The Bocholt Social List wants to achieve under all circumstances that the monument protection of the Bocholt town hall is lifted on. A corresponding application, according to which the Minister for Homeland, Municipal Affairs, Building and Equality of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Ina Scharrenbach, should revoke the listed monument protection from November 2016 by a ministerial decision, is available to Mayor Thomas Kerkhoff for the council meeting on Wednesday (February 17) .
Councilwoman Bärbel Sauer says: “This could save millions in tax money. Even if the majority of the council would stick to the town hall renovation. With a new town hall building, i.e. demolishing and building a new one, the savings effect would be even greater, because then the copyright would no longer exist and the successor of the builder Böhm would be out forever. "