Letterkenny Town Council unanimously adopts Budget 2012

Lettekenny Town Council has adopted its budget for 2012 at the first time of asking.

The council will spend €7.6 million next year, with the largest proportion, €2.2 million, going on the County Charge to cover services provided in the town by Donegal County Council.

The council's wage bill will be just under €1.8 million. Over half the money will be raised through commercial rates, which will stay unchanged next year.

Members considered seeking a cut, but instead they decided to increase the amount of money available for marketing Letterkenny as a gateway town and a tourism and retail centre.

Town Manager Seamus Neeley has welcomed the passing of the budget, saying the fact that it was unanimous is an indication of the close working relationships that exist on the council............

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