Tulbagh
VIP Motions to Council set No. 11





VIP Motion set no. 11


VIP - Voice of Independents Party
P O Box 10, Tulbagh, 6820
Tel. 023 230 2696
Fax to Email 086 665 9232

19 November, 2012

The Speaker
Witzenberg Municipality
P O Box 44. Ceres, 6835
Motions tabled by the VIP - Voice of Independents Party Set no. 11
Urgent request to be tabled at the first forthcoming meeting of the Municipal Council.


1.0     The VIP requests the policy regarding the acceptance of new consumers is reconsidered. Currently, should their be an amount owed to the Municipality by a previous consumer, our municipality refuses to allow a new consumer to pay his or her deposit and register properly as a consumer. This policy is causing chaos due mainly to the fact that by the very fact that the Municipality closes its books before the end of the month and tenants generally move in and out of premises on the last day of the month and therefore there is always an amount owed by a previous tenant.

The VIP considers this situation unacceptable to the extreme.

What the VIP proposes is that the Municipality closes its books on the last day of the month and should a consumer owe anything on that account, that the municipality does due process to recover same.

To allow a new consumer to register, it is proposed that the municipality gets an undertaking from the owner that IN THE EVENT that the money cannot be recovered from the consumer after due legal process has been followed by the municipality, that the owner will accept responsibility for the outstanding arrears.

Yours faithfully,
Clr. John Veschini
VIP - Voice of Independents Party