During the egloffstein market town council meeting, which was held for corona reasons in the multipurpose hall affalterthal, there was a topic to be discussed that is also of great concern to the population: the renovation of the open-air swimming pool, which will remain closed this year due to corona hygiene regulations.
Mayor stefan fortsch (CSU) reported on a meeting in which the possible requirements and the implementation periods were discussed. Accordingly, egloffstein would only be eligible for the federal government’s special requirements program, which has been set up primarily for historic open-air swimming pools. "Since the historical bathing axis of the french switzerland is not only for the local population, but also for tourism and the local recreation region of very great importance and in addition the local sports clubs use the facilities for the increasingly important swimming lessons", according to CSU member of parliament silke launert (bayreuth/forchheim) during a visit to the freibad in february, she spoke out – now successfully – for the renovation of the freibader in egloffstein, grafenberg and streitberg. The renovation of all three pools is expected to cost a total of around 5.5 million euros. Around 3.8 million euros in federal subsidies will then have to be shared by the three communities as brothers. This means that egloffstein will have to spend around 2.2 million euros on the new baths, with a subsidy from the federal government of around 1.3 million euros, so that just under one million euros will have to be financed by the municipality. Since the federal government is granting subsidies, there is no money from the free state, fortsch made clear.