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 MAY 2012
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 MAY 2012 AT 18H00
PRESENT: Wayne Ford (Chair); Charles Whyte; Jo Marais; Captain Moonsamy (SAPS); Helene Bell; Kayte Denham; Paul Denham; Trish Terry; Dalien Rutenberg; Rochelle Aaron; Sue Prior; Vivian Darko; Celeste Mulholland; David Spencer.
• The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting.
• Marlon Moodley; Deleen Levy; Steve Mendelsohn; Margaret Constantaras; Clr M Ravid; Lorna Cooper; Celeste Williams; Yogan Naidoo; Frank & Audrey Kobrin; Esme Carel.
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING
• The Minutes of the previous meeting were taken as read, and were approved.
4. SECURITY FEEDBACK / SECTOR CRIME FORUM
• Captain Moonsamy presented a summary of the detailed crime statistics for the month. We have had 7 thefts of vehicles, and 2 thefts out of vehicles. The incidents are spread throughout the area, and take place at any time of day or night. An arrest was made in this connection, and some stolen property was recovered.
• The SAPS believe there is a syndicate targeting Killarney, and that once this syndicate is broken the car theft will probably decrease markedly.
• In addition to remote jammers, some car doors can apparently be opened with scissors. Please be extra alert re suspicious persons near cars, and alert your residents, guards, staff and visitors to be equally alert. If you see a person with scissors lurking near a parked car, call the patrol van ASAP – 071 675 6001. Sign-boards are being designed, to warn people to lock parked cars and to report concerns.
• We also had 1 common robbery, as well as 1 attempted common robbery which resulted in an arrest.
• It was confirmed that fafee is definitely illegal. Please could the community assist the SAPS to identify the cars that are being used in this activity, and the times at which these cars visit the park. It was confirmed that one car visits at the 2nd Ave entrance between 15h00 and 15h30 every afternoon, but is only stationary for a few seconds, so the police van needs to be on post in advance.
• The SAPS are participating in a City Parks Safety Forum at The Wilds.
• The proposed 9th Street Security Zone is proceeding – Celeste will co-ordinate with the neighbouring buildings to establish some buy-in. Some people want booms as part of the project, and others do not think booms are useful or feasible.
• The SAPS were thanked for their fast response to a disturbance outside Hyde Court. That building will continue to be monitored, as problems have occurred there in the past. It is thought that this building houses some illegal aliens.
• If you notice what appear to be illegal aliens around a particular building, please clarify their status with the caretaker or trustees of that building before calling the police.
• Wayne will review the eBlockwatch system again, in case the model has changed, to see if it can add value. http://www.eblockwatch.co.za/
• We have identified Sergeant Potsane of the JMPD as our JMPD Quadrant Traffic Manager. He has been very helpful so far. His number is 082 821 1007.
5. FEEDBACK FROM COUNCILLORS
• There were no councillors present.
6. TRAFFIC ISSUES
• At the last meeting it was agreed to fund a traffic study to identify the kind of traffic calming measures that might be permitted at the intersection of 3rd Street and 2nd Ave. Our engineer has reported that the study has been done, and the results will be available in the next few weeks. It was noted that the JRA should pay for these studies, but that the JRA does not have the budget this year to do so, so if we want to see any progress at this dangerous intersection we must be prepared to pay for it ourselves.
• We still have a number of water-leak and road-repair issues. Clr Ravid is aware of them.
• There has been no further feedback on the proposal by the Gautrain company to route their GauBus service through Riviera and Killarney, and to stop at the Mall.
• There has been no further progress with the taxi rank, although Sgt Potsane has been requested to investigate this afresh.
7. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
• Kayte Denham of Pam Golding Properties was warmly thanked for securing even more new pavement trees for Killarney-Riviera. Buildings that want trees therefore have a second chance to apply. The community was once again requested to continue to water all the new pavement trees through the winter, even when they lose their leaves.
• A new recycling contractor has been identified, who will collect for free. He has been recommended by Riviera Mansions, where his service has thusfar been good. His name is Teboho Fokane, on 083 413 8162. “Membership” sign-boards are being created for buildings that become members of the recycling project.
• It was noted that the sewage leak in the 4th Street Park has not yet been corrected – Clr Ravid will be requested to follow this up again.
8. FINANCE AND MEMBERSHIP
• The treasurer was not present. However it was reported that we have spent over R100,000 this year – about half of this was spent on pothole repairs, with the new speed-humps being our second biggest investment. The street-sweeping project will cost about R40,000 per year going forward.
• Our funds are thus all committed until the next revenue cycle, in February next year.
• Buildings who are not yet contributing, are requested to join in to help fund future projects.
• It was agreed that Charles will liaise with Mr Prins to get a template for those buildings who qualify for heritage status, so as to help them to apply efficiently and consistently.
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 JUNE 2012
PLEASE PASS ON THESE MINUTES TO OTHER RESIDENTS IN YOUR BUILDINGS