Feb 18, 2015 / by Chris Geden

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Having a strong base of contributing members to the PCA enables the PCA Board and Committees to effectively manage the overall wellbeing of the suburb for residents, businesses and visitors. The more members we have, the more we can achieve.

Here is what the PCA fees help to pay for:

  1. The ability to build a reserve of funds for challenging rogue property developers, developing precinct plans with our town planner, paying for traffic/road engineers, and more.
  2. Employed staff members, who make sure that day-to-day tasks are carried out. These include:
    1. A cleaning crew of 4 who clean on 11th Street and maintain communal garden areas, remove illegal signage;
    2. Kim le Roux, who ensures that we are paying our bills to 24/7 Security and SARS. She manages memberships, collects all monies and runs our direct debit orders, and oversees the annual audit;
    3. Our suburb manager Lori Klein, whose role is to ensure that security runs properly, attends the weekly Community Policing Forum meetings, civic matters like potholes and water leaks are handled, and park improvements happen.
  3. Community asset management: For example, we recently signed a lease for Driefontein Farmhouse, which will be rented from the City for a period of just under 10 years. We intend to use it as a venue for people to work from and for committee meetings.
  4. Annual/seasonal suburb events

Here are some numbers, both big and small:

It costs over R300k per month (excluding VAT) to keep our security show on the road. This covers:

  • 3 x dedicated 24/7 security vehicles, each of which drives approximately 300km per 24 hours
  • 2 x armed response officers per vehicle, 24 hours a day
  • 1 x dedicated 24/7 Security Suburb Manager, who patrols undercover
  • 1 x full-time PCA Suburb Manager, Lori Klein.

The road closure guarding costs are over and above R310k, and the PCA also handles cleaning the suburb, improving the parks, and reporting on all civic matters. But we have permission to process only 600 debit orders monthly. We need the other 600 to make this sustainable.

Pricing is as follows for September 2019 to end August 2020:

PCA Membership only PCA Membership + 24/7 + Vumacam (PCA fee included)
Pensioner R78 R451
Complex R78 R684
Standard R206 R1110
Corporate R385 R1262
Parkmore Central Enclosure Parkmore Estate Enclosure
House/Business Rate R535 R420
Flat/Apartment Rate R134
Pension/Reduced Rate R318 R210
  • PCA-24/7 Pricing Increases Annually September 1st
  • Prices include VAT

Road closure contributions are separate and differ in price from zone to zone – this is because each area is a different size with a different number of booms/base of contributions.  Please click the road closure page here for more.

If you are interested in joining, please complete this form and we will contact you as soon as possible.

 

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