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Roscommon Councillors pass 66.6 million euro budget for 2022

Nov 25, 2021 13:11 By Shannonside News
Roscommon Councillors pass 66.6 million euro budget for 2022 Roscommon Councillors pass 66.6 million euro budget for 2022
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This year's budget is almost 6 per cent larger than last year.

Roscommon County Councillors have passed the local's authority's 66.6 million euro budget for 2022.

The meeting has just finished in Aras an Contae in Roscommon Town, where councillors discussed the proposed finances for the next year.

The 66.6 million euro budget for 2022 has been under discussion today by Roscommon County Councillors, an increase of close to 6 per cent on last year's figures.

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According to Chief Executive Eugene Cummins, the council have been able to balance the proposed budget without increasing commercial rates.

The highest allocation in this budget is for Roscommon's Road and Safety section, with 27.6 million euro spread amongst safety works, upgrades and public lighting, over three million euro more than last year.

Housing and building projects will see 12 per cent of the total budget, with 7.8 million euro ring-fenced for projects including housing acquisition and maintenance.

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Water Services and Development Management will take 11 per cent of the budget each with allocations of 7.5 and 7.3 million euro respectively.

5.9 million euro has been identified for Environmental services, while Miscellaneous services have received 5.2 million.

Rounding out the new budget, recreation and amenity projects as well as agricultural, education and health and welfare will see 4.2 million euro and €818,300 in that order.

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