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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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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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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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