Doringkloof Residents Association : Civic Affairs Portfolio (CAP).
Hi Doringkloof Residents !
Ward Committee Elections
The next Ward Committee Elections for Ward 65 take place on 02 September 2015 at 17h00 in the Banquet Hall at the Centurion municipal complex that can be entered via either Basden Avenue or Clifton Avenue.
Unlike our Residents Association that deals with matters that are specific to Doringkloof, the Ward Committee deals with matters that affect both Doringkloof and the broader community in the ward eg. re-zoning applications, illegal trading, pollution, infrastructure, road upgrades and municipal projects.
If you’re interested in serving on the Committee, nomination forms are available on the municipal web site. At this time we’re aware of at least two Doringkloof residents who have been nominated. Please provide your support at the 02 September meeting so that nominees who will serve the best interests of our residents are elected.
Municipal Maintenance Work
Our Ward Councillor has requested information related to any municipal maintenance work that has not been completed yet eg. as a consequence of a water meter leak, a burst pipe or the replacement of a water meter. If you're affected, please send an e-mail to email@example.com and we’ll compile a list for onward transmission to our Ward Councillor. Faulty streetlights are excluded from this request.
Traffic calming measures
We have received numerous requests for traffic calming measures in a range of streets eg. Mahonie, Leonie, Sonja, Jasper and Maroela. The municipality has informed us that “There is unfortunately no budget available for traffic calming. The request will be re-prioritised should additional funds become available”. We shall continue with our efforts in this regard.
A “Home Enterprise”
To ensure that our residents understand what is meant by a “home enterprise”, here are some extracts from the Tshwane Town-planning Scheme, 2008, revised 2014. The full document is available from the municipal web site, so, to save space, some text has been excluded and, for emphasis, some text has been highlighted.
Means the practice of an activity, business, hobby or occupation in a dwelling-unit, excluding in a commune, a guest-house, a block of tenements, a boarding house, backpackers, nursing home, recreation resort, hostel and hotel, with the aim of deriving an income there-from subject to Schedule 9.
CONDITIONS GOVERNING A HOME ENTERPRISE
1. With respect to a dwelling-unit and its outbuildings, but apart from the exceptions mentioned in Conditions 3 and 4, a Home Enterprise is restricted to –
(1) Only one bona fide occupant, who is a natural person and who shall reside permanently in the dwelling-unit.
(2) A maximum of 30% of the Gross Floor Area of the Dwelling-unit and its outbuildings: Provided that without the written permission of the Municipality such area shall not exceed 60 m² and further that such area shall not include an open air or a roofed over swimming pool used as a place of instruction.
(3) The display of one sign showing only the name of the occupant intended in condition 1(1) hereof, the address and the telephone number and the nature of the home enterprise shall be subject to the Municipality’s approval in terms of the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality: By-laws for Outdoor Advertising.
(4) The storage of goods of whatever nature, reasonably essential for such home enterprise, within the area contemplated in Condition 1(2) hereof.
(5) The display of goods contemplated in Condition 1(4) hereof in such a way inside the dwelling-unit that it is not visible from the outside.
(6) The loading and off-loading of goods contemplated in Condition 1(4) hereof by means of a private motor vehicle or commercial vehicle ……, and of which only one such vehicle may be parked regularly at the dwelling-unit out of sight from the street.
(7) Place of Child Care, where a maximum of six (6) pre-school children are cared for: Provided that –
(a) the health and safety requirements of the Municipality shall be complied with ;
(b) no activities shall be held on weekdays after 17:30, or on Saturdays, Sundays or public holidays;
(c) an acoustically-acceptable screen wall of at least 1,8 m high, shall be erected on the property boundary, where the play area abuts the living-room(s) of an adjoining dwelling-unit, to the satisfaction of the Municipality; and
(d) the dwelling-unit shall be on property zoned "Residential 1", "Agricultural" and "Undetermined" only.
2. Parking shall be provided according to Table G but where Table G does not specify parking for a specific use then at least one parking space per 25 m² or portion thereof of the area referred to in Condition 1(2), hereof shall be provided on the property; provided that the Municipality may enforce additional parking spaces to be provided on the property should parking in the street reserve adjacent to said property become a nuisance.
3. Only in the case of a dwelling-house on property zoned “Residential 1”; “Agricultural”; or “Undetermined” may a maximum of two persons be employed with or without remuneration on the same property or off the property by the person exercising the Home Enterprise to assist in the operation of the Home Enterprise : Provided that a further two persons may be employed with the permission of the municipality subject to Clause 15 and Schedule 25.
4. Noxious industries, light industries, commercial uses and industries are not permitted as a Home Enterprise in any dwelling unit.
5. No disturbance or pollution through noise, smell, dust, radio-activity, gases or vibrations or other offensive condition, which results in inconvenience to the public, is permitted. Any waste, especially medical waste, shall comply with the Municipality’s requirements for the temporary storage and removal from the property.
6. The following uses shall not be permitted as a Home Enterprise in any dwelling-unit:
(1) Animal boarding place; a liquor store or sale of liquor; bank agency; blasting contractor; butcher; building society agency; call centre; car wash; escort agency; fish-fryer; funeral undertaker; guest house; hiring and selling of vehicles; institution; parcel delivery service; pet salon; place of amusement; place of child care for more than six children; place of instruction for more than six persons; place of refreshment; radio control/telephone exchange; shooting range; spray-painting; taxi business; tow-in service; veterinary hospital; and visitors' information bureau.
(2) Shops and retail industries, excluding jewelry manufacturing, catering, baking of cakes and pastries for retail off-site, dressmaking and tailoring; except with the consent of the municipality, subject to Clause 16 and provided that condition 1 (2) above shall be applicable; and
(3) Spaza shops except with the permission of the municipality, subject to Clause 15 provided that the definition of a spaza shop shall be applicable.
Apart from the “regular stuff”, CAP members are busy with the undermentioned projects. If you can assist us in any way, please let us know.
- Compile a "Property Policy of the Doringkloof Residents Association" (as per the mandate to “Preserve the residential character of Doringkloof” provided by residents who attended the AGM in April).
- Apply for municipal approval for residents to remove illegal signage (as per the mandate provided by residents who attended the AGM in April).
- Improve Jean Avenue between Leonie and Maroela, also known as “The beautification of Jean Avenue”.
- Apply for a pedestrian walkway (pavement) in Sonja Street, from Glover to Aster.
Please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org in respect of any matters that you believe are of a “civic” nature (in Doringkloof) and which we need to address. Use email@example.com for concerns (eg. noise, dust, pollution) regarding the Lyttelton Dolomite Mine in Botha Avenue.
Civic Affairs Portfolio (CAP) Committee