Cllr. Seamie Morris has welcomed a positive budget by Nenagh Town Council despite yet another cut in the local government fund. Cllr. Morris said; “I am proud to have been part of a team that has delivered a very positive budget for the long suffering business people of Nenagh. With the Government December budget having taken 2.1 Million Euros out of the town and the same Government dipping their hands into our local Government fund to the tune of 42,399 Euros (435,526 cut in 6 years which is equal to 13% in rates) Nenagh town council had the difficult task of coming up with a budget that protected our Town services and grants to our local clubs and organisations. This puts to bed the lie that the household charge is for local
services, even though there is supposedly a 70% payment rate the Government still cut
the local government fund”.
The budget, he said, has protected all Grants to local organisations and also has put in extra money for The Gathering as well as keeping their commitment to his Sports Tourism Grant project which has been such a huge success for the town that other towns in North Tipperary had taken it on.
“As a council we are fully aware that Nenagh Town council has only 1½ years left in its current existence and that we are not certain that the new Municipal District Council will have the same level of representation that it has had since 1887 so we are determined to hand over the town in the best possible shape that we can and provisions in the budget for the town make up one of the most positive budgets in the county with one of the lowest rates in the county. Well done to the Mayor and the Executive and my fellow councillors for such a positive budget which puts the people of Nenagh First”.