BRPA committee minutes – Monday 13 October 2014

BIRDHAVEN RATEPAYERS’ ASSOCIATION

Monday 13 October 2014

18H00

Ground Floor, 2 North Road, Dunkeld West

MINUTES

Peter Campbell

PC

(P)

Jack Cooper
JC

 (A)

Dale Marsh DM

(P)

Annetta Bilchik AB

(P)

Shannon Castle
SC

(A)

Melissa Carstens MA

(A)

Lucy Graham LG

(P)

Greg Roomer GR

(A)

Constance Smith CS

(P)

Ilana Nafte
IN

(A)

 

  • WELCOME

 

  • APOLOGIES

 

Shannon Castle, Melissa Carstens, Jack Cooper,

 

  • FINALISATION OF THE AGENDA

 

Approved

 

  • MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING

 

Approved

 

  • MATTERS ARISING

 

New Chairman  

 

  • COUNCILLOR JACK COOPER

 

  • LAND DEVELOPMENT                                                                                            

7.1     Erf 86 29 Greenacres  

House Renovated. Building 2 houses on sub division

7.2 Erf 29 15 Greenacres

PC seen detailed plans.  3 houses to be built

7.3       Building Sites Problems Encountered    

  1. TREASURER’S REPORT      SC

 

  • Attached

 

  • PARKS   AB / PC

9.1 James & Ethel Grey Park [Melrose Arch]

 

  • LG to have flyers printed requesting patrons to clean up their dog waste.
  • LG also to purchase rolls of plastic bags to distribute to dog walkers to place dog waste into

 

  •   Sandspruit Development PC

 

  •       Vagrants / Recyclers
  • David Molokela [Chairman of Facilities] not responding to PC mails
  • Have moved for now.
  • Events in the Park and suburb.
  • Too many events in the park
  • Whip Pro event on 20 Sept not according to promises. Sound started at 06h30. Unacceptable
  • Have a contract / form for events stipulating what Birdhaven’s conditions are
  • Mike Kletz – commercial development of Park
  • PC distributed map of the proposed development
  • Meeting with PC, Mike Kletz and Brad Serebro on 14 October

 

  • Henderson Park, Melrose Bowling Club and Boston College
  1. SECURITY GR

Recent Incidents

 

  • Security Companies – Birdhaven
  1. MAINTENANCE OF SUBURB   Call Centre 011 375 5555              MC

11.1 Monitoring of the dump

 

  • Brad Serebro is continuously writing letters to  Pikitup and to any interested party

11.2 Roads

 

  • Awful but nothing will be done about it.

11.3 Street lights

 

  • Streetlights more or less all working

 

11.4 Water leaks

11.5 MTN Towers

 

  • City Council has given MTN permission to put up towers all over Johannesburg. Numerous have been put up in Westcliff. David Pinnock in a legal battle with MTN [Ravenswood Ave]
  1. COMMUNICATION PB

12.1    Database – new residents – data update

 

  • We need to follow up on new residents
  • CS to set up Facebook page with LG, DM to test.
  • Streets to set up Whatsapp groups
  • Approach Doug Hunter to Chair the Street Captains

 

12.2   Correspondence

  1. GENERAL
  1. NEXT MEETINGS

Dates

17 November AGM

Skills

Posted on

October 13, 2014

2 Comments

  1. Dear Ratepayers association

    I am fairly new to the area having moved into Birdhaven during November 2016..

    I have noticed that the Voodoo Lily coffee shop has become very loud on a Friday night with live music from 18h00 to 21h00 on a Friday evening and now from 14h00 to 19h00 on a Saturday. Requests for the owner to turn his music down have been ignored. Now with a Saturday in place for 5 hours as well the situation has become intolerable. We had an especially roudy croud eating and drinking alcohol on the pavement and walkway. My home has in essence become unusable during these hours and to have this behaviour continue (the live music band is standing on the street corner) is not acceptable and is reducing the value of properties in close vacinity of this coffee shop significantly. It is also reducing the value of the suburb where peace, security and upmarket living was the main draw card for living in the area. Please assist me with taking action. Our area surely can not cope with this kind of behavior. My number is 0832600395. Regards Lizette

    • Castle, Shannon & Penny

      Apologies for only picking this up now, I have forwarded your note to the BRA chairperson, Brad Serebro (bradley.serebro@gmail.com) and asked him to respond.

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