The mayor of El Poble Nou de Benitatxell, Miguel Ã ngel GarcÃa, detailed yesterday, in the plenary session, all the questions about the acquisition of the Town Hall, for 228.000 euros, of an unfinished estate of 800 square meters of Capelletes street, which the now dispersed municipal offices will be rehabilitated and grouped.
The opposition (RED and PP) forced the convocation of an extraordinary plenary session in which it tried to introduce a point to cancel the purchase of that property. Garcia asked for a legal report on that specific point and the lawyer concluded that the opposition was trying to usurp a competition that corresponds to the mayor. The opinion insisted that it was inappropriate to debate the annulment.
The former Mayor Josep Femenia, of RED, has expressed his doubts about whether this purchase-sale could be financed with the municipal revenues obtained from the management of public land assets. Miguel Ángel García and the accidental secretary herself explained that a consultation was made to the legal services of the Diputación de Alicante, which endorsed the operation. Likewise, a legal report was requested, which also confirmed the legality of the purchase.
The technical and cadastral reports were also positive. The mayor was authorized by law to sign the acquisition, since the amount did not exceed 10% of municipal resources (of the budget). The mayor has insisted that the current consistorial building will continue to function and will expand with the adjoining house, acquired by the previous government team, "But these facilities will remain small. In the building of the street Capelletes, we will group the administrative services ».
The mayor has denounced that maneuvers are being carried out to try to paralyze the normal functioning of the City Council.