Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) will implement digital assessment billing beginning next year.
Its president Shamsul Shahril Badliza Mohd Noor said the move would save the council RM500,000 in mailing costs, annually.
He urged all 230,000 property owners under MPS jurisdiction to update their personal details with the council by Oct 31.
“Going paperless will not only save us the cost but also ensure that bills reach the owners. “Presently, despite spending so much money, there were instances where the bills did not reach the property owners.
“Going digital will ensure that bills are efficiently delivered to ratepayers by way of email or SMS, ” he said after the full board meeting.
So far, only 9,000 property owners have updated their particulars and MPS hopes to get the rest to do the same through its upcoming lucky draw.
Those who successfully update their information by the due date will be in the running to win attractive prizes.
Shamsul said ratepayers could update their particulars by scanning the QR code on notices or visiting digitalbil.mps.gov.my
“Lucky draw winners stand a chance of winning prizes worth up to RM100,000 in total, including a car and motorcycles, ” he said.
Shamsul explained that MPS had successfully collected 82.3% of its current assessment taxes, which amounted to RM43.62mil out of RM53mil.
“The collection for the outstanding amount is 43.23%, or RM3mil from RM6.9mil.
“MPS has issued 589 warrants until June 30 to those with more than RM200 in outstanding assessments.
“We are conducting weekly operations to confiscate movable properties of equal value to the outstanding amount from premises with arrears of more than RM200 where owners failed to pay up within seven days after receiving the warrants, ” he said.
On a separate matter, Selayang MP William Leong Jee Keen’s personal assistant, Loo Voon May was sworn in as councillor for Zone 18, replacing JC Jess Choy Pooi Yee whose term had ended.
Loo will start her two-year term on Aug 1.
Shamsul said there were six more vacant councillor seats.
In addition, he announced that his deputy, Datuk Dr Juhari Ahmad would be leaving after 38 years of service in MPS as the latter had been appointed Selangor Housing and Property Board executive director effective from Aug 1.
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