July Council Meeting
Notice is hereby given that the next ordinary meeting of Council originally scheduled for the 26th July 2017 will now be held on Monday, 31st July 2017 at the Municipal Office, 71 High Street, Oatlands commencing at 10.00am. A Public Consultation Session will be conducted at 12.30pm and members of the public are particularly invited to attend the meeting for this session.
2017/2018 Rates And Charges Resolution
THAT under the Local Government Act 1993 and the Fire Service Act 1979, the Southern Midlands Council has made the following rates and charges upon rateable land within the municipal area of Southern Midlands (“the municipal area”):
1. General Rates
Under section 90 (3) (c) of the Local Government Act 1993 (“the Act”) Council makes a general rate of 8.1691 cents in each dollar of Assessed Annual Value for all rateable land within the municipal area shown on the valuation list prepared under the Valuation of Land Act 2001 (“the valuation list”), subject to a minimum amount of $310.00
2. Waste Management Charge
Under section 94 (1) of the Act Council makes a separate services charge in respect of the service of waste management called the Waste Management Charge upon all rateable land, which is capable of use for residential purposes, and Council declares that the charge is to be calculated in accordance with the following formulae:
a) or rateable land upon which a dwelling or dwellings are constructed: Waste Management Charge = $144 x D, where D is the number of dwellings on the rateable land, capable of being occupied.
b) for rateable land upon which no dwelling is constructed: Waste Management Charge = $48.00
3. Garbage Removal Charge
a) Under section 94 (1) of the Act Council makes a separate services charge of $150.00 in respect of the service of waste management called the Garbage Removal Charge upon all rateable land.
b) Under section 107 (1) (c) and section 94 (3A) of the Act the Council declares that the Garbage Removal Charge is varied according to the locality of the land and the level of service provided as follows:
(i) for the land identified by Property Identification Number 7462339 the charge is $3,150.00;
(ii) for land in the Broadmarsh / Elderslie areas to which the Council provides a fortnightly garbage removal service (utilising wheelie bins) and kerbside recycling service, the charge is $200.00.
(iii) for land in the Tunbridge area to which the Council provides a fortnightly garbage removal service (utilising wheelie bins) and kerbside recycling service, the charge is $200.00.
(iv) for land to which the Council does not provide either a weekly garbage removal service and kerbside recycling service, or a fortnightly garbage removal service (utilising wheelie bins) and kerbside recycling service, the charge is zero.
4. Fire Service Contributions
For the Council’s contribution to the State Fire Commission:-
(a) for land within the Oatlands & Kempton Volunteer Brigade Rating District an amount of 0.4139 cents in the dollar on the assessed annual value of all rateable land subject to a minimum amount of $39.00;
(b) for all other land in the municipal area an amount of 0.350919 cents in the dollar on the assessed annual value of the land subject to a minimum amount of $39.00.
These rates and charges are for the year commencing 1st July, 2017 and ending 30th June 2018 and are payable by 4 equal instalments, the first payable 30 days after the issue of the rates notices, the second by 4.30 p.m. on 30th November 2017, the third by 4.30 p.m. on 31st January 2018 and the fourth by 4.30 p.m. on 30th March 2018.
Where a ratepayer elects to enter into an arrangement to pay the current rates and charges by monthly, fortnightly, or weekly instalments via one of the electronic payment options (including direct debit), then the instalment amounts will be calculated to settle the debt by 30th June 2018. Penalty and interest will not be applied on any of the 2017-18 rates and charges at the relevant date, provided that the instalment arrangements are adhered to. In the event of default, penalty and interest is to be calculated on the outstanding amounts.
6. Late Payments
a) Penalty: A penalty of 5% applies to any rate or charge that is not paid on or before the date it falls due.
b) Interest: In addition to the penalty, interest under section 128 of the Local Government Act 1993 will be charged at the rate of 7.5% per annum.
A discount of 1.7% will apply to all rates and charges paid in full within 30 days after the date of issue. This discount is not applicable to rates and charges which are paid in instalments. The payment due date will appear on the rates notice.
Animal Management Fees 2017/2018
Notice is hereby given that the Dog Registration Fees for the financial year 2017/2018 have been set as follows in accordance with Council’s Dog Management Policy and the Dog Control Act 2000.
CLASS/EVIDENCE REQUIRED AMOUNT
Dog Desexed $30.00
(Vet Certificate or Stat Dec required)
Dog Non-desexed $40.00
Greyhound/Working Dog/Purebred $30.00
(Certificate required, TCA/GRT membership
Dangerous Dog/Restricted Breed/Guard Dog $90.00
(Declared by General Manager)
Guide Dogs/Hearing Dogs No Charge
(Pension Concession Card / Health Care Card) 50% discount off scheduled fee (one dog only)
Replacement Tag (metal lifetime tag) $10.00
Formal Notice of Complaint $60.00
Kennel Licence Application $120.00
Kennel Licence Renewal $50.00
Impound Fee (for all animals) $30.00
Feed/Care Fee (minimum daily charge) $10.00
Dogs Home of Tasmania Impound Fee
(Paid directly to Dogs Home) Refer Dogs Home
All dogs over the age of six months must be registered and microchipped (unless exempt under Section15A(2)(b) of the Dog Control Act 2000).
Owners seeking a concession will need to produce evidence of eligibility. Residents are advised that registrations are due by 31st July 2017. Random property checks will be undertaken and any owners of unregistered dogs, found after 31st July will be subject to a fine.
T F Kirkwood
Posted Thursday, 6 July 2017, 2.30pm