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MINUTES FOR THE MEETING OF THE 10th MARCH 2010

MINUTES FOR THE MONTHLY PUBLIC MEETING OF THE

NEW KILLARNEY-RIVIERA ASSOCIATION

HELD AT THE MALL MANAGEMENT OFFICES ON 10th MARCH 2010 AT 18H00

 

 

PRESENT:         Wayne Ford (Chairman)

Liora Kloss; Hein Dyer; Insp Gert Bester, Henry Rudzinski; Helene Bell; Jo Marais; Jacques Stoltz; Charles Whyte; Steve Mendelsohn; Clr Marcelle Ravid; Debbie de Beer; Maarten Visser; Faye Susser-Sher; Mart Croanoff; Rob Milne; Barry Milner

 

1.         WELCOME

WF welcomed everyone to the meeting, and was pleased again with the turnout.

 

2.         APOLOGIES

Frank & Audrey Kobrin; Alan Lewis; Medina Jooma; Yogan Naidoo; Fikile Buthelezi; AK Jadwat; Rochelle Aaron; Dalien Rutenberg.

 

3.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING

The Minutes of the previous meeting were taken as read, and were approved.

 

4.         SECURITY FEEDBACK / SECTOR CRIME FORUM

  • Inspector Bester gave detailed crime statistics for February 2010. He reported that vehicle theft and theft out of vehicles are the biggest problem.
  • The crimes for February included 4 thefts of vehicles, 5 smash & grabs, 1 burglary business and 1 burglary residential, 1 armed robbery and 1 rape. There were also 3 arrests for various crimes, and a car stolen in Sandton was found in Killarney.
  • People were requested not to leave cars parked outside – especially at the Mall. WF added that the security guards in each building should be tasked to keep an eye on cars parked in the street outside. Saturday nights are the most problematic. 
  • There is an SAPS vehicle in the area at all times. If you notice anything suspicious during working hours, immediately notify Inspector Bester on 072 804 0808. (After hours, please call 10111.)
  • Please try to get a photo of any “suspicious” person or car – including if at all possible the licence plate number.
  • An on site-meeting was held re the vagrants and the smash-&-grab artists. The walkway under the motorway has been closed off, but needs to be further secured.
  • JMPD was not present. WF will arrange to meet with them on site re traffic and by-law enforcement.
  • SAPS teams are in the area checking the registration of Security Companies with PSIRA. Fly-by-night security companies are going to be penalised, and buildings who utilise unregistered guards will be fined up to R45 000.
  • CAP was approached and can make one extra vehicle available for the Killarney area, at a cost of R100,000 per month.  ADT would be a much cheaper option, at R40,000 per month. The meeting agreed that this is unaffordable, and that we should try to make better use of our existing security guards.

 

5.         TRAFFIC ISSUES

  • The NKRA has been given conditional consent by the JRA to build three traffic calming measures, which we will have to pay for ourselves. These will be a new speed-hump at the corner of Killarney Road and 3rd Street (Pick ‘n Pay entrance), two new traffic islands in 4th Avenue at the corner with 7th Street (where taxis short-cut the circle down the on-coming lane) and an extended traffic island on the M1 off-ramp into Riviera Road (where taxis create an additional lane straddling the white line). Roadfix has quoted us around R40,000 for all three projects, although we still need to get more precise specifications from JRA before the quote can be finalised. The meeting unanimously approved this expenditure, conditional on the JRA signing off the plans and the completed work.
  • Council are in the process of repainting the street markings on the roads.
  • Repainting our street names will cost about R5000, including the stencils, the paint and labour. We still need to get a reply from Council re specifications.
  • There is a further need for some of the buildings to display their street numbers on their buildings.
  • The traffic circle in 9th St has been inspected by JRA engineers, but no plan is yet on the table to make it smaller.
  • A letter was written to the Mayoral Council to facilitate a meeting with the taxi’s and the JMPD re the taxi rank in Killarney Road. WF reported that a heartening reply was received from them immediately, discussions have been held with planning officials and a site-meeting will take place with JMPD next week.
  • JM reported that buses are being parked daily on Third Street, which obstructs the view of on-coming traffic and creates a safety risk. Does anybody know why these buses park here?

 

6.         ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

  • There are 12 buildings so far signed on to our recycling project. Karel is the contact person, and can be reached on 083 543 4596.
  • People are being dropped off late at night and on weekends in 1st Street behind Martindale Mews, and are causing a disturbance. It was requested for the SAPS patrol to please keep an eye on this area.
  • We are still waiting for the M1 embankment to be cleaned up alongside the broken fence in 7th St. Some work has however been done here.
  • The litter bins we were looking for are seemingly no longer made, so an alternative needs to be found. Does anybody know where we can obtain second-hand concrete rubbish bins?
  • Some smart new sponsored rubbish bins have appeared in Oxford Road.  We can also have them if sponsorship for such bins can be found.
  • Some street lights have been fixed.

 

7.         NEWSLETTER AND WEBSITE

·         The newsletter went out and the website is currently up to date.

·         The phone number given for the Dasa recycling service was incorrect – the correct number is 083 543 4596.

 

8.         FINANCE AND MEMBERSHIP

  • Annual membership invoices have gone out by email (Steve: smm@icon.co.za)
  • A number of buildings have already paid.

 

9.         GENERAL

  • Some buildings apparently have suffered cracks from Gautrain tunnelling. Please let us know if your building has suffered damages.

 

The meeting closed with thanks to all attendees.

 

The next meeting will be held on

WEDNESDAY 14th APRIL 2010 AT 18H00

 

PLEASE PASS ON THESE MINUTES TO OTHER RESIDENTS IN YOUR BUILDINGS