Prague – Together with the elections for municipal councils and a third of the Senate, local referendums began today in 14 municipalities. In them, people most often decide on housing construction, but they are also supposed to comment on renting a pond, the possible creation of a smaller zoo, the construction of an incinerator or the extraction of gravel and sand. According to data on the website of the Ministry of the Interior, referendums are to be held in 13 municipalities. The list does not include the village of Kalek in the Chomutovsk region, but the mayor of the village Tomáš Nedvěd confirmed to ČTK today that the referendum is being held in the village. Referendums continue on Saturday, their results will be published by the municipality after the results have been tallied on their official boards.
The largest municipality where the referendum is held is the town of Soběslav in the Tábor region with a population of 7,000. People there will decide on two issues about the development of the future industrial zone. In the 4,000-strong town of Jemnica in the Třebíč region, people express their approval or disapproval of the establishment of a meat processing plant with slaughterhouses, livestock farming and other related buildings in three questions. The referendum in Veverská Bítýška in Brno with about 3,400 inhabitants also concerns business. In a referendum announced by the court, the people will decide whether they demand that the city administration make every effort to eliminate the risk of the creation and spread of odors from the new lamination line that the Hartmann-Rico factory wants to build. In Čeperka in Pardubice, where almost 1,200 inhabitants live, a vote is being taken on whether a waste incinerator or other facility for the energy use of waste should be built in the cadastre of the village, in the area of the Opatovice power plant.
In many places, people decide on the construction of apartment buildings or apartment complexes in referenda. This applies, for example, to the municipality of Svatý Jan nad Malší in Českobudějovick, Kalka in Chomutovska, Velké Přítočn in Kladensk or Jenišov in Karlovy Vary. In the village of Květnice in the district of Praha-východ, people decide on the demolition of a villa in the center of the village and on changes to the zoning plan, which would concern the number of floors and the shape of the roofs of multifunctional buildings and residential houses in the village. In Čerčany in the Benešovsk region, there is a referendum on the inclusion of additional areas for housing in the spatial plan and on the eventual exclusion of the Velký Barochov area from the buildable area.
In Nákla in Olomouc, with a population of 1,500, people will decide whether the municipality should use all legal means to prevent the planned expansion of gravel and sand mining. In Vrčen in southern Pilsen region, the people have to decide whether the municipality will enter into a lease agreement for the lease of Opatský rybník for an indefinite period with the current tenant, the Vrčeň Association. In Janov na Svitava, people have their say on whether or not they want a smaller zoo on the outskirts of the village.
In Chýšt na Pardubice, residents decide in a postponed referendum how the municipality should dispose of land in its industrial zone. The town hall had to postpone the June referendum due to the duration of the state of emergency. The state of emergency was related to the wave of refugees from Ukraine.
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