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ROUTING OF COMPLAINTS TO JO'BURG CITY COUNCIL
The contact numbers provided below will assist you in routing complaints to the correct MOE’s for investigation and action and explains the type of complaints that they deal with.  For more information; www.joburg.org.za
1. TO INVESTIGATE ADDITIONS, ALTERATIONS, ENCROACHMENT ON BUILDING LINE, VIOLATIONS OF NATIONAL BUILDING REGULATIONS; PLEASE DIRECT YOUR COMPLAINTS STRAIGHT TO BUILDING CONTROL. EMAIL ADDRESS: Patricia Ntombizodwa Mazibuko PatriciaMaz@joburg.org.za CONTACT NUMBER 011 407-6781 2. FOR INJURIOUS CONDITIONS, OVERGROWN GRASS, NOISE, SMELL AND HEALTH CONCERNS, ABANDONED BUILDINGS, OVERCROWDING( HI-JACKED BUILDINGS); DIRECT YOUR COMPLAINTS STRAIGHT TO THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT.  CONTACT PERSON IS CORRIE BEZUIDENHOUT .  CONTACT NUMBER:    (011) 407-5798 AND EMAIL: CorrieB@joburg.org.za
3. FOR BUILIDNG RUBBLE AND ACTIVITIES TAKING PLACE ON THE PAVEMENT, STREET TRADING, GENERAL OBSTRUCTIONS , ILLEGAL PARKING ON PAVEMENT; DIRECT YOUR COMPLAIN…

MRA Annual Fees for June 2017 to May 2018

Dear Melrose and Melrose Estate residents,

The MRA is a non-profit organization for the home owners and residents of Melrose and Melrose Estate.
We write to remind all residents to support the efforts of the Melrose Ratepayers Association (MRA) by paying their 2017/2018 annual fees, approved at the last AGM, as outlined below.
Funds are urgently required for various projects that will benefit all residents. These include, amongst others, initiatives such as:
·a traffic study, which will be essential when engaging with the Johannesburg City Council on matters concerning the neighborhood; ·objecting to various re-zoning applications by developers that encroaches on the neighborhood, or plans which don’t meet council by-laws; ·dealing with neglected properties and vagrants; ·engaging with qualified consultants in our dealings with city council
and various other plans which aim to preserve the charm and essence of the neighborhood whilst ensuring that future developments in the area are do…

Jameson Avenue Repair Scheduled for 2018/19

Through correspondence with JRA authorities, we're relieved to hear that resurfacing of Jameson Avenue has been scheduled to happen over 2018/2019.
In the meantime they are committed to patching and fixing potholes as they are reported.
So we urge residents to please remain active and report street defects as you become aware of them. JRA has a very useful smart phone app called JRA Find&Fix which allows users to geotag the location of the defect and submit a picture. More information and download links for the app can be found here.

Emergency Power Outage Tonight (Monday) from 10:00pm - 6am tomorrow

Dear Residents,

City Power have announced an Emergency Power Outage tonight from 10pm to 6am tomorrow morning.
They will be working on the Kelvin sub-station that feeds in power to the grid from Eskom. It will be affecting almost 30 000 households.
Details of the outage can be found here.
Note that the power could come on earlier than 6am, or if there are other problems, later. It is advised that you to follow @citypowerjhb on twitter for updates.
Note also that there may be localised power faults after the outage caused by surges. Please log these online with citypower . mobi.

Project Skeem Saam - Cleaning Up Our Parks

As many residents may already be aware, the Melrose North Residents Association has started an initiative called Skeem Saam who's aim is to engage with waste collectors, both formal an informal, in order to clean up our neighbourhood, specifically the parks.

Many of you who frequent the parks in our area may have already noticed the improvement in cleanliness. This is for the most part due to Skeem Saam's engagement with the dwellers there and incentivising protection of our public space.

However, for Skeem Saam to be more effective, it requires community input.
So, what can you as a resident do to assist?
We're glad you asked :)

Skeem Saam needs the following from you, the residents:

On your normal waste pick up day, put “dry” waste on pavements in bags sorted by plastic, paper and cans - this is what the recyclers can make use of. Food and “wet” waste should be separated from this and will be left for Pikitup to collect.Leave an extra, empty black bin bag outside with yo…

Melrose AGM - 24 May 2017 - Kingsmead College Hall - 18:00

Dear  Melrose residents and stakeholders,
Please take note that the Melrose AGM will be held as follows:
Date:   Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Time:   6:00pm
Venue: Kingsmead College Hall
Documents pertaining to the meeting can be found by clicking on the following links:
AGM Minutes 2016 AGM Chair's Report 2017 AGM Agenda
We look forward to seeing you there.
Sincerely,
Melrose Ratepayers Association

MRA Activities

Dear Melrose residents,

In the interest of keeping residents informed of happenings in our suburb we'd like to provide some feedback on our activities of late.

The MRA is currently in the process of motivating the approval of the Precinct Plan, compiled by the committee with input from residents, to the MMC.
We see approval of this plan as an important milestone in ensuring development within the suburb, particularly on the peripheries, happens in a controlled manner.
In addition to this we have consigned an qualified contractor to conduct a traffic study on the current road network within Melrose with specific attention to Tottenham, Jellicoe, Tyrwhitt and Oxford. This traffic study will assist in:
Our response to further development applications in the precinct,promoting the redesign of the public road space into a pedestrian-and-school-friendly environment consistent with Transit Oriented Development (TOD) principles, andestablishing a Special Purpose Vehicle to accept and use s…