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Knysna Municipality is in Rebuild phase

The greater Knysna Municipal area is still reeling under the shock of the recent fires that cut a swath of destruction throughout the province. “This catastrophe will help to develop the strength and resolve we need to face its aftermath,” said Executive Mayor Eleanore Bouw-Spies.

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Garden Route Rebuild initiative making headway

Western Cape Government, Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde, Minister of Transport & Public Works Donald Grant, and the Mayors of Eden District, Knysna, and Bitou Municipalities met yesterday for a progress meeting on the Garden Route Rebuild (GRR) initiative. The GRR was launched by Western Cape Government Premier Helen Zille to coordinate all the public and private efforts to rebuild the Garden Route after the devastating fires of early June 2017.

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Appointment of Kam Chetty, new Municipal Manager

It is my pleasure to inform the residents of Greater Knysna of the arrival of our new Municipal Manager, Mr Kam Chetty.

A full statement will be issued in due course.

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Waving building fees for fire victims

Waving building fees for fire victims

Knysna Council approved the waiving of various Building Plan fees for Fire Victims on 20 June.

This will assist in fast-tracking the process of demolition and building plan applications.

The following fees will be waived.

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LEVEL 3 WATER RESTRICTIONS IMPLEMENTED

Level 3 Water Restrictions have been implemented by the Knysna Municipality with immediate effect. This new level of restrictions has resulted by Greater Knysna residents not adhering to the call to reduce their water usage. In the past week alone Sedgefield’s target water usage of 1.9ML/day was exceeded with the area utilising 2.2Ml/day. Knysna’s target of 8Ml/day was ignored and residents used a whopping 12.4Ml/day.

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Municipal working hours amended

As per Section 9 of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act and Clause 7 of the Main Collective Agreement, the current working hours of Municipal staff equals 40 hours per week.

Although these hours remain the same, all staff, accept Cleansing, Fire, Traffic and Customer Care employees, will have their working hours restructured.

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Help clean up Knysna’s illegal dumping

As part of Knysna Municipality‟s campaign to rid Greater Knysna of illegal dumping, they have identified illegal dumping hotspots within the area and are asking residents to join them in identifying the culprits.

“Please Whatsapp us on 081 556 9374 with details of where and when you have noticed illegal dumping. It would be ideal if a photograph of the perpetrators could accompany your report,” encouraged Knysna Acting Municipal Manager, Bevan Ellman.

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