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Upgrade of pool-building starts
!! new 27.07.11!!
Friday 29.07.11 the upgrading work on our pool building will start. As a
first step renovation of the bathrooms in the ground floor will be done.
bathroom’s will be closed from 29th July onwards –
for the time being please use the toilets at the tower block just behind
the restaurant and the shop.
apologize for the inconvenience.
time no update !! new 27.07.11
owners and residents of City Gardens. For long time you did not get an
update on our webpage, we apologize for this.
2nd AGM of the MC
2nd AGM was held on the 5th March
New Shop 26.03.11
new Mini Market opened it’s doors for all
2nd AGM postponed
2nd AGM of the MC was postponed as no corium could be reached.
Chinese New Year 29.01.11
wish everybody a happy Chinese new year holiday and a good time with
families and friends.
Office Hours for the Festive week is as follows:
Monday 31st. January open
9:00 AM till 9PM
Tuesday 1st. February closed
for public holiday
Wednesday 2nd February office
3rd & 4th
for Chinese new Year
Our office will be open again on Monday
7th February at normal office hours.
New Shop 20.01.11
new shop will open after Chinese new year!
year of MC is soon to be over – time runs so fast.
next AGM will be held on Saturday 26th February, 14:00 in our
new community room in the pool building.
agenda will be:
Tabling of financial accounts for the period until
31st January 2011-01-29
Tabling of completed improvement works
To elect six council members for the year 2011/2012
to this event will be sent to all owners just after Chinese new year (by
you are interested to join the MC please bring your Nomination Form to
management office before Wednesday 23rd February 9:00PM
no corium be reached on the 26th then the AGM will be held on
the 5th March.
MC has reinstated the children’s playground here in City Gardens.
The playground is located between
Block 14 and Block 16 and is open for all Kids to play.
this playground is for the little ones we kindly ask them to be
supervised by an adult. Currently there is no sitting facility for
supervising adults available yet, but the is
among the planned upgrades in the near future.
Pool Furniture !! new
wooden pool furniture is now in service already for two month, we would
like to remind you that
the furniture are available at the guard house.
return them to the guards when leaving. For the cushions to remain in
good quality for everybody to use we ask you all to use a towel on top of the
Upgrading of the Pool Building
MC has started with the “Pool Building upgrading project”.
Currently the MC together with the architect are
preparing concept and plans.
you wish to bring in your ideas:
Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
will hear more about this shortly on this web page.
Construction Site “Bolton Court”
you all have noticed the demolition of the existing Bolton Court Building
has started. End of June the actual demolition of the existing Building
will start. And later a 33 story serviced apartment building with 215
units will be built at this location.
management is in contact with the construction company to clarify all the
interfacing issues resulting with this construction site.
An Evening with the MC “Water & Water
Quality” !! new
1st June we held once again “an evening with the
MC”, down at our coffee shop. This time the subject of the evening
was “Water and Water Quality”
usual not may of the owners and residents used the opportunity, but for
the ones present it was an casual evening, with
serious discussions about the subject and as well a lot other talks and laughters.
about the evening please read further below.
Bulk rubbish refusal !! new
last year we don’t have dedicated bulk rubbish refusal days any
more. Please contact the
management office if you have bulk rubbish to be removed.
Gym: The new Treat Mill has arrived
8.May the new Treat Mill for our Gym has arrived. We are happy to see
that the gym enjoys lots of regular sportsmen and sports women.
Special EGM for outstanding issues
to everybody surprise this time the special EGM to resolve outstanding
issues really too place.
the fact that a lot of the owners already got bored about the subject and
the continuous postponing of meetings a relatively large crowd of owners
attended the meeting.
COB joined the meeting and checked all the participants
entitlement to join the meeting, speak and vote. During the meeting the
COB took a strictly supervising role without making any statements.
Agenda, as it was attached to the invitation, was followed strictly. All
items could be discussed in an orderly manner, even though the once in a
while the heartbeats of the speakers got faster.
see more about the special EGM on this separate Page:
Special EGM (Agenda, Actions,
page and as well the finance page are for owners and residents, they are
password protected. If you forgot your password just ask at the
New Pool Furniture !! new
pool furniture was delivered to replace the badly treated and destroyed
existing pool furniture.
cushions for these wooden pool chairs are available at the guard house.
return them to the guard house after using.
Appointment of new Members of the MC
the regular MC councillors meeting Ms. Lean Lee Koay has been appointed
as a new member of the MC, replacing Mr. Sakila.
Lean Lee will take over the position of the Treasurer for the MC.
Cancellation of EGM !! new
EGM planned for the 14th March to discuss old open items
unfortunately had to be cancelled on request of the COB.
new date will be announced in due course.
apologise to the quiet majority of owners in City Gardens Condominium
that are getting more and more upset about the continuous postponements
of such events.
Internet at the pool !! new
residents, with immediate effect the Internet at the pool will only be
available at daytime from 7AM to 7PM, this is to
allow our non internetting residents enjoy the
pool as well.
internet is still available 24hours a day at the coffee shop.
Formation of the Management Corporation – 1st Annual General
1st Annual General Meeting for the formation of the MC was
held on the 6. February 2010. The AGM was held in the squash court of the
of the main purpose of this AGM was decide on
the number of council members to form the MC and to elect the Councillors.
was decided that:
MC shall have 7 Members
elected MC Members are:
Goetz, Mark Bayoud, Lim Chin Hock, Urs Schiendorfer, Shakila bin Mohd Zain ,
2 more Members were elected but have since resigned.
(please note that the MC team gets changes once in a
while, some elected members choose to resign as their personal
environment or interests change, new members get elected at the MC
meetings. If you are interested to join the MC even during the year, or
if you just like to know more about being part of the team please contact
the chairman or any other team member of the MC)
following other issues were discussed and agreed:
owners decided that the budget for the upgrade of the swimming pool
(including pool, showers, gym and barbecue area shall be RM
MC is to work on a proposal and quotations an then to bring the subject
up at an EGM to be approved by the owners.
Take Over of Regulation,
Procedures and Accounts of JMB:
owners agreed that the MC shall take over regulations, procedures and
accounts of the JMB. In particular the following subjects were discussed:
fees for Management and Sinking Fund shall be left at the same level.
MC shall look into the issue of guest parkings
ongoing court case shall not be taken over to the MC. The JMB will be
kept running with the sole purpose of handling this case and holding the
Legal Action against non-payers:
owners authorised the MC to take legal action against non payers and if
necessary appoint a lawyer to support in the issue.
JMB accounts were closed by 31st January 2010. The auditor is
now preparing the audited report over the accounts and the handover to
outstanding depth of earlier times (JMB&MWE) have now to be paid to
accounts will be opened on 8. Feb, the account numbers will be
Recent Events and
An Evening with the MC : Water and Water Quality
up a reliable supply of clean water is a big task for our management
office. The water distribution system, Tanks, Pipes and Pumps are all
coming into the years.
the recent Month our supply has be disrupted several time for many
different reasons. Was it lack of supply from SYBAS, pumps out of order,
pipe leakages or pipe blockages – it’s always a big
inconvenience for the residents.
this special event the small group of owners and residents present
discussed about what is important for them, what as to be done to keep
the supply running.
a short summary
Aging pipes have to be replaced by current PVC
Water level monitoring system to be installed
Water filter and water tanks to be cleaned
An Evening with the MC : Presentation of the Audited
report of the JMC
accounts of the JMC have been closed, and the books have been reviewed by
our independent auditor.
this special event the audited report (the one for the handing over of the
accounts to the MC and the one two intermediate audit reports) were put
on the table in the Management office, the JMCs Treasurer Mr. Sakila and
the independent auditor Ms. Kelly were present and available to answer
your question about the finance books of the 2nd JMC (starting
September 2008 to January 2010).
expected not many people took the opportunity to ask questions. But for
the ones present out independent auditor could give a good answer.
audited reports are on the finance page for download.
The MC Team
decided by the owners during the first AGM of the MC on 6th February
2010, the MC consists of 6 members.
Management Corporation Councillors
Advisor is a member of the JMB/MC that is not an elected or appointed
member. Advisors are fully integrated members of the team but they are
not allowed to vote.