GKM Viewpoint

2018-02-23 06:00

WARM greetings to Kokstad residents and community at large

General valuation roll

According to section 49 a (i) and (ii) of the Municipal Property Rates Act (MPRA) no. 6 of 2004, the valuer of the municipality must submit the certified valuation roll to the municipal manager and the municipal manager must within 21 day of receipt of the roll, advertise the roll. (a) Publish in the prescribed form in the Provincial Gazette, and once for two consecutive weeks advertise in the media, a notice (i) stating that the roll is open for public inspection for a period stated as per the notice. The community members who have property are encouraged to view the valuation roll available from the municipal website, and lodge their objections if there are any from February 9 to March 29. Ratepayer are urged to pay attention to the closing date as there are no objections that will be accepted after the closing date.

Illegal dumping clearance
campaign continues

Last week we reported on the campaign of cleaning up all illegal dumping spots and the community awareness on the waste dumping. Last week we held a successful campaign at Ward 8. We would like to extend a word of gratitude to the community of Ward 8 for availing themselves for this campaign. We hope that we will be able to root out all the illegal dumping spots and keep our environment clean. We are looking forward to this partnership. Community members must remember to take out their refuse bag to be removed by the municipality on the days that are allocated to their areas. This week we are working in Ward 7. The community of Ward 7 is invited to participate to this campaign.

Public hearings on annual
report 2016/17

This week the municipality is busy with the public hearing on the annual report 2016/17. There will be a workshop for MPAC on February 13, and the Exco and management was held on Wednesday. This was done in preparation of the public hearing which was held yesterday. All stakeholders are invited to make comments on the report. The copies of the report will be available today at Bhongweni Library, which is currently operating at the youth centre due to renovations, town library (which is operating at Eco-Park) and also at the 75 Hope Street, municipal main offices.

Submissions must be made on or before March 2. The electronic copy is already available on our website www.kokstad.gov.za All the comments must be submitted in writing to the office of the municipal manager’s attention N. Ndlovu: IDP and OPMS and/or N. Sikutshwa: Risk and Internal Audit.

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