El Copo residents complain over Velez 2012 budget

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RESIDENTS of El Copo area in Torre del Mar has complained that the 2012 budget for Velez-Malaga has not included the €3.6 million they consider they are still owed.

The 18 homeowners from the Ipanema buildings who took the town hall to court after they failed to do anything about excessive noise in El Copo nightlife area, have been the first group to come forward with complaints against the budget of more than €87 million which was approved at the beginning of December.

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Velez Malaga Town Hall will set aside just €200,000 of the budget to pay off the compensation.

In 2008, the Supreme Court set the compensation at €2.8million for the 13 years during which the residents of the Ipanema complex in El Copo, Torre del Mar, had to put up with excessive noise from surrounding nightlife area.

This was the first time in the province that a sentence was issued against a town hall for having failed to find a solution to the problem. In January 2010, the town hall paid €2,086,000 of the total amount to the 18 homeowners affected.

The residents consider that the town hall still owes them €3.6million. Which is €713,945 remaining from the sentence, plus €1,390,000 in interests generated since 2003, and €1,514,000 from a second sum established by the courts.

In the last meeting held in August between the mayor, Francisco Delgado, and the residents, the town hall refused to pay the €3.6 million.

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