HOUSEHOLD CHARGE COLLECTION BEGINS IN MONAGHAN – BUT CO COUNCILLORS CALL FOR CHANGES IN SYSTEM

13 January 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Between 200-300 people have already paid their €100 household charge directly at the offices of Monaghan Co Council and facilities are also available at Town Council offices throughout the country to pay the levy.
This emerged at Tuesday’s Co Council meeting when the role that local authorities have been given in the collection of the charge – and in the pursuit of those who do not pay it – was outlined, and calls for changes in the operation of the controversial levy on private houseowners were made by the elected members.
The Council agreed on the proposal of Robbie Gallagher, John O’Brien seconding, to write to the Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan asking him to suspend the March cut-off point for payment of the charge until June 30 in order to give people an opportunity to familiarise themselves with the methods of payment and what the consequences of non-payment will be.
The meeting heard criticism of the fact that literature outlining the details of eligibility for the charge had not yet been circulated to households, and it was agreed on Owen Bannigan’s proposal, Colr Gallagher seconding, to call on the Dept to have the explanatory leaflets issued immediately.
Full report in The Northern Standard

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