Kenfac elects new board members

2019-04-16 06:00
The newly-elected Kenfac Ratepayers' Association executive committee members.

The newly-elected Kenfac Ratepayers' Association executive committee members.

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The Kenfac Ratepayers’ Association held its annual general meeting to give residents feedback on the previous year’s activities at the Shawco Minor Hall on Tuesday 9 April.

During the meeting, new members who will serve on the executive committee for the next three years were elected.

Subcouncil 15 members and a representative member of the Kensington police facilitated the election process.

Long-standing member of the association, Leslie Swartz was re-elected into the new executive committee as chairperson.

“New executive committee members were appointed, as well as six new additional members to fill the committee,” Swartz said.

Although the event was successful, Swartz expressed his disappointment at the attendance of community members.

“The attendance was not very good, a lot of people from the community do not really come to meetings and that is really disappointing,” he said.

He added that although the turnout was better than last year, attendance is something that the association needs to work on.

“We hope to be more vigilant in recruiting members for the next three years.”

The last two years have been very good as a lot of progress has been made.

“The illegal dumping project has seen members of the community coming on board to make sure that the community is clean. (And) I must say that the area looks much tidier,” he said.

The drop-off facility set up for people to drop their waste off was impressive,” he added.

“In the first month since it was opened, we had more than 1 500 cars that came through to drop off their waste. This shows that people are positive about the project.”

Swartz explained that the only way to meet the goals that have been set was if people become proactive.

“We do not expect to see major improvements in the next few months because this is a long journey that we have embarked on, but the main aim is to get as many people to become proactive and take responsibility of improving the community.”

He said that a few businesses in the community have come on board to help sustain projects.

A date for the next meeting is still to be confirmed, however the next community clean-up will be in May.

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