Notice from Leisure Isle Residents' Association
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LIRA Notice -
Extraordinary General Meeting July 2017



The purpose of the Extraordinary General Meeting is to consider, and if thought fit, to pass, with or without modification, the following resolutions:
Resolution 1
That LIRA apply to the appropriate Court for a Declaratory Order as to which governmental entity is responsible for repairs and maintenance of sea walls around Leisure Isle. LIRA is of the opinion that it is the municipality's, while the municipality considers it to be SANParks'.
(This motion is submitted by the Committee of the Association)
See Note 1
Resolution 2
That LIRA request the Knysna Municipality to remove all the Eucalyptus trees along the eastern side of Links Drive, as well as any other Eucalyptus trees elsewhere on Leisure Isle.
Further, that if the municipality does not have sufficient funds, LIRA must obtain the necessary authority to implement such removal if sufficient funds become available to the Association.
(This motion dated June 19. 2017, is submitted by ten members of the Association)

The proposers of this motion consider that the Eucalyptus trees are a potential fire hazard and thus constitute a real and immediate danger to life and property. Further, that in high winds, there is the possibility of branches and trees falling, which are also pose a threat to life and property.
See Note 2 on the voting procedure on this Resolution
Report Back
There will be a report back to members on the following issues.
  • Measures for fire prevention, fire control, evacuation (See Note 3)
  • Extension of camera surveillance (See Note 3)
Respond to questions on any issue affecting Leisure Isle
Members are invited to put any questions at the meeting or submit such prior to the Chairman: 
C: 082 442 929   T: 044 384 0401
PO Box 3488, Knysna 6570
11 Tidswell Avenue, Leisure Island
Proxy Voting

If you are unable to attend the meeting but would like to vote on these matters, please find a Proxy Voting Form, for download here (214kb). You may also obtain a Proxy Form from the chairman - contact details above.

Item 1
Advocate Derek Mitchell SC will present details of the anticipated legal process and legal opinion on the proposed action.
Item 2
The voting on Resolution 2 will be by ballot. Ballot forms will be distributed only to paid-up members. Please note that there will only be one ballot form per household. Scrutineers will be appointed.

Item 3
  • The preliminary plan which the committee has developed for measures to prevent fires, control fires and evacuation procedures will be presented for discussion.
  • The municipality has recently approved our application to extend camera surveillance. Details of the proposed sites and capability will be discussed.  
On behalf of the Committee:

Keith Hollis
  • Snacks will be available after the meeting
  • A cash bar will be open
LIRA distributes regular newsletters and notices. We would like as many Islanders as possible to receive these.
If you have family members, tenants or friends who would be interested in getting our news, we'd like to add them to our mailing database.

Please send email details to 
Brenda Neall.

You can view past newsletters on the LIRA website here:
Correspondence: Brenda Neall, website & newsletter
To contact our LIRA chairman, Keith Hollis: 
LIRA website:
What LIRA does for you!

* Funds 24/7 proactive security
* Liaison/lobbying Knysna Municipality on a multiplicity of issues
* Liaison/lobbying Ward 9 councillor
* Champions peak season law enforcement

* Sponsors Steenbok Nature Reserve
* Liaison Nature Conservation/SANParks
* Beautification of LI and employment of gardeners
* Hosts Leisure Isle Festival
* Maintains property values and unequalled lifestyle
* Fosters community spirit via social and 'fun-raising' events
* A professional and dedicated volunteer committee serving your interests

If you are not a member - these are 11 good reasons
why you should be!

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