At the council meeting held in the Banqueting Hall on Wednesday, 25 March 2015, Mayor Ald Nicolette Botha-Guthrie thanked all staff members of the Overstrand, councilors, stakeholders, assisting municipalities and the broader community for the role played during the fire recently.
The fire started about a month ago in the area and was managed successfully by the fire fighters of the Overstrand; unfortunately another fire broke out at Karwyderskraal area over the past weekend.
Mayor Nicolette Botha-Guthrie extended a thank you to all the ladies who cooked meals for the firefighters following sleepless nights of battling with the fires. She also extended her gratitude to the following people: members of public for their role in assisting, to councilors who assisted in their respective areas and other municipalities that assisted in the fire fighting operations. The Mayor closed off by saying a formal thank you letter will be written to all stakeholders on our appreciation. Immediately after, the Mayor thanked personnel for the hard work in producing in-house quality documents and mentioned the importance of these documents and what it means to the councilors, she immediately, tabled the following documents to the council: