Video interview in the ailing town hall:
For councilor Bärbel Sauer, the topic of building a new town hall is at the top of the agenda
Councilwoman Bärbel Sauer was in the dilapidated and empty town hall on Berliner Platz this week to clear her anger. This can be seen in the video article that has been on Facebook and on her page for the mayoral election today www.baerbel-sauer.de can be seen publicly.
First she enters the town hall, walks through empty corridors and empty floors. Finally she stands in the middle of the council chamber, behind her an open switch box. She looks at the camera and says in short and understandable words: “Now I'm standing here in the council chamber, everything is empty. Personally, I stand for a new, modern and durable town hall that won't cost 75 million euros either. In December 2017, the council groups that sat here wasted the chance. I have submitted an application for a referendum so that citizens can vote on renovating or building a modern, new town hall. The SPD, CDU, Greens, Left, FDP and city party have wasted this chance. The monument protection, which is repeatedly touted as an obstacle, is not an obstacle. If I become mayor, with your vote in my back - and that the council groups think better and get involved - I will go to Düsseldorf to see the prime minister and the building minister to get rid of the monument protection - that is my promise to you. Because the monument protection prevents us from building a modern, durable and much cheaper town hall. That's what I stand for, that's what I give everything. I hope for your back support. "
In fact, there is this proposal, which was made in December 2017 by Bärbel Sauer in writing as an amendment to agenda item 26 "Basic renovation of the town hall with a cultural center", but closed in the Council. Earlier in the discussion, Mayor Peter Nebelo (SPD), former treasurer Ludger Triphaus (CDU) and Ruth Rümping (SPD) spoke out against the application. All of this is recorded in the minutes and can be viewed publicly on the city homepage "Ratsinfo".
“There was a chance to cancel the monument protection or to build a new town hall elsewhere in the city center. At that time, the costs were EUR 37,5 million. A solution would have been found for the current town hall, I'm sure of that, ”says Bärbel Sauer, who is also running for mayor.
On June 10, there was another attempt by her and her colleagues for a citizens' request. However, the Committee for Suggestions and Complaints, in which all council groups are represented, also completely rejected this request.
For me, the topic of town hall is still at the top of the agenda. For this I will again advertise and educate you on Saturday, July 18, from 10:30 a.m. in the pedestrian zone in front of the Sparkasse Westmünsterland at the social list in Bocholt.
Here is the link to the video, which can be seen on the Bärbel Sauer homepage from 18 p.m. today and can be linked with pleasure!
The link to the Bärbel Sauer Facebook page. The article can already be linked there: https://www.facebook.com/100004120360266/posts/1736140816533247/?d=n