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THE CITY RATES.

A GRATIFYING RECORD. In a report .presented to the City Council last night, tbe City Treasurer stated that the results of the city rate-collect-ing for the year ended March 31st last constituted a record. At the time of balancing, fin 11-10 per cent of the rates due had been paid, the total, arrears, hieing £210 10/6, which was £135 18/ less than last year, notwithstanding that £3440 1/3 more was collectable. The following table affording an interesting comparison with past years was supplied by the Treasurer: — Year emlins Rates Amount March C.-illec-talile. Collected. Arrears. :U £ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d. 1SS!) 33.8fi3 4 1 28.35S 1 3 HUTS "i in 18U4 28,703 10 0 'J.'l.firiS 4 3 "*()4"i l'J 6 18IK1 34..-.15 810 31.223 15 11 3.T.M 12 U 19114 40.379 4 b 4r>.34i> 10 7 IT2U 14 2 mot; r.6.i«4 10 4 .-.-.,332 11 11 701 is 5 I!K>7 58,387 3 7 57.11(55 7 1 421 10 t! 1908 63.419 3 7 03.(173 0 1 340 3 0 1909 Rli.Wi 4 Id f!(!,n54 14 4 210 10 0

Mr. Entrican said this report was a most gratifying one. It said a great ileai for the prosperity of the City, and spoke volumes for the work and efficiency of the Treasurer's office.

Other Councillors spoke to the same effect. The report was adopted.

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THE CITY RATES. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 84, 8 April 1909

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