SUBANG Jaya residents are upset that public parks and playgrounds are not kept clean as grass is overgrown and dustbins overflow with rubbish.
They are calling for Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) to improve maintenance at these public amenities.
The local council has also been told to buck up and act as a model municipality.
USJ17 resident Choo Seng Hock said the maintenance was infrequent.
“The playgrounds are not swept, the grass is overgrown and the rubbish bins are overflowing.
“Not only is it unsightly, it also creates a breeding ground for mosquitoes. With reports of dengue, it is quite a worry for us,” he said.
“Maybe MPSJ is facing manpower shortage, but we ratepayers feel short-changed,” he added.
Choo, who is an MPSJ Zone 3 residents committee member, said the committee took photos of the bad condition of the areas and informed MPSJ.
Councillor Lee Uyin Jen said she had received complaints from residents since Jan 1 and saw some improvements after it was brought up with the council.
“MPSJ president Noraini Roslan requested for the Landscape Department to work out the costing.
“Residents request MPSJ to not reduce maintenance frequency in order to reduce cost,” she said.
MPSJ Corporate and Strategic Management Department deputy director Azfarizal Abdul Rashid said while public cleaning works had been taken over by Kumpulan Darul Ehsan Bhd (KDEB) Waste Management Sdn Bhd since Jan 1, the job scope did not include playground maintenance.
“The council has appointed contractors to clean up playgrounds.
“There were some problems during the transition period but we resolve the problems wherever they crop up,” he said.
He urged the public to call 03-8024 7700 or email mpsj@ mpsj.gov.my if they have queries or complaints about cleaning or maintenance works at playgrounds in MPSJ’s jurisdiction.