Options open to the council ahead of Budget ‘D-day’

first_img Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Options open to the council ahead of Budget ‘D-day’ WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Google+ Google+ Twitter Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Newsx Advertscenter_img WhatsApp Facebook Facebook By News Highland – January 9, 2012 Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Previous articleIndependent Councillor says budget failure is likelyNext articleFrancois de Dietrich loses prison sentence appeal News Highland Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter Pinterest There are a number of possible outcomes to tomorrow’s reconvened budget meeting in Lifford.Despite the county manager indicating there is very little wiggle room in terms of how money could be redistributed, some compromise could be reached and the budget could be passed.Although tomorrow is being flagged as D day for deciding the budget, the council has the option of asking the Minister for Local Government for a time extension to allow for further debate, if such a request was made, it is inevitable that the minister would allow it.Thirdly, if a budget cannot be agreed and a time extension is neither requested or granted, the council would be dissolved and the government would appoint a commissioner.There role would be to put the council’s business in order and most likely implement the County Manager’s draft budget – once that was done the council would be reformed.It would be only the second time the government has had to intervene in such a fashion, the last time involved Naas County Council in the 1970’s.last_img read more