Prague – Today, the representatives of the eleventh Prague city district did not agree on the further procedure regarding the participation of Prague 11 in the joint-stock company AR Delta, which is building the Ice Sports Complex (ALS) in the South City. In September, the Prague 11 City Council approved a resolution on the revision of the city’s ownership interest in the project. City Hall now owns half of the company’s shares, which build the sports grounds. ALS, which is to have an indoor rink and curling tracks, is currently being built at Ke Kateřinkám Elementary Schools.
At their meeting today, the ALS only approved the resolution stating that “There is still interest in building and subsequently operating the ALS successfully.” At the same time, the representatives discussed the construction of the sports ground and the AR Delta for several hours. The motions for resolutions regarding further action were submitted, among others, by opposition representatives Jiří Štyler (Movement for Prague 11-HPP11) and Ladislav Kos st. (HPP11). However, their proposals were not approved by the council. The proposal of the Mayor of Prague 11 Jiří Dohnal (Pirates), the Deputy Mayor Martin Sedeke (ODS) and the deputy and chairman of the ANO club in Prague 11 Martin Horák (ANO) did not receive sufficient support either. According to their draft resolution, Prague 11 should sell its stake for at least 40 million. The city districts would thus return the money invested in the construction of the sports ground, as Pirates stated on their website on Wednesday. The sale of the share was conditioned by the authors of the draft resolution, among other things, so that pupils from the schools established by Prague 11 could use the ice rink in ALS. It was also a question that the councilors of Prague 11 should start negotiations with the Prague City Hall on the share of the second shareholder in AR Delta. This was to happen in a situation where the second shareholder of AR Delta would not exercise its pre-emptive right to the shares of Prague 11 in the company.
The primary school sports ground is now being built. According to earlier information, the complex was to open in the autumn of 2022. According to the contract between AR Delta and Syner, the estimated price of the construction is 194 million crowns without VAT. The loan for the construction was provided by PPF to the bank and, according to the newer chairman of the board of directors of AR Delta, Petr Přenosil, in the amount of 135 million crowns.
A private investor began preparations for the ALS in 2014. Construction work began in early 2019 on the assumption that the construction would cost about 120 million crowns and be completed in mid-2020. Subsequently, AR Delta offered to participate in the capital project. This did not become a direct partner of the project, and the eleventh city district was held until the complex was built. Last year, Prague 11 became a shareholder of a company in which it has a half share. Thanks to a subsidy from the Prague City Hall, the town hall bought the company’s shares for five million crowns. The town hall received another 35 million crowns from Prague as an interest-free loan to increase the company’s capital.
The task of the established joint-stock company is to be supervised by the board of directors. From 2020 to this summer, Deputy Mayor Sedeke held the position of this council. He resigned from the contribution, among other things, because the board of directors approved the contracts, which, in his opinion, were risky for AR Delta. These are contracts for processing constructions and the provision of a loan from a bank. This has already been rejected by the main project manager Karel Kubeška. This year, three other members of the company’s board of directors resigned. The city district now represents only one member of the board, nominated by the individual coalition parties, only one. This is Přenosil, who was appointed to the board of directors as Pirates by the city district.
The South City is ruled by a coalition of Pirates, YES, ODS, TOP 09 and STAN. The city part, where 77,600 inhabitants live, includes the cadastral territory of Chodov and Háje.