Proposed rates take up 5.88pc
Matamata-Piako District Council has adopted the 2011/12 draft annual plan for consultation.
The plan outlines the services and activities council will provide in the coming financial year, what they will cost and how they will be paid for. This year’s plan proposes a total rates increase of 5.88 per cent, however, this will vary depending on the services individual ratepayers receive and the value of their individual property.
Council will send every ratepayer a personal letter detailing what their rates increase will be. The draft plan also indicates any changes to the Long-Term Council Community Plan 2009-2019.
The council will also consult on several other draft documents. You can have your say on:
Amendments to the Land Transport Bylaw – to introduce variable speed limits around Stanley Ave and Matamata Primary schools.
The Earthquake-prone, Dangerous and Insanitary Buildings Policy. Fees and charges. The District Tree Strategy. These documents will be open for submissions from March 30 to May 4. The council is also asking for your thoughts on the draft Trade Waste Bylaw.
Applications for the Significant Natural Features Grant will be open from March 30 to June 30. Draft documents, submission forms and application forms will all be available from Wednesday March 30 on the council’s website www.mpdc.govt.nz.
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