No. S 262
Town Councils Act
Town Councils
(Dissolution of Various Town Councils)
Order 2011
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 55(1) and (3) of the Town Councils Act, the Minister for National Development hereby makes the following Order:
Citation and commencement
1.  This Order may be cited as the Town Councils (Dissolution of Various Town Councils) Order 2011 and shall come into operation on 27th May 2011.
2.  In this Order, unless the context otherwise requires —
“conservancy by-law” means any by-law made by a Town Council relating to conservancy and service charges or to penalties and administrative fees for the late payment of conservancy and service charges;
“constituency” means an electoral division specified in the Parliamentary Elections (Names and Polling Districts of Electoral Divisions) Notification 2011 (G.N. No. S 85/2011);
“dissolved Town Council” means a Town Council of a former Town that is dissolved by this Order;
“existing conservancy by-law” means any conservancy by-law in force on 26th May 2011;
“former Town” means any Town declared under the Town Councils (Declaration of Towns) Order 2006 (G.N. No. S 276/2006).
Dissolution of Town Councils
3.  The following Town Councils are dissolved:
(a)the Town Council for the former Town of Hougang;
(b)the Town Council for the former Town of Jalan Besar.
By-laws of dissolved Town Councils
4.—(1)  Notwithstanding paragraph 3, all existing conservancy by-laws made by a dissolved Town Council of a former Town referred to in that paragraph shall continue in force and apply, with the necessary modifications, to such area of the former Town that becomes, by virtue of the Town Councils (Declaration of Towns) Order 2011 (G.N. No. S 263/2011), part of another Town until —
(a)such time as conservancy by-laws are made by the Town Council of that other Town for that area (whether or not including other areas in that other Town); or
(b)31st December 2011,
whichever first occurs.
(2)  Unless otherwise expressly provided in the Schedule, all other by-laws made by any of the dissolved Town Councils under the Act shall cease to have effect on 27th May 2011.
Certification of financial statements
5.  The chairman of every dissolved Town Council shall without delay cause to be prepared and certify financial statements showing the moneys, assets and liabilities of the dissolved Town Council as of 26th May 2011 and shall also certify the Statement of Transferable Surpluses after it has been prepared in accordance with rule 4A of the Town Councils Financial Rules (R 1).
Incidental, consequential and supplementary provisions
6.  The incidental, consequential and supplementary provisions contained in the Schedule shall have effect in respect of the dissolved Town Councils of former Towns specified therein.
Made this 26th day of May 2011.
Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of National Development,
[ND 311/4-146 Pt 85 Vol. 17; AG/LLRD/SL/329A/2011/2 Vol. 1]