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Part I PRELIMINARY

Part II ESTABLISHMENT, INCORPORATION AND CONSTITUTION OF TOWN COUNCILS

Part III GENERAL PROVISIONS AS TO MEMBERS OF TOWN COUNCIL

Part IV FUNCTIONS AND POWERS OF TOWN COUNCIL

Part IVA LIFT UPGRADING WORKS

Part V PROCEEDINGS OF TOWN COUNCIL

Part VI FINANCIAL PROVISIONS

Part VII MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

THE SCHEDULE

Legislative History

Comparative Table

 
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Declaration of Towns
3.
—(1)  For the purposes of constituting a Town Council to control, manage, maintain and improve the common property of residential and commercial property in the housing estates of the Board in any area, the Minister may, from time to time, by order published in the Gazette, declare to be a Town by such name as the Minister may designate in the order an area comprising —
(a)
any constituency; or
(b)
any 2 or 3 constituencies where the Members of Parliament have agreed to their constituencies being declared to be a Town.
(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), the Minister may, on the expiration of 14 days after the date of publication of the results of any general election in the Gazette under section 51 of the Parliamentary Elections Act (Cap. 218), by order under subsection (1) declare each constituency to be a Town except those constituencies whose Members of Parliament have agreed to their constituencies being declared to be a Town.
[37/96]
[23/2005 wef 15/08/2005]
(3)  The Minister may, by order published in the Gazette, revoke or amend any order made under subsection (1).
(4)  When an order is made under subsection (3) for the purpose of declaring an area comprising any constituency or former constituency within a Town or any part of a former constituency within a Town (referred to in this section as the relevant area) to constitute or to form part of another Town, the Town Council of the first-mentioned Town shall, unless earlier dissolved, continue, for such period not exceeding 90 days as the Minister may specify in the order, to be liable for the maintenance and management of the common property of the residential and commercial property in the housing estates of the Board within that area as if the order had not been made.
(5)  Upon the expiry of the period referred to in subsection (4), the Town Council of the other Town shall be liable for the maintenance and management of that common property.
[18/92; 37/96]
(6)  Nothing in subsection (4) shall authorise the Town Council of the Town first-mentioned therein to draw on —
(a)
any surpluses of the Town Council which are required under section 34 to be transferred to its sinking funds; or
(b)
any balance of those surpluses,
to maintain and manage the common property of the residential and commercial property in the housing estates of the Board within the relevant area.
[37/96]
(7)  The Minister may, in any order made under subsection (3), make such incidental, consequential or supplementary provisions as may be necessary or expedient.
(8)  For the purposes of this Act, where any part of the common property of any residential or commercial property is situated partly in the Town of one Town Council and partly in the Town of another, the Town Councils may agree that such part shall be treated as situated in such one of the Towns as is specified in the agreement; and in default of agreement the situation of such part shall be determined by the Minister whose decision shall be final.