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ChiFRA 2017 AGM
Sunday, 08 October 2017



THURSDAY 21st SEPTEMBER 2017 - 19.00

Azahar Costa Celebration Rooms, Chiclana




30 members were present.

A quorum not being possible at 19.00, a second call for the meeting was made at 19.30 and the meeting proceeded with those present. 



The President, Dave Fisher, welcomed the members and thanked them for coming.

The minutes of the last AGM were approved unanimously, with no objections, proposed by Roger Holmes and seconded by Ann Randall.

The Treasurer's report - the Treasurer, Terry Waghorne, reported that the current balance was 1338.09 euros.  We have had access to the bank account again from March this year after many months without.  (This was due to changes in the committee members and difficulty in obtaining all the correct signatures.) We have paid all the outstanding debts from last year including the monies owed for over 18 months to Yvonne Ferrier for maintaining the website.  The President, Dave Fisher, stated the money was mainly used for the costs of the website, and these costs are covered by the donations of our sponsors, so membership of ChiFRA is free.


The President's report.


This has been a particularly busy time for the President himself, with lots of small things going on without a particular theme, which has made it very difficult to keep track of what has been going on.


Our PGOU town plan is still being amended and is going through the legal process, but should be back from the Junta any day now.  It will have to be put on display again then for any objections, then go back to the Junta again.  The changes in the various laws have made it all but impossible to comply in totality.  This is a throwback from all the illegal builds since the 1987 town plan.  Today's environmental concerns make it virtually impossible to incorporate all these illegal builds without a lot of bending of laws.


The President has asked the Mayor about plans for the next 3 or 5 years.  The first area will be Rana Verde.  There was no response regarding possible costs.  These concerns were sent to the Mayor in writing some six months ago.


For those of you outside the town plan, there is the AFO route.  However, an AFO means that you can only maintain your property, not extend or improve it, or rebuild it should it be burned down, for example.  You also need to install an ecological septic tank.  It regularises it, making it as legal as is possible, however, you must take legal advice before going down this route.  On the other side of Andalucia they are trying to get this changed, but that will take 2 years and a further 2 years to be put into effect.  Buyers there have been asking for an AFO before buying a house.  Costs of an AFO and a septic tank were approximately 2,500 euros each.


There was a question regarding AFOs.  It was stated that the buyers were enforcing this, not the sellers.  Our lawyer, Juan Antonio stated that for an AFO an architect was needed to provide a report to state the house was fit for a dwelling.  This is submitted to the Ayuntamiento who grant a licence.  The fees are not expensive for either.  The owner has to sign a statement confirming the septic tank is to the right specification.  With an AFO no action can be taken against the house, though not strictly legal.  In Chiclana, no AFOs are being granted, as the town plan is not approved. 


Problems have been encountered with people receiving their bills for, in particular, the IBI.  Juan Antonio stated that you need to ensure that you notify the Ayuntamiento of your address by "decreto", which is stamped. Bills paid by direct debit are not sent out - it is the legal duty of your bank to supply the details.


The new rental laws are being discussed with the rental managers determined to get the licence process clearly defined.  As yet, no-one seems to know what is definitely required, especially regarding the provision of drinking water.  


There was an automatic re-appointment of committee members as no-one has stood down.


Plans for the coming year - much the same as in the President's address.  The President will email display dates for the Town plan and advised everyone to go and check their house.  He will also update members by email of any resolution regarding the new rental laws. 


AOB -A question was asked re Age Concern and help for their elderly neighbours.  The President was able to confirm that if they rang the helpline, they would receive an assessment as to their needs and help could be obtained.  A friend or neighbour can call on their behalf, with the individual's request/permission.


The meeting was closed at 8.05pm.





CKG 24.09.17 (amended 01.10.17)



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