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 18th FEBRUARY 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 18th February 2015
PRESENT: Wayne Ford (Chairman); Ruth Kuper; Captain Moonsamy (SAPS); Raphael Ndlovu; Jo Marais; Paul Denham; Trish Terry; Margaret Urban, David Kramer; Mike Kalk; Charles Whyte; Harry Rutenberg; Councillor M Ravid; Edna Peres.
The chair welcomed everyone to the meeting.
Laurence Sachs; Deon Pelser; Kayte Denham; Rose Magabane; Dean Dada; Bryce Rielly; Jill Bonner; Jo Morreira; Dalien Rutenburg; Celeste Mulholland; Keith Edmeades; Yogan Naidoo.
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 presented the detailed crime statistics since the last meeting. The crimes included: 2 assaults, 2 theft out of vehicles, and 2 theft of vehicles. There was also one house robbery, where the resident was home at the time and was threatened. All residents are reminded to keep windows and balconies locked at night, unless you have burglar bars in place – some of these burglars can climb up walls and get access through high windows.
• The hawkers and squatters must now be reported to Deputy Director Kayako of the JMPD. We are still trying to get his/her contact numbers.
• If you happen to notice a suspicious activity in progress, please contact the SAPS patrol van IMMEDIATELY. It doesn’t help to call the police a few days later. If the patrol van does not answer their cell-phone, please call the 10111 emergency number. Take note of the time and date, and send this info to the NKRA as soon as possible for follow-up.
6. FEEDBACK FROM COUNCILLORS
• The traffic lights at the intersection of Riviera Road and Main Road now have a turning arrow to support the Gautrain Bus. Clr Ravid was asked to request the Gautrain management to re-route the bus accordingly.
• It was noted that we would have preferred to have turning arrows in all directions, but that these are very expensive modifications.
• The street lights are being affected by the load-shedding, which repeatedly upsets the timers. It was noted that having the lights on 24/7 wastes a lot of electricity, but having them off at night would cause serious security risks. Please continue to report malfunctioning street-lights, on 011 375 5555.
7. TRAFFIC ISSUES
• No manhole covers were replaced since the last meeting that we are aware of.
• The hole left by the water repair in Riviera Road outside the Mall, which was a very serious hazard, has finally been repaired. Many thanks to Clr Ravid for pursuing this for us.
8. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
• We have still not received any response to our formal request for playground equipment. We need to seriously consider buying equipment of our own. It would be ideal to have playground equipment installed by the Easter holidays, but by the October Festival at the very latest.
• A draft Development Plan for Killarney is being formulated, and will be taken to the City Parks shortly to see what can be done so that we don’t waste energy going down blind alleys. The upgrading of the Park will be the cornerstone of the Plan in the short term.
• We are investigating a large-scale solar project, which will hopefully make our buildings a bit more independent of Eskom, as is being done in Parkhurst.
• It was suggested that prepaid electrical meters should be installed in all staff quarters, to help recover at least some of the power that would otherwise have to be paid for out of the levies. Water meters are also an option, but are usually more difficult to install.
• A Garden Club has been formed, which will hold its first project this Saturday when they weed the vygies at our Centenary Plaque. All community-minded gardeners are invited to participate in these small but meaningful mini-projects.
• The Vumatel fibre-optic network seems to be rolling along – they are putting out press-releases announcing that they are wiring up Killarney-Riviera.
• It was reported that Lhenveolan is not evicting tenants – the managing agent denies that any such discussions are taking place. However the owner has now died, and all maintenance is on hold until the estate has been wound up.
10. FINANCE AND MEMBERSHIP
• It was previously agreed that the subscriptions will be increased to R50 per unit for the 2015 year. The invoices will be sent out soon.
• David reported that the car-washers are still stealing water from a meter in 3rd Street. Clr Ravid will report this to Joburg Water.
• The court case of Daventry Court vs City Power will happen soon. If they win, this case will hopefully set a valuable legal precedent that can be invoked by all other buildings.
• It was proposed to paint some high-visibility triangles onto the speed-humps, to improve safety. Clr Ravid will see if this is legally allowed.
The meeting was closed, with thanks to the Killarney Mall for the use of their boardroom.
Our next meeting will be held on
WEDNESDAY 18 MARCH 2015 AT 5PM
PLEASE PASS ON THESE MINUTES TO OTHER RESIDENTS IN YOUR BUILDINGS