On Thursday, November 12, the Riga City Council unanimously adopted a decision to re-transfer the municipal property in the area between Moscow Street, Turgeneva Street and General Radzina Krastmala for free usage of the charity organisation - the association “SHAMIR”. This will ensure support for activities of the association, including contributing to the preservation of the commemorations of victims of the Holocaust tragedy, as well as the further development of the Riga Ghetto and the Latvian Holocaust Museum.
The decision made by the City Council provides to use the real estate for free for a period of time while the association has the status of a public charity organisation, or until the time this property will be necessary to perform the functions of the local government, but for a period not longer than 10 years. The balance sheet value of this real estate now is more than 600 thousand euros.
The association with their own means will provide the management and maintenance of real estate, as well as the payment of real estate tax. The association will also be obliged to insure the constructions transferred to it against all types of risks; there will be a number of prohibitions, too. For example, it is prohibited for the association to use property for other purposes, or to transfer it to other persons, as well as to perform construction works without consent. The Property Department of the Riga City Council will be the responsible local government institution for the execution of the subsequent decision.