THE building currently housing the municipal infant school for children up to 3 years old, will finally pass to the ownership of the Town Council. Local authorities have closed an agreement with the proprietors of the Toninaina nursery in order to exchange the building for a plot of land on the future light industrial estate. The land measures at least 1'000 square metres with a value of 632'000 euros, the equivalent value of the nursery school.
Private drinking water
THE Town Council in Soller is studying the possibility of privatising the drinking water service in the municipality and will probably put forward a motion to this effect at the next plenary session taking place today. Council technicians are compiling a report following a revision of the district's water supply network.
A German resident in Capdepera, Marlis Lorent, has handed over to local mayor, Joan Ferrer, the sum of 1'000 euros for the purchase of new play equipment and toys for the municipal nursery. German people living in the area joined forces to raise the money at a neighbourhood party.
THE Red Cross in Soller has handed over 35 Christmas hampers to 35 families in need in the district. The donation has been possible due to public support for an appeal made by the Red Cross who are also collecting toys from local people. These will be distributed amongst disadvantaged childred on the day of the Three Kings.
Not so innocent
THE PLA (PLAIN) OF MAJORCA
ON the occasion of the Day of the Innocents (equivalent to April Fools Day), military recruits in Sineu, Santa Margalida and Santa Maria de la Salut committed acts of vandalism on the night of 27 December leading into the early hours of the following morning.
This year, the youngsters in Santa Margalida threw tomatoes against the house of the local mayor, Antoni del Olmo; while in Sineu they daubed various points through the streets of the town with paint.
Recruits in Maria de la Salut brought forward the official day of high jinx by painting the Town Hall pink during the night of 26th December.
They also painted a bank situated close to the Town Hall and left a water closet in the entrance.
The mayor said that the recruits have gone too far this year and has not discounted taking out legal proceedings.
A debt to be paid
THE Town Council in Sineu is to auction a country estate valued at 102'000 euros in order to tackle municipal debt. The Council has already tried to sell off the property on a previous occasion but without success.