Town Council holds meeting in San Ignacio Town Print E-mail
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Thursday, 27 February 2014 00:00

A public meeting to take account of the developments within the Twin Towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena was held on Wednesday night of last week. Mayor John August joined Council members to interact with members of the public and share some good news.  

In his financial report, Mayor John August informed that the revenue for January 2014 was $493,219.13, plus $80,236.18 brought forward from December 2013. He reported that the expenses were $482,525.13, bringing to a positive balance of $90,930.18 to the end of January 2014. (Government’s subvention and grant to the Town Council for last month stood at $51,780.00)

The Mayor also announced that within the next four months the various stadiums within the Twin Towns will be the upgraded. This is thanks to five million dollars that Government has apportioned to improve the sporting facilities in both Santa Elena and San Ignacio. Some 1.5 to 1.8 million dollars will be going towards the improvement of the Victor Galvez Stadium and $600,000.00 to $700,000.00 towards the Falcon Field in San Ignacio.

Meanwhile; the Santa Elena football Stadium will be improved to FIFA Standards with some 2.5 million in investment therein stated Mayor John August. According to Juan Polanco, lead architect and consultant, the Santa Elena Football Stadium will have a capacity for 4000 persons.

Designs for the sporting facilities in the Twin Towns are now ongoing and then it goes through the tendering process where it is expected that work will begin in all stadiums simultaneously.

Residents expressed their concerns at Friday's  meeting on the future of the cemeteries within the Towns. While the cemetery in San Ignacio is now full to capacity, there is much space at the Santa Elena Cemetery.

These types of public meetings will be held by the San Ignacio and Santa Elena Town Council every four months with the last one having been held in September of last year.