Redován Town Council will take the Municipal Budget for the year 2024 to the Plenary this Thursday. The document presented today at a press conference by the Councillor for Finance, José Nájar, has a total of 6,112,924.65 euros which includes the increase experienced last year in services and supplies because of the war in Ukraine.
The head of the municipal finances has assured that, as in previous years, the budget “is in line with the real expenses and income of the Town Hall, because if we spent more than we earned we would generate debts for the Town Hall that would hinder the growth of our municipality, as happened at the time, debts that we are still paying today”. Nájar added that, despite everything, “we wanted to and have been able to prioritise the promotion of youth and culture with an increase in investment for the implementation of youth, cultural and festive activities; trade, with 30,000 euros to be allocated to the promotion of local commerce or tourism, with an item of 20,000 euros to publicise the many attractions that Redován has”. The councillor added that this year “we are also committed to improving security with 11,000 euros to provide more and better equipment for the Local Police and 18,500 euros for the installation of security mechanisms in the municipality”.
The councillor for Finance explained that the 25,000 euros for the contingency fund, which was removed from the previous budget, has been recovered and will be available for any expenses that may arise, although he specified that “all the councils have been warned of the need to make credit retentions for any expenditure, in order to control every cent of public money and not to spend it outside the budget”. Nájar pointed out that the Redován Town Council has also set aside 100,000 euros for the execution, within the framework of the Provincial Council’s Planifica Plan, of the budget item that the Council must assume in the project for the future covered pavilion.
With regard to income, Nájar indicated that it has decreased by around 40,000 euros compared to last year, although the income corresponding to the IBI update compensates for the reduction in the forecast for the rest of the chapters. “This update has been positive, as it allows us to cope with the increase in current expenditure, in particular the updating of salaries and the increase in the cost of services and supplies”. The head of Finance has made a review of all the concepts for which the City Council receives income, such as the ICIO, tax on construction and works of which will be settled this 2024 around 100,000 euros corresponding to the works of the Edificant Plan and another 60,000 in other types of constructions. As for municipal taxes such as rubbish collection, water and sewerage, cemetery, schools and sports facilities, market and occupation of public roads with tables and chairs, the bonuses for vulnerable groups are maintained and the CPI update is not applied, as in previous years, to these public prices. The Redován Town Council expects to receive 2.7 million euros from other administrations and 74,000 euros from property income, mainly from the income from photovoltaic installations on municipal buildings.
Among the investments planned for this year are the works to change the drinking water supply network and redevelopment of San Blas street; completion of the improvement and asphalting of Camino Fortuna, as well as the asphalting of other roads in the town centre, and the sectorisation of the water supply network to continue improving the supply network of the municipality. Another of the projects that will begin to materialise in 2024 is the construction of the covered pavilion in a single phase and for a total amount of almost 2,000,000 euros.
Jose Nájar concluded by reminding that “we bring a balanced budget in terms of income and expenditure, where the priority is the safety of the people of Redovan, and where we continue to bet strongly on our culture, commerce and identity of the municipality. In short, budgets that allow Redován to continue to progress and prosper.
The City Council of Redován has presented its programming for the month of December, in which in addition to the traditional Christmas events, it has wanted to put the focus on children and youth so that this population can prepare their plans for the coming weeks and, above all, for their Christmas vacation period. The councilors of Childhood and Social Welfare, Marisol Ibáñez, and Culture and Education, Clara Ezcurra, have been responsible for publicizing this program in which are involved directly or indirectly all areas of the City Council. Marisol Ibáñez has shelled the actions of their departments that begin this Friday with a calisthenics workshop in the Plaza Francisco Ferrer aimed at young people aged 12 to 16 years.
“The little ones will begin activities on Saturday, December 9 from ten in the morning, with a toy library in which monitors will perform games, gymkhanas, dances and workshops for children from 5 years. On the 15th it will be the turn of improvisational theater in a workshop to be held at the Senior Center aimed at people from 16 years, and on Saturday December 16 will be a planetarium activity with virtual reality and solar observation. That same weekend of December 16 and 17 will take place a CIAM camping in the Alicante town of Biar, with actions related to environmental care. On Friday 22, on the eve of Christmas, children from 12 to 16 years old have an appointment at the Senior Center with a scape room that will take place from 17.00 to 20. 00 hours, and from December 26 to January 5 “will take place the traditional Christmas recreational activities, which are carried both the center of Redován and the neighborhoods of San Carlos and El Rincón from 9.00 to 14.00 hours, with the aim of reconciling work and family life of mothers and fathers who work in this non-school period”.
Marisol Ibáñez has announced that this year, as a novelty, on December 23 there will be a family bike ride with departure and arrival at the Plaza de la Paz. It will start at ten o’clock in the morning and will last about 45 minutes, with a tour through different streets of the town. At the end, there will be lunch and a day with the Redovan associations will be held in the same square. Another of the appointments of this Christmas program each year is the youth trip to the fair Exponadal in the Institución Ferial Alicantina (IFA), which will take place on 26, and on 29 “we will close the program with the intergenerational carols that are made from the CLIA, with departure from the Senior Center”.
Lighting of the lights on December 7
Christmas will be lit in Redován on December 7, as explained by the mayor Clara Ezcurra, who has given an account of the programming of traditional activities such as the gastronomic tourist day that takes place every year in the Plaza de la Paz with responsible for the butchers of the town that through the typical products, on this occasion on Sunday December 10 from ten in the morning, will recall the pig slaughter that for decades was performed for Christmas in many homes in Redován. “The theater can not miss these dates, and will arrive at the Casa de la Música ‘Antonio Ibáñez Serrano’ on Sunday December 17 at six in the afternoon, with the play dedicated to children’s audience ‘The fantastic bonbonería’,” said Clara Ezcurra, who has specified that the little ones will have another important appointment on Friday 22, also from six in the afternoon, to visit Santa Claus in his tree house and give them their letters in the Plaza de la Paz. Afterwards, there will be a parade with several Harry Potter characters to the Plaza Miguel Hernández. Young people will also have the traditional evening, this time on December 23 in the Plaza Miguel Hernandez from 17.30 to 01.00 hours, the same day that the Musical Union of Redován will make its Christmas party at five o’clock in the afternoon.
El viernes 29 serán las campanadas infantiles en la Plaza de la Paz, donde habrá una fiesta para despedir el año con colchonetas y distintos talleres. Cerraremos el año con música, el día 30 de diciembre en la Casa de la Música Antonio Ibáñez Serrano con el concierto ‘Iluminando Redován’. El 3 de enero el Paje Real recibirá las cartas dirigidas a Sus Majestades los Reyes Magos de Oriente, Melchor, Gaspar y Baltasar, instalando su campamento en la Plaza Miguel Hernández a partir de las seis de la tarde, y la programación terminará, como cada año, con la Cabalgata de Reyes del 5 de enero a las seis de la tarde desde la Plaza de la Cruz. A continuación, se representará el Auto de Reyes Magos.
The renovation of the Sagrados Corazones School in Redován, which is being carried out with funds from the Generalitat’s Plan Edificant, will soon come to an end, leaving unfinished work that was originally included in the project. This has occurred due to problems that have arisen during the work on an old building (built in the 50s of the last century) and which forced the original project to be modified to deal with the repair of beams due to aluminosis or the removal of asbestos pipes, which are totally obsolete. This is why the mayoress of Redován, Nely Ruiz, the first deputy mayor, José Nájar and the councillor for Education, Clara Ezcurra, have held a meeting with the general director of Educational Infrastructures, Rafael Valcárcel Sánchez, with the aim of requesting the necessary funds to complete the planned improvements and, with this, “we will have a centre that is fully updated and adapted to the needs of students and teachers”, said the mayoress.
José Nájar explained that, during the meeting, he presented to the director general the report of the planned actions proposed to be carried out with this second investment requested from the Generalitat “with which we would complete the refurbishment of the oldest buildings of the school, including the renovation of the playground, extending it with the incorporation of an adjoining plot that has been expropriated, and the construction of a small sports pavilion”. As for the improvements that are still pending, they affect the oldest buildings, the main building and the red brick building. Thus, in addition to the replacement of windows and some painting and masonry issues, they are all aimed at improving energy efficiency with the installation of photovoltaic panels, replacement of the gas heating system with a more efficient one that uses renewable energies, etc., as well as improving accessibility, both by adapting the current facilities and through the installation of a lift in the red brick building.
The councillor for Education, Clara Ezcurra, has assured that with the completion of these works that are pending from the first Edificant Plan “we will achieve a modern school with the capacity to meet the educational demand we have in Redován”. She is confident that the Regional Ministry of Education will meet the demands and include the works in the second phase of this regional plan “with which we would complete the reform of one hundred percent of our educational facilities after the work already carried out at the secondary school and the future extension of the one being done at the school”.
The Redován Town Council will bring to the next Plenary Session an update of the IBI for the year 2024. This has been indicated by the mayoress, Nely Ruiz, who wanted to inform “in a clear and transparent way to all the people of Redovan” of this measure which aims to guarantee basic services and balance the expenses and income of the Consistory at this time when the budget for next year is already being prepared. Ruiz has assured that the increase in the cost of services such as rubbish collection, treatment and disposal, electricity supply and the need for more staff in both the Local Police and the municipal brigade, mean that the municipal budget has risen by more than 600,000 euros. Added to this is the fact that, in order to qualify for subsidies from the European Union through the Next Generation Funds, the Town Hall must make a contribution to the projects that are approved, “something that would be unfeasible if we did not have these budget items,” said Ruiz. The mayoress of Redován explained that the update involves an increase in the tax rate of 0.1%, from 0.6 to 0.7. In addition, a higher tax rate is established for owners of properties with a higher cadastral value, with the exception of homes.
“For example, owners of undeveloped plots of land with a cadastral value of more than 300,000 euros will pay a higher IBI, applying a 0.8 tax rate. Nely Ruiz assured that the government team “are very aware that we are managing everyone’s money and for everyone, and that is why we are taking this measure to allow us to carry out actions to improve the quality of life in our town, as well as to improve the basic services that Redován requires”. The councillor concluded by reminding everyone that the doors of her office are open, as always, to anyone who would like more details about this measure.
The Redován Town Council yesterday approved in plenary session the Budget 2023, an ‘atypical’ document, as explained by the Councillor for Finance, José Nájar, but necessary to close the year in a situation of budgetary stability in the municipal coffers, while responding to the needs of the citizens. The budget amounts to 6,151,193.90 euros in both income and expenditure, “and if it has not been presented earlier is because the financial situation and the exponential increase in certain costs such as energy or items of treatment and disposal of waste have not allowed,” said Nájar. The head of Finance has stated that the price increase caused by the situation, especially because of the war in Ukraine, has raised the price of services, especially in everything related to energy and fuel costs “which, in the City Council, as in our homes, has also risen”.
Thus, the cost of waste collection increases by more than 40%, from the 577,336.49 euros planned in 2022 to 809,824.39 this 2023. The same applies to the cost of street lighting, which goes from 287,753.30 euros to 566,000, a 90% increase, while personnel costs, although to a lesser extent, increases slightly more than 10%. Despite this, Nájar has assured that from the government team “we have bet this 2023 to promote culture, trade or security, increasing the item for Culture by just over 16,000 euros, as well as everything related to festivals and Christmas activities and neighborhoods, among others, “with the intention of involving all the people who live in Redován of the actions with which we want to return to normality, which we are so eager to recover in all areas,” he said.
In the chapter on income, those related to indirect taxes (IBI, IVTM, capital gains and IAE) rise. At this point, José Nájar commented that the City Council’s own taxes remain frozen, so this increase is due to the incorporation of new homes to the municipal census, as well as in the IAE. The City Council also receives more in the tax on constructions and works ICIO, especially for the works of the Edificant Plan, with the actions in the school and institute.
In the income from municipal taxes, the bonuses for vulnerable groups such as pensioners, large families, the unemployed, the disabled and young people are maintained, but they are increased as the number of users of public spaces such as the municipal swimming pool has increased, as well as because the tax for occupation of public roads with terraces has ceased to be suspended this year. For its part, the expenses increase by 2.61% over the previous budget to reach the aforementioned amount of 6,151,193.90 euros. Staff costs are up for the incorporation of people to the municipal staff to improve efficiency in management; also current expenses, especially for the increase in electricity supply and waste collection; increases the amount of grants that are awarded and, with all that, the City Council maintains a contingency fund with 3,500 euros for unforeseen events that may arise. The councilman of Finance has reiterated the need to move forward the budget document to finish the year in economic balance, while work is already underway on the budget for 2024 that we hope to be able to present as soon as possible.
Radio-controlled car enthusiasts from all over Europe are coming together these days in Redován to celebrate the 2023 European Championship of this modality in the municipality. The tournament, organised by the RC Redován club together with the European Federation of Radio Controlled Cars (EFRA) and the Spanish Association of Radio Controlled Cars (AECAR), will take place from today until Saturday 2 September on the racing circuit for radio-controlled cars that the host club has on Camino del Cementerio, near the Barrio de San Carlos.
The councillor for Sports of the Redován Town Council, Adrián Ballesta, and the president of the club, Bryan Baldó, attended the inaugural session of this competition this morning, which, as the councillor indicated, “is an opportunity for Redován to appear as a reference point at European and world level, and a key location for all the followers of this hobby”.
Ballesta said that “we are fortunate to have the collaboration of this club and these wonderful facilities, which thanks to their quality have allowed us to host major competitions, such as the previous European Championship and the World Championship in 2022”. The councillor also highlighted the number of riders from Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Holland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Belgium, who have travelled to Redován to take part in this event, which has a total of 159 participants.
In this way, the councillor indicated that “hosting this type of event, with the participation of so many people, is also a boost for the shops and catering establishments in the municipality, which also benefit from the arrival of these visitors”. For his part, the representative of the RC Redován, Bryan Baldó, pointed out that this is a competition in which “1/8 scale model cars will participate in the ‘off road’ modality for unpaved routes, as is the case of our circuit”. Baldó also highlighted the technical characteristics of the facilities, with 580 linear metres of circuit and more than 4,000 square metres of surface area, “with parking, a restaurant and basic services so that all those attending can enjoy a very exciting competition that is sure to be hotly contested”.
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