"Together - Let us keep our neighborhood safe"

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Wishing you a very Happy Chinese New Year!

Updated Newsletter Jan-Feb 2011

Dear Residents,

We would like to inform you that a lot of survey forms have been returned to the Committee on January 26, 2011. Out of that, 65% of the respondents have agreed to have the trial run for the change in the way the security is managed whereby focus and attention will be given to the paying members’ homes ONLY. The trial patrol will commence on 30 January 2011 for two weeks until 14 February 2011.

The Committee would like to thank all the residents who have given us their feedbacks. You will be happy to know that, there are now new volunteers who have come forward and also people donating bicycles for use for the new system which will be on a trial run as stated earlier.

There will be an additional guard engaged specifically for the festive season. The main gates will be opened during the day and will NOT be manned. Instead the guards will be deployed to specific streets and they have been instructed to look after paying members’ houses ONLY. They will carry out patrol on the streets assigned and will carry out constant check on paying members houses.

Paying members will have a new sticker pasted onto the plaque for identification purposes. If you are one of them, kindly keep your front doors and grills visible for the guard to inspect your houses during their rounds. And if you are leaving for a long holiday away from your homes, kindly inform your street leaders so that we can pay extra attention to your houses.

If you do not see a new sticker on your plaque and you have paid, please get in touch with Mr. Gan You Lam, Vice Secretary, your street leaders or any Committee members. Please also have your receipt ready as proof of payment. The guards on duty will be given an updated list of paying members for their patrolling purposes.

For your information, from 8pm to 8am, the guards will revert back to the current system that is, manning the post and controlling the entry and exits. For the longer term, the Committee will be sourcing a device that can be installed at paying members’ homes which can track the number of times the guards come around to your homes to check on it. We will keep you updated on this as we make further progress.

For now, the Committee would like to wish all the residents, “Kong Hee Fatt Choy”! If you are driving, please drive carefully. Have a safe holiday everyone!!

Thank you.

The Committee
11 Trees @ USJ

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Jan-Feb 2011 Newsletter

Dear Residents,

This is our first edition of the newsletter for 2011. As mentioned earlier, 2010 has been a challenging year even for your Resident Association. And why was that? Because towards the end of November 2010, our collection looked extremely bad and at that point in time, most of us in the Committee were concerned about our ability to carry on with the security services.

While the collection has started to trickle in since our last appeal in the newsletter, the overall collection and support in general has dwindled. This simply means, we may have to review our security services. Your support is very important, as without it, the security services will definitely “die a natural death” just like what had happened to some of the areas in our neighbourhood.

As such, we would like to revisit the implementation of our security services against the current scenario. At the end of the newsletter, you will find a survey form which needs your immediate attention. Please fill it up and hand in to any guard post before 26 January 2011.

Improvement works:

To improve the safety and security for our residents, the following works were carried out:

1. Concrete slab for Guard House No.4, daily operation works;
2. Provided and opening and installed handrail/concrete walkway at Gate No. 4;
3. Installed new gate and concrete walkway at Gate 6 for easy access to residents to the shops;
4. Replaced the wooden bridge with concrete (original metal bridge was stolen) near playground at the Pizza Vs Satay restaurant.

3rd Annual General Meeting:

Our Resident Association will be having its Annual General Meeting on Saturday, 19 March 2011 at 9:30 am at the MPSJ Auditorium.

You are invited to attend this very important meeting to scrutinize how the funds/collection is spent and what activities your Committee members have been doing throughout the year. It is also a way to show your support as in the last AGM, the attendance was extremely poor which give the Committee the impression that the residents in USJ 11/3 just do not care!

We will be electing the new Committee for the year and hopefully we will see some new faces in the lineup. We hope you will take some time to attend this important meeting which affects all of us. And to ensure you know that such an important meeting is taking place, we are giving you ample notice.

Accident reported at 11/3M:

While we are concern about attempted break-ins and snatch thieves in our area, we would like to highlight the road safety in our area.

On Friday (January 14) at around 1:30 pm, a resident’s son was knocked down by a silver colored Toyota Unser while he was alighting from his mother’s car along 11/3M. He was injured but luckily not too badly. This accident should not have happened as if all of us were to drive slowly and carefully especially along roads in residential areas.

The driver of the Toyota Unser, instead of alighting to help the injured boy, drove off leaving the mother in a state of panic. Fortunately a neighbour came out and helped the family to the hospital. A police report was lodged by the father of the victim. If you know of this transporter/driver, kindly get in touch with the Committee members. There is also no harm in lodging a police report of speeding vehicles if you come across any and let the police handle the case.

MY Kampung 3rd Anniversary Party:

As time was not on our side to organize the planned New Year Party, we have instead set a new date for our 3rd anniversary celebration. To be known as “MY Kampung 3rd Anniversary Party”, we plan to do it bigger and better than the last time. It will be held on Saturday, 26 February 2011 at 7 pm at the USJ 11/3 padang and you are ALL cordially invited.

We would also like to reiterate that the money for this celebration will be raised through generous sponsors such as hypermarts, banks, etc and NOT from the collection from you. We already have pledges from our ADUN, YB Hannah Yeoh’s office and several private entities. Among events planned for the night will be movies, bands, clown, stunt performers, etc. Since we are ahead of time, if there are any talented young people in our community who would like to perform, kindly contact the Committee members. We might be able to use your services! Food is planned for at least 800 people comprising Mee Goreng, Satay, Kuih, Nasi Lemak, cookies, etc. In addition, we plan to provide free medical-check ups for the residents.

Among the invitees will be our ADUN, our MP, the Police from USJ 8, YDP MPSJ, Bomba and our councillor for our area. We also plan to have prizes for the best dressed person and the theme will be our Malaysian cultural heritage.

So, do come in your best traditional costumes. You may win some great prizes!!

Security Services:

As explained earlier, due to the poor response in collection and the lack of interest from our community to be volunteers to help in tasks such as collection of security fees, the Committee is now reviewing the security services to reflect the current situation and to be fair to the paying residents.

We will be conducting a trial to remove all guards stationed at the 3 entry/exit points to only patrolling and looking after the resident’s house who have paid their last subscription on a 24x7 basis. The trial period will be in two phases:

1. 29 January 2011 – 6 February 2011
2. 7 February 2011 – 13 February 2011

The idea is to assign certain streets to the guards and that they will focus on looking after the paying residents homes ONLY. For this trial to be successful, we would like members to donate/loan any spare bicycles that you may have, for the guards to be more effective.

If you have not made your payment yet, kindly do so but please make sure you collect your receipt from your street leaders. Without proof of payment, your names with your home details may not be on the list and the guards will not look after your property.

Thank you.

The Committee
11 Trees @ USJ

Monday, January 17, 2011

Improvement works for our security services

Dear Residents,

As part of our on-going improvement to ensure better safety for our residents, we have done some works to the following area:

Created a new opening, installation of handrails and concrete walkway at Gate 4

Paved the area around the Guard House at Gate 4

Installed a new gate with concrete walkway at the gate near the Pizza and Satay Restaurant

We appreciate all the feedback which we have received so far. With your continued support, we are able to continue to improve the security services in our area.

Thank you.

The Committee
11 Trees @ USJ

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy 2011

Dear Residents of USJ 11/3,

Time to say goodbye to 2010 and welcome 2011. So...

Keep the smile, leave the tear,
Think of joy, forget the fear.
Hold the laugh, leave the pain,
Be joyous, Coz its new year!
HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone.

Best wishes,

Another resident of USJ 11/3.