May 24, 2022
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Smiltene municipality in January 2022

January has started powerfully. Work has begun on the formation of the local government budget and its defense, and there are also structural changes in the administration.

After an extensive reconstruction, the new premises of Smiltene Secondary School were opened in 2021 (December 17).

On January 1, Smiltene municipality has entered into several new binding regulations – on social services, benefits and assistance to residents, as well as on real estate tax and tax relief, we invite residents to get acquainted with the full version of the regulations, which is available in Latvijas Vēstnesis. on the website and on the website of Smiltene municipality.

An idea competition for the development of a new coat of arms of Smiltene region has been announced until February 17, everyone is invited to submit proposals and participate in the competition. The best author of the idea is guaranteed a financial prize of 300 EUR.

In the new year, residents are invited to strive for new, healthy challenges and spend their free time playing sports! In the framework of the project “Measures to promote local public health” in January it is possible to participate in Yoga, Cigun, Crossfit classes and exercise under the guidance of a physiotherapist.

In snowy weather, we invite you to visit the cross-country skiing track in the sports complex “Teperis”.

The project “Measures for the Management of Species Habitats and Habitats in the Nature Reserve “Raunas Staburags” has been partially implemented. In the territory of Staburags there is 1 free meter with entertainment internet; 2 surveillance cameras; 1 new information stand and 1 new toilet, incl. solar collector. A study of the causes of changes in the flow of springs in the Staburags area is currently being carried out. With pleasure signs that from 26.04.2021. until 01.09.2021. 7452 people have visited Raunas Staburags.

Residents of Smiltene municipality have access to an interactive application “Laipa Plus”, which shows on the map information about the concluded waste management agreements in the territory of the municipality. Edgars Avotiņš, Chairman of the Smiltene Municipality Council, emphasizes “With the help of the new application, we hope that the residents will look at and draw conclusions on how to make our municipality even greener.”

The solemn awarding ceremony “Smiltene Region Award of the Year in Sports” took place.


Vanda Jurita Markova

Digital marketing and communication specialist