AGM MINUTES – 14 NOVEMBER 2019

SEA POINT CITY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Held on 14th November 2019

At

Protea Hotel Arthur’s Road Sea Point.

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:

  1. JACQUES WEBER                            (JW)
  2. PETER BARNARD (PBd)
  3. KATHERINE LEWIS                       (KL)

MEMBERS PRESENT:

  1. MS. PAVLA JEZKOVA
  2. MS. JEAN BORGSTROM
  3. MRS. ELIZABETH BOTHA
  4. MR. ADRIAN BOTHA
  5. MS. LYNNE MARTIN
  6. MR. SHAYNE TRACKMAN
  7. MR. DAVID GORDON

CID OFFICIALS:

HEATHER TAGER                         (HT) Chief Operations Officer

WAYNE RIPEPI                    (WR) SPCID Manager

NAZEER RAWOOT                        (NR) Accounts Manager

PROXIES RECEIVED:

  1. ROMAO DA LUZ                         
  2. MARK NEIL SOLOMON
  3. DORA ESTER LEES
  4. DAVID GORDON
  5. JOHANNA HELENA WAIRE
  6. AUBREY MILLER
  7. CAMILLA EDWARDS SHENKMAN SAGEE
  8. HERIAT PROPERTIES
  9. ATARAH CHRISTINA SHERRELL
  10. KRISTEN GEORGE

PUBLIC PRESENT:

Mr. P. Ricketts ( Securus Security Director)

Mr. M. Jellen  (Security Operations manager)

Mr. B. Joubert   (Security Contract Manager)

Mr. Cameron Ely ( Securus Security Supervisor)

Ms. N. Coetzee  (CPF Fieldworker)

Mr. D. Salter (just attending)

Col. Mouton  (SAPS)
Mr. A Dube (Essential Cleaning Services)

Mr. L. Guttman (just attending)

Ms. N. Yuku (People’s Post)

Mr. G. Robins (Mojo Market)

Ms. IK. Haupt (just attending)

Ms. L. Loedolf (SFB Admin)

Mr. J. Dorfling ( Manager Point Centre)

CITY OF CAPE TOWN:

Mr. E. Scott (CID Department)

Mr. J. Joubert (CID Department)

Ms. N. Jowell   (Ward Councillor)

APPOLOGIES:

PAUL BERMAN          (PB) Board Member

ROMAO DA LUZ                             (RDL) Board Member

WELCOME

The SPCID Chairman Jacques Weber welcomed all to the AGM which was opened at 10h30. A special welcome was extended to the service providers, the City officials and Ward Councillor Nicola Jowell. The chairman welcomed new members to the SPCID as noted above.

Notice of the meeting was confirmed.

SPCID members = 32

Quorum (20% of members) = 7

Present = 20 members 

FORMAL APPROVAL OF 2018 AGM MINUTES 

 Nazeer Rawoot presented the minutes and asked for the approval proposed by Jacques Weber and seconded by Katherine Lewis.

NOTING OF AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 2018-19.

Nazeer Rawoot presented the AFS and called for the approval of the 2018 -19 Financials. Proposed by Jacques Weber and seconded Katherine Lewis. No questions for clarity were raised. Members present were advised that a copy is available on the Sea Point CID website. 

It was explained that in terms of the Financial Agreement there must be a minimum of 2 months monthly income available. The SPCID adheres to this having enough funds in its current account available.

SURPLUS FUNDS

It was sanctioned that R530, 000.00 will be utilized from the surplus funds for the LPR Camera Project, the Field Worker working for the SPCID, Marketing and office equipment. 

APPROVAL OF BUDGET 2020-21

The proposed budget was presented with an increase of 8% and approved by Mr. J. Weber and seconded by Ms. K. Lewis.

APPROVAL OF IMPLEMENTATION PLAN FOR 2020-21

The Implementation Plan was presented. This was approved by Ms. K. Lewis and seconded by Mr. J. Weber.

AUDITORS 

New Auditors needs to be appointed. The members were requested to give permission to the Board to do this appointment. Approved by Mr. J. Weber and seconded by Ms. K. Lewis.

COMPANY SECRETARY

The members unanimously voted in Ms. Katherine Lewis as the Company Secretary. 

ELECTION OF OFFICIALS  

Nazeer Rawoot indicated that the SPCID Board has five board members. Two have to resign as per the MOI requirements. Mr. P. Barnard and Ms. K. Lewis resigned; both Board members were re-elected. The meeting unanimously approved this proposal.

An application was received for Mr. Paul Jacobson nominated by Mark Solomons. This nomination was deemed invalid as a non- property owner cannot be nominated.

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT.

Mr. Jacques Weber said that he had been involved with the SPCID for a number of years even when he was Ward Councillor, spoke about the good work being done and that we work with all other Law Enforcement Agencies in the area in order to achieve what we have. He then proceeded with a slide presentation portraying the achievement of the SPCID during the past year.

He thanked all role players for their fantastic and loyal support over the years. He thanked Heather Tager, Wayne Ripepi and Bernard Joubert for a job well done.

COLONEL MOUTON (SAPS).

Col. Mouton said that the SPCID was very effective in the area in which they operate. The use of the LPR/ Overview cameras. The feet on the street visible patrols are a deterrent for criminals. She thanked Ms. Heather Tager and her team for their contribution in keeping crime down in the SPCID area.

WARD COUNCILLOR NICOLA JOWELL.

The SPCID which is a top up service to that of the City is doing a sterling job, you can see that the SPCID and City Departments work well together in the area and expressed her gratitude to every one. 

GENERAL Q & A.

Mr. Paul Jacobson:

  • The rejuvenation on the Sea Point Main Road has shown a vast improvement and how is it going to be sustained?
  • He praised Natalie Coetzee for the good work she is doing but reiterated that we need more social workers in the area to get the homeless off the street have them reunited with their family and asked if the SPCID could make funds available to sustain this project?
  • He would like to see a campaign targeting restaurants to not giving handouts to the homeless as it impacts negatively on the community as a whole, could the SPCID not make funds available resuscitate the “Give Responsibly campaign?”
  • Why local Security providers not used to work with the SPCID and when does the contract end for the current Security service provider?

Mr. Shayne Trapman:

  • Noise was a concern with regard to Deco Dance, SAPS and SPCID not assisting to combat the noise pollution, he mentioned taxis driving through red robots and people revving their motorcycles late at night, how can this behaviour be addressed?

Ms. Jean Bergstrom:

  • Are we sure all people in the CID area are paying their levies after it was discovered that some were not paying even though they were in the CID area?
  • Blue bags, could the Council please reduce the amount of plastic used in the area?

Ms. Salma Gomes:

  • Noise was still a big concern. The bottle store across the road is selling cheap liquor to the homeless. How do we combat that?

Mr. David Gordon:

  • He asked Councillor Jowell about the court case between the City and the 7 homeless people and the status thereof.

Mr. Jacques Weber responded as follows:

  • Mr. Jacobson, we have not changed much, but better communication and more information going out between all relevant role players. This has the desired effect. During Summer being visible on the road the homeless tend to frequent the beach and increased members have made a difference. He reiterated that Government needs to step in and assist with the homeless in the area. The Board will look into it to employ a second field worker. The Security contract will end in 2021. Local firms did apply but could not provide us with 30 officers and delivered on the other criteria.
  • Mr. Weber told Mr. Trapman if a CID officer does not assist then he is please to contact Ms. Heather Tager. Ms. Tager will take it up and report back to the Board.
  • Heather Tager responded to Ms. Gomes and said that they had a good working relationship with the previous owners, but the owners are selling cheap liquor although within the legal framework of the Liquor Act. Shoprite is selling cheap liquor as well and she will take it up with their Head Office. Deco Dance the SPCID did put in an objection for the extended trading hours, but this was rejected, and they are allowed to trade until 04h00, but will address the Deco Dance issue again in the future.
  • Jacques Weber told Ms. Bergstrom that the rates levy for CID’s is checked on a regular basis to ensure people are paying their CID levies. Taxi hooting is an ongoing problem, difficult to control.

Councillor Nicola Jowell responded further.

  • The court case between the City and 7 homeless people will come before the court in December 2019 and only then will outcomes be known. Now it is just wait and see.
  • The noise complaints can be dealt with by Law enforcement, but resources are needed to truly enforce this in the area.
  • The Council is still working on a solution to replacing the blue plastic bag.

MEETING CLOSED:

Meeting closed by Chairman Jacques Weber at 12h00.

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Signature: _______________________________________

Mr. Jacques Weber.

Chairperson

Sea Point City Improvement District.

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