Carrick Council want council tax income spent locally

Carrick-on-Suir councillors have decided to write to the Government calling for the new Carrick-on-Suir Municipal District to have control over the spending of property tax, commercial rates and other incomes raised in its area.

Carrick-on-Suir councillors have decided to write to the Government calling for the new Carrick-on-Suir Municipal District to have control over the spending of property tax, commercial rates and other incomes raised in its area.

Members of the Town Council agreed at their recent monthly meeting that a letter be sent to the Minister for Environment, Community & Local Government urging that the money raised by these taxes within the area of the municipal district be spent locally. Cllr Margaret Croke tabled a motion at the meeting calling for the letter.

Mayor Cllr Kieran Bourke said he asked at a meeting of town mayors whether Development Contributions raised in Carrick would be spent locally and was told the funds would go to Clonmel and be distributed to the district from there.