In this video Wayne Furphy explains the differences between the St Francis Proporty Owners Association and the Non Profit Company (SRA).
Wayne is the chairman of the St Francis Property Owners Association as well as the chairman of the Non Profit Company (SRA).
In essence the SFPO is the ‘ratepayers association’ for St Francis Bay, while the SFPO NPC is a non-profit company set up to administer the Special Ratings Area (SRA).
Membership for the SFPO Association is voluntary, but it is recommended. The SFPO Association provides many benefits to homeowners, including the promotion of ratepayer’s interests (aesthetics, land-use, environmental issues…), input to municipal policies, community policing and support, including feeding the needy in our area, local communication, and further collaboration with other local organisations like the Riparians, the Kromme River Committee and the Disaster Volunteer Group.
With regards to the NPC, if you own a property in the demarcated SRA area, you pay the SRA levy as part of the your municipal invoice from the Kouga Local Municipality, and you automatically are a member of the NPC.
The SRA levy is used to fund three key projects, being the CCTV Cameras (security), Roads, and the Long Term Beach Restoration Project (beach and spit).
In this video, Wayne succinctly explains the difference between the two, and also explains why the two co-exist. They are both essential, and the St Francis Property Owners Associations is currently on a membership drive.
Membership is due annually.
If you are a homeowner, please consider subscribing as a new member of the Association, or renewing your existing membership.
The annual subscription rate is R500 per property owner. Pensioners can enjoy a discounted rate of R330.00.
The SFPO banking details are as follows :
St Francis Bay Residents Association
Humansdorp Code 050015
Acc No : 08 249 9276
Please use your Erf No and surname as reference.
For more information please call the SFPO Administration Manager Lyn Aitken on 042 294 0594 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Lyn is available in the SFPO office between 08h30 and 13h00 Monday to Friday.