Rates

Rates Resolution

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At its meeting held on June 17th 2014 Kentish Council resolved:

That Council make rates and charges for the period 1st July 2014 to 30th June 2015 in accordance with the following resolutions:

1.      GENERAL RATE

1.1  Pursuant to sections 90 and 91 of the Local Government Act 1993, Council makes the following general rate on all rateable land (excluding land which is exempt pursuant to the provisions of Section 87) within the municipal area of Kentish for the period commencing 1st July 2014 and ending 30th June 2015 consisting of two components:

(a)   a rate of 8.214 cents in the dollar on the assessed annual value of the land; and

(b)   a fixed charge of $337.

1.2  Pursuant to Section 107, of the Local Government Act 1993, Council declares by absolute majority,that component (a) of the general rate is varied within the municipal area according to the use or predominant use of land as follows:

i)     for land used for commercial purposes, vary the general rate to 9.610 cents in the dollar on the assessed annual value of the land;

ii)    for land used for public purposes, vary the general rate to 9.610 cents in the dollar on the assessed annual value of the land;

iii)   for land used for industrial purposes, vary the general rate to 10.678 cents in the dollar on the assessed annual value of the land; and

iv)   for land used for mining purposes, vary the general rate to 10.678 cents in the dollar on the assessed annual value of the land.

1.3  Pursuant to Section 88A of the Local Government Act 1993, Council by absolute majority, sets a maximum percentage increase in the general rate in respect of the entirety of all rateable land within the municipal area and fixes the condition which applies in order for a ratepayer to qualify for the maximum percentage increase as follows:

(a)  the maximum percentage increase is 3%; and

(b) the maximum percentage increase does not apply where rateable land was the subject of a supplementary valuation pursuant to the Valuation of Land Act 2001 at any time since 1 July 2012.

 

2.      GENERAL RATE REMISSION

2.1 Pursuant to Section 129 (3) of the Local Government Act 1993, Council by absolute majority grants a remission of part of the rates payable by ratepayers calculated as follows;

i)                          Rates Remission = A – [B x (1+ C)];

where;

A = the general rate on the land calculated pursuant to resolution 1 of these resolutions.

B = the general rate that would have been applicable to the land in 2012/13 if it had the value and land use classification it now has for the full 2012/13 financial year.

C = the annual compounded rate cap for 2013/14 and 2014/15 being 6.09%.

 

ii)                   If the result of the above calculation is a negative amount, then no remission applies.

 

3.  SERVICE RATES & SERVICE CHARGES

Pursuant to Sections 93, 93A, 94, and 95 of the Local Government Act 1993, Council makes the following service rates and service charges on all rateable land within the municipal area of Kentish (including land which is otherwise exempt from rates pursuant to Section 87 but excluding Crown Land to which Council does not supply any of the following services) for the period commencing 1st July 2014 and ending on the 30th June 2015, namely:

Waste Management Service Charge

 3.1    Service charges for waste management in respect of all land to which Council makes available a waste removal service as follows:

(i)      $170.00 for 140 litre bin;

(ii)     $225.00 for 240 litre bin.

 

3.2    If any land to which the waste management service is made available is the subject of separate rights of occupation which are separately valued in the valuation list under the Valuation of Land Act 2001 then the charge applies per bin to each such separate occupation.

 

3.3    A service charge for the provision of waste transfer station facilities at Sheffield and Wilmot:

            i.    A transfer station access fee of $25.00 for all residential, rural residential and primary production properties with a dwelling that have a waste removal service;

            ii.   A transfer station access fee of $93.00 for all rural residential and primary production properties with a dwelling and no waste removal service;

            iii. A transfer station access fee of $25.00 for all rural vacant land properties and no waste removal service and;

            iv.  A transfer station access fee of $208.00 for all properties classified as Commercial or Industrial in the list provided to Council by the Valuer General pursuant to the Valuation of Land Act 2001.

 

3.4       A service charge for recycling bin collection in respect of all land to which Council makes available a recycling removal service of $53.00 per 240 litre bin.

Fire Service Contribution

 3.5    Pursuant to Section 93A of the Local Government Act 1993 Council makes a service rate in respect of the fire service contributions it must collect under the Fire Service Act 1979 for the rateable parcels of land within the municipal area of Kentish as follows:

  1. for land within the Sheffield Volunteer Fire Brigade District 0.352044 cents in the dollar of the assessed annual value of such land;
  2. for land within the Railton Volunteer Fire Brigade District 0.352044 cents in the dollar of the assessed annual value of such land;
  3. for general land 0.322378 cents in the dollar of the assessed annual value of such land.

3.6    Pursuant to section 93(3) Council sets a minimum amount payable in respect of the service rate for fire protection of $37.00.

  

4.      SEPARATE LAND

 For the purposes of these resolutions the rates and charges shall apply for each parcel of land which is shown as being separately valued in the valuation list prepared under the Valuation of Land Act 2001.

 

5.      PAYMENT

Pursuant to Section 124 of the Local Government Act 1993, Council:

a)        Decides that all rates are payable by all ratepayers by four instalments which must be of approximately equal amounts.

b)        Determines that the dates by which such instalments are to be paid shall be as follows:

  1.                            I.      the first instalment on or before 31st August 2014;
  2.                            II.     the second instalment on or before 31st October 2014;
  3.                            III.    the third instalment on or before 28th February 2015 and
  4.                            IV.     the fourth instalment on or before 30th April 2015.

 If a ratepayer fails to pay any instalment within 21 days of the date on which the rates are due, the ratepayer is to pay the full amount owing for the financial year.

 c)        If a ratepayer elects not to pay instalments, then the entire amount must be paid on or before 31st August 2014.

 d)        Pursuant to Section 130 of the Local Government Act 1993 a discount on the current year rates and charges of 2.0 per cent on any rate and charge specified in a rate notice will apply where all rates and charges, including arrears are paid in full on or before 31st August 2014.

          

6.      PENALTY AND INTEREST

Pursuant to Section 128 of the Local Government Act 1993, if any rate or instalment is not paid on or before the date it falls due then there is payable a daily interest charge of 0.0274% (10.00% p.a.) in respect of the unpaid rate or instalment for the period during which it is unpaid.

 

7.      WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS

Words and expressions used both in these resolutions and in the Local Government Act 1993 or the Fire Service Act 1979 have in these resolutions the same respective meanings as they have in those Acts.

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