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MT. ALBERT BOROUGH RATING Opposition to a move aimed at changing the rating system in the Mount Albert borough from a capital value basis to an annual rental basis was expressed by seven of the nine councillors present at a special meeting of the borough council.

A motion that the council adopt the annual rental value system as from the 1947-48 financial year was moved by the ' Mayor, Mr. H. A. Anderson.

For some years an alarming disparity in the borough's rating had been noted when the difference between the older and the more recently constructed buildings was taken into consideration, said Mr. Anderson. The last valuation of the borough was made in 1934, so that the borough developed at that time had the advantage of lower valuation over the parts developed since. It was clear that no revaluation would be made this year or next and that future valuations would be at lengthier intervals than in the past.

Valuations on the annual rental value system were required by law to take place at not longer than three - yearly intervals, said Mr. Anderson. He believed this was the fairest system for Mount Albert.

Stating that the suggested system would inflict hardship on the pioneers of the borough, Mr. H. L. Kayes said a referendum on the question should be taken. Mr. Anderson, whose motion was lost, said he understood that steps were being taken for a poll of ratepayers on the question of the adoption of an unimproved rating system for the borough.

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CHANGE NOT FAVOURED, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 175, 26 July 1945

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CHANGE NOT FAVOURED Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 175, 26 July 1945

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