• The municipality is one of the selected among the nearly 1,000 requests for localities throughout Spain to promote connectivity among citizens
The Councilor for Citizen Participation of the Redován City Council, Adrián Ballester, has announced the resolution received from the European Commission regarding the ‘Wifi4U’ program of free internet for European countries. A resolution granting the European aid requested to provide the public squares of the municipality with a Wi-Fi connection. “Thanks to this subsidy we will be able to install several Wi-Fi points in the Redován squares, which will make it easier for citizens to connect to the internet and use new technologies for free,” explained the councilor.
Redován has been selected from among the 947 applications from localities throughout Spain that have applied for this grant. Specifically, the mayor explained that this European aid “gives participating municipalities up to 15,000 euros of subsidy, which will be used to finance the materials and installation costs necessary to develop the proposal.” For its part, the Redován City Council will be in charge of paying for the internet connection and the maintenance of the material for a minimum of three years, which will allow the user to access the internet without the need for subscription or financial compensation.
The development of this program will simplify access to new information technologies, since, as Adrián Ballester has reported, it is a completely free, easy and fast connection process through a main portal that will not require reintroducing passwords in case of reconnecting within 12 hours. “The City of Redován is characterized by promoting communication and citizen participation through the internet and social networks, so this grant and anyone that makes life easier for our citizens in this regard will be welcomed by the municipality,” added Ballester.
The Redován City Council has approved in the last month of December 20,500 euros in grants that will be distributed among associations and groups of the municipality. This amount is a quarter of what the municipality allocates to help local entities, since during the year the rest have been approved as the justification has been received from the associations. In total there are 108,000 euros those that go to help the groups.
As regards the destination of the grants, grants have been approved in the last month to the Dance Group Cultural Association, Cantera Express Cycling Club, Peña Blaugrana, MTB Club, Ampa Rebdan, Brotherhood Piedad, Ampa Colegio Sagrados Corazones, Paloma Club, Club of Fishing, Board of Directors of Festera, Association of Friends of the Elderly Club, Asociación Aracelia and the Association of Women.
The mayor, Nely Ruiz, explained that “the associative fabric of the municipality is very important because thanks to the Redován associations it is a live town all year round, where we celebrate a multitude of activities in which all the neighbors participate.”
For his part, the councilor of the Treasury, Adrián Ballester, highlighted “the involvement of all areas of the government team so that aid reaches all groups, with the improvement of activities that are carried out every year.”
Likewise, the mayor has advanced that “our goal is to continue along this line and help more if possible to all groups and, if possible, that more neighbors are encouraged to participate in the activities carried out and integrate into some association or club ”.
The City Council of Redován gives a total of 36 grants year in which all the associations, clubs and cultural, educational, and other groups are represented.
The City Council of Redován will take to plenary the next Monday the municipal budget of 2019, a vital document for the operation of any city council that in the case of Redovanense is being worked on since October by the Department of the Treasury. Its head, Adrián Ballester, has ensured that the budget, amounting to 5,050,153.65 euros, is “realistic, with the same forecast of expenses as income and with the intention that the year ends with a positive result as in the last seven years. ” Direct taxes and taxes such as IBI, IVTM, goodwill, Economic Activities Tax, garbage, water and sewage, schools and sports facilities are frozen and bonuses are maintained for social groups. Ballester has indicated that “we have increased the subsidies to all the associations and groups of the municipality”.
The councilor, who has presented the document together with the mayor, Emilio Fernandez, commented that the forecast of income is 17.56% lower than in 2018, a reduction motivated mainly by the entry into force, on January 1, of the service of potable water and sewerage that Hidraqua will manage and that supposed 800,000 euros a year to the municipal coffers. “In addition, we must add that in 2018 the income of 380,000 euros from the Works and Services Plan of the Provincial Council was budgeted, so both amounts add up to almost 1.2 million.” In any case, it is expected that the budget execution for 2019 will be similar to that of the year ending now, exceeding 6 million euros, “because credits such as the water contract fee and the execution of the projects inherent to the tender document will be incorporated. said contract, as well as the execution of the study room that is underway, “he recalled.
Income by chapter
By chapters, in the reference to income and taxes there is a decrease of 15.87% in taxes due to the fact that the taxes charged by the City Council are frozen, including the tax rate of the IBI. “The data is real, offered by Suma Gestión Tributaria”, said Adrián Ballester, who has indicated that indirect taxes will be up to 117,946.97 euros due to the forecast of the ICIO (Tax on Buildings, Installations and Works) , which amounts taking into account the evolution during 2018 and the activation of different projects that will be executed next year. With respect to the rates, the income forecast also decreases, 39.33% in this case leaving the figure at 1,017,723.78 euros, a collection that decreases because the drinking water rates will not be paid for the arrival of the new company.
Chapter IV of Current Transfers increases the State’s collection, Redován counts on its inclusion in the Municipal Cooperation Fund of the Generalitat Valenciana, and does not budget all the subsidies that are expected to be received during the year of the Provincial Council of Alicante in terms of firefighters, local development, garbage collection or culture, among others. Capital income (Chapter V) decreased by 21.47%, no income from disposals and investments is foreseen, while in capital transfers it is expected to value them based on the amounts allocated by the County Council to the municipality for the extension of the Via Ferrata. There is no expected income from financial assets or credit operations.
Expenses per chapter
Regarding expenses, the personnel costs rise by 48,430 euros for the salary increase foreseen for public employees “and also because it is preparing a list of jobs (RPT) that will lead to the creation of new positions and more spending on personnel “Ballester said.
In Chapter II of expenses in goods, services and current transfers, it decreases by 25.15% due to the indirect management of the drinking water and sewerage service. Ballester has stopped at this point to indicate that in 2010, this chapter amounted to 3.2 million Consistory, lowered in the following years to reach in 2019 to 2.1 million, a 47.28% of the total municipal budget . Financial expenses fall by 7,000 euros for 2018 and current transfers rise by 10.47% to 528,723.21 euros. “This is due to the increase in subsidies to all associations in the municipality, as well as the Commonwealth of Social Services La Vega,” said the council.
Redován will have a contingency fund of 50,000 euros for the fourth consecutive year to face unforeseen events and 184,209.84 euros will be allocated to real investments. The most important item in this chapter is 88,309.84 euros for the third floor of the Center for the Elderly, while 21,300 euros will also be invested in lighting installation on public roads and roads. “We remember that 40,000 euros correspond to the participatory budget, a process that we carried out again this year and won the Musical Union of Redován, which will allocate the money to the purchase of material and that is included in the expenses for capital operations”. Investments are added to other projects that were presented to this participatory budget, such as the closing of the Plaza de la Cruz.
These will be the investments charged to the municipal treasury, “an amount that is expected to expand to 2.5 million euros” through the Provincial Council, with 500,000 euros in investment not contemplated in budget but will be implemented in projects such as arrangements in the Camino del Rincón to solve the fall of stones in the Sierra, reform of the Los Pasos sports hall, the rain collector Pascual Martínez street at the intersection with Mulagar, another 125,000 euros to improve the sanitation of Pascual Martinez and the extension of Via Ferrata. Redován will also have a strong investment, 1.8 million euros in water and sewerage through the concessionaire of the water service, and 300.00 euros in the Study Room.
Finally in Chapter IX of financial liabilities, with 469,063.64 euros to amortize capital of the loan that the City Council has of the first Payment Plan to Suppliers, the same amount as the year that ends. “A balanced budget that has all the favorable technical reports and that complies with budget stability and spending rule,” Ballester said.
For his part, the mayor of Redován, Emilio Fernández, reminded all residents that on January 1 the new water contract will come into force “with the main objective of improving the service that has been provided until now”. Hidraqua will be the company that will be in charge of providing the service and will have a customer service office in front of the Town Hall, “an office that will open from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Thursday evenings in order to facilitate the managements, in addition to that there will be 24-hour telephone service and virtual office “. Emilio Fernandez has specified that during the first year of the service will be installed telelectura to users in addition to numerous renovations in the drinking water network in streets such as Jesus Jordá and December 6 to Pascual Martínez and La Paz street, “where the supply and improve water quality “, as well as the change of old connections of the urban area.
The concessionaire will review the network in search of leaks and a review of meters and connections will be made to avoid fraud, among other things, such as the cleaning of 100% of the sewerage network. Emilio Fernández highlighted the environmental commitment of the company with Redován, “since it will make available to the service two electric vehicles in addition to a series of actions in the Paraje de la Ermita in order to promote the conservation of the biodiversity of the recreational area, optimize their sustainability and improve facilities for recreational and social use, “the councilor concluded.
The Governing Board of the Municipality of Redován has given its approval to a new call for financial aid intended, in this case, to generate jobs in the municipality through the promotion of self-employment, ie to entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs. These subsidies, which have a total amount of 3,000 euros entered in the budget are directed “to those who have launched their business between August 31, 2017 and August 31, 2018”, explained Councilor for Employment, Maite Martinez and pointed out that “this year we extended the deadlines for the creation of companies during all months of the year, since among the requirements is that the activity is kept a minimum of three months.”
The amount of the aid will be 300 euros for entrepreneurs; 400 euros for women entrepreneurs and 500 euros for entrepreneurs with some type of disability. What they cover are equipment expenses of companies such as the acquisition or lease of the real estate where the activity will be carried out, adaptation and reform, furniture, signs, office and computer equipment, machinery, light installations, water, gas, telephone, tools, etc. In no case will taxes or expenses derived from deposits, sureties or transfers be eligible.
Maite Martínez has commented that commercial companies, communities of goods, civil societies and cooperatives can apply for assistance “in which case it will be a single aid, regardless of the number of members”, as well as individual entrepreneurs who meet the requirements to create the company between August 31, 2017 and this year and that the activity remains a minimum of three months. Neither will be granted if they have already requested grants for the same concept and it is a prerequisite that the activity takes place in the municipality of Redován. The rest of requirements can be consulted in the bases that are already published in the bulletin board of the Electronic Headquarters of the web of the City council of Redován (http://redovan.sedelectronica.es/info.0), where the application also appears that must be completed, as well as the documentation that must be presented.
First call for the hiring of 16 agricultural workers
On the other hand, the Consistorio redovanense has also launched the first call SEPE-Corporaciones Locales 2018 for the hiring of 16 agricultural workers who will carry out their work from June 29 to September 28. Specifically, cleaning work on ravines, rural roads and recreational area of La Ermita, and the subsidy requested to the SEPE has a budget of 62,143.20 euros. The mayor Maite Martinez explained that as in previous years, it is the SERVEF who preselects the personnel that meet the requirements to occupy these positions “and that once this pre-selection is done they will have to present the documentation that the Employment and Training Service in the Local Development Agency of the City Council “. The councilor added that with this pre-selection the candidates will be evaluated for the final selection, “a process of which the union representatives in the Town Hall are part”.
The City Council of Redován has already published in its electronic headquarters and transparency portal the list of applications for IBI Social assistance of 2017 based on the report issued by the Municipal Social Services of the La Vega Mancomunidad, in which the applications submitted with complete documentation, those that do not have all the documentation as well as those that do not meet the requirements and therefore are subject to denial.
The deadline for submitting arguments begins today, November 22, and will be open until December 1, while those applicants who require proof of payment of the subdivisions made in November and December 2017 will have until 7 December, but only in this case.