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 16th JANUARY 2013
MINUTES FOR THE MONTHLY PUBLIC MEETING OF THE
NEW KILLARNEY-RIVIERA ASSOCIATION
HELD AT THE MALL MANAGEMENT OFFICES (1ST FLOOR OFFICE TOWER)
ON WEDNESDAY 16 JANUARY 2013 AT 18H00
PRESENT: Wayne Ford (Chair); Charles Whyte; Kayte Denham; Raphael Ndlovu; Yogan Naidoo; Michael Kalk; Deleen Levy; Jo Marais; Ruth Kuper; Trish Terry; Isabel Benjamin; Auden Stenerson.
• The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting.
• Captain Moonsamy (SAPS); Paul Denham; Clr M Ravid; Celeste Mulholland.
3. DISCUSSION OF TIME CONSTRAINT
• It was noted that the Mall has a new manager, who has asked us to shift our meeting times to 5pm so as to allow them to host us without needing to ask a staff member to work overtime. The meeting agreed that henceforth we will meet from 5pm to 6pm. The Mall was thanked for this valuable assistance.
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 is on leave, but has given Wayne the statistics for the past four weeks or so. This month we suffered 4 thefts of vehicles, 5 thefts out of vehicles, 2 common robberies, 2 common assaults, 1 burglary, 1 armed robbery and 1 attempted vehicle theft.
• It was again noted that an employee at Beverley Heights once confronted a burglar and can describe him – Captain Moonsamy will be asked to arrange a meeting with the detectives to get an identikit picture.
• The cat burglar is still operating here – he really can enter a building without leaving any trace. Please keep windows and balcony doors locked while you are out or asleep unless you have burglar bars.
• The hawkers at the corner of 4th Ave and 1st Street are having parties on the pavement at night. There is concern that some of these people might be spotting for car thieves.
• Please can something more be done about the soccer players in 1st Street.
6. FEEDBACK FROM COUNCILLORS
• No councillors were present.
• Clr Ravid was thanked for her intervention with PikiTup during the holiday period, when no garbage was collected for two weeks in a row.
7. TRAFFIC ISSUES
• Clr Ravid is again asked to press for a turning arrow in Riviera Road at the intersection of Main Road. The traffic in rush hour is serious, and cars trying to turn across the traffic take wild risks to get through after the lights have changed.
• The water-pipe repair excavation at the corner of 4th Ave and 3rd Street has finally been re-tarred. However they removed the blue and white “keep left” sign, which means the island at that zig-zag is now invisible at night and is dangerous.
• The water leak repair in 4th Ave at the corner of Riviera Road has been repaired, but the rubble still lies there, blocking the pavement. The subsidence in the road at that intersection has not yet been addressed.
• The water leak repair at the corner of Riviera Road and Killarney Road is deteriorating fast, and is now a danger to traffic.
• A sign-post was flattened in 2nd Ave, cnr 2nd Street. It is lying on the pavement, and needs to be replanted.
• There are dangerous open manholes on the south pavement of Riviera Road between 4th Ave and 2nd Ave, and on the east pavement of 4th Ave between 2nd Street and 3rd Street.
• The proposal to boom certain roads is proceeding slowly.
• No representatives from JMPD were present. Concerns needing to be addressed by JMPD include the taxis, the hawkers and the beggars.
8. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
• This is now 2013AD, our Centenary Year. Flo Bird will be approached for a template to submit applications for Heritage Status. Wayne will deal with the Mall/Film Studios, the TAC and the House in Third Street. Charles, Kayte and Paul will gather the information on the historical complexes of Daventry Court, Riviera Mansions, Mentone Court and Bretton Woods. Whitehall Court will hopefully join in as well.
• The pavement bins are being cleared now by the NKRA Sweeper project, but they still overflow very quickly. They really need to be emptied out properly. Kayte will again approach PikiTup and the advertising company to do this, otherwise we will need to address it somehow ourselves.
• The huge overload of litter indicates that we need even more bins, as people are still happy to drop litter on the pavements and gutters between the bins. The pavement of Martindale Mews in Riviera Road would really benefit from an extra bin or three, as this is a very high litter area. The block of 2nd Street nearest the Mall accumulates a lot of litter also. Other problem areas will be identified too.
• The concrete fence in 7th Street along the motorway has been repaired, with the exception of one paling. The weeds on the embankment seem to indicate that there has not been much traffic on the embankment recently. However the garbage there is serious.
• Please support the recycling contractor – Eric Abrams on 083 272 5618.
• The hooting at the Martindale gate at night is an on-going problem.
9. FINANCE AND MEMBERSHIP
• There was no financial report.
• Our finances are precarious – please could you pay your contributions as soon as you see the invoice.
• Many thanks to Kayte of Pam Golding Properties for her regular extra donations. Kayte makes a monetary donation to the NKRA every time a property owner invites her to give a valuation.
• Many thanks indeed to Knightsbridge, for an unexpected extra donation of R1000 as well.
• There is still a problem with illegal car-washing in 3rd Street. They are getting the water illegally from a fire hydrant on the Mall grounds. We need to identify which hydrant, so that the Mall management can take action.
• There is apparently a municipal rates / Eskom public meeting opportunity at Marks Park on 23 January.
• If you have an electric fence in your complex, then the body corporate apparently has to get a compliance certificate every time a member sells a unit. Would Clr Ravid please assist us to get more detail here?
The meeting was closed, with thanks to the Killarney Mall for the use of their boardroom.
Our next meeting will be held on
WEDNESDAY 20 FEBRUARY 2013 AT 5PM!!!!
PLEASE PASS ON THESE MINUTES TO OTHER RESIDENTS IN YOUR BUILDINGS