Corte: in an uncertain context, a household focused on investments

The municipality intends to invest more than 8 million euros, in particular in the ORT-PVD, part of which was presented before the meeting

The city of corte voted on its budget on Monday night by a majority minus the votes of the opposition, which abstained.

Presented by First Deputy Philippe Maroselli, the document “will make it possible to respond both to the challenges of the present and to those of the future”, made a point of emphasizing the mayor in the introduction. And roll out: “Despite a global recovery in investment, we have to deal with the economic consequences of the Covid crisis and a shortage of materials. Then there is inflation, which is becoming very worrying, and the war in Ukraine. All of this creates more and more context.” more uncertain.

“So we put together a budget that allows us to respond to the urgency of purchasing power, with tax rates and perks like the school canteen not increasing. We are also preparing for the future by continuing to invest and.” It is the first time in the history of the municipality that the actual planned expenditure on investments is higher than that on operations. These efforts are being made without resorting to credit.”

Roughly speaking, this initial budget for 2022 amounts to almost 16 million euros, of which 8.1 million are earmarked for investments. The municipality’s gross savings are €1.8 million and its debt-offset capacity is nine months.

On the operating cost side “they take context into account”, explains Philippe Maroselli, and in particular “energy costs are rising”, Gasoline, Heating Oil, Electricity, Materials and Food increasing Chapter 11 by €46,500 and Chapter 65 by €275,000. Ultimately, the ongoing administrative costs change by only 2.9%, but the municipality remains cautious and warns against this “The impact of the Covid crisis and the war in Ukraine cannot be accurately measured at this time”. Adjustments may be required throughout the year.

On the income side – and without increasing the tax rates – the actual operating income shows a plus of 5.5% or 480,000 euros. This increase is mainly due to an increase in direct tax revenues.

Finally, on the investment front, the initial budget amounts to precisely €8,166,171, of which 78% goes to the operations of the ORT-PVD and the Opah, which are the leitmotif of the tenure.

Among the planned operations are some new ones with a total budget of €4,592,000 (repair of Municipal Police premises, work program in schools, Scalunada and Baliri programs, artificial clay courts in squares, phase II of public lighting, etc.).

At the end of the presentation, Paula Rinieri spoke for the opposition group: “We are aware of the work done, but we wonder about the downtown desertification that worries us. Can the infrastructure be optimized? It’s also about rethinking entertainment, especially around Christmas.” They want to help the clubs and that is commendable, but the community has to be a driving force. After two years of Covid, we have to give impetus.” Xavier Poli, “don’t quite agree with the term desertification”, answers that “The community is there to provide a framework, to provide tools and resources, but it cannot do everything”. “In terms of activity, I agree 300% with what you say. In the budget we support all associations and strive for those that have a national or even international character. We will support every time there is a project.”

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