Tuesday, 19 November 2019

November Municipal Council News from Preuilly


At the beginning of the year the responsibility for supplying town water and sewerage treatment transferred from Preuilly itself to the Communauté des Communes, the co-operative of municipalities around Loches, known colloquially as the Comcom. As part of the deal Preuilly was supposed to hand over certain equipment. However, Preuilly has decided not to hand over their digger. They are awaiting a Senate ruling, which may return some responsibilities in this area to individual municipalities.

Preuilly's water reservoir, set into the chateau ramparts.
Municipal water reservoir.  Indre et Loire, France. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

The communal road between Preuilly and the road to Loches, going past Le Pouët, will be repaired at a cost of €79 000 in December.

The communal road up to Le Pouët.
Communal road.  Indre et Loire, France. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

Grants from the municipality to the public school and the private Catholic school for Christmas have been agreed (€1000 to the public school and €400 to the Catholic school).

 Preuilly municipal swimming pool.
Municipal swimming pool.  Indre et Loire, France. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

As every year, the swimming pool shows a financial deficit: €21,480 in 2019. The mayor pointed out that this is a service provided to the population and tourists and that in many municipalities the deficit is much greater than in Preuilly. He pointed out that for next year, it will also be necessary to pay for water from the Comcom, whereas it had previously been provided by the commune (ie by the municipality of Preuilly sur Claise individually). For the campsite, the balance is a positive €2,699. Electricity consumption has increased significantly. The site is now used mainly by motorhomes, which seem to use much more energy than before. It was suggested that the amperage provided was limited.

The vacating tenant of one of the public housing apartments has been named and shamed. Apparently he left it dirty and damaged and the municipality has spent €1000 getting it back up to standard. He has been issued with a fine of a couple of hundred euros.

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