Calvados: the town of Falaise inherits two million euros from a former resident

The town of Falaise inherited more than two million euros from a former resident. The mayor wants to invest this amount to “finance post-Covid projects”.

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The town of Falaise (Calvados) 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 last week in City Council by the mayor, HervĂ© Maunoury. An incredible amount for him, since it represents 10% of his annual budget. It plans to offer elected officials “set aside a million to finance post-Covid projects”.

The mayor plans to invest the other million from 2022. “We have a few leads on heritage projects, youth, associations and sport. Quite a few projects which only await additional funding like this one”, he asserts.

Another unusual fact: 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, considers HervĂ© Maunoury. Each time, it is people who have lived in Falaise, have gone elsewhere for their old age, and who despite everything have decided to bequeath property to the city. “

The mayor is very grateful to the generous donor, Denise Lecourt, who had no other heir. He plans to give his name to a street or a building to pay homage to him.

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