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Newsletter June 2020

Newsletter June 2020
Kleinemonde Newsletter             June 2020 The 2020/2021 Municipal Budget The 2020/2021 Municipal Budget was tabled at a Council meeting held (via ZOOM) on Wednesday, 20 May 2020. This tabled budget is a draft budget allowing for public comment before final approval. The following increases in the tabled (draft) budget were approved: Property rates -  6.1%Refuse,  Sanitation, Sewerage, Water tariffs -  6.1% All other annual and monthly charges -  5.5 % In the tabled budget, there was a deficit of ...
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Notice Refuse Site – May 27th

Notice Refuse Site – May 27th
The refuse site will re-open as from 1 June 2020. A picture says a thousand words! April 23rd ...May 25th ... Please observe the conditions of use of the site and keep the site tidyRemember : Illegal dumping is a punishable offense. Issued by the Kleinemonde Residents & Ratepayers Association
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A Sight for Sore Eyes….

A Sight for Sore Eyes….
The Skips Despite being warned that, according to the lockdown rules, travelling to the refuse site is not allowed, this is being ignored. Despite the availability of skips (1 Empty, 2 half full, two full) bags with refuse are just being dumped next to skips on the ground. Looking at the contents in some of the skips (e.g. old geyser, etc) it is clear that the signboard at the entrance, indicating what is allowed and what not allowed on site, is being totally ignored. In March 2020 the skips were overflowing and could not be emptied as both Municipal skip trucks were out of s...
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Newsletter April 2020

Newsletter April 2020
In lockdown ! Despite the lockdown Kleinemonde is still functioning. Refuse is being collected, as usual, and urgent matters, like water problems, are being attended to by our Foreman and a skeleton staff compliment of two workers. Obviously normal routine work like cutting of grass, etc. will not be done. The unfinished work in Diaz Road. If you have any problems regarding municipal services in Kleinemonde please contact one the committee members who will investigate and, if necessary, contact our Forem...
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Kleinemonde: Lockdown

Kleinemonde: Lockdown
Despite our small community and remoteness, we are also in lockdown and nobody will be allowed to leave their homes for the next 21 days unless  to: Seek medical care;Buy essential groceries;Visit the pharmacy;Access banking services;Get petrol; orCollect a social grant Those found breaking the lockdown rules are liable to 6 months imprisonment or a fine or both. Household refuse will be collected as usual on a Monday Due to the restrictions on movement, our refuse site will, therefore, be closed. Please note our refuse site supervisor will not be on duty during the lock...
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Drought water tariff: To pay or not to pay….?

Drought water tariff: To pay or not to pay….?
Drought water tariff: To pay or not to pay . . . . . . .? A question is being asked – “Why should Kleinemonde residents have to pay an increased drought water tariff as we apparently do not have a water problem?”.  – But is this true? How much water do we really have? Going back in history, during 2008 the level of Wellington dam, which at that stage, was our main source of water, dropped to such a low level that Ndlambe Council imposed strict water restrictions in Kleinemonde. This prompted the committee to actively investigate an additional water source for Kleinemonde resu...
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Port Alfred – Water Crisis! Water Crisis! Water Crisis!

Port Alfred – Water Crisis! Water Crisis! Water Crisis!
UPDATE ON WATER CRISIS IN PORT ALFRED: 30 December 2019 The Sarel Hayward Dam level has dropped to less than 6%. Day Zero has arrived!   There is insufficient capacity for all the water pumps to operate.  The following measures have been taken: Water is being switched off, and later restored, to all areas in Port Alfred every day.   This is determined by capacity and demand, thus a schedule cannot be compiled.  The East Bank dune pump and the boreholes in the Mooifontein area are supplying water at a very limited capacity.   A Reverse Osmosis plant is...
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Additional Water Restriction: December 2019

Additional Water Restriction: December 2019
Water Restrictions Water restrictions Already imposed: The connecting of a garden hose pipe or sprinkler system to the Municipal water supply, for gardening or any other purpose, is prohibited. Additional restriction imposed: The use of a bucket to collect water from the Municipal water supply for watering of gardens, washing of motor vehicles or boats, is also prohibited. Draught water usage tariff. Will be implemented from January 2020 and will, therefore, reflect on your February account. Conserve water We do not know how long this draught will last, s...
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Water situation: December 2019

Water situation: December 2019
Water situation: December 2019 The drought in Ndlambe, and its effects on water supply levels, has become a crisis in some areas. Port Alfred’s Sarel Hayward dam level has dropped to below 10 %. This dam is solely dependent on water being fed from the Kowie River, but this supply has now dried up. To conserve water in Port Alfred the following actions have been introduced: • Water pressure will be reduced or cut for certain periods; • Drought water usage tariff has been introduced. The drought water usage tariff is applicable to all areas in Ndlambe – including Kleinemonde. Us...
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