The NKRA is grateful for the support provided in the 4th Street park by our park sponsors PAM GOLDING PROPERTIES and VISION TACTICAL SECURITY.

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MINUTES OF THE NKRA ON 11 SEPTEMBER 2008

PRESENT:

Wayne Ford (Chairman)
Clr Mohlala (Region 8)
Clr Ravid (Region 3)
Jo Marais (Environment)
Jacques Stoltz
D Locke
Faye Susser-Sher
Barry Milner
Dalien Ruitenberg
A Ruitenberg
S Mendelsohn

APOLOGIES:

Inspector Bester – SAPS
Stan Kaplan
Brent Chalmers (Treasurer)
Jenny Chalmers (Secretary)
Rochelle Aarons

1.     WELCOME
WF welcomed everyone to the meeting.   Apologies were noted.

2.     MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING
The Minutes of the previous meeting were taken as read. It was noted that S Mendelssohn’s apology for the August meeting had been omitted, and the record should be amended accordingly. The minutes were then approved without further amendment.

3.    SECURITY FEEDBACK / COMMUNITY SAFETY PROJECT – SCAI
•    Inspec Bester was unfortunately unable to attend the meeting, as he is busy with on-going SAPS operations. WF reported on the following, as per Inspec Bester: The latest crime statistics are moderate. There have been two house-breakings, two thefts out of vehicles and one robbery this month. The Jazz on the Lake also went well, with no concerns for Killarney-Riviera.
•    It was noted that the road closures had been effective on the day.
•    It was noted that DA Councillor Darryn Bergmann was responsible for securing the attendance of the senior JMPD officials at the SCAI presentation – many thanks to him.
•    The Council Environmental Affairs department has acted against the vagrants in Anerley Road, but there are still some people in the area. Further actions will take place over the next few weeks.

SCAI
•    SM reported that Spinney Close still has unresolved problems.
•    It was noted that drug deals are taking place in the parking area of the Toyota dealership – can the cameras at Mentone perhaps observe and record these incidents too?
•    The manhole at cnr 1st St and Killarney Road is being used to conceal contraband.
•    FSS has noted the SCAI patrol car parked on the pavement outside Chartwell on occasion – this sets a bad example – unless it’s an emergency please can that car be parked inside the visitors’ parking when it’s not on patrol.
•    Illegal dumping is happening in Main Rd near Riviera Mansions – please can SCAI cameras watch for the perpetrator as well.

4.    MALL CONSTRUCTION PROJECT AND FEEDBACK
•    No feedback to date.

5.    TRAFFIC AND TAXI PROJECT
•    Oxford Road has reopened to traffic.
•    Main Road is to be repaired and resurfaced.
•    The motorway kerb amendment is still in the pipeline awaiting budget allocations.
•    A weak traffic light was reported to Clr R.
•    Road markings are about to be repainted with better paint than last time.

6.    ENVIRONMENT
•    FSS reported that a lamp post in 5th Street, nearest corner 2nd Avenue, is leaning over.
•    Outlet pipes from a number of buildings have been blocked by repairs to subsiding sidewalks. It is now the responsibility of the individual buildings to ensure those pipes are re-routed into the formal storm-water systems rather than the open street gutters.
•    The Bombela Consortium have asked that residents be alert for signs of vibration or subsidence, and that they report any developing concerns to:
•    Nimmi MOODLEY : Public Relations – 011 997 80 00
•    Michiel LOMBARD : Security manager South – 011 997 80 00
•    Bernard CATALANO : TBM site engineer – 011 721 43 30
•    Raoul FERNANDEZ : Contract Manager – 011 277 5705
•    It was noted that we are still struggling to get more rubbish bins in Killarney Road and its adjacent streets. Clr R to assist.
•    It was reported that a second complaint has been lodged with City Power re the lights in 7th St – Clr M to observe the response.
•    Clr M to deliver to WF an application for rezoning.
•    Water leaks were noted in 3rd St and in River Road.
•    The damaged palisade fence surrounding the park on 7th Street is slowly being demolished and vagrants are once again squatting there.  Clr R suggested City Parks be contacted on 011 712 6600 and a complaint made.

7.    FINANCE AND MEMBERSHIP
No detailed feedback – however no new members have joined, and no expenditure was incurred since last month.

8.    GENERAL
Children are playing unsupervised in 1st St, and street parties are becoming the norm. The children might be at risk from traffic.

The meeting closed with thanks to all attendees.

The next meeting will be held on THURSDAY 9th OCTOBER 2008 AT 18H00,
unless religious holidays overlap.