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 21st MAY 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 21 MAY 2014 AT 17H00
PRESENT: Wayne Ford (Chair); Deon Pelser; Raphael Ndlovu; Jill Bronner; Kayte Denham; Ruth Kuper; Rose Magabane; Captain Moonsamy; Paul Denham; Mike Kalk; Jo Marais; Margaret Urban; Trish Terry; Dean Dada; Charles Whyte; George Kymdell; Mary Caganoff; Debbie de Beer; Simonetta Wilson; Vivian Darko; Claudia John.
• The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting.
Keith Edmeades; Clr M Ravid; Bryce Reilly; Laurence Sachs; Harry Rutenberg.
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 crime statistics for the period: 1 common assault; 4 shopliftings; 1 general theft; 2 burglaries; 2 attempted burglaries; 4 frauds; 2 thefts out of vehicles; 2 malicious damage to properties; 1 drunk driving.
• Many burglaries are “inside jobs”. As a preventative measure, Captain Moonsamy would like to do inspections of roof-top staff quarters, to see if there are illegal residents etc up there, and to evaluate the access-control. This requires the co-operation of the body corporate. If you have staff quarters in your building, and would like to have the SAPS evaluate the area, please contact Captain Moonsamy on 071 675 6000.
• Sloane Square was thanked for their efforts in closing off the gap in the park boundary fence, and for replacing the unsightly razor wire.
• Captain Moonsamy will be preparing and distributing pamphlets for a crime awareness campaign – he will deliver the content to Wayne who will prepare the first-draft.
• The JMPD have apparently been putting pressure on the taxis – please keep an eye on the taxi situation and help us to gauge the progress.
6. FEEDBACK FROM COUNCILLORS
• There were no councillors present.
• We note that the ablution facility in the park is not yet operational.
• We have received a plea from a resident in Lhenveolan, complaining that the interior is unhygienic and unbearable. Clr Ravid is arranging an inspection. Captain Moonsamy will participate if he is given sufficient advance notice. Daventry Court are also complaining about rats which they believe originate from the Lhenveolan property.
• We have not yet received any feedback on our request for turning arrows in Riviera Road cnr Main Road.
• The traffic light at the top of the off-ramp from the M1S is still a concern. It needs to be reset so that after rush-hour the traffic off the motorway is not held standing for as long, as the cars waiting there for long periods in the dark are vulnerable to criminals.
7. TRAFFIC ISSUES
• Clr Ravid has logged references for various open manholes, potholes, faded road markings etc in Killarney. Several of the road markings were repainted in the past few weeks, but no repairs were noted so far.
8. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
• We have requested permission from City Parks to hold a Spring Day event in the 4th Street Park on Sunday 28 September, but have not yet received a response. It was confirmed that there are no significant religious holidays on that day.
• Dean Dada of RCS Security and Trish Terry of Lew Geffen Sotheby’s will combine to provide and manage a Jumping Castle for the children.
• Dean will also be providing a food caravan with hot food and cold drinks.
• All local restaurants and businesses are welcome to participate as well, free of charge.
• We have approached City Parks to make permanent improvements to the park itself. They have not responded thus far to our list of suggestions, but some repairs were begun recently at the ablution facility.
• The initiative to beautify the corner of 2nd Street and 2nd Ave is well underway. The unsightly old concrete has been chopped out, and the fence will be installed shortly. Thereafter new soil will be brought in, and the planting will be done. Brenthurst Court were again thanked for this substantial investment in the appearance of our suburb.
• Kayte Denham and Pam Golding Properties are once again sponsoring a Verge Competition, with a prize of R10,000. The “verge” includes the pavement and all aspects of the garden which are visible from the street, including inside a boundary fence, as the idea is to make the suburb attractive to passers-by. The winner will be announced at the Spring Day on 28 September.
• It was noted that many buildings are sweeping their pavement and are generally taking care of their immediate surroundings. All buildings who are making this effort are warmly thanked for this, as it contributes enormously to the well-being of us all.
• The Sectional Titles Act is being amended – the proposed new aspects are all very favourable to owners and residents.
• A new by-law will become effective soon that can be used to force owners to maintain the outward appearance of their buildings.
9. FINANCE AND MEMBERSHIP
• The invoices for member contributions were upgraded, and were sent out. A number of buildings have already paid, and we hope more will contribute soon. Laurence was thanked for his efforts here.
• Paul Denham is undertaking an initiative to obtain the contact details of the trustees of the other buildings, so that we can address our appeals more effectively.
• Feral cats are a useful asset in combatting rodents. If you are willing to host a feral cat or three, please let us know.
• Kayte was thanked for the coverage given to the NKRA in her quarterly newspaper. Her idea is to feature two or three buildings per issue. If your building would like to be featured in a future edition, please let us know.
• Kayte is also awarding NKRA membership signs to member buildings and recycling-project signs to buildings that are recycling. If you do not already have these but would like to have them, please let us know.
• The Barkley Square vacant land – formerly used as a municipal parking lot – is for sale to be developed as residential units. If you are interested to purchase and develop that land, please let us know.
The meeting was closed, with thanks to the Killarney Mall for the use of their boardroom.
Our next meeting will be held on
WEDNESDAY 18 JUNE 2014 AT 5PM
PLEASE PASS ON THESE MINUTES TO OTHER RESIDENTS IN YOUR BUILDINGS