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Councillor argues that Mayo County Council should look at how to cut it costs, rather than seek a hike in the Local Property Tax

Mayo County Council should look at how to cut it costs, rather than seek a hike in the Local Property Tax, that the view of Fine Gael councillor Jarleth Munnelly speaking to Midwest News today.

He has also taken issue with the Cathaoirleach of Ballina Municipal District Annie Mae Reape who called on Midwest News yesterday, for central government to make up the 1.5 million euro shortfall that would have been collected in the county had Mayo county councillors not voted down a 15 percent increase in the LPT at Monday’s monthly meeting of the authority.

Mayo county council officials proposed the 15 percent hike and elected councillors voted against it.

Councillor Munnelly says the Fianna Fail’s attitude to call on central government funds to fill the balance, is just another form of taxation, rather he argues the authority needs to ensure that it keeps its costs under tight reign.

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