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 17th SEPTEMBER 2014
MINUTES FOR THE MONTHLY PUBLIC MEETING OF THE
NEW KILLARNEY-RIVIERA ASSOCIATION
HELD AT THE MALL MANAGEMENT OFFICES (1ST FLOOR OFFICE TOWER)
ON WEDNESDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2014
PRESENT: Wayne Ford (Chairman); Charles Whyte; Ruth Kuper; Jill Bronner; Kayte Denham; Councillor M Ravid; Captain Moonsamy (SAPS); Laurence Sachs; Raphael Ndlovu; Mary C; Rose Magabane; Trish Terry; Edna Peres; Jo Marais; Andrew Royal;
The chair welcomed everyone to the meeting.
Paul Denham; Dean Dada; Keith Edmeades; Debbie de Beer.
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 detailed crime statistics since the last meeting. The crimes included: 1 common robbery, 3 thefts out of vehicles, 3 thefts of vehicles, 11 shop-liftings.
• It is clear that theft of vehicles and theft out of vehicles remain our most serious crime issues, but with the festive season approaching the number of crime cases at the malls usually increases. The SAPS will be deploying extra resources to the malls over the festive shopping season, as usual.
• With the warmer weather, people are more inclined to leave upstairs windows and balcony doors open – this leads to opportunities for cat-burglars. Please take steps to protect your homes, e,g, burglar bars and safety-gates on doors.
• If the patrol van is not answering their cell-phone, please call the Reserve Commander at the station on 071 675 6014.
• Please help us to compile a register of crime risk areas and hot-spots.
6. FEEDBACK FROM COUNCILLORS
• Clr Ravid will have a table at the Spring Day Festival to listen to complaints about electrical billing and other service delivery issues.
• Street-lights need to be repaired along Riviera Road.
• The request for turning arrows into Main Road will be kept on the list.
7. TRAFFIC ISSUES
• No manholes were fixed since the last meeting that we are aware of.
• The intersection of Riviera Road and West Street needs to be replanned and repainted to smooth traffic flow and reduce hazard.
• The subsidence in 4th Ave cnr Riviera Road has received some attention, although the road has not yet been resurfaced.
8. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
• The Spring Day Festival is ready to roll – see you there on 28 September.
• The Daventry Court plaque will be unveiled at about 10am.
• A jacaranda tree will be planted at the event if we can get one in time, otherwise it will be planted later.
• The avenue of trees will be wrapped in paper so that people can write their hopes and wishes on them – pens will be provided.
• We hope for rain to manage the dust, otherwise we will need to get water and set up sprinklers.
• The Pam Golding Properties Verge Competition will be judged on the day.
• It was suggested to arrange recycling bins on the day, and to invite recycling companies to attend and sign people up.
• Kayte is putting up posters to advertise the event, and is paying for an advert in the Gazette – thank you Kayte!!!
• The mall is also allowing us to put up posters inside the mall – thank you Annamarie and Katia.
• We have not yet received any response on our request for playground equipment. Clr Ravid is asked to again pursue this with City Parks please.
• It was suggested that we try to arrange for yoga and/or tai chi sessions to be held in the park in future.
• The initiative to beautify the corner of 2nd Street and 2nd Ave has been completed. We hope for lots of rain so that those roses and irises can get off to a great start. Many thanks to Deon and the trustees of Brenthurst Court for this great gift to the suburb.
• To obtain a heritage rates rebate, the building has to pass a certification process run by the provincial heritage authority. The standards are very high, but it’s worth having as it saves up to 20% of the monthly rates bill.
• A suggestion was made to have residents repaint the railings on the bridge. It was pointed out that this is a huge job, requiring skills and proper materials, and a lot of hard work. A partly painted bridge would look awful, and a poorly painted bridge would look awful too. There is also the safety risk to the painters and the liability if they drop paint or tools onto cars on the motorway below. Clr Ravid will instead approach the JRA about having these bridge railings repainted professionally.
9. FINANCE AND MEMBERSHIP
• The new sponsorship of the sweeping project by Vered has taken some pressure off our finances, but hopefully more buildings will start cotributing after the Spring Day Festival.
• If anybody advertises in the Pam Golding newsletter, the money will be donated to the NKRA.
• Martindale Mews is building a classical patio outside the Riviera Road entrance. Many thanks to Dr Martin for this amazing upgrade.
• The people who are doing the fibre-optic network in Parkhurst have approached us also. You can get more info at www.vumatel.co.za
• The Mall is prepared to give a trolley to any building that wants one, to keep in their garage for the use of residents. Please let us know if your building wants one too.
• The Mall is offering Welcome-to-Killarney packs to be given to all new residents who buy a property in the area – please will the estate agents all co-ordinate this with us.
The meeting was closed, with thanks to the Killarney Mall for the use of their boardroom.
Our next meeting will be held on
WEDNESDAY 15 OCTOBER 2014 AT 5PM
PLEASE PASS ON THESE MINUTES TO OTHER RESIDENTS IN YOUR BUILDINGS