Safety on the way to school, nature conservation, cost development in nursing homes.
These and many other topics were discussed on Friday at the Lenggrieser citizens' meeting.
– Mayor Stefan Klaffenbacher had a mammoth task to deal with, after all he had received more than a dozen written inquiries from Lenggries in advance.
And some of them were more than extensive.
Klaffenbacher tried to include some of the answers in his report.
However, it took a very long time before the point was reached at which the citizens in the hall were given the floor.
It is commendable that people sent detailed questions in advance, said the mayor, "but it's difficult if you don't get a chance to speak in the hall because I'm the sole entertainer here for three hours".
Perhaps the procedure should be reconsidered.
Franz Becker, dentist.
At this point, a certain exhaustion had already set in in the hall itself, so that only one question came from the audience.
Franz Becker pointed out that "dental care for those in need of care in Germany is not satisfactory".
In order to improve this, cooperation agreements with nursing homes would be sought.
"For this it is necessary that there is a room in the nursing home in which the dentist can treat," said Becker and asked for such a room to be provided in the new building on Karwendelstrasse.
“You would need a couple of connections and a chair for that,” said Becker.
The room could also be used by other doctors or by the medical service.
"That's a good suggestion," said Klaffenbacher and promised to have it checked.
Room for dentist in new nursing home
Some inquiries from Sibylle Reuter also revolved around the nursing home.
Among other things, she wanted to know how the construction costs are developing, whether the municipality is expecting increases, what a place in a home will later cost and what will happen to the old building.
21.4 million euros - this is the investment sum that is currently being assumed, said Klaffenbacher.
"We can't say yet whether there will be any increases.
However, after the first tender I can say that we are currently well within the limits.” Raw material prices have also fallen again somewhat.
All departments are trying to “keep the costs as low as possible”.
Existing home must be demolished
What a home place will cost is a matter for the future operator, Caritas.
However, there are precise guidelines as to what may be passed on to the residents.
"And the care rates must be approved by the government of Upper Bavaria," explained Klaffenbacher.
"But it should also be clear to everyone that the places will become more expensive with the new building." The occupancy right agreed with Caritas ensures that primarily Lenggrieser citizens find a place there, Klaffenbacher answered another question.
The existing home will be demolished once the new one is complete.
The original plan to create staff housing there cannot be realised.
Problems with the building structure, fire protection, the unfavorable layout and water damage in the basement - the list of difficulties is long.
"A general renovation would be 85 percent of the cost of a new building" - without having solved all the problems, said Klaffenbacher.
In addition, the municipality would have to buy the building from the district.
In the end, only the demolition remains.
However, the municipality is trying, among other things, to create living space for skilled workers together with the building cooperative.
The development concept for the barracks areas presented at the most recent municipal council meeting (we reported) also provides for residential use in a sub-area.
Nursing home: “Construction work will start at the beginning of April”
The report then included a few key data on the planned nursing home.
"Construction work will start at the beginning of April," said Klaffenbacher.
The municipality is breaking new ground with the roof, which will consist entirely of solar modules.
With the electricity from the whole roof PV system, not only the home itself could be supplied, but also the town hall and the tourist information.
About a quarter of the generated electricity would also be fed into the grid.
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