Thursday, July 18, 2024

Rates late for Ashburton

Staff shortages due to sickness have hit one of Ashburton District Council’s mail providers, leading to the delayed delivery of some rates invoices this month.

At a Council meeting due to be held today, elected members will consider delaying the due date of the first instalment of the newly struck rates from August 20 to September 5. Payments past the due date incur a penalty of 10%.

“Although the lateness of the delivery is outside of Council’s control, Council may consider it unfair to apply penalties in light of the short timeframe between residents receiving the notice and the standard due date,” Council said in a statement.

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