Winter is gurgling on and our fynbos is enjoying the rain after a relatively mild and dry June and July.
We hope that you have had a chance to read about the Ward Feedback meeting held on 30th July 2022 – if you haven’t, please see the post on the Ward Feedback blog.
The Overstrand Municipality media section have been active with several News Briefs most days. Please see them all on the Overstrand Municipality News page on their website.
We have also put a few of the news briefs we think would be especially relevant onto the OM Current Rooiels relevant documents blog on the Rooiels website so you can download them. Urgent, important briefs are put out on the Rooiels Communications WhatsApp but we try to avoid over-posting. A recent Brief advises that in the interests of biodiversity the OM will suspend Spring mowing of those roadside verges normally kept manicured and they ask for patience once the flower season is over before mowing recommences. There is also a reminder for pet owners to keep dogs on leash and there is a brief on regulations relating to short term holiday rentals. Please note that the Overstrand Municipality is currently engaged in the valuation of all residential properties. They have a vehicle with a street view camera. See the circular for contact details if they come to your property. The Minutes of the Ward 10 June meeting were received this month and have also been loaded there. The proposed rule changes for Ward Committees are also on the OM docs blog and we are requested to send in comments by 5th September – please send any comments to email@example.com.
The Ward Feedback Blog has the informal notes taken at the Ward Meeting held on 18th August – we will get the Minutes probably early October and will load them when received.
This is a reminder that we need to get our ideas for the new IDP together. One will be incorporating the Proclamation of the areas currently zoned green, as formally protected nature reserve. See the presentation made by Ian Lewis at the 30th July meeting.
Thanks to those that have sent through some ideas - some on the inclusion of the environment into the Strategic analysis of the Overstrand Muncipality. We have also had a few suggestions on budget items to be included.
Enjoy the coming spring!
RERA facilitates the support of the Rooiels Vision, promoting the adoption of policies and the implementation of services in ways that "Nurture Nature". RERA assists the Overstrand Municipality in a planning and coordinating role. RERA does not have authority to enforce. Within the guidelines of the Constitution, RERA acts as a conduit for ratepayers views and helps to ensure that municipal services are provided to the benefit of ratepayers in ways that are effective, efficient, accountable and in ways that reinforce the Rooiels Vision. RERA provides feedback to ratepayers and residents about matters and policies under consideration by the Overstrand Municipality and elicits input and a mandate where required.
These are the Feedback from the Ward Committee Meetings and other related matters. They are lodged in Date order going backwards.