You may be very impressed with the nice make over of our Greenfields Apartments lately with a new spanking paint. Aha.. but ponder a bit here. Do you know how long the contractors have started the painting works? Since March 2010, more than 7 months ago and up to today, the works are not yet completed. All painting works were scheduled to be completed by 31 August 2010 for all blocks and we were told in the 3rd AGM by the Chairman of the AGM, Mr. Foo that he has received a letter from the contractor that the contractor will pay liquidated and ascertained damages (LAD) of RM500 for every day of delay in the completion of the works. However, this has failed to appear in the minutes of the AGM for reasons best known to the council secretary. Please refer to the copy of the minutes of meeting on the Notice Board.
Do you know that the painting works cost about RM576,000 and we were told that there was no formal contract of works signed except for a letter of award to the contractor? We were made to understand that the letter of award was not even prepared by a professional lawyer or a QS but by a member of the council. We now wonder whether the rights of the MC is protected and should there be negligence, then the members of the council will have to be liable.
Are you aware that all our balance money in the Sinking Fund as at 30 June 2010 has been earmarked to be paid to the painting contractor as the surplus amount of RM180K+ will not be enough to pay the balance contract sum of RM400K + after the works are completed even though they have negotiated to pay the sum over 6 monthly installments. How in the world can this MC council members commit our finances to a future debt beyond their term of office in October 2010; we wonder!
Moreover, there was expenditure of over RM100K for water filters and water tank linings done. How come none of this appeared in the discussions and special resolutions to be passed in the AGM as required under Section 46 of the Strata Titles Act?
Please share your thoughts.