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Kouvola city government meetings 9 hours – did not achieve the necessary savings: I want to pick up raisins from the buns

the Kouvola city government discussed on Monday the city of great savings. The nine-hour meeting at the end of born decisions do not save the Pennsylvania economy.

Kouvola cfo Hellevi system of according to the city government approved a package comes in the next few years to 4.6 million more expensive than the mayor's presentation.

the Aim has been that the Two should balance the budget is 20 million euros. Results for the current year is falling about 30 million deficit.

the City's planned savings on the school network, physical locations and, for example, sports clubs and cultural institutions paid by grants.

the city government left most of the city's director of Marita Toikka the savings proposals, especially the school network with regard to to accept.

Raisins in a bun of

the city government's vice-president of Ville Kauniston (ioc.) there is a great danger that the city is driven into an increasingly difficult situation.

we're about to make a shocking number of really bad decisions, and it's just a reason. It seems that the crisis of knowledge does not reach all of the city government at the table to sit on.

Kaunisto experiences, not all town board members be prepared to make difficult decisions.

– Personally, I felt that there was a want to pick up raisins from the buns. It is a really worrying way. Coalition we were ready to make savings.

the city government will hold next Monday an extraordinary meeting before the city council meeting. Ville Kauniston according to the reason is that the government decided to leave the tax rate of closure of the table. It must be decided before the council meeting.

This a way to drive us in a really bad situation, because we cannot in any way accept the slightest tax increase in a situation where we have to fear, that the parishioners of the money is used for old nets and walls maintenance, Kaunisto said.

Kauniston thinks that's a good question, where's the savings now being taken.

in My opinion they will be taken to our extremely qualified for our officials to do the performances.

"Not taken lightly"

the city government of president Harri Helminen (sd.) according to the mayor's proposals for amendments to the agenda made the group have left the matter in another perspective than the greens and the coalition.

We have to balance a very high priority, and not taken lightly to this. We wanted to look at the issue of children and young people as well as the total kouvola point of view. Services need to provide as fair and balanced in this city, as the only possible, Helminen said.

Helminen according to savings comes to searching for management inside the organization.

we've previously talked about, that the administration of the organization's still going through and gutted it. This is not up a given. The work is all the time going, and the new squeeze of start now. Yes, these measures, which are now being done and doing, to achieve in three years a level that we had in the balance sheet cons.

Helminen according to the currently it appears that the municipal taxes have to be raised to.

that's tight, enough half-a-percent increase, but the company is leaving it. It requires that organisations still need to go through, and pay attention to the particular senior and middle management. The city budget has left more than half, when Kymsote was founded. People, the members and taxpayers have a solid opinion about it, that when such a change occurs in the field work, so yes it should be visible also upstairs, Helminen said.

Helminen believes that it is important that the bottom of the solution the tax rate can be unanimously made.

It gives a certain message of responsibility for the position of. Keep in mind that we are doing even a three-week layoffs. Staff organizations has become the message, that in order for the process to move forward, the responsibility can be shared by all the townspeople in the middle.

the city government also decided to launch the next phase of the economic balance of the city of Kouvola in consulting with a Eero Laesterä reported basis. The government set up savings in the preparation of the steering group, which is preparing presentation of savings in the next by the end of April.

the city government to maintain schools

the city's director Marita Toikka show Anjala school, kaipia of school, mocking country school, Tehtaanmäen school and Ummeljoen school was abolished at the beginning of August 2020. In addition, can't the school be abolished, when Kuusankoski single school a new school building to be completed.

the city government approved the abolition of the only Ummeljoen the school of the abolition of the mayor's proposal. Other closures would be implemented only after the replacement a permanent solution there are, for example, a new school or school expansion.

Come to the primary school further explained as part of the flexible early childhood education the solution, and the decision of the school of the future made in the same context.

Elimäki got be contrary to the mayor's presentation should be a single school, and transferred to the Korialle. Elimäki and Valkeala high school in the city government abolished the original presentation in accordance with at the beginning of August 2021. Elimäki and Korian basic structure of the solution comes from education and the board of education to a new consideration in the 2020-2022 period.

Inkeroisiin let the mayor's proposal in accordance with the plan for a new southern Kouvola single school. The same building would be facilities for at least kindergarten and the library.

Kuusankoski swimming pools to maintain so far

Marita Toikka according to the proposal, Kuusankoski swimming pools would be closed in 2021 from the beginning.

the city government decided that the activities continue in 2021 after Anjalankoski, Kouvola, Kuusankoski and valkeala of indoor swimming pools. The new hall completed, the sports park and kuusankoski of swimming pools can be closed.

the mayor proposed that the ice rink the amount of money reduced to 450 000 in 2021 economic plans. Reduction in replacement policies or sources of income sorting out the 2020 period.

the city government decided that the rink continues to operate at present. Condition of facilities and maintenance are taken care of so that the activities in the halls can be further developed and secured a good utilisation rate. Ice rink user charges cover the fixed costs, and additional savings aims to achieve 250 000 euros in savings for the year 2021.

the city government also did not accept the mayor's show of private roads grants reduction of 580 000 eur 300 000 eur. Grants it was decided to retain the same. Toikka according to the proposal, grants would be the reduction thereby positioned near the baseline on the average.

Marita Toikka hope the city government for more stringent decisions.

– known to All is that the savings need to be generated and if the proposed savings will not be accepted, must present concrete options. Now this did not happen.

the town government not yet taken a position on the Pennsylvania income tax rate increase. Tax rate is scheduled to decide next Monday held an extraordinary meeting.

the Financial director Hellevi system of according to the municipal tax increase seems necessary. The city's director Marita Toikka has presented a tax rate increase of a half percentage points. The system according to the yet it is difficult to say, would it be enough.

It will depend on the final service decision. Yes, things need to be done, that the economy in balance.

Final savings decide on the next Monday meeting of the city council.

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