published: 13.10.2022 11:31:00 – updated: 13.10.2022 14:34:43
Houyet is taking legal action in the context of a dispute with the former managers of the joint camp. In terms of insurance compensation in connection with floods, the municipality is claiming €26,000 in particular.
Relations between sprl La Familiale, the former manager of the municipal camp, and the local authorities of Houyètoise have long been strained. They just got a little more tense over the decision, made during Wednesday’s municipal council, to go to court against the SPRL to resolve a dispute over insurance coverage after the floods.
To fully understand this new episode in the “camping” saga, it should be remembered that the sprl La Familiale managed the Houyet municipal camp until December 31, 2021, the date on which the amphitheater lease ended. The company, behind which we find Sébastien and Laurent Rouard (brothers of Didier Rouard, leader of the opposition), was therefore in charge during the floods that devastated the camp in July 2021.
These floods apparently resulted in compensation for insurance companies. Today, the litigation that forces the municipality to appeal to justice concerns two aspects of these fees.
The first point, the municipality claims €26,429, the amount that covers compensation for the damage caused to the sanitary facility. Etienne Marot, Councilor for Finance, explains:
The insurance improperly paid the amount to the family’s account. The company itself admits that the amount should be returned to the owner.
The second point refers to the compensation related to the “content” insurance. The municipality criticizes the managers for not being transparent: No document was presented on this topic, it is not known what amounts are involved. “.
Rouard councilors in the audience
The joint camping file often causes political tension in Houyet, mainly because two members of the opposition, Didier and Nicolas Rouard, have family ties to the two managers. During this council, they left the table to join the public during the debate.
It was from Christian Alexandre that the opposition’s question about the decision to go to court came. For him, the emphytheotic lease included offensive clauses. The managers were specifically to be compensated for decorations made during the lease. The decision to go to court could then have the opposite effect.
Finally, the group Motiv’Action and Hervé Rondiat abstained, while Emmanuel Davin (Ecolo) and the majority voted for legal action.
We would love to have La Familiala’s reaction to this matter. At the time of writing these lines, we still haven’t been able to reach her.