Award and review: former mayor Sepp Hartl goes far
Created: 05/18/2022, 17:38
By: Christina Jachert-Maier
Norbert Kerkel (left) presented the certificate to his predecessor Sepp Hartl.
Belatedly, Sepp Hartl was honored as former mayor at the Waakirchner citizens' meeting.
He took the opportunity to look back.
– Sepp Hartl (68) is now Waakirchen's former mayor, but even two years after leaving office, he doesn't really like retirement.
There was a lot of melancholy when the ex-town hall boss stepped up to the lectern at the Waakirchner town hall meeting to look back in detail. Shortly before, the incumbent mayor Norbert Kerkel had presented his predecessor with an impressively framed certificate.
Hartl has been allowed to bear the honorary title of former mayor since a unanimous municipal council decision in autumn 2021, but the ceremonial honoring in front of the audience could only take place now because of Corona.
In his laudatory speech, Kerkel emphasized the merits of Hartl, who directed the town hall for twelve years.
From childcare to water supply, fire station, lion monument and commercial area: "Sepp has pushed an incredible amount."
Hartl didn't limit himself to a brief thank you for the honor, but went a long way at the lectern.
The best twelve years of his working life were the time as mayor enthused Hartl, a gardener with additional training as a golf operations manager.
He now works as a consultant at the golf course in Piesenkam.
Reminder of supervisory complaints and allegations
As joyful as his work as mayor of Waakirchen was, in his retrospect Hartl also went into detail about the unpleasant things.
On two supervisory complaints, on friends who became enemies, on the day when representatives of the prosecutor's office and the police came to his mayor's office because of allegations of infidelity.
It was about the expansion of the commercial area Brunnenweg and the associated real estate transactions.
"Everything was checked and I was acquitted," Hartl recalled.
As a public official you have to live with such things and also with negative press comments.
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All the accusations have not diminished his passion for politics.
Hartl belongs to the district council as a FW representative.
"And I'm running again," he said at the town hall meeting.
He could do a lot in this role.
Hartl expressed a big thank you to all those who supported him in the various projects during his tenure as mayor, employees and municipal councillors: "Without them none of this would have happened."
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