SNA - Eight PAP Town Councils increase service and conservancy charges despite huge surpluses

Yahoo! News Singapore, 27 Feb 2014 Service and conservancy (S&CC) charges will be going up at eight town councils from 1 April onwards. Owners of one and two-room flats will see fees go up by $1 and $1.50 per month respectively, but dwellers of three-room flats and larger will see higher increments of between $4.50 and $10.50 per month by 1 April next year. The increase will be done in two stages, announced the Sembawang Town Council on behalf of the other seven — Ang Mo Kio, Marine Parade, Moulmein-Kallang, Nee Soon, Pasir Ris-Punggol, Potong Pasir and Jurong (which previously already raised its fees in 2010). The first increase will take place on 1 April this year, and the next a year afterward. Asked why it is increasing S&CC despite its healthy surpluses, the town council said in a prepared response that “such surpluses have been in the decline over the years”, noting ...

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