Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Personnel from Procuraduría Federal de Protección al Ambiente (Profeco) have again, placed suspension stamps at the Aguakan offices throughout Playa del Carmen.
According to René Medrano, General Director of Legal Affairs of the Solidarity City Council, “We received bills from the concessionaire for about 69 services or accounts throughout the city from places such as schools, clinics, the Youth Institute, sports units, etc.
“Inside the bills we found excessive and unjustified charges as well as citizens complaints about the rates, so we presented a complaint to Profeco to investigate.”
He said that “In the investigations it was found that Aguakan uses 12 lots of the municipal government for its facilities such as water treatment, which have a registered value of more than 60 million peso, properties that the concessionaire occupies and which are properties of the municipal government.
“Now regarding the payment of the property, Aguakan owes 62 million peso, because as a historical fact, this company has never paid this tax.
“I am surprised that the company has not approached the city to talk about these issues, that is, they send us bills about the collection of the water that the municipal government uses. Aguakan must pay what they owe,” he explained.
He added that the city could proceed by “first, requiring the payment of the property tax and the second with respect to the lots that the concessionaire it’s using, in which case those properties can be auctioned in a public tender for the commercial value.”