Palmo Council flags rate hike
PALMERSTON residents will see a rates hike, but how high they will go is still unknown.
Mayor Athina Pascoe-Bell yesterday confirmed to the Sun
day Territorian that a rates rise would be necessary.
“Unfortunately, it’s not what people want to hear, but that’s the reality of making sure that Palmerston remains financially sustainable and has a prosperous future. We’re at the bottom of a well and we need to work out a way back out of it,” she said.
ALMOST 80 per cent of Palmerston parks remain closed to the public following Cyclone Marcus.
In a report to be tabled at Tuesday night’s council meeting, it is revealed at least 521 trees fell in the Palmerston municipality during the Category Two cyclone.
More than 80 trees landed on fences and six damaged shade sails.
Three signs were knocked down in the storm and ten sections of kerb and gutters were damaged.
After the council offered free mulch to homeowners, 890 people took advantage of the gardening help. A second round will commence in May. A fallen tree in Palmerston