20 Sep '11, 9pm

Rising electricity prices take their toll on town councils

SINGAPORE - Town councils around the island are feeling the heat of rising electricity prices: The Bishan-Toa Payoh Town Council, for instance, has seen its utility bill balloon to S$8.2 million in the last financial year, an increase of almost 40 per cent over the last five years. But, even as town councils brainstorm ways - with at least one seeking suggestions from residents - to manage growing bills, town council chairmen Today spoke to reassured that, at this point, there was no need to consider raising residents' service and conservancy charges (S&CC). Mr Michael Palmer, who chairs the Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council, said the town council's utility bill rose from S$15.76 million in FY2007/2008 to S$19.18 million in the last financial year. Mr Palmer attributed the increase to higher electricity tariffs and the new HDB flats built in the constituency. Between FY2007/0...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC110921-0000374/Ri...

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