The NKRA is grateful for the support provided in the 4th Street park by our park sponsors RUSSELL FISHER PROPERTIES and VISION TACTICAL SECURITY.
MINUTES FOR THE MEETING OF THE 14th JULY 2010
MINUTES FOR THE MONTHLY PUBLIC MEETING OF THE
NEW KILLARNEY-RIVIERA ASSOCIATION
HELD AT THE MALL MANAGEMENT OFFICES ON 14 JULY 2010 AT 18H00
PRESENT: Wayne Ford (Chairman)
Liora Kloss; Henry Rudzinski; Charles Whyte; Barry Milner; Debbie de Beer; Stan Reid; W/O Gert Bester; Steve Mendelsohn; Jo Marais; Mr Buto; Clinton Knop; C & P Marynowsky; Derek Thulkanam; Jacques-Philip Hansen; Jacque Stoltz.
WF welcomed everyone to the meeting. It was noted that Mr Hein Dyer of the Mall management team has resigned.
Alan Lewis, Herbert Prins; Frank & Audrey Kobrin, Clr Marcelle Ravid; Charlotte Danby; Susan Ford; Helene Bell.
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 (now Warrant Officer Bester) reported the crime statistics for the past month: 1 common robbery, 6 thefts of vehicles, 2 thefts out of vehicles. The SAP also arrested 2 people for illegal possession of a firearm.
- Mr Buto, a security officer, informed the meeting that people dressed in police uniforms and using a Rosebank Police vehicle have been randomly arresting people in Killarney, and extorting bribes to let them go. They are particularly active on weekends. Please keep a watch for a Rosebank police vehicle, and take pictures if you can.
- The meeting again requested extra law enforcement pressure to be placed on the vagrant community that lives on the motorway embankment along 7th St. This community is growing larger and bolder by the week, and now burns garbage in large fires on the pavement to keep warm at night.
5. TRAFFIC ISSUES
- Our three new traffic safety measures are making progress. The additional island at the circle in 7th St, to stop taxis going around the wrong way, and the speed-hump outside Pick ‘n Pay in Killarney Road, have both been redesigned to fit the JRA’s demands. The speed-hump will now be built as a “raised pedestrian crossing”, the same as outside Clicks. Both of these structures have apparently been approved by JRA, but our proposed modification to the motorway off-ramp at Riviera Road is still under consideration. These modifications will probably be more expensive than the initial plans. Although we do not yet have updated quotations, the meeting approved that the budget on this project be extended up to R40 000.
- The repainting of the street names on kerb-stones is almost complete. The cost so far is R5620, and we expect a few hundred rands more will be needed to finish the outstanding work. We have already received much favourable feedback from the community. The meeting warmly congratulated Charles, Henry and the team on this excellent result.
- All buildings are requested to check the painting at the intersections in their vicinity, and to let us know if they note any problems or omissions.
- Tri-Star donated much of the white paint for this project. The meeting thanked Tri-Star for this donation, and will include a formal thank-you in the next newsletter.
- It was agreed to abandon the proposed painting of the street numbers on the kerb-stones outside the various buildings. Individual buildings are welcome to contact Henry directly to have numbers painted on their kerb-stones, at their own cost.
6. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
- The M1 embankment alongside the broken fence in 7th St has been cleaned up on the slope, but the top level alongside the fence is still seriously littered. Further efforts from PikiTup would be very welcome.
- To celebrate Mandela Day on Sunday 18 July, a few hardy Killarney residents have volunteered (at very short notice) to clean up the rubbish in the car park in 7th St, alongside the motorway, opposite Killarney Wilds and Castlerosse. They will meet on site at 10:30am. Liora will obtain garbage bags, and will leave them with her guard (Terence) at Killarney Wilds. Please collect the bags from him on Sunday. If this is not well attended, we will arrange further such projects in the weeks ahead.
- PikiTup have delivered two additional concrete street-bins, as they promised. These have been placed in 1st St, near the taxi queuing point. PikiTup have also undertaken to let us have any other old bins they can find.
- The street-lights in 2nd St and 2nd Ave were serviced again recently by City Power, but once again they failed a few days later. There is clearly a systemic fault here, and more work is required from City Power.
- We also have problems with the street lights at the circle in 7th St at the corner of 4th Ave, and at the corner of Oxford and Riviera Roads.
- We have identified a solar power specialist who lives here in Killarney. He is happy to do a presentation on how solar power can be used in a centralised water heating system for buildings our size. Please let me know if you are interested to attend, and we will set up a special presentation for all those who are interested.
- The Neotel cable process damaged the pavement at cnr 2nd Ave and 3rd St. Clr Ravid will be requested please to pursue Neotel for proper reinstatement.
7. NEWSLETTER AND WEBSITE
· WMP are very satisfied with the new-look one-page newsletter.
· We will try to send it out monthly from now on.
8. FINANCE AND MEMBERSHIP
- The financial records will be audited in the next few weeks.
- Thereafter, an AGM will be held.
The meeting closed with thanks to all attendees. Please note that, from September onwards, the monthly meetings will be held on the THIRD Wednesday of every month.
The next meeting will be held on
WEDNESDAY 11 AUGUST 2010 AT 18H00
PLEASE PASS ON THESE MINUTES TO OTHER RESIDENTS IN YOUR BUILDINGS