Reichenbach – "our financial situation is very good. We have paid off our debts and are doing well financially", mayor karin ritter (SPD) was pleased, and had every reason to be beaming in view of reichenbach's once again very positive financial development. The 2014 budget has a total volume of about 1.2 million euros. 883,000 euros for the administrative budget and 391,500 euros for the property budget. The loan balance as of 31.12.2014 approx. 165 210 euros. This is offset by a reserve balance of 359 279 euro. Thus, the municipality has a balance of 194,069 euro plus.
High personal contribution
In her final report, ritter gave an overview of the most important measures and resolutions in 2014. The purchase of the digital radio for the fire department with proportional costs for the municipality of 4500 euros, the renovation of the inlet channel of the clearing plant, the purchase of a sweeper as well as the construction of a storage facility for municipal units. The decision for the construction was made in march 2014. To the 22. In december, the m acceptance could be completed with the installation of the gates. Although the invoice for the gates is not yet available, the cost estimate of around 25,000 euros will be significantly undercut due to the high level of own contribution.
The catholic church foundation was granted a subsidy of 1000 euros for the church clock. Further the new version of the cemetery statute and the fee order took place. The new fee regulation had become necessary after the creation of a grave field – the so-called green meadow. The funeral contract was also revised.
The final notices for the extension of the school street have been issued. Thereby one remained within the framework of the pre-payment notices. The extension of the street lighting to the cemetery was approved. In this context, the previously unclear ownership of the street lamp at the parking lot was clarified. After the street lighting of the municipality had ended at the parking lot, the lamp – due to a decision of the church council – now also belongs to the municipality and will be connected with the three new lamps.
The preliminary studies in the field of urban redevelopment have started. Discussions were held with the planner and events with the population, which already brought some ideas. Progress is also being made on the 825th anniversary of reichenbach, which is scheduled for 2015. The celebration will take place on the last weekend in july. "The jubilee should not be as rough as the 800th anniversary celebration. But it should not pass without a trace", explained the mayor. The music groups have already been selected. Some associations, institutions and private persons had already agreed to participate. Further details will be clarified at the january meeting.
Ritter included in her review a thank you to the head of the office, administrator thomas weber, to the employees of the administrative community of teuschnitz and the municipality of reichenbach as well as to all volunteers in the municipality for their commitment.
She thanked the municipal council and dean thomas hauth for their harmonious cooperation. The positive development of the municipality is also due to the good cooperation in the committee. "That was super", she praised and hoped that the newly elected board would continue to work together as it has over the past six years.