Sibiu City Hall management will be summoned to court

The young businessman who started a new building project in the historical center of Sibiu, on AD Xenopol Street, announced that he would open a lawsuit against the chief architect of the city. If the project he started is not put back on the agenda by the mayor in the approved form, a new process will be followed. Sebastian Bunco, the businessman who started the project, estimated that he spent between €200,000 and €250,000 after Sibiu City Council issued him a notice of opportunity for the project. And what came before local advisors three and a half years later is different from what was approved, says the young businessman.

Sebastian Bunco conveyed his intentions to all members of the local councils, but also to the management of Sibiu City Council. That leadership, who, one day, told him in writing that the project he had started had been rejected “for lack of a quorum” (indeed, the project was rejected by most of the local councilmen).

“We knew it simply at the time. Next week I will open a lawsuit against the chief engineer of Sibiu, who made changes to the project before the Sibiu Local Council meeting on his own, without any explanation, in complete contradiction to the plans approved by the Ministry of Culture which Targeted by this institution unchanged.Until now I don’t understand how to follow all legal steps, prepare all documents as required by city planning certificate and opportunity notice, and spend a lot of money on these documents, project was modified without any explanation.This is after urbanization officials did not comply From Sibiu City Council to the statutory deadline, and delays were the order of the day,” Sebastien Bonco describes.

He says he has asked Mayor Astrid Fodor to put the project back on the agenda, as it has been approved by all the institutions from which the Sibiu City Council has requested such approvals. “If the bill is not put to a vote again in accordance with the approvals we received, we will open another second trial for abuse of office.”

“Violation of the right to property”

Sebastian Bunco points out that in the three years and seven months from the start of the project until its rejection by the Sibiu Local Council, “we have fully complied with all provisions of the established standard procedures and all requests and wishes of the central public authorities local.” The urban plan passed through the CTATU meetings in Sibiu five times, and the discussions in the National Commission on Historic Monuments lasted four months. “I have never demanded anything other than respect for the law and the right to private property, which the Roman Constitution protects and guarantees.”

Young businessman Ioana Ordea, chief architect of the city, is accused of submitting a draft resolution to the members of Sibiu local councils, twice, without respecting the indicators approved by the Ministry of Culture and Sibiu Provincial Council by following long and even different procedures. As requested by the city council administration. Sebastian Bunco is a violation of the right to property.

“We show, for example, that the chief architect and his principals had three different views on the documents presented, and they demand the same documents, first the same maximum permissible height for neighboring buildings, then permitting a higher one, and finally claiming that it should be lowered. We wonder if This behavior was not evidence of abuse by an official who changed his mind too quickly and, most importantly, without any justification,” explained in a communiqué sent by I-Nutrition representatives to the readers of the Council Tower. . , managed by Sebastian Boncuț.

What does a bureaucratic saga look like

Sebastien Bonco, in charge of I-utrition SRL, is the owner of about 330 square meters of land (see main picture), the last land that could – in theory, at least – be built on AD Xenopol Street in the historic center of Sibiu. In 2018, he obtained a city planning certificate from Sibiu City Hall for the construction of a building, and in June 2019 the same municipality issued an opportunity notice for this project. NOTICE In order to be able to estimate the impact of the new building on the city, it was necessary to urban organization of 2.95 hectares of the historic center of Sibiu. “The dense central fabric, comprising of 32 plots, with a study and analysis area twice its size,” Sebastien Bunco detailed in a statement sent to readers of the Council Tower.

The first variant of the urban plan for the area for the apartment building was completed at 60% in January 2020, Sebastien Bonco describes the long bureaucratic process. In May 2020, the project was resubmitted to the Technical Committee for Spatial Planning and Urbanism (CTATU), in June a resubmission was requested, and in July 2020 public consultations begin, which ends in August.

In September 2020, the project was rehabilitated according to the decision of the other owners of the construction lands, the owners who request not to allow more construction on their lands. In November 2020, the project was resubmitted for CTATU analysis. “In December 2020, the documents were resubmitted to the Sibiu Provincial Directorate of Culture, with a request to be submitted to the National Commission for Historic Monuments (CNMI). In the same month, Sibiu’s chief engineer refused to pass the required law, arguing that urban signage would not be It is justified, the parking lot at the end of Xenopol Street should not be converted into a place for pedestrians, and the owners of land plots in the area under analysis will not want to build on these”, describes Sebastian Bunko.

He also notes that in January 2021 the city council requested in writing to amend the PUZ and to keep parking in Xenopol AD ​​Square and to reduce urban indicators in order to ensure the visibility of the Orthodox cathedral.

“Between February and June 2021, our team held an extensive dialogue with specialists from CNMI and the National Antiquities Commission, to amend the proposed documents in accordance with the requests received from them (occupancy reduced from 75% to 60%, land utilization factor reduced from 2.25 to 2.2)”, as Describes it as a young businessman.

The bureaucratic saga continues in July 2021 with the approval of the Ministry of Culture and the resubmission of documents to a number of local institutions (from the Environmental Protection Agency to the ISU), as well as to the Urbanization Department within Sibiu City. Hall.

How will it go?

In September 2021, CTATU was asked to reduce the elevation system and urban indicators. The documents are presented again to the committee in the same month, which resumes its discussion for the fifth time in October 2021. The chief engineer of Sibiu issues Opinion No. 12/19 October 2021, however, it contains a series of material errors and inconsistencies, which we requested to rectify in November 2021. Regarding the repeated delays in resolving our request by Sibiu’s chief engineer, we ask the Ministry of Culture is the organizational plan that was the basis To issue the Ministry’s approval of the change. The Ministry of Culture sends us two copies of the organizational plan targeted for change. In December 2021, the chief engineer of Sibiu municipality ignored all discrepancies and reissued the approval. 12/19 October 2021 without correcting any of the errors I have notified in writing.”

From here, in March 2022, we arrive at the first draft decision of the local council to approve the urban scheme for the area where the teams have been working on which Sebastian Bonco has appointed since October 2019. “The draft decision has serious errors and obvious contradictions, so we ask for their treatment. Since there is no answer at all. We ask that this project be taken off the agenda,” Sebastien Bonco describes.

The project was withdrawn and put back on the agenda for the May meeting. A project that does not conform to the opinions issued by the Ministry of Culture and the Sibiu Provincial Council, says Bonko, who makes it clear that addresses sent in this regard to the Sibiu municipal administration have been disregarded. “The memorandum was ignored by the chief engineer of Sibiu, who drafted an illegal bill. The members of the local councils were not aware of the serious inaccuracies and violations of the law that abound in the draft resolution which was rejected at the council meeting.”

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by Traian Diliano

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