CMC to measure area of commercial buildings

CMC to measure area of commercial buildings

CMC to measure area of commercial buildings

The Chikmagalur City Municipal Council has decided to start the work on measuring the area of commercial buildings in the city from August 1.

Addressing mediapersons at his office on Thursday, CMC President K S Pushparaj said that CMC has been collecting property tax under the self assessment scheme (SAS) since 2002-03.

The owners of commercial buildings have been paying the property tax based on the height, width and square feet of the building.

But, the CMC has so far not inspected the measurement of those buildings, Therefore, a drive to inspect and measure the buildings will begin on August 1, which will help the CMC to get details of every commercial building, he said.

The Council will issue notices to the building owners if difference is found in the actual measurement of the building when compared to that assessed and declared by them. The owners will be directed to pay the additional tax.

Pig menace

Taking note of rise in number of pig population in the city, the CMC President said that he has been receiving several complaints from the people about pigs spoiling the cleanliness of the city.

Two months time has been given to the piggery owners to catch pigs and put them in godowns, failing which the CMC will catch all the pigs and shift them outside the city, he warned.


“CC TV cameras have been installed in 15 rooms of the CMC at a cost of Rs 4.25 lakh for maintaining transparency in the administration. Steps have been taken to avoid the mediators problem. People can directly call me if they are facing problem due to mediators’ problem,” he said.

Commenting on the issue of waste disposal, he said that due to opposition from Indavara villagers, who complained about environment and drinking water pollution owing to disposing waste in their village, waste disposal was not possible for eight days, Now, that the CMC has taken steps to dispose solid waste scientifically, Indavara villagers too have come to consensus.

Total waste collected in the city everyday is anywhere between 25 to 30 tonnes. Now the waste is segregated in the disposal unit and they are melted using machines. Those waste materials that can not be melted are disposed, Pushparaj said.

Meanwhile, he said that the CMC has decided to impose a penalty of Rs 2,000 on those who dispose waste on the bank of Basavanahalli lake. Strict action will be taken against those traders who sell the banned plastic.

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