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CMC Approval

CMC Approval

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Published by: Asanka Bandaranayake on Mar 03, 2012
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The more frequent contacts that you require in respect of the public services may be related to:
Traffic arrangements and parking
Obtaining planning approval to construct or modify a building
Road maintenance and maintenance of parks and public places
Waste collection and disposal
Water supply
Street lighting
sewerage and rainwater drainage
For resolving any problem or any assistance regarding these services, please contact the Head ofDivision responsible for the service in question. These are set out in the following pages.
Some of the more common inquiries and complaints we receive tend to be in respect of:
Pot Hole in the Roads
Rainwater Stagnation
Nauseating Odours
Overflowing Septic Tanks
Blocked Sewers or Drains
Dumping of Waste
Non Functional Street Lights
Approval of Building Plans
Sathutu Uyana
Failure to Collect Garbage
Failure of Water Supply
Unauthorized Structures
Subdivision of Lands
For any of the said problems, you should contact the Officer in your District (see page 3). However, ifthere is no timely response, please contact the Deputy Municipal Commissioner (Engineering Services),directly on any of the above telephone numbers.
The Recreational Park „Sathutu Uyana‟ also comes under the purview of this department.
Traffic Design & Road Safety Division
This division was set up to develop the traffic management of city‟s road network to ensure a smooth and
safe vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The Division also provides consultancy services to all physicaldevelopment related activities in the Council.
It is also engaged in providing detailed architectural and structural designs for buildings, design of roadsand intersections and cost estimates, to other Departments of the Council.
It is also responsible for road markings, installation of traffic signs and traffic signals and maintenance;implementation of traffic management schemes and management of parking facilities.
Should you have traffic-related problems or new proposals, comments and ideas to develop city Roadand traffic infrastructure, please contact the Director Engineering (TD&RS) directly.
Projects Division
This division co-ordinates and manages all construction work for the Council let under contracts. Thework includes contract administration and supervision of Construction Projects.
Management and construction of pre-selected Council projects under direct labour basis is also a part ofthe responsibilities of the division.
This division also coordinates all projects proposed under allocations of Municipal Councillors‟ and
projects referred to C.M.C by the Western Provincial Council and Members of Parliament underDecentralized Budget.
Should you have any inquires about these works, you should, in the first instance contact the Director ofthis Division, Director Engineering (Projects).
City Planning Division
The construction or modification of any building in the City is subject to issue of a building permit obtainedfrom this Division which deals with all aspects of building and land controls.
This Division is responsible for approving all buildings, condominium plans and sub-division proposals.Certificates of conformity are issued only on satisfactory completion of the building work. Also responsiblefor issuing of Street/Building Gas Certificates and Machinery Permits.
In respect of unauthorized structures or violation of planning and building regulations, this Division willinitiate legal action against offenders. It also controls advertisement boards in the city.
Public interviews are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 2 p.m., and 4p.m.
A guide book explaining the procedure in obtaining planning permission along withbuilding approvals is available at the City Planning Division
Water Supply Division
The distribution of pipe-borne water supplied from the head works of the National Water Supply andDrainage Board, is the responsibility of this Division. Requests for new connections should be addressedto this Division which also deals with breakdowns in supply, inadequate supply and special arrangementsfor bowser supply. Please notify us in case of leakages of the distribution pipes by contacting theEngineer at Head Office, Maligakanda.
Drainage Division
This Division manages the entire drainage system, including the sewer network and sewer pumpingstations in the city. Septic tanks are emptied free of charge.
All drainage construction works, including construction of septic tanks, in the city should have the priorapproval of this division before commencement of work.
All applications for sewer connections, construction of sewers on private roads and clearance of non-domestic major blockages should be addressed to the engineer at the Head Office,Maligakanda.Requests for clearing of household blockages should be directed to your respective DistrictOffice.
The Division also maintains the rainwater drainage system in the City. The system includes open drains,underground drains and outfalls. However the main canals in the City are owned and maintained by theSri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation and inquiries and complaints about canalsshould be addressed to:
Works Division
The Works Division is responsible for the maintenance of all Public Roads and Municipal Buildings in theCity. Maintenance of Recreational Parks such as Viharamahadevi Park, tree cutting also falls within thepurview of this Division. Maintenance and rehabilitation of major roads in the city are the responsibility ofthe Central Road Maintenance Unit, based in the Town Hall.
The Unit is also responsible for approving all applications for excavations of roads necessary for the
maintenance and development of the city‟s service infrastructure such as underground water pipes and
electrical and telephone cables.
Maintenance of all roads and issuing of road excavation permits are the responsibility of DistrictEngineers. Please address all initial inquiries to the District Engineer of your area. (Telephone Nos. ofDistrict Engineers are given in page 03.)
Lands and Environmental Development Division
This Division is the custodian of Council lands and handles acquisition of lands, payment ofcompensation and leasing. In respect of your building plans contact this division for demarcation of streetlines, building lines, arcade lines, fire gap lines. Please get ascertained the street lines before purchase ofany land. Never build without demarcating the street line
Solid Waste Management
The city generates over 600 tons of garbage daily and this Division carries out its collection,transportation and disposal. This division which is also responsible for planning new waste collectionmethods, seeks public assistance to get rid of roadside collection points.
Special collection of non-hazardous materials can be arranged for a nominal fee. Please contact theEngineer in your District.
The Management Unit is based in the Town Hall and the operations are carried out through the DistrictOffices
Collection & Transportation of Garbage in districts 1, 2A and 5 is handled by private operators. Otherdistricts are handled direct labour.
Council has signed an agreement with a private sector to construct, operate & maintain a compost plantwith an associated land fill site for a period of 25 years.
The plant will be ready for operation in September 2002.
Pilots projects have been started on recycling & home composting to reduce the amount of garbagegenerated in the city.
Any problems in respect of this service, such as failure to collect garbage from residential premises,should be addressed to the Director (Engineering) at the Town Hall.

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