Falaise has had a surprising windfall, having recently inherited more than two million euros. A hundred-year-old woman, who died last April, decided to bequeath all her fortune to the city, where she worked for a time, before going to live in Caen.
After months of administrative procedures, the news was unveiled in City Council by the Mayor, Hervé Maunoury. An incredible amount for him, since it represents 10% of his annual budget. He plans to propose to elected officials to “put a million aside to finance post-Covid projects”.
The Mayor plans to invest the other million this year. “We have a few leads on heritage projects, youth, associations and sport. Quite a few projects just waiting for additional funding like this one“, he says.
This is not the first time that the city has received a bequest from a former resident. “The Falaisiens are really attached to their city’’, says Hervé Maunoury. Each time, these are people who have lived in Falaise, then lived elsewhere for their old age, and who despite everything have decided to bequeath property to the city.”
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