The municipal operational plan cancels the contract from the technical office: “a grave violation”

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Scarlino – The Scarlino municipal administration terminated the contract with the extension of the operational plan, after “gross violations that caused countless delays in the approval of an important urban planning law”.

“We found ourselves having to terminate the contract – say the mayor Francesca Travison city ​​planning consultant Cesar Spinelli – Because of the obvious obstacles caused by the study, which made it impossible to complete the process. The last hurdle goes back, in chronological order, to last February, when we received an email from the studio telling us that all documents related to our plan had been lost due to a server failure.”

“To take a step back: when he took office, we learned that the plan adopted by the previous administration contained many crucial issues: this is attested by more than 100 observations made after approval not only by ordinary citizens but also by public bodies and municipal offices The same. Unfortunately, we found ourselves obliged to continue work that did not belong to us, and not only that: we found out that 80% of the remuneration stipulated in the agreement had already been paid to study the extension of the operational plan.

“An exorbitant sum for a decision to close cooperation and to give delegation to another subject, a fee to be paid in our opinion as the responsible person performs his duties, certainly not in such an effective solution that any other solution would have been impossible if not for the decision to ‘trust’ the choice made by our predecessors.
Moreover, with good contemplation, we preferred not to interrupt a process that, if properly modified, would give answers to our citizens and stimulus to the local economy, hampered by years of lack of options.”

“However, we found ourselves having to deal with a contact person who was mostly absent and, in our opinion, seriously non-compliant. While municipal offices were defining counter-arguments for observations, debating with the Tuscany region, and meeting, with councilors and the mayor, with citizens to discuss practices, The responsible office was late in responding, did not deliver the materials ordered, postponing the deadlines we had set.
An inexcusable state of health emergency in the past two years: it is true that it has been necessary to avoid face-to-face meetings, but there has always been the possibility of remote communication.”

“On December 29, 2021, we asked the company to sign a law in which the parties committed themselves to submitting observations considered at least a priority for the development of the area to the city council. Upon the expiration of that agreement, scheduled for February 15, 2022, the executor of the operational plan had to make public counterarguments. On Sunday February 14 at 12.10 an e-mail came to the municipal administration from the study in which he wrote: “I regret to tell you, that I cannot honor the times we gave at the last meeting in the municipality on 29.12.2021, where in January I suffered a serious failure of the studio server Which made me lose data and files, including those of Scarlino’s operational plan.” This obviously caused huge damage to the municipality.
Hence the decision to terminate the contract with a request to pay the fines stipulated in the deed.

“In the coming weeks, we will entrust a new task to a company that will resume the procedural process: the negligence of the professional company will unfortunately lead to a further delay in the approval of the plan, but we are working to complete it as soon as possible.”

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