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 18th NOVEMBER 2015
MINUTES FOR THE MONTHLY PUBLIC MEETING OF THE
NEW KILLARNEY-RIVIERA ASSOCIATION
HELD AT THE MALL MANAGEMENT OFFICES (1ST FLOOR OFFICE TOWER)
ON WEDNESDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2015 AT 17H00
PRESENT: Wayne Ford (chairman); Estelle Jacobs; Valentino Gerber; Peter Merzbacher; Julie Robinson; Katia Lodder; Jonathon Hooiier; Larry Benjamin; Rochester Shen; Harry Rutenburg; Dalien Rutenburg; Raphael Ndlovu; Kayte Denham; David Kramer; Abe Sher; Mia Snyman; Ruth Kuper.
The chair welcomed everyone to the meeting.
Edna Peres; Charles Whyte; Paul Denham; George Kymdell; Vicki Hamman; Alexandra Leisegang; Captain Moonsamy (SAPS).
3. DISCUSSION OF TIME CONSTRAINT
• We will strive to keep the discussions short and relevant, so as to finish by 6pm.
4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING
• The Minutes of the previous meeting were taken as read, and were approved with corrections.
5. SECURITY FEEDBACK / SECTOR CRIME FORUM
• Captain Moonsamy was not present to report on the crime statistics.
• Alexandra Leisegang, our CPF representative, was not present either, but had indicated together with her apology that there is nothing serious to report back on from the CPF.
• There was another impassioned discussion about the deterioration of the situation in 1st Street, involving issues ranging from litter and noise to harassment and drug-selling. It was reported that a certain car appears to be used by the drug-sellers as a marketing aid. It was agreed that the NKRA will work with the mall and the adjacent buildings, to create a camera-coverage area that would support the deterrence of serious crime and possible arrests. Clr Snyman will speak with the new JMPD ward commander about additional JMPD visibility here.
• The security company Vision Tactical has a big presence in 1st Street at present, on behalf of Earls’ Court. They will be asked to assist with gathering crime intelligence as well. The public is welcome to contact their control centre at 084 222 2222 to report any suspicious activity or medical emergency.
• If you notice a suspicious activity anywhere in the area, please also call the police patrol van immediately, so that the perpetrators can be caught red-handed. 071 675 6001.
6. FEEDBACK FROM COUNCILLORS
• Cllr Mia Snyman won the recent by-election for ward 73, with more than 92% of the total votes cast. She was congratulated on her mandate, and was requested to seek support from JMPD in addressing the 1st Street by-law problems.
7. TRAFFIC ISSUES
• There was a suggestion that the old flat speed-humps in 4th Ave, opposite the park, be improved to the full JRA specifications, so as to further improve road safety. A traffic engineer will need to be found to advise on what is possible here, and we will need to fundraise for this project specifically.
8. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
• The Killarney-Riviera Village Fair was a great success. Kayte, Edna and all the others who contributed were warmly thanked for their efforts.
• The jumping castle and face-painting were both hugely successful. It was agreed that future Village Fairs should focus more on activities rather than retail stalls.
• The jungle-gym for the children has been ordered, and will arrive in early December. Kayte will liaise with Alexia to ensure the concrete slab and rubber mat are installed timeously.
• The new drinking fountain is operational, but there appear to be some water leaks inside the structure. The plumber has undertaken to resolve these, but has not yet acted. Once the plumbing is secure, a mosaic or tiled mural will be added.
• The Vumatel fibre-optic project is running behind schedule, but customers who are already on-line recommended the product. Vumatel can be contacted for sales and costing details at Killarney@vumatel.co.za or on 086100VUMA, or check their website at www.vumatel.co.za
• It was noted that Telkom are now installing fibre-optic cables in our pavements as well, in parallel with the Vuma cables, and are making certain pavements very unsafe in the process. Work appears to have stalled, leaving gaping holes in high-traffic areas. Clr Snyman was asked please to follow this up with Telkom.
• Members were reminded of the water restrictions, and asked to pass this on to employees.
• Kayte clarified that the Pam Golding Properties Pavement Pride Competition is not aimed only at flowers and gardens, but will also consider neatness, arrangement, style, and the overall contribution to the general aesthetics of the suburb. The prize offered is R10,000.
• Nolicent Ntete, Pam Golding Properties’ gardener in the park, is seeking accommodation in Killarney to save on commuting. He only provides services for 4 days per week in the park for Pam Golding, so he could perhaps work for a few days in exchange for the room in order to avoid contravening any policies on the use of staff accommodation. Please would you let us know if your building is able to assist?
• Nolicent has built up a huge compost heap in the park, based solely on the park leaves and blossoms which he has swept up. This super green initiative will help a lot to further boost our new plantings in the park.
10. FINANCE AND MEMBERSHIP
• No new members have joined since last month.
• Domestic garbage is still being placed in pavement bins, causing them to overflow. Please can residents explain to their employees to put domestic garbage into the building’s internal bins?
• The broken water meter in 3rd Street cnr Killarney Road has been fixed, and will be monitored to see if the car-washers break it again.
• It was reported that a renovation in Glenhof in Riviera is causing disturbance and distress in the vicinity. Glenhof trustees will be asked to intervene, and if the problem persists then the affected neighbours will seek further intervention from the authorities.
The meeting was closed, with Season’s Greetings to all, and with thanks to the Killarney Mall for the use of their boardroom.
This is the last meeting of the 2015 year. Our next meeting will be held on
WEDNESDAY 20 January 2016 at 5pm
PLEASE PASS ON THESE MINUTES TO OTHER RESIDENTS IN YOUR BUILDINGS