The NKRA is grateful for the support provided in the 4th Street park by PAM GOLDING PROPERTIES and VISION TACTICAL SECURITY
MINUTES FOR THE MEETING OF THE 21st OCTOBER 2015
MINUTES FOR THE MONTHLY PUBLIC MEETING OF THE
NEW KILLARNEY-RIVIERA ASSOCIATION
HELD AT THE MALL MANAGEMENT OFFICES (1ST FLOOR OFFICE TOWER)
ON WEDNESDAY 21st OCTOBER 2015 AT 17H00
PRESENT: Wayne Ford (chairman) Raphael Ndlovu; Alexandra Leisegang; Kayte Denham; Captain Moonsamy (SAPS); Margaret Urban; Edna Peres; David Kramer; Trish Terry; Heinz Althaus; Abe Sher; Mia Snyman; George Kymdell; Ruth Kuper; Vicki Hamman; Raddiyya Mayet; Mike Kalk.
The chair welcomed everyone to the meeting.
Audrey & Frank Kobrin; Charles Whyte; Dean Dada; Laurence Sachs; Paul Denham; Peter Merzbacher; Giorgio Iovino.
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 with corrections.
5. SECURITY FEEDBACK / SECTOR CRIME FORUM
• Captain Moonsamy reported the detailed crime statistics since the last meeting. The crimes included: Thefts of motor vehicles 6; common assault 2; fraud 3; malicious damage to property 1; shoplifting 3; theft 4; unlawful possession of a firearm 1 (with an arrest).
• Cars continue to be stolen out of the grounds of Martindale Mews, where the security gate is often left open.
• Please advise your visitors to use old-fashioned gear-locks and steering locks, as these are better at deterring car thieves, and try not to park in the street if it can be avoided.
• If you notice a suspicious activity, please call the police patrol van immediately, so that the perpetrators can be caught red-handed. 071 675 6001.
• Please don’t leave upstairs windows and balconies unlocked, unless your upstairs windows and balconies have adequate burglar bars and gates, because this is cat-burglary season.
• A new security company in Killarney, Vision Tactical, is providing a Safety Ambassador all day every day in the park, free of charge. Yaseen Theba of Vision Tactical briefed the meeting on their security philosophy, which is that a client building is also safer if the area around it is safer – particularly when it comes to visitors’ cars. Making the environment less comfortable for drunks and drug sellers also makes it safer for the rest of the residents. They are also linked to the ER24 medical response service. The public is welcome to contact their control centre at 084 222 2222 to report any suspicious activity or medical emergency, and their response vehicles will then investigate. The meeting thanked Vision Tactical warmly for their valuable contributions.
• A person has been observed trying to break the razor-wire security mesh on the concrete fence at the circle in 7th Street. Although the fence has thus far stood up to all attacks, if you notice people tampering with that fence, please report it ASAP.
6. FEEDBACK FROM COUNCILLORS
• Cllr Ravid has retired from public service. A by-election will be held on 11 November to elect a successor. Voting will be open from 7am to 9pm.
• Cllr Martin Louw will be the acting councillor for the time being. He can be contacted on email@example.com
7. TRAFFIC ISSUES
• There were no additional traffic issues.
8. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
• The Killarney-Riviera Village Fair has been authorised to proceed on 24 October as planned. There will be a final Event Planning meeting directly after this meeting, to fine-tune details.
• The NKRA has been authorised to paint a mural on the east wall of the ablution block. A proposed design was shown to the meeting, and was accepted by those people present. A budget was requested for the paints etc. It will not be possible to do this in time for the Fair, but the project will be publicised at the Fair and we will seek to involve the community.
• The new drinking fountain is almost finished. It is probably large enough to carry a meaningful mosaic mural. Designs will be obtained and considered.
• The meeting voted to acquire a standard-design jungle-gym for the children, without any customisation to include exercise equipment. An order will be placed with the supplier as soon as possible, with a view to having it installed and operational at the start of the December school holidays.
• Russell Fisher Properties has donated a netball hoop and pole for the park, which is being installed as we speak. Many thanks to Russell and Vivian and Vicki!
• The Vumatel fibre-optic project is still on track, and customers are currently being connected. Vumatel can be contacted for sales and costing details at Killarney@vumatel.co.za or on 086100VUMA, or check their website at www.vumatel.co.za
• It was noted that Telkom are now installing fibre-optic cables in our pavements as well, in parallel with the Vuma cables.
10. FINANCE AND MEMBERSHIP
• No new members have joined since last month.
• Raffle tickets are now available, and will also be sold at the Fair on the day.
• The mall is running a special on the secure parking bays in the area alongside Whitehall Court. The entrances are located on 4th Street and 5TH Street, and are secured with electric gates with remote control access, a parking boom, and CCTV cameras. If you sign up now you will get a special price of R250 per month for 6 months, and thereafter residents who wish to continue can sign a further 12 month contract for R300 per month. If anyone is interested they can call Killarney Mall on 011 646 4657 and ask for Interpark or the Centre Manager.
• Domestic garbage is still being placed in pavement bins, causing them to overflow. Please can residents explain to their employees to put domestic garbage into the building’s internal bins.
• The broken water meter in 3rd Street cnr Killarney Road has still not been fixed, and water is continually running to waste.
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 November 2015 at 5pm
PLEASE PASS ON THESE MINUTES TO OTHER RESIDENTS IN YOUR BUILDINGS