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Complete community centre in Poing remains a pipe dream

2023-12-05T13:49:03.795Z

Highlights: Complete community centre in Poing remains a pipe dream. In 2009, the first construction phase of today's community center was completed. In a second construction phase, an event hall for up to 300 people was to be accommodated, among other things. To this day, nothing has come of it. In the 2006 budget session, when the municipal council decided to build the 1st section, the then treasurer Holger Schmidt said that "in 2010 at the earliest" there might be enough money for the second part.



Status: 05.12.2023, 14:35 PM

By: Armin Rösl

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Actually, the community centre was supposed to get a second construction phase in the direction of the market square. © Johannes Dziemballa

For many years, the 2nd construction phase of the Poing community centre was no longer an issue in the municipal council. Now Wolfgang Spieth (FDP) has brought it back into the conversation. But further construction seems a long way off.

Poing – Exactly ten years after the Poing municipal council put the "2013nd construction phase community centre" project back on the waiting list for financial reasons in the 2 budget session, the topic came up again in the 2023 budget session. Then, as now, by Wolfgang Spieth (FDP). Due to the current and expected to continue to be very good financial situation of the community in the coming years (we reported), he now asked what the situation was with the further construction of the community center.

First section of the Poing community centre completed in 2009

A short insertion for all those who don't have the topic on their radar (anymore): In 2009, the first construction phase of today's community center was completed. In a second construction phase (docked to the existing building in the direction of the market square), an event hall for up to 300 people was to be accommodated, among other things. To this day, nothing has come of it. In the 2006 budget session, when the municipal council decided to build the 1st section, the then treasurer Holger Schmidt said that "in 2010 at the earliest" there might be enough money for the second part. However, it was already clear at the time that the municipality would first have to make mandatory investments, such as the new construction of the primary school at Bergfeld, the construction of new day-care centres, the demolition and new construction of the Karl-Sittler-Straße primary school and much more that has been implemented over the years.

Poing is the financially strongest municipality in the district

Back to today. In particular, thanks to high tax revenues (for 2023 alone, the treasurer's office expects an increase of 7.6 million euros in trade tax), the municipality of Poing (financially strongest municipality in the district of Ebersberg) does not have to take on any new debts, despite high investments such as the new construction of the school swimming pool and the canteen at the Anni Pickert School. With a view to the municipality's well-filled purse, Wolfgang Spieth suggested in the budget meeting of the municipal council: "One should again deal with the further planning of the community center." After all, years ago, the citizens were announced, among other things, an event hall.

(By the way: Everything from the region is now also available in our regular Ebersberg newsletter.)

Mayor Thomas Stark (non-partisan) countered that one would have to take on debts for the 2nd construction phase: "It would be a community center on credit." The last cost estimate for the extension dates back to 2008 and amounted to 15 million euros, according to Stark. He expressed the assumption that the amount would be around 30 million euros today. In general, the community centre is "nice to have", but other, more important tasks have to be completed first. Like the expansion of the sports center, according to the mayor. Nevertheless, he left a back door open: "If the trade tax and the budget continue to develop positively, we can talk about the second construction phase of the community center."

You can find even more current news from the district of Ebersberg on Merkur.de/Ebersberg.

Source: merkur

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