Feeding Scheme for January, March, April & May 2019

davDonation-To LBC-3 Jun 19-Lorna Booi

davDonation-To CofN-12 Jun 19-Quinton Williams+Ricardo October

The ECID handed over 8 x 750 g coffee, 3600 tea bags, 8 x 850g of peanut butter and 8 x 950g jam, 40 kg dry soup mix, 40 kg lentils, 60 kg Samp, and 96 cans each of pilchards and baked beans, 2 kg rice and 4 x 2l cooldrinks all donated by Giant Hyper and 50 kg beans donated by Pioneer Foods to Buntu Ngcukomo, Lorna Booi & Zukile Bacela from the Langa Baptist Church and Reverend Quinton Williams & Ricardo October from Church of the Nazarene in Bonteheuwel.

We once again thank all our sponsors for the continued dedication to this initiative in helping the less fortunate.

Christmas Parcels for Security and Cleaning Teams

Donation-To ECID Staff-Dec 19 (2)

Donation-To ECID Staff-Dec 19 (3) Donation-To ECID Staff-Dec 19 (1)

Giant Hyper and 1-Up Cash & Carry very kindly donated the following items to the security and cleaning teams in a show of appreciation;

30 x 400g Ricoffy, 84 cans each of Mixed Vegetable, Baked Beans and Pilchards, 40 kg Rice, 40 kg Samp,  60 x 2l Jive Cooldrinks and 6000 Tea Bags all donated by 1-Up.

1000 Tea Bag, 24 cans each of Baked Beans, Curried Mixed Vegetables & Pilchards, 40 Kg Rice, 12 Kg Ricoffy, 1 tube Pringles, 50 x 16g Tikka Crisps, 100 x 20g Niknaks, 72 x 17g Smarties mini, 72 x 21g Bar One Mini, 72 x 21g Lunchbar Mini, 72 x 40g Kit Kat Chunky, 60 x 150g Lemon Creams and 24 x 1,5l Coca Cola and 36 x 1,5l Fanta & Sprite Assorted all donated by Giant Hyper.

The ECID and staff wish to thank these 2 companies for their very generous donation.

Feeding Scheme for November & December 2018

Donation-To CofN-Nov+Dec 18Donation-To LBC-Nov+Dec 2018-Lorna Booi+ Bulumko Khungwayo

The ECID handed out the following food items to the Church of the Nazarene in Bonteheuwel and the Langa Baptist Church; 4 x 750g coffee, 4 kg peanut butter, 8 x 900g jam, 48 cans each of pilchards and baked beans, 20 kg of lentils, 20 kg dry soup mix and 40 kg samp kindly donated by Giant Hyper. 50 kg beans donated by Pioneer Foods.

Accepting on behalf of the Church of the Nazarene is Reverend Quinton Williams and Ricardo October (top left) and for Langa Baptist Church is Lorna Booi+ Bulumko Khungwayo (top right).

We wish to thank our sponsors for their generosity in helping to care for the less privileged.

Feeding Scheme for September & October 2018

Donation to CofN-Sept & Oct              Donation to LBC-Sept & Oct 18-Lorna Booi

The ECID handed out the following food items to the Church of the Nazarene in Bonteheuwel and the Langa Baptist Church; 4 x 750g coffee, 4 kg peanut butter, 4 kg jam, 48 cans each of pilchards and baked beans, 20 kg of lentils, 20 kg dry soup mix and 40 kg samp kindly donated by Giant Hyper and 200 kg gravity beans donated by Pioneer Foods. Accepting on behalf of the Church of the Nazarene is Ricardo October & Reverend Quinton Williams & Ricardo October (top left) and for Langa Baptist Church is Lorna Booi (top right).

We wish to thank our sponsors for their generosity in helping to care for the less privileged.

ECID Camera Network Upgrade-Progress Report

The Epping CID has over the past few months been busy with the upgrades of the cameras and network. The upgrade process is currently 85% complete, with the exception of a few problematic sites. Although we are not running at 100%, we are in the process of utilising the cameras we have at our disposal to assist in the process of crime fighting. Already we have had a few positive results.

We will continue to provide feedback on the progress of the network.

ECID CAMERA NETWORK UPGRADE

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The camera upgrade is underway, however at this point the system is not operational due to unexpected challenges.

During this period, the ECID Board has authorised the deployment of additional foot patrols on the rail tracks, increasing the compliment from four to eight foot-patrollers. This is over and above the already existent quad-bike patrols. The deployment of these additional patrols commenced on the 1 September and will continue up to 31 October, where at which time the situation will be reviewed.

Whilst we at the ECID are striving on a daily basis to continue providing an efficient service, the upgrade process is ongoing and we will continually provide regular updates. 

Please take into consideration that we remind all owners and tenants that individual site security is for your account.

 

 

Feeding Scheme for July & August 2018

Donation-To CofN-July+Aug 18 e Donation-to LBC-July+Aug 18 e

We were once again able to make a generous donation to Church of the Nazarene in Bonteheuwel and Langa Baptist Church. 2 x 750 g coffee, 2 kg each of peanut butter and jam, 10 kg dry lentils, 10 kg dry soup mix, 20 kg samp and 24 cans each of pilchards, baked beans all donated by Giant Hyper.

Accepting on behalf of the Church of the Nazarene is Reverend Quinton Williams & Kyle Davids (top left) and on behalf of Langa Baptist Church is Gkizwa Galela & Bulumko Khungwayo (top Right)

We once again thank all our sponsors for their continued dedication to this initiative in helping the less fortunate.

Epping CID Levy Increases from 01 July 2018

Background

The Epping City Improvement District (ECID) is a community initiative approved by Council for the delivering of supplementary municipal services within a strictly regulated legal framework. The ECID is a Non-Profit Company (NPC) and is managed by a non- remunerated board which is held accountable for delivering on its mandate by the members of the NPC (property owners within ECID).  The City remains responsible for delivering primary municipal services and also has to perform oversight on all supplementary municipal services delivered by the ECID. The ECID has a 5 year lifespan with an option to apply to Council for a further 5 year term should the property owners approve another 5 year term and a new business plan at the AGM held in the 4th year of the current term.

The City funds this initiative through additional property rates levied on all property owners within ECID in terms of:

  • the Municipal Systems Act (MSA) for the billing and collection of the additional rates; and
  • the Municipal Property Rates Act (MPRA) which allows the Council to approve a special rating area and levy additional rates onto those property owners solely for the funding of improvements and upgrades in that area.

Calculation of the ECID Additional Rate

The ECID 5 year budget approved by Council is reviewed annually by the ECID board and presented to the NPC members at the AGM for approval. At the last AGM the NPC members approved a budget which increased with 8% from R9 112 998 in 2017/18 to R9 842 038 in 2018/19. In terms of the City`s mandate we have to fund this budget with additional rates levied on property owners within ECID. The City by legislation is not allowed to use normal property rates to fund the ECID as this will be considered as the creation of elitist areas.

When the City determines the additional rate required for the collection of a CID budget the two variables that impact most on the percentage increase / decrease of the additional rate, are the budget increase of the CID and the change in the total property valuation of properties in the CID.

In a confined environment like the ECID the municipal valuation for individual properties fluctuates due to Supplementary Valuations (SV), successful objections, valuation court rulings, subdivisions, redevelopment and new developments which impacts the total municipal valuation and ultimately the additional rate.

The increase in the Improvement District charge will only be equal to the ECID budget increase if the total municipal property valuation remained unchanged. Unfortunately in Epping this was not the case.

In March 2017 the total municipal valuation was  R7 242 107 369 which was used to calculate the 2017/18 ECID additional rate. In March 2018 the total municipal valuation decreased with 3.2% to R7 013 142 293. When the 2018/19 ECID additional rate was calculated this valuation reduction impacted on the final additional rate.

The impact of the two biggest variables:

  • ECID budget increase:                          8.0%
  • ECID municipal valuation decrease:     3.2%

The Special Rating Areas Policy dictates that the CID additional rate may not exceed 25% of the applicable rates rate.

The ECID additional rate of R0.001403 for 2018/19 expressed as a percentage of the non-residential rates rate of R0.014308 = 9.8%

The ECID additional rate is far below the average of 15% for commercial CIDs and the 25% capping and therefore complies with the policy requirement.

What is the impact per R1 million municipal valuation of the 11.5% increase compared with an 8% increase?

If the municipal valuation remained unchanged and the additional rate increased with 8% iso 11.5%, from R 0.001258 in 2017/18 to R0.001359 in 2018/19 property owners would have paid R44 per year per R1 million valuation or an average of R3.67 per month more.

 

 

 

 

Feeding Scheme for May & June 2018

Donation-To CofN-May-June 18Donation to LBC-21 Jul 18-Gkizwa Galela+Liziwe Nkolombe

The following food items were handed out to our two-deserving charity organisations;

4 x 750 g coffee, 2400 tea bags, 4 kg each of peanut butter and jam, 20 kg each of dry soup mix and lentils, 40 kg Samp, 48 cans each of pilchards and baked beans all donated by Giant Hyper.

4 x 50 kg gravity beans donated by Pioneer Foods. Rev. Quinton Williams and Ricardo October from Church of the Nazarene in Bonteheuwel accepted the food donations (top left), Liziwe Nkolombe and Gkizwa Galela accepted the food donations on behalf of the Langa Baptist Church.

We wish to thank our sponsors for their generosity in helping to care for the less privileged.

ECID Camera Network

The ECID is in the process of upgrading the camera network in Epping 1 & 2.

At the same time the camera control room is being relocated to the ECID office.

This unfortunately means that there may be occasions when part of the system is not operating to its optimum.

The upgrade and move will take several months to complete, during this time we will respond to the best of our ability.

Mr Ord is always on call for your convenience at 084 951 9111.