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Property tax collection in Trelawny running just over 70 per cent - Arscott

Published:Saturday | January 31, 2015 | 6:23 PM
Noel Arscott - File

Richard Morais, Gleaner Writer



KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Local Government Minister Noel Arscott says property tax collection in the parish of Trelawny is running at just over 70 per cent.




According to Arscott, this tops the other municipalities and places the Trelawny Parish Council in position to win a $5 million incentive.



Mayor of Falmouth Garth Wilkinson says approximately $149 million of the targeted $212 million in property taxes have been collected so far this year.



Wilkinson says he is hopeful the rate of collection will go up significantly in the coming months.



The revenues from property tax collection are used by the various municipalities to pay from essential services such as street lights, street cleaning and garbage collection.



Arscott was in Trelawny yesterday to officially hand over a garbage truck valued at $28 million, which was donated to Western Parks and Market by the Urban Development Corporation.



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