Until the 14th of July you can apply at the Redován Town Hall for aid to minimise the economic impact of COVID-19 for SMEs, micro-SMEs, small self-employed entrepreneurs and professionals in Redován within the 2022 year. “Once again this year we want the people of Redován who strive every day to move their businesses forward to have this help from the City Council, through the grant we receive from the Provincial Council of Alicante, to help facilitate the maintenance of the activity and the jobs it generates,” explained the Councillor for Employment, Maite Martinez.
Those interested can now consult the rules and all the documentation on the notice board of the Electronic Headquarters of the Redován Town Hall through the website, as well as in this same entry, in the documents that can be downloaded at the end of it. SMEs, micro-SMEs, freelancers and professionals who meet the requirement that the monthly average of the months for which the aid is to be requested, which must be between 1 July 2021 and 30 June 2022, has been equal to or less than the monthly average invoiced in the same months in 2019, may benefit from them.
Eligible expenses may include self-employment fees, monthly business rent, consultancy and advisory fees, water and electricity, telephone, internet, business security, equipment maintenance, interest on loans for the purchase of premises, insurance premiums for premises or commercial vehicles, rental of commercial vehicles, or interest on loans for the purchase of commercial vehicles. All paid between 1 July 2021 and 30 June 2022. The rules establish that the maximum aid to be received will be 4,000 euros per applicant. Applications must be submitted via the Town Hall’s Electronic Headquarters along with all the documentation.
The Redován Town Council has a budget of 59,085 euros provided by a named grant from the Provincial Council of Alicante, “and whenever aid of this type is put in place we will be applying for it so that our companies and entrepreneurs can move their businesses forward and not be doomed to closure,” said the head of the municipality.
Redován Town Council today presented its budget for 2022. The presentation was made by the mayoress, Nely Ruiz and the councillor for Finance, José Nájar. The two councillors have outlined a budget that keeps taxes frozen for this year and increases aid for associations and groups. The budget has an expected income of 6,069,827.14 euros and expenditure of 5,994,827.1 euros, which allows the council to maintain budgetary stability.
The mayoress assured that “this is a realistic budget, which maintains budgetary stability and includes some new expenses, because this year we hope to enter a period of some normality after the pandemic and we wanted to make a budget that marks the recovery, in all senses, of our municipality”. In this sense, the budget includes an increase in items to encourage citizen participation, in Youth and Culture, as well as for festivities or Christmas and neighbourhood activities. “The aim is to minimise the emotional impact of the last two years of the pandemic,” said Ruiz.
On the other hand, the budget also includes items for commercial activity, as well as for the promotion of tourism, with 10,000 euros. “It is worth remembering that for the third consecutive year, the suppression of the fee for occupying the public highway with tables and chairs has been maintained, with the aim of reactivating the local economy,” said the mayoress. Ruiz also stated that “we are also going to increase the amount of each subsidy for local associations, with the intention of promoting the activities of the different groups”.
For his part, the councillor for finance, José Nájar, explained the amounts in the document. He stressed that the budgets are realistic and this is reflected in the downward adjustments to the expected income compared to other years. Thus, in absolute terms, income in chapter I is down by -5.37% to 2,117,967 euros. The forecast for indirect taxes in chapter II is -13.33% with a forecast revenue of around 130,000 euros and taxes -7.87% to 896,981 euros. “We are freezing for another year the taxes for the residents of Redován with the commitment of the Town Hall to help as much as we can to get out of a complicated situation due to the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Nájar, who added that “for the year 2022 we maintain the bonuses for social groups such as pensioners, large families, the unemployed, the disabled and young people”.
With regard to the expenditure forecast, Nájar wanted to highlight the increase in social aid, subsidies to local groups, an increase in the Culture, Youth and Commerce items, as well as stating that “in this financial year 2022 the Town Hall is going to make investments for a total amount of 6,532,107.09 euros, financed through its own funds included in the budget, as well as subsidies from different Administrations”.
Also contemplated, in Sports, is the construction of a paddle tennis court and the repair of two tennis courts, as well as an investment of more than 15,000 euros in improvements to the football pitch, and the contribution of more than 27,000 euros for the construction of a new 7-a-side football pitch of which the Diputación de Alicante will cover the rest. In Infrastructures and the Environment, work will be carried out in the municipal area of the Sierra, as well as the signposting of public roads and the paving of the Town Hall square. Investments are also envisaged for the renovation of the drinking water network, the refurbishment of the gymnasium and the public centre for the elderly, as well as the extension of the cemetery. “We have many projects currently underway and others that we want to be a reality as soon as possible, so we will continue in this line of continuing to improve Redován day by day,” said the mayor of Finance.
The Plenary of the Redován Town Council has unanimously approved the suspension of the terrace tax for bars, restaurants and cafes in the town for this year. This is the third consecutive year that this measure has been adopted, with which, as the Councillor for Finance, José Nájar, explains, “we intend to support the hospitality sector which has been and is one of the most affected by the pandemic”.
The councillor adds that in 2022 “there is no longer as much economic aid as in previous years, so from the Redován Town Council we have considered continuing with the suspension of the fees for the terraces to, in some way, promote their installation and encourage citizens to consume in them so that the benefits stay in our municipality”. In this way, the Plenary gave the go-ahead to the modification of the Tax Ordinance Regulating the Tax on the Occupation of Local Public Use Land with tables, chairs, grandstands and tables for lucrative purposes.
Among other things, during the plenary session held last Thursday, the Equality Plan of the Redován Town Council was also approved, as well as the change of name of José María Pemán Street, which will now be called Adolfo Suárez Street.
The Redován Town Council has launched aid to minimise the economic impact of COVID-19 on SMEs, micro-SMEs, small self-employed entrepreneurs and professionals with tax domicile in the municipality who have been affected by the economic consequences of the pandemic. This aid of up to 3,000 euros per application, will be granted through the subsidy of 58,578.33 euros granted by the Provincial Council of Alicante to the Consistory redovanense, and interested persons have from today until 22 October to apply for them through the Electronic Headquarters of the City of Redován, where you can also consult in detail the rules of the call published yesterday in the Official Gazette of the Province of Alicante. SMEs, micro-SMEs, freelancers and professionals who have reduced their turnover by at least 25% compared to the average monthly turnover in 2019 will be eligible for this aid. A microenterprise is considered to be one that has a maximum of 10 workers and has an annual turnover or balance sheet of no more than two million euros. In addition, they must meet a series of requirements specified in the rules, such as being registered in the IAE in the municipality on 31 December last year or that the tax domicile is in Redován. Councillor José Nájar explained that these are direct aids intended to cover current expenses paid between 1 July 2020 and 30 June 2021. The councillor explained that the aim is to “provide liquidity to companies to facilitate their maintenance and with it, the employment of people from our town”. Eligible expenses include self-employment fees, rent for premises or business, consultancy and advisory services, telephone and internet costs, etc. However, other types of expenses such as cash payments or VAT and other taxes and fees will not be eligible for subsidy, as these are not concepts that can be included in this type of aid. The application period is 15 days after publication of the rules in the Boletín Oficial de la Provincia. Plan Resistir On the other hand, the Redován Town Council, through the Local Government Board, has approved the grants from the Plan Resistir of the Generalitat Valenciana which “began to be paid last Friday 24th September. This is a total of 52 grants to micro-companies and self-employed in certain activities related to trade and hospitality that had a maximum amount of 2,000 euros per application,” said the mayor.
The 3.4 million investment includes the Plan Edificant and the Diputación’s works plans with the sports pavilion and water improvement projects
The councillor for finance, Adrián Ballester, has assured that it is a “realistic and rigorous budget that takes into account the council’s real income”
Redován 25/06/2021. The Redován Town Council will approve the General Budget 2021 in the plenary session on Wednesday 30 June, an “atypical” document, as the mayoress, Nely Ruiz, has described it, and which amounts to 8.9 million euros, a historic figure for the municipality of Redovan, which will reach the highest investment figure in the history of the municipality. The councillor explained that the budget aims to respond “to the health emergency crisis which has led to an economic and social crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic”. To this end, an effort has been made to increase subsidies by 14.17% compared to last year, taxes have been frozen and bonuses for social groups have been maintained. On the other hand Ruiz has indicated that the budget increase in income is also due to the fact that the Town Hall has received the pending subsidies for expenses caused by the DANA of 2019, as well as the works planned by the Generalitat Valenciana within the Plan Edificant and by the Diputación Provincial de Alicante through the Plan de Obras and Plan +Cerca, which allows the payment of current expenditure. In this way, the investment in the budget amounts to 3.4 million euros and includes important works projects for Redován, such as the high school, the sports pavilion or water improvement works. In addition, “among the works to be carried out in 2021 is the improvement of the water infrastructure in the Barrio María Ros to prevent flooding, which will be put out to tender directly by the provincial council,” added the councillor. The councillor for Finance, Adrián Ballester, has been in charge of breaking down the 2021 General Budget of the Redován Town Council. Ballester has assured that “the real income and expenditure of the Town Hall have been taken into account, therefore, it is a realistic and rigorous budget, and in no way a deficit”. In fact, it is proposed that once the budget has been implemented, the result will be a positive budget execution, with a surplus and a positive cash surplus. The head of the municipal Treasury has indicated that, apart from the Resist Plan aid already announced for professionals and SMEs in the municipality, another call for subsidies will be opened to help the professional sectors hardest hit by the economic crisis. In terms of income, the initial budget is 8,933,027.96 euros, 44.75% more than in 2020. By chapters, an increase of 7.24% in indirect tax revenue is expected. This is the income from IBI, vehicle taxes, capital gains and the Tax on Economic Activities (IAE), which remain frozen for another year and if they increase it is due to the incorporation of new properties in the IBI register, as well as the increase in the number of businesses that pay the IAE in Redován, thanks to the growth of companies that are committed to locating in the San Carlos de Redován industrial estate. Income from the ICIO (Tax on Constructions, Installations and Works) also increased by 1.68% based on the number of requests for licences made this year. Pensioners, large families, the unemployed, the disabled and young people will also receive discounts for social groups this year. Adrián Ballester recalled that “for more than eight years now, the CPI has not been taken into account in the rates for the provision of public services, so the Town Hall assumes the financing of the same and this affects public spending as a whole”. Expenditure is expected to be 8,745,925.52 euros, 41.72% more than last year’s initial budget. By chapters, personnel costs are up due to the increase in public employee salaries and the creation of new posts to increase efficiency in administrative management (a post in intervention, treasury and a general administration technician) and current expenses are also up, mainly due to the new waste collection contract that will improve the service by adapting it to the current needs of the municipality, which also involves a higher cost. “The economic crisis that has resulted from the Coronavirus health crisis has led us to make an effort to attend to the people of our town who need it, and therefore within the expenses, there is a considerable increase in subsidies, a chapter that goes from 601,635.83 euros in 2020 to 686,891.39 euros in 2021,” said the councillor of Finance.
The plenary endorses the procedure for the drafting of the project for a work valued at 300,000 euros to be carried out jointly with the Provincial Council.
The Plenary of the Redován Town Council, meeting in Extraordinary Session, has given the green light to the credit modification of the municipal budget which allows the government team to have 9,000 euros which will be used to pay for the drafting of the project for the storm water collector in the María Ros neighbourhood. “A procedure that this government team considered very necessary to start developing the project as soon as possible,” said the councillor for Urban Planning, José Nájar, “as this infrastructure will minimise the flooding problems suffered by this area of the municipality, one of the most affected during the DANA of 2019”.
The collector will be installed at the lowest point of the municipality, from where the accumulated water will be evacuated towards the other collector in the town. The project will be based on the assessment report that the Consistory has previously carried out and which estimates the total value of the work at around 300,000 euros. “We have to remember that it is in these streets where the most complicated moments of those days in September 2019 took place, with the rainwater reaching the height of the windows, and where neighbours had to be rescued with tractors and heavy machinery,” recalled the mayoress of Redován, Nely Ruiz.
The project will also include the resurfacing of the area, and once completed, will be submitted to the Provincial Council of Alicante for assessment and implementation. The vice-president and deputy for Water Cycle of the provincial body, Ana Serna, visited the municipality last November and held a meeting with the mayoress on this matter. At that meeting, which was attended by technicians from both institutions, an inspection of the area was carried out to ascertain its current state and the alternatives for action.
The mayor thanked the provincial institution for “the total support it has shown from the outset to provide the municipality with anti-flood infrastructures in the event of torrential rains, which are so common in our area”. Ruiz also indicated that “the intention of this government team is to try to start work on the collector as soon as possible, with the aim of definitively solving this serious problem for the citizens of Redován”.
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