Plenary members agree on outline of 14 projects this legislative session

ple agostParticipants at the August plenary meeting of the Formentera Council have unanimously agreed on a document—addressed to the Govern Balear—delineating the projects on Formentera that require Palma's attention. Consell Insular de Formentera spokesman, Bartomeu Escandell, noted that the outline followed on the heels of an earlier indication by the CiF president in a ceremony for Formentera's Diada de la Illa celebrations that such a measure would be struck across party lines.

The spokesman explained the three courses of action established by the document: improvements to town and country planning; changes to municipal codes/funding scheme improvements; and service improvements. Escandell thanked members of Formentera's different political parties for helping move the agreement forward, which he described as “the chief points we intend to have mark our action during this legislative session”.

Snake control
Members of the plenary also moved unanimously to recommend the Govern Balear initiate a campaign to bridle the importation of snakes. Councillor of environment Daisee Aguilera explained that the measure plenary members agreed to send Palma's environmental office “came on the heels of an observed proliferation of snakes in la Mola” and indicated that “the Conselleria de Medi Ambient is the office responsible for controlling the entry on the island of invasive species”.

The Friday plenary session additionally led to approval of propositions from the conservative party to urge action by the responsible authorities to regulate access to the Es Cap lighthouse and increase both cleaning and patrol operations in the surrounding area. Also approved was a second proposition by the Partido Popular to reinstate the art module at the level of bachillerato, the final two years of post-secondary education in Spain.

Finally, members approved propositions by the political group Compromís amb Formentera to improve trimming of trees that run alongside outdoor utility lines, create signage indicating the presence of beachside parking areas, voting on improvements to signage at heritage sites and making more informational signs on bins and at rubbish drop points.