Sinn Féin Councilor Jack Murray has welcomed the passing of Donegal County Council budget today. Cllr Murray particularly welcomed the Sinn Féin amendment to the budget which allowed for a €15,000 fund per Municipal District for Tidy Towns groups.
Commenting after the budget was passed, Cllr Murray said;
“Sinn Fein welcomes the passing of Donegal County Council’s annual revenue budget today.
“In difficult times, we believe that the budget put forward is the best deal for Donegal.
“In particular we welcome the inclusion of a Sinn Féin proposal to include a new fund of €15,000 per Municipal District for Tidy Towns groupings. We hope that the new fund will help the Tidy Towns volunteers across Donegal who work tirelessly to improve our towns and villages.
“We also welcome the new allocation of €50,000 per Municipal District for rural towns and villages renewal.
“The recruitment of 85 new members of staff by the council is a positive step and we hope that this expansion will continue into the future.
“We again called for the abolition of the property tax and and for greater funding of local government through central taxation.
“While acknowledging the financial constraints of the budget, we feel that the proposal as adopted is the best option to service the needs of the county and we will work with the council executive and other parties in the time ahead so that our roads, housing stock and all council services meet the demands of the people of Donegal.”Tags: