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Cleaning Team Multitasks

The task of the TVID’s maintenance and cleaning team is to clean within the TVID in order to sustain a fresh environment. The following duties were recently completed within the TVID: 

  • Cutting of grass and de-weeding at Havenga Street, Misspell Street and Durban Road respectively. 

See ‘Before’, ‘During’ and ‘After’ pictures to illustrate:

BEFORE

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DURING

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AFTER

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  • TVID Cleaning and Maintenance Team was deployed to empty green bins in our area. 

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  • The Cleaning and Maintenance Team was also deployed to clear and remove illegal dumping in the TVID area. (See ‘Before’, ‘During’ and ‘After’ pictures.) 

BEFORE

illegal dumping (before)

 

DURING

illegal dumping (during)

 

AFTER

 

illegal dumping (after)

  • The team also re-aligned and painted bollards and street signs at Durban Road, Edward Street, Willie Van Schoor Street and Antrum Park respectively. 

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Urban Renewal On-going

TVID’s Urban Renewal team has back to back responsibilities relating to the maintenance and beautification of the area, when necessary in collaboration with teams of the City of Cape Town. 

  • The TVID team can be seen replacing a green bin in Edward Street. 

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  • The TVID Maintenance Team were deployed to clear and remove a tree that fell over in strong wind. 

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  • City of Cape Town’s Electricity Department repaired Street lights in Willie Van Schoor Street and Sportica Street. 

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  • City of Cape Town’s Storm Water and Roads Department reinstated a broken pavement at the corner of Edward Street and Bloemhoff Street. 

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TYGERVALLEY ID CCTV PROJECT – REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

The Tygervalley Improvement District (TVID) was established in 2016 after the Steering Committee took the initiative to seek solutions to the problems in the Tygervalley area.  Following the successful implementation of TVID as a Special Rating Area (SRA) the board has taken the initiative to extend the public safety operations to the next level by implementing a CCTV camera network.  The proposed intervention will focus on supporting the current public safety and urban management activities thereby contributing to securing the area and driving incidents of property related crime down. This will be achieved by implementing live surveillance of the public areas by means of a full-time monitored CCTV camera network.

Phase 1 of the project will focus on the implementation of 4 public surveillance cameras.  The implementation of additional surveillance cameras and LPR (Licence Plate Recognition) cameras at key access points to the area will be considered in future phases of the project.

Click here for the detailed Request for Proposal document.

All proposals are to be forwarded to Gene Lohrentz of Geocentric by no later than 16:00 on Wednesday 28 February 2018. Proposals can be forwarded via email to info@tvid.co.za.  You may contact us on 083 255 7657 to arrange delivery of printed documents should you also want to submit a hard copy submission. No late submissions will be accepted. Please do not include company registration documents etc.

Once the Board has evaluated all the proposals, a decision will be made on the successful service provider.  The decision of the Board is final and no further correspondence regarding the proposal will be entered into once the successful service provider has been appointed. The Board is under no obligation to qualify its decisions to any of the applicants.

All costs related to the submission of this proposal must be borne by the relevant applicants/companies/service providers and they shall have no claim for cost recovery to the Board and or its representatives whatsoever.

Cape Town Mayor outlines status quo of water crisis

During a recent speech delivered at the Atlantis Aquifer, Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille thanked Capetonians who had been making efforts to cut their water usage, saying that about half of water users had restricted their daily usage to 87 litres per day.

But added that this was not enough. “We need each and every Capetonian and business on board as a partner on this journey,” she said.

“We are in an unprecedented drought crisis and this phase is critical because if the City and residents don’t do enough together and simultaneously, we will run out of water.”

She said the City was doing everything in its power to ensure additional supply, including finding and hiring the country’s best team of experts who were working 80-hour weeks with the metro to ensure that additional water could be brought ‘online’.

The Atlantis plant was one of several sites for alternative water sources which form part of the ‘Water Resilience Plan’.

The City of Cape Town had recently refurbished many of the boreholes around this West Coast area to increase the production of this plant. She pointed out that these boreholes formed a part of the City’s unique Artificially Recharged Aquifer System and said a lot of work had gone into ensuring an increase in the volume of water from this aquifer system.

Prior this work, the system had been producing around four million litres of water per day. “We have now increased the yield from this aquifer by an additional five million litres per day.”

The water is serving homes and industrial businesses in Atlantis, Mamre and Pella on the outskirts of the West Coast, which is quite a vast area. “So the additional capacity will be welcomed,” the Mayor said.

“This work demonstrates our commitment to addressing this current drought crisis. I repeat my commitment that I will not allow a well-run city to run out of water.”

She added that she had made it clear when the site of a new desalination plant with the V&A Waterfront had been announced: “we have a plan and we will supply water, but we need Team Cape Town to assist us”.

In the meantime, the City of Cape Town announced that Level 6 water restrictions will be implemented from 1 January 2018, which means that households using more than 10,500 litres per month could face fines and penalties. A proposal for a drought charge of between R45 and R2 800, depending on the value of the property, has also been tabled.

Take a look at these shocking images of the Theewaterskloof Dam looking more like a desert than a body of water:

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Plans in place for TVID security camera project

THE so-called cctv (closed circuit television) camera project that is being envisaged for the area by the TVID (Tyger Valley Improvement District) is on track as far as planning is concerned.

According to Gene Lohrentz of Geocentric this is a pilot project and is earmarked for implementation before 30 June 2018, pending all the necessary approvals.

He says initially four ‘PTZ’ (pan tilt zoom) cameras will be installed at the following general locations:

1. Edward Street
2. Durban Road
3. The Corner of Willie van Schoor and Bill Bezuidenhout Avenue
4. At the parking areas in front of Virgin Active and Mr Price Sport

The cameras will be linked via a “wi fi” link to a central location in the area and from there will be linked via a high-speed link to the TVID control room, where the camera footage will be monitored on a 24/7 basis.

Depending on an evaluation of the results of the pilot project and based on them, TVID plans to install further cameras in the 2018/19 financial year.

The value of the pilot project is approximately R 250 000.

Tygervalley City Improvement District AGM 2017

TYGERVALLEI FINALDate:     2 November 2017

Time:     16:30

Venue:  Edward II Building, 76 Edward Street, Office 204, Oakdale                        Road (North Entrance)

Resolutions presented at the AGM can only be voted on by bona fide members of the TYGERVALLEY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NPC. This membership is available free of charge to all owners of commercial or industrial properties within the TYGERVALLEY IMPROVEMENT IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT SRA footprint, but they must be registered before 19 October 2017.

Please click here to go to our AGM page to download the relevant documentation

For further information  please call 083 255 7657

Become a member of the Tygervalley Improvement District NPC

Membership of the SRA, which is a non-profit company registered under the Companies Act, is open to all the registered property owners who are encouraged to apply for membership so that they may exercise their rights to influence the business of the SRA. Membership cannot be denied to a registered property owner and as a member the property owner is entitled to attend, participate and vote at members meetings of the Company held under the auspices of the Companies Act.

Should a member be unable to attend they may give another individual their proxy to attend and vote on their behalf. Non-members may attend and participate at members’ meetings but cannot vote and as such may thus have limited influence on the SRA’s activities.

Membership application forms can be downloaded from the link below – once complete please send the form back to info@tvid.co.za

Click below to download the Membership Application Form

OUTAGE ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE CITY OF CAPE TOWN.

As per the Notice from the City of Cape Town there will be power outages in some areas around Tygervalley.

The electricity supplied to:        Andries Pretorius Str, Leinster Str,                                                                            Portland Street, Ranelagh Str,                                                                                      Richmond Street and Havenga Str.

Will be interruption on:              02 May 2017

From:                                                     08H00

To:                                                           13H00

Interruption is required for:  Maintenance and the pruning of tree-                                                                      branches and trees under Electrical                                                                          Overheads Supply Lines and for this                                                                        purpose we need access to premises.

For more details click here for actual details.

Overall city water use still exceeding restriction target

The City of Cape Town is calling on residents to intensify their efforts to save water. Overall usage of drinking water is currently approximately 10% higher than the required savings target to prevent drawing dams down to dangerous levels by the end of summer.

 

The City of Cape Town advises residents that overall water consumption since the imposition of Level 3 restrictions is still 10% above the savings target of 800 million litres per day. In order to protect our water resources, residents have been asked to keep their water consumption over the coming summer months in line with their consumption over winter.

 

“The start of the hot summer months generally carries with it a spike in water use as residents fill up their pools and use more water in their gardens. If we are to meet our targets, residents will need to cut these activities back to winter levels, or intensify their efforts to save in other areas to keep their consumption in line with how much they used during winter. Approximately 70% of water in Cape Town is used by residential customers, and as such these consumers will have the biggest influence on how secure our future water supplies are”Alderman Ernest SonnenbergCity Mayoral Committee Member: Utility Services

 

Residents who would like to save water could consider harvesting rainwater or installing a borehole or water-well provided they register these with the City. This investment will also result in savings for residents in the long-run.

In addition to adhering to restrictions, residents can also employ the following tips in their homes:

 

  • Ensure that washing machines or dishwashers have a full load before running them
  • Rinse dishes and vegetables in a basin of water rather than under a running tap, and reuse the water for pot plants or in the garden
  • Reuse rinse water for the next cycle of washing up
  • Thaw frozen foods in the fridge, at room temperature, in a basin of water, or in a microwave rather than placing them under running water
  • When using taps, don’t let the water run down the drain while waiting for the hot water or for the water to cool. Rather collect the water in a bottle
  • Close the tap when brushing your teeth
  • Plug the sink when shaving rather than rinsing your razor under running water
  • Shower rather than taking a bath – a half-filled bath uses 113 litres of water, while a five-minute shower uses about 56 litres
  • Install a water-saving showerhead, take shorter showers, don’t run the water at full force, and turn off the shower when soaping
  • Reuse bath water in your garden
  • Install a new water-saving toilet
  • Check if your toilet is leaking. Furthermore, residents can place a 2-litre bottle filled with sand into their cistern to reduce the amount of water used with each flush
  • Ensure that gardens do not require large amounts of water to maintain

 

For more information on water restrictions as well as a more exhaustive list of water savings suggestions, residents can visitwww.capetown.gov.za/thinkwater. The City will also be advising consumers of restrictions in an insert in their next municipal invoices. We encourage residents to familiarise themselves with these restrictions and display them prominently in their homes.

 

If residents would like to get clarity on any of the restrictions, they can also view the FAQ document at the link above. If this does not provide an explanation they need they can send an enquiry to water.restrictions@capetown.gov.za. Residents who would like to report contraventions by members of the public can do so by contacting the City’s call centre on 0860 103 089, sending an SMS to 31373, or sending an e-mail to contact.us@capetown.gov.za.

 

Click here to read and download the formal water restriction notice from the City of Cape Town