Camposol Residents Association
Minutes of the meeting of the Central Liaison Committee with Councillor José Gómez held on Wednesday 16th May 2012
José Gómez Councillor for Foreign Residents
Tatiana Andrés Municipal worker in the Town Hall Office in Camposol
Bob Owen CRA Chairman
José Navarro CRA Secretary
Sandy Allison CRA Treasurer
Jackie Drewe CRA Website/Membership Secretary
Barrie Eveleigh CRA Press Secretary
John Dawes CRA CLC member
Peter Pitt CRA CLC member
Ernie Prior CRA CLC member
Les Crook CRA Vice Chairman
The meeting started at 5.35 pm.
BO opened the meeting by welcoming JG and TA, thanking them for the meeting.
BO also stated that the main point of the meeting was to solve the existing communication problem between the Council and the Camposol residents, and that our previous attempts to establish a reliable communication way had not been successful.
JG stated that there is not much to report, except that sector A has been already adopted by the council and that they are working towards the adoption of B. JG stated that he is willing to share all his information with the CRA and with all camposolians. JG advised that we have to ask for information, because we cannot expect the Town Hall to communicate every bit of information about Camposol as they arise. Moreover, JG said that the Council is negotiating with MASA, and that we cannot get much detail about the discussions, as they have to be discreet.
BO asked about the situation of the car park markings in the entrances to B commercial centre.
JG answered that as soon as the workers start on B, it all will be resolved.
JG explained the agreement of the process which is being followed for sector A and that they want to apply for BCD as well:
In the first stage, municipal technicians and engineers make a report on what is needed for completion.
Second, this report is sent to MASA by the Town Hall, with an order to accomplish it.
Third, MASA contractors make a budget and send it to MASA and the Town Hall for approval.
Fourth, contractors do their job.
Fifth, technicians and engineers come to verify the work done.
Sixth, the Council release the budgeted (and only the budgeted) amount for the works from the bank bonds to MASA.
Finally, MASA pay to their contractors.
JN asked if the point of releasing only the budgeted amount is legal.
JG answered that it is.
JN asked why MASA will pledge to this scheme.
JG answered they will because they have further interests in Mazarrón, and that they will not be allowed to build on their plots of land otherwise.
SA asked what happens if MASA do not pay their contractors.
JG told us that in that case it is not a problem for the Town Hall, it is only between MASA and the contractors.
SA asked what if the contractors then do not show up in BCD.
JG told us that in that case the Council will end the agreement and will keep the rest of the bonds.
JG stated their intention with that agreement is to spend the bonds entirely in Camposol, and not in the pockets of MASA. Also that there is a bond of about 700K€ for B sector, plus a remaining 160K€ from the bond of A.
BE pointed out that A’s roads are not completed.
JG answered that they will asphalt paving A and B at the same time, due to the high price of bringing the machinery here.
BE pointed out his concerns about A being adopted while unfinished.
JG urged us to worry not.
Asked by SA, JG told us that MASA will receive the A bonds minus the remaining 160K€ next week. He told us that also next week Justo Quesada (the Boss, as he called him) will come to meet the council for the negotiation of the agreement for BCD.
PP asked if the news about a debt in the Mazarrón Town Hall of 32M€ were true.
JG answered positively. He claimed then that the current Government Team have reduced that debt by 3M€ in 10 months.
JG stated that they have reached an agreement with Aqualia in which Aqualia commits itself to repair all the water infrastructure in order to keep all the contracts for Camposol.
JG stated that there are 2800 households paying the rubbish bill to MASA instead of the Town Hall, and that they need to put an end to it.
J Drewe informed JG that we have a list of members with no water meter in order to keep them informed of the issue.
JG assured us that we will be informed by himself.
BO asked about the road train.
JG seemed concerned about it and stated that he is struggling to get it as soon as possible and that it will be here eventually.
BO asked about the rambla issue.
JG stated there is no conclusion yet, but that agreements are under way.
About the turístico issue, JG stated that they are working on it, that they will eventually solve the situation. They will designate other areas to be built on as turístico so releasing the current homes classified as such to be re designated.
PP asked about the legality of having a Night Club in a residential area, as some enquiries seem to point there is one to be opened soon.
JG stated that they do not know the nature of that business at the moment, but they will always check the legality and will ask for reports from municipal technicians.
SA asked for more recycle bins, especially in sectors C and D.
JG answered that the Town Hall of Mazarrón is poor. Nevertheless, he remembered there are 300 new green bins for the whole of Mazarrón, and he will ask for some of them to be put in Camposol.
EP asked about increasing police patrols now that sector A is finally adopted.
JG answered that there is currently a “war” under way with the local police, and that they cannot promise us anything until the situation is resolved.
JG finally stated that everything that is going on in the Town Hall regarding Camposol will go through him, that he is the councillor with highest responsibility for Camposol, and the voice of camposolians at the Town Hall. He also offered to have monthly meetings with him in order to avoid the communication problems suffered in the past.
There being no further business the meeting closed at 6.56 pm.