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Councillors threaten to resign over tax hike

Staff Reporter

HOSUR: Councillors of Hosur Municipality cutting across party affiliations, on Tuesday urged the civic body to bring down property tax.

Discussing the issue during the council meeting, Councillor Govindaraj (Congress) said that levying high property tax was a burden on the people.

He said that all councillors would resign if the municipality did not initiate steps to bring down the tax immediately.

Though the issue of desilting the Ramanaickan Lake was raised at every meeting, no action had been taken to desilt it till now, he said.

To this, the Municipal Chairman, Nanjundasamy, replied that desiltation work of the Ramanaickan Lake would be taken up shortly. Councillor Ravi said that bringing down property tax had been discussed at the council meeting for the past three months but to no avail.

The Chairman said that the issue would be taken up with the Government.

Poor sanitation

Mr. Ravi said that streetlights were not burning in many parts of the town, particularly in areas where property tax was regularly paid by the public.

Councillor Danalakshmi (DMK) said that poor sanitation at the municipal area had resulted in open breeding of mosquitoes causing hardship to the residents.

She urged the municipality to fog the area with mosquito repellents. She said that there was acute water scarcity in Periyar Nagar.

Though a new borewell had been sunk in the area there was inordinate delay in constructing an overhead tank.

The Municipal Commissioner, Muthuchellam, said that a solid waste management programme would shortly be implemented in all wards of Hosur town. Clearing encroachments too would begin shortly, he said.

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