In Montivilliers, the renovation of tennis buildings poses an issue between the affiliation and the Metropolis

The Montivillon Tennis Group Le Havre Métropole (GMT) and the Metropolis of Montivilliers are in disagreement relating to the upkeep of the construction and the work mandatory for its renovation. Over the last normal assembly, the environment was stormy between the 2 events, every passing the ball.

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Over the last normal assembly of the GMT, Nicolas Poissonnière, president of the affiliation, angrily evoked the dispute between him and the Metropolis of Montivilliers, within the presence of the mayor Jérôme Dubost. “Since 2016, the Metropolis has owned our construction and should guarantee its upkeep, remembers the president of the GMT. The affiliation invests tirelessly rather than this neighborhood which doesn’t assume its commitments. The amenities are getting previous and the work is changing into substantial. Girls and gents elected officers […], assume your duties, I remind you that we’re volunteers. »

The President defined to the meeting: “Three weeks in the past, we acquired a letter stating that if the GMT doesn’t perform the renovations, he will probably be expelled. However who’s the proprietor, the GMT or the Metropolis? The Metropolis should assume its contractual obligations, together with the work. » In accordance with Nicolas Poissonnière, a dialogue has been open for 2 years, however with out resolution. “The answer of relocation has all the time been the appropriate one… however it’s not thought of. To comb the GMT is to place 600 younger folks, together with 300 regulars, within the streets of Montivilliers. »

Safety points

To which the mayor replied, for the eye of the members, that he had “learn a letter dated November 9, 2022 despatched to you by your president. He incorrectly asserted that the Metropolis […] confirms its need to shut the GMT. I deplore these remarks made by the presidency of the GMT who has determined to go for a break within the dialogue at a time after we ought to act collectively and responsibly within the face of a state of affairs of hazard affecting the safety of your membership’s infrastructure. We stay dedicated to the observe of tennis in security. Therefore the common discussions across the programming of the required works. »

In 2020, confronted with the suggestion by the GMT to “favoring new building, no compromise has appeared on the flexibility to hold out a financially sustainable mission. Therefore the return to multi-year work to enhance tools with precedence on the roofs of courts 6 and seven and allotted credit of 289,000 euros. However the membership didn’t want to begin the work, citing the lack of working revenue for 3 incompressible months of closure from June to August 2022.

An settlement signed in 2016

With regard to the roof, a design workplace concluded that there have been security issues for courtroom 4 requiring its closure, the under-dimensioning of the secondary buildings of the framework for courts 5, 6 and seven and the necessity for his or her speedy substitute. “I due to this fact needed to prescribe the fast closure of courtroom 4, the restriction of use of 5, 6 and seven and their closure within the occasion of adversarial climate circumstances, selections not contested by the GMT. On August 24, 2022, I despatched a letter to the president of the GMT to make clear his place on this new state of affairs of hazard, a letter to which he replied by questioning the duty of the municipality. It seems, nevertheless, that the Metropolis has carried out the work incumbent upon it. »

The mayor recalled that “the settlement of December 12, 2016 clearly distributes the work load on the construction […]

» and that it’s false to assert that the Metropolis has the desire to shut the GMT.

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