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 21st NOVEMBER 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 21 NOVEMBER 2012 AT 18H00
PRESENT: Wayne Ford (Chair); Charles Whyte; Captain Moonsamy (SAPS); Kayte Denham; Raphael Ndlovu; Yogan Naidoo; Clare Vasda; Shaun Oakes; Giovanni Vasta; Vivian Darko; Michael Kalk; Deleen Levy.
• The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting.
• Audrey & Frank Kobrin; Jo Marais; Paul Denham; Ruth Kuper; Dave Spencer; Margaret Constantaras; Trish Terry; Clr M Ravid.
3. DISCUSSION OF TIME CONSTRAINT
• It was noted that we have been asked by our hosts to try to finish by 7pm if at all possible. As we are guests at this facility, we need to respect this request.
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 presented a summary of the detailed crime statistics for the month. This month we suffered 4 thefts of vehicles, 2 thefts out of vehicles, 2 burglaries, 1 armed robbery, and 3 other robberies. 2 arrests were made in The Wilds.
• There is a serial rapist in The Wilds. The SAPS are patrolling The Wilds on bikes.
• Crime will tend to get worse as the holiday season approaches. Car theft is still our most serious issue. The Spiderman cat burglar is most active in hot weather, when people leave windows and balcony doors open for ventilation. Please be aware of suspicious characters, and of people following you, and immediately call the police patrol van on 071 675 6001. A pamphlet will be distributed warning people accordingly.
• Warrant Officer Bester is assisting Captain Moonsamy in Killarney again.
• Please keep an eye out for the several fafi dealers at the 4th Street Park, and please note the time they arrive and the cars they are using.
• If you become a victim of crime, please keep a record of the case number.
• A march was held to honour the three Hillbrow police officers who were murdered while on duty in recent weeks.
6. FEEDBACK FROM COUNCILLORS
• No councillors were present.
7. TRAFFIC ISSUES
• The new speed-hump at the intersection of 3rd Street and 2nd Ave is finished, but due to financial constraints the raised pedestrian crossing will only be built next year.
• The water-pipe repair excavation at the corner of 4th Ave and 5th Street has finally been re-tarred. However the various leak repairs in 4th Ave at the corner of cnr 3rd St and at the corner of Riviera Road are still outstanding, as is the hole in Riviera Road cnr Killarney Road. It was noted that many manholes still remain open and dangerous.
• The proposal to boom certain roads is proceeding slowly. It will be slow and expensive, but it is hoped that this will eventually reduce crime in the protected areas.
• No representatives from JMPD were present. Concerns needing to be addressed by JMPD include the taxis, the hawkers and the beggars.
8. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
• A Heritage Sub-Committee has been formed, consisting initially of Charles, Kayte and Paul. The plan is for every interested building with heritage value to have a representative on the sub-committee as well. The sub-committee has already begun its research. Clare Vasda will join the sub-committee as a representative for Mentone Court.
• The pavement bins are still not being cleared by PikiTup as often as is required. The NKRA sweeper clears them several times per week, but they still overflow rapidly. Kayte will continue to lobby PikiTup to clear the building rubble, so as to expand their capacity.
• Most of the large pavement trees in 2nd Ave have now been pruned, although more work is required. We will continue to lobby City Parks to manage these trees more carefully.
• The Blue Living Properties environmental cleaning project has cleared the Riviera Road pavements twice thusfar. Blue Living Estates were thanked for this valuable contribution.
• We have a new recycling contractor – Eric Abrams on 083 272 5618. He takes paper, cardboard, metal, glass and plastics, and he collects for free. About 14 buildings are already participating. Please contact Wayne or Eric if your building would like to join up.
• Rapallo in 9th Street has won the Pam Golding Properties pavement competition, as the Best Verge in all of Johannesburg. Congratulations to Celeste for her magnificent efforts over many years.
9. FINANCE AND MEMBERSHIP
• There was no financial report – nothing has happened here since the last meeting.
• Due to all the efforts of concerned citizens and the recent rains, Killarney-Riviera is looking very good indeed. It has been a very constructive year for the NKRA.
• The chair wished all members and their families a peaceful holiday 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 16 JANUARY 2013
PLEASE PASS ON THESE MINUTES TO OTHER RESIDENTS IN YOUR BUILDINGS