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 MARCH 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 March 2015
PRESENT: Wayne Ford (Chairman); Ruth Kuper; Captain Moonsamy (SAPS); Raphael Ndlovu; Jo Marais; Trish Terry; Margaret Urban, David Kramer; Mike Kalk; Charles Whyte; Councillor M Ravid; Laurence Sachs; Deon Pelser; Kayte Denham; Rose Magabane; Dean Dada; Yogan Naidoo; Jo Morreira; Alexandra Leisegang; Mary Caganoff; Rochester Shen; Adam Golding; Giorgio Iovino.
The chair welcomed everyone to the meeting.
Celeste Mulholland; Harry Rutenburg
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: 1 attempted kidnapping; 1 theft out of vehicles; 5 theft of vehicles; 1 attempted theft of vehicles; 5 shoplifting. The thefts of vehicles were disturbingly high this month. These thefts were completely random as to the make of vehicle, the time of day and the place, so it seems they are all crimes of opportunity. Most were taken from the streets near the mall.
• By-law infringements such as hawkers and car-washers etc can now be reported to Sergeant Sekula of the JMPD, on 076 641 1145. If she does not respond then call Superintendent Khanyago of the JMPD, on 085 559 3867.
• If you happen to notice a suspicious activity in progress, please contact the SAPS patrol van IMMEDIATELY on 071 675 6001. 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. Please then take note of the exact time and date of the call, as the patrol van personnel change every shift and we need to know the exact time and date of the non-response to be able to hold the correct people responsible. You should then report this poor service by the patrol van to the patrolling supervisors on 071 675 6014/15.
• The SAPS have been instructed to intervene in cases of drinking illegal alcohol in the park, so please call the van in real-time on 071 675 6001.
6. FEEDBACK FROM COUNCILLORS
• Clr Ravid was asked to request the Gautrain management to re-route their bus, to avoid going through Riviera.
7. TRAFFIC ISSUES
• The newspapers have reported that Durban is making manhole covers from a new type of metal that has no scrap value – Clr Ravid was asked to follow up on the possibility of the JRA bringing this innovation to Killarney please.
• We need more by-law enforcement in Killarney Road, as the illegally-parked cars cause a blockage whenever the Gautrain bus stops at that spot.
• The faulty traffic lights in Oxford Road cnr Riviera Road are causing mayhem. It was noted that thieves target traffic lights, and that the JRA is currently on strike.
8. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
• We have still not received any response from City Parks to our formal request for playground equipment, but they have told Clr Ravid that they do not have any spare equipment on hand.
• People will not come to the park unless they have a good reason, so we need to seriously consider buying equipment of our own, even if we just start off small. It would be ideal to have playground equipment installed in time for the Easter holidays.
• The benches, gates and paving are all in need of minor repairs.
• The Killarney-Riviera Garden Club was thanked for weeding the vygies at our Centenary Plaque. All community-minded gardeners are invited to participate in these mini-projects.
• It appears that the pigeons are eating the leaves off the vygies to access the moisture. It was suggested that a small bird-bath be placed there to give the pigeons a less-destructive source of drinking water. If anybody has an old birdbath, please could you consider donating it?
• It was reported that feeding bread to pigeons is harmful to their health.
• Giorgio from the Vumatel fibre-optic company attended to give an update on the roll-out of the FTTH project. Work on laying the cables will start in April, but for buildings that intend to participate, the internal surveying and planning needs to start as soon as possible. Connecting your building to the network will not cost the building anything, and individual units will be charged only once they choose to connect to the service – people who choose not to use the service will not have to pay anything at all ever. Kayte Denham was thanked for her assistance in distributing leaflets throughout the suburb.
10. FINANCE AND MEMBERSHIP
• The subscriptions 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 yet again to Joburg Water and to JMPD.
• The court case of Daventry Court vs City Power will go to trial soon. This case will hopefully set a valuable legal precedent that can be invoked by all other buildings.
• The free trolleys that the Mall is giving to participating buildings will be available probably from next week. A small ceremony is planned – dates to be advised.
• The residential secure-parking project in the Mall parking lot near Hanover Gate is basically finished, and participating residents will be able to start using it in April. About 70-odd bays have been leased already, with about 25-odd bays still available.
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 APRIL 2015 AT 5PM
PLEASE PASS ON THESE MINUTES TO OTHER RESIDENTS IN YOUR BUILDINGS