MINUTES FOR THE MEETING OF THE 21st JUNE 2017
MINUTES FOR THE MONTHLY PUBLIC MEETING OF THE
NEW KILLARNEY-RIVIERA ASSOCIATION
HELD AT THE MALL MANAGEMENT OFFICES (1ST FLOOR OFFICE TOWER)
ON WEDNESDAY 21 JUNE 2017 AT 17H00
PRESENT: Wayne Ford (Killarney Village); Colin Froneman (Chartwell); Charles Whyte (Beverley Heights); Mike Kalk (Brenthurst Court); Julie Wilson (Killarney Hills); Jaco le Roux (Chartwell); David Jones (Chartwell); Margaret Urban (Hanover Gate); Ruth Kuper (Gleneagles); Amora Visser (Killarney Park); Estelle Jacobs (Killarney Park); Tim Davies (Chartwell); Dalien Rutenberg (Glenhof); Vivian Cobbett (Biarritz); George Kymdell (NAMA); Neissan Besharati (Splice).
The chair welcomed everyone to the meeting.
Captain Moonsamy (SAPS); Dean Dada (RCS Security); Harry Rutenberg (Sevenoaks); Elena Joaquim (St Johns Wood); Eleanor Huggett (Ward Councillor); Paulo Joaquim (Sevenoaks); David Kramer (Chartwell); Chelsea Paull (Gleneagles).
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 apologised, as he is on leave, and we do not yet have the crime statistics for the past four weeks.
• The noise and disturbance problems in 1st Street continue, particularly at the taxi rank.
• Wayne has been informed by the Mall Centre Manager that the Mall owners have put on ice their proposal to build a proper taxi facility on the Mall premises outside Pick ‘n Pay. This is due to the concerns that were raised by some residents who live in the vicinity of Pick ‘n Pay. The Mall and their consultants will instead review the other alternative locations, to see if any of them can be made to work to some acceptable extent. If the engineers are satisfied that an alternative location could be feasible, then the Mall will need to start the consultation process with the taxi associations all over again. This will take time. We will be kept informed of developments after each stage.
• Wayne will request a written notification to this effect from the Mall.
• It was confirmed that the pavement of River Road, alongside the golf course, has already been suggested to the Council as a practical location for a taxi facility. The Council undertook to consider this option, but that was years ago and they have not given us any indication so far of the way forward.
• It was again agreed that we as a community need to identify alternative workable solutions, in case no other location at the Mall is viable and acceptable. Interested persons are asked to volunteer to host a small meeting of building representatives.
6. FEEDBACK FROM COUNCILLORS
• The councillor has apologised for non-attendance, as the city councillors are currently involved in strategic workshops.
• Wayne has been corresponding with the Council’s building inspection department. They have confirmed that they are imposing penalty tariffs on the municipal rates charged to Martindale Mews, in consequence of them having built unauthorised structures on their premises. However the Council is are struggling with the proposed court action because they are unable to identify the legal owner of the building – which is quite possibly a company. George undertook to identify the legal owners for us.
7. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
• We are still struggling to get all the potholes and pavements repaired. Please report problems to the JRA at http://www.jra.org.za/find-and-fix-mobile-app, or call 011 375 5555.
• The water-pipe repairs are a particular problem, as the Joburg Water department apparently does not have enough budget to fix all the leaks as well as repair all the pavements afterwards. They are therefore currently prioritising the leaks, so as to reduce water wastage.
• The councillor will be asked to request that the road markings in Killarney and Riviera be repainted, especially safety-related issues such as stop streets and speed-humps.
• The painting of the Lhenveolan building in 1st Street is continuing, and they have now switched to a two-tone colour scheme. The building is big, and the job will still take a few more months to complete.
• Wayne’s building has replaced the stolen manhole cover on their pavement with a steel swivel cover, which can be easily opened but which cannot be easily removed. We will wait a few months to see how it holds up to the scrap metal thieves, and if it has not been broken off then perhaps the NKRA could install similar covers at other dangerous open manholes.
• Inspection covers on street lamps are being removed, and the internal wiring is being exposed to curious children as a result. The councillor will be asked to request that these poles be repaired urgently.
• Please 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 new call centre hotline number – 080 872 3342. Please keep the reference numbers for follow-up.
10. FINANCE AND MEMBERSHIP
• 28 buildings have renewed their subscriptions for the 2017/18 year so far.
• We now have enough money to start considering projects again. Please send in your ideas and suggestions.
• If your building would like to also become an NKRA member, please contact us.
• Everyone was reminded that security companies need to be properly registered and must be compliant with the security industry regulations, otherwise the trustees may be liable for fines. You can check the registration of your own service provider on the website of the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA), at psira.co.za.
• The representatives of two buildings confirmed that they have verified the compliance of Vision Tactical.
The meeting was closed, with thanks to the Killarney Mall for hosting us.
Our next meeting will be held on
WEDNESDAY 19 JULY 2017 at 5pm
PLEASE PASS ON THESE MINUTES TO OTHER RESIDENTS IN YOUR BUILDINGS
JMPD call centre hotline number – 080 872 3342.
SAPS patrol van – 071 675 6001
If you get no response, please call the Hillbrow Joint Operations Command Centre
on 011 488 6712, or call 10111.