“Currently, the fiber optic expansion is of course the top priority”

The village has 55 inhabitants (as of june 2020). 44 people are entitled to vote here. On a signature list, which is a prerequisite for the election of a local representative, at least one third of these eligible voters must sign up. That had been in the case of messenfeld 14 persons, even 25 have signed however. The interest in an official contact person is consequently rough. The former municipal councillor, 38-year-old markus knipper, represents messenfeld as local spokesman. In the interview, he explains what needs to be done here and how the cooperation with his colleague from neudorf is working out. You are native from messenfeld or how long there already resident? Markus knipper: I was born in messenfeld and also grew up here. In between, i spent weeks studying in regenstauf and rosenheim. In 2009/2010, we renovated an old outbuilding on my parents’ property, where i live with my family. You already have local political experience as a municipal councilor – will you apply again at the next election?? I think i will stand again in the 2026 election. The result of the election in march 2020 showed that I received even more votes than in the election in 2014, when I was elected to the municipal council. In addition, the local political work in the municipal council has made me a lot of fun, and you could still so much about his community or. Learning about one’s homeland. The mayor spoke of fiber optic expansion – what is the supply like so far?. Is there a real need? Is that what the measuring fields say or is it simply due to the development of the times, in order not to be hung out to dry? The fiber optic expansion is currently a major issue. In any case, there is also a need in messenfeld, no matter if young or old. I would almost say that in messenfeld almost every household uses the internet, except for one or two exceptions. Many use it for everyday use, online shopping, social media, gaming and streaming, to stay in touch with family and friends; but also for work in the home office and homeschooling, a flat-area and high-performance internet is essential in the current situation. In principle I am of the opinion that the internet pays in our time with a certain basic supply and it should be made available to everyone. Do you have hobbies or are you in a club?? I am outdoors a lot with our dogs, I like to work in the forest or do handicrafts. I occasionally go hunting with our hunting leaseholder in the messenfeld hunting area. I’m deputy chairman of the local CSU association west of the main. The relationship to the local representative georg schauer from neudorf, which is only one kilometer away, is a very good one – do they know each other from the community work or from earlier times?? I’ve known georg since we were in school, he was a few grades above me, but we went to school the same way. Later we were in the voluntary fire department messenfeld-neudorf and some years ago we have represented our villages together in a small working group on the topic of wind power with wind turbine operators. Even so, we meet from time to time and exchange news from the villages or the municipality. Why can’t one representative or local spokesman represent both places (messenfeld and neudorf)?? Is that what the citizens want? I think we can be quite satisfied with the solution of a local speaker and a local representative. In this way, one person from each village is elected as a citizen representative, and one can naturally support and complement each other. What must be done in the village? What have you as a council initiated, which is now still finished? At the moment, of course, the fiber-optic expansion is the top priority, the street lamps are to be converted to LED, and there are some other smaller things like flat design, preservation of natural monuments, and the playground. Last question: how is the wire to the city hall?? The wire to the city hall is super, uncomplicated, familiar and friendly. I personally have not had any difficulties, I was always helped with any problem. The questions were asked by monika schutz.

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