THE Petaling Jaya Municipal Council’s June full council meeting was a tame affair with little solutions offered to the problems brought up by councillors.
Like a schoolteacher, council president Datuk Ahmad Termizi Puteh had to ask the various department heads and officers present several times what action were being taken to solve the problems.
The replies given were limited to the sort that a compound or notice should be issued to the wrongdoers concerned.
Councillor Nor Azman Mohd Nor wanted to know why a casket selling business in Jalan Gasing was still allowed to operate although a complaint on the activity had been lodge two months ago.
Ahmad Termizi later said that owners of some of the bungalows in Jalan Gasing were allowed to convert the houses into businesses.
“However, officers have been directed to issue a closure notice to the owner of the casket business,” he explained.
On the issue of illegal billboards in the township, he said the council was slow in tackling the matter because dismantling illegal billboards was a costly affair.
“Notices have been sent to the companies and we hope they will remove the billboards themselves,” said Ahmad Termizi.
He did not elaborate on when the council would act against the errant companies.
On the five-day work week for civil servants beginning July 1, the council president said the council’s staff would work from 8am to 5pm on weekdays.
However, he said the MPPJ payment counter would remain open on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm for the public.
To a query from councillor Datuk Yahya Bujang on whether there were plans to clean up and beautify the Kelana Jaya Lake, a landscaping department representative said the lake had not been officially handed over to the council.