Council budget meeting adjourned for week

Mon, Nov 27, 2017

Mayo County Council offices

Mayo County Council’s budget meeting was adjourned for a week this morning to allow for the councillors more time to consider the draft budget put before them. Fianna Fail whip - Cllr Damien Ryan proposed the adjournment of the meeting for a week, which was supported by all the other groupings in the chamber. Cllr Ryan proposed that following the initial introductary presentations by the council chief executive, Peter Hynes and the director of finance, Peter Duggan the meeting would adjourn for seven days.

The total expected spend of the budget for 2018 is €130 million and the council is also under pressure to reduce it’s deficit of €3.4 million over the coming year. The draft budget proposed for an 7.5 per cent increase in the commercial rates collected by the council. To help counteract this increase in rates the council has also proposed to put in place a small business support scheme where rate payers whose total rateable valuation is €5,156 per year will be able to qualify for a grant which is the equivialent of five per cent of the rates billed to them - exclusive of arrears.

Council chief executive Peter Hynes said that, “The reality is that we haven’t had a rate increase in the county at large since 2008 - I do take the point there has been rate equlisation that has seen rates increase in Ballina and Westport. We had a reduction in 2010 which brought us back to the 2007 rate, which has us operating at a rate level from a decade ago. Wages have increased since then, materials, overheads have all increased since then.”


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