Subcouncil resolution details
Agenda item no
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
The Chairperson presented a verbal report on the following issues:
a) Water meters: As the Ward Councillor, requests have been received from residents for free flowing water meters whose meters have been restricted as a result of water restrictions. The levels of water restrictions have been adjusted by the City but adjusting the water meters has become a problem. Residents were becoming frustrated as the process was too slow. It is believed that the water meters operated via battery and considering that most of the meters were installed over the same period, the life span could terminate at approximately the same time. It was anticipated that the Water Department would have made provision for replacement batteries.
b) Painting of Lines: Funding has been made available in the Adjustment Budget for the painting or refreshing existing lines on the roads. Obtaining the correct paint has been a problem, Procurement was also stifling the need to store paint at the depots which resulted in teams not being able to do the work. Presently only 15% of the paint was left.
c) Building Control Judgement from the Constitutional Court: Information was received from the Provincial Government about legal cases and its Judgements/Rulings. Amongst the cases, one was linked to the Cape Town Municipality, namely, “A municipality should not approve building plans which may devalue surrounding buildings”. He found this interesting as it would have a profound impact on planning items. The document will be circulated to Councillors.
1. Subcouncil 20 notes the contents of the Chairperson’s Report.
2. Subcouncil 20 notes that the document on the Constitutional Court Judgement be circulated to all Councillors.
Action: Brigitte Francis