PORTLAOISE Town Council is set to have its budget increased after overspending in 2012.
Town councillors were told this week that the the 2013 budget would be €90,486 which is just over €1,000 more than the 2012 budget of €89,275. At this week’s annual budget meeting it was revealed that the spending was €91,635 in 2012.
The council’s contribution to Association of Municipal Authorities in Ireland (AMAI) exceeded the proposed €3,750 up to €4,100. The AMAI was to represents the interests of all the local authorities.
Office expenses cost €81 more than expected, €200 extra was spent on school wardens and €250 more on integration in schools.
The only areas where the council underspent was in their audit (€1,700 allocated, €1,630 spent) and insurances (€1,800 allocated, €1,786 spent).
The total receipts for 2012 was €24,032. This left a deficit of €65,243 which will be mostly funded by County Hall. The demand on Laois County Council for 2013 is now €64,470.