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Eight town councils to raise service and conservancy charges from April

Published on Feb 27, 2014 4:57 PM
 
Half a million residents in estates managed by eight town councils will have to pay higher service and conservancy charges (S&CC) from April 1, 2014. -- ST FILE PHOTO: ASHLEIGH SIM

Half a million residents in estates managed by eight town councils will have to pay higher service and conservancy charges (S&CC) from April 1.

This is the first increase in 10 years for seven of the town councils - Ang Mo Kio, Marine Parade, Moulmein-Kallang, Nee Soon, Pasir Ris-Punggol, Potong Pasir and Sembawang. The exception is Jurong Town Council, which last raised its charges in 2010.

The overall increase is generally between 50 cents and $13 a month, but the hike will be split up, with the first increase in April and another one year later.

The town councils cited a higher electricity bill and increases in maintenance and operation costs for the hike.

 
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