Redcliff to repossess over 800 stands
Redcliff (New Ziana)– Cash-strapped Municipality of Redcliff is set to repossess over 800 residential, industrial and church stands for non-payment of monthly instalments, it has been learnt.
Three quarters of the stands (714) which are set to be repossessed are in high density suburbs, Engelbrecht medium and low density suburb have 103 stands, Stoneclare suburb (16), Rennin (nine), Torwood infill (six), service industry and light industry (12) and there are four church stands.
In a public notice, the local authority gave the beneficiaries a 30-day grace period to settle the amounts due for the stands, some which have not been developed for over 10 years.
The council said those who fail to pay the monthly outstanding instalments risk having their stands repossessed.
“Notice is hereby given that in terms of the Urban Council Act Chapter 29.15 that the Municipality of Redcliff intends to repossess the listed stands for non-payment of monthly instalments.
“Beneficiaries are therefore given thirty (30) days from the date of this notice to pay all outstanding amounts failure to which council shall repossess the stands Without Further Notice,” said the notice signed by the Town Clerk Gilson Chakauya.
Redcliff Mayor Councillor Clayton Masiyatsva said the repossession of stands was being done above board and stand owners with grievances should approach council to make payments arrangements.
“We are only enforcing the law to repossess the stands and nothing else. We are also approaching business premises and corporates for them to clear their rates. … and the affected ones have 30 days to clear up the arrears.
“The law does not allow someone to build a structure without making full payment of the stand,” said Mayor Masiyatsva.