Monday, 12 May 2014

Yiannis Patsas - Candidate for Mayor - Manefesto ...

Island residents, and interested friends: This is the first detailed document, that I have seen describing the plan by one of the candidates. If anyone on the island has the others - You know how to get in touch ...

I have been able to obtain, a translated copy of the manifesto for the 'Skiathos is You' party in the forthcoming Mayoral elections. Yannis Patsas is the candidate for this party.

His representative for the foreign, non Greek speaking residents, here on the island  is Robert Henry Bruce Wilson ...
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Election schedule:

The first ballot in the election process is on Sunday 18th May, for the councillors. If one mayoral candidate’s councillors win a majority, then that mayor and his councillors will be elected. If there is no majority, then the top two mayoral candidates with the most councillor votes, will stand again on the second election day Sunday, May 25th, when votes will just be for the individual mayoral candidates. Councillors elected during the first vote will also form part of the new council. There will also be entirely separate voting for the EU elections on Sunday May 25th ...
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SKIATHOS is YOU!
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PROGRAM

Decentralised model of Administration, effective operation of the Municipal Council Safe Business Environment, Development of Legacies, Creation of a Resource Management Fund and Vital and Significant Co operations

DECENTRALISED INSTEAD OF CENTRALISED (MAYOR-CENTRALISED) MODEL OF ADMINISTRATION AND DECISION MAKING

a)to the level of the major municipal party in weekly meetings (everything to everyone’s
b)to the level of Municipal services (flat-horizontal administration)

SMOOTH AND EFFECTIVE OPERATION OF THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
  • Compliance with the regulation upon agreed flexibility towards the promotion ofconversational interaction on major issues
  • Implementation of the decisions of the M.C.
  • Citizens’ presence and active citizenship

OPERATION OF MUNICIPAL COUNCIL COMMITTEES

  • -Monthly convocation and citizens’ updating via the Internet
  • -Merit based participation of citizens as members
  • -Intervening participation of citizens as audience

EUROPEAN AND STATE PROGRAMS
  • Establishment of a committee-branch (of elected representatives, employees, citizens) onthe systematic research and safe participation of the Municipality in current programs
  • No program lost, maximum absorbency
CREATION OF A SAFE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
  • The Municipality being an essential patron and supporter:
a)in attracting private investments
b)of the private citizen who leases municipal real estate-municipal property
c)controlled licensing of open air markets

DEVELOPMENT OF THE MUNICIPAL PROPERTY AND SUBSTANTIAL ARRANGEMENT
AND UTILIZATION OF THE MUNICIPAL LEGACIES WITH THE CREATION OF A
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FUND

It constitutes the Municipality’s social responsibility:

to upgrade significant sectors (of Health, Education, Culture, Sports e.t.c.)

For example the H.C. of Skiathos (when transferred) could become a social welfare
centre for the provision of every kind of social benefits or the building of the olive
oil cooperative could become a cultural centre and provide citizens with any kind of

to contribute to the emergence of the primary sector of production

SIGNIFICANT COOPERATIONS POLICY
  • with the local professionals and businessmen
  • with the public services (based on a common point of reference and following conciliation with the Police and Port Authorities, the Fire Brigade e.t.c.)
  • with specialised Organizations, scientists, technocrats
  • with the Municipalities of the neighborly islands (numerous things unite us, few
  • with the Church and Archaeological Service
Responsible Program Planning-Rational rescheduling of Expenses-Full supervision of

RESPONSIBLE PROGRAM PLANNING
  • Rational rescheduling of expenses
  • Full supervision of the deficit
  • Strict timetables for the repayment of debts to the State
  • Favorable settlement of debts, provided this is found necessary
  • Full exploitation of the European funds
  • Full support of entrepreneurship towards the creation of a business environment of Moderate and responsible exploitation of own resources
TECHNOCRATIC APPROACH TO THE TOURIST PRODUCT AIMING AT THE QUALITATIVE
TOURIST UPGRADING AND THE LENGTHENING OF THE TOURIST SEASON

Detailed research and recording of all difficulties and malfunctions met and faced bytourists-visitors of the island and scheduling of their effective treatment
Planning of a consistent and well structured (short-term, medium-term, long-term) tourist

a)the substantial operation of the Municipal Committee of Tourist Promotion and
b)the corresponding Municipal Office
c)all the bodies interested in public consultation

Upgrading of the Municipality’s webpage
Qualitative and aesthetic upgrading of the participation in national and international tourist exhibitions pursuing new markets
Stable public relations with the region, abroad, NTO services and the tourist promotion
Modern targeted campaign through advertising in regional, national and international
Lengthening of the tourist season through the:

Promotion of alternative forms of tourism, realistic and compatible with the island of

1)walking tourism (historical walks): the contract between the NTO and the Municipality
has been signed and it is now at the auctioning stage
2)diving tourism : filing of a study on three diving parks (Lefteris, Small Tsougrias, Tripiti) –
project under auction/8 million European divers seek diving destinations 12 months a year
3)cultural tourism, basic attraction for cruise ships (after coming into contact with the Greek
Shipowners’ Association it was found out the necessity of cultural issues development).

Studies on the restoration and access to the Tower town were concluded. Studies submitted
to the Ministry of Culture were promoted and a credit of 1,4 million euros was given to us

*The studies and 3 Dvisions of the Tower town were made by Mr Koutsogiannis Dimitrios

4)conference tourism: creation of a Conference Centre of 400 members that meets all the
necessary specifications with the simultaneous creation of an underground parking area (in
cooperation with Epifaneiadis Foundation)

*The studies and 3d visualization constitute a courteous offer of the candidate Municipal Councillor of our party, Christos Massouros
  • Granting of essential motives to businessmen
  • Systematic contacts and attractive motives in order for the island to be established as a destination for the five day school trips of the Third Classes of Senior High Schools and also for the environmental, cultural and educational trips of the First and Second Classes of
  • Effort towards the reopening of the Golf Course
  • Fruitful “taking advantage” of the eminent visitors of the island (journalists, artists,
  • One Day Informative Seminars about Skiathos to Officers and working people in all kinds of
  • Information Sheets (of Cultural and Sports Programs , events e.t.c.) in shops and resorts
  • Substantial and Realistic motives for businessmen in order to keep their businesses open
  • Environmental – Urban Planning Policy
  • Genuine political will to conclude the General Urban Development Plan, protection of forests, cooperation with Environmental and Ecological Associations
THE AIM IS TO ACHIEVE THE HARMONIOUS COEXISTENCE BETWEEN THE NATURAL

Genuine political will to conclude the General Urban Development Plan through:

1) tracing and counting of problems
2)its redefinition towards its fair and citizen-efficient implementation
3)public consultation aiming at the maximum social consent. Thus:

a)the location of infrastructure works is indicated
b)the protection of flora and fauna of aesthetic forests and wetland habitats is secured
c)incorporation of the suburban areas that have become densely built up (Ammoudia, Sfageia, M.Ammos, Peripheral, Ag.Fanourios)
d)implementation of the urban planning extension when found necessary

1)to avoid the arbitrary constructions
2)to achieve a better function of the urban fabric
3)to ensure infrastructure works (water , sewage, expansion of electricity supply, opening up of new streets, creation of parking space)


  • Study of boundary delineation and aesthetic reformation of the city’s historical centre
  • Maximum protection and enhancement of the authentic traditional elements of architectural heritage and of the cobble stone streets (“kalderimia” , of those very few
  • Embellishment and discharge of Papadiamanti street with the possible transfer of uses and actions in more suitable places (the prerequisite being the granting of motives)
  • Strict implementation of the traffic regulation code within the city and particularly reasonable implementation of the legislative framework of noise pollution
  • motives towards the promotion of alternative forms of energy
  • motives towards the embellishment of shops and houses facades
  • Cooperation with Environmental and Ecological Associations aiming at a fruitful brainstorming of propositions and know- how for the protection and cleaning of beaches
  • Coordinated scientific effort together with Animal Welfare Societies and animal lovers towards the civilized treatment of the issue of stray animals (with a minimum effort over
  • Study of long term protection of the biodiversity by exploring the climatic changes and the creation of a Supervision Centre (maybe an International one) of the ecosystem (flora and particularly fauna of the aesthetic forests and wetland habitats)
  • Controlled felling , systematic reforestation and cleaning of dry twigs and trees
  • Integration in NATURA network-in addition to the area of Koukounaries-of the biotopes of
  • Implementation of the walking park in Ag.Georgios lake
  • Integrated protection of the forest in Mandraki aiming at the safe visitors’ hosting
  • Creation of an administration body of the biotope of Koukounaries
  • Utilization of the building in Koukounaries biotope in order for the protected area to be better and more safely developed
  • Reforestation of the bald (whether illegal or not) forest areas
  • Obligatory supervision and cleaning of the area under the responsibility of private individuals that exploit the beaches (umbrellas, canteens) and return of canteens upon the beaches
  • Prohibition of taking away of white round pebbles (lalaria) from the beach named as above
  • Promotion of the cycling culture
  • Supervision of the Municipality towards the legitimacy and aesthetic dimension of all new constructions in order to avoid a further aesthetic degrading of the island

QUALITY IN OUR DAILY LIFE
  • Transfer of the cleansing service to an area outside the town plan that does not cause the slightest nuisance-Redetermination of the structures and program of cleanliness, strict monitoring, supervision and timing of its activities aiming at
  • Transfer of the cleansing service to an area outside the city plan that does not cause the
  • Redetermination of the structures and program of cleanliness, strict monitoring, supervision and timing of its activities aiming at the maximum flexibility and efficiency in
  • Organized system of inert material (debris) collection and specific area of deposition
  • Substantial supervision of the operation of the landfill and scientific approach to its impact
  • Integrated form of recycling (separation of glass, plastic, aluminium ) with the cooperation of a specialized and “certified” recycling company so as to avoid their ending up in the
  • Lengthening of the period of life of the landfill
  • Underground waste bins in central locations and garbage trucks of relevant specifications
  • Bins covered with natural materials (such as wood) in the other areas of the island
*The studies and 3d visualization constitute a courteous offer of the candidate Municipal Councillor of our party, Christos Massouros
  • Training of the municipal cleansing human mechanism in the matter of recycling
  • Sensitization and citizens’ taking of action on issues of recycling
  • Productive cooperation with Entities, Associations, Organizations on issues of recycling (an excellent example of relevant interventionism constitute the Green Foxes and “Skiathos”
WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE GENERAL URBAN PLANNING AND SUSTAINABLE

1.WATER SUPPLY-SEWERAGE SYSTEM

  • Substantial, coordinated and consistent effort with hydro-geological studies and research in order to increase the quantity and improve the quality of water in our houses
  • Expansion of the urban sewerage system in all areas outside the town plan
  • Replacement of the urban water supply network with the simultaneous electronic monitoring of that (optical fibres)
  • Replacement of the urban sewerage network
  • Expansion of the water supply and sewerage system network to the whole of the southern part of Skiathos with multiple environmental and financial, for the municipality, benefits (the addition of hundreds of connections will change radically the financial data of DEYAS, the beginning of that being the change of the sewerage system in Koukounaries and it
  • Scientific study on the collection and exploitation of water resources (rain water and water from sources that are lost without being used) with water reservoirs , for instance in Kalyvia. Besides all other, fire safety is reinforced.
  • Sewerage machine with access to all the difficult urban areas e.g. narrow or not easily
2.STREETS, ROAD REHABILITATION-INTERVENTIONS
  • Provision for the protection of pedestrians’ walk along the provincial road of Skiathos-
  • Reconstruction of Papadiamanti street
  • Implementation, opening up and arrangement of the problematic roads of the town plan towards the efficient road transport of the area of Kotroni
  • Reconstruction of the street from Kavouri Super Market till the former SSI (IKA)
  • Reconstruction of the street at the former SSI (IKA) based on the town plan (scaled street)
  • Asphalting of the following streets: E.St. Konstantinos-St.Apostolos-St.Charalampos
Implementation of a complete rural network by asphalting or cementing rural roads (e.g.Kalyvia, Lehouni, St.Charalampos) and passages of access to beaches (Vromolimnos, Kolios,
Ag.Paraskevi, Banana, Koukounaries [bridge up to the provincial road] with the necessary

a)promoting the alternative access from one place of the island to the other (eastern-
b)facilitating primary production
c)ensuring substantial fire safety
  • Protection and enhancement of the historical path of Castle-Skiathos and its being declared as a monument worthy to be preserved (it is worth pointed out that at least four parts of it
  • Implementation of all ready for auction projects (street from Troulos junction to Aselinos, street from Pounta to Xanemos, children’s playground and Ag.Triada square e.t.c.)
  • Implementation of the necessary technical works in dirt roads
  • Study on the renewal of the Western and Eastern Seafront (New and Old Port) towards the enhancement of facades with natural materials and the better operation of businesses
*The studies and 3d visualization constitute a courteous offer of the candidate Municipal Councillor of our party, Christos Massouros
  • Expansion of the municipal lighting in all streets of the city plan
  • Artistic lighting for the enhancement of the traditional elements and locations of the island i.e. Ag.Triada square, Panagia Limnia, T.Ierarchon, Ag.Nikolaos e.t.c.
  • Underwater artistic lighting of the peninsula of Bourtzi and the Old Harbor
  • Rearrangement of the existing electricity supply , in cases of urban planning problems or problems caused to businessmen and citizens (light pollution)
  • Energy saving rheostats, necessary for financial and environmental reasons
  • New commercial port compatible with our real needs , of smooth intervention , suitable to the scale and the area physiognomy
  • Marina compatible with the surrounding area
  • Substantial and aesthetic development of the port landed area
5.ABSOLUTE NEED OF URBAN AND SUBURBAN ORGANIZATION OF THE PARKING SPACES

6.RESTORATION AND EMBELLISHMENT OF OLD FOUNTAINS AND SOURCES

7.REFORMATION OF THE SEACOAST AREA IN THE OLD PORT FROM THE CHILDREN’S

PLAYGROUND TO THE MUNICIPAL FISH MARKET

*The studies and 3d visualization constitute a courteous offer of the candidate Municipal

Councillor of our party, Christos Massouros

8.A) RENOVATION WORKS INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE CEMETERY

9.B)ENHANCEMENT AND PROTECTION OF ARTISTIC MONUMENTS

(FOLLOWING THE DECISION ON THE SOUTHERN PART BEING DECLARED A HISTORICAL

MONUMENT –“SKIATHOS” CULTURAL SOCIETY SAW TO IT BASED ON THE REMARKABLE AND

SIGNIFICANT SCIENTIFIC WORK OF THE PHILOLOGIST , MS KORONIOU)

C.CREATION OF A WC AND AN AREA FOR THE WASHING OF BONES

D)STUDY ON THE SIGNALLING AND MARKING OF THE PARKING AREA IN FRONT OF THE

10.ESSENTIAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE CREATION OF AN OPEN AIR GLYPTOTHEQUE FROM DISMEMBERED MARBLE SCULPTURES , SCATTERED HERE AND THERE (INITIATIVE OF “SKIATHOS” CULTURAL SOCIETY)

SAVING OF OUR CULTURAL HERITAGE, SUPPORT OF SPORTS AND EDUCATION
  • Establishment of an informal but active committee (mainly of citizens) for the permanent cooperation with the local church, the archaeological service or any competent institutional factor and interested association towards the protection, restoration and promotion of our historical monuments. (Kefala, Metakastrinos Settlement in Ag. Anastasa, Monasteries, Chapels, Watermills in Keghrias, Fryktories e.t.c)
  • Substantial help to the work of new artists and offering of motives to them to promote their work through exhibitions, performances, cultural events incorporated in the wider cultural
  • True contribution to every effort of thematic museums organization (Folklore, Marine,
  • Effort towards the re-establishment of the choir and philharmonic, taking advantage of voluntary offers and the necessary financial support of the Municipality.
  • Establishment of the Municipal Library, mainly for the gathering and promotion of all
  • The high standard museum of “Papadiamantis” could be the starting point of numerous mental, cultural and artistic activities
  • Creation of a cinema club (moviegoers abound on the island!)
  • Drawing up of the annual general cultural program with every cultural institution under the
  • Full support offered by the Municipality to every sport event and activity of the island, mainly to the football, basketball association, tae kwon do and others
  • Drawing up of the Annual General Sport program with every interested sport institution under the auspices of the Municipality
  • Forwarding of the study on the creation of sports facilities (Shooting range, Equestrian
  • Upgrading of the Children’s Centre
  • Improvement of the building infrastructure and valid anticipation of needs for schools
  • Integration of young people into professional training and further training programs
  • Integration into life long learning programs
  • Support of the local gastronomy and guarantee of the Protected Designation of Origin label in local products (direct connection with primary production)
  • Promotion of the local gastronomy in all kinds of resorts
Participation in any kind of program promoting primary production

*The studies and 3d visualization constitute a courteous offer of the candidate Municipal
 Councillor of our party, Christos Massouros
  • Systematic and targeted exercise of pressure in cooperation with the Municipalities of the neighbouring islands towards the best possible transportation coverage.
  • Effort for the reconnection by air with Thessaloniki or another city of Macedonia (Athens
  • Wooden floating platforms for the facilitation of transport between Skiathos and the
  • Bus service connecting Skiathos-I.M. Evangelistrias-Profitis Ilias-Katsarou-Skiathos
  • Creation of a Municipal Welfare Fund
  • Contribution to the purchase of Medical Equipment
  • Insurance of all students for accidents
  • Cooperation with the competent scientific entities for the diagnosis and treatment of
  • Hiring of a social worker and a psychologist
  • Cooperation with a reliable trustworthy and “certified” Insurance Organization for the
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2 comments:

  1. Wow! What a lengthy and detailed proclamation.

    If he wins, my bet it's because of:

    C.CREATION OF A WC AND AN AREA FOR THE WASHING OF BONES

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    1. Very important for those on the island ...

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