The affair of the swimming pool of the former deputy Françoise Dumas has resurfaced at the municipal council of Nîmes

The affair of the swimming pool of the former deputy Françoise Dumas has resurfaced at the municipal council of Nîmes
The affair of the swimming pool of the former deputy Françoise Dumas has resurfaced at the municipal council of Nîmes

A deliberation concerned the transfer of a municipal portion to the former Renaissance MP, whose affair of the swimming pool overflowing into public land had caused a great stir before being shelved without further action.

The affair of the swimming pool of the former elected representative Françoise Dumas resurfaced on Saturday July 6 during the municipal council of Nîmes, the same place where the controversy arose on a day of deliberation in November 2019.

That year, the deliberation was to allow the transfer of a plot of land from the public domain of the municipality to its private domain with the sale to the elected official of a plot of land where her swimming pool was built. Except that, and this was revealed by the Canard enchaîné in 2012, the swimming pool had part of its basin that overflowed onto the public domain of the City. Hence the regularization with the sale of the plot to Françoise Dumas.

Mayor Jean-Paul Fournier had to withdraw the November 2019 deliberation after Yoann Gillet, then an opposition RN municipal councilor, reported the matter to the prosecutor, who initiated a preliminary investigation entrusted to the judicial police. In the fall of 2021, finally, the public prosecutor of Nîmes at the time, Éric Maurel, closed the case without further action.

Declassification and transfer of municipal plots

Saturday, July 6, here we go again. Resolution No. 27 concerned the disaffection, downgrading and transfer of the communal plot of land with a surface area of ​​668 m2at a price of €35 per m2for the benefit of the former deputy Renaissance. “The people of Nîmes will appreciate it! I hope that you will be more vigilant in the future. Our group will not vote for this resolution.”launched the left-wing opposition group.

Thierry Jacob (RN) took the opportunity to slip in a few puns: “A case that caused a lot of water to flow. Yoann Gillet sensed that there was something fishy going on.” In short, he believes that this affair may have tarnished the elected officials but not those in his group who voted against the resolution.

Reactions that surprised Julien Plantier, first deputy delegate for urban planning: “There was no special treatment, no violation. This case was closed without further action by the prosecutor. I am doubtful when you question the integrity of the elected officials and agents who worked on this case.”

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