Thomas Glashauser has been mayor of Aschheim since 2014. (archive image) © Nico Bauer
Aschheim's mayor, Thomas Glashauser, is still on sick leave. If and when he returns? Unclear. He does not yet have an appointment with the medical officer.
Aschheim – Whether and when Mayor Thomas Glashauser will return to Aschheim's town hall is still uncertain. As the CSU politician, who has been on sick leave since September last year after his burn-out, explains to Merkur, he is waiting for an appointment with the public health officer. This will decide whether Glashauser is able to take over the official business in the town hall again – or not.
According to Glashauser, a little more than a week ago, he submitted all the documents necessary for the examination to the health department. "It's not my fault that this has only happened now," he stresses. Because the final report of the day clinic, in which the 48-year-old has been treated for several weeks and which the medical officer needs for his evaluation, he had only recently received.
It can therefore be assumed that Glashauer will not return to the executive chair of the town hall on June 1 – a difficult situation for his current deputy, Robert Ertl (FW). For almost nine months, the Second Mayor, who is employed as head of medical technology at the Ebersberg district hospital, has been representing. After consultation with his employer, he reduced his working hours in the clinic by half in order to be able to conduct official business in the town hall during the other time. However, this agreement is only valid until the end of May.
"In June and July, I have to be more present in the hospital again," Ertl emphasizes. Nevertheless, he does not want to leave the community hanging and wants to continue to represent Glashauser as far as possible. If Glashauser was on sick leave beyond this period, he would have to enter into negotiations with his employer again.
However, he hopes that a decision will be made in the foreseeable future on how to proceed with Glashauser as mayor. Ertl regrets that the head of the town hall, who is on sick leave, communicates almost exclusively only with the management in the town hall, but not with himself. "But I can't force him," he says. That sounds like a tricky situation – one that will probably continue for a while. At the same time, Ertl thanked Third Mayor Marion Seitz (Greens) for her active support: "She helps me out at many appointments." STEFAN WEINZIERL