Property owners are reminded that the voting period for the proposed Special Rating Area (SRA) for Onrus-Vermont is now open until 29 November.

According to the OVSRA Steering Committee, emails with all the relevant information from the public meeting held on 26 September, including the presentation, the business plan, memorandum of intent and the results of the perception survey, have now been sent to property owners in Ward 13 of the Overstrand Municipality (Onrus and Vermont), together with various other documentation regarding the proposed SRA. If for some reason you have not received an email, this information is also available on the website, www.onsdorp.com/onrusvermontsra/

It is important that property owners read these documents to see what the SRA Steering Committee has planned, what benefits there will be for the community and what the cost to property owners will be. All property owners need to vote on the SRA and a 50% +1 vote is needed in order to make the application to the municipality. All relevant details in order to verify that you are the owner of the property, including your erf number, have to be supplied. If you own more than one property, there is space to put the extra erf numbers in as well, as your vote counts for each property you own.

If you have shared ownership (e.g. husband and wife) only one of the registered owners can vote. If the property is in a trust/business name you will need a letter confirming that you have the legal right to vote on behalf of the trust/business. Voting can be done by using the following link: www.surveymonkey.com/r/B7JKKGH

Hard copy voting has also been made available from Monday 7 October at the Onrus Pharmacy and the Onrus Dutch Reformed Church office. You will need to have your ID and municipal account with you in order to vote. (If your property is in a trust or business name you will also need a letter confirming that you are the legally authorised person to vote for this property.)

The Steering Committee can be contacted on 079 680 7232 or onrus.vermont.sra@gmail.com or via the website or Facebook page (OVSRA).

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