Pro­posed rates take up 5.88pc

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

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.

Beware: Scam­mers are out to get Mata­mata res­i­dents. Imatec So­lu­tions owner Ian Man­ton fixes a com­puter stung in a re­cent scam.

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