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Siren test 2023

On Wednesday, 1 February 2023, the annual siren test will take place throughout Switzerland.

In the canton of Zug, the functional readiness of the sirens will be tested from 1.30 to 2 p.m. with the sign "general alarm". The sirens are triggered using the Polyalert-Alertswiss system. The sirens will be heard a total of three times during the 2023 siren test.

The Federal Office for Civil Protection no longer offers paper posters. If you still have them, they can be displayed in suitable places at the municipal administration or in public places.

Further information will be made available to the population through the media and the Alertswiss app. Please also note the information on the siren test at www.sirenentest.ch.

Further information or queries: info.azm@zg.ch

Civil Protection Administration, Patrick Bircher, Administrator

 

Digital village entrance steles in Walchwil

For about a month now, two digital village entrance steles have been sending a warm welcome to the numerous passers-by and drivers at the entrance to the village.

And not only that. The two entrance signs provide information on events organised by the associations and the municipality. They replace the previous two welcome boards. With the new solution, several events can be displayed simultaneously on the digital information boards at intervals of around 30 seconds. This reduces the time and effort needed to produce posters for the organisers and associations. In future, they will be able to submit their events in digital form.

The municipality prepares the events and messages in a uniform appearance and they appear later on the village entrance after a few clicks. The village entrance points also serve to provide information about the parking situation on the sunny Walchwilerberg on foggy days.

For enquiries
Stefan Hermann, community president, stefan.hermann@walchwil.ch, telephone 041 768 98 72

 

Learning German in the community

From spring 2023, the local authority will be running language courses in the municipality in cooperation with the Fachstelle Migration. With topics on everyday life in the family, in the social environment and at work, you will learn to understand, speak, read and write.

The courses are not suitable for people who cannot read and write in their mother tongue.

At the beginning, courses are offered at level A1.1. These are aimed at people who have little or no previous knowledge of German. In the future, it is planned to offer courses at other levels as well.

Course location Walchwil
Costs CHF 240.- (excl. course book)
Course starts every six months
Course duration 16 course evenings á 90 minutes (interruption of holidays and public holidays)

Hier Here you will find all the information about the next course

Hier Here you can register for the next course

For further information, please contact the  Abteilung Soziales/Gesundheit

 

Municipal Assembly of November 30

Present: 148 voters

Minutes of the municipal assembly of June 21, 2022
The minutes are unanimously approved.

Change of the zone plan "Wihel"; rezoning of the properties nr. 887 and nr. 1571 from the zone OeIB to the original zone W3
The zone plan amendment "Wihel"; rezoning of the properties no. 887 and no. 1571 from the zone OeIB to the original zone W3 is approved by a large majority.

Partial revision of the fee tariff in the building sector
The partial revision of the tariff of fees for construction is unanimously approved.

Budget 2023 – Determination of the tax rate
The reduction of the tax rate of the municipality of Walchwil for the year 2023 from 55% to 53% of the cantonal standard rate is approved by a large majority. The budget of the income statement and the investment account for the year 2023 is unanimously approved.

A motion to add CHF 300,000 to the 2023 budget investment account for the planning and construction of photovoltaic systems on municipal properties was not approved by a large majority.

The adjustment of the cost-of-living increase in 2023 on the annual salaries of municipal staff (except teaching staff) in accordance with the decision of the government council of the canton of Zug for the annual salaries of state and teaching staff is unanimously approved.

Financial plan 2023-2026
The financial plan 2023 to 2026 is noted.

 

Debt collection office Zug - Walchwil

On 1 January 2023, the debt collection offices of Zug and Walchwil will be merged into one debt collection district, which will be known as the "Zug debt collection district". The decisive factors for this were, among other things, the increasing complexity of the cases and the increasing difficulty of being able to staff such a demanding office part-time with a qualified specialist. The debt collection office is part of the cantonal administration of justice, which is carried out by the communes.

According to the Introductory Law to the Federal Law on Debt Collection and Bankruptcy of the Canton of Zug, several municipalities can form a joint debt collection district with the approval of the High Court. Following Susanne Schnyder's application for early retirement at the end of December 2022, the municipal council advertised the position for open applications. Several applications were received in response to the advertisement, but these did not lead to the desired result. In October 2022, the Zug City Council and the Walchwil Municipal Council signed an agreement on the modalities for a merger of the debt collection offices and submitted it to the High Court of the Canton of Zug for approval. Within the debt collection district, a joint debt collection office will be run in Zug from 1 January 2023. The merger is not new territory for the city of Zug. Since 2017, the Zug debt collection office and the Steinhausen debt collection office have formed a single office.

Walchwil municipal council

 

Budget 2023: Income surplus forecast

The municipal council is forecasting an income surplus of CHF 20ʹ000 for 2023 and a reduced tax rate of 53% (previous year 55%).

The income statement for 2023 foresees expenses of CHF 23,672,900 and income of CHF 23,692,900, resulting in an income surplus of CHF 20,000. This budgeted surplus is based on the proposed reduced tax rate of 53%. Compared to the 2022 budget, expenses are CHF 1,690,800 higher, mainly due to extraordinary and one-off expenses for the one-off write-off of the centre planning as well as IT migration and the "Integrated Communication" project. In addition, personnel costs will also increase due to additional planned positions (notary's office, school secretary and communications specialist), individual increases in staffing levels and inflation. The 2023 budget also foresees an increase in income of CHF 1,668,800 compared to the previous year as a result of a slight increase in expected tax income and the higher expected income from property gains tax.

In 2023, investments of CHF 3.24 million are planned, of which CHF 1.02 million for the renovation of the Vorderbergstrasse (Dorfbach-Blimoos) and the Gerbiweg. In the area of drainage, a new construction and two renovations of sewage pipes amounting to CHF 1.04 million are planned. The investment bill also includes CHF 300,000 for the integration costs of restructuring the IT for the administration and expanding the network, CHF 200,000 for a replacement of the fire brigade's command vehicle, CHF 145,000 for a new municipal vehicle (postponed from 2022) and CHF 100,000 for the renovation of the landing stage (also postponed from 2022).

Walchwil Municipal Council

For queries
Stefan Hermann, Municipal President, stefan.hermann@walchwil.ch, T 041 768 98 72.

 

Information about hunting days in the canton of Zug

1-24 September 2022: Stag hunt
Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday (about 140 hunters). The stag hunt takes place mainly in the mountain communities and Zuger- and Walchwilerberg (Oberägeri, Unterägeri, Walchwil, Neuheim, Menzingen, Zug, Baar).

October 2022 and 5.11. and 12.11.2022: Roe deer hunt
Every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, (about 250 hunters). The roe deer hunt takes place on the entire cantonal territory. Settlements, protected hunting areas and enclosed properties are excluded.

From November 2022 until 15 February 2023: Small game hunting
Every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, (around 80 hunters).

 

Walchwil presents massively better figures than expected in 2021

The income surplus in the past year is around 6.5 million francs. The budget envisaged a plus of 1.8 million francs.

The 2021 income statement of the municipality of Walchwil shows an income surplus of 6.5 million francs with income of around 29 million francs and expenses of around 22.5 million francs. The budget called for an income surplus of around CHF 1.8 million.

The net assets in 2021 are around 13.2 million Swiss francs, which results in a per capita wealth of almost 3400 Swiss francs. The number of inhabitants has risen from 3824 to 3897.

 

Community of Walchwil in solidarity with the people of Ukraine

With a donation, the municipality of Walchwil supports the population of Ukraine in the difficult humanitarian situation. At its meeting on March 14, the municipal council decided that the municipality will transfer a contribution in the amount of 10'000 Swiss francs to Médecins Sans Frontières/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

The ordinary budgeted support for projects of extra-cantonal and international institutions will not be affected by this donation.

Municipal Council Walchwil

 

Reservation Day Pass SBB

You have the green light on all SBB and Swiss Post routes, as well as on most private lines and boat connections. In addition, with the "Day Card Municipality" you can use public transport free of charge in over 30 Swiss cities. The only exceptions are some private railways and car transport companies.

Eligibility
Only residents of Walchwil are entitled to purchase a day pass. Day tickets are sold to non-residents if tickets are still available two days before the date of travel.

Reservation
Reservations are accepted at the earliest three months before the date of travel. They can be made by telephone (+41 (0)41 759 80 10), at the ticket office or via the online service.

Purchase
Day tickets can be obtained at the earliest 90 days before the date of travel at the counter of the Residents' Registration Office Walchwil, Dorfstrasse 23. The tickets will not be sent by post.

Prevention/cancellation
An exchange of the purchased day tickets or a refund of the purchase price is excluded. Reserved day tickets can be cancelled up to a maximum of five full working days before the date of travel (cancellation up to the evening before the five full working days before the date of travel, Saturday/Sunday/holiday excluded). After this deadline, the full amount will be charged if the day ticket cannot be resold. Cancellations can be accepted by telephone or e-mail within the deadline.

Price
A price of CHF 40.00 is charged per day ticket and day of use. The amount must be paid when the ticket is purchased.

 

Reservation of day tickets Rigi cableways

In connection with the subscription to the shares of the cable car Kräbel - Rigi Scheidegg AG, the municipality of Walchwil is entitled to five non-personal annual season tickets for the population of Walchwil. One annual season ticket (= 365 day tickets) will be issued to groups (10 persons or more) and four annual season tickets (= 4 x 365 day tickets) will be issued to individuals from 23 December 2017.

The day tickets can be used for any number of free journeys on all railway networks of Luftseilbahn Kräbel - Rigi Scheidegg AG and Risi Bahnen AG.

Entitlement to purchase
Only residents of Walchwil are entitled to purchase day tickets.

Reservation
Reservations are accepted at the earliest three months before the date of travel. They can be made by telephone (+41 (0)41 759 80 10) or at the ticket office. The first name, surname and date of birth of all passengers must be given when making a reservation. Reserved tickets must be collected from the ticket office within one week.

Purchase
Day tickets can be obtained at the earliest 90 days before the date of travel at the counter of the Residents' Registration Office Walchwil, Dorfstrasse 23. The tickets will not be sent by post.

Prevention/cancellation
Day tickets cannot be exchanged or the processing fee refunded. Day tickets that are not collected will be invoiced.

Price
A handling fee of CHF 10.00 is charged per day ticket. The amount is to be paid when the ticket is obtained.

 

The municipalities of Walchwil and Baar cooperate

The municipality of Walchwil is outsourcing part of its notarial services to the municipality of Baar. The cooperation will begin on 1 January 2022.

Notary's offices perform important functions in the municipalities of the inhabitants: They are responsible for all public certifications in civil matters (real estate law, matrimonial property and inheritance law, company law, etc.). Smaller municipalities in particular are not always able to guarantee notarial services if the person in charge is unavailable. The presidents of the municipalities in the canton of Zug have therefore suggested network solutions: municipalities should cooperate in the area of notarial services, use synergies and optimise the public service.

The municipalities of Walchwil and Baar have therefore drawn up and finalised the modalities of such cooperation in an agreement. Within the framework of this agreement, the notary's office of the municipality of Baar will carry out some of the work for the notary's office of the municipality of Walchwil from 1 January 2022. The four notaries of the Baar residents' municipality will thus relieve the Walchwil notary and municipal clerk René Arnold. The latter handles the triage of business cases and instructs the notary's office of the municipality of Baar. Cases assigned to the Baar notary's office are executed from the Baar location. The clients of the Walchwil notary's office are informed accordingly. Notarisations will continue to be carried out by the municipal office in Walchwil. The cooperation with Walchwil is not new territory for Baar. Baar has already been handling the notary's office of the Neuheim residents' municipality since 1 August 2020.

The notary's office of the Baar residents' municipality is located in the municipal administration at Rathausstrasse 6 in Baar. The official opening hours apply. In order to guarantee the services, it is requested that an appointment be made. If possible, the notaries are also available for clients outside the official opening hours.

The agreement approved by the Cantonal Department of Home Affairs is initially valid for a period of two years. After this period, the agreement will be evaluated and a decision made on how to proceed.

Municipal Council Walchwil, Municipal Council Baar

 

First public e-charging station in Walchwil

Municipal President Stefan Hermann and WWZ CEO Andreas Widmer unveiled the new charging station at the Walchwil station car park on Friday, 2 July 2021.

Here, two vehicles can be charged simultaneously with regional solar power. The charging point is part of the EVPass charging network (www.evpass.ch), the payment process is contactless by credit card and all common charging network cards.

As with all of WWZ's public charging points, charging is also carried out using 100 per cent regional solar power. Walchwil is thus taking a further step towards obtaining the Energy City label.

"Today, most electric cars are charged at home or at work," explains Andreas Widmer. "But a well-developed public charging network offers security, especially for journeys beyond the usual distances, and also contributes to the attractiveness of a municipality as a location."

Stefan Hermann adds: "We want to make our contribution at the municipal level and provide forward-looking mobility infrastructures to a reasonable extent."

The municipality is pleased to be able to provide the general public with an e-charging station in the centre of the municipality, which is operated by WWZ AG on behalf of the municipality.

Walchwil municipal council

 

Good basis for Walchwil's finances

Revenues have increased. The per capita debt has turned into assets, and the number of inhabitants has also increased.

The municipal council has taken note of the 2020 financial statement. With revenues of CHF 29,508,384.04 and expenses of CHF 24,058,909.52, the 2020 income statement shows a surplus of CHF 5,449,474.52. A surplus of CHF 1,458,300 was budgeted.

The development is pleasing and a good basis for the future.

The net assets for 2020 amount to CHF 7,543,547, which results in per capita assets of CHF 1,973. The number of inhabitants has increased from 3710 to 3824.

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