Indigo ex­tends rate pay date

Ovens & Murray Advertiser - - NEWS -

INDIGO ratepay­ers won’t have to pay the first in­stal­ment of their an­nual rates un­til October 31 be­cause of a glitch in the coun­cil’s rate notice de­liv­ery.

Mayor Jenny O’Con­nor said an­nual rate no­tices, which ratepay­ers should have re­ceived in the mail a cou­ple of weeks ago, were late and had ar­rived only in the past week.

“This was due to an un­fore­seen is­sue at the print­ing stage,” she said.

“We apol­o­gise to everyone for this and be­cause of this de­lay in re­ceiv­ing your rates notice the coun­cil has ex­tended the time to pay the first in­stal­ment un­til October 31.”

She said the print­ing de­lay was beyond the coun­cil’s con­trol – the rates no­tices are printed and mailed by a con­trac­tor.

“Nor­mally we give peo­ple two to three weeks to pay their rates in­stal­ments and this ex­ten­sion takes that out to five weeks,” Cr O’Con­nor said.

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