The matters discussed in Pleno today amongst other things were, the approval of the Provincial Plan for Zurgena for 2012/13 (see 2 posts ago), the inventory of municipal buildings, the approval of an amendment to the IVTM (which is the local tax on cars) to allow cars over 25 years to be zero rated for this tax, the approval for our Architect Luis to work outside of the Town Hall so long as it is not in Zurgena area.
We also had a discussion on the application for the Pig Farm on land between Zurgena and Lubrin. Candido reported that we had received a number of allegations about this proposed business and that these have to be considered before the application can be considered. The applicant was in the audience and I gathered not pleased that we did not approve the plans at this stage, but it was pointed out when we have alegations against such a project we are duty bound to investigate first.
We also had a lengthy discussion about the IBI payable by the people living in the affordable houses provided by the TH.
The opposition proposed a number of motions one of which was for the children of all unemployed people in the municipality to be allowed free access to the swimming pool. Candido proposed that we should also include anyone who is working but on low income and that we should extend it to all leisure facilities. It was agreed that Social Services could authorise any application for consideration for this.
There were a number of other matters discussed but I do not think they are of much interest to our part of the community.
This was the first Pleno meeting I had been to since Sampo Pentilla had resigned from the P.P. and is now acting as an independent councillor. I noted from the minutes of the last Pleno which I missed due to holidays that he had resigned from PP for personal reasons but I have not been able to speak with Sampo to clarify.