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 11th NOVEMBER 2009
MINUTES FOR THE MONTHLY PUBLIC MEETING OF THE
NEW KILLARNEY-RIVIERA ASSOCIATION
HELD AT THE MALL MANAGEMENT OFFICES ON 11th NOVEMBER 2009 AT 18H00
PRESENT: Wayne Ford (Chairman)
Liora Kloss (Killarney Wilds)
Hein Dyer (Killarney Mall)
Rochelle Aaron (Glenhof)
Dalien Rutenberg (Glenhof)
Herbert Prins (Mentone Court)
Jacques Stoltz (Gleneagles)
Yousuf Karrim (Dukes Court)
Ahmed Seedat (Killarney Park)
WF welcomed everyone to the meeting, being the last meeting of the year 2009.
Marcelle Ravid, Rob Milne, Frank & Audrey Kobrin, Marion Brouwer.
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING
The Minutes of the previous meeting were taken as read, and approved with 3 changes.
Two names are to be corrected, and the record on pg 2 re the taxis needs to be reworded.
4. SECURITY FEEDBACK / SECTOR CRIME FORUM
Inspector Bester was not present, and there was no crime feedback.
The vagrant problem continues. The concrete fence in 7th St has not yet been repaired.
The fencing on the bridges has largely been completed, with just a few items outstanding.
The hawker situation in 7th St gets worse by the week. The JMPD by-laws officer for our area is Inspector Zed Manganiso, on 082 779 1361 – please all call him regularly.
The Street Committee project has started well. We already have contacts at more than half the buildings, but about 20-odd buildings still need to be linked up. All members are requested to please contact neighbouring buildings and identify contact persons for us.
The huge hole in the road at Federation Road corner Anerley Road has been filled but not tarred over. The rain and the traffic are thus emptying it out day by day. It is on the list for urgent “reinstatement”.
A traffic engineer visited Killarney Road, and has undertaken to upgrade the pedestrian crossing as required. However money is not available for painting.
A concern was raised about children playing soccer in First Street, as there have been a few near misses of taxis. WF pointed out that it is not for us to chase the children – it is the responsibility of the parents of those children. The issue is to identify the parents of those children and send them a letter. LK volunteered to do that.
HP reported back that he has corresponded with Clr R on matters of the BRT, as undertaken previously.
JS reported that nothing will happen on the BRT in our area until after 2010, but assured the meeting that the matter was being closely monitored.
The Mall was asked if the taxis could be accommodated on the land next to the Toyota dealership. HD gave some feedback about future development intentions, and confirmed that transport issues would be considered in future development programs.
6. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
JM was not present to give feedback.
It was noted that parties at Splice are becoming a disturbance to the neighbours. We need urgently to identify a new contact at Splice.
A recycling contractor has been found who is prepared to collect from each building individually. However after a good start he is now charging a collection levy to all buildings, to cover the cost of his petrol. We need more co-ordination on collections to reduce fuel costs, and we need more volumes of refuse to make this work in the short term. In the long term PikiTup will enforce recycling, but that will take a few years to reach Killarney. If anybody knows of recycling collectors who collect for free, please do let us know urgently.
Clr R and HD are still trying to get the bees removed from 4th St. In the meanwhile, please leave them alone – they only attack if disturbed or threatened.
Otherwise the environment is looking good.
The newsletter has been done but there is still some space left (2/3 of the back page). If anybody has an item for inclusion, please email it to WF on firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 20 Nov latest.
8. FINANCE AND MEASUREMENT
Treasurer not present, but no expenditure has taken place since last month.
Approximately R24 000 will be paid shortly for the bridge fencing. This money has already been fund-raised out of contributions from neighbouring businesses.
The ticket machines in the parking lot of Killarney Mall have made a big difference and improvement. However the one machine at the bottom of the middle ramp is positioned right on the curve, which makes it very difficult for motorists to insert their card.
Gautrain: some buildings have noted excessive vibrations from tunnelling operations, and there is concern that the tunnel under Killarney is much more shallow than originally planned. We need to contact the buildings that have this concern, and get more details.
JMPD and the Roads Agency need to be called repeatedly re the problems in 7th St. Reference numbers must be obtained, and forwarded to the councillors for follow-up.
The meeting closed with thanks to all attendees, and Seasonal Greetings.
This was the last meeting of the year.
The next meeting will be held on
WEDNESDAY 13TH JANUARY 2010 at 18H00
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU ALL – SEE YOU IN 2010!!!