Adoption of Rates Resolution

On display until 30 June 2020, 05:00 PM

At its meeting on 10 July 2019, Horowhenua District Council set the following rates under the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002, on rating units in the district for the financial year commencing 1 July 2019 and ending on 30 June 2020.

(a)        General Rates

A general rate set under section 13 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002 made on every rating unit, set on a differential basis as described below:

  • A rate of  $0.00177526 (GST Inclusive) of land value on every rating unit in the "Rural" category
  • A rate of $0.00578827 (GST Inclusive) of land value on every rating unit in the "District wide" category.

(b)        Land Transport (Roading) Rate

A targeted Roading rate set under section 16 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002 made on every rating unit, set on a differential basis as described below:

  • A rate of $0.00063508 (GST Inclusive) of capital value on every rating unit in the "Business" category
  • A rate of $0.00070427 (GST Inclusive) of capital value on every rating unit in the "District wide other" category.

(c)        Stormwater Rate

A targeted Stormwater rate of $0.00046350 (GST Inclusive) of capital value set under section 16 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002 on all "Urban" rating units.

(d)       Community Centre/Library Rate

A targeted rate set under section 16 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002 of $257.40 (GST Inclusive) on every separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit in the district to fund the provision of Community Centres and Library Services.

(e)       Representation and Community Leadership

A targeted rate set under section 16 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002 of $225.30 (GST Inclusive) on every separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit in the district to fund the Representation and Community Leadership costs.

(f)        Solid Waste Disposal Rates

A targeted rate for solid waste disposal set under section 16 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002 to fund the Solid Waste activity costs set on a differential basis as described below:

  • A rate of $30.70 (GST Inclusive) on every separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit in the “urban” category,
  • A rate of $21.40 (GST Inclusive) on every separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit in the "rural" category.

(g)      Aquatic Centres (Swimming Pool) Rate

A targeted rate for the provision of swimming pools set under section 16 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002 of $151.30 (GST Inclusive) on every separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit in the district.

(h)      Waste Water Disposal Rates

A targeted rate for sewage disposal set under section 16 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002 to fund the Waste water activity costs set on a differential basis as described below:

  • A rate of $654.30 (GST Inclusive) for any rating unit that is connected to a wastewater network,
  • A rate of $327.15 (GST Inclusive) for any rating unit that is available to be connected to a wastewater network.

(i)       Water Supply Rates

A targeted rate for water supply set under section 16 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002 to fund the Water Supply activity costs set on a differential basis as described below:

  • A rate of $480.40 (GST Inclusive) for any rating unit that is connected to a water supply network (except for Foxton Beach which has a lower fixed rate to recognise the fact that it has universal water metering. This exception does not apply to the district wide availability differential).
  • A rate of $240.20 (GST Inclusive) for any rating unit that is available to be connected to a water supply network;

For the Foxton Beach water supply network:

  • A rate of $384.20 (GST Inclusive) for any rating unit that is connected to the Foxton Beach water supply network where a water meter is connected.

Targeted rates for water supply set under section 19 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002 where a meter is used to measure consumption on the network during the period from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 of,

  • $2.07 (GST Inclusive) per m3 of water consumed in excess of 91m3 per every quarter invoicing period on any rating unit connected to any water supply, except Foxton Beach.
  • $1.04 (GST Inclusive) per m3 of water consumed in excess of 91m3 per every quarter invoicing period on any rating unit connected to the Shannon untreated bore water supply.

For Foxton Beach Water Supply

  1. Step 1 - $0.87 (GST Inclusive) per m3 for the first 50 m3 of water consumed per quarter on any rating unit or separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit connected to the Foxton Beach water supply network during the period from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.
  2. Step 2 - $1.74 (GST Inclusive) per m3 for the second 50 m3 of water consumed per quarter in excess of 50 m3 on any rating unit or separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit connected to the Foxton Beach water supply network during the period from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.
  3. Step 3 - $2.61 (GST Inclusive) per m3 for the balance of water consumed per quarter in excess of 100 m3 on any rating unit or separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit connected to the Foxton Beach water supply network during the period from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020

Differential Categories

General Rate

(a)     Rural - all rating units that are located in areas outside the urban centres of Levin, Shannon, Foxton, Waikawa Beach, Manakau, Ohau, Hokio Beach, Waitarere Beach, Foxton Beach and Tokomaru, as shown on the maps available defining these areas for rating purposes held at the Council office in Levin. However, this differential category does not include those rating units classified as Rural Residential being all rating units classified as Lifestyle and Residential in rural areas (other than those rating units identified as “vacant” or “bare”). These properties will be identified in the DVR using the “Property Category” codes from Appendix F of the Valuation Rules 2008, promulgated by the Valuer General. This Rural category has a differential factor of 25%.

(b)     District Wide - all rating units other than those in the rural category. Being all rating units located within the urban centres of Levin, Shannon, Foxton, Waikawa Beach, Manakau, Ohau, Hokio Beach, Waitarere Beach, Foxton Beach and Tokomaru, as shown on the maps available defining these areas for rating purposes held at the Council office in Levin. However, this differential category also includes those rating units classified as Rural Residential being all rating units classified as Lifestyle and Residential in rural areas (other than those rating units identified as “vacant” or “bare”). These properties will be identified in the DVR using the “Property Category” codes from Appendix F of the Valuation Rules 2008, promulgated by the Valuer General. This category has a differential factor of 75%.

Roading Targeted Rate

(a)     Business - all rating units identified as Arable, Commercial (including all Rest Homes/Retirement villages other than those that have separate title for the individual units or houses), Dairy, Forestry (except protected forestry), Horticultural, Industrial, Mining, Pastoral, Specialist livestock, and Utilities using the “Property Category” codes from Appendix F of the Valuation Rules 2008, promulgated by the Valuer General. This category has a differential factor of 35%.

(b)     District Wide Other - all rating units identified as Lifestyle, Residential (excluding all Rest Homes/Retirement villages but including those that have separate title for the individual units or houses) and Other using the “Property Category” codes from Appendix F of the Valuation Rules 2008, promulgated by the Valuer General. This category has a differential factor of 65%.

Solid Waste Disposal Rate

(a)     Urban - all rating units within the towns of Levin, Foxton, Shannon, Tokomaru, Foxton Beach, Waitarere Beach, Hokio Beach, Ohau, Waikawa Beach and Manakau as shown on the maps available defining those areas for rating purposes held at the Levin Office.  This category has a differential factor of 80%.

(b)     Rural - all rating units within the district that are outside the defined “urban” differential described above. This category has a differential factor of 20%.

Wastewater Rate

(a)     Connected Differential

Council sets a fixed charge rate on all rating units across the District for which connection to a reticulated wastewater disposal system is available. A reticulated wastewater disposal system is available to a rating unit if a lateral/s exists for the purposes of accepting wastewater from the rating unit to the wastewater trunk main, where there is a connection from the land within the rating unit to that lateral/s or trunk main.

Liability for the fixed-sum rate will be assessed on whichever is greater:

(a)           each rating unit, or

(b)           the number of SUIPs of each rating unit, or

(c)           the number of connections of each rating unit.

(b)      Availability Differential

A fixed charge rate on any rating unit that is not connected to a reticulated wastewater disposal system, but is within 30m of a trunk main that is available to take waste from the rating unit. A reticulated wastewater disposal system is available to a rating unit if a lateral/s exists for the purpose of accepting wastewater from the rating unit to the wastewater trunk main or, if no lateral exists, if Council will allow the rating unit to be connected. This rate is set at 50% of the fixed charge for a connected rating unit.

Water Supply Rate

(a)     Connected Differential

Council sets a fixed charge rate on all rating units for which connection to a reticulated drinkable water supply is available. This does not include Moutoa, Waikawa, or Kuku schemes, which are not drinkable supplies. A reticulated potable water supply is available to a rating unit if a lateral/s exists for the purpose of delivering water from the trunk main to the rating unit, and there is a connection from the land within the rating unit to that lateral/s or trunk main.

Liability for the rate will be assessed on whichever is the greater of:

(a)  each rating unit, or

(b)  the number of SUIPs of each rating unit, or

(c)  the number of connections of each rating unit.

The Foxton Beach charge is reduced by an allowance to account for the universal metering of Foxton Beach.

(b)      Availability Differential

A fixed charge rate on any rating unit not connected to, but within 100 metres of a trunk main for a reticulated drinkable water supply that is available to the rating unit. A reticulated drinkable water supply is available to a rating unit if a lateral/s exists for the purpose of delivering water from the trunk main to the rating unit or, if no lateral exists, if Council will allow the rating unit to be connected. This rate is set at 50% of the fixed charge for a connected rating unit.

Due Dates for Payment of Rates

That all rates (except water-by-meter rates) will be payable in four equal instalments due on:

15th September 2019

15th December 2019

15th March 2020

15th June 2020

WATER-by- METER RATES DUE DATES 2019-2020

AREA

WATER METERS READ DURING

DUE DATE

Foxton Beach 6-10, Shannon,Tokomaru

Jul-19

25-Aug-19

Oct-19

25-Nov-19

Jan-20

25-Feb-20

Apr-20

25-May-20

Foxton Beach 1-5, Whirokino

Aug-19

25-Sep-19

Nov-19

25-Dec-19

Feb-20

25-Mar-20

May-20

25-Jun-20

Levin, Ohau, Foxton

Sep-19

25-Oct-19

Dec-19

25-Jan-19

Mar-20

25-Apr-20

Jun-20

25-Jul-20

Penalties

(a)       That the Council authorises the following penalties to be added to rates that are not paid by the due date:

     (i)      a charge of 10 percent on so much of each instalment that has been assessed after 1st July 2019 and which is unpaid after the due date of each instalment, to be added to the amount of the unpaid rates on:

     15th September 2019

     15th December 2019

     15th March 2020

     15th June 2020

     (ii)      a charge of 10 percent on so much of any rates levied before the 1st July 2019 which remain unpaid on 17th July 2019,

     (iii)     a further charge of 10 percent on any rates to which a penalty has been added under (ii) above if the rates remain unpaid on 17th January 2020.

(b)        That the authority to apply the Council’s policy on penalty rates be delegated to the Finance Manager.

Payment of Rates

That rates shall be payable at any of the following places:

Levin

Public Office,

126 Oxford Street

Mon, to Fri

8.00 am to 5.00 pm

Foxton

 

Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom

92 Main Street

 

Mon to Fri

Weekends

 

10.00 am to 5.30 pm

10.00am to 4:00pm

Shannon

 

 

Library/Service Centre

Plimmer Terrace

 

Mon to Fri

 

Sat

10.00 am to 12 noon 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm

 

10.00 am to 12 noon

Tokomaru

Tokomaru Store

Tokomaru Road

During store opening hours

Where a payment made by a ratepayer is less that the amount now payable, the Council will apply the payment firstly to any arrears from previous years and then proportionately across all current year rates due.