IPTS and other items deferred at this morning’s council meeting

DECEMBER 4, 2014

Mayor Ben Fihla deferred debate on a number of items at this morning’s Council meeting, including one on the Funding Agreement between the municipality and Laphum’langa, the secondary taxi cooperative. Also deferred was an item reporting progress on the establishment of the Metro Police Service.

The Mayor had recommended that funding be made available for the service and that a letter should be issued authorising Metro Police Chief Pinkie Mathabathe, to assume command and control of the Traffic and Licensing and Security Services. No funding exists in the budget for the current financial year for the implementation of the metro police service

Also deferred was an item in which Fihla recommended that the Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA) should be authorised to act as agent for the municipality to issue a request for proposals for the supply, implementation and management of a mobile parking system in several streets in Central Port Elizabeth.

The Mayor advanced no reason for deferring any of the items nor indicate when they would be dealt with.This morning’s meeting was the last occasion of which Council is scheduled to meet this year, with the first meeting of 2015 set down for January 22, when the Annual Report and financial statements, including the Auditor-General’s report will be tabled.

The Adjustments Budget is scheduled to be tabled at a joint meeting of the Mayoral Committee and Budget and Treasury on February 18.

Some funding for the implementation of the metro police service is expected to be included in the 2013/14 Adjustments Budget. - metrominutes