H2O RADIO – FAVERGES-SEYTHENEX | City council votes to abolish the post of cultural assistant



FAVERGES-SEYTHENEX | City council votes to abolish the post of cultural assistant

PUBLISHED ON 20/04/2022 by Auriana Castro – 21 views

Without the cultural assistant, but the mayor assured: ” […] culture remains in Faverges. We have and will have a cultural will at the commune level. »

The elected officials of Faverges-Seythenex met at the city council on Tuesday, April 19, 2022. It’s a bit of a special council, as its agenda is to appoint a new city councilor and abolish the post of cultural assistant.
As a matter of fact, after the resignation of Philippe Strapazon, the 6th vice mayor position became vacant. Therefore, the municipal team voted to remove the post of second deputy for culture, communication, new technologies, cultural associations, twinning and heritage. Tasks that will soon be redistributed to several MPs.

This dismissal was criticized by opposition, political group Rassembler et Agir: ” […] We will vote against the removal of the Cultural Assistant position, which is very meaningful to us symbolically. »

In addition to the symbol, elected officials denounced the additional workload that can tire deputy mayors or cause them to quit certain duties: ” […] Then how will they be able to manage important files related to communication? And especially on culture: when in connection with cultural associations? When to work in a show room […] ? What to do with two great cultural structures, the Soierie and the School of Living Arts. […] When for exchange with other corporate partners like DRAC and National Education for Fabric’Art? […] »

Concerns that Jaques Dalex, mayor of Faverges Seythenex, wants to address : “I can assure you the culture stays in Faverges. We have and will have a cultural will at the commune level. Cultural associations need not worry, Soierie and Ecoles des Arts are alive too. » The mayor also reassured elected officials that there would be a happy medium to avoid overloading them: “We’ll make sure we find the right formula. And there’s no inconsistency in the early childhood assistant’s interest in Fabric’Art…” The mayor of Faverges-Seythenex also explained: “We are eliminating a position today, but nothing prevents us from creating one later. Nothing is certain but you know we have to deal with very short deadlines. »

In the end, this dismissal was voted on. It received four abstentions and four votes against.

On April 19, 2022, Philippe Strappazzon replaced his post as city councilor and a new city councilor joined the elected officials. The city council took note of Christiane Lecuyer’s installation and welcomed her. The mayor particularly praised him: “Thank you for joining this adventure as a city council member. » At the end of the meeting, the newly elected members said: “I hope I can work properly. I am waiting to find out what commissions I will be on. Over the years I have always been very involved in the life of the commune. Thanks for coming.”

The next city council of the commune will be held on April 27, 2022. Elected officials should, by then, learn more about the redistribution of Philippe Strappazzon’s duties and the new organization of the council.