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 16th OCTOBER 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 16 OCTOBER 2013 AT 18H00
PRESENT: Wayne Ford (Chair); Ruth Kuper; Dalien Rutenberg; Rochelle Aaron; Charles Whyte; Jo Marais; Deleen Levy; Mike Kalk; Jill Bronner; Bryce Rielly; Clr M Ravid (Ward 73); Harry Rutenberg; Captain Moonsamy (SAPS); Mary Caganoff; Abe Sher; Dean Dada; Bernard Spong; Laurence Sachs; Trish Terry; Val Malevu.
• The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting.
Yogan Naidoo; Keith Edmeades; Preston Wheatley.
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 presented the crime statistics for the past four weeks, as follows: 1 fraud at the mall, 1 attempted theft of motor vehicle, 1 robbery other, 3 thefts of motor vehicles, 1 theft out of motor vehicle.
• Alcohol was confiscated from hawkers at the taxi rank.
• People mentioned that the beggars and car-washers are becoming very aggressive, and are harassing pedestrians and motorists. Captain Moonsamy asked that the community make formal complaints in these cases, otherwise the SAPS can only react when they observe the crimes in person. Mike and Trish will discuss this with Captain Moonsamy in the next few days. Please don’t give money or food to beggars, as this encourages them to stick around, and it attracts other beggars here from less-profitable areas.
• JMPD are not enforcing the by-laws. Wayne will take this up with police management at the CPF, to ask their assistance in getting more JMPD operations in Killarney.
• Street lights are again out of order in 3rd Street at the corner of Killarney Avenue. It was noted that criminals disable street lights to facilitate committing crimes, so if you notice anybody tampering with a street light, please report it immediately. The police patrol van number is 071 675 6001. If they don’t answer, please call 10111. Captain Moonsamy can be contacted on 071 675 6000.
• Captain Moonsamy warned that cat burglars are more active in warmer weather, when residents are more likely to leave windows open overnight, so residents should please fit burglar bars and gates to upstairs windows and balcony doors.
• The SAPS will be holding crime awareness campaigns in the mall.
6. FEEDBACK FROM COUNCILLORS
• Councillor Ravid congratulated the committee on the successful centenary day event.
• She reported on a meeting together with the mall management and the JHB Transport department, where the CEO of Cityprop promised to reconsider having a taxi rank on the mall premises. No commitment was given re a date for the final decision.
• Further on the PikiTup billing issue – Clr Ravid has been told that every household must pay for the refuse service, regardless of how many bins they may or may not have. If your billing shows a charge per bin, please let us know so that this can be taken further.
• The municipal workers are on a go-slow again.
7. TRAFFIC ISSUES
• There was a complaint about the circle in 9th Street, because when people park illegally they are blocking the road. This must be referred to JMPD.
• A request will be made to Clr Myeki for a traffic light at the intersection of Oxford Road and Anerley Road.
• The road markings need to be repainted – this is being done on a rotational basis as and when the municipality gets around to it.
8. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
• The Centenary Celebration was considered a success. Many thanks to those who helped to make it happen.
• People at the event asked if we will be doing more such events. The owner of the Ocean Basket in the mall was very interested in doing another event. It is suggested that the next event be kept much simpler, and that we focus on providing food and security for families to picnic, along with perhaps a Jumping Castle for the children. Perhaps this time we should make it on a Sunday, and see how it goes.
• Daventry Court are about to install a Blue Heritage Plaque of their own. The date of the unveiling will be communicated as soon as we know.
• The street-names need to be repainted again. Charles has recovered the stencils, but not the frames. We are still looking for a painter.
• Our recycling partner is Eric Abrams on 083 272 5618. You are free to use any recycler.
9. FINANCE AND MEMBERSHIP
• Nothing new to report.
• Sometimes the new remote-control municipal meters are giving inaccurate readings. If you have such a problem, please contact Clr Ravid.
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 NOVEMBER 2013 AT 5PM!!!!
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