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Authorities extend the term in case surrounding Magonis’ illegally built boat house

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUAdazi Regional Council has extended the term in the case regarding bribery accused former head of LDz Ugis Magonis’ illegally built boat house until 15 September 2016. During this extended period of time, Authorities will have to decide whether or not to move the boat house elsewhere or demolish it.

As reported by the council’s public relations manager Monika Griezne, officials have decided to extend the procedural term in the decision to allow voluntary demolition of the aforementioned boat house. The council decided to extend the period for the project’s development until 15 March 2016. Relocation or demolition of the building in question will have to be carried out no later than 15 September 2015.

Magonis’ trustee has requested Adazi Region Council to extend the term for submission of the project for demolition or relocation of the illegally built boat house in the protected zone of Baltezers.

On 26 May, the Administrative Cases Department of the Supreme Court of Latvia decided to keep the ruling in the conflict between Ugis Magonis and Adazi Region Council, ordering the former to demolish the illegally built boat house in the protected zone of Baltezers. The ruling of the Supreme Court is not subject to appeal.

Construction of the building in question took place between 2003 and 2004. According to the Construction Law for that period of time, construction work was only allowed in accordance with construction projects permitted by the municipality. Planning documents were granted to Magonis only for a house and boat dock. No construction permission was granted, however. In addition, the municipality’s regulations do not allow any construction to be carried out within the protected area.

The place where the building in question is situated, according to municipal regulations, is under protection of the law against construction work of all kind. In accordance with Pat One of Section 7 of the Protection Zone Law, areas recognized as protected help conserve natural resources.


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