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Communauté d'agglomération Amiens Métropole
Administration
Country France
Region Picardie
Department Somme
No. of communes 33
Chief-town Amiens
President Gilles de Robien
Founded 2000
Budget 295,845,311 € (BP 2006)
with 98,796,417 € invested
Statistics
Population
 - 2005 177,345[1 ]
 - Density 577/km²
Land area 312km²
Web site
http://www.amiens.fr

The Communauté d'agglomération Amiens Métropole is a communauté d'agglomération in the Somme département and in the Picardie région of France.

Contents

History

In 1991 a study was started by SIEPA (Syndicat Intercommunal d'Etude et de Amiénois Programming), which was the origin of Greater Amiens, established in 1994 with 18 municipalities.

Pursuant to the Chevènement Act, 2000, it was turned into a communauté d'agglomération, Amiens Métropole, which then encompassed 20 communes with the arrival of Allonville and Bertangles.

Since then, Amiens Métropole has continued to add more communes : 2003, with 21 municipalities, 2004 with 27 municipalities, and in 2007, 33 municipalities.

Composition

This Communauté d'agglomération comprises 33 communes:

  1. Allonville
  2. Amiens
  3. Bertangles
  4. Blangy-Tronville
  5. Bovelles
  6. Boves
  7. Cagny
  8. Camon
  9. Clairy-Saulchoix
  10. Creuse
  11. Dreuil-lès-Amiens
  12. Dury
  13. Estrées-sur-Noye
  14. Glisy
  15. Grattepanche
  16. Guignemicourt
  17. Hébécourt
  18. Longueau
  19. Pissy
  20. Pont-de-Metz
  21. Poulainville
  22. Remiencourt
  23. Revelles
  24. Rivery
  25. Rumigny
  26. Sains-en-Amiénois
  27. Saint-Fuscien
  28. Saint-Sauflieu
  29. Saleux
  30. Salouël
  31. Saveuse
  32. Thézy-Glimont
  33. Vers-sur-Selles

Responsibilities

  • Action for Economic Development (Support for industrial, commercial or employment, support agricultural and forestry activities
  • Action to promote housing for the disadvantaged
  • Advocacy
  • Sanitation
  • Waste Collection and household treatment
  • Construction and development, maintenance and management of equipment or cultural institutions, socio-cultural, socio-educational, sports
  • Design, development and maintenance of the roads
  • Design, development, maintenance and management of business areas (industrial, commercial, service, craft or tourist)
  • Design, development, maintenance and management of port or airport activities
  • Crematorium
  • Contractual urban development, community development and economic and social integration
  • Local crime prevention
  • Water (treatment, supply, distribution)[2]
  • Research and Programming
  • Noise control
  • IT networking (Internet, cable)
  • Operation scheduled for improving habitat (OPAH)
  • Urban Transport Organization
  • Housing policy
  • Agenda local housing
  • Protection and enhancement of the environment
  • Air Quality
  • Tourism
  • Rubbish processing[3]

Tax and budget

The community is financed by the single business tax (15.27% 2006), which replaces the taxes once payable by the member communes.

See also

Sources

References

  1. ^ Amiens Métropole, Rapport d'activité 2005, (page consultée le 8 mai 2007), http://www.amiens.fr/citoyen/rapport-activite-2005.pdf (French)
  2. ^ Amiens Métropole distributed 15,125,988 cubic metres of drinking water to 37,542 subscribers in 2005
  3. ^ SOURCE : base de donnée ASPIC du ministère de l'intérieur(French)

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