To see how hard working Ward Councillors go about their jobs, see Ward 5 councillor, Jeremy Davis’ newsletter below.
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29 April 2013 – Monday
- It was reported that no street lights are working in Edgar Lane, Richmond Hill. Still
- waiting for a reference number.
- A resident in Middle Avenue, North End reported that there is a rat infestation which was reported to Hamilton Mbonda at pest control.
30 April 2013 – Tuesday
- An application for Council’s Special Consent to run a traditional coffee shop at 26 Raleigh Street, Richmond Hill was received.
- Cllr Davis compiled a progress report on Ronald Shaw, which was distributed to all interested parties.
- Once again there was a problem with black bags of rubbish left in Clevedon Road, Mount Croix, which was reported to Harrower Road Depot and dealt with immediately.
- A complaint was received from 94 Kirkwood Street, North End regarding vagrants at the sub-station. Cllr Davis went to investigate.
- Erf 435, Mackay Street trees – the residents need to obtain permission for private involvement and have elected to plant white stinkwood, paper bark and acacia plumb trees when the permission is granted.
- Simphiwe visited the office with regards to an art programme that he wants to run in conjunction with the urban run in September during Biko week 9 – 15 September. The MBDA who host the urban run have given their approval.
01 May 2013 – Wednesday
- Public Holiday
02 May 2013 – Thursday
- Cllr Davis took Ronald Shaw for a meeting with the Butchery Manager at Shoprite Checkers.
- Cllr Davis attended a waste forum meeting at Harrower Depot.
- After the meeting Cllr Davis took Mandisa Mbande and Clinton Plaatjies from Waste Management to Pine Ave, North End and Middle Avenue, North End. It was agreed that Clinton Plaatjies woold clean up outside 8A Middle Avenue with financial assistance from Waste Management.
- Cllr Davis took Mandisa Mbande to the bottom of Mackay Street to access erf 435 where the residents want the green park.
03 May 2013 – Friday
- The ongoing problem with the water bill at Prestige Auto Sales was followed up. It was requested that the delay in obtaining a signature be explained by Joel Swartz.
- Cllr Davis attended the Madiba Bay Heritage Trust meeting where he brought up the Khumbolani school problem. He gave the members a copy of his letter to the Herald.
- Cllr Davis wrote a letter to the media with regards to the ongoing problems Khumbolani School, which was published on 7 May 2013.
06 May 2013 – Monday
- Cllr Davis attended the DA caucus in Despatch
- Cllr Davis visited the site at Kirkwood Street, North End where there are missing manhole covers. Reported again to Roads.
- Cllr Davis spent time at the SARS office obtaining Ronald Shaw’s SARS reference number.
07 May 2013 – Tuesday
- It was reported by Sheldon at the Old Curiosity Shop in Lawrence Street, Central that the same people who had been doing car repairs at 39 Havelock
- Street, Central have moved to Lawrence Street, Central. Cllr Davis reported this to Pat Gounder at the Traffic Department. It was also brought to the attention of Col Houwland at SAPS Humewood.
- Bafana Bafana in Albany Road, North End has been sold and the previous owner is transferring the liquor license to the new owners.
- Emailed SASSA regarding a pensioner who requested the funds be transferred to his personal bank account. These funds have not materialised.
- Mrs McKay and her disabled son Vaughn came to the Cllr for assistance with burglar proofing for her flat in Eastbourne Road. Mrs McKay also feels that they need to move because of the disturbance from the club in such close proximity to Roslyn Mansions, where they live. This refers to Castros.
08 May 2013 – Wednesday
- Cllr Davis took Mrs Dube from Nasakwa Consoltants who deal primarily with education, to visit the Urban Academy School in Govan Mbeki.
09 May 2013 – Thursday
- We are experiencing continuous problems with Legends, Club Havana and Castro’s in Eastbourne Road, Mount Croix. The attorney Guy Dakin has sent Club Havana a letter regarding trading hours and selling hours. These clubs are selling alcohol just before the cut off time for selling and the patrons then spend two or more hours in the clubs consuming this alcohol. This is not allowed and the clubs may also not sell alcohol to patrons who are already inebriated. A response from Mr Gumede and Adv Blundin is still awaited with regards to the extended trading hours that they approved with absolutely no regard to the enforcement of conditions.
- Cllr Davis contacted the owner of Zanzibar in Parliament Street, Central regarding cleaning behind the club in Clyde Street, Central. He has undertaken to have this done.
- Cllr Davis attended the Council meeting at City Hall.
10 May 2013 – Friday
- Cllr Davis resent his request to have the fencing at Victoria Street removed to Yussuf Gaffore, Acting Director Roads. This is the response that was received: “I have given the instruction to our blacksmith shop months ago to remove this fence and assumed it is done as I seldom go that way, will follow up with them, sorry Thanks”
- A complaint was received from the resident at 66 Arthur Street, Sydenham regarding the unhealthy conditions at 68 Arthur Street, Cllr Davis requested the Yussuf Cassim to investigate and take any necessary action to resolve the situation. This problem has now been given to Environmental Health Department in the person of Willie Basson.