City Hall begins $96M debt-recovery campaign
Guyana Chronicle
September 29, 2003

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THE Georgetown Mayor and City Council has embarked upon a special campaign to recover approximately $96M owed by property owners.

Public Relations Officer Mr. Royston King said that this uncollected sum has affected major municipal projects and programmes including those concerned with streetlights, drainage and solid waste.

Unless the Council collects the outstanding arrears, it would be unable to continue crucial services to the City, King warned.

He said that in an effort to urge citizens to pay up, the Council has begun serving Demand Notices and Letters on delinquent ratepayers in areas including Agricola, Mc Doom, the Industrial Site and West Ruimveldt.

The Council has also begun legal proceedings against some property owners, who have not been honouring their obligations to the City, he explained.

Simultaneously, the City Treasurer’s Department has put in place an ‘Express Section’ - a special arrangement to reduce the waiting time for those busy property owners, who cannot afford to stand in long lines to make their payments.

Additionally, an Information Desk has been set up at City Hall to deal with clarifications and other queries property owners may have pertaining to their accounts.

Persons making queries on such matters could call telephone number 227-7963.

The Georgetown City Council is appealing to property owners to check with the Treasurer’s Department to ensure the integrity of their accounts.