River, Spit and Beach Update (SRA Project)

The pre-application Draft Scoping Report was prepared by Coastal and Environmental Services (CES). CES presented the project at an extensively advertised public meeting on Monday 15th April at St Francis Links. The meeting was attended by 26 interested and affected parties who had the opportunity to have their comments and questions addressed by CES.

The pre-application Draft Scoping Report is available for public review until the 29th April 2019. Hard copies of the report can be viewed at the SFPO Office (115 St Francis Drive) and at the Municipal Office (1 Assisi Drive). Electronic copies are available from CES via E-mail request (nicole.wienand@eoh.com or roberto.almanza@eoh.com). It can also be viewed on the CES website (http://www.cesnet.co.za/st-francis-bay-coastal-protection-scheme-eia) and on https://stfrancispropertyowners.co.za/sra-projects/).

Comments can be submitted in writing by post to CES, 36 Pickering Street, Newton Park, Port Elizabeth, 6045 or E-mail to nicole.wienand@eoh.com or roberto.almanza@eoh.com.

For further information Ms Nicole Wienand or Mr Roberto Almanza of CES can be contacted at Tel 041 393 0700.

Roads (SRA Project)

The new paved entrance to St Francis Bay at the traffic circle on the R330 as well as Lyme Road North and Lyme Road South opened this week in time for the Easter weekend. Outstanding work including drainage work, pavements, embayments, bus shelter and ;landscaping will continue after the long weekend.

Motorists using the R330 are specifically advised that raised pedestrian crossings to control the speed of vehicles on the R330 will be conducted after the holiday weekend.

Thank you to everyone for your patience and cooperation as the village entrance upgrades progress.

Sea Vista Pedestrian Pathway Project

An inception meeting for the Sea Vista Pedestrian Pathway project which is being funded by the Kouga Wind Farm Community Development Trust took place recently. Pietersen Consulting have  been appointed as the Engineers for the project and the design process will start shortly. Nigel Aitken of St Francis Property Owners Association will manage the project.

This pathway forms part of the overall plan to provide efficient and safe connectivity for all of our residents. This pathway runs from the service station in the village up to the industrial area and will be cleared and surfaced to provide a safe link between our communities. The pathway will have lighting and CCTV camera coverage and incorporate local artistic and cultural elements.

SRA Levy Relief Fund

The SRA Levy relief fund is operational, funded through the generosity of donors. The review panel has processed several applications. Our sincere thanks are extended to those who have generously donated to this fund. Both applicants and potential donors should contact the review panel on levyrelief@sfpo.co.za  for more informatio

Association Membership Renewal

Whilst Membership is voluntary we hope we can rely on your support if you have not renewed your membership of the St Francis Property Owners Association,

A strong and proactive Rate Payers Association is essential if we are going to hold our Municipality accountable for the infrastructure and services we rely on as property owners, residents and business owners in St Francis Bay. The strength of our St Francis Property Owners Association (SFPO) is dependent on both the number of members we have, the commitment of our Association’s Committee members (who are volunteers) and the quality, efficiency and friendliness of our Office Administration.

The Association’s Committee represents the whole of St Francis Bay. Your membership contribution enables us to run a small administration office, monitor service delivery from the Municipality, and invest in important community projects.

Our membership runs from 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019.

The subscription fee for 2018-2019 is 500.00 per annum or R330.00 for pensioners. 

In addition, we have introduced a special membership for corporates at R500.00.

Subscriptions can be paid either by EFT to our bank account or in cash at our office.

Banking details are:

St Francis Bay Residents Association
S
tandard Bank Humansdorp
Bank Code:  050015
Account No.:  08 249 9276

Please quote your name and Erf. No. as reference.

To report any issues with Municipal services either download the “Link” app and select Kouga Municipality Ward 12 or call the Call Centre on 042 200 2200.