Gines Campillo Mendez – Mayor of Mazarron.
Kelly Ensor – Mayor of El Salidillo
1. Matters arising from previous meeting.
Rambla on D
A third plan has been proposed by the Town Hall, MASA, and Hydrographica,. It is to build a reservoir and then divert the water away from D.23 so that it travels away from D.23 rather than under it.
2. Demolition order on D.23
This will be discussed later when Town Hall solicitor can join the meeting.
3. Embargos D.32
The Mayor is aware of this problem and it must be handled by solicitors.
4. MASA compound
The Town Hall has instructed for it to be removed along with the area used for dumping on Sector C.
5. Increase in IBI
It has been reported in local press that there is to be a 30% rise in IBI payment. The Mayor said the proposed rise if 3% not 30%. The Town Hall will be asking for re-valuation of all properties in Mazarron. The last valuation was in 2007. Les Crook raised the point that his house, for instance, is now worth less than it was in 2007. Does this mean that IBI bills will go down as a result of re-valuation? The Mayor said it was not their intent to raise the IBI bills by re-valuation and that bills should go down as a result. It was confirmed by the Mayor that the Catastral value of a property should go down in line with its re-sale value.
6. Provision of land for a football pitch
Peter Pitt raised the question of an area being provided on Camposol. He said a support group already has raised funds and has good local business support for this. They only want a piece of land and any other set up costs will be borne by the support group. The Mayor will look into the provision of some land.
7. Road Problems
The CRA would like some sort of priority given to the repair of the worst roads. There are some very bad sections of road to repair, particularly where the adjacent pig farmer is using Camposol roads for deliveries etc. The Mayor said that now that MASA is nearing completion of A Sector, the council will judge how well they have performed there and if the Council are satisfied MASA will then continue onto B, C, and D, then priorities can be set. Bob Owen then asked if the pig farmer has a right to use Camposol roads as he is damaging the surface that MASA has put down. The Mayor said he did not know but he will look into it. The Mayor assured us that the Council will not accept sub-standard road work repairs from MASA.
Bob Owen said that prior to the elections Francisco Garcia, leader of the PSOE party in Mazarron, had promised translators would be provided for the medical centre. The Mayor explained that through lack of money even the 24 hour emergency cover was under threat, so interpreters were not a priority.
9. Police Station on Camposol
This was also promised by Francisco Garcia but this will not now happen either.
10. Start of works on Sector B
Bob Owen asked when MASA are expected to start work on Sector B following completion of Sector A. The Mayor said that if all work is acceptable with Sector A then it should be handed over by the end of February. Then MASA will move onto Sector B to start work. Bob asked that when work starts the CRA would like to be involved in the inspection and acceptance of works as has happened on Sector A with the Sector A committee. Sandy asked if MASA did not complete Sector A to the council’s satisfaction and MASA are subsequently ordered from site, then would they then be denied any further building on Camposol. The Mayor said that since March 2011 MASA has no licence to build on Camposol so unless they get A sector right, they cannot do further building work.
11. Back to agenda, point 2: Demolition orders D23
Juan Carlos, Council Solicitor, joins the meeting. Juan Carlos was told of the problem on D23 and asked to comment with regard to demolition orders. Bob said that the demolition order from the Council instructed MASA to demolish the illegal houses or face a 1.2 million euro fine. Juan Carlos explained that the fine was because MASA had done things wrong and the demolition order was because these
Houses are not legal yet. Juan Carlos went on to say that he and the Council do not intend to demolish these houses, they are working hard towards legalising everything that is wrong with Camposol including all the services but we must all co-operate in this endeavour. Bob Owen assured Juan Carlos and the Mayor that this was without question the case and that all parties are working towards the same end, a fully legal Camposol. John Daw asked if the Council could cancel the demolition order but Juan Carlos explained that until the houses in question are legal the order must stand, but not to worry about it because the Council have no intention of demolishing any houses. It is more important to work together to get things legal.
The CRA stressed that it has always been their intention to co-operate fully with the Council for the good of Camposol.
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