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Municipality Plans to Open Office in Samara

By Arianna McKinney

Mayor Marcos Jimenez confirmed that the Municipality plans to open an office in Samara during the first week of July, although opening the office requires much preparation.

The office will be located in Patio Colonial and will be open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., providing support to the main office in Nicoya, processing payments for municipal services and managing local collections and inspections, according to Miguel Gómez, Acting Secretary of the Association of Development for Samara.

"It's going to benefit the population. Immediate attention of denunciations and complaints will be established," Gomez commented. "I think it's going to be very positive." He predicted that the office will save people time and will make people more cautious regarding the direct inspection of construction as well as other procedures.

Carolina Alvarez Garay, Secretary for CASATUR, commented that having the office in Samara will be more beneficial because people won't have travel to Nicoya to pay for services and because there will be more control of tax payments.

Within six months, they hope to have the technology in place to enable all general municipal services at the Samara office. The Municipality is also looking into the possibility of opening a branch in Nosara next year to provide services at least two days a week, Gomez explained.


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Nosara has been our vacation destination of choice for six years and after an exhaustive search we finally settled on a piece of property for our home. We felt the time was right: prices had softened, we identified the perfect parcel and as an added bonus, President Chinchilla had just given a speech in Nicoya stating that the paving of the road from Samara to Nosara would begin in July of 2011.

Bandera Azul Recognition
– El Torito y San Fernando Schools Earn Blue Flags for Cleanliness
Carrillo Beach proudly displays the Bandera Azul
– Samara Beach Working Hard

Just the idea of winning a blue flag is enough to motivate students to stop littering, to pick up trash and to recycle, making both their schools and their communities cleaner.

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