THE Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) plans to plough back surplus recorded last year into the 2014 allocation for new development.
Council president Mohd Azizi Mohd Zain said the surplus amounted to RM4.2mil while the allocation for new development in the 2014 financial year was only RM1.065mil.
This allocation was out of the total budget of RM145.95mil.
Mohd Azizi also revealed in the council’s that full board meeting yesterday, total assets accumulated as at end of 2013 was RM197mil (both current and fixed) and liabilities at RM111mil.
Also discussed in the meeting was budget shortfalls where the issue of privatisation of certain council services.
It was decided that the council would extend the services by its parking management contractors.
“Previously, our enforcement personnel were issuing compounds for vehicles, but now the contractor will use their own people and our enforcement can be deployed elsewhere,” said Mohd Azizi.
Other moves to increase funds for the council’s developemnt allocation would only come to fruition further down the road, he added.
“The new licence fee rates will only see RM2mil increase in 2015, and we are also looking at possible joint ventures with property developers to develop council-owned lands,” said Mohd Azizi.
Given the huge turnout for the MPS-organised One-Stop Centre (OSC) seminar a week ago, Mohd Azizi said smaller scale workshops on OSC matters would be held in the future.
“Following feedback, we will definitely focus on specific issues faced by developers and building professionals in the future,” said Mohd Azizi.
MPS Licensing director Affendei Samingan said preparation were also underway for Ramadan.
This year there would be 1,262 council lots at 10 Ramadan bazaars, and another 1,010 Resident Committee (JKP) lots in another seven bazaars.
Last year’s balloting and sale of bazaar lots saw the council generating RM187,848 in revenue of which 40% went towards maintenance and cleaning costs.