Cllr.Gerry O'Connor P.C.
Cathaoirleach Meath County Council/Peace Commissioner
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Meath County Council Budget 2015

FUNDING FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT CHANGED HOW THE LOCAL AUTHORITY IS FUNDED

LOCAL GOVERNMENT FUNDING WITHDRAWN AND REPLACED BY LOCAL FUNDING FROM LOCAL PROPERTY TAX.

€14 MILLION ALLOCATED TO MEATH COUNTY COUNCIL AS AGAINST €8.7M LOCAL GOVERNMENT FUND IN 2014

THE INCREASED FUNDING HAS ALLOWED FOR:

·         €480K PROVIDED TO 6 MUNICIPAL DISTRICTS TO ENABLE MUNICIPAL DISTRICTS FUND LOCAL INITIATIVES.

·         €300K TO STIMULATE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE COUNTY

·         €300K TO HOUSING ESTATES FOR ROAD AND FOOTPATH IMPROVEMENTS

·         €300K FOR RECRUITMENT OF OUTDOOR STAFF FOR MULTIPAL DISTRICTS

·         €200K FOR SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT SCHEME TO ASSIST ECONOMIC RECOVERY

·         €50K INCREASE IN HOMELESS SERVICES FUNDING

·         €200K INCREASE IN MOBILITY AIDS HOUSING GRANTS

·         €30K FOR THE PURCHASE OF LIBRARY BOOKS-AN INCREASE OF 25%.

·         €291K INCREASE IN COMBINED FUNDING FOR  HERITAGE SERVICES, LANDFILL SERVICES, RECOVERY AND RECYCLING SERVICES AND CUSTOMER SERVICE INITIATIVES

·         MAINTAINING COMMERCIAL RATES AT 2014 LEVELS-NO INCREASE

IT HAS ALSO PROVIDED FUNDS TO COVER NEW COSTS FACING THE LOCAL AUTHORITY SUCH AS

·         €1.4M INTEREST PAYMENTS ON LAND AGGREGATION SCHEME LOANS

·         €1.975M SELF FUNDING OF HOUSING SERVICES

FINE GAEL SUPPORTED THIS BUDGET BECAUSE IT IS PROGRESSIVE, TRANSPERANT AND IS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CITIZENS IN COUNTY MEATH.

FINE GAEL ALSO SECURED AS PART OF OUR NEGOTIATION WITH MEATH COUNTY COUNCIL EXECUTIVE

·         €600K TRANSITIONAL FUNDING FOR MULTIPAL DISTRICT’S TO HARMONISE MUNICIPAL BUDGETS 

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