That people like living in the community is shown by the population statistics, mayor hans beck (WBS) said at the mayor’s meeting. The municipality in the rich ebrachgrund with its ten districts has currently reached the mark of 3000 inhabitants (with adjoining 3071). The head of the municipality attributed the growth to the new construction areas in steppach and sambach. The commercial area near limbach is also gradually filling up, according to beck. The municipality is thus trying to create local jobs.
A development, however, that is also causing concern for some citizens, as became clear during the following discussion. One participant fundamentally questioned the need for such a business park for a small community with villages "that still have a village character". Fears were voiced that the commercial area could be expanded even closer to limbach.
As a result of the increasing number of inhabitants, there will be a shortage of childcare facilities. School childcare is bursting at the seams, beck reported. A solution is being sought. As already reported, an increase in daycare places is also being considered. Currently, the playgrounds have been "spruced up". The square in steppach is being equipped with new facilities. Trampolines to be installed in pommersfelden, sambach and limbach.
"After the extremely rapid sale of building plots in steppach and sambach" building land will now also be designated in pommersfelden and limbach. In pommersfelden, the "kuhtrieb" building area is being developed expanded, in limbach the building site next to the "hohlleite closed. The land negotiations are almost done, says beck. Those interested in building could already make a note of their interest. At the same time, every effort must be made to preserve the old town centers. This is what the municipality has set out to achieve with the isek demand program.
Bicycle path in planning
A planning office has already been commissioned for the construction of a bicycle path between pommersfelden and hochstadt. On the basis of the traffic figures a demand had been made to the municipality in prospect. Built more than four decades ago, the land consolidation roads are in a condition that no longer meets today’s requirements. Therefore a second land consolidation should be aimed at. This is the only way it is possible to build with high government subsidies. Without a new trial, the costs of road construction might have to be apportioned. Not without pride, beck looked at technical achievements such as broadband expansion for all parts of the town or the online service of the administration, which will soon be possible. With much praise, he reported on the functioning club life in the community. He thanked the employees in the town hall and the building yard, the fire departments and the churches.
This year, pommersfelden looks back on 40 years as an entire municipality. In 1978, the municipality had 2104 inhabitants. In the 2020 municipal elections, the population was pretty much allowed to exceed 3000. This will increase the number of council members from 14 to 16.