recurring monthly costs. In summary – your Council has always taken this issue very seriously.
In this regard, the Council has also been proactively looking ahead. We have highlighted to you at the last two AGMs on the lift system having served our estates for about 20 years now and the age of the system now meriting a look into the options available to us. The Council has assembled a Lift Upgrade Committee (Lift Committee) to drive this effort. The Lift Committee has been guided by advice from the lift maintenance consultants / contractors that we engage. Based on these discussions, the Council has been advised that whist the lifts in our estate are being maintained very well, problems like obsolete spare parts and the like are on the rise and there is definite merit in considering upgrade options at this time. While a total replacement of the lifts is an option that will be visited if advised, a study into essential upgrading is also being considered. The age of the lifts also suggests that we look into parts replacement and into aspects of maintenance as well. For instance, maintenance of electrical installations works and the electrical systems in the estate compromise lift performances and lift functions. We are aware of recent incidents of faulty lift performance and that these have raised concerns. In each case, Fujitec comes through with an immediate investigation and report into the root cause of the incident; and where relevant, the Council ensures that solutions are implemented to prevent recurrence.
The lift upgrade issue was discussed in some detail at the recent chit - chat session with the Subsidiary Proprietors as well. Bearing mind that we have 78 lifts, we also discussed that the costs associated with the project will be very material and will likely needed to be funded separately. The upcoming Annual General Meeting will be an opportunity to continue that conversation.
In summary, we want to assure you the Council is aware and working towards the most pragmatic and realistic measures on the lifts, both from a near term and longer-term perspective.
MCST NO. 2345
FOOD DONATION DRIVE
MCST 2345 (Costa Rhu Condominium) is organising a food donation drive in support of Food from the Heart, a charity with IPC status which feeds the needy through its six core programmes, one of which is the Community Food Pack Programme.
Under this programme, they distributed 35,500 food packs to 3,600 families in 2018.
The main source of food items in these food packs is donations from generous people like yourselves. In order to make it easier for you to donate food items (as per the list). We at MCST 2345 (Costa Rhu Condominium) have organised this food donation drive from 11th October 2019 to 21st October 2019.
The food donation box is at the CLUBHOUSE
Residents are requested to donate generously to help needy families. For details of food items required, see ‘Food Donation Wish List’.
Human Waste in Swimming Pool
We are deeply disturbed by the recent spate of discovery of human waste in the swimming pool. It has happened several times in the past.
Costa Rhu residents have expressed concern, disgust and anger at this, and have exhorted the MCST to ensure this does not happen again. The MCST and Council have decided to take the following action:
Please note that the MCST has no choice but to take such drastic measures to ensure these disgusting acts do not take place. If you witness any such acts, please come forward to provide information.
We thank you for your kind cooperation to make Costa Rhu a liveable estate.
MID AUTUMN FESTIVAL 2019
Date: 12th September 2019, Thursday
Activities: Free paper lanterns will be provided. According to ancient Chinese customs and traditions, little children carry paper lanterns and walk together in the moon light to commemorate this festival.
Refreshments: Free Chinese mooncakes, pastries and drinks will be provided.
Greetings to you from the Council. We trust that you have been well.
The Council is intending to hold a session with the SPs to update you on matters within our Estate. It’s like a chit- chat session with you.
As you may be aware , projects like the recent upgrading of the BBQ facilities has given a new look to a facility that we have all enjoyed over the years. We would like to hear your feedback on some plans that we have. There are also plans to talk briefly about the need to look into a programme of lift upgrading to be implemented. Several other projects for the estate may also be brought up for discussion.
The session will be a great way to get engaged in discussing matters and we look forward to seeing you there at the Marina Room on 31st August 2019 at 10.00 am. Please inform the Management Office of your intention to attend due to the limited space that we have.
MCST NO. 2345
Decision taken by Council on the issue of stray cats within the estate.
We write on a matter of common interest within our estate. The Council had over time, taken feedback on the issue of stray cats within the estate from 2 distinct groups. We thank them for making their representations to us and their input have enabled us to make the decisions that we have now made.
There is a group that have no issue with the presence of cats as they control the rat population that had plagued the estate many years ago. A decision was then made by the Council at the advice of the pest consultants many years ago to introduce cats to in order to manage the rat problem. That has led to an effective control of the rat issue but there is now a problem of the growth of the population of stray cats.
There is another group concerned about the growth of the population of stray cats within the estate. The concern expressed is the large numbers of stray that lead to other issues. They report that cats drink even from the swimming pool, the noise that they make in the wee hours of the morning and the complaints of damage to furniture at the ground floor units. There are also reports of young children (and even adults) being frightened by the cats.
The Council has taken time to deliberate on the matter. Taking into account the feedback and representations which the Council had deliberated on, the Council has decided that cats like most animals within the estate would be treated as pets owned by residents. As such, no stray cats would be permitted. From that decision taken, the Council now issues the following directives:
As a request, the Council asks that owners take all reasonable steps to keep their pet cats within their homes and premises.
With the above directives in place, we trust that the problem of stray cats within the estate would be eradicated and managed effectively.