Letterkenny and Buncrana Town Councils budget meetings this evening

first_img Letterkenny and Buncrana Town Councils budget meetings this evening News Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Previous articleBishop Ken Good calls on people to perform “random acts of kindness”Next articleHit-and-run victims parents appeal for increase in drink driving sentences News Highland Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Letterkenny and Buncrana Town Councils both hold their budget meetings this evening, with members in Letterkenny seeking at least a 3% reduction in the commercial rate. It’s expected the status quo will be proposed in Buncrana, but members may seek a slight reduction.After Donegal County Council passed its budget with a 3.5% rates decrease this week, councillors in both Letterkenny and Buncrana will be hoping for reductions locally.Letterkenny Town Council has already passed a motion calling for a 3% reduction. That proposal from Cllr Dessie Larkin was opposed by the majority grouping on council, but passed on the casting vote of Fianna Fail Mayor Tadhg Culbert in October.The fact that a 15% reduction had been expected in funding from central government, whereas the actual reduction to the county council was 6% turned out to be hugely significant, and that may prove to be the case again.Members in Buncrana have been expecting a proposal from management to freeze commercial rates, and are likely to seek a slight reduction this evening. However, one senior member told Highland Radio News they are conscious of the fact that Buncrana has one of the lowest rates in the country, and members will not do anything to jeapordise what are signs of growth in the town at present. A balancing act will have top be performed, he predicted. Both councils are hopingg to adopt their budgets at the first time of asking, whether that will be achieved remains to be seen. 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Twittercenter_img By News Highland – December 22, 2010 WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal last_img read more

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