Reduction in Fees for Outdoor Areas of Coffee Shops in Podgorica

By , 20 Jun 2019, 00:13 AM Lifestyle
Reduction in Fees for Outdoor Areas of Coffee Shops in Podgorica Copyrights: Tourist Organization Podgorica

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18 June 2019 - The Adoption of the decisions on administrative fees and local public utility fees, which stipulate reduction in fees, will reduce the revenue of the Capital by almost 500.000 EUR, said Miomir Jakšić, secretary for finance.

“The basis for the introduction of a local public utility fee is public area occupancy. This decision is going to have more repercussions. In my opinion, annual revenues will be 250.000 – 300.000 EUR lower,” said Jakšić.

Indoor garden space occupancy has had the highest reduction. One square meter of space now costs 15 EUR. One square meter of an outdoor garden will cost 14 EUR now, as reported by the Cafe del Montenegro

Jakšić said that all administrative fees had been reduced too.

“Almost 70 types of administrative fees have been reduced. This will mean lower revenues for the Capital,” explained Jakšić.

Dejan Stanišić, owner of “Mona Liza”, is satisfied with the reduction in local public utility fees.

“I could not believe it. I wasn’t sure if it was just a journalist trick or a genuine good intention of the Capital. I was pleasantly surprised,” stated Stanišić.

Stanišić also commented on the Law on Public Utility Activities that prohibits setting up boards on infrastructure facilities and said that this law is nonsense.

"You can find that everywhere around the world. This is the way of forbidding our company to earn money. Representatives of the Ministry of Tourism told us that the existing boards had to be removed. I am wondering now what would happen if we terminated the contract with the companies that are being advertised. We would be sued and our company would meet the expenses for removing the existing billboards,” concluded Jakšić.

Podgorica and the councilors of the Capital City Assembly also adopted the new Decision on working hours for discos and nightclubs in this city which states that if they are in a residential building, they will work in the future from 10 PM until midnight.

Similarly, with the new bill of laws adopted by the Government of Montenegro, smoking will be completely banned in closed public and working areas, and in the future, it will not be possible to pay taxes in order to allow smoking in some parts of the facility.

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