Letterkenny Town Council passes budget

Letterkenny Town Council has passed it's budget for 2010, with expenditure of just over 7.3 million planned for the year. As expected, the commercial rate has been reduced by 3%. The votev was unanimous.

The budget book prepared by Town Clerk Paddy Doherty says there are two key objectives - To maintain basic frontline services, and continue to position Letterkenny as a gateway town and a host of major events.

Mayor Cllr Jim Lynch says in the present economic climate, maintaining services while reducing rates constitutes a good night's work.