County hall has €60m budget to spend on Laois public services in 2017

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County hall has €60m budget to spend on Laois public services in 2017

Laois County Council's budget for 2017 will rise by over €2m, with almost €60m set aside to run the county.

On housing, it will spend €10.3m, much the same as it did in 2016, with an extra €29,000 to spend on homeless services next year.

On Road Transportation and Safety, it will spend €13.2m, up over €1m from 2016, with an extra half million on road safety measures, and an extra €.64m to improve national roads.

Water services spend will be €3.8m. Development management gets €4.2m.

Environmental services is up a half million to almost €7m, and Recreation and Amenity will get €3.3m, up a quarter of a million.

Agriculture, education, health and welfare income gets €0.7m. Another €8m goes on miscellaneous and €8.5m on central management charges.

The budget is due to be agreed by county councillors next Monday, November 14.