Mayor peter kornell described the 21.6 million euro budget package, which the city council passed on monday with only one vote against (fred mahler), as a "sound working basis". With a view to expensive investments in the future and further thrifty revenues, kornell presented an idea that could relieve the city’s finances – a special-purpose association of the counties of kitzingen, wurzburg and schweinfurt to run the open-air swimming pool.
There are good reasons for the advance: the clear facility will burden the budget for the coming years with over six million euros, the general renovation of the indoor pool with up to six million euros is pending, and when the volkach-gaibach bypass comes along with a good three million euros, things will get tight.
City alone overwhelmed
According to kornell, the city will reach its "financial limits" when only the dilapidated pool heads at the open-air pool are renovated for one million euros. The rest of the renovation, up to two million euros, volkach could not afford. The city is already having a hard enough time balancing a deficit of up to 300,000 euros every year. The special-purpose association, in which kornell wants to bring the district of kitzingen and the neighboring districts on board, could save the day. In the case of a special-purpose association that operates the pool as a "local recreation facility" for the wider area, the financing could be placed on "broader shoulders". With such a project of an "inter-municipal cooperation" the chance of such demand means is rough, "which a single municipality does not get at all."