Msunduzi budget: ‘Too much money for overtime’

2009-05-28 00:00

THE Msunduzi Municipality’s proposed 2009/2010 budget was approved at a full council meeting held at Eshowe Sports Grounds in Vulindlela yesterday.

However, concerns were raised by members of the opposition who felt that less money should be spent on overtime, while more funds should be allocated for repairs and maintenance.

IFP councillor Candy Seymore said she failed to understand the reason behind council’s decision to channel R33,5 million for overtime and R15 million to fill vacant posts. “If you fill the vacant posts then there’s no need for overtime expenditure,” she said.

DA councillor Bill Lambert said the R20 million allocated for the upkeep of infrastructure was insufficient for the needs of the city when one considers that the cost of one transformer is R9 million.

Lambert said another issue that was of grave concern was council’s escalating indebtedness.

The budget will come into effect on July 1 and the rates revenue will be capped at R406 million. The rates randage for residential properties will be R0,0075 while non-residential properties will have a rates randage of R0,0156.

Those with properties valued at R130 000 or less will be exempt from paying rates, while those with land valued at less than R60 000 qualify for a 100% rebate.

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