MINUTES FOR THE MEETING OF THE 15th JUNE 2016

MINUTES FOR THE MONTHLY PUBLIC MEETING OF THE
NEW KILLARNEY-RIVIERA ASSOCIATION
HELD AT THE MALL MANAGEMENT OFFICES (1ST FLOOR OFFICE TOWER)
ON WEDNESDAY 15 JUNE 2016 AT 17H00

PRESENT: Wayne Ford (chairman); Dalien Rutenburg; Raphael Ndlovu; Mike Kalk; Julie Wilson; Ruth Kuper; Vivian Cobbett; George Kymdell; Christa Roller; Paul Denham; David Kramer.

1. WELCOME
The chair welcomed everyone to the meeting.

2. APOLOGIES
Harry Rutenburg; Charles Whyte; Clr Mia Snyman; Captain Moonsamy (SAPS); Dean Dada; Deon Pelser; Katia Lodder; Kayte Denham.

3. DISCUSSION OF TIME CONSTRAINT
• Wayne has asked the Mall manager if we could use the boardroom later than 6pm from now on, to accommodate residents who come to the meetings from work through the traffic, but we have been asked to continue to end at 6pm latest.
• We will therefore strive to keep the discussions short and relevant, so as to finish by 6pm.

4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING
• The Minutes of the previous meeting were taken as read, and were approved.

5. SECURITY FEEDBACK / SECTOR CRIME FORUM
• Captain Moonsamy was unable to attend, but he has sent the crime statistics to Wayne. These were: 1 assault GBH; 1 common robbery (smash & grab); 3 theft of vehicles; 1 theft out of vehicles. These statistics are much better than the recent average.
• A person was injured in an attack on her vehicle recently, which was carried out by 4 men in a navy blue sedan with the registration number DWT992GP. Please don’t sit in your car in the street if you can avoid it, and especially not in a dark area.
• The malfunctioning street lights have been reported repeatedly, but the Council cannot seem to solve the problem. If you have dangerously dark areas around your building, it is quicker and safer if you put up LED floodlights of your own to illuminate those areas.
• Please all note that you can park for 2 hours for free on the roof of the Mall parking building next to Pick ‘n Pay, so there is no need to park a vehicle illegally in the street where it (and you) will be exposed to criminals.

6. FEEDBACK FROM COUNCILLORS
• Clr Mia Snyman was unable to attend, due to council business. However she met with Wayne earlier in the day to provide feedback.
• It is still unclear who is responsible for the new excavations in the Riviera Road pavements. Clr Snyman is still investigating.
• The dangerous pavement trees in 2nd Street (between 2nd Ave and 4th Ave) have not yet been attended to. Two trees have been hit repeatedly by tall vehicles because they are growing at a serious angle across the road toward the sun, and a future heavy impact could potentially cause a huge branch to snap off, big enough to crush a vehicle and to do serious damage to the buildings across the road as well. Urgent attention is needed here please from City Parks.
• Clr Snyman has done a detailed by-law inspection of Killarney, and has noted various by-law issues, which she has passed on to the council departments concerned.
• Wayne and Clr Snyman have visited the site in River Road which could potentially host a future legal taxi rank, and Clr Snyman will bring the JRA to do a site visit as well.
• Clr Snyman will report our request for a traffic circle at the corner of Anerley Road and 7th Street. However this site is not in her ward, so protocol requires that she convey the request to Clr Myeki of Ward 67. Residents on the south side of the highway are encouraged to contact Clr Myeki, on 071 461 1681 or at dubulekhaya@gmail.com.
• It was reported that a large pavement tree in 2nd Ave, between 3rd Street and 4th Street, appears to be tilting over more than it was before. This tree will need to be closely monitored.
• It was noted that there are now serious holes in North Road in Riviera, between Oxford Road and Main Road. Clr Snyman will be asked to report those also.
• A request was made for the road markings to be repainted, as many of these are worn and are becoming very faint.
• The pavement bins in 2nd Ave continue to overflow faster than PikiTup can clear them.
• Vered have ended their long-running sponsorship of the NKRA street-sweeping project, and we will need to find a new sponsor soon. Christa Roller of Vered was thanked for her valuable contribution to this project.
• The car-washers in 3rd Street, outside Pick ‘n Pay, continue to take water from the damaged valve on the Chartwell pavement. They also store their buckets and rags in the storm-drains.

7. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
• A new netball pole has been ordered for the park. Killarney Mall is making a donation to cover the costs. Killarney Mall was thanked for this valuable contribution.
• The project to add artwork to the drinking fountain will be completed in the next few weeks.
• Two new benches were installed in the park today to replace the two damaged benches that were removed weeks ago. These are the green weather-proof recycled-plastic benches, which should last forever. Our partnership-approach with City Parks seems to be paying off.
• It was reported that a large number of rats were recently seen at Hyde Court, by a prospective buyer. Rats always become more visible in winter when natural food is scarcer and they have to forage farther afield, but we need to ensure that this doesn’t develop into a plague as is happening in other parts of Johannesburg. Owls and feral cats are the best methods of natural rat control, but these programs are difficult to set up and they take time. Professional poison traps are a good approach if you do not yet have a “greener” system in place. Rats multiply quickly, so it’s best that we get on top of this without delay.

10. FINANCE AND MEMBERSHIP
• No news to report.

11. GENERAL
• The Bruce Fordyce Parkrun project is arranging a fun-run in The Wilds. No dates or details have yet been set. They will need to have at least 20 entrants to proceed. Please email me if you would like to participate in such events in The Wilds, and please tell any of your friends who might like to join in.
• A Quiz Night is being arranged at the Ocean Basket restaurant, on 23 June at 7pm. If you would like to participate, please contact Larry at larry@quizwizz.co.za.
• The Mall is manufacturing another batch of sponsored trolleys, for buildings to keep in your garages for the use of residents. They will be available from September. Please let us know if your building wants to participate.
• Katia is asking if the buildings who already have trolleys would please send in photographs of your trolleys being used, showing the mall branding on them, as her head office needs them for something on their side.

The meeting was closed, with thanks to the Killarney Mall for the use of their boardroom.

Our next meeting will be held on
WEDNESDAY 20 July 2016 at 5pm

PLEASE PASS ON THESE MINUTES TO OTHER RESIDENTS IN YOUR BUILDINGS