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My Swiss bitch...

Old Feb 11th 2019, 9:59 am
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Despite now being +/- 850km away doesn't mean we've forgotten this issue, I remain a member of the collective and so have stayed on the email list. The collective is still going strong (yay!) and below are some extracts of last week's newsletter.

There's a meeting between the authorities and the collective set for this evening, all are welcome

The Collectif (Swiss) opposes the projects of the Municipaux d'Ambilly (MiCA) because of multiple irregularities and conflicts of interest.
Each commune is sub-divided into multiple 'regions' a semi-official name for a local area; it seems that the (very) old regional name has mysteriously been changed without following procedure.

The consultation of the change of the name of our region to Belle-Terre was not supervised by the competent Swiss authorities. On what legal basis have they been authorised to change this name and why has the cantonal electoral office not been mandated?
Now to the points.

Our elected representatives voted in favour of the road links (PL11692 & L11692) without having all the information, some of it was hidden and no mention was made of compensation for nuisances. This compensation will be charged to the municipalities' budgets, year after year, and will be paid by the inhabitants located along the route (MiCA), including Avenue Mirany!
Basically any 'compensation' will come out of your own pockets. The new owners of our old house will receive some 'compensation' for the increase in noise level...

Why did Caran d'Ache, based in Thônex, not have the support of the municipality to expand? Why oppose the establishment of 20% of industrial zones in our municipalities. According to the minutes of 20 June 2017 of the municipality of Thônex (N°108) Quote: "The new districts involve significant capital costs without generating the corresponding tax revenues". Why force citizens to take on these responsibilities? For the sole benefit of private promoters?
Caran d'Ache - the pencil people - are the third largest employer in the commune and are generally regarded as the second best to work for. They can't expand their current premises in situ.

How is it possible to obtain building permits when the land concerned (MiCA), according to the Land Register of the Canton of Geneva, is still undergoing change. Who is the real owner?!?!
Once again pointing out that it's not legal to build on agricultural land. On top of that it seems that the French (!) stole some of the land / won it in a card game many years ago, current ownership is still unclear.

Have the administrative councillors of the municipalities concerned, Thônex and Chêne-Bourg, signed powers of attorney to be represented by the promoters during the proceedings, which would explain the absence of our elected representatives before the courts and the disbelief of the members of the municipal councils in response to our requests for clarification?
May seem a bit sarcastic, but they do have a point.

We, the citizens who are members of the Collective and co, ask for the freezing of any development or redevelopment obtained through forced passages.
Fair enough.

When I was back at the old house in late December, the clearance of the trees in the the park was as good as done, just three or four token pines left close to a yet-to-be-expanded roundabout, yet the digging for the part-sunken road had not been started.

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