Workers’ Party releases statement in response to the FY2012 Town Council Management Report released today. (AHPETC website)[spacer style=”1″ icon=”none”]
TOWN COUNCIL MANAGEMENT REVIEW PUBLISHED 21 NOV 2013
The Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) notes that MND has rated our town council comparably with the other town councils in the areas of Estate Cleanliness, Estate Maintenance and Lift Performance in the latest Town Council Management Report (TCMR). We also note that AHPETC is banded red for S&CC Arrears Management and has a ‘pending’ remark for Corporate Governance.
In the area of S&CC Arrears Management, we are closely monitoring the situation and have initiated several steps to recover the outstanding arrears since 2012. We have stepped up enforcement measures including court prosecution where other measures have failed. We are processing the arrears cases in batches. While some residents can settle their arrears within a short period of time, others may need more time to do so and we have assisted them with instalment plans. Improving the arrears situation is an ongoing process and will take time to effect.
In the area of Corporate Governance, our banding is listed as ‘pending’ mainly because our auditors are still in the midst of finalising our FY12 financial statements. We understand that the issues being addressed include complexities resulting from the handover legacy, classification and treatment issues, year-end adjustments, and others. We appointed the auditors in early May 2013 and we hope the audit will be completed soon.
Going forward, AHPETC will continue to work hard to provide a pleasant living environment for our residents.
ALJUNIED-HOUGANG-PUNGGOL EAST TOWN COUNCIL
21 November 2013[spacer style=”1″ icon=”none”]
Statement by Ministry of National Development on the release of the results
The Ministry of National Development released the FY2012 Town Council Management Report (TCMR) today. Generally, most TCs have performed well in their core functions, including cleanliness, lift performance, S&CC arrears management and corporate governance. However, they need to improve on estate maintenance, particularly the obstructions of common areas. These are potential fire hazards and can hamper evacuation efforts during emergencies.
Results of the FY2012 TCMR
2 The FY2012 TCMR covers the period from April 2012 to March 2013. The key results are summarised in the table below (see detailed results at Annex A and TCMR framework at Annex B of the report.) Additional information on the performance of each Town Council (TC) can be found at http://www.towncouncils.sg/doing/Results_FY12TCMR.html.