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 17th NOVEMBER 2010
MINUTES FOR THE MONTHLY PUBLIC MEETING OF THE
NEW KILLARNEY-RIVIERA ASSOCIATION
HELD AT THE MALL MANAGEMENT OFFICES ON 17 NOVEMBER 2010 AT 18H00
PRESENT: Wayne Ford (Chairman)
Clr Marcelle Ravid; W/O Bester; Charles Whyte; Debbie de Beer; Herbert Prins; Jo Marais; Charlotte Danby; Frank & Audrey Kobrin; Barry Milner; Henry Rudzinske.
The chair welcomed everyone to the meeting.
Liora Kloss; Celeste Mulholland; JP Hansen; Clinton Knop; Susan Ford, AK Jadwat; Rob Milne; Esme Carel; George Kymdell.
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
§ Warrant Officer Bester reported that the crime stats for October included: 2 burglaries, 1 armed robbery, 5 thefts of vehicles, 4 thefts out of vehicles. The crime stats for October included: 2 burglaries, 1 armed robbery, 2 thefts of vehicles, 2 thefts out of vehicles, 1 assault GBH, and one person was arrested for possession of a firearm.
§ The hawker in 1st Street has departed – hopefully permanently.
§ It has been reported that the hawkers at the circle in 7th Street are selling dagga.
§ It was reported that one of the staff members who lives in the Killarney Gardens staff quarters is involved in selling drugs on the street – WF to take this up with the trustees.
§ The liquor selling and drinking in the park in 4th Street may well get worse over the holiday season. All residents were again asked to take photos of liquor sellers and other criminals, and to send the photos to Wayne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
§ It was reported that the SAP patrol van has not been responding actively to the liquor selling in the park. W/O Bester undertook to investigate this shortcoming, and to ensure that the van achieves its purpose of supporting the community policing strategy.
§ Clr Ravid undertook to pressure the Parks Department into sending their park wardens to Killarney more often.
§ The CPF has still not held an AGM, and this will now probably only happen in the new year.
5. TRAFFIC ISSUES
§ We continue to research additional traffic-safety projects, but there will be no progress now until next year.
§ It was reported that a speed-hump exists on a public road in Doornfontein that is made of rubber cones. This must be investigated and the exact location identified, so that we can apply to use this quick, cheap, very effective and fully removable option in Killarney as well.
§ Clr Ravid was asked to push for cameras to be installed at the problem intersection of Newton Road and Houghton Drive, at The Wilds, to fine the hundreds of cars that routinely jump the red light. Such behaviour causes gridlocking and congestion, and the smash-&-grab people take advantage of this congestion to attack trapped motorists.
6. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
§ The M1 embankment alongside the broken fence in 7th St still needs additional cleaning.
§ The recycling program is gathering momentum, with more buildings joining every week. Please contact Nazeem on 073 537 3369 to join in.
§ There have been some successes in cleaning up 1st Street. Clr Ravid was asked to continue to push for Health Inspectors to visit Martindale Mews and Lhenveolan.
§ Clr Ravid informed the meeting that any resident can trim any part of a privately owned tree which is extending across a boundary line over the pavement, provided the tree is not fatally damaged in the process.
§ The pavement sweepings and dustbins are not cleared by PikiTup as often as is needed. Buildings are asked to move this rubbish inside and add it to their residential refuse, to ensure prompt removal and cleaner pavements.
§ HP again urged the NKRA to insist that the Mall make more of an effort to accommodate the taxis and their passengers on a site with proper ablution facilities. Clr R once again explained that the Mall has no legal obligation to accommodate the taxis. WF once again explained that we have been warned that the taxis will not use any facility that is constructed for them unless we have gone through the recognised negotiation process. WF also repeated that the City Council is going to build a BRT feeder node at the Mall in the future, although no plans are as yet available for consideration, and that any taxi facilities will need to fit in with that system.
§ It was agreed to start a petition to ask the Council to provide proper taxi facilities in the near term, and HP undertook to first consult Lisa Seftel at JRA re our possible options.
§ The WMP Pavement Competition will be judged in the first week of December.
7. FINANCE AND MEMBERSHIP
§ The treasurer was not present.
§ JM requested a copy of the by-laws re the use of pavement signage by estate agents.
The meeting closed with Compliments of the Season to all attendees.
This was the last meeting of the year. Our next meeting will be held on
WEDNESDAY 19 JANUARY 2011 AT 18H00
PLEASE PASS ON THESE MINUTES TO OTHER RESIDENTS IN YOUR BUILDINGS