MINUTES FOR THE MEETING OF THE 20th JUNE 2018
MINUTES FOR THE MONTHLY PUBLIC MEETING OF THE
NEW KILLARNEY-RIVIERA ASSOCIATION
HELD AT ROOM 223 OF THE MALL OFFICE TOWER
ON WEDNESDAY 20th JUNE 2018 AT 17H00
PRESENT: Wayne Ford (Killarney Village); Charles Whyte (Beverley Heights); Julie Wilson (Killarney Hills); Mike Kalk (Brenthurst Court); Ruth Kuper (Gleneagles); Faye Sher; Sgt Mdlolo (SAPS); Vivienne Cobbett (Biarritz); Dalien Rutenberg (Glenhof Gardens); Dean Dada (RCS Security); Margaret Urban (Hanover Gate); Annica Marincowitz (Chartwell); Shaahid Abba (Bolton Hall).
The chair welcomed everyone to the meeting.
Harry Rutenberg (Sevenoaks); Romi Reineke (Daventry Court); David Spencer (Brenthurst Court); Yogan Naidoo (Dukes Court).
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 has been promoted to a position at the Rosebank Police Station. From now on the Killarney Sector will be served by Sergeant Mdlolo, who was introduced to the meeting and welcomed. Sgt Mdlolo presented the crime statistics for the past four weeks, and the major issues were as follows: Theft of motor vehicles 3; Armed robbery 5; Theft-General 2; Assault 2; Car-jacking 1; Common robbery 1; Fraud 2; Possession of Drugs 2. The persons involved in the possession of drugs incidents were arrested.
• Sgt Mdlolo was briefed on the main crime and security challenges in the area. Sgt Mdlolo was also requested to take steps particularly against the illegal drinking of alcohol in 1st Street and 2nd Street, and the selling of drugs in 1st Street. Another serious problem is the profusion of illegal hawkers and car-washers all around the suburb.
• Sgt Mdlolo can be contacted on 082 355 5646 for the time being.
• It was noted at the recent CPF meeting that the SAPS will soon revamp the visible-policing patrol arrangements in the area, but details are not yet available.
• It has been reported also that a white VW Golf has been used to approach pedestrians at the road-side, and to rob them. This has happened particularly at bus stops. If you are waiting at the road-side for a bus or an Uber etc, please be extra cautious of approaching cars.
• When you notice a problem developing with a street party or similar, please first call the City emergency hotline on 011 375 5911 and ask the operator to log a call for you. Don’t let them just transfer you to JMPD, make sure they first log a call for you with a reference number. If JMPD don’t thereafter arrive within about 30 minutes, then contact the Councillor with your reference number and ask her to chase JMPD for service.
• Councillor Huggett can be contacted by the community at any time, by SMS or Whatsapp, on 071 785 8068.
6. FEEDBACK FROM COUNCILLORS
• Councillor Huggett was not in attendance.
• The street-light covers have been removed again in 1st Street, exposing the electrical wiring to curious children.
• The streetlights are still on permanently in 2nd Street.
• The storm-water drain in 4th Street, adjacent to the Mall property, needs attention please.
7. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
• The sandpit in the park playground area has been topped up with 3 tons of fresh sand, at a cost of R6,486. The parents of very young children are very appreciative.
• The parents of very young children have asked if we can enhance the existing playground jungle-gym, by adding a lower platform-level more suitable for very young children. They have also suggested some extra apparatus, and a paved border suitable for scooters and tricycles. It was noted that attracting more families with young children makes the park better and safer for everyone, and is in line with our strategy. It has been agreed that the parents will formulate ideas and get costings, after which the NKRA will consider the various suggestions.
• The mysterious trench that was dug on the pavement in 2nd Street at the corner of 2nd Ave, has been filled in. We now wait to see how long it will take until the pavement is resurfaced.
• It was agreed that we should continue the tradition of holding a Family Day in the Park on the last weekend of October. This will again be based around a jumping castle for children, and encouraging residents to bring picnics. All ideas and suggestions are welcome. Hopefully the weather will be better this year than it was last year.
• Please report problems of potholes and pavements to the JRA at http://www.jra.org.za/find-and-fix-mobile-app, or call 011 375 5555. Please keep the reference numbers for follow-up.
• Please also use the number 0860 562 874 to report all road and pavement-related problems to the municipality. This includes all cases of rubble being dumped on pavements, potholes in roads or pavements, road signs in need of repair, streetlights not working, blocked storm-drains, or traffic lights out of order. You can also report all of these issues to the call centre hotline number – 080 872 3342. Please keep the reference numbers for follow-up.
8. FINANCE AND MEMBERSHIP
• Thus far 21 buildings have already paid the 2018 subscription. Your support for the year ahead would be very much appreciated.
• The meeting was once again disrupted by off-agenda arguments. It was again necessary to remind attendees that the NKRA meetings are held to conduct serious business, including that of the Killarney Sector Crime Forum, and that these meetings are not a general free-for-all. While all residents are welcome to attend and to participate, professional conduct and decorum must be observed at all times.
• The community is reminded of the NKRA website at www.nkra.org.za. This website includes inter alia a list of recommended service providers. We invite members of the community to recommend all suppliers who have provided a good service, so that we can all benefit.
• The community is also reminded that we have a branch of the Johannesburg Public Library in the Killarney Mall, behind the Post Office.
The meeting was closed, with thanks to the Killarney Mall for hosting us.
Our next meeting will be held on
WEDNESDAY 18 JULY 2018 at 5pm
PLEASE PASS ON THESE MINUTES TO OTHER RESIDENTS IN YOUR BUILDINGS
JMPD call centre hotline number – 080 872 3342
City emergency hotline on 011 375 5911
SAPS patrol van – 071 675 6001
If you get no response from the patrol van, please call 10111
Councillor Huggett – by SMS or Whatsapp – 071 785 8068