Mayor Knows Rates Rise Difficult For Some
Written by John Freer on May 3, 2023
With submissions having been heard on its proposed annual plan, Thames Coromandel Mayor Len Salt has acknowledged the concerns of ratepayers on the proposed rates increase.
Len has told CFM that he knows residents will find the proposed increase of 11 percent will be difficult, especially those people living on fixed incomes.
The cost of rubbish and waste collection is a major contributor to the proposed 2023-2024 rates, this due to government waste levies and the $80 million waste contract signed by the previous council.
The mayor believes a discussion is needed with the new contractors on this matter.
Open the link below to hear the full interview with the mayor.