The San Fernando City Corporation will begin erecting notices for the clearing of overgrown lots in the City from February 29. This was revealed today by Mayor Alderman Haji Kazim Hosein who also warned residents and property owners that those found harboring mosquitoes could face possible fines of $1000.
The mayor said property owners will have one week in which to address the problem once identified and brought to their attention by the corporation, in which to clean the property themselves before the city corporation clears the lots. He said following that, a fine will be applied to the owners’ annual Land & Building Taxes which, in its minimal amount will be $1000.
The mayor stressed that the Property owners will then have one week to clean their property themselves before the which will result in The cost to delinquent property owners will increase on a case-by-case basis and determined by the level of manpower and physical resources required for cutting, garbage removal and cleaning each lot.
The move by the San Fernando City Corporation comes in the wake of the Zika virus being confirmed in Trinidad and Tobago. Mayor Hosein applauded the ongoing efforts of the San Fernando City Corporation’s Public Health Department, assuring citizens that “the San Fernando City Corporation is prepared for the Zika threat.
Meanwhile, newly appointed Port of Spain Mayor, Keron Valentine, speaking at his first statutory meeting yesterday, said overgrown lots in the capital city is cause for concern in light of the Zika virus.
Port of Spain Mayor, Keron Valentine.