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Newsletter: June 2021

Newsletter: June 2021
Dune invasion: Kleinemonde Island parking area. At a Zoom meeting held recently with representatives from the areas affected and Director Community Protection Services (CPS), the following feedback was given by CPS on the way forward: The company Zutari has been appointed to assist with the Maintenance Management Plans (MMP) and the submission of the relevant method statements, environmental specifica­tions, and layout plans, for each area. Ndlambe is finalising the appointment of an Environmental Control Officer (ECO) that will oversee the MMP, submissions and physical work on ...
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Ndlambe Municipality: Draft Budget 2021/2022

Ndlambe Municipality: Draft Budget 2021/2022
Ndlambe Municipality: Draft Budget 2021/2022 The Ndlambe Municipality’s draft budget has been published and is open for public comment. The proposed tariff increases are 5,5 % on all services provided by the municipality, including: Rates Water Sanitation Refuse For several years, to keep rates increases affordable, it resulted in either no or at best, limited internal funds for capital projects. Capital projects, therefore, relied on the Municipal Infrastructural Grant, which could only be used in previously disadvantaged areas. This lack of internal funds for capita...
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Newsletter February 2021

Newsletter February 2021
Kleinemonde Newsletter                                February  2021 Whatever the origin might be of the saying “May you live in interesting times“, certainly the past year with the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on our country, we find ourselves living in interesting and uncertain times. Refuse collection – December holiday period The December holiday period is known for the large increase in the volume of household refuse that need to be collected. Apart from Kleinemonde proper, Kleinemonde West and Riet River, all make use of our refuse site. For the first time the annual p...
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Water Supply December 2020

Water Supply December 2020
Water supply : Kleinemonde : December 2020 Kleinemonde water sources Just to re-cap - Kleinemonde has three sources of water: Wellington dam feeding the water treatment plant in Kleinemonde;A low yielding roadside borehole next to the R72; and A high yielding borehole on Frik van Rooyen’s farm. Last month the company, Industrial Controls from East London, refurbished the water treatment plant to insure it is in proper working condition. Three of our local municipal staff were re-trained to ensure they are au fait with the working of the plant. The telemetry system to control ...
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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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