Katherine Town Council will hold a meeting soon for residents to discuss rating issues.
The decision was made at last night's monthly council meeting as it was noted some people left "angry" with unanswered questions after the normal question and answer session was abandoned in favour of a fracking update.
A pre-planned NT Government presentation on changes to regulations of the fracking industry was scheduled to happen before the usual KTC open forum, but ran overtime.
One Katherine resident, who did not wish to be identified, said people attending the meeting were expecting to have their rates questions answered.
"The open forum should have been extended," the resident said.
"To allocate just half an hour to a fracking presentation with the expectation that people will have questions is ridiculous.
"People were furious."
Mayor Fay Miller said it was important for the fracking forum to go ahead to allow residents to ask pressing questions about the exploration.
"I didn't realise there were a lot of people here tonight to have a discussion on rates," Mayor Miller said.
While the rates meeting was not organised by council, Mayor Miller said with standing room only in the chambers she could see it was important to hold a dedicated meeting soon.
"It is a good idea to have a special meeting just for the community to talk about rates."
Council members also discussed holding the meeting in a large venue to accommodate the community interest.
The council is currently arranging a date and a venue for the meeting.
KTC lists two more years at 7.5 per cent, followed by five years at 6.5 per cent increases in each year and then three years of five per cent rises.
The high rates are in place to save money for a new rubbish tip, which is projected to cost about $40 million.
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