Letter from CRA – May 2014

Hi There

Dihlabeng Budget:  Attached PDF format is the letter which Rodney and I compiled following the Budget meeting, which was held on April 23rd.  The letter was hand delivered to various parties in the Municipality and contains our concerns about the Budget and other serious matters.  Simultaneously an article from the DA, with similar concerns, appeared in the local “ Vrytstaat”.  Click here to see the letter

High Mast Lighting:  We’ve had a number of complaints from around the Village and in Larola about the high mast lights in the Township, they are facing either upwards or into the village.  Shining into bedrooms of residents homes and the accommodation for visitors. The new one in the Stadium has exacerbated the situation.  We have talked to the Contractor at the Stadium.  He has agreed to call back the electrical contractor to adjust the lights and also to set them so that only 2 of them come on at night.  However, it may take some time to get the electrical contractor back.  Hold thumbs!

With regard to the other lights, Peter Reed advises that the guy with responsibility for these is on leave, but will be back early May, when the other lights will be adjusted as necessary. Knowing that these lights were installed in the Township for security purposes, they are not really doing much good shining in the sky.  Please pass this info to anyone else who has a problem – I don’t have the email addresses of all residents, only those who have joined the Ratepayers Association.

Paballo’s Nursing Care @ Clarens:  Please note that Sisters Henriette and Antoinette will be taking their well-deserved annual leave as follows:

Last day of work 1pm on Thursday 15 May 2014

First day of work 8.45am on Monday 9th June 2014

Kind regards


Chairperson, Clarens’ Ratepayers’ Association

(3+27 58 256-1123


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