Mayo County Council has voted to increase local property tax by ten percent next year.
At yesterday’s meeting of the Council, members of the Fine Gael group supported the increase on the condition that the additional €1m of funds raised is ring fenced for essential works in each Municipal District.
Fine Gael whip Cllr. Peter Flynn claimed that there was an urgent need to raise additional revenue to fund badly needed infrastructure improvements in Mayo.
Cllr. Jarlath Munnelly of Fine Gael seconded the motion proposed by Fianna Fail Cllr Damien Ryan on the condition that revenue is ring fenced for expenditure in each Municipal District, as ratified by all Councillors in September 2019.
Cllr Munnelly told Midwest News that the measure had to be taken to ensure funding for key infrastructure projects in the county.