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Happy ending in the wine country dispute

2021-06-24T19:24:55.924Z

The dirt road to the Peitinger Weinland has been a nuisance for years because of its poor condition. But that could finally change now: The community has agreed on a solution with the residents in renewed negotiations. The local council has now given the go-ahead for this.



The dirt road to the Peitinger Weinland has been a nuisance for years because of its poor condition.

But that could finally change now: The community has agreed on a solution with the residents in renewed negotiations.

The local council has now given the go-ahead for this.

Peiting

- Anyone who drives into the wine country needs good shock absorbers or at least a lot of skill to avoid the numerous potholes that line up on the road. This finding is of course not new, for years there have been complaints about the poor condition of the field and forest path, as it is officially listed in the inventory of the Peiting market.

But the refurbishment of the approximately 800 meter long connection to the wine country has been argued for just as long.

So far, this has failed mainly because the residents, who according to the law have to pay for the expansion, could not agree on an apportionment of the costs.

“We now have a large number of files on the subject,” groaned Former Mayor Michael Asam as early as 2018, when the subject came up again and soon disappeared into oblivion with no prospect of a solution.

The basis is a new funding program

What Asam did not succeed, now his successor in office, Peter Ostenrieder, seems to have succeeded.

In the most recent meeting of the municipal council, the mayor was proud to report that a consensus had been reached with the residents.

The basis is a new funding program for farm development.

As treasurer Christian Hollrieder explained, this could subsidize the costs of the expansion with 65 percent.

In 2018, a specialist office estimated this at around 552,000 euros.

However, the market building authority examined the cost estimate again for possible savings.

The result: If you reduce the construction of the road to a necessary size and limit the width to about 3.50 meters, you can get by with 400,000 euros, the treasurer calculated.

Those affected want to raise up to 150,000 euros

In negotiations with the mayor, the owners of the three farms, as the main victims, agreed to pay up to 150,000 euros of the remaining costs, said Hollrieder.

After the expansion, the community will take over the road to its road construction work.

The land required for the expansion would be left to the market free of charge.

The only condition of the residents: If the construction project becomes more expensive than assumed, the additional costs will be borne by the municipality alone.

Some had a stomach ache

That, however, called Thomas Elste on the scene.

The Green Council wanted to know how great this risk was.

The chamberlain tried to calm down.

Together with the maximum amount of the three residents and the subsidy, this would result in a total of 430,000 euros.

"This gives us a buffer of 30,000 euros, which should be enough."

Elste wasn't the only one who had a stomach ache with it.

One can only hope that the curse of the first number does not catch up, said Norbert Merk (CSU).

"What I don't want is for it to be significantly more expensive in the end and for us to have to add considerable equity."

Thanks on behalf of the farmers

Herbert Salzmann (SPD) agreed with him.

Especially since, according to the law, you are actually obliged to pass on the additional costs, he recalled.

Like Merk, however, the leader of the SPD parliamentary group did not want to question the solution that had been found.

Citizens keep asking him why nothing is going on there.

“In this respect, I am glad that it is now coming to a happy ending.” Andreas Barnsteiner (BVP) took the opportunity to thank the farmers on behalf of the farmers and brushed aside the last concerns in his usual direct way: “If we turn now build a clean path, hamma the next 100 years a Ruah. "

The local council unanimously gave the green light for the solution that had been found.

Whether it can be realized now depends on whether the Office for Rural Development grants the funding.

Source: merkur

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