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Mayor of New Amsterdam, Claude Henry, is calling on the government to increase the $10M annual subvention to the town, and to disperse it in a timelier manner. He was addressing the press and Councilors at the 2014 Budget Proposal of the New Amsterdam Mayor & Town Council (M&TC).Mayor Henry acknowledged several difficulties faced by the municipality to get developmental work done, but he said that this has not stopped the council body from trying its utmost, given the meager resources.Mayor of New Amsterdam Mr. Claude Henry.Henry called on the Ministry of Local Government to also release the subvention in a timelier manner, so that works can be carried out quicker in the town.“The Council has experienced several difficulties,Wholesale China NFL Jerseys, but we were able to provide the basic municipal services to our community, including the movement of solid waste and we were able to acquire a new re- conditioned tractor to boost the fleet.” He added that there are “two limping tractors and trailers and a very big garbage truck.”Henry stated that much work has been done on the drainage system, “but under the circumstances, the sea defense has much to do with the water coming in from the sea…and we find that people dump garbage all over…so we are hoping that, for 2014, people can desist from doing such.”The Council,Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale, he added, has not increased rates and taxes for the year. In 2012, a little more than 50 per cent of rates and taxes were collected, with a “lot of money outstanding.” The official stated that he knows persons are finding it difficult during this “economic crisis” and “we are very sympathetic and we did not raise our rates and taxes.”The Mayor also hinted that the M&TC will have new officers next year, given the fact that Local Government elections are imminent.“According to the media and the elections commissions and the Minister,Cheap Jerseys China, by the second half of 2014,Discount NFL Jerseys, we should have the long- awaited Local Government Elections, so you will see new persons here, including a new Mayor and new Deputy- Mayor.”The Town Treasurer, Ms. Sharon Anderson, presented a $132.9M budget for 2014. This figure is due for adjustments and [the estimates] taken the council. An overdue re-evaluation of the Glasgow Housing Scheme along the East Bank of Berbice, she added, has begun.With the new valuation,Discount Football Jerseys, the official is hoping that it will increase tax revenues. But Anderson has predicted several shortfalls in their revenues and planned budgets each year. The Council is just not meeting its targets, even though it sets stipulated budgetary figures and laid- out plans for development of one of Guyana’s main towns.“In 2011, we collected only 45 per cent of the budget—it was $124.5M …For the last three months of the year, people hardly come to do much business with the council.” Just over $55M was collected that year.Last year, the council collected just over $60M when that year’s budget was $125.1M.  This year, the council collected just $72M up to September out of a $128.4M budget.“We’re trying to work a little harder in 2014, because we have to implement the Government minimum wage of $35,500. We have not done so as yet,China NFL Jerseys, so it means that we have to get out there and ensure taxes are paid.”She said that even though there has not been an increase in rates and taxes, there have been re- evaluation of some residences where people have built houses and extensions with no regards for the council’s building regulations. The council’s 2014 projected estimates include Employment costs for at $ 56.8M; Employment overhead $20.7M; Operating Expenses, $15.7M; Maintenance Expense, $16.1M; Other Expenses, $10.1M; and Capital Works $13.9M.
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