Opinion: City should pay for their mistake

The City should wear the cost of their mistake, not residents
The City should wear the cost of their mistake, not residents

I HAD underground power put in more than two years ago and paid it off by instalments. All done.

Underground power was compulsory.

Now, the City of Melville has made an error in accounting for these charges and want me (and numerous others) to pay an extra charge of $326.50 per property for their mistake.

I thought at first it was a joke but it is not.

The Melville Times quoted City acting chief executive Christine Young apologising for the inconvenience.

Well, madam, it may seem like an inconvenience to you but to me it is an imposition and an insult to imply it is in any way acceptable to me personally and perhaps many others.

Here is my suggestion: Melville Council has made this error and Melville Council can fix it.

Everyone involved with the fiscal/financial aspect of City of Melville should make up this shortfall out of their own salaries.

They may, of course, as directed in my letter, make payment arrangements with the rates service.

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