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 19th MARCH 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 19 MARCH 2014 AT 17H00
PRESENT: Wayne Ford (Chair); Deon Pelser; Laurence Sachs; Raphael Ndlovu; Steve Mendelsohn; Jill Bronner; Kayte Denham, Clr M Ravid (Ward 73); Ruth Kuper; Deleen Levy; Rose Magabane; Captain Moonsamy; Mary Caganoff; Dean Dada; Harry Rutenberg; Dalien Rutenberg.
• The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting.
Yogan Naidoo; Mike Kalk; David Kramer; Keith Edmeades; Trish Terry; Paul Denham.
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 crimes statistics: 1 burglary; 4 house robberies; 1 assault; 2 thefts out of vehicles; 4 malicious damage to property; 1 armed robbery and 1 possession of drugs – with an arrest.
• The robber at Brenthurst Court escaped, but left behind his bag of tools. Hopefully the police managed to get fingerprints from those tools.
• If you have a crime in process, please call the patrol van immediately so that they can make an arrest – cell number 071 675 6001. If they don’t answer, please call 10111 (112 from a cellphone). If they don’t answer, please call the station call centre on 011 488 6517. If they don’t answer, call Captain Moonsamy on 071 675 6000. If he doesn’t answer call the station commander (Brigadier Ntandane) on 071 675 7488.
• Upper Killarney (south of the motorway) has formed a neighbourhood watch to improve security in that location. All buildings in Killarney-Riviera are encouraged to club together with their neighbouring buildings to do the same. Thus far only 4 other buildings have volunteered to join such initiatives and unfortunately none of them are close enough to each other to make it work at this time.
6. FEEDBACK FROM COUNCILLORS
• Councillor Ravid reported that the IDP planning process is again underway. Killarney-Riviera is asking for turning arrows at the intersection of Riviera Road and Main Road, as well as a slip-road with a yield sign for traffic turning left from Riviera Road into Oxford Road, outside Beverley Heights. This will ease traffic congestion in Riviera Road, which is currently gridlocking back to Main Road at present, as well as reduce the taxi illegal-stopping in Oxford Road at that corner.
• The turning arrows at Main Road have already been requested, and we are waiting for the JRA committee to decide.
• The electricity billing issues have not yet been resolved.
• The ablution facility in the park is not yet operational.
7. TRAFFIC ISSUES
• The water pipe repair in Riviera Road cnr Oxford Road has not yet been completed.
• Clr Ravid has logged references for various open manholes, potholes, faded road markings etc in Killarney.
• It was noted that a huge pothole has appeared in River Road now as well.
• Discussions are taking place with the Mall re the taxi problem.
8. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
• It was resolved to request permission from City Parks to hold a Spring Day event in the 4th Street Park on Sunday 28 September, which will also be the anniversary of the Centenary event. We thus far have the following suggestions: Jumping Castle for kids; Food vendors; Organic Food market; Local musicians giving recitals; Pet show; Art in the Park; Police dog show.
• We will also approach City Parks to make permanent improvements to the park itself. We thus far have the following suggestions: Colourful flowers/shrubs at each gate, children’s playground equipment; a netball hoop; and Trim Park exercise equipment. All suggestions are most welcome.
• The initiative to beautify the corner of 2nd Street and 2nd Ave has commenced. Brenthurst Court are removing the unsightly old concrete, and will be planting flowers and shrubs there instead. We thank Brenthurst Court for this initiative.
• A large branch snapped off a jacaranda in 2nd Ave recently, and fell into the road. Fortunately nobody was hurt. It was noted that these trees were not pruned in the last cycle, due to interference from some individuals at Whitehall Court, and they are long overdue for attention. Clr Ravid was requested to push City Parks to prune these trees before somebody gets hurt, even if the Parks people need a police escort to ward off interference.
• The trees in Main Road Rivera are blocking the streetlights, and need to be pruned as well please to improve security.
• Kayte Denham of PGP has donated a number of floodlights to the buildings south of the motorway to improve security. More lights were requested in Main Road in Riviera, where the trees are blocking the streetlights.
• It was noted that there is a lot of rubbish building up again in the car park in 7th Street, including a bathtub. The buildings in the area were requested to help with a clean-up, but more rubbish keeps coming. Councillor Myeki is requested to help resolve this on-going problem.
• 1st Street outside Dukes Court has been particularly messy, despite the community sweeping project. PikiTup sometimes spills a lot of garbage on the road, and they don’t always clean up what they spill.
9. FINANCE AND MEMBERSHIP
• After several years as our treasurer, Steve Mendelsohn is stepping down. Laurence Sachs volunteered to take on the responsibility, and was unanimously elected unopposed to the position. We thank Laurence for volunteering, and we thank Steve for his years of valuable service.
• Communication is an important part of what the NKRA does, and we get a lot of value from being able to communicate quickly and cheaply with trustees of various buildings by email. However trustees change from time to time, and they don’t always let us know when these changes happen. Please could you all let us have the names and email addresses of the current trustees of your buildings?
The meeting was closed, with thanks to the Killarney Mall for the use of their boardroom.
Our next meeting will be held on
WEDNESDAY 16 APRIL 2014 AT 5PM
PLEASE PASS ON THESE MINUTES TO OTHER RESIDENTS IN YOUR BUILDINGS