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 SEPTEMBER 2015

MINUTES FOR THE MONTHLY PUBLIC MEETING OF THE
NEW KILLARNEY-RIVIERA ASSOCIATION
HELD AT THE MALL MANAGEMENT OFFICES (1ST FLOOR OFFICE TOWER)
ON WEDNESDAY 16th SEPTEMBER 2015 AT 17H00

PRESENT: Wayne Ford (chairman) Raphael Ndlovu; Jo Marais; Alexandra Leisegang; Captain Moonsamy (SAPS); Kayte Denham; Laurence Sachs; Arjun Khoosal; Lucas du Toit; Margaret Urban; Edna Peres; Melissa Davidson; Valentino Gerber; David Kramer; Trish Terry.

1. WELCOME
The chair welcomed everyone to the meeting.

2. APOLOGIES
Audrey & Frank Kobrin; Charles Whyte; Dean Dada.

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 the detailed crime statistics since the last meeting. The crimes included: Thefts of motor vehicles 8; thefts out of vehicles 2; attempted thefts of vehicles 1; carjacking 1; common assault 1.
• Two of the cars have been stolen out of the grounds of Martindale Mews, where the security gate is not actually secure.
• Car thieves overseas have developed a “universal remote”, much like an electronic skeleton key. This gadget uses your central-locking to open the car at will. This is not yet a problem here, but it will be soon – and then we will have to disconnect the central locking and use keys once again.
• Please advise your visitors to use old-fashioned gear-locks and steering locks, as these are better at deterring car thieves.
• If you notice a suspicious activity, please call the police patrol van immediately, so that the perpetrators can be caught red-handed. 071 675 6001.
• As the weather warms up, people are inclined to leave upstairs windows and balconies unlocked. This is enticing to cat-burglars, so please all ensure that your upstairs windows and balconies have adequate burglar bars and gates.
• A new security company in Killarney, Vision Tactical, are offering to provide free security patrols around the park. Edna is talking to them to close a deal.
• A person was observed trying to break the razor-wire security mesh on the concrete fence at the circle in 7th Street. If you notice people tampering with that fence, please call the police patrol van ASAP.

6. FEEDBACK FROM COUNCILLORS
• Cllr Ravid has retired from public service. Cllr Ravid was thanked for her many years of valuable and unstinting service to our community.
• A by-election will be held in November to elect a new councillor. Cllr Martin Louw will be the acting councillor for the time being. He can be contacted on martinlouw@absamail.co.za

7. TRAFFIC ISSUES
• The Gautrain bus route has been altered to make it more accessible to residents up on the hill. The bus will now continue up Oxford Road as far as Anerley Road, then left up Anerley Road to 7th Street, then left into 7th Street as far as the circle at the intersection of 4th Ave, then left down 4th Ave to 3rd Street, and right into 3rd Street, then on to the mall and resuming the original route thereafter. Residents in Riviera who wish to use the bus can catch it in Oxford Road, or in 3rd Street, or at the mall.
• The taxi situation was discussed again. It was proposed to obtain a sponsored ambassador, to maintain “eyes on the street” at that location in the hopes that the behaviour of the people will improve.

8. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
• The planning for the Killarney-Riviera Village Fair on 24 October is well advanced. Edna gave a summary of the events that are planned. There is space for more events if people have additional ideas. The planning committee will meet at Mugg & Bean directly after the NKRA meeting tonight.
• The event will be widely advertised closer to the time, but the process is already underway.
• The cost of the park playground equipment is going to exceed the original expectation, as the rubber safety matting is apparently more expensive than the original estimates. Fund-raising for this project will thus continue. If any building or person is able and willing to contribute, please do let us know.
• Russell Fisher Properties has donated a netball hoop and pole for the park, which will be installed shortly. Many thanks to Russell and Vivian!
• It was proposed to create a compost-heap / worm farm for the park. Laurence and Kayte will manage this into being.
• The Vumatel fibre-optic project is still on track. Most buildings are now connected, and customers have begun signing up. Vumatel can be contacted for sales and costing details at Killarney@vumatel.co.za or on 086100VUMA, or check their website at www.vumatel.co.za
• A database for recommended tradesmen has been created. It is called ID Work, and you can access it at http://idwork.co/ . Please also let them know if you have a tradesman whom you trust and are willing to recommend, so that other buildings can benefit too.

10. FINANCE AND MEMBERSHIP
• Berkley Square and Gleneagles have renewed their membership since last month. Interlaken is also in the process of doing so.

11. GENERAL

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

Our next meeting will be held on
WEDNESDAY 21 October 2015 at 5pm

PLEASE PASS ON THESE MINUTES TO OTHER RESIDENTS IN YOUR BUILDINGS