Gerach – the meeting of the gerach town council dealt with the redesign of the church surroundings. This is to be fundamentally renewed within the framework of the village renewal program. The first stone of pride for the community council was the stairway from the lower village street to the church.
this staircase has existed, explained mayor gerhard ellner (SPD), since time immemorial, but since it leads directly into the village street, a traffic hazard could not be ruled out because of the increasing traffic, at least according to the results of a traffic inspection in july. In order to reduce this danger a bit, the council unanimously decided to install a sign "achtung fubganger" ("attention pedestrians") on the main road with the additional sign "right turning and from the church in front of the stairs a sign "achtung" (attention) with the additional sign "roadway without footpath to be installed.
How long these signs will serve their purpose is questionable, however, because afterwards the council discussed in detail whether the stairs are still needed at all. Ellner argued that if the stairs were closed, the traffic hazard would no longer exist and, moreover, more funds would then be available for village renewal. Ralf groger (UWG) also tended to the closure, michaela batz (CSU), on the other hand, advocated keeping the staircase open, because nothing had happened in the last 50 years, although this staircase is still often used. In the end, the council was divided: four members voted for the preservation of the stairs, seven for a closure, so that the upcoming signage will soon be nothing more than wastepaper.
For the redesign of the church environment, the council also decided to conclude an agreement with the participant community gerach on the preparation of a structural engineering design. The costs for this amount to 20,600 euros, the share of the municipality is 9270 euros.
Costs for recreation taken over
A heart for veteran firefighters had the municipal council as well as the advice of the other VG-members. The municipality takes over the costs in height of 250 euro for a companion of a fire-brigade man, who performed 40 years of active fire-brigade service and for it by the free state of bavaria financed stay in the fire-brigade recreation home bayerisch gmain is donated.
As the last VG member, the gerach community council also agreed to intercommunal cooperation on the gerach broadband connection. Gerach receives here a demand maximum amount of 590,000 euro, which is increased by 50,000 euro by the inter-municipal cooperation.
Finally, the council approved a proposal from the veitenstein sports club to make the laimbachtalhalle accessible for sports activities during winter training. For the use from november to the end of march there will be a fee of 250 euro for electricity, water and heating.