Interim Chief Executive of Fingal County Council, AnnMarie Farrelly, has welcomed the decision of councillors at last night’s monthly meeting to retain a 10 per cent reduction in the Local Property Tax for 2020.
The elected members in Fingal voted by 31 votes to seven to accept a motion to retain the 10 per cent reduction.
Councillors have the option each year to make an adjustment in the Local Property Tax of up to 15 per cent.
The decision means that Fingal County Council, for the third successive year, has an additional €2m to invest in local communities across a range of different services.
Ms Farrelly said: “I welcome the decision of the elected members to retain the 10 per cent reduction. Like in the previous two years, this will yield €2m in funding which will be ring-fenced for a range of services in our fast-growing county for key areas such as housing, operations, community, libraries and events.
“Extensive engagements have taken place with the Corporate Policy Group and the various political parties and groupings in which the Council’s Management Team showed the benefits of having €2m extra to spend on local projects. I would like to pay tribute to our Elected Members for continuing to put the interests of the county at the heart of their decision-making.
“‘Fingal is the fastest-growing county in the country, with the youngest population. The decision to retain the 10 per cent reduction means that that we will be able to continue our focus in providing a wide range of services in our growing communities.”
The discussion on the Local Property Tax at last night’s meeting can be viewed at www.fingal.ie.