Other LIRA news!
We urge all residents who are unhappy with their annual property rates to take the opportunity and view the rates roll currently available for scrutiny. You are able to lodge your objections as property owners within the prescribed time frames indicated.
"I have been approached by some residents who feel rates rebates should be offered – we do not believe this is a LIRA function, rather one that each homeowner should endeavour to resolve with the Municipality," says LIRA chairperson, Mary-Anne Beviss-Challinor.
"There are various rates rebate allowances based on medical incapacity, age etc but these do come with conditions which you would need to fulfil.
"There are currently proposals under discussion which could impact on those running B&B establishments without proper permissions and it is worth investigating your liability in this regard should you be concerned you are not meeting the required criteria.”
DOWNLOAD THE KM'S NOTICE ON RATES OBJECTIONS HERE - FOR ALL DETAILS ON THIS MATTER...
KM Budget Participation Process:
LIRA submitted its response to this process last week. We requested budget allocation on many items which affect all aspects of the Island: infrastructure, general maintenance that is neglected, seawall repairs (both long-term and interim), road maintenance and allocation of budget for Law Enforcement and implementation of by-laws.
We reiterated our commitment to working with all KM departments in a co-operative manner and hoped to engage actively once lockdown is ended and meetings are possible.
We also confirmed our commitment to the Festive Season build up process which has been so successful in the past years.
Prepaid electricity meters - the project continues:
Despite initially been advised that this project would be complete early in the year, it is still ongoing.
The contractor, Benny Sparks of B Spark Electrical, advises that he will be returning to LI to finish this work.
If your home is still not converted, please contact him asap to make an appointment to get this done.
Contact details: Benny Sparks. B Spark Electrical, 044 421-7373, 084 421-7373, Bsparkfirstname.lastname@example.org
Other KM numbers to call for info are:
Lulekwa on 044 302-6456/060 998-6885
Some good advice from other residents:
Before installation, phone the KM on 044 385-0030 to get your new meter number. With this, you can then purchase your first batch of electricity, either physically at KM offices, other vendors or online via banks. Then, after installation of the meter, you can just punch in the coupon code and your're connected. The whole installation procedure takes but ten minutes or so.