A few minutes ago, the tireless problem seeker, the youngest member of the Council, Dominykas Puzinas, posted photos and information of such content, which we publish, on his social networks. By the way, looking at the photos, you wouldn’t even expect that people can live in such conditions these days.
Anykščiai is famous in Lithuania as a city of writers, a city to which thousands of tourists from all over the world flock every year. And indeed, we have something to offer – a modern treetop path, the legendary Puntuk stone, museums of writers A. Vienuolis-Žukauskas, A. Baranauskas, monuments of prominent writers, various other entertainment, cultural objects.
However, probably none of the tourists who come to Anykščias are shown the object, which is titled as “VALANČIAUS BENDRABUTIS”, it is true that this dormitory has very little in common with M. Valančius. Indeed, M. Valančius founded a sobriety movement, which certainly did not reach this dormitory, where, I dare say, every second person does not even remember the last time they were sober. However, this post is not to question the choices of these people. That is their business.
As a member of the Anykščiai District Council, I received a request from residents to help. To help, because the residents no longer know where to turn, because, no matter how much they turn, they keep hitting the wall, and the most common excuse for not looking for a solution to the situation is NO MONEY. Yes, I agree, Anykščiai cannot in any way be compared with the United Arab Emirates, our city’s budget is not very special, every euro, I believe, is planned. However, I believe that residents cannot be left to their own devices.
Officials, colleagues, imagine yourselves washing your families by getting into a big bucket, pouring water on yourself using a simple green hose. It’s fun, isn’t it? I understand that in most cases the residents have to pay (at least partially) for housing renovations themselves, but as I mentioned, there are people living in the dormitory who are often tossed and winded by life, perhaps having chosen the wrong way of life in the past, but they are still people.
During my election campaign to become a member of the City Council, I myself visited this apartment building in the city center, where I saw with my own eyes that the situation is not even terrible, but TRAGIC. As soon as I entered the apartment building, I was greeted by an unpleasant smell, walls painted by graffiti “masters” and several suspicious persons, who from my personal experience volunteering with the Lithuanian Police allow me to say that they were under the influence of psychedelic drugs.
While walking through the apartments, talking to the residents, I saw how children were running in the corridors while the residents were smoking in the stairwell of the apartment building without opening the window. The question is, where are the authorities looking? Where do respectable people in power look? Is it normal for children to run around in rooms with more mold than you can imagine? What “representational” damage does this apartment building cause to Anykščias? Is it safe to live in this dormitory?
Fellow members of the Council, heads of institutions, employees, I invite you to express your opinion on this issue and maybe finally do something to correct this situation? After all, as I have already mentioned several times, this dormitory is in the very CENTER OF THE CITY.
Algirdas Ananka, Antanas Baura, Kęstutis Indriūnas, Gabriele Griauzdaitė-Patumsiene, Šarūnas Grigonis, Gediminas Kutka, Virgilijus Milaknis, Sigutis Obelevičius, Romas Pačinskas, Lukas Pakeltis, Linas Pravilionis, Mindaugas Sargunas, Irma Smalskienė, Vygantas Šližys, Dominykas Tutkus, Marius Varnas, Sonata Veršelienė, Dainius Žiogelis, Juozas Juknius
Dear Mere, Kęstutis Tubis, adviser Laimas Fergizas, What is your opinion?
Managers, Lina Pagalienė, Valdas Palionis, Volupis Jolanta, Anykščių Komunalinis Ūkis Uab