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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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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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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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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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Newsletter March 2018

Newsletter March 2018
Kleinemonde Newsletter            March 2018 The refuse site – update Since December the amount of garden refuse at the site has increased to such an extent - that driving in and out of the site has become a problem; and the ring rod cum firebreak around the perimeter of the refuse site has become inaccessible. On 5 March 2018 committee members met with the Manager of Environmental Health, and the Manager of Fire & Emergency Service, on site to decide on a method of clearing the refuse site of the garden refuse. Frik proposed, and it was agreed to, that a 50 m x 50 ...
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Newsletter October 2017

Newsletter October 2017
IN AND AROUND THE CLUB...... The Kleinemonde Sports & Recreation Club has been very active in improving the facilities in and around the Kleinemonde Hall. The kitchen and toilet areas have been re-built to allow the kitchen to be expanded to almost double its original size. Two wedding receptions were held in the Hall in October drawing glowing, positive responses from the caterers as the best venue for such functions in Ndlambe. The second tennis court is nearing completion and hopefully be ready for use very shortly. At least before Christmas!! A second court has become a neces...
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Newsletter June 2017

Newsletter June 2017
Kleinemonde Newsletter             July 2017 Bridge over troubled water . . . . . . View towards the entrance to Kleinemonde At the meeting held on Thursday, 29 June 2017, regarding the upgrade of the R72, especially the bridges across the Kleinemonde rivers, the following: - The existing bridges will not be re-built or widened. The structures will remain as it is at present. - The R72 will be appreciably widened – at a normal section the road will be 3.7 m wide in each direction with a 3m road reserve on each side. At an uphill the 3 m road reserve will decrease to allow for a passing...
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Newsletter Feb 17

Newsletter Feb 17
Kleinemonde Newsletter                                    February 2017 1. Down by the riverside We were fortunate do have (mostly) good weather over the December 2016 holiday period with the picnic area on the East river bank crowded with holiday makers and parking spots at a premium. Despite a number of requests over the years for flush-type portable toilets equipped with a hand wash basin, we were again given two of the open bucket type. The Municipality contracted a company to provide these toilets who had the responsibility, as part of the contract, to service them daily. This ...
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Newsletter Oct 16

Newsletter Oct 16
Kleinemonde Newsletter October 2016 Municipal budget As you may have noticed on your latest municipal account, the rates increase approved by Council for the 2016/2017 financial year is 9%. Originally the proposed increase was 17 %. The Ndlambe Ratepayers Forum (NRF), whose constituents are the chairperson’s of the different ratepayers associations in Ndlambe, had a number of meetings with municipal officials regarding the budget on issues such as cost cutting, errors in the draft budget, increase in overtime, use of casuals, etc. The original 17% was reduced to 13% and after the l...
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Newsletter 2

Newsletter 2
Kleinemonde News May 2016 - addition Upgrading of the R72 road! There is an old proverb: “Only he that has travelled the road knows where the holes are deep” We as Kleinemonders, after all the years travelling to Port Alfred, know where the holes are deep - as someone once said, we are all PhD’s – Pothole dodgers!! Fortunately, given another 3 to 4 years this would have changed. The R72 will be upgraded from Port Alfred to the Peddie turn-off according to SANRAL standards. This will take place over two phases, the first being from Port Alfred to the Fish River followed by the second...
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