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 NOVEMBER 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 NOVEMBER 2014
PRESENT: Wayne Ford (Chairman); Ruth Kuper; Captain Moonsamy (SAPS); Laurence Sachs; Raphael Ndlovu; Deon Pelser; Mike Kalk; Kayte Denham; Andrew Royal; Jo Marais; Yogan Naidoo; Debbie de Beer; Edna Peres; Alain Bonfrer; Adam Golding.
The chair welcomed everyone to the meeting.
Frank & Audrey Kobrin; Paul Denham; Keith Edmeades; David Kramer; Councillor M Ravid; Rose Magabane; Jill Bronner; Bryce Reilly; Trish Terry; Charles Whyte; Margaret Urban.
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 common robbery, 1 common assault; 2 theft out of vehicles, 2 theft of vehicles, 1 common theft; 1 attempted rape; 1 malicious damage to property; 1 burglary; and 1 recovery of an illegally possessed firearm.
• It was confirmed that the recently-publicised video of a hijacking inside a complex happened in Oaklands, not in Killarney as the newspaper stated. Sloppy journalism, that.
• The amount of criminal activity at the malls usually increases over the festive season. Please be aware of the risk of pick-pockets, purse-snatching, credit-card theft, car break-ins and mugging in the Mall and the parking area, and on the surrounding pavements. In addition, criminals are now training young children to work as pick-pockets, so please be alert to small children loitering around your possessions as well.
• If you are going on holiday, please take proper precautions to secure your home.
• If you note a suspicious activity, please contact the patrol van IMMEDIATELY. It doesn’t help to call the police a few days later. If the patrol van is not answering their cell-phone, please call the Reserve Commander at the station on 071 675 6014.
• The beggars at the Engen service-station shop are harassing customers, especially at night.
6. FEEDBACK FROM COUNCILLORS
• There were no councillors attending.
• However Clr Ravid has asked us to help her to compile a list of all street lights that are currently not working. Please send your updated reports to Wayne on firstname.lastname@example.org
7. TRAFFIC ISSUES
• No manholes were fixed since the last meeting that we are aware of.
• However the huge water-leak problem in Riviera Road was repaired, as was the traffic light in Main Road. The old water leak in the intersection of 4th Ave and Riviera Road was finally resurfaced, but water is already leaking up through the new tar patch.
• There is a new water-leak excavation in 9th Street, and serious potholes are opening up in 7th Street as well, at the circle.
8. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
• We have still not received any response to our formal request for playground equipment.
• We have therefore started researching the cost of playground equipment, and it seems we can get a very nice apparatus for about R60,000. If that proves to be too expensive, we will need to get a smaller and cheaper unit, and hope to expand on it later when we have more funding.
• Edna is talking to the Johannesburg Development Agency to get their support for various improvements in Killarney, and we hope that the park might be the pilot project. Edna will establish a project forum shortly to brain-storm various ideas, and to draw up a plan. Please let us know if you are interested to participate in this forum.
• It was agreed that we will try to get a coffee-bar caravan set up in the park on weekends, to see if this might attract additional residents into the park.
• Please let us know if you notice any street-lights malfunctioning, or any water leaks.
• Laurence has contacted a few providers of fibre-optic networks to get comparative prices. It seems we may need to have as many as a third of all homes in the area committed to this project before it can go ahead. We will try to arrange a meeting in January for the service-providers to explain their proposals.
• Concern was expressed that the new Russell Fisher pavement dustbins are causing a traffic hazard by obstructing vision for cars attempting to enter 4th Ave from 2nd Street, and into Riviera Road from 2nd Ave.
9. FINANCE AND MEMBERSHIP
• Good news – Laurence is able and willing to continue as treasurer for a few more months.
• Notices have been placed on the Mall fences advertising a request for a change in the development permission for the Mall. All that the Mall is doing is asking to vary the ratio for the INTERNAL allocation of their floor-space, so that they can have a more efficient ratio of shops to restaurants etc. This will NOT affect the exterior of the property, or impact on residents at all. The improving of the security in the car-park is a separate project.
The meeting was closed, with Festive Greetings to all, and with thanks to the Killarney Mall for the use of their boardroom.
Our next meeting will be held on
WEDNESDAY 21 JANUARY 2015 AT 5PM
PLEASE PASS ON THESE MINUTES TO OTHER RESIDENTS IN YOUR BUILDINGS