—(1) A Town Council may —
with the prior written consent of the Board, establish and maintain places and facilities on or make improvements to the common property of the residential and commercial property for the benefit of residents of housing estates of the Board within the Town;
with the approval of the Minister and the consent of the owner of the property on which the facilities are or to be erected, installed or planted, erect, install, plant (including landscaping), repair and maintain facilities within the Town that is outside the common property of the residential and commercial property in the housing estates of the Board within the Town;
acquire and hold property of any description if, in the opinion of the Town Council, the property is necessary for the accommodation of the Town Council or for the performance of any purpose which the Town Council is required or is permitted by this Act or any other Act to perform and, subject to the terms and conditions upon which the property is held, to dispose of the property;
impose charges for such use of any part of the common property as the Minister may prescribe, or for the use of any facility or service provided, or for any improvements to the common property made, by the Town Council as it considers necessary, except that no charge shall be imposed for the use by the Board or its agents of any part of the common property;
appoint agents to carry out its functions under this Act or any other Act;
accept gifts and donations whether of property or otherwise and whether subject to any special trust or not; and
do all such other acts as are reasonably necessary for the exercise or performance of all or any of the powers or duties of the Town Council under this Act or any other Act and for the enforcement of its by-laws and perform any other function which is incidental or conducive to the attainment or furtherance of the purposes of the Town Council in accordance with the provisions of this Act or any other Act.
(2) A Town Council may manage or maintain any parking place and industrial property of the Board or any market and food centre of the Board or Government within the Town upon such terms and conditions as may be agreed between the Town Council and the Board or the Government, as the case may be.
(3) A Town Council may, on the request of any public authority or any community-based association, and with the approval of the Minister, carry out any work on behalf of the public authority or association on any property within the Town upon such terms and conditions as may be agreed between the Town Council and the public authority or association, as the case may be.
(3A) Nothing in subsection (3) shall authorise a Town Council to enter upon the property of any person within the Town unless the consent of the owner thereof has been first obtained.
(4) The Minister may, in prescribing the uses for which charges may be imposed under subsection (1)(c), exempt any person or class of persons from the payment of such charges.