Rates in­crease con­sid­ered

The Gazette (Derwent Valley) - - NEWS -

A RATES in­crease of nearly 6 per cent will be con­sid­ered at a spe­cial meet­ing of the Der­went Val­ley Coun­cil to­mor­row night.

Coun­cil staff will rec­om­mend a 5.85 per cent in­crease in the gen­eral rate, on top of other fees and charges in­creased at last month’s meet­ing.

Ma­jor projects pro­posed in the draft bud­get in­clude re­pairs to Laskey car park, re­con­struc­tion of Third Ave and the area of Blair and Grey streets.

Se­cu­rity im­prove­ments are pro­posed for the coun­cil cham­bers and pub­lic toi­lets will be up­graded.

The coun­cil bud­get meet­ing will be held at 6pm to­mor­row at the court­house in Cir­cle St.

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