Fearful in regards to the sale of the Convent of Knowledge in Saint-Briac, the elected officers of the municipal minority challenged the mayor of the city on the difficulty.
In an open letter, the elected members of the municipal minority, Caroline Gandais, Annie Julien, Bernard Laloux and Pascal Nanot, problem the mayor of Saint-Briac, Vincent Denby-Wilkes, on the announcement of the sale of the Convent of Knowledge, in the course of the municipal council of Monday 25 November.
The elected representatives state of their letter that:
This sale is a component of a big actual property operation led by the CCAS (the municipal middle for social motion), proprietor of the constructing. By promoting this constructing, the CCAS is giving itself the means to purchase the Vigie constructing which is able to then be rented to the City Corridor to permit the CCAS to gather rents and thus purchase the means to finance its social actions. “
They take into account that:
This actual property monetary association appears a bit convoluted however (that) it primarily ends in two results: On the one hand, the CCAS places itself in danger in entrance of a Metropolis Council which may surrender sooner or later a rental which would appear much less justified and, alternatively, the CCAS places on sale an emblematic property of the municipality and its residents. “
Elected officers proceed:
Mr. Mayor, you can not make the choice alone to eliminate a central heritage constructing within the Commune, the mere point out of which reminds everybody of a reminiscence. Everybody feels involved and should be capable to take part in essentially the most favorable resolution for all. You’d develop by permitting time to time to be able to examine all of the options. (…). All of us anticipate from you an exhaustive presentation of the probabilities, their prices, their advantages for all and their optimistic repercussions for the CCAS (…). Do issues the fitting approach and with readability! “
Mayor Vincent Denby-Wilkes replied:
The Convent of Knowledge, which is the property of the CCAS, is rented to the city for internet hosting cultural and inventive actions. The acquisition of La Vigie by the CCAS will give rise to the identical provisions: the municipality will hire La Vigie to the CCAS, as at the moment it rents the convent to it. Actions on the convent (besides the music college, which doesn’t meet native requirements) had been regularly transferred to the presbytery, in response to the selection made in 2010, to rehabilitate the latter and go away the convent. (…).
The primary elected official argues in figures:
€ 2.2 million was mobilized to preserve and develop the presbytery. For the convent, (€ 552,000 in constructing worth + between € 900,000 and € 1.2 million in work) between € 1.four million and € 1.7 million can be mobilized to maintain the convent. The acquisition of La Vigie quantities to € 278,000, i.e. the valuation of the Domains plus 5%. La Vigie respects the requirements of institutions open to the general public, it makes it potential to satisfy wants, attributable to compliance with accessibility standards, as a result of parking, as a result of modularity of the constructing, as a result of giant floor of plain -foot which permits to have a really giant room, which the presbytery doesn’t permit. It additionally provides the opportunity of future growth.
And at last stresses that:
La Vigie and the convent are a part of the reminiscence of Saint Briac and are positioned underneath the management of the architect of Bâtiments de France. It’s on this context that the CCAS will put the convent on sale on the web, with a value of € 580,000, that’s to say the evaluation of the Domains plus 5%. “