Eight million euros fell from the sky. The small town of Roquefort-les-Pins, in the Alpes-Maritimes, was enriched by this beautiful sum overnight, reports Nice-Matin. Populated by 7600 inhabitants, the city was indeed named in the will of Romaine Carlès, a centenarian resident who died last year. Thanks to this donation, equivalent to the annual operating budget of the municipality, it could build a school.
In an interview with Nice-Matin, the mayor of the commune, Michel Rossi, detailed the composition of the legacy: "The whole amounts to the estimated amount of 7,956,335 euros, composed of built real estate, unbuilt real estate, rental rents. It remains for the municipality to settle the charges and liabilities involved in it. Single without children, Romaine Carlès was the descendant of a family long established in Roquefort-les-Pins. One of the reasons why the inhabitant had such a substantial heritage.
It is now up to Michel Rossi, as well as the municipal council, to respond to the directives of the will. Or "to maintain [the] funerary monument" of Romaine Carlès and "build either a house for disabled people or a school on one of the grounds". And to add: "That's very good, we were looking for land to build a school and meet the needs of the municipality in the medium term in the Colombier district. It is a sign from heaven. »
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Another point on which the testamentary insisted: "As a universal legatee, the municipality must ensure that the SPA is granted (...) the independent legacy to that of the municipality relating to the amounts of bank assets in the amount of 679,687 euros, "revealed Michel Rossi.