City Hall Amnesty Coming To An End And Citizens Still Can’t Pay Their Rates And Taxes
Due to the shortage of funds at the Georgetown municipality, City Hall is now looking at a payment plan for citizens who are finding it hard to pay their outstanding rates and taxes. The council is encouraging persons to settle their accounts as the current amnesty program comes to an end November 30.
Citizens are being urged to visit the council and meet with the city treasurer to work out a payment plan that best suit their financial situation. This move by the council comes after it has recognized that citizens are not coming forward as expected to clear their accounts in spite of the waiver being offered.
The amnesty program is aimed at getting default property-owners to fulfill their civic responsibility of paying their property taxes even as they were relieved of accumulated interest over the years. City Hall has noted that every cent owed to the council is needed to provide core services and facilities to ensure the safety and well being of the city of Georgetown.
While the council is faced with financial difficulties it has expressed concern over the way some citizens have been treating their surrounding by dumping garbage in streets, drains and parapets.
The council highlighted that such behaviors only create a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other insects especially during the rainy season. And citizens are being urged to desist from such practices.