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 20th NOVEMBER 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 20 NOVEMBER 2013 AT 18H00
PRESENT: Wayne Ford (Chair); Ruth Kuper; Charles Whyte; Laurence Sachs; Trish Terry; Preston Wheatley; Andrew Royal; George Kymdell; Steve Mendelsohn; Raphael Ndlovu; Paul Denham; Kayte Denham.
• The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting.
Yogan Naidoo; Keith Edmeades; Dalien Rutenberg; Rochelle Aaron; Jill Bronner; Bryce Rielly; Clr M Ravid (Ward 73); Harry Rutenberg; Dean Dada.
3. DISCUSSION OF TIME CONSTRAINT
• It was noted that the Mall has requested us to finish by 6pm. As we are guests here, we will strive to keep the discussions short and relevant, so as to finish on time.
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 was not present to report on the crime statistics.
• However it was noted that the off-ramp from the M1 South into Riviera Road is a serious hijack hotspot, and the poor street-lighting combined with the long waiting time for the traffic light makes residents feel very unsafe.
• Another burglary took place this month at Gleneagles.
• There was a shooting in 8th Ave Riviera, seemingly involving people from outside the suburb who chose our suburb in which to shoot at each other.
• Please take care over the festive season. Don’t leave windows or balconies open, be careful when you park and be careful when you shop. The police patrol van number is 071 675 6001. If they don’t answer, please call 10111. Captain Moonsamy can be contacted on 071 675 6000.
6. FEEDBACK FROM COUNCILLORS
• There were no councillors present.
7. TRAFFIC ISSUES
• Wayne reported back on a telephonic discussion with Superintendent Sebola of the JMPD, who assures us that JMPD are chasing hawkers and taxis regularly, but that they keep coming back. They cannot be arrested for such minor offences, and giving them a ticket is meaningless because they don’t carry ID and they give false names. Goods are impounded, but are easily replaced. JMPD will continue to put pressure on the by-law offenders, but this will not produce a permanent solution.
8. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
• Daventry Court’s Blue Heritage Plaque is stalling. We still hope to still unveil it before the end of our Centenary Year. Wayne will follow this up with the manufacturer.
• Somebody – presumably the municipality – has repainted a few street names in Riviera Road and in the lower blocks, but didn’t continue. We don’t want to pay for painters if the municipality are going to do it, but they seem to have stalled.
• The chairman of Knightsbridge has been successful in getting roads repaired and repainted south of the motorway. Charles will liaise with him to see if the good work could continue north of the motorway as well.
• The repainting of the building Lhenveolan in 1st Street has still not resumed, despite promises by the agent. The option of suing the owners for ruining our resale values was discussed, but it was noted that the chances of success are small, and that our legal-fees would probably cost more than the cost of painting the building. Some present stated that they would rather spend the money on legal fees than help the owner to paint the building.
• Berkley Square have agreed to allow the Shul to use the Main Road parking area on weekends, until the development starts. A meeting will be held between the Berkley Square trustees, the management of the Shul and the Mediterranean trustees to iron out the remaining technicalities.
9. FINANCE AND MEMBERSHIP
• Money is tight. A fundraising sub-committee chaired by Kayte Denham, and including Trish and Preston, will develop a fundraising strategy for early next year.
• We will increase the requested subscriptions next year by R10 per unit.
• This is our last meeting of the year. The chairman thanked all those who contributed during the year, and wished everyone a happy and safe festive season.
The meeting was closed, with thanks to the Killarney Mall for the use of their boardroom.
Our next meeting will be held on
WEDNESDAY 15 JANUARY 2014 AT 5PM!!!!
PLEASE PASS ON THESE MINUTES TO OTHER RESIDENTS IN YOUR BUILDINGS