All costs need to be re­vealed

Matamata Chronicle - - Opinion/news -

The coun­cil has re­quested that ratepay­ers etc give them an idea as to how we want our rub­bish bags dis­trib­uted.

In op­tion two it is in­di­cated that if this op­tion is se­lected our rates would re­duce from $176 to $85 per year.

Ratepay­ers I have spo­ken to would like coun­cil to pro­vide fol­low­ing an­swers.

1: How long will it take for our sav­ings of $85 to be swal­lowed up and in­cluded in fu­ture rates with us then pay­ing for bags also?

2: How much will it cost to buy one rub­bish bag from a re­tail out­let?

The coun­cil surely must have some idea as to both of these ques­tions as ac­cord­ing to their is­sued pam­phlet fac­tors such as in­creas­ing costs, GST and Emis­sions Trad­ing Scheme have all been taken into ac­count when ad­vis­ing some the ad­justed costs in­volved.

How­ever how are ratepay­ers able to make an in­formed de­ci­sion when not given all costs that will be as­so­ci­ated with this is­sue.

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