We did have another councillors meeting today at 1.0pm and so spoke with Candido before that meeting.
I asked firstly about the IBI bills as it seems no new bill are appearing. He said that we need to discuss this with Salvadore, the councillor who has done all the work. He was under the impression that the bills were coming out and that payments would commence in September of this year but Salvadore would be able to let us know more. I also mentioned the issue about the addresses that the Town Hall have not reflecting people's postal box addresses and he said we could try and find a way to resolve that issue with Salvadore. I had hoped to see Salvadore today as he was supposed to be at the meeting but he was delayed and I will have try and see him next week.
I raised a number of minor Public Works issues and Candido said we are really short of cash at the moment an so many things that need to be done are having to be delayed or stop gap masures put in place. One or two items would be attended to but he asked that we be patient. The money which the Town Hall receives from all sources, Junta, Diputacion etc has all been reduced and we are having to make cuts.
I referred Candido to the article on the front page of the Sol Times this week and asked if this was relating to the Decree which I mentioned in a blog entry last week about Josefina Cruz and he said that it was the same thing and as such from his understanding was of no benefit to our residents. He did inform me that there is to be a meeting of all the Mayors and Councillors concerned next Tuesday in Almeria where they will have an opportunity to question the Junta regarding this decree and to see if there is something in it that is of benefit.
Regarding the road across the rambla from Cucador to Palaces, obviously the ramble bit cannot be surfaced, however, it is hoped that within the next few months the Cucador side of the rambla will be concreted to give it some basic permanence.
I did discover that the Pleno, where we previously discussed and agreed to do a number of road works (about 12 months ago), was attended by the previous Secretary, and he did not minute the meeting and they are now having to see whether a new Pleno meeting is needed or not before going ahead with the issue of approval of works. If my memory serves that would include Avenida Poetas and about 5 other projects.
Finally, for your information, the basic way of communicating, matters of interest to the residents of Zurgena, is the publication of notices called Bandos. These are placed in public places and should be read by residents when published. I have asked that where appropriate (most cases) the Bandos are published in english and the council agreed. There are occasions when it would not be fair to publish information on this blog or in the press when the old fashioned method would be fairer to all.