Now the city officially announces that from 1. January 2018 no more road expansion charges will be levied in forchheim. Irrespective of this, however, a decision will be made next tuesday at the administrative court in munich as to whether a resident of kasernstrabe is actually right, who had filed a lawsuit against the extension fees and won against the city in the first instance.
Last year, the bayreuth administrative court ruled that kasernstrabe was to be considered a main road and not an adjoining road. It is about 4500 euros, which the city had to pay back to the renter. The city has appealed against this decision, which will now be decided next week in a higher instance in munich.
This decision will also be of interest to the residents of the jagdstrabe, who have filed an objection with fub for the same reason. In its official announcement, however, the city draws attention to the fact that "notices issued before 1 january of the following year will not be considered. The ordinances issued on january 1, 2018, remain valid. The appeals authorities will deal with any legal proceedings that follow in accordance with the regulations in force up to 31 december 2009. December 2017 applicable legal situation decided."
The only thing that is no longer charged is the road construction fee for the renewal or improvement of local roads and public roads with barriers and their illumination.
But watch out: "development contributions for the initial final construction of local roads must continue to be levied by the municipalities", according to the city's press release. This also applies to a few local roads in forchheim that have only been provisionally constructed and for which no contribution to the development costs has yet been levied. "If these are finally made, the contributory costs are passed on to the residents at 90 percent", it says in the announcement signed by the mayor uwe kirschstein. As heike fasbender from the building administration explains, this applies, for example, to the new building area on weingartsteig. The von pappenheim- and wallensteinstrabe are also still provisional facilities, which have not yet been settled – this will be done when they are finally built.