Council fees come under scrutiny Scam city
OUTRAGEOUS: The proposed site of a new business where owners have been levied enormous fees by the council MAYBE the CJC could have a look at the way council charges for altering a bit of paperwork and a quick shuffle of documents.
The developers and builders and the current property owners have already l i ned t he council with enough development charges, planning charges and rates charges you couldn’t pole vault over them.
And now they are trying to extort $ 240,000 from a health and fitness club for trying to set up and offer service to the people in the surrounding suburbs.
With the obesity and health problems our country is facing these places should be encouraged and be exempt from ridiculous fees. Must we wait for another election to be rid of these hopeless clowns who are doing all they can to discourage what the community really need.
As for Craig Stack who believes there are no problems and plenty of avenues of appeal and ‘ it’s all good’ with this council – there is a position at Walt Disney for writing fairy tales – you should apply.
MICHAEL ABRAHAM, Idalia. WE are constantly being reminded to be aware of the Nigerian scams. What about the Townsville City Council scams?
Charging 50 times higher than any other council for permit fees to open a new business in an existing building, already approved. Ninety-three times too much for a trade waste licence to a school. ( Townsville Bulletin). Not to mention water rates.
DANNY JANG, Kelso.