On Monday September 15th 2008, an emergency general meeting of the Grange Manor Residents Association was held in the community hall of the Sacred Heart Church. The meeting was attended by a large number of residents who responded to the flyer circulated to all houses in the estate, the previous week.
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the handover of the estate by the builder to the city council and the responsibilities that now lie with the residents of the estate. The biggest issue associated with the handover is that grass cutting and weed control within the estate will soon stop and become the responsibility of the residents. Various options were suggested at the meeting as to how funds can be raised for this task and a decision will be made in the near future. However, it was noted that all residents have a responsibility to contribute towards the upkeep of the estate and the amount of money required to hire a landscaping company to take care of the grass cutting equates to very little per house if everyone contributes.
The meeting also saw the election of a new committee for the Residents Association and the departure of some long-serving members. Appreciation is due to those who have contributed time and effort throughout the years and helped to keep the association active. Also, new members of the committee were welcomed and a very positive show of interest was noted for the future upkeep of the estate.