At a meeting of several Upper Austrian mayors, it was decided that they would not pay for the planned indoor pool in Seekirchen (Flachgau). The municipal councils are still officially voting on participation, but that shouldn’t change anything about the directional decision.
The neighbors from Upper Austria will not be there as partners at the indoor pool in Seekirchen, says the mayor of Lengau (SPÖ), Erich Rippl. At a meeting with the local heads of the Upper Austrian communities of Lochen, Perwang and Palting, he agreed on a common line.
Indoor swimming pool too expensive for Upper Austrian communities
In Salzburg, the ten municipalities of the regional association Salzburger Seenland and Eugendorf have so far supported the pool. The construction costs are at least 14 million euros net. The state of Salzburg pays 70 percent of this. The annual loss of operations, which the partner communities have to pay for themselves, is around 350,000 euros.
The Upper Austrian municipalities could not bear the costs, says the Mayor of Lengau, Erich Rippl. The contribution of 25,000 euros to the annual loss of business alone is unthinkable for his community.
Official decision is still missing
Lengau will vote on participation in the municipal council at the end of February, and Perwang, Palting and Lochen will also vote on it in the coming weeks. However, the “no” to participation in the Seekirchen indoor pool will probably not change.