Contractors blamed for late rates bills, no tip passes, wrong accounts

CONTRACTORS have been blamed for this year’s late shire rates notices, incorrect account numbers and lack of tip passes.

Toodyay Shire CEO Suzie Haslehurst said some other shires, including the Shire of Harvey, had undergone similar difficulties.

Ms Haslehurst said Toodyay rates notices were lodged with the contractor for an Australia Post mail out on September 20 but the contractor was eight days’ late.

This meant instalment dates for part payments had to be changed after the rates notices were sent out.

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