The Economy and Tax Department of the Ayuntamiento is studying the possibilities of modification of the municipal tax ordinances, of which the IBI (property tax). The Government Group of the Ayuntamiento proposed during the Extraordinary Assembly to amend the motion of the opposition where the Mixed Group was asking for the approval for the reduction of the residential IBI and the proportional increase for properties used as holiday rentals. The amendment was approved unanimously by all the councillors. Therefore, the Government Group is proposing the following amendments: to approve before 31st December the Plan Normativo Municipal that will include the legal initiatives that need to be approved the year after, as per the Common Administrative Procedure. They will also study the possibility of increasing the residential tax on holiday homes and reducing the tax on residential homes in touristic areas.
The Culture and Environment Councils of the Ayuntamiento celebrated National tree Day in November with a series of environment workshops and games. The activities took place in the House of Culture of Morro Jable and were aimed at children. Every year, the Culture and Environment Councils organise this activity together in order to bring awareness amongst young children about the importance of trees in the environment by transforming carbon dioxide, reducing the risks of floods and of erosion, amongst other advantages. The Sports' Council improves the equipment of the football ground in Costa Calma The Sports' Council is continuing the improvements of the sports' facilities of the municipality by working of the equipment of the football ground of Costa Calma. The work consisted in replacing the fence located behind the goal as the existing one was quite deteriorated.
The Ayuntamiento is putting up for tender the renovation work of Unamuno Street in Morro Jable
The street is currently used by pedestrian through lateral stairs and doesn't allow for vehicles to transit through it because of the high gradient. Thanks to this initiative, the section located between Quevedo Street and Pérez Galdós Street will become a pedestrian area in order to improve the transit on foot in that street thanks to new stairs that will be four metres wide.
Those renovations, to be executed within the next three months, also include a viewpoint located in a triangular resting area as well as a wall destined to redirecting rainwater towards the new gutter.
Other initiatives are required in the perimeter of that street such as reducing the pavement in Quevedo Street and adding raised pedestrian crossings in Pérez Galdós Street as well as adapting the surface of the pavements.
The information on the tender can be obtained from the Ayuntamiento of Pájara, by phone on 928 161 704, by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org or on the contracts platform of the State. The offers must be presented at the Ayuntamiento of Pájara.
The project of renovation of the building known as «Casa del Cura» shall be completed within fourteen months. This building is located in the historic area of the village of Pájara and was purchased by the Ayuntamiento in 2015 in order to use it for cultural purposes.
According to the company that drafted the project, Hermenegildo Domínguez y Asociados, since the building is an example of traditional majorero architecture, its elements of interest will be protected, such as its balconies, the bannister of the stairs leading to the attic or the wooden pergola, that will be renovated and preserved.
The building will consist of four rooms that will be connected through the patio of Casa del Cura. The museum will consist of two underground floors that will be used as storage and historical archives.
The project is located in a strategic location in the village of Pájara because of its traditional and popular character. The future interpretation centre will be located in one of the main transit points of the island, close to a Property of Cultural Interest with the Church of Nuestra Señora de Regla. The new building will generate connections with important buildings in the village that have special historical and architectural value, such as Pájara’s church that visitors will see from the museum.
One hundred school children from CEIP Pájara celebrated International Library Day with a series of activities that took place in the Municipal Library. Children from primary school participated in a drawing contest in order to elect the library's mascot. After the contest, Neizam Perera Ossorio, was chosen as the winner with his drawing called «comelibros».
On the other hand, children from pre-school visited the library in order to discover how it works. Thanks to this guided visit, children found out how the library is organised, what services are available and other useful facts such as how to get a library card.
The school children also participated in workshops and created an autumn panel in order to express their sensations after their visit.