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Neighbourhood gathering to discuss road work on Sant Ferran street

cartell reunio veins st ferran1The Formentera Council's infrastructure office has convened a informational meeting to apprise Sant Ferran residents of looming upgrades on avinguda Joan Castelló i Guasch. The gathering is scheduled for Tuesday December 18 at 8.00pm in the Sant Ferran seniors' centre (Centre Social i de Majors).

The road work was outlined in the run-up to a similar meeting in 2017, when islanders were given a booklet containing a road map for the project. Tuesday's meeting will be primarily focused on explaining the particulars of the work set to take place.

Avinguda Joan Castelló i Guasch upgrades

The planned upgrades on the avinguda (“avenue”) known as Joan Castelló i Guasch covers a range of pavement surface improvements as well as the undergrounding of services like sanitation, drinking water, telephone, electricity and street lights.

Infrastructure councillor Rafael González promised the upgrades would bear similarities to work last winter on two local streets, or carrers: Guillem de Montgrí and València. Said the councillor, “At the time we did away with architectural barriers, expanded pedestrian walkways and implemented metred parking. This new project represents a continuation of the previous upgrades so that the entire town enjoys the same conditions”. The proposal also incorporates a dedicated bike lane along the length of the road and various electric-vehicle recharge points.

Engineers plan to carry out the project in two parts, one this winter and one next. The four-month deadline of the first portion is intended to ensure completion in time for the 2019 tourist season.

Formentera's Justice of the Peace unveils new look

foto jutjat de pau 2The Formentera Council announces that this week marks the christening of the local Justice of the Peace's new office space at 120 baixos, carrer Pla de Rei, next to the post office.

Islanders can take care of all the same proceedings at the new space, like settlements, handling of notices, citations, requisitions and summons, not to mention delegating specific tasks to third partiers, as in the cases of letters rogatory from other courts or tribunals in civil and penal cases.

For communications needs, a video-conferencing service is also available, particularly for investigators and witnesses involved in cases with other Spanish courts. Office staff also provide relevant forms and consulting on the range of formalities relating to courts and the Spanish ministry of justice.

The office also serves as a Civil Registry for births, marriages, deaths or other events; processing of marriage requests; civil-union ceremonies; formalities required for births not registered during the established time period; transfers of birth and marriage certificates; information updates; name changes; delivery of proofs of identity and civil status, etc.

Formentera's Justice of the Peace (Jutjat de la Pau) opens from 9.00am to 1.30pm, with additional hours available as necessary. An on-site procedural consultant is empowered to act as a law clerk for the court of justice, a justice of the peace, and a substitute justice for public hearings which require the presence and imprimatur of such an individual.

Recourse to the justice of peace is not only fast and free of charge, using it often allows individuals to forego the drawn-out and exorbitant procedures typical of other courts of law, such as by reaching amicable agreements for small claims.

Formentera prepares Es Ca Marí sewage grid projects

Foto Ca MariThe Formentera Council's infrastructure department conferred drafting of a drainage project at Es Ca Marí that would involve a network of drainage pipes and connections to individual households plus pumps linking properties with the Abaqua station. The €12,000 project was awarded to Gradual Ingenieros.

Abaqua, too, are now preparing a project involving waste water removal on Es Ca Marí's secondary network (or xarxa en alta—as opposed to “primary”, en baixa), and a study is in the works that could see creation of a pump station to accommodate the primary grid, which is administered by the local government. Es Ca Marí, zoned for some two thousand units of tourist-use lodgings, is classed as urban land under island regulations.

As Infrastructure secretary Rafael González observed, “this is a tourist area which has needed sanitation for some time”. González said his department awarded the project as soon as Abaqua assured them the island's treatment plant could handle connection with Es Ca Marí.

Once the first draft is complete, the Council will call a meeting with area residents to share details and encourage comments.

Swimming pool and vehicle inspection service reopen Monday

foto itv-formenteraThe Formentera Council's infrastructure office announces that this Monday workers of the municipal swimming pool and the island's roadworthiness testing bureau, or ITV, will return to work after a break that made it possible for municipal crews and outside firms to attend to a range of upgrades.

Vehicle inspections
The ITV will open on Monday as they begin responding to appointment scheduling requests. The garage will resume functions Tuesday. Opening hours are Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 2.00pm. The service can also be reached by phone at 971 32 31 30 and email, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

During the office's month-long summer holiday, on-site machinery was subject to thorough checks and the entire facility to a deep clean. Repairs were also performed on the building's roof.

Pool
The municipal pool will resume normal operations on Monday (weekdays 7.45am to 10.30pm and Saturdays 9.00am to 2.00pm). Swimming for people with reduced mobility, therapeutic swimming and fibromyalgia, courses for advanced swimmers, swimming for mothers-to-be, swimming for newborns, Aquafitness, open swim and other activities are available.

Work last week involved adding a fresh coat of paint to changing rooms and hallways, replacing hallway ventilators, creating a common area in the hallway with electric sockets and a mirror, placing joints across the pool deck, checking the skimmers of the large and small pools, removing rust and painting the inner-facing metal casing of glass doors, soldering a bar on an outside handrail and performing checks of the emergency doors.

Crews also mounted a new shutter system (€5,410.67, tax included) in the outdoor area of the pool and, for €19,420.89 total, made the services and women's and men's changing areas accessible for individuals with reduced mobility.

Time for holidays, maintenance as Formentera's vehicle inspection service takes annual leave

foto-itv-formentera1The Formentera Council announces that the island's vehicle inspection service (ITV) will cease operations for the month from August 15 to September 15. The break means time off for staff and a chance to take care of certain maintenance around the facility. Employees alternated morning and afternoon shifts from April to July, leaving the service without a single name on its wait list as employees prepare to clock off for the holidays.

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