More and more refugees are coming to the district.
While communities like Karlsfeld, Vierkirchen, Erdweg and Hebertshausen take in hundreds of people and the local helper groups work on the attack, Sulzemoos and Hilgertshausen-Tandern have so far been left out of the distribution of the refugees.
But that's about to change, the district office said.
Dachau – The municipality of Karlsfeld has around 21,800 inhabitants and is currently home to around 450 refugees.
The municipal administration and the voluntary asylum helpers make every effort to accommodate, look after and integrate these people, some of whom are severely traumatized.
We can't do more, we can't do more, the town hall has been saying for weeks.
More refugees soon
And yet there should soon be even more refugees, at least if the government of Upper Bavaria has its way.
She is currently examining whether she can use the vacant St. Josef Caritas nursing home as accommodation for refugees.
Heidi Schaitl, district manager of Caritas, confirms corresponding talks.
After the closure of the home - the building no longer met the requirements of a retirement home - a sale was planned.
An "interim use", as Schaitl calls it, is quite conceivable for the Caritas association.
However, Karlsfeld's mayor Stefan Kolbe hopes that this will not happen.
Karlsfeld, so the argument goes, can no longer keep up with housing the refugees.
The police, on the other hand, argue that a house like the former St. Josef old people's home is in any case a more conflict-free accommodation option than, for example, containers or halls.
"I understand both sides," says Caritas boss Schaitl.
With regard to the ongoing talks, however, she does not want to say anything about a possible use of the home as refugee accommodation.
80 refugees in a nursing home?
In Vierkirchen, on the other hand, the decision has been made that around 80 refugees are to be accommodated there in the former Esterhofen retirement home from mid-February.
New container facilities are also planned in Dachau, Röhrmoos and Indersdorf, although district office spokeswoman Sina Török cannot yet provide any information on the exact location of these containers, citing contractual reasons.
However, since even that should not be enough for the currently unending stream of refugees - according to the district office, a bus with 50 people will continue to come to the district every two weeks -, from the end of February a means will be used that nobody really wants: Gymnasiums will be built for them used to accommodate the newcomers.
First, according to district office spokeswoman Sina Török, the hall on Dachauer Steinstraße will be occupied, followed by the vocational school gym and then a hall in Haimhausen.
Basically, according to Török, the selection of these halls was preceded by an "intensive internal examination and evaluation".
For example, the vocational school gym could be “operated separately from normal school operations as emergency accommodation and has the necessary infrastructural equipment, for example in the form of showers, as well as a large open area”.
The result of the desperate search by the district authority for accommodation options in the individual district municipalities has so far led to a so-called degree of fulfillment of 88.45 percent - related to the Free State of Bavaria.
For comparison: Ingolstadt achieves a degree of fulfillment of 137.96 percent with its accommodation figures, Garmisch-Partenkirchen of 130.64 percent or Fürstenfeldbruck of 113.25 percent;
Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen, on the other hand, as Upper Bavaria's bottom, currently reports a degree of fulfillment of 81.14 percent.
While the district office has a lot of understanding with communities like Karlsfeld, Vierkirchen or Erdweg and Hebertshausen, where many refugees have already found accommodation, tolerance towards Sulzemoos and Hilgertshausen-Tandern is now decreasing.
In these two communities, the number of refugees admitted has so far been close to zero.
Since these two places are “quite small” and “much less well connected to public transport” than the other district municipalities and there are no local suppliers in Sulzemoos, these municipalities have not yet been taken into account in the “active planning of container accommodation”, like Török explained.
Since autumn, however, a different perspective has prevailed in the district office: "Especially due to the new tangential/express bus lines," says Török, there is now a connection "in both places".
Therefore, container locations are now also being sought in Hilgertshausen-Tandern and Sulzemoos.
District office employees have recently made representations to the municipal councils on the matter.