Minutes of Adjourned Statutory Budget Meeting of Sligo County Council Held on Monday, 2nd December 2019 at 5.00 p.m. in The Council Chamber, County Hall, Riverside, Sligo.
- Councillor Baker,
- Councillor Bree,
- Councillor Clarke,
- Councillor Connolly,
- Councillor Fox,
- Councillor Healy,
- Councillor MacManus,
- Councillor MacSharry,
- Councillor Maguire,
- Councillor Mullaney,
- Councillor Mulvey,
- Councillor O’Grady,
- Councillor Queenan,
- Councillor Taylor,
- Councillor Walsh.
OFFICIALS IN ATTENDANCE:
- Mr. Ciarán Hayes, Chief Executive
- Mr. Tom Kilfeather, Director of Services
- Ms. Dorothy Clarke, Director of Services
- Mr. John Reilly, Head of Enterprise
- Ms. Marie Whelan, Head of Finance
- Mr. Bartley Gavin, A/Director of Services
- Mr. Joe Murphy, Senior Executive Officer
- Mr. John Moran, Senior Executive Officer
- Mr. Kevin Colreavy, Meetings Administrator
- Ms. Jo-Anne McGonigle, Assistant Staff Officer
Apologies were received from Councillor Casserly, Councillor Gilroy and Councillor O’Boyle.
ADOPTION OF BUDGET FOR YEAR ENDING 31ST DECEMBER, 2020:
Proposed by Councillor P. Taylor
Seconded by Councillor J. Queenan
“That Sligo County Council hereby adopts the Budget for the local financial year ending on the 31st December, 2020 as submitted by the Chief Executive Officer, as set out in Tables A, B and C of the said Budget.”
A vote on this resolution resulted as follows:
FOR: Councillor Baker, Councillor Clarke, Councillor MacSharry, Councillor O’Grady, Councillor Queenan and Councillor Taylor (6)
AGAINST: Councillor Bree, Councillor Connolly, Councillor Fox, Councillor Healy, Councillor MacManus, Councillor Maguire, Councillor Mullaney, Councillor Mulvey and Councillor Walsh (9)
ABSENT: Councillor Casserly, Councillor Gilroy and Councillor O’Boyle (3)
The Cathaoirleach deemed this resolution LOST.
Councillor MacManus and Councillor Walsh outlined their difficulties with the situation that had arisen and various concerns they had were expressed.
ADJOURNED STATUTORY BUDGET MEETING:
The Chief Executive said that the situation therefore remained as it was at the end of the Meeting on 25th November. This was not in accordance with the Statutory obligations. There was not an agreement being reached and a further adjournment was necessitated. The deadline was Sunday, 8th December which left Friday, 6th December as the last day to meet to make and adopt a Budget. If a Budget was not adopted by the due date, he would be obliged to inform the Department.
Members agreed to defer further consideration of the draft Budget until 5.00 p.m. on Friday, 6th December, 2019.
END OF MEETING:
The business of the meeting concluded at 5.10 p.m.
Meeting Date 02/12/2019