COUNTY AUTHORITY FACING "MOST DIFFICULT BUDGET IN A GENERATION"

11 November 2011 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Monaghan Co Council are to convene on Monday, December 19 next to consider the adoption of what Acting Co Manager David Fallon described on Monday as “the most difficult Annual Budget in a generation.”
Mr Fallon told Monday’s meeting of the Council, at which the date for the Annual Budget Meeting of the authority was fixed, that this would be the most difficult Budget to come before the members since the late 1980s.
The Acting Manager delineated a number of aspects of the Council’s finances for the year ahead that he anticipated would be problematic.
He also pointed out to the meeting that the Council had not yet received any guarantee of funding from the Dept of the Environment for the repairs that would be required to bridges and roads that were damaged as a result of the recent severe flooding that struck the county.
“We will make a submission to the Dept but it is not guaranteed,” he informed the members.
Mr Fallon, replying to Pádraig McNally, said the Council at management level had not yet received any indication of the level of reduction in funding that the authority would receive from the central exchequer.

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