Munich Airport is almost at a standstill. This will lead to considerable loss of trade tax in Oberding. Therefore, the budget had to be adjusted.
Oberding– "We also have to tighten our belts in Oberding", was the corona conclusion of the mayor Bernhard Mücke in the second meeting of the Oberdingen municipal council. Because the pandemic will also have a significant financial impact on the wealthy community.
The Oberdingen councils received the first drafts of the 2020 wealth and administrative budgets in early March. At the end of April, Mücke informed the committee members about the effects of the pandemic. Now there have been changes. The thickest chunk: trade tax. Mücke: “In the past few years we always had 30 million plus X.” Even in the first draft, this item still had 21 million euros - now it is only four million euros.
Despite easing: the economy will recover very slowly
"The return to normality will take a while," said treasurer Georg Neudecker. "Even if there are now easements, the economy will not recover from the crisis so quickly." Therefore, the original approach was no longer feasible. The four million euros now set are more realistic: "If there is more, it is of course good, but we have to assume four million." Mücke said that he was not as optimistic about the design change as Neudecker: "I would have with the Trade tax set at zero, the treasurer assumes four million. "
In addition, approximately 19.8 million euros are to be withdrawn from the reserves. The original budget was EUR 10.6 million. Expenditures for the renovation of the outdoor facilities of the junior high school, the planning and construction of the homeless shelter or the renovation and new construction of the building yard are partly transferred to the financial planning for 2021 or 2022. The conversion of street lighting to LED in the municipal area will also be postponed to the coming years. "There are still about 200 lamps to be converted here," explained Mücke, who has already exchanged views with those responsible for the airport in Erdinger Moos: "The airport will not run normally again next year either." Corona ratios will last at least three to four years. Logically, that would also have an impact on the rest of the business. Most of the operations in Oberding are either directly at the airport or at least closely linked to it.
No borrowing planned
The district tax could also give the community a headache. Because that is always due two years later. "This means that the district apportionment for 2019, which was a very good year, will not be due until 2021," the town hall chief continued. However, that is still in the future and solutions will surely be found. After all, the crisis did not affect Oberding alone.
Borrowing is not planned for this year, nor for the next few years.
Georg Stemmer wanted to know whether anything was planned for the new sports facility at TuS Oberding. Mücke said no: “First we have to get the land and then we can look further. This is not yet planned in the household. "