Compliments of the Season to everyone and a warm welcome to all our holiday season visitors and property owners!
The Municipality adopted the amendments it has made to its SRA By-Law and Rates Policy on 15 November 2017, to accommodate the establishment of Special Rating Areas in the Kouga region. Several communities in Kouga, including St Francis Bay, have expressed their interest in establishing an SRA. The Municipality advertised the change in legislation, allowing for a 30 day public participation period for the submission of comments and objections. The Municipality held an obligatory public meeting in Jeffreys Bay on 28 November to present the revised SRA By-Law and Policy. The Council will meet on 19 December to approve and promulgate the revised SRA By-Law and Policy. This will then allow the SFPO Association to start its SRA application process. We will do so with a public meeting in St Francis Bay :
Notice of Public Meeting – SRA : 20th December 2017
The Community of St Francis Bay is invited to attend a public meeting to discuss the new SRA proposal. This meeting will be held at St Francis Links at 16h00 on 20th December 2017.
Following this public meeting, and the presentation of the SRA proposal, all relevant documentation in support of this proposal will be available on the SFPO Association’s website. We will then ask all property owners whose properties fall into the demarcated area to vote on the SRA proposal.
We have separated our Annual General Meeting from the SRA public meeting, as the AGM is specifically for SFPO members. We encourage all members to attend this meeting. If you cannot attend please send Lyn Aitken your proxy. The proxy form will be available on the SFPO website.
Notice of Annual General Meeting : 18th December 2017
Members of the St Francis Property Owners Association are advised that the Annual General Meeting is to be held on December 18th 2017 at17h30 at St Francis Links.
- Water Restrictions
We are experiencing a very dry season in the Eastern Cape and water restrictions are in place. We appeal to all our residents and visitors to use water sparingly as our dam levels continue to drop.
4. St Francis Rocks
Please diarise Saturday 9 December for a family event : St Francis Rocks! The concert will begin at 12h30 in the Village Market Square. There is no entrance fee! Bring along your picnic basket and chairs and enjoy an afternoon of music and relaxation with family, friends and fellow St Francis Bayers.
- Transfer Station
A temporary transfer station with 4 skips has been sited in the Municipal yard next to the Fire Station. There is a skip for bottles/glass, a skip for cans, and all other rubbish can be placed in the other 2 skips provided it is bagged in refuse bags.
- Sand River Bridge
The Sand River Bridge is still work-in-progress. Please drive over the bridge slowly as it is narrow.
Please sign up for the Link app on your phone, and choose Ward 12, Kouga. You can request your sewerage tank to be emptied, plus report any other problems to the Municipality. You can track progress of your request. You can also call the Municipality’s new Call centre on 042 200 2200.
- Annual Subscriptions Due
We sent out invoices to all St Francis Bay ratepayers encouraging the renewal of their membership or joining as new members. The payment of the annual membership is of course entirely voluntary. We have had a wonderful response, thank you!!
The annual subscription per property owner or resident is R500.00 and R330.00 for pensioners.
Subscriptions can be paid directly into our account (use your erf number as the reference). Alternatively, you are welcome to pop into our office at 115 St Francis Drive, between 08h30 and 13h00 on weekdays where our Admin Manager, Lyn Aitken, will be able to assist you, take your payment and update your details on our database.
Our banking details are :
St Francis Bay Residents Association
Standard Bank Humansdorp Code 050015
Acc Number : 082499276
Reference : your Erf number
Please don’t hesitate to contact us at either 042-294-0594 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.