Big re­duc­tion in bin­men’s over­time caus­ing con­cern

Bray People - - Council Report -

GREY­STONES could be­come much dirtier at the week­ends af­ter news that over­time for bin col­lec­tors has been slashed.

Cllr. Derek Mitchell said he was very con­cerned that the pub­lic bins were not go­ing to be emp­tied on a Satur­day be­cause of cuts in over­time.

‘We did well in the IBAL league and I am now con­cerned there is no over­time. I re­alise there is ma­jor bud­get con­cerns need­ing cut­backs but I am con­cerned about this.’

Town man­ager Seán Quirke said there need- ed to be a three per cent re­duc­tion in pay­roll and ev­ery depart­ment within the coun­cil needed to come in un­der bud­get. Every­one is hold onto their staff and re­duce over­time. Over­time has been stopped un­til April and it will be re­viewed then. If the bud­get is cut some­thing has to go and we are looking at ev­ery line of ex­pense in Wick­low County Coun­cil at the mo­ment to see what we are do­ing badly and there is no doubt we are do­ing some things in­ef­fi­ciently. We are at the start of that process at the mo­ment and ev­ery di­rec­tor of ser­vices is find­ing it dif­fi­cult.’

Cllr. Derek Mitchell

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