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 16th MARCH 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 16 MARCH 2016 AT 17H00
PRESENT: Wayne Ford (chairman); Estelle Jacobs; Katia Lodder; Dalien Rutenburg; Raphael Ndlovu; David Kramer; Mia Snyman; Paul Denham; Captain Moonsamy (SAPS); Trish Terry; Deon Pelser; Lenti Morison; Mike Kalk; Peter Merzbacher; Margaret Urban; Dean Dada; Jo Marais; Sara Stephanus; Taraz Rawhani; Julie Wilson; Dirk Coetzee.
The chair welcomed everyone to the meeting.
Laurence Sachs; Alexandra Leisegang; Harry Rutenburg; Kayte Denham; Ruth Kuper; Hussein Dudhia.
3. DISCUSSION OF TIME CONSTRAINT
• We will 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 reported on the crime statistics: 3 theft of vehicles; 2 theft out of vehicles; 4 shoplifting; 5 theft general; 3 fraud and 1 drunken driving arrest.
• The Vision Tactical security company are able to do vetting of employees and prospective employees, on request.
• The cell-phone in the SAPS patrol van is sometimes not available when the battery runs flat – the mobile chargers keep getting stolen. Please call 10111 instead.
• The new JMPD officer for our region is Inspector Lamal – their contact details will be provided shortly by Councillor Snyman. Meanwhile try Sgt Mosekwane on 084 031 2153.
• A case where a police officer was caught on camera breaking the by-laws in Killarney, has resulted in a disciplinary warning to the police officer involved.
• The EFF holds regular meetings in the park on Sunday afternoons. They are allowed to meet there, but are required to follow the same rules as everyone else re noise and alcohol and litter. The main problem is their illegal parking in 2nd Ave, which causes traffic hazards in that narrow road.
• The water valve in 3rd Street near Pick ‘n Pay is still being broken open by car-washers to get access to free water – this also results in leaks and serious wastage.
6. FEEDBACK FROM COUNCILLORS
• Cllr Mia Snyman acknowledged that the potholes in 3rd Street had not yet been fixed, and that the large hole in West Street has not yet been fixed. These issues have been reported, but now we wait for service delivery.
• The Telkom excavations are still in progress. JRA is monitoring Telkom’s work.
• The dangerous exposed wiring in the lamp post in 2nd Ave, near the corner of 1st Street, has not yet been attended to.
• There are still water leaks in 4th Ave, on the pavement between 1st Street and 2nd Street, despite this having been reported long ago.
• The councillor will request JRA to investigate adding a turning arrow at the intersection of Main Road and Riviera Road, to assist cars turning down the hill into Main Road from Riviera Road. The arrow to assist cars turning up the hill into 4th Ave is adding a lot of value.
• The councillor will request JRA to restore the speed-humps in 4th Ave, between 4th Street and 5th Street, to their original size, as this road has since become much busier, and it’s become quite dangerous to cross the road or to get a car in or out of a garage.
• Clr Snyman has previously asked the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) to investigate building a formal taxi area in River Road, opposite the mall on the golf-course pavement. However the Johannesburg Development Agency is now taking up the problem, and is looking at this as a general social developmental issue. This is great news – all please hold thumbs.
• Clr Snyman reported that voter registration will be taking place again on 9 & 10 April. If you are already registered in Killarney, there is no need to register again.
• Clr Snyman reported that there will be Rates Policy meetings in the next few weeks, as well as the Spatial Development Plan reviews.
• The subsidence in the road in 10th Street is getting worse – clearly a drain or similar has collapsed – action is required urgently please.
7. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
• The new jungle-gym in the park is almost complete – we are just waiting for the river sand to be delivered.
• The project to make the new park drinking fountain into a “functional artwork” was approved, at a budget of R5000. The artist will be informed, the deposit will be paid and the work will begin in earnest.
• PikiTup is once again engaged in an illegal strike. We don’t know how long this will take to resolve. PikiTup is meanwhile hiring contractors to remove the rubbish – often at night – so we are advised to leave the garbage out. However please all keep your garbage under control, so that it doesn’t end up on the floor, or in the storm-drains.
10. FINANCE AND MEMBERSHIP
• Hanover Gate have joined the NKRA since last month. Welcome aboard, and many thanks to their new trustees!
• Sara and Taraz from the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program attended the meeting, to brief the community on their activities. This international program uses fun social activities to create positive moral structures for youngish children, and attempts thereby to steer them away from bad influences. They currently meet in the park, due to the lack of a better venue, on Saturdays at 2pm, and they were responsible for making the bird-feeders for the park. The NKRA will assist in marketing this program.
• Dirk Coetzee from Delphius also attended. They have a contract with City Power to install low-power cell-phone booster antennae on street-lamp poles. This will improve phone service in Killarney by creating a large number of small cells, each servicing a smaller number of customers at any time. They gave us the assurance that no poles will be modified until the adjacent buildings have been consulted. If a pole cannot be used because it’s too close to a building, then antennae will perhaps need to be installed on the roof of the building. In this case the host building will receive rentals of about R4500 per month. They will be contacting individual buildings closer to the time to arrange meetings on a case by case basis.
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 April 2016 at 5pm
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