Draft bud­get agreed at the dis­trict level

Bray People - - NEWS -

Mem­bers of Grey­stones Mu­nic­i­pal Dis­trict last week ap­proved a draft bud­getary plan of €36,000, a por­tion of their dis­cre­tionary spend for the year.

The plan in­cludes a num­ber of dis­cre­tionary items, for ex­am­ple twin­ning, fes­ti­vals and tourism, and feeds into the an­nual bud­get of Wick­low County Coun­cil.

This is a por­tion of an ex­pen­di­ture in the dis­trict of ap­prox­i­mately €2.5 mil­lion. The leg­is­la­tion re­quires ap­proval for the sum at dis­trict level.

‘We have been here be­fore,’ said Dis­trict Ad­min­is­tra­tor Myra Porter. There were no real changes since the pre­vi­ous year’s fig­ures.

She said that this bud­get does not in­clude pub­lic realm fund­ing on which mem­bers will de­cide later.

Mem­bers sought clar­i­fi­ca­tion on why the fig­ure for tourism had in­creased by €10,000.

‘I never see the point of mov­ing these fig­ures around the place, it’s a waste of time,’ said Cllr Grainne McLough­lin, while Cllr Tom For­tune said that it is ‘petty cash’.

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