Become a member of the Elsies River CID NPC

Membership of the SRA, which is a non-profit company registered under the Companies Act, is open to all the registered property owners who are encouraged to apply for membership so that they may exercise their rights to influence the business of the SRA. Membership cannot be denied to a registered property owner and as a member the property owner is entitled to attend, participate and vote at members meetings of the Company held under the auspices of the Companies Act.

Should a member be unable to attend they may give another individual their proxy to attend and vote on their behalf. Non-members may attend and participate at members’ meetings but cannot vote and as such may thus have limited influence on the SRA’s activities.

Membership application forms can be downloaded from the link below – once complete please send the form back to info@ercid.co.za

Click below to download the Membership Application Form

 

Notice of AGM 2019

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The ELSIES RIVER CITY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NPC will be hosting a Annuall General Meeting and all stakeholders are invited to a review of the year’s activities, approval of the extension of the CID term and planning for 2020/21.

Date:     28 October 2019

Time:     16:00

Venue:   Emplast, 40 6th Avenue, Elsies River

Resolutions presented at the AGM can only be voted on by bona fide members of the ELSIES RIVER CITY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NPC. This membership is available free of charge to all owners of commercial or industrial properties within the ELSIES RIVER CITY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT SRA footprint, but they must be registered before 21 October 2019.

For further information  please e-mail info@ercid.co.za or call 083 255 7657

Please click here to download the relevant documentation from our AGM page

Ward Outreach Programme – 21 September 2019

The City of Cape Town will be hosting various engagement meetings with communities to provide feedback on approved projects and programmes in their wards.

Please view link below for the details of the meeting in your area:

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MEDIA RELEASE – Mayor Plato announces City’s move to Level 3 ‘recovery’ restrictions

  • From Saturday 1 December 2018, water restrictions and the associated tariffs will be lowered from Level 5 to Level 3 recovery restrictions, which includes increasing the daily usage from 70 litres per person per day to 105 litres per person per day; or from 500 million litres to 650 million litres of collective usage per day
  • Tariffs will also be lowered to Level 3. If for example residents use less than 6 000 litres per month (Step 1) they can expect to pay 35,5% less
  • This decision follows on from the National Department of Water and Sanitation’s latest water assessment
  • Restrictions remain on a fairly strict recovery level as a precaution to deal with rainfall uncertainty in 2019 and 2020
  • We encourage Cape Town’s water ambassadors to maintain their water-wise approach during the recovery phase and as the metro moves towards becoming a more water-sensitive city in the near future
  • The 40% restriction on water usage applicable to businesses has been removed but the sector is strongly encouraged to continue implementing and investigating the further efficient use of water in their operations

 

The City of Cape Town’s water users can expect a considerable reduction in the cost of water to be reflected in their municipal invoices from next month. This is due to the lowering of water restrictions from Level 5 to Level 3 recovery restrictions from Saturday 1 December 2018.

 

The City views 2019 as a recovery year after having successfully emerged from the unprecedented drought.

 

This decision to lower restrictions comes after a meeting between the National Department of Water and Sanitation and the water users of the Western Cape Water Supply System, namely the agricultural sector, Western Cape Government, municipalities and the Cape Town metro regarding the water assessment for the year ahead.

 

Based on National Government’s assessment of the hydrological year, a saving of between 10% and 20% for urban water users has been proposed. However, the City has decided to implement a more cautious 30% saving to help with the recovery of the dams and to cater for the uncertainty that exists around rainfall volumes and frequency in 2019.

 

‘I want to thank all the residents, officials, and visitors to Cape Town who played their part in helping us get through one of the worst droughts this city has ever seen. While the drought is not yet over, we have seen that there is room to bring some relief to our residents. I know it has been tough and I hope that this reduction in tariffs will bring some comfort over the festive season. We will still need to be water-wise though, as we do not know what the next rainy season holds.

 

‘We are no longer in a period of extreme scarcity, but it does not mean that we should forego some of the great water-wise ways that we have made a part of our daily lives – and for which we have become world famous. We are situated in a water-scarce region and the water-wise efforts and ways to diversify and augment our water supply should and will continue.

 

‘If one looks at international drought experience, water restrictions are either implemented too late or lifted too early. Hence our decision to take a conservative approach to the recovery while we continue to monitor the situation,’ said the City’s Executive Mayor, Alderman Dan Plato.

 

The City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Informal Settlements, Water and Waste Services; and Energy, Councillor Xanthea Limberg added: ‘We see 2019 as a recovery year after having successfully emerged from the severe and unprecedented drought. Based on our own assessment, we are following a conservative approach in the light of rainfall uncertainty over the coming two years. These Level 3 recovery restrictions are also a measure to help support the great change we have seen in the relationship that we have with water while, at the same time, providing some financial relief to residents and businesses. This is not only a period of recovery for our dams, but also for our economy as a whole as well as for our residents and businesses who truly made huge sacrifices to help us get Cape Town through the drought.’

 

Due to the extreme economic and rural hardship that has been suffered as a result of the drought, the agricultural sector will only reduce water usage by 10% as it too enters a period of recovery. The City fully supports this move as the agricultural sector also supported the City as an urban water user during the height of the drought.

 

Please see the following links for information on:

Development Management Information (DMI) Guidelines Series

DMI Picture

DMI Guideline Series – A5 flyer

 

Full information (content of the booklets) can be downloaded from the following link :

http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/City-publications/publications-and-reports/building-planning-and-development

Plenty of Action and Activity in ERCID

Not only are the regular and customary matters for which the respective teams of the ERCID are responsible, attended to and taken care of in Elsies River, but there are also heart-warming cases of people going the extra mile and beyond the call of duty. 

Following are some of the issues that have in the last weeks been addressed: 

Illegal dumping: 

At least 16 cases of illegal dumping were discovered and dealt with by the ERCID during the past weeks. In all these cases, the ERCID Cleaning and Maintenance Team cleared and remove the dumped matter as soon as possible. The ERCID management asks all businesses and property owners to please act responsibly and to not dump refuse on the streets of our Improvement District.  Illegal Dumping carries a very heavy fine and if caught the ERCID will act decisively. We also ask that if anyone witnesses illegal dumping to immediately report the details of the dumping and persons/vehicles responsible to our 24 hour control room at 086 15 15 800.

The following list includes these respective incidents: 

  • In front of A.K Wholesalers, corner of 6th Avenue and Halt Road. More incidents of illegal dumping occurred in the area.  
  • In front of Speedy, corner of 19th Street and Epping Avenue. Public Safety Officers discovered illegal dumping at the bus terminus.  
  • In front of no. 49 Consani Avenue. 
  • Corner of Epping Avenue and 20th Street.  
  • Corner of Epping Avenue and 19th Street. 
  • At the terminus, 1st Avenue and 20th Street respectively. More incidents of illegal dumping occurred in the area.  
  • In front of A.K Wholesalers, corner of 6th Avenue and Halt Road. More incidents of illegal dumping occurred in the area. 
  • At the Green garage, corner of 20th Street and Epping Avenue. 
  • In front of MTD House, no. 6, 11th Street. 
  • Public Safety Officers discovered illegal dumping at 6th Avenue and 14th Street respectively. 
  • At 14th Street and at the corner of 20th Street and Epping Avenue respectively. 
  • At the corner of 20th Street and Epping Avenue. 
  • At the corner of 19th Street, 16th Street and Epping Avenue. 
  • At the corner of 19th Street and Epping Avenue. 

Fire at 19th Street 

Our vigilant CCTV camera operators spotted a fire on 19th Street at the corner of Epping Avenue in Elsies River. The business premises that were affected, were Abil Services, Recycle Company, Speedy Services and the petroleum garage. The fire started at the recycling premises and spread to the adjacent building.

The ERCID Public Safety Officer, Forensics, SAPS and The City of Cape Town Building Inspector was on-scene.  The fire brigade swiftly completed the operation at the site.  

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Stolen vehicle recovered 

The ERCID Public Safety patrols located a vehicle that had been stolen in Bellville and was found in Consani Road next to the scrap yard. Elsies River Police were on the scene and the owner confirmed the tracker showed that the vehicle had come into Elsie River around 03h00. It was also not the first time his car had got hijacked. 

Two suspects caught after robbing a female: Corner 7th Avenue and 11th Street 

While on patrol our ERCID Public Safety Officers apprehended two suspects who robbed an unknown female on the Corner of 7th Avenue and 11th Street Elsie River. With the assistance of our CCTV camera network two males and a female were spotted in 12th Street. The one male was walking with his arm around the female’s waist on the Corner on 12th Street and 7th Avenue while the other male was a distance behind them. They two males then suddenly robbed  the lady of her belongings.  The ERCID response vehicles were informed and proceeded to the scene. The Public Safety officers confirmed that when the two suspects saw them, they threw the unknown female’s wallet into the yard of one of the businesses but the  two suspects were apprehended on the Corner of 8th Avenue and 12th Street.  The police arrived shortly after, and two suspects were apprehended. 

Cleaning 

ERCID Cleaning and Maintenance Team was deployed for the following respective purposes: 

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  • to clear and remove illegal dumping at the canal, Coleman Street; 
  • to cut grass at the 16th Street canal. They managed to pick litter at Consani Avenue;  
  • to pick litter and sweep curbs in the area; 
  • to de-weed and maintain the Coleman Street garden. They managed to pick litter, sweep curbs and remove illegal dumping in the area; 

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Urban management

Our Social Work Team in partnership with NGO MES was contracted to clean the 16th Street canal (12th Street up to Coleman Street). 

City of Cape Town’s Roads and Storm Water Department performed the following actions: 

  • replaced a missing fire hydrant cover at the corner of 7th Avenue and 12th Street. 
  • repaired a burst water pipe at the corner of 8th Avenue and 19th Street. 
  • replaced an underground water pipe at Coleman Street 
  • repaired of a burst water pipe in front of Central park, no 165 Epping Avenue. 

City of Cape Town’s Electricity Department repaired the following: 

  • Streetlights at Consani Avenue. 
  • A broken lamp of a streetlight at the corner of 6th Avenue and 23rd Street

S.M Construction was contracted by the City of Cape Town reinstate the road surface at 19th Street. 

The City of Cape Town’s contractors repaired the following: 

  • roadway at the corner of 11th Street and Epping Avenue. 
  • the pavement in front of PescaTech, 6th Avenue. 

Three abandoned puppies rescued opposite Weavewell business premises

Response Officers Lumko and Lennox RV-216 informed control about three abandoned puppies that had been dumped opposite Weavewell business premises. The Response officers confirmed that the Security Officer Arama at Coleman Business Park had informed them of the abandoned puppies. 

Wendy of SBCA 24hour Animal Rescue Services was contacted on 083 326 1604 and confirmed they had only one vehicle available and that the driver was at that stage occupied. Mr Lohrentz was informed via telephone of the situation. He later confirmed that he had contacted Mr Houston at Emplast business premises in Elsies River to find out if Mr Houston could help by maybe keeping the three puppies at his place for the night. Mr Houston agreed that the Response Officers could bring him the puppies. 

Wendy was subsequently informed that the puppies would be safe for the night and where they would be staying. She then confirmed that she would be able to send her driver the following morning to collect the three abandoned puppies. 

Response Officers proceeded to drop off the three abandoned puppies at Mr Houston’s premises. 

 

The City of Cape Town draft Budget 2018-2019 comment period is open

The City of Cape Town draft Budget 2018-2019 comment period is open
Dear Cape Town residents and businesses

The draft Budget 2018-2019 is available for comment until 16:30 on Friday, 4 May 2018.

A budget of R 49.1 billion will be spent in the metropolitan area to ensure that services are maintained, improved and expanded, that capital projects are rolled out and that the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) is implemented.

The effect of the unprecedented and continuing drought is a strong theme and has influenced many factors, including tariff increases and reviews in tariff structure.
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2016-2017 Budget highlights: Created 45 370 EPWP job opportunities; invested R 3.7 billion (2015/16: R 3.3 billion) in repairs and maintenance; installed 1 747 subsidised electricity connections; provided 676 new taps and 2 085 new toilets to informal settlements; achieved 69,86% employment rate of people from employment equity target groups at the highest levels of management.

Highlights from Annexure A:

  • An allowance of R 76 million for indigent relief.
  • Introduction of a fixed service charge for both water and electricity.
  • Planned capital expenditure includes R 5 billion for Informal Settlements, Water & Waste. Services, R 1.7 billion for the Transport & Urban Development Authority and R 1.1 billion for Energy.
  • Simplifying the steps of the water and electricity tariff from six to four.

The proposed average rates and tariff increases for 2018-19 are shown the table below.

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Important things to remember:

  • The City does not make any profit on the sale of water or electricity.
  • The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) approved an average percentage price increase of 5.23% to Eskom for the 2018-19 financial year, which translates to a 7.32% increase for municipalities.

Frequently asked questions:

ERCID Data goes “live”

ERCID Dashboard1Geocentric as the Management Company or the ERCID has taken the bold step to introduce live operational statistics to all its CID contributors.  With our Mobile Reporting App and our “State of the Art” management system we can update our operational data direct to the ERCID Website.

By simply going to our ERCID Statistics page you will have live, up-to-date information of the work we are doing in the ERCID.  As data arrives from the field into our management system, relevant statistics will automatically update on our ERCID website.

ERCID DashboardOperational data is shown in three different formats including “counters” (this shows the number of incidents of a certain type), Graphs and Maps.  The map data displays the location and clustering of specific types of incidents depending on the theme of the map. You can even look back in time using the date filter on the page.  The dashboard hand4will always show the accumulated information for the current month.

We believe that our ERCID property and business owners and our ERCID users should have the ability to see what we are doing and be informed daily.

You can also stay in touch with incidents and alerts within the ERCID by downloading the Mobile Reporting App.  It Is available from both the Apple iStore and the Google Play Store for iOS and Android devices.

W57 | STATEMENT BY EXECUTIVE DEPUTY MAYOR: ALD. NEILSON: Let’s keep our water-saving focus Team Cape Town

CITY OF CAPE TOWN

 

20 MARCH 2018

 

STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S EXECUTIVE DEPUTY MAYOR, ALDERMAN IAN NEILSON

 

Let’s keep our water-saving focus, Team Cape Town

 

As at Monday 19 March 2018, our collective consumption over the past week was 565 million litres of water per day. Unfortunately, usage has increased by 54 million litres per day from last week’s record low of 511 million litres per day. Nevertheless, we are confident that our water users will again shatter water use records in the weeks ahead. Read more below:

 

Our dam levels have shown only a slight decline of 0,3% to 22,7% . This is the lowest decline in dam levels this year to date. This can likely be attributed to somewhat lower evaporation rates and small amounts of rainfall, especially in the Steenbras Dam area.

 

We will continue to monitor the water usage trend to see whether the increase in consumption is a once-off occurrence or whether there is another underlying reason that would need to be addressed.

 

Level 6B water restrictions are still in place. Water pressure reduction remains in place, water management devices continue to be installed on the connections of high water users and the bills based on 6B tariffs are reaching consumers. It is essential that we all continue to save water.

 

All water users are reminded that the City is still required by the National Government to reduce water usage to 450 million litres per day in order to stretch the available water supplies through the rest of the year. This equates to a reduction of 45% from normal usage. We are currently hovering at just below a 40% reduction. A sustained collective push is now required to reduce consumption by just 5% in order to achieve our target.

 

We will continue to drive our initiatives to reduce water consumption. This will include advanced pressure management, the installation of water management devices at the properties of high water users and proactively implementing advanced water restrictions and associated tariffs to encourage behaviour change.

 

If all Capetonians join us by keeping their consumption down to 50 litres of water a day, or less, we will avoid having to take more drastic actions.

 

Please visit www.capetown.gov.za/thinkwater for all water-related information, including Level 6B restrictions and FAQs about Day Zero as well as tips to lower usage even further.

Geocentric Launches New App

“As Geocentric we are very proud to launch our new mobile phone reporting application,” said Gene Lohrentz of the urban management company recently. “This is another way in which we are enabling our CID business and property owners to interact with their City Improvement District Management. 

“We want our CID contributors to become part of our family by interacting with us about issues they might encounter.  The mobile application makes that possible on the devices most people have with them every day.” 

The Geocentric app allows users to easily report issues in the City Improvement Districts managed by Geocentric Urban Management based in South Africa.  Currently the areas covered by this Application include Beaconvale Industrial Area, Elsies River Industrial, Glosderry, Maitland, Salt River, Somerset West CBD, Stikland Industrial, Strand CBD and the Tygervalley CBD.  

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With this application, users can report urban defects, crime incidents, public safety issues and general comments.  “We will acknowledge your report and provide you with feedback throughout the process.  We will also send you ‘Alerts’ of problems in your CID area, such as water leaks or power outages and we can even send crime alerts and safety tips to your mobile phone. 

The Geocentric Reporting Application is Free of Charge 

Simply install it and register as a user when using it for the first time.  If you need any help, please contact support@geocentric.co.za 

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Let’s get started! 

  • Simply download and install the App from the Google Play or Apple App Store  
  • Register as a user, using the app when you open it for the first time 
  • We will send you a confirmation email and you will have to activate your app by clicking on the activation link in the email – this is to ensure we are dealing with people and not spammers. 
  • Go to your email and verify your email address 
  • Log in and you are ready to go! 

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