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Asse-et-Boiron municipality (Vaud canton, Switzerland)

Proposed municipality

Last modified: 2014-10-18 by rob raeside
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Municipal proposal

The convention proposing the establishment of the new municipality of Asse-et-Boiron was drafted in August 2014. The proposed new municipality would be the merger of the municipalities of Arnex-sur-Nyon, Borex, Chéserex, Crassier, Eysins, Gingins, Grens, La Rippe, and Signy-Avenex, all part of Nyon district.

The General and Municipal Councils will discuss the proposal on 9 October 2014; if accepted, the proposal will the be submitted in January 2015 to people's vote. The new municipality would then be established on 1 January 2017.

The new municipality will be named for two rivers that limit it, the Asse and the Boiron. The name was selected after a public call for proposals that yielded more than 100 submissions. The Asse (9.7 km) is famous for the plain it formed near Nyon, which is the home of Paléo Festival.Nyon, the biggest outdoors music festival in Switzerland.

The convention states that the seat of the municipality will be located at Chéserex, with secondary seats in Crassier and Eysins. The municipality will be divided into "arrondissements" to ensure a political representation to each former municipality. The convention includes the future arms of the municipality, which will be, undoubtedly, the source if a square banner of arms used as the municipal flag. The arms are made of 3 x 3 squares, in turn blue and yellow, with a black merlette in each yellow squares, and two white wavy bends. The squares represent the nine municipalities merged to form Asse-et-Boiron. The wavy stripes represent the two rivers that are the municipality's namesake. The merlettes are taken from the arms of the Portes family, which built the school located between Borex and Crassier. - La Tribune de Genève, 22 August 2014 - La Tribune de Genève, 4 May 2014
Ivan Sache, 9 September 2014