This increase was said to be the direct result of colder weather during those months, with changes in temperature directly affecting ‘daily habits, which in turn increases the consumption of electricity…’
The municipality’s response also stated that Gemsbok Avenue had changed usage from a purely residential suburb, to one where businesses and a few restaurants had opened their doors.
While the municipality has not yet responded, motorists and businesses are fuming at road degradation in their areas.
According to the municipality, the Kirkland Street crossing would be rehabilitated once a required pre-mix was available.
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In light of the numerous residents receiving bills for paltry amounts, the agency has offered to pay any amount of 9c or less.
A full council meeting at the Amajuba District Municipality was delayed after councillors got heated over official procedure.
Despite initial claims by officials, the CCTV camera system is only 20 per cent functional, and may come fully online by July.
With the state of municipal finances in the headlines, municipal leadership is taking steps to turn the situation around.
With a significant amount of work to be completed, Bertie Meiring believes the library will not reach its June deadline either.
The municipality undertook a project to repair a rotted sewage pipe in the early part of 2018, after an obstruction resulted in waste water partially flooding Lyell Street.