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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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Refuse site update: August 2019

Refuse site update: August 2019
The use of the skips The three skips at the refuse site are for household refuse contained in a plastic bag. Riet River, Kleinemonde West and Fish River Cottages all make use of these skips for their household refuse therefore space is limited. A few examples of illegal dumping still taking place:   One skip almost filled with broken plastic chairs, empty plastic drums, old mattress, and electrical fittings. Highly irresponsible: 8 unused shotgun cartridges found in a skip!! A chip off the old block To date we have been using a control burn to burn garden refuse at ou...
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Newsletter May 2019

Newsletter May 2019
Kleinemonde Newsletter             May  2019 Refuse site Our contract to manage the refuse site for a period of six months, starting October 2018, has been extended until end of June 2019, when it will be up for re-negotiation. It is pleasing to report that most locals are “buying in” to keep the site neat, but unfortunately there are still isolated instances of illegal dumping taking place, in particular the area reserved only for garden refuse, e.g. Depositing various scrap items together with garden refuse; or Not emptying plastic bags containing garden refuse. After the...
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2019 Valuation Roll

2019 Valuation Roll
The new property valuation roll has now been published. You have up to 3 May 2019 to object to your valuation which must be done on the prescribed objection form. Click on the following links to; • Access the valuation roll, (Excel document • Access the valuation roll, (PDF document) • Down load an objection form. (Word Document) • Down load an objection form. (PDF Document) The percentage your property value may have increased (or deceased) by does not mean that your yearly property tax will increase (or decrease) by the same percentage. Yearly property tax is determined by ...
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Refuse removal December

Refuse removal: December holiday period Please note: household refuse will be collected twice weekly on a Monday and Friday, starting on Monday, 17 December 2018, until Friday, 4 January 2019. Thereafter, it will be the usual Monday pick-up time.   Issued by the Kleinemonde Residents & Ratepayers Association
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Kleinemonde Refuse Transfer Site

Kleinemonde Refuse Transfer Site
1. Background You have previously been advised that our refuse site will become a “Transfer Site” where only household refuse would be stored in skips for removal by the Municipality. By implication all other refuse – garden, builders’ rubble, scrap metal etc., - will be your responsibility to transport to the Port Alfred landfill site. Because of the experience in other areas where refuse sites have been closed, it resulted in a sharp increase in illegal dumping on vacant stands, a service level agreement has been signed with the Ndlambe Municipality for the Kleinemonde Ratepayers Assoc...
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Newsletter August 2018

Newsletter August 2018
The refuse site As reported previously our refuse site, being only a transfer site, implies that only household refuse, in black bags, may be deposited there, in the skips provided. In areas e.g. Kenton-on–Sea, where the refuse site was closed lead to an alarming increase in illegal dumping of waste. Driving around Kleinemonde it is disturbing to notice illegal dumping already taking place – and it can be expected that illegal dumping will increase when the rules governing a transfer site is applied. To counter the anticipated increase of illegal dumping the committee approached t...
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