Ratepayers Associations-Now needed more than ever
Over the years, some Ratepayers Associations have either aggressively sought confrontation with Municipalities or have resigned themselves to the fact that “nothing can be done about it”.
Not so in Kenton-on-Sea.
The Kenton-on-Sea Ratepayers Association (KOSRA) in cooperation with Estuary Care, has a powerful Mission Statement which states that KOSRA is determined to preserve the character and natural beauty between the Kariega and Bushmans River in a sustainable manner.
Its management team seeks close cooperation with the authorities, facilitates communication between ratepayers and Municipality, promotes transparency in municipal and community affairs and facilitates equity in community interest.
As a watchdog body, they ensure that future developments are in keeping with the spirit of its Mission statement and the KOSRA Management Team endeavours to ensure that Municipal services are carried out in an economic, effective, efficient transparent and accountable manner.
KOSRA draws its members from people who permanently reside in Kenton or own holiday homes and includes all residents of Ward 4.
Communication is key and the website gives readers and members’ insight into work accomplished towards the attainment of the goals that KOSRA were mandated to achieve.
As a large number of property owners are residing in Gauteng, the Cape or Kwa Zulu Natal, relevant events are included in regular communications to ensure that everyone remains part of “the Kenton community”.
For any Ratepayers Association to succeed, it will need the support of everyone who has an interest in enabling them to “work for the community”. The greatest achievement they could attain is to bring about lasting peace and harmony, protection and respect and value of our natural environment and all the people of Kenton-on-Sea and surrounding areas who have the future of Kenton at heart.