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Adoption of Valuations and Declaration of Rates for 2016-2017

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Adoption of Valuations and Declaration of Rates 2016-2017

NOTICE is hereby given that the Rural City of Murray Bridge at a meeting held on 14 June 2016, resolved:

Adopt the Annual Business Plan 2016-2017
That pursuant to Section 123(6) of the Local Government Act 1999 and Regulation 5A of the Local Government (Financial Management) Regulations 1999, having considered submissions in accordance with Section 12(6) of the Local Government Act 1999 and having regard to all relevant information in the possession of the Council, the Council adopts the Annual Business Plan and Budget for 2016-2017.

Adopt the Budget 2016-2017
That pursuant to Section 123(7) of the Local Government Act 1999 and Regulation 5B of the Local Government (Financial Management) Regulations 1999, the Council adopts the Budget for 2016-2017 comprising:

  • Statement of Comprehensive Income
  • Statement of Changes in Equity
  • Balance Sheet
  • Cash Flow
  • Uniform Presentation of Finances
  • Financial Indicators

This budget includes:

  • Total estimated expenditure of $33,731k ($33.7m)
  • Total estimated income from sources other than general rates of $12,697k ($12.7m)
  • Total estimated income from general rates $22,614k ($22.6m)
  • Total operating surplus of $1,580k ($1.6m) for 2016-2017

The budget will be revised four times during the financial year for the periods ending:

  • 30 September 2016
  • 31 December 2016
  • 31 March 2017
  • 30 June 2017 (as part of the end of financial year process)

Loan Funds
That new loan funds totalling $3,000k ($3.0m) be raised if required to finance Capital Project Works as identified in the Annual Business Plan and Budget

Adoption of Valuations
That pursuant to Section 167(2) of the Local Government Act 1999 the most recent valuations of the Valuer-General available to Council of the capital value of land within Council’s area totalling $3,117,333,000 be adopted for rating purposes with the total capital value of rateable land within Council’s area for 2016-2017 being $2,999,545,687.

Maximum Increase in General Rates
That pursuant to Section 153(3) of the Local Government Act 1999 the Council resolved not to fix a maximim increase in the general rate to be charged ona any rateable land within its area that constitutes the principal place of residence of a principal ratepayer although increases above 25% (12.5% for pensioners) not as a result of development or capital works will be considered by Council ona  case by case basis upon application.

Declaration of Rates
That, having taken into consideration the general principles of rating contained in Section 150 of the Local Government Act 1999 and having observed the requirements of Section 153 of the Local Government Act 1999, and in accordance with Regulation 10 of the Local Government (General) Regulations 1999, the Council declares, for the year ending 30 June 2017, a rate increase of 2.9% representing the following differential rates in respect of all rateable land within its area –

(i)  0.65893 cents in the dollar of the Capital Value of rateable land of Categories 1 and 9 uses (residential and “other” categories)

(ii) 1.05428 cents in the dollar of the Capital Value of rateable land of Categories 2, 3 and 4 uses (commercial categories)

(iii) 0.92250 cents in the dollar of the Capital Value of rateable land of Categories 5 and 6 uses (industrial categories)

(iv) 0.59303 cents in the dollar of the Capital Value of rateable land of Category 7 use (primary production category)

(v) 0.85660 cents in the dollar of the Capital Value of rateable land of Category 8 use (vacant land category)

Declaration of Minimum Rates
That pursuant to Section 158(1) (a) of the Local Government Act 1999 the Council fixes in respect to the year ending 30 June 2017, a minimum amount payable by way of general rates of $893.           

Declaration of separate rates - Natural Resource Management Levy
That pursuant to Section 95 of the Natural Resources Management Act 2004 and Section 154 of the Local Government Act 1999, the Council declares, in respect of the year ending 30 June 2017 a separate rate of 0.2454 cents in the dollar, based on the capital value of rateable land within the Council’s area and within the area ofthe SA Murray Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board in order to recover the amount payable by the Board.

Declaration of Annual Service Charges and Services and Water Supply Schemes

Community Waste Water Management and Water Supply Schemes

(1)  Riverglen
That pursuant to Section 155(2) of the Local Government Act 1999, a total of     $93,030 is to be levied against the properties within the area defined as “Riverglen” to which Council provides the prescribed services of septic tank          effluent disposal and water supply.  A service charge of $774 per assessment is imposed on rateable and non rateable land and a service rate of 0.111432 cents in the dollar of the capital value of rateable land is declared on Allotments 1 to 30, 125 and 126 in Deposited Plan DP30450, Allotment 50 in Deposited Plan DP42391 and Units 1 to 73 in Strata Plan No SP11238, being land which the septic tank effluent disposal and the water supply schemes are provided.

(2)  Woodlane
That pursuant to Section 155(2) of the Local Government Act 1999, a total of $62,040 is to be levied against the properties within the area defined as “Woodlane” to which Council provides the prescribed services of septic tank effluent disposal and water supply.  A service charge of $749 per assessment is imposed on rateable and non rateable land and a service rate of 0.162133 cents in the dollar of the capital value of rateable land is declared on Allotments 1 to 18 in Deposited Plan  DP48073, Allotments 191 and 192 in Deposited Plan DP75292, Allotments 1 to 4, 7 to 37 and 40 in Deposited Plan DP51229, Allotment 50 in Deposited Plan DP53034 and Allotment 200 in Deposited Plan DP62423, being land which the septic tank effluent disposal and the water supply schemes are provided.

The metred supply of water to sections of Woodlane commenced from 1 July 2010 with annual readings.  The rates for supply of water are charged at $3.63 per kL for any usage above 130kL per annum.

Waste Collection
That pursuant to Section 155(2) of the Local Government Act 1999 the following variable annual service charges are imposed according to the nature of the service as follows:

(1)    New Garbage Collection Service
For the supply of a mobile garbage bin to land to which the new service is provided, a service charge of $75 per bin in respect of the year ending 30 June 2017.

(2)    Replacement Bins
For the replacement of lost, damaged or stolen bins, a service charge of $75 per bin in respect of the year ending 30 June 2017.

(3)    Additional Garbage Collection Service
For the supply of additional mobile garbage bin/s to land to which the service is provided, an annual service charge of $126 per bin in respect of the year ending 30 June 2017.

 (4)    Kerbside Recycling and Green Waste Service
A service charge of $79 will be applied in 2016-17 for the provision of a kerbside recycling service.  An additional $51 will be applied to Murray Bridge properties that receive the green waste service.

Riverfront Road Shacks
That pursuant to Section 166(1)(m) of the Local Government Act 1999, the Council, having regard to the road closure of Riverfront Road due to the area being declared a hazard under the State Emergency Management Plan, resolves to rebate the general rates, NRM levy and 100% of the waste collection charges levied against the following assessments for so long as landholders of properties at Riverfront Road are unable to access and/or occupy their properties during the 2016-2017 financial year.

Assess No   Property Address
180   Site 114 Riverfront Road
197   Site 122A, 123 Riverfront Road
208   Site 119, 120, 121 Riverfront Road
325   Sites 104, 105 Riverfront Road
3943   Sites 1125, 116 Riverfront Road
6540   Sites 156, 157, 158 Riverfront Road
6541   Sites 154, 155 Riverfront Road
6543   Site 151 Riverfront Road
7589   Sites 125, 126 Riverfront Road
7833   Sites 128, 129 Riverfront Road
8433   Sites 134, 135 Riverfront Road
9085   Sites 132, 133 Riverfront Road
9087   Sites 130, 131 Riverfront Road
9088   Sites 117, 118 Riverfront Road

Payment of Rates
Pursuant to Section 181 of the Local Government Act 1999, rates for the year ended 30 June 2017 will fall due, and in four equal or approximately equal instalments, on the following dates:

  • 12 September 2016
  • 5 December 2016
  • 2 March 2017
  • 5 June 2017

Early Payment Incentive Scheme
Pursuant to Section 181(11) of the Local Government Act 1999, Counci loffers a discount of 1% of the amount payable of general rates and/or service rates and/or service charges if paid in full on or before 9 September 2016.

 

 

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