The municipal director and her workers have labored arduous to seek out financial savings measures for subsequent yr’s funds and for the financial plan interval 2023-26. These are measures which are proposed although Tinn municipality budgets 800 million in income in 2023, with a rise of over 104 million from 2021.
The “order” they’ve positioned on themselves, and obtained a unanimous choice on within the Tinn municipal council, is a minimize of the working funds of NOK 35 million, regardless of a powerful improve in energy earnings.
Municipal director Anne Tove Sandal Teigenes justified this, amongst different issues, by the truth that investments price 1.3 billion have been accredited within the years as much as and together with 2026, together with well being centres.
– We nonetheless have giant funding tasks forward of us, which signifies that elevated rates of interest eat up an ever-larger share of the working funds, she identified within the briefing.
Towards the backdrop of unsure future prospects for financial growth, one will cut back the working stage, and slightly put cash into funds. That is how it’s proposed to funds with the excess of the occasions in Tinn municipality. Which means non-statutory duties similar to Tinn’s largest cultural supply, the Rjukan cinema, are proposed to be closed, in addition to to shut the Atrå as a secondary college and collect everybody in a single secondary college in Rjukan.
There’s a clear prioritization each in the case of the working funds and the funding funds. The administration’s prioritization partly runs counter to the politicians’ said need to put money into residential attractiveness, and focuses on water and sewerage and the development of well being services for the aged over the following 4 years. Politicians are thus given fairly a activity to re-prioritise within the submitted municipal funds, which they’ve three weeks to discover a resolution to.
The municipal director begins his minimize menu with:
“This catalog of measures is an appendix to the municipal director’s funds foundation for the monetary plan 2023-2026. The catalog of measures accommodates each cost-saving measures and measures that contain elevated prices. The aim of the initiative catalog is for the chairmanship and municipal council to have a “menu” they’ll select from when political priorities are to be made.
This doesn’t rule out that the politicians can provide you with different proposals, however through the use of the room for motion that the catalog of measures gives, it’s ensured that the administration has assessed the results and dangers related to the measures. Studying information: Every measure within the prime line has a quantity and a reputation. It is very important use this identification to tell apart the measures from one another. All measures apply to operations. As well as, it’s said whether or not it’s an working or funding measure.”
Shade codes have been put up, the place inexperienced = proposed measure, and included within the municipal director’s proposal, yellow = no proposed measure, however affect assessed. Blue route = proposals for investments, which aren’t included within the municipal director’s proposal.
“It’s significantly necessary to notice that many measures don’t have a full-year impact till 2024. That is normally because of the want for a course of to hold out downsizing consistent with the legislation and contractual agreements. Minus in entrance of the numbers signifies diminished expenditure or elevated earnings. The outline of the measure should give a impartial clarification of what the measure is about. The consequence will usually describe the disadvantages the measure entails. It is going to be potential to seek out different/extra disadvantages than what’s described. The goal has been to offer a sober however real looking evaluation with out maximizing the disaster. The profit is about what profit the measure may have for the municipality.”
In well being and care, it’s proposed to save lots of over 3 million by reducing 5 full-time jobs and three nursing dwelling locations as a result of the necessity is just not there, however slightly to place the cash into sources in dwelling care, in addition to cut back half a place, which will probably be created at the next stage once more . Complete financial savings are NOK 300,000 within the sector.
Working space Society
Working earnings within the Group space will improve by NOK 18 million from 2022 to 2023, as a result of elevated VAR earnings and different charges. Nonetheless, operational operations inside the Group space have to be diminished by a complete of NOK. 5.4 million, and all departments have had their working framework diminished from 2022 to 2023.
Right here it’s proposed to chop cleansing and washing in most areas, and the introduction of a cleansing payment for customers and tenants of Rjukanhuset, a full minimize of the slope subsidy for the opening of ski slopes in Tinn, and the removing of subsidies for the return of housing with world heritage standing, however protection of consultancy companies on funding tasks is tripled.
Municipal upkeep and paving will probably be diminished by NOK 800,000 and NOK 700,000 will probably be saved for fireplace preparedness. Quite a few inside cuts are additionally made that are largely much less seen to the general public.
Rising up, integration and tradition
On upbringing, integration and tradition, the closure of the municipality’s largest cultural providing, Rjukan cinema, is proposed, which ought to end in a saving of NOK 812,000 in wage bills. The funds says nothing in regards to the earnings that the cinema generates, or whether or not that is internet expenditure. You additionally save 650,000 in funding for a brand new projector within the occasion of a shutdown.
The large shock this Tuesday night was the proposal to shut the newly constructed Atrå junior highschool, by gathering all junior highschool college students at Rjukan junior highschool, a faculty which, in response to municipal supervisor Christine Kollenberg, needs to be giant sufficient to just accept college students from Atrå, however which lacks a gymnasium. One proposal then is to maneuver the after-school in Atrå to the vacant premises after the secondary college. Then promote the constructed Marum Ullern college and the present after-school constructing.
That is justified by the truth that the variety of youngsters, particularly in rural areas, will lower within the coming years.
It’s once more proposed to chop the cultural assist that may be utilized for, however this yr solely by 147,000, in addition to a minimize of cash till 17 Could at Rjukan, which it’s believed that the municipality mustn’t prepare.
It’s also proposed to chop SFO, kindergarten in the summertime holidays and quite a few downsizing in faculties.
Purposes from outdoors
Within the funds, what have been beforehand municipally created schemes at the moment are outlined as “purposes from outdoors” the organisation, which additionally applies to firms wholly owned by the municipality. They’re further skinny within the coming years, since these are after all not “statutory duties”.
Within the municipal council’s funds orientation on Tuesday night, the mayor needed to particularly ask the municipal director to tell about these minimize proposals, because it was not included within the unique orientation, however there have been questions in regards to the Pink Cross, Lions, Rjukanbadet and Rjukan Idrett from 4 totally different representatives through the funds orientation.
The municipal director answered concretely to questions in regards to the aforementioned, however believed that these things that apply outdoors the central municipal funds may very well be discovered within the feedback part of the funds when it was despatched out, however the mayor was clear that this was of nice curiosity to politicians and listeners.
No to the Rjukanbadet improve
No cash has been put aside for Rjukanbadet’s technical improve – in all probability within the order of 8 million. The board and administration on the toilet have claimed in stories to the RA that that is completely essential. Chairman Bjørn Næset has mentioned that the technical gear is outdated and lacks spare components, and that the lavatory could also be closed if there’s a want for upkeep.
There can even be no cash for RNU for tourism technique or restructuring funds (2.5 million.).
The NIA refuses 5 out of 8 purposes, and VisitRjukan’s advertising assist, which is Tinn municipality’s share of the joint advertising of Tinn’s foremost funding space, is proposed to be minimize fully (600,000 NOK) and the identical with the municipality’s share to the splice group Fjellbussen (330,000 NOK).
An utility from the predominantly municipally owned Krossobanen of two million has not been discovered both.
Annual recurring proposals
As soon as once more, it’s proposed that the working grant to the Rjukan Sports activities Basis of 800,000 be minimize, a grant which the municipal council has identified is a contribution to sustaining the variety of pupils at Rjukan vgs.
It’s also proposed to chop upkeep within the Månastien, which is carried out by Lions. Right here, the municipality will take over the upkeep, and cut back it considerably. As well as, NOK 200,000 to the municipally owned Enviornment Kompetance to contribute to cleansing the town streets has additionally been minimize.
It’s also proposed to chop ads for NOK 50,000 within the cottage newspaper “Det Skjer i Tinn” and NOK 70,000 for the transmission of municipality and board conferences on Radio Rjukan on account of the municipality now broadcasting the conferences on its inside municipal TV.
The one shock right here is that this yr it’s not proposed to chop the assist to the Pink Cross, which is consistent with 150,000.
Listed below are the proposals for cuts and inserted funds objects for “outdoors candidates”. The final column reveals what has been included within the municipal director’s funds.
Now the municipal council representatives with their social gathering teams will examine the proposal within the coming weeks. The ultimate funds will probably be accredited on 15 December.