The Municipality of Zoersel had been experiencing difficulties ballancing its books.
The municipality in the Kempen area of Anwerp Province was going to end 2014 1.7 million euro in the red. However, a women that ied in 2013 left her estate to the local municipal authorities and Zoersel was able to turn a budget deficit into a budget surplus.
A villa in Halle-Zoersel forms part of the 2.2 million euro estate that the municipal authorities have inherrited. One of the conditions state in the woman’s will was that the villa should be used for cultural activities.
The municipal authorities in Zoersel are now looking into how this condition can best be met.