On Thursday, November 10, 2022, in the municipal council, elected officials of Merville-Franceville (Calvados) indicated that the municipality had just rented accommodation that could accommodate a third doctor. Another case concerns the Point du Jour camp, which is in financial difficulties.
Olivier Paz, the mayor, recalled the origin of this camp that welcomes families with modest incomes:
He was in the administration until about 15 years ago. It worked moderately with ups and downs. We made only €20,000 in profit. That’s not our job.
A €1,500,000 deal
To solve this problem, the city hall has “We decided to launch a 15-year public service delegation. Guillaume Lemarchand presented an attractive project. Since the second year, we have been at the annual fee ceiling. The camp has evolved well with a series of ten camps”.
During the seminar for elected officials in 2021, the Council decided to launch a new Public Service Delegation (PSD). After consideration, it was decided to sell the remaining site to the municipality “between €1,300,000 and €1,600,000”after price assessment on April 7th. “The project was requested from the current operator. The deal resulted in 1,500,000 euros with an annual rent of 10,000 euros”.
The mayor explains: “The business we are selling is the one Guillaume built… Should we only be looking for profit? In the balance, happiness was also brought to the families who stay here in a very correct way”.
The mayor expressed his concern to see the camp abandoned, the land degraded or become private. The business part was finally sold, with 14 votes in favor against four abstentions, to the current manager: Guillaume Lemarchand. He will be the owner from January 1, 2023. At the end of the meeting, Guillaume Lemarchand thanked the elected officials: “We lived under pressure, thank you very much, the adventure continues, our family life is here, we are delighted”.
Their duration will be shortened, they will be effective on the 10th. December and until the mayor’s wish on January 8. Also, the city will be shut down from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
From 2023, beach activities will be extended to 8 months, from March 15 to November 15.
Due to the current situation, the municipal tariffs have been revised upwards in all chapters, only canteen and day care tariffs are privileged, which are subject to an increase of 3.8%, all other tariffs are subject to the cost of inflation.
Pascal Rouzin, in charge of finance, points out that energy costs money “they will still reveal unpleasant surprises to us”. And because of this, elected officials decided to turn off public lighting throughout the city from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Garage sale 2023
Three dates have been chosen: June 25 with the parents’ association at the sports field, July 30 with the Raid Tolkien association at Place Camille Blaisot and August 27 with Relaxation and blood donors at Place Camille Blaisot as well.