The NKRA is grateful for the support provided in the 4th Street park by PAM GOLDING PROPERTIES and VISION TACTICAL SECURITY
MINUTES FOR THE MEETING OF THE 15th MAY 2013
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 MAY 2013 AT 18H00
PRESENT: Wayne Ford (Chair); Deleen Levy; Jo Marais; Ruth Kuper; Abe Sher; Charles Whyte; Mike Kalk; Shaun Oakes; Clare Oakes; Moggi Lewis; Vivian Darko; Raymond Moketonu; Steve Mendelsohn; Paul Denham; Auden Stenerson; Omar Kahn.
• The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting.
Yogan Naidoo; Trish Terry; Kayte Denham; Harry Rutenberg; Dalien Rutenberg; Rochelle Aaron; David Kramer, Captain Moonsamy (SAPS); Clr M Ravid (Ward 73); Clr S Myeki (Ward 67), Paul Hazelton.
3. DISCUSSION OF TIME CONSTRAINT
• It was noted that the Mall has requested us to finish by 6pm. As we are guests here, we will strive to keep the discussions short and relevant, so as to finish on time.
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 is on leave, but has delivered the crime statistics to Wayne. This month we suffered 2 thefts of vehicles, 5 thefts out of vehicles, 3 burglaries, 1 assault, 2 frauds, and 2 thefts in the mall.
• There was also one case where a resident was followed home from the airport, robbed at gunpoint on his door-step, and R70,000 was stolen. Clearly these robbers did not choose this man at random, they knew he was carrying lots of cash and planned this carefully. Please don’t carry lots of cash, and if you feel concerned then phone your security guards before you get home and have them waiting at the gate when you arrive.
• A burglary took place in Gleneagles a few weeks ago, and they are still waiting for the police to collect the camera footage.
• Captain Moonsamy is performing security inspections at all buildings on request. These are adding a lot of value. Please contact Wayne to arrange an inspection.
• It was clarified that most security companies will provide residents with panic buttons, seemingly at about R300 per month per unit.
• Please remember to allow the police to take fingerprints if you are the victim of a robbery. Our robbers are part of a syndicate, so if we catch just one, it’s possible that a lot of crime will be prevented going forward.
• The police patrol van number is 071 675 6001. If they don’t answer, please call the sector patrol commander on 011 488 6517, or else call 10111.
6. FEEDBACK FROM COUNCILLORS
• There were no councillors present.
7. TRAFFIC ISSUES
• Very few of the requested road repairs have been done since last month. The major potholes in 8th Street are still a concern.
• Anybody is welcome to fill a pothole with gravel, but please never put concrete in a pothole. Also, be careful when addressing water or electricity repair-holes – the repair might not be finished yet.
• However the road markings in Oxford Road have been repainted, as have the yellow poles that hold up the traffic lights in Riviera Road.
• A petition has been circulated asking for better by-law enforcement, particularly around the illegal taxi rank. It is being delivered to all buildings, and was emailed to everyone on the mailing list. Please circulate this throughout your building, and help us to get as many signatures as possible.
• It was noted that a traffic count is in progress at the intersection of Riviera Road and Main Road. Hopefully this will lead to much-needed turning arrows being installed there.
• The timing of the traffic light at the off-ramp into Riviera Road is still problematic.
• ‘We need to repaint the street names. It was confirmed that Henry, who did this work previously, is no longer around. We will need to source a new painter.
8. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
• The Centenary Project is on-going. We have the support of the Egoli Heritage Foundation, and Blue Plaques are in the pipeline for several buildings already. Gleneagles is in the process of applying for the rates rebate.
• The water repair on the pavement of 4th Ave outside Killarney Court ruptured again, and has been patched afresh.
• The pavement of Martinhall Manor in Main Road is being maintained by the Splice body corporate. Many thanks to them.
• Dr Martin is however taking better care of the hedge at Martindale Mews in Riviera Road – many thanks to him for that.
• We need to remove all the millions of sticker-adverts which the Prophet u-Moyo has plastered all over Killarney and Riviera, as well as elsewhere. Apparently benzene loosens the glue quite cleanly. Pam Golding Properties are taking legal action against him for damage to property.
• The street-lights don’t always come on at night. Apparently you can call City Power on 011 375 5555 to tell them a specific street isn’t working, and they can then reboot that circuit remotely.
• There is a homeless person who now sleeps in the garage doorway of Mentone Court in 1st Street. Please call the police when you notice him sleeping on the pavement. It has been noted that seriously large rats also live on and around the Mentone Court pavement in 1st Street – they may or may not be connected.
• A reminder that we have a community recycling project. If your building wants to join in, please call Eric Abrams of Beleric, on 083 272 5618. This is not only good for the environment, but Johannesburg’s municipal landfills are almost used up, and when we need to truck all our garbage to the new landfill in Springs, our PikiTup fees will quadruple. Recycling will shortly become a municipal requirement anyway, as soon as PikiTup can get organised.
9. FINANCE AND MEMBERSHIP
• Invoices have been sent out for contributions to the NKRA, and we are following them up. Please let us know if you still have not been invoiced – our treasurer has been overseas for a few weeks, during which time his email inbox was wiped clear.
• Payments are being made for cleaning the pavement bins, and for the website.
• We are solvent, but not wealthy.
• Charles is arranging for a petition of buildings in western 1st Street to erect a boom. Please note that you can get 95% of the effectiveness of a boom just by having a dedicated security guard patrolling, and this can be done without municipal permission.
The meeting was closed, with thanks to the Killarney Mall for the use of their boardroom.
Our next meeting will be held on
WEDNESDAY 19 JUNE 2013 AT 5PM!!!!
PLEASE PASS ON THESE MINUTES TO OTHER RESIDENTS IN YOUR BUILDINGS