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Anjala not build a new school, Elimäki, in turn, gets to keep yläkoulunsa – the city government take a position of Kouvola big savings presentations

the Kouvola city government has decided to contribute to the city of big savings. They target elementary schools and high schools, sports facilities like swimming halls and the city's sports clubs and cultural institutions paid by grants.

basic Education for the city government's position is that Anjala is not building any new schools. Instead Inkeroisiin the construction of a new South Kouvola single school, which will become the alma mater Anjala and Tehtaanmäen primary schools as well as Inkeroinen single school pupils. It should also be a new kindergarten as well as facilities for the library.

the town government requires that a new single school preparation will begin immediately. Tehtaanmäen school abolished only after the solution of the new single school is ready.

instead Ummeljoen school will be closed next year in August. Kaipia of the school, in turn, would combine the administrative Utin with the school.

in Other respects, the city government ended up to comply with the school network solution, which in Kouvola was approved a year ago. Thus, the middle school class 7.-9. we want to continue to maintain Elimäki, not a single school transferred Korialle. Also Come to the primary school further explained later.

basic Education with regard to decisions voted on. Your Wall (kesk.) change show supported the Wallin addition to the four SDP councillors, as well as the true finns and the christian democrats delegates. The mayor's initial savings proposals stood behind the four coalition authorized, as well as the Green Kaisa Spies and Center Jenny Hasu .

Two high school closed

the High school for the city government ended in favour of the country show, two high school closure. Elimäki and Valkeala high school closed at the beginning of August 2021. New students are no longer the first semester be taken.

Also high school of the future was voted on. The distribution was otherwise the same as primary schools are concerned, but the SDP Maria Eloranta and Sanna Tähtinen voted the mayor's abolition in favour of the proposal.

the Kouvola city government decided on Monday to contribute to service networks targeting savings. The city council makes the final decisions next week Monday. The city's director of Marita Toikka presented the savings list in mid-October.

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tax increase on the table

the town government not yet taken a position on the Pennsylvania income tax rate increase. The city manager is provided by the 0.5 percentage point increase. The municipal tax rate in Kouvola would then of 21.25. It was decided however to leave on the table.

instead, the city government approved the proposal that children under the age of 18 years exercise group will be taken to collect the booking fees. Shift prices the city's sports halls would be next June from 10 euros per hour. The mayor moved the meeting to present its sum, which originally was 15 euros.

the city government's position is that in Kouvola continued four swimming pools: the Inkeroisissa, Kouvola, Kuusankoski and valkeala in. Korian swimming hall contract is terminated. The government is ready to abolish the sports park and kuusankoski of the swimming pools only after the city has built a new swimming pool.

Kouvola ice rink continues to operate at present. The city government is however of the opinion that the local clubs will negotiate with you about how further savings can be achieved.

Kouvola is a proposed completely new multi-purpose hall construction. The government's view, the building does not, however, in the current situation are possible.

Poor economic conditions

kouvola's economic situation is bad. Kouvola should balance the budget is 20 million euros. For example, the results for the current year is falling about 30 million deficit.

the mayor's proposal for next year's budget is about 6 million surplus. This can be achieved, if the council approves the 0.5 percentage point tax increase, as well as the service network presented in the closures and cuts.

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the service network, and tax increases will be decided in Kouvola first. The final of next year's budget is adopted by city council in December.

a Discussion of Kouvola savings in this article. Comment can today 4.11. at 22 far.

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