Little reflection of Coeurbêche :

 With Croflette we also read the "Regional". We find very interesting information there. Take for example the last issue that appeared. (No. 985).The journalist talks about us!But also from the Syndic of Blonay. And what do we learn about the relationship between the population and the councilors?Mr. Syndic is not sure that that changes much: currently with a little more than 6,000 inhabitants who live in his town, they certainly do not know the authorities who govern them!So imagine a town of 12,000 inhabitants !!!I am even more concerned with my friend Croflette about the ability of elected officials to communicate with the population!

NON à la fusion

As for the relationship between the population and the municipalities, I am not sure that that changes much: currently, out of 5’000 resident, who really knows his city officials!

Fusionnette

I'm going to provide financial stability and I'm going to keep Commune jobs.

NON à la fusion

But what you're not telling us, Fusionette, is how much it's going to cost us to implement. No budget has been allocated for the merger. And the costs aren’t going to be insignificant when you consider that we’ll have to upgrade the entire computer system, redo all the official deeds, change the Land Registry ownership documents of all the Commune buildings (in both communes), move the Municipal Administration from St-Légier (which owns the building) to Blonay (which rents the land), modify all the regulations, print them and send them all our citizens…. We have reason to doubt your promise.

As for keeping all the existing Commune jobs, we’re not convinced. We’d end up with 15 department heads for only 8 positions with more or less the same salary and you think that the president, who will have double the work, will agree to have the same salary as his / her deputy?! And what will become of the 17 deputies, are they going to become mere employees with a deputy's salary again?

You claim there’ll be a direct equalisation with an annual profit of Chf 1.7 million, but tell us about the indirect equalisation (social invoices). How much more will it cost us?

Don’t forget that the fee to Sécurité-Riviera will increase by nearly Chf 700,000 per year.

NON à la fusion

Extract from Working Group II’s Report
“A possible merger of the 2 communes would require the harmonization of staff regulations and IT tools, which are delicate, complex and costly tasks”

Fusionnette

What I’m saying is that more and more topics are being discussed and dealt with at a cantonal or regional level, particularly in the areas of security, mobility, tourism or economic promotion. This new commune would retain a human dimension, as opposed to a "mega-project" that would put too great a distance between authorities and citizens.

 

NON à la fusion

 

Well, we did the calculations and you would lose 2 representatives in the Commission Sécurité-Riviera, 2 in the SIGE (1 fixed delegation and 1 variable delegation), 1 in the CIEHL, 1 in the SAI (Service des Affaires Intercommunales), 1 in the CORAT, 1 in the Fonds culturel Riviera, 1 in the Fondation pour l'Equipement Touristique de la Riviera, 1 in the Union des Communes Vaudoises... and the list goes on…!

And then, who is the strongest?!

By the way, you'll never be a city! You don't make a city by joining two villages and nobody thought you could become a megalopolis...

NON à la fusion

Fusionnette

What I’m saying is that the merger would allow us to strengthen competences within the new commune, based on the assumption that enlarged teams would require the recruitment of new profiles, particularly in the fields of information technology, finance and the legal service.

 

NON à la fusion

Not only are you telling us that there will be no layoffs - so there will be duplicate employees who will have to be repositioned - but you are already talking about hiring one or more IT specialists, one or more accountants and one or more lawyers... And how much are these new positions going to cost us? It suits you to talk about financial stability! We're going to sink into a financial hole, yeah !

How long will the tax point of 70 remain? Even though the finance report says the break-even point would be at 75... Moreover, it has already increased by 1.5 points compared to the questions/answers on the site "traitdunion-fusion.ch", that the cantonal average is at 68.2 and 69.4 for the district and that, at 70, we are already among the most expensive communes in the district (except for the 3 communes of the Pays-d'Enhaut)

Coeurbêche - NON à la fusion

Extract from the site traitdunion-fusion.ch - "Questions/answers" section:

  • What will be tax level of the new commune?
    As far as taxation is concerned, the main tax rate of the new commune, fixed by the merger agreement, will be 68.5%, subject to a change in the equalisation charges. It will enter into force on 1st January 2022 and will be applicable to the entire new commune for the whole of the year 2022.

Extract from the site traitdunion-fusion.ch - "Issues" section:

  • What will be tax rate of the new commune?
    As far as taxation is concerned, the idea is to propose a tax rate of 70%

NON à la fusion

 

Does that mean that equalization charges have already been increased?
Or is it that the charges due to the merger have finally been calculated...?

Extract from Working Group II’s Report – Commune Finances:
For the commune of Blonay, the curve is out of frame. Note that this curve is calculated with an average tax point of 70 while the equilibrium tax point is around 75.

2017 overview for reference (excludes employment, business and agricultural / viticulture operations.

Rapport groupe I

Pfouah!

Let's just point out that this is the report of the finance committee... come on, we're being nice, here's our advice:Excel pour les Nuls

MDR

Reflection of a citizen... (mentioned in the CC of Blonay but not in that of St-Légier)...

“On consulting the documents available on the "traitdunion-fusion.ch" website, it appears that the "debt union", which is very concerning, also warrants particular and sustained attention.

Working Group 1, which looked into municipal finances, stated on page 7 of its report that the net debt per taxpayer in 2016 amounted to Chf 10,361 in Blonay, compared to Chf 19,629 in St Légier - i.e. +89%. The same report also reported prospectively that net debt per taxpayer in 2021 was Chf 11,905 in Blonay, compared to Chf 23.422 in St Légier - i.e. +96%

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