Buller District Council

Rates

The Rate Records

The rates are struck in accordance with the details that appear on the Council’s valuation database. If a ratepayer notes that some detail on his/her assessment or invoice is incorrect, then contact with Council should be made immediately to correct the record.

The Council’s database is available for inspection at the Sue Thomson Casey Memorial Library (89 Palmerston Street, Westport) or to search on-line using the link below.

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Note – while all due care has been taken, Buller District Council does not give any warranty that any information contained is accurate.

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Setting of rates

Council’s general rates are based on the land valuation of the property plus a Uniform Annual General Charge (if applicable). Further charges are made for various services (water supply, sewage disposal, refuse collection, recycling and waste management) depending on the situation of the individual property.

Council’s rating year is 1 July to 30 June. There are four quarterly instalments covering the periods July – September, October – December, January – March, April – June.

The invoices for each respective quarter are forwarded to the ratepayer on or about 1 August, 1 November, 1 February and 1 May. An assessment for the annual rates is included with the first instalment invoice only.

If a ratepayer has not received an invoice within seven (7) days of these dates, then contact with Council should be made immediately to ascertain the reason. (It should be noted that the most common cause for this occurrence is that Council has not received a sale notice from the previous owner.)

The last day for payment of the quarters are 28 August, 28 November, 28 February and 28 May (or the first working day following these dates if any fall on a non-working day) – any amount not paid by the due dates shown will incur a penalty of 10% of the balance.

SETTING OF RATES FOR THE 2019/2020 FINANCIAL YEAR

Below is the Resolution of Council from the meeting held on Wednesday 26 June 2019

RESOLVED that Council

Council resolve the following:

(a)          That the rates listed in Schedule 1 (being those listed in the Funding Impact Statement of the 2019-20 Annual Plan, as adopted at the Council meeting of                           26 June 2019) are set under the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002 (“the Act”) on rating units in the district for the financial year commencing 1 July                             2019 and ending on 30 June 2020.

(b)          That each of the rates for the financial year are set under the following sections of the Act:

  1. General Rates

1.1          General (Differential) Land Rate – Section 13

1.2          Uniform Annual General Charge – Section 15

  1. Water Supply Rates

2.1          Targeted Water Supply Rate(s) – Section 16 & Schedule 3

2.2          Metered water rate – Section 19

  1. Sewage Disposal Rates

3.1          Targeted Sewage Disposal Rate(s) – Section 16 & Schedule 3

  1. Waste Management Rates

4.1          Targeted Waste Management Rate(s) – Section 16 & Schedule 3

(c)           That all rates will be payable in 4 instalments with the due dates being:

  1. Instalment 1 – 28 August 2019

ii              Instalment 2 – 28 November 2019

iii.            Instalment 3 – 28 February 2020

  1. Instalment 4 – 28 May 2020

(d)          That rates for metered water will be payable by the 20th day of the month following the invoice date, sic:

  1. July 2019 invoice – 20 August 2019
  2. August 2019 invoice – 20 September 2019

iii.            September 2019 invoice – 20 October 2019

  1. October 2019 invoice – 20 November 2019
  2. November 2019 invoice – 20 December 2019
  3. December 2019 invoice – 20 January 2020

vii.          January 2020 invoice – 20 February 2020

viii.         February 2020 invoice – 20 March 2020

  1. March 2020 invoice – 20 April 2020
  2. April 2020 invoice – 20 May 2020
  3. May 2020 invoice – 20 June 2020

xii.          June 2020 invoice – 20 July 2020

(e)          That all unpaid rates will incur penalties on the penalty dates being:

  1. Instalment 1 – 29 August 2019
  2. Instalment 2 – 29 November 2019

iii.            Instalment 3 – 29 February 2020

  1. Instalment 4 – 29 May 2020
  2. Any year’s rates struck prior to 1 July 2019- 1 September 2019

(f)           That all unpaid balance of metered water rates will incur penalties on the penalty dates being:

  1. July 2019 invoice – 21 August 2019
  2. August 2019 invoice – 21 September 2019

iii.            September 2019 invoice – 21 October 2019

  1. October 2019 invoice – 21 November 2019
  2. November 2019 invoice – 21 December 2019
  3. December 2019 invoice – 21 January 2020

vii.          January 2020 invoice – 21 February 2020

vii.          February 2020 invoice – 21 March 2020

  1. March 2020 invoice – 21 April 2020
  2. April 2020 invoice – 21 May 2020
  3. May 2020 invoice – 21 June 2020

xii..         June 2020 invoice – 21 July 2020

(g)          That Council apply the following penalties in terms of Sections 57 and 58 of the Act:

  1. On the penalty date a ten percent (10%) charge to be added to the balance of rates (excluding metered water rates) left owing of the instalment due on that date.
  2. A charge of five percent (5%) be added on 1 September 2019 to any balance owing from any year’s rates struck prior to 1 July 2019.

iii.            On the 21st day of each month, a charge of 10% to be added to any balance of the metered water rates owing from that total amount invoiced in the previous month (as set out in Section (D) above).

(h)          That rates shall be payable at Council’s main office, Brougham Street, Westport (open 8.30am-4.30pm, Monday to Friday), or the Service Centre at 66 Broadway, Reefton (open 8.30am-4.30pm), or by using on-line banking, or through direct credit, direct debit, or credit card.

R Nahr / J Cleine

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

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