RESOLUTION OF HUTT CITY COUNCIL

 

HELD ON 27 June 2019  

PUBLIC BUSINESS

 

 

Resolution only – the full unconfirmed minutes be will reported to the Hutt City Council Meeting to be held on 30 July 2019

 

6.

Setting Rates for the Year Ending 30 June 2020 (19/784)

Report No. HCC2019/3/122 by the Chief Financial Officer

 

Resolved:  (Mayor Wallace/Cr Milne)                                       Minute No. C 19303(2)

“That Council resolves to set the rates and add penalties to unpaid rates during the 2019-2020 rating year by passing the resolution:

SETTING THE RATES FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2020

Targeted and General Rates

1.    In accordance with the relevant provisions of the 2018-28 Long Term Plan and the Funding Impact Statement including Rates for 2019-2020, the Council hereby resolves, pursuant to Section 23 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002, to set and assess the following Hutt City Council rates for the year commencing 1 July 2019 and ending 30 June 2020. All amounts are inclusive of Councils GST obligations.

(a)  A Targeted Rate (Water Supply Rate) set and assessed under sections 16 to 18 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002. The water supply charges for the 2019-2020 rating year are as follows:

The targeted rate for water supply is set on the basis of the following factors:

1.    A charge of $448.50 per separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit which is connected to the water reticulation system.

2.    A charge of $224.25 per separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit that is not connected to, but is able to be connected to, the water reticulation system.

(b)  A Targeted Rate (Wastewater Rate) set and assessed under sections 16 and 17 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002. The wastewater charges for the 2019-2020 rating year are as follows:

The targeted rate for the wastewater is set on the basis of the following factors:

1.    Rating units in the residential category will only be charged for one water closet or urinal, regardless of the actual number.

2.    Rating units in the business categories will be charged $478.50 for the first water closet or urinal connected to the wastewater system from each rating unit; and

3.    $239.25 for the second and each subsequent water closets or urinal connected to the wastewater system from each rating unit.

(c)  A Targeted Rate (Recycling Charge) set and assessed under sections 16 and 17 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002. The recycling charge for the 2019-2020 rating year is as follows:

CATEGORY

CHARGE

Only rating units in the Residential category receiving or able to use the recycling collection service

$40.00 per separately used or inhabited part of each rating unit

(d)  A Targeted Rate (Jackson Street Programme Rate) set and assessed under sections 16 and 17 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002. The Jackson Street Programme charge for the 2019-2020 rating year is as follows:

CATEGORY

CHARGE PER $ OF CAPITAL VALUE

Rating units in any business category having frontage to Jackson Street, Petone, between Hutt Road and Cuba Street

0.0008013 per $ of capital value per rating unit

 

(e)  A General Rate set and assessed under sections 13 and 14 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002. The general rate charge for the 2019-2020 rating year is as follows:

 

CATEGORY

 

DIFFERENTIAL

CHARGE PER $ OF CAPITAL VALUE

 

Residential (RES)

1.00

0.31713 cents

Rural (RUR)

0.75

0.23785 cents

Business Accommodation (BUA)

2.51

0.79599cents

Business Central (BUC)

2.72

0.86258 cents

Business Suburban (BUS)

2.63

0.83404 cents

Utility Networks (UTN)

2.36

0.74842 cents

Community Facilities 1 (CF1)

1.00

0.31713 cents

Community Facilities 2 (CF2)

0.50

0.15856 cents

Community Facilities 3 (CF3)

2.36

0.74842 cents 

Rates Instalments

2.    The targeted rates and the general rate for the financial year ending 30 June 2020, as set out above, are payable in six equal instalments by the following due dates:

Instalment Number

Due Date

One

20 August 2019

Two

21 October 2019

Three

20 December 2019

Four

20 February 2020

Five

20 April 2020

Six

22 June 2020

Penalties on unpaid rates

3.    The Council resolves, pursuant to sections 57 and 58 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002, except as stated in 4 below, that:

a)   A penalty of 10% will be added to the amount of any instalment remaining unpaid by the relevant due date above.

b)   A penalty of 10% will be added to the amount of any rates assessed in previous years remaining unpaid on 20th August 2019.

c)   A further penalty of 10% will be added to the amount of any rates to which a penalty has been added under b) above and which remain unpaid on 20th February 2020.

4.    No penalty shall be added to any rate account if:

·      A direct debit authority is in place for payment of the rates by regular weekly, fortnightly or monthly instalments, and payment in full is made by the end of the rating year.

·      Any other satisfactory arrangement has been reached for payment of the current rates by regular instalments by the end of the rating year.”