Annual Budget 2011 - Roscommon County Council

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Annual Budget 2011 - Roscommon County Council

Roscommon County Council

Comhairle Chontae Ros Comáin

Adopted Budget 2011

For the year ended 31st December 2011


Table of Contents

Manager’s Forward 2

Addendum 9

Overall Summary 11

Expenditure Variation Statement 12

Income Variation Statement 13

How money is spent 14

Comparison Year on Year Divisions: Expenditure 15

Comparison Year on Year Divisions: Income 16

History of Annual Rate on Valuation 17

Statutory Tables 19

Table A - Calculaton of the Annual Rate on Valuation 20

Table B - Expenditure and Income for 2011

and Estimated Outturn for 2010 21

Table C - Calculation of the Annual rate on Valuation: Boyle 25

Table D - Analysis of Budget 2011 Income from Goods and Services 26

Table E - Analysis of Budget 2011 Income from Grants and Subsidies 27

Table F - Expenditure and Income by Division to Sub Service Level:

Division A: Housing and Building 29

Division B: Roads, Transportation and Safety 39

Division C: Water Services 47

Division D: Development Management 53

Division E: Environmental Services 59

Division F: Recreation and Amenity 67

Division G: Agriculture, Education, Health and Welfare 73

Division H: Miscellaneous Services 77

Certificate of Adoption 83

Appendix 1 - Summary of Central Management Charge 84

Capital Programme 2011-2013 85

Appendix 2 - Capital Programme 2011-2013 98

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Manager’s Foreword

Manager’s Foreword

Roscommon County Council

Courthouse

Roscommon

14th December 2010

To: The Mayor and Each Elected Member of Roscommon County Council

Re: Draft Budget for the Year Ending 31st December 2011

A Méara agus a Comhairleoirí,

I set out for your consideration the Draft Budget for Roscommon County Council for the year ending

31st December 2011.

The Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government has prescribed the period 24th

November 2010 to 13th January 2011 as that for County Councils to hold their 2011 Budget Meetings.

Local Authorities are required by law to adopt a budget that is sufficient to meet their proposed

expenditure, which must be met by the total estimated income from commercial rates, charges for goods

and services, and government grants. In addition to adopting the budget for the coming year, Elected

Members must also determine the Annual Rate on Valuation to be levied on commercial properties.

This Draft Budget is based on no change to the current Annual Rate on Valuation.

Budget Context

During the past 12 months we have experienced a year of change and contraction as we have had

to adapt to having less resources at our disposal. Simultaneously there are increasing regulatory and

statutory requirements and standards that we must comply with, monitor and maintain. Yet in facing

these challenges the Council and staff have shown great resilience.

In these changing circumstances the primary objective has been to maintain the quality of service that

we provide as best we can. We are acutely aware of the depth of adjustment, economic and social,

experienced throughout the county and we are committed to fulfilling our key role in contributing to

achievement of economic stability.

The forecast is for marginal growth in 2011. Consumer sentiment, liquidity and demand remain low and

uncertainty on key fundamentals persists. The Central Bank of Ireland Economic Forecast October 2010

predicts GDP and GNP at 2.4% and 1.7% respectively for 2011, from an expected outturn of 0.2%

and -1.7% in 2010. Other indicators considered as part of the Budget process include movements in

general, such as wage rates and service inflation. Roscommon County Council is acutely aware of the

impact of the cost of services provided and balances this with the impact of cutting services which are

vital to the effective functioning of the County.

The task of framing a balanced budget for 2010 was difficult, but the degree of difficulty in drafting the

2011 budget was significantly greater. There is a continued reduction in local revenue income from that

achievable in previous years, particularly in the area of development led activity and landfill operations.

I have sought to balance the need to maintain core services, our statutory obligations and the protection

of employment with the needs of those contributing to the cost of these services.

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Manager’s Foreword

The key factors which have been the drivers in framing this draft budget are;

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An anticipated 12% reduction in the Local Government Fund

Stability of Income generated from Non-Principle Private Residences

No increase to Commercial Rates

Reducing the subsidy of Water production and Waste Water treatment

The ongoing Staff Embargo and targeted reductions to overheads such as overtime, travel and

subsistence payments.

A decrease in discretionary expenditure

Ongoing pursuit of the goals set by policy decisions of the Council.

The draft budget shows a decrease in expenditure of 4.6% and a reduction in income of 3%.

Financial Year

2010 (Budgeted) €

Financial Year

2011 (Budgeted) €

Difference

€ %

Expenditure 68,659,273 65,472,810 (3,186,463) -4.6%

Income 38,323,900 37,159,010 (1,164,890) -3.0%

Local Government Fund 20,110,463 17,699,400 (2,411,063) -12.0%

Rates 10,224,910 10,614,400 (389,490) 3.8%

Revenue Expenditure is summarised in the attached statutory tables prepared by the Head of Finance.

Details and further information are provided in reports prepared by individual Directors of Service

in regard to outcomes in their areas of responsibility for 2010 and anticipated work programmes/

schedules for 2011. I will however comment on some areas that have a major influence on our budget

preparation and balancing.

We have projected for a reduction of 12% in our Local Government Fund Allocation for the year 2011

from the DoEH&LG – from €20,110,463 to €17,699,400.

In just over two years employee numbers in this Council have been reduced through the loss of 85

indoor and 34 outdoor staff, due to retirement, expiration/non-renewal of contracts, atypical working

arrangements, and untimely deaths in service. The loss of such dedicated staff is a great loss to

this Council.

Over the course of 2010 Roscommon County Council has managed our resource base effectively.

Since the commencement of the economic downturn, the Council have put in place a process of

prudent expenditure controls, strengthened debt collection measures, limited exposure to capital

projects and accelerated a review process of work practices and resource demands. Savings in

pay have been achieved across salaries and wages through controls in overtime and recruitment.

This process will continue.

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Manager’s Foreword

Local Government Efficiency Review

The report of the Local Government Efficiency Review Group issued in July 2010 provides proposals

for change for the Local Government Sector.

Local Government has been the subject of reviews before, in particular with regard to the financing of local

government services. For instance the Indecon Report of 2006 recommended that Central Government

should no longer benefit from an exempt status in relation to the payment of commercial rates.

Another recommendation of the Indecon review was to set planning charges at an economic rate.

Currently a maximum price threshold applies to large applications with the result that local authorities

must assign considerable skilled resources to applications which are not met by way of planning fee.

Public Sector Agreement (Croke Park)

The Public Sector Agreement (Croke Park Deal) provides a structure to manage change across the public

sector in the coming years. Stability assurances were included by Government to staff on the issue of

pay and compulsory redundancies in return for a critical review and move from restrictive practices and

barriers to efficiencies. Roscommon County Council is working through the elements of the Agreement.

The Local Action Plan for our Council was completed in November. This plan is now being discussed with

union representatives with the overall aim of achieving greater efficiencies and savings.

Resource Base

This draft budget provides for reduced levels of resources in comparison to previous years and our

services have been reshaped to reflect this. Over the past number of years the Council has accelerated

the drive towards greater efficiency in service provision. Reshaping services necessitates challenging

the cost base of service delivery and identifying cost efficiencies so that the impact on service levels

experienced is minimised. As mentioned earlier, control of pay related spend is important and this has

been achieved through strict control on overtime and numbers. Non-pay spend is also important, with

benefits now seen from changes made in procurement, with many contracted goods and services

yielding greater value for money.

Resources for Contingencies

In January 2010, exceptional weather events caused disruption across County Roscommon and

beyond, restricting mobility and water supply. We responded to that situation by deploying many staff

from across the Council to deal with severe weather consequences. Actions were required to be taken

over a short period of time which had resource implications. There is no provision in this draft budget

for a reserve to fund exceptional events.

Housing

The significant decrease in the 2011 Housing allocation will mean that the Council may not be able to

provide the required 20% matching funds to supplement all offers of allocations from the DoEH&LG to

upgrade housing, thereby losing such potential allocations. In addition our limited “own” resources will

significantly reduce the potential spend on Housing Grants for 2011 which are reduced to €750,000

compared to an expenditure of €2,754,967 in 2010. The requirement for Councils to provide matching

funds for Government grants in schemes such as these is depriving the county of critical resources.

I am pleased that a total of 134 houses have been allocated to families by the Housing Department in

conjunction with the DoEH&LG during 2010.

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Manager’s Foreword

Roads Maintenance

Roscommon is a gateway to and from the West of Ireland with

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three radial national Primary roads, one of which is a motorway,

three busy inter-regional secondary routes

a dependency on key regional and local roads for north south travel within the county and

three inter-city mainline routes with over thirty level crossings

These are valuable economic and social resources which must be maintained and repaired if they are

to remain properly functional. Notwithstanding a clear imperative to hold maintenance schedules on

such critical assets, our own resources will decrease in 2011 and there is an expectation that grants

from Central Government for this purpose will also decrease.

Operational Facilities

The County Council operates a strategy for Tourism and Leisure Centres across a range of activities

including swimming pools, arts, heritage and visitor facilities, which comply with strict health and safety

requirements and are of a sufficiently high standard to attract strong demand.

A total of €508,000 is being made available through grant aid from the DOEHLG and funding from

Roscommon County Council for the refurbishment of the County Library building. The works, due to be

completed in 2011, including relocation of services and the upgrading and modernisation of the entire

building are being developed to cater for improved Public Library service delivery needs in the town and

as a support for the countywide operations.

Earlier this year we received approval towards borrowings in respect of the provision of new corporate

headquarters. We have commenced the design process and look forward to bringing all sections

together, with the consequent cost savings and improvements in operational efficiencies, access,

health & safety, and customer service.

Discretionary Community Funding

As previously mentioned there has been a reduction in the quantum of available resources in 2010 and

this will continue in 2011. The County Council provides services across many strands of community

activity. Some of these are provided at no charge or subsidised charge, principally from the commercial

rates and other local yields. It is simply not possible to continue with the same level of subsidies funded

from commercial rates in light of the difficulties faced by businesses.

The impact of these changes will manifest themselves in the closure of public conveniences, reduction

of budgets for Awards Ceremonies, Burial Ground Grants, Swimming Pool subsidies, contributions to

the Arts and Voluntary bodies, maintenance of amenity areas and land drainage.

However Roscommon County Council will continue to devote valuable staff time and skills towards

supporting community groups and other agencies in their work in the county, and encouraging

investment on their part. This includes Failte Ireland West, Roscommon Integrated Development

Company, Roscommon County Enterprise Board, the Community & Voluntary Fora and others.

Commercial Rates

2010 has been a difficult trading period for business. Businesses face significant cost pressures in the

context of dampened demand and consumer sentiment. The County Council is mindful both of the value

of services provided in maintaining the fabric of life and also the impact of the level of commercial rate set.

I am therefore proposing there should be no increase in the commercial rate.

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Manager’s Foreword

It is also worth noting that in the recently published National Recovery Plan (NRP) 2011-2014 it is stated

in Section 6.8 Financing Local Services that for full implementation of the Site Value Tax, commercial

rates will be moved to a site value basis when valuations have been completed. It further states that the

final Site Value Tax will be introduced in 2013 and that these measures will have significant implications

for the financing of local authorities, including a lower contribution from the Exchequer and from motor

tax revenues.

I understand that legislation is being drafted with the objective of consolidating and updating all

matters relating to vehicle registration and taxation. One of the matters being considered and which

was recommended by the Local Government Efficiency Review Group, is the removal of non-use

declarations as it currently operates. This would have a significant positive impact on receipts to the

Local Government Fund (LGF) and therefore to Local Government funding.

Annex 8 of the NRP states that savings and offsetting measures within the local government sector

in 2012-2014 will allow the Exchequer to end its contribution to the Local Government Fund. The

introduction of water charges and the local charge as proposed by the Government will lead to

significant additional revenues from 2014.

Commercial Water

In accordance with national water pricing policy, recognised recently in the report of the Commission

on Taxation, users of services should bear the economic cost of provision of these services. This is

reiterated in the EU/IMF Programme for Financial Support for Ireland, where it is stated that full cost

recovery in the provision of water charges is being planned. Charges for water services are supposed

to be set so as to meet the costs attributable to non-domestic users and the Local Government Audit

has raised this matter in their annual report.

Applying this methodology we should be charging €1.54 per cubic metre (1,000 litres) or 220 gallons.

The water and waste water charges in 2010 were set at €1.04 and €1.35 respectively per cubic

metre. Accordingly I am providing for an increase per cubic metre to €1.27 for commercial water and

to €1.50 for waste water. A litre of water will cost €0.00127. In effect the subsidy to business in 2011

will be reduced from the 2010 level of €0.38 to €0.27 per cubic metre. The standing charge of €100

will remain unchanged as will the domestic allowance of 50,000 gallons.

Non-Principal Private Residences (NPPR)

A charge of €200 was introduced on non-principal private residences in July 2009. The Local Government

Management Agency has collected the charge on a shared services basis for local authorities. A project

board comprised of local authority officials have overseen the implementation of the charges.

The structure of this charge has promoted self-certification with significant penalties for late payment,

which has encouraged compliance. 75% of all payments have been made online (www.nppr.ie)

thereby reducing the overheads and support costs associated with collection. The collection for 2011

is estimated at €0.8m. The introduction of this charge has been an important addition to the funding

base of local government.

Capital Investment in Infrastructure

The Capital Programme for the three year period 2011 – 2013 (with reference to Section 135 of the

Local Government Act 2001) is tabled with this draft 2011 Revenue Budget. The Capital Programme

has been formed having due regard to available resources. The sources of capital funding include

government grants, proceeds from development contributions and sale of assets. As Councillors are

aware funds available under these headings have reduced.

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Manager’s Foreword

Of the planned capital expenditure for the period 2011 to 2013 amounting to €125m, €32.4m is

scheduled for 2011 and represents a significant investment in the infrastructure of County Roscommon.

In particular there is substantial investment in water services.

Economic Development

Roscommon County Council continues to facilitate and resource the County Development Board to fulfil

its statutory role to promote inter-agency co-ordination and collaboration in the interest of economic,

social and cultural development in the county. That this statutory process continues to be resourced

almost exclusively by local authorities is disappointing and I would welcome the commitment of human

and financial resources by other publicly funded partners.

I regret that under the National Recovery Plan 2011-2014 annual funding for the Community Fora from

the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government has been discontinued.

Expenditure Classifications

Non Discretionary

Loan Charges 2,304,900 2,273,900

Road Grant Works 14,327,627 14,502,000

Higher Education Grants 3,200,000 3,400,000

Statutory Demands 828,250 750,399

Local Improvement Schemes 285,000 95,000

Salaries, Pensions and Lump Sums 21,606,000 20,760,401

Sub Total 42,551,777 41,781,701

66% 64%

Discretionary

Housing Maintenance 848,700 749,500

Rental Accommodation Scheme 1,647,100 2,092,100

Traveller Accommodation 259,800 80,000

Local Roads Maintenance 2,448,967 2,198,950

Public Lighting 500,000 523,800

Water and Sewerage 5,804,820 5,915,800

Waste Disposal 2,427,000 1,191,600

Fire Protection 2,966,100 2,687,400

Swimming Pools 224,300 116,900

Burial Grounds 329,000 250,700

Libraries 409,000 371,400

Arts 291,700 307,800

Amenity Schemes incl Lough Key and King House 511,000 401,000

Land Drainage 258,000 231,600

Maintenance of Courthouses and Rent 979,009 893,259

Other 6,203,000 5,679,300

Sub Total 26,107,496 23,691,109

34% 36%

Grand Total 68,659,273 65,472,810

“Other” includes: Rates bad debt provision of €900,000, Tourism, Litter, Insurances, Civil Defence, Control of Dogs, Travel, Insurances,

Administrative Costs, etc

2010


2011


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Manager’s Foreword

Conclusion

The past two years have been very difficult and 2011 will be equally challenging, but despite this, the

County Council continues to make a huge contribution to the local economy.

In 2009 we spent approximately €6m with local suppliers. The facilities we provide and the services

we deliver are very important to the quality of life in the county. They are delivered by innovative and

dedicated staff working in co-operation with the Elected Members.

The work of every member of staff is of real and tangible value in supporting the economic and social

vibrancy of County Roscommon.

I want to pay tribute to the Management Team John Cunningham, Tommy Ryan, Majella Hunt,

Martin Lydon, Kathleen Martin and Fiona Ni Chuinn and to the staff in all sections for their dedication

and commitment to the work of the Council. In the past twelve months staff have been flexible in

adapting to the changing work environment while ensuring the maintenance of quality services.

I want to particularly acknowledge those who work outdoors in often difficult and challenging weather

conditions while maximising the quality of service to our communities. This has been particularly evident

during this years severe weather periods.

In preparing the 2011 Budget, I have consulted extensively with the Corporate Policy Group. I would

like to thank the members of the Group for their huge contribution.

I want to thank the Mayor Cllr. Luke Ming Flanagan and his predecessor Cllr. Tony Ward, the members

of the Corporate Policy Group and other elected members for their courtesy and co-operation in

addressing the business of the Council.

I acknowledge and thank the members of staff who retired in 2010 and remember all associated with

the Council who passed away during the year.

Finally I wish to thank Martin Lydon Head of Finance to whom I send my best wishes for a speedy

recovery from a serious accident, for his work throughout the past year and my very sincere thanks to

Acting Head of Finance Martin Finan and to the staff of the Finance Unit for their work and assistance

during the recent difficult and critical period, in compiling this draft Budget 2011.

I recommend this Draft Budget for adoption.

Frank Dawson

County Manager

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Addendum

Addendum following the Budget meeting held

22nd December 2010

Please note that after the production of the Draft Budget, the County Council received confirmation

of the Local Government Fund - General Purpose Grant figure which was €18,490,254. This was

an increase on the figure published in the Draft document of €790,854.

At the Council Meeting, Members voted in favour of the adjustments outlined in the table below:

€ €

Additional Local Government Fund 790,854

Increase Distributed to:

Reduction in proposed increase of Non-Domestic Water Charges 100,000

1% Reduction in Rates 106,100

Housing Maintenance 50,000

Housing Grants 220,000

Local Roads Maintenance 200,000

Water Maintenance 20,000

Public Conveniences 20,000

Swimming Pools 20,000

Community Fora 20,000

Heritage Services 10,000

Landfill Aftercare 10,000

Genealogy 10,000

Library Services 4,754

Total Distributed 790,854

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Overall Summary

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Overall Summary | Expenditure Variation Statement

Expenditure Variation Statement


ROSCOMMON COUNTY COUNCIL 2011 BUDGET

EXPENDITURE VARIATION STATEMENT

€ €

2010 Expenditure Budget 68,659,273

Payroll Expenses - 761,115

Operational Expenses

Purchase of Equipment -251,840

Repairs & Maintenance 3,920

Contract Payments 626,576

Agency Services -16,420

Machinery Yard Charges incl Plant Hire -112,179

Purchase of Materials and Issues from Stores -145,766

Payment of Grants 14,500

Members Costs -17,300

Travelling & Subsistence Allowances -235,190

Consultancy and Professional Fess Payments -204,200

Energy Costs 26,670

Other 26,970

Administration Expenses

Communication Expenses -31,650

Training -50,000

Printing and Stationery -20,000

Contributions to Other Bodies -270,401

Other -273,600

Establishment Expenses

Rent and Rates - 121,600

Other -

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-284,259

-645,651

121,600

Financial Expenses 130,500

Miscellaneous Expenses - 939,586

Total Expenditure 66,037,553

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Overall Summary | Income Variation Statement


Income Variation Statement

ROSCOMMON COUNTY COUNCIL 2011 BUDGET

INCOME VARIATION STATEMENT

€ €

2010 Income Budget -38,323,827

Government Grants

Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government - 155,500

National Roads Authority (NRA) - 658,173

Higher Education Grants - 200,000

VEC Pensions -

Miscellaneous Government Grants 150,200

-

863,473

Goods and Services

Rent from Houses - 767,000

Housing Loans and Inetrest Charges 75,000

Commercial Water - 479,100

Commercial Sewerage - 100,000

Planning Fees 191,300

Library Fines and Charges - 12,000

Agency Services -

Pension contributions 219,800

Property rental of Land - 100,000

Landfill and Recycling Charges 3,135,000

Fire charges -

NPPR Income - 170,000

Miscellaneous Services 155,289

2,148,289

Total Income -37,039,011

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Overall Summary | How Money is Spent

How Money is Spent

Main Sources of Revenue Income 2011


2011 2011

€ %

Rates 10,508,288 16%

26%

16%

Local Government Fund 18,490,254 28%

Specific State Grants 19,676,100 30%

Local Authorities 0 0%

Goods & Services 17,362,911 26%

0%

28%

Rates

Local Government Fund

Specific State Grants

Local Authorities

Goods & Services

30%

Total 66,037,553 100%

How Income will be spent by Programme Group

2011 2011

€ %

Housing & Building 6,622,981 10%

Road Transportation and Safety 22,076,052 34%

Water Services 10,148,450 15%

Development Management 4,684,344 7%

Environmental Services 7,756,864 12%

Recreation & Amenity 3,531,514 5%

Agriculture, Education, Health & Welfare 6,854,111 10%

10%

5%

12%

7%

7%

15%

10%

34%

Housing & Building

Road Transportation and

Safety

Water Services

Development Management

Environmental Services

Recreation & Amenity

Agriculture, Education,

Health & Welfare

Miscellaneous Services

Miscellaneous Services 4,363,237 7%

Total 66,037,553 100%

What Income will be spent on

2011 2011

€ %

6% 1%

3% 1%

Payroll

Operational

Administration

Establishment

Financial

28,877,765 44%

29,956,865 45%

2,231,156 3%

642,459 1%

4,074,605 6%

45%

44%

Payroll

Operational

Administration

Establishment

Financial

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

254,702 1%

66,037,553 100%

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Overall Summary | Comparison of Year on Year Divisions: Expenditure Budgets


Comparison of of Year on on Year Year Divisions:

Expenditure Budgets Budgets

Miscellaneous Services

4,363,238

5,129,093

Agriculture, Education,

Health & Welfare

6,854,112

6,716,500

Recreation & Amenity

3,499,761

3,912,400

Environmental Services

Development

Management

7,746,865

9,474,100

4,671,349

4,513,000

2011

2010

Water Services

10,108,449

10,209,700

Road Transportation

and Safety

21,876,053

22,145,880

Housing & Building

6,352,983

6,558,600

0 5,000,000 10,000,000 15,000,000 20,000,000 25,000,000 30,000,000

Value €

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Overall Summary | Comparison of Year on Year Divisions: Income Budgets


Comparison of Year on Year Divisions:

Income Budgets Budgets

Miscellaneous Services

1,604,673

1,044,500

Agriculture, Education,

Health & Welfare

5,937,921

5,764,000

Recreation & Amenity

531,152

793,500

Environmental Services

Development

Management

1,009,276

4,152,200

1,209,546

1,272,800

2011

2010

Water Services

3,612,383

2,976,600

Road Transportation

and Safety

17,296,613

17,117,000

Housing & Building

5,957,446

5,203,300

0 5,000,000 10,000,000 15,000,000 20,000,000 25,000,000

Value €

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Overall Summary | History of Annual Rate on Valuation

History of Annual Rate on Valuation


HISTORY OF ANNUAL RATE ON VALUATION

Year Rate Year Rate

1984 21.67 1998 42.85

1985 23.84 1999 44.99

1986 25.03 2000 47.24

1987 26.28 2001 50.78

1988 27.59 2002 54.33

1989 28.97 2003 59.22

1990 30.42 2004 63.37

1991 31.33 2005 66.54

1992 32.90 2006 70.53

1993 34.55 2007 73.35

1994 35.59 2008 76.28

1995 37.37 2009 76.66

1996 39.24 2010 75.13

1997 41.20 2011 74.38

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Statutory Tables

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Statutory Tables | Table A

TABLE A - CALCULATION OF ANNUAL RATE ON VALUATION

Summary per Table A 2011

Budget Net

Expenditure

2011

Estimated Net

Expenditure

Outturn 2010

(as restated)

Summary by Service Division Expenditure Income

€ € € % € %

Gross Revenue Expenditure & Income

Housing and Building 6,622,981 5,957,447 665,534 2.3% 1,467,422 4.7%

Road Transport & Safety 22,076,052 17,296,614 4,779,438 16.5% 5,917,596 19.0%

Water Services 10,148,450 3,512,383 6,636,067 22.9% 7,053,186 22.7%

Development Management 4,684,344 1,189,546 3,494,798 12.1% 3,095,762 10.0%

Environmental Services 7,756,864 1,009,276 6,747,588 23.3% 5,420,481 17.4%

Recreation and Amenity 3,531,514 531,153 3,000,361 10.3% 3,099,469 10.0%

Agriculture, Education, Health & Welfare 6,854,111 5,937,921 916,190 3.2% 930,240 3.0%

Miscellaneous Services 4,363,237 1,604,671 2,758,566 9.5% 4,109,520 13.2%

66,037,553 37,039,011 28,998,542 100% 31,093,676 100%

+ County Charge 0

- County Charge 0 0

Provision for Debit Balance 0 0

Adjusted Gross Expenditure & Income (A) 66,037,553 37,039,011 28,998,542 31,093,676

100.0%

Financed by Other Income/Credit Balances

Provision for Credit Balance 0 0

Local Government Fund /General Purpose Grant 17,213,354 17,213,354 20,110,463

Pension Related Deduction 1,276,900 1,276,900

Sub - Total (B) 18,490,254 20,110,463

Amount of Rates to be Levied C=(A-B) 10,508,288

Net Effective Valuation D 141,281

General Annual Rate on Valuation C/D 74.38

20 Roscommon County Council | Comhairle Chontae Ros Comain | Adopted Budget 2011 | For year ended 31st December 2011


Statutory Tables | Table B

Table B

Expenditure & Income for 2011 and Estimated Outturn for 2010

2011 2010

Expenditure Income Expenditure Income

Division & Services

Housing and Building

Adopted

by Council

Estimated

by Manager

Adopted by

Council

Estimated by

Manager

Adopted by

Council

Estimated

Outturn

Adopted by

Council

Estimated

Outturn

€ € € € € € € €

Code

A01 Maintenance/Improvement of LA Housing Units 1,567,671 1,517,671 2,943,617 2,943,617 1,798,379 1,886,925 2,914,940 2,914,940

A02 Housing Assessment, Allocation and Transfer 189,603 189,603 462 462 247,051 239,622 585 585

A03 Housing Rent and Tenant Purchase Administration 611,441 611,441 31,197 31,197 629,971 634,760 39,477 39,477

A04 Housing Community Development Support 169,898 169,898 135,121 135,121 91,383 88,229 154 154

A05 Administration of Homeless Service 8,026 8,026 0 0 7,825 7,625 0 0

A06 Support to Housing Capital Prog. 625,592 625,592 147,225 147,225 630,879 612,816 147,470 147,470

A07 RAS Programme 2,333,607 2,333,607 2,454,826 2,454,826 1,889,278 1,887,624 1,773,724 1,773,724

A08 Housing Loans 510,070 510,070 193,580 193,580 600,528 593,076 275,395 275,395

A09 Housing Grants 607,073 387,073 419 419 664,615 720,019 529 529

A11 Agency & Recoupable Services 0 0 51,000 51,000 0 0 51,000 51,000

Service Division Total 6,622,981 6,352,981 5,957,447 5,957,447 6,559,909 6,670,696 5,203,274 5,203,274

Road Transport & Safety

Code

B01 NP Road - Maintenance and Improvement 1,163,420 1,163,420 759,788 759,788 1,113,778 1,144,870 721,690 721,690

B02 NS Road - Maintenance and Improvement 1,010,442 1,010,442 691,382 691,382 1,020,297 989,946 716,843 716,843

B03 Regional Road - Maintenance and Improvement 6,912,033 6,912,033 6,149,816 6,149,816 6,380,274 6,875,664 5,641,117 5,641,117

B04 Local Road - Maintenance and Improvement 10,455,095 10,255,095 7,340,294 7,340,294 10,781,227 11,278,187 7,055,455 7,055,455

B05 Public Lighting 686,820 686,820 94,352 94,352 659,754 803,828 26,006 26,006

B06 Traffic Management Improvement 21,924 21,924 44,831 44,831 22,381 21,313 56,729 56,729

B07 Road Safety Engineering Improvement 346,119 346,119 264,145 264,145 572,059 344,304 488,184 488,184

B08 Road Safety Promotion/Education 103,673 103,673 24,542 24,542 85,297 82,618 28,401 28,401

B10 Support to Roads Capital Prog. 350,584 350,584 64,789 64,789 347,409 331,398 81,984 81,984

B11 Agency & Recoupable Services 1,025,942 1,025,942 1,862,675 1,862,675 1,167,779 1,162,426 2,300,549 2,300,549

Service Division Total 22,076,052 21,876,052 17,296,614 17,296,614 22,150,255 23,034,554 17,116,958 17,116,958

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Statutory Tables | Table B

Table B

Expenditure & Income for 2011 and Estimated Outturn for 2010

2011 2010

Expenditure Income Expenditure Income

Division & Services

Adopted

by Council

Estimated

by Manager

Adopted by

Council

Estimated by

Manager

Adopted by

Council

Estimated

Outturn

Adopted by

Council

Estimated

Outturn

€ € € € € € € €

Water Services

Code

C01 Water Supply 5,352,759 5,342,759 2,380,956 2,480,956 5,222,629 5,124,974 1,902,880 1,902,880

C02 Waste Water Treatment 3,222,220 3,212,220 902,112 902,112 3,332,751 3,275,055 802,672 802,672

C03 Collection of Water and Waste Water Charges 1,017,461 1,017,461 12,484 12,484 1,026,329 1,021,973 15,798 15,798

C04 Public Conveniences 64,305 44,305 28,095 28,095 82,928 81,588 36,286 36,286

C05 Admin of Group and Private Installations 124,516 124,516 21,320 21,320 156,427 149,008 26,978 26,978

C06 Support to Water Capital Programme 322,343 322,343 69,765 69,765 345,803 331,545 88,281 88,281

C07 Agency & Recoupable Services 44,846 44,846 97,651 97,651 46,346 45,600 103,662 103,662

Service Division Total 10,148,450 10,108,450 3,512,383 3,612,383 10,213,213 10,029,743 2,976,557 2,976,557

Development Management

Code

D01 Forward Planning 511,792 511,792 237 237 395,259 384,563 299 299

D02 Development Management 1,921,894 1,921,894 268,820 268,820 1,945,303 1,876,802 418,050 418,050

D03 Enforcement 744,396 744,396 525 525 655,141 631,287 664 664

D04 Industrial and Commercial Facilities 101,079 101,079 17,541 17,541 106,863 100,646 22,196 22,196

D05 Tourism Development and Promotion 67,719 67,719 9,672 9,672 88,502 86,879 4,646 4,646

D06 Community and Enterprise Function 489,103 489,103 92,190 112,190 489,178 471,688 118,875 118,875

D07 Unfinished Housing Estates 5,704 5,704 5,117 5,117 5,889 5,594 6,475 6,475

D08 Building Control 133,787 133,787 24,035 24,035 223,429 212,466 70,923 70,923

D09 Economic Development and Promotion 101,185 98,189 9,875 9,875 123,175 122,732 11,700 11,700

D10 Property Management 90,884 90,884 360,382 360,382 70,660 69,139 263,138 263,138

D11 Heritage and Conservation Services 243,757 233,757 107,749 107,749 138,967 133,876 54,929 54,929

D12 Agency & Recoupable Services 273,044 273,044 293,403 293,403 272,877 272,926 300,941 300,941

Service Division Total 4,684,344 4,671,348 1,189,546 1,209,546 4,515,243 4,368,598 1,272,836 1,272,836

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Statutory Tables | Table B

Table B

Expenditure & Income for 2011 and Estimated Outturn for 2010

2011 2010

Expenditure Income Expenditure Income

Division & Services

Adopted

by Council

Estimated

by Manager

Adopted by

Council

Estimated by

Manager

Adopted by

Council

Estimated

Outturn

Adopted by

Council

Estimated

Outturn

€ € € € € € € €

Environmental Services

Code

E01 Landfill Operation and Aftercare 2,064,755 2,059,755 1,003 1,003 3,220,460 3,450,501 3,021,269 3,021,269

E02 Recovery & Recycling Facilities Operations 806,943 806,943 235,823 235,823 992,999 968,010 351,041 351,041

E04 Provision of Waste to Collection Services 2,766 2,766 0 0 5,734 5,611 0 0

E05 Litter Management 478,933 473,933 32,800 32,800 447,379 430,538 11,013 11,013

E07 Waste Regulations, Monitoring and Enforcement 334,669 334,669 212,661 212,661 339,959 328,096 230,837 230,837

E08 Waste Management Planning 60,820 60,820 58,163 58,163 68,476 66,234 64,109 64,109

E09 Maintenance of Burial Grounds 394,593 394,593 110,387 110,387 465,890 453,340 110,490 110,490

E10 Safety of Structures and Places 277,358 277,358 90,331 90,331 266,793 282,908 90,418 90,418

E11 Operation of Fire Service 2,913,712 2,913,712 51,802 51,802 3,188,506 3,121,269 52,281 52,281

E12 Fire Prevention 3,026 3,026 100,000 100,000 3,025 3,025 100,000 100,000

E13 Water Quality, Air and Noise Pollution 354,279 354,279 72,713 72,713 394,331 381,568 66,902 66,902

E14 Agency & Recoupable Servicess 65,010 65,010 43,593 43,593 82,266 81,576 53,835 53,835

Service Division Total 7,756,864 7,746,864 1,009,276 1,009,276 9,475,818 9,572,676 4,152,195 4,152,195

Recreation & Amenity

Code

F01 Leisure Facilities Operations 194,178 164,178 68,704 68,704 342,048 337,849 81,629 81,629

F02 Operation of Library and Archival Service 1,681,207 1,679,453 48,468 48,468 1,735,511 1,677,853 37,389 37,389

F03 Outdoor Leisure Areas Operations 531,611 531,611 1,082 1,082 664,245 634,264 1,369 1,369

F04 Community Sport and Recreational Development 120,575 120,575 109,325 109,325 144,305 138,810 114,454 114,454

F05 Operation of Arts Programme 1,003,943 1,003,943 303,574 303,574 1,027,905 1,104,232 558,698 558,698

Service Division Total 3,531,514 3,499,760 531,153 531,153 3,914,014 3,893,008 793,539 793,539

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Statutory Tables | Table B

Table B

Expenditure & Income for 2011 and Estimated Outturn for 2010

2011 2010

Expenditure Income Expenditure Income

Division & Services

Adopted

by Council

Estimated

by Manager

Adopted by

Council

Estimated by

Manager

Adopted by

Council

Estimated

Outturn

Adopted by

Council

Estimated

Outturn

€ € € € € € € €

Agriculture,Education,Health & Welfare

Code

G01 Land Drainage Costs 364,895 364,895 2,466 2,466 440,756 437,618 3,121 3,121

G04 Veterinary Service 421,597 421,597 231,702 231,702 415,110 403,949 256,118 256,118

G05 Educational Support Services 6,067,619 6,067,619 5,703,753 5,703,753 5,862,687 5,852,660 5,504,748 5,504,748

Service Division Total 6,854,111 6,854,111 5,937,921 5,937,921 6,718,553 6,694,227 5,763,987 5,763,987

Miscellaneous Services

Code

H01 Profit/Loss Machinery Account 126,231 126,231 100,828 100,828 119,254 119,410 101,047 101,047

H02 Profit/Loss Stores Account 26,236 26,236 16,927 16,927 25,703 25,724 21,419 21,419

H03 Adminstration of Rates 1,333,545 1,333,545 15,945 15,945 1,415,679 1,503,746 16,196 16,196

H04 Franchise Costs 145,407 145,407 18,510 18,510 177,489 133,171 23,290 23,290

H05 Operation of Morgue and Coroner Expenses 115,726 115,726 11,652 11,652 115,210 113,769 12,887 12,887

H06 Weighbridges 1,658 1,658 0 0 1,652 1,647 0 0

H07 Operation of Markets and Casual Trading 34,224 34,224 31,440 31,440 36,252 35,469 39,784 39,784

H08 Malicious Damage 2,917 2,917 5,202 5,202 2,898 2,796 6,582 6,582

H09 Local Representation/Civic Leadership 1,541,711 1,541,711 1,477 1,477 1,658,107 1,604,450 1,869 1,869

H10 Motor Taxation 572,616 572,616 25,883 25,883 588,909 594,102 26,117 26,117

H11 Agency & Recoupable Services 462,966 462,966 1,376,807 1,376,807 970,662 1,019,717 795,290 795,290

Service Division Total 4,363,237 4,363,237 1,604,671 1,604,671 5,111,815 5,154,001 1,044,481 1,044,481

OVERALL TOTAL 66,037,553 65,472,803 37,039,011 37,159,011 68,658,820 69,417,503 38,323,827 38,323,827

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Statutory Tables | Table C

Name of Town

Table C CALCULATION OF THE ANNUAL RATE ON VALUATION

Roscommon County Council

Money Demanded

Irrecoverable rates and cost

of collection

Total Sum to be

raised (Sum of

Col 3 & Col 5)

Annual Rate on

Valuationto meet

sum required in Col

6

Estimated Adopted Estimated Adopted

Col 2 Col 3 Col 4 Col 5 Col 6

€ € € € € €

Boyle 8,360 0 8,360 1.03

TOTAL 8,360 0 0 0 8,360 1.03

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Statutory Tables | Table D

Table D

ANALYSIS OF BUDGET 2011 INCOME FROM GOODS AND

SERVICES

Source of Income 2011


Rents from Houses 5,247,600

Housing Loans Interest & Charges 157,900

Commercial Water 2,054,000

Commercial Waste Water 900,000

Planning Fees 246,500

Sale/leasing of other property / Industrial Sites 350,000

Fire Charges 30,000

Recreation / Amenity / Culture 162,600

Library Fees/Fines 40,000

Agency Services & Repayable Works 3,038,400

Local Authority Contributions 342,100

Superannuation 828,200

NPPR 800,000

Misc. (Detail) 3,165,610

TOTAL 17,362,910

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Statutory Tables | Table E

Table E

ANALYSIS OF BUDGET INCOME 2011 FROM GRANTS AND SUBSIDIES

Department of the Environment, Heritage and

Local Government


Housing and Building 359,300

Development Management 142,000

Environmental Services 229,500

Miscellaneous Services 23,500

754,300

Other Departments and Bodies

NRA/DoT 14,360,800

Education and Science 3,400,000

Arts Council 110,000

Justice Equality and Law Reform 81,000

Other 970,000

18,921,800

Total Grants & Subsidies 19,676,100

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Table F: Expenditure and Income by Division to Sub-Service Level

Division A

Housing and Building

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Division A | Housing and Building

A

Housing and Building

A01 Maintenance / Improvement of LA Housing Units

The level of expenditure for the management, maintenance, repair and improvement of Local Authority housing

included for 2011 is €799,500, a reduction of 5.7% on the 2010 Budget, and a reduction of 33.1% on the 2009

allocation (€1,194,800). This figure includes for the repair and refurbishment of casual vacancies that may arise to

ensure that they are available for re-letting as quickly as possible.

Work has continued on the upgrading of the Council’s housing stock. The replacement of windows and doors in

local authority houses was completed in 2010. The scheme was funded fully from Internal Capital Receipts. Some

electrical refurbishment including smoke/heat alarms was carried out under the allocation for Compliance with new

Rented Standards.

Under the 2010 Energy Efficiency Plan Roscommon County Council was allocated €735,000 for the retrofitting of

insulation and other energy efficiency measures to vacant Local Authority stock. Depending on the BER achieved

the Dept funded either 90% or 50% of the costs up to a maximum of €15,000 per unit with the balance from

Internal Capital Receipts. The significant decrease in the 2011 allocation will mean that the Council may not be

able to provide matching funds to supplement allocations from the Department to upgrade our own housing stock.

Social Housing Investment Programme (SHIP)

Roscommon County Council were notified of a capital housing allocation of €3,000,000 to cover expenditure under

the 2010 Housing Programme and a capital allocation of €900,000 for the provision of Traveller accommodation.

A total of fifty-nine houses were completed in 2010.

There are a number of housing schemes under construction at Boyle, and Monksland with one rural house planned

for Kilmacanenny, Strokestown. In addition two Carbon Neutral Houses will be constructed in Roscommon.

Social houses will be delivered by a combination of the completion of construction of the houses listed and through

the Long Term Social Leasing Scheme. Six houses at Woodstream, Castlerea are leased houses. Draft leases have

issued to a number of property owners with a view to entering into lease agreements, when all compliance issues

have been addressed.

The Voluntary Sector will also provide units for particular areas of need through the CAS allocations.

Traveller Accommodation

A figure of €206,400 is included in the Budget towards the cost of the management and maintenance of Traveller

accommodation in the County, a reduction of 48.8% on the 2010 allocation. Significant improvements have

been made in the standard of Traveller Accommodation with the development of group housing in Castlerea and

Roscommon town and the decommissioning of older halting sites in Ballaghaderreen and Roscommon. Caretaking

arrangements for Traveller Accommodation in the County have been restructured and the cost reduced significantly.

Housing Rents

The Council operates a Differential Rent Scheme (DRS), which is reviewed on an annual basis. The rent charged is

based on household income and is calculated in such a way that the amount of rent is reasonable and does not

lead to undue financial difficulties. If a tenant’s circumstances change, their rent will be re-assessed as soon as

possible following notification to the Housing Authority of the change in circumstances. The Housing Authority will

deal sympathetically with individual cases of hardship which arise pursuant to the provisions of the hardship clause

in the DRS. The estimated rental income for 2011 is €2,821,000.

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A02 Housing Assessment, Allocation and Transfer

Under Section 9 of the Housing Act 1988, Housing Authorities are required to carry out periodic assessments at

intervals not exceeding three years, of the need for the provision of suitable accommodation for persons in need

of re-housing. The Housing Authority is required when making an assessment of the need for housing, to make an

appraisal of the need for residential halting sites for Travellers in their functional areas.

The most recent assessment carried out by Roscommon County Council in March 2008 showed a net need of 652

applicants on the waiting list. There are currently 739 on the approved housing list.

Eligibility for social housing is determined following an inspection of the applicant’s existing accommodation and

an assessment by the Housing Officer and the applicant is then placed on the waiting list in the area/town of their

choice. The scheme of letting priorities determines the priority of housing applicants in the allocation of first-time

lettings and casual vacancies. Section 60 of the Housing Act, 1966 as re-enacted by Section 11 of the Housing Act,

1988 requires each housing authority to make a Scheme of Letting Priorities. Decisions in relation to allocations will

have regard to the Council’s adopted policy on estate management.

A total of 134 houses (59 new and 75 casual vacancies) have been allocated in 2010.

A03 Housing Rent and Tenant Purchase Administration

Tenant Purchase

Tenants of non-vested Council houses appointed for at least 12 months are eligible to apply to the Council to

purchase their existing accommodation. The market value of the property is determined by the Council. Tenants

are entitled to a discount of 3% off the market value of the property for each year of tenancy, subject to a maximum

of 10 years in addition to an allowance of €3,810 for first time buyers. Certain types of dwelling including 1 / 2

bedroom units, demountables and mobile units are precluded from sale under the scheme. Only two houses were

sold under this scheme in 2010 and as a consequence the Internal Capital Receipts are depleted for 2011.

A04 Housing Community Development Support

A number of initiatives have been undertaken over the past number of years under the heading of estate management

at Lisnamult, Roscommon, Church View, Boyle, Castlehill, Castlerea and Monksland, Athlone. It is essential that

vibrant and committed local communities are supported, encouraged and empowered to play a meaningful role in

social partnership. This policy will be continued during 2011.

The Housing Liaison Officer and the Traveller Liaison Officer continue to meet with Council tenants on a regular

basis. The Officers work closely with agencies including the Health Service Executive, Gardaí, Roscommon

Integrated Development Company, local sports and voluntary groups, Tenants and Residents Associations.

The completion of pre-tenancy training is now a prerequisite for all local authority tenants and the Estate Management

Plan adopted by the Council will assist in ensuring a consistent approach in managing estates.

Under the Section 35 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 The Anti Social Behaviour Strategy was

adopted by Roscommon County Council on 18th October 2010. This strategy sets out measures to promote good

estate management.

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Division A | Housing and Building

A05 Administration of Homeless Service

The Roscommon Homeless Forum Action Plan 2008 – 2011 was adopted by this Council on 28th April, 2008. It is

an integrated strategy to tackle homelessness in County Roscommon.

Earlier this year a Joint Regional Homelessness Consultative Forum was set up the membership of which includes

the local authorities of Galway City & County, Roscommon and Mayo. The Western Joint Homelessness Action Plan

was adopted by Roscommon County Council this year. A more detailed implementation plan is being developed

and will be presented to the Council in 2011.

A sum of €8,026 (including Service Support Costs) has been included in the Budget for the provision of emergency

accommodation for homeless persons. Expenditure incurred by Local Authorities is recoupable at a rate of 90%

from the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government.

A06 Support to Housing Capital & Affordable Programme

Affordable Housing Scheme

Given the current market prices of houses in the County there is no appreciable demand for affordable housing

in the County. Six houses at Woodstream, Castlerea, which were acquired as affordable houses have now been

transferred to social leased housing.

Sale of Private Sites

The Council continues to have available a number of fully serviced sites for sale to first time buyers. The sites are

sold at a significant discount from market value and purchasers are allowed to select their own house type subject

to planning permission being granted. There are currently 12 sites available to purchase, 1 at Ardsallaghmore,

Roscommon Town and 11 at Forest View, Boyle.

Voluntary Sector

The Voluntary Sector is a valuable provider of social and affordable housing, whether working in partnership with the

Local Authority or private developers. The Council acknowledges the contribution of the voluntary housing towards

the provision of housing in the County and welcomes the opportunity to work with the Voluntary and Co-operative

Housing Sector to meet the accommodation needs of the County.

The Council maintains close contact with every voluntary housing group when planning and constructing a scheme

or when selecting suitable tenants. There are a number of schemes under construction and advancing through

planning at present.

Under the Capital loan and subsidy scheme, a subsidy is payable to the voluntary body in the sum of €436 per

house per annum and I have provided a figure of €10,900 to cover the maintenance and upkeep of the Strokestown

Scheme and the Ballinagare Scheme. I have also provided a figure of €146,300 to meet the loan charges in respect

of the three Loan Subsidy Schemes. The loan charges and maintenance charges in respect of these schemes are

100% recoupable from the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government.

Roscommon County Council has also approved funding under the Capital Assistance Scheme for the following:

Croghan Enterprise Company Limited - Voluntary Housing Group

A development incorporating ten units of two bedroom social housing accommodation is being provided by

Croghan Enterprise Company Limited in Croghan, Boyle, Co. Roscommon. Funding totalling €1,967,995 has been

made available for the project and it is expected that works will be completed in early 2011. A grant towards the

provision of a communal facility to service these units has also been made available.

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The Roscara Housing Association Limited

Two schemes have been given provisional approval to go to tender at Ardsallaghmore, Roscommon Town where

the site was provided by the Council, total cost of €821,176 and in Lisroyne, Strokestown, total cost €981,009 and

will provide an additional 12 no. units of accommodation for persons with specialised needs and 2 no. caretakers.

Under a ‘Calls for Proposals’ initiative, a further 3 houses are being purchased at a total cost of €614,000 inclusive

at Quarry View Roscommon, Lisgarve, Elphin and Cloonslanor, Strokestown. These will provide an additional 6 units

of accommodation for persons with specialised needs and 3 no. caretakers in their local area.

A07 RAS Programme

The Rental Accommodation Scheme (RAS) is a housing initiative introduced by the Government in 2004, and

involves local authorities progressively assuming responsibility for accommodating rent supplement recipients who

have a defined long term housing need, through direct arrangements between the local authority and the private

rented sector. The roll out of the scheme in Roscommon commenced in August 2006 and all existing long term

rent supplement recipients are to be transferred to the scheme. The scheme is now considered to be a long term

social housing option.

In 2010, a total of 87 units have been transferred under the scheme. Total units currently in the scheme at the end

of 2010 is 303. This is made up of 67 units in the Voluntary Sector and 236 in the Private Sector. The number in

the Private Sector includes 10 units procured under the Social Partnership Towards 2016 Agreement whereby the

Department recoups the contracted lease costs. There are a number of contracts at the pending stage and we are

continuing to interview RAS applicants to assess their eligibility for the scheme and interested Landlords are being

contacted in order to negotiate lease agreements on a continuous basis.

The scheme is self financing and the ongoing costs of administering it, including staff, office accommodation costs,

legal fees, advertising etc., are met out of savings, together with a direct administrative fee for each household

managed under the scheme.

Under the Private Residential Tenancies Act 2004 local authorities are responsible for enforcement of statutory

regulations for Private Rented Accommodation. In line with this Roscommon County Council is inspecting private

rented accommodation on an ongoing basis and following up landlords with unfit accommodation. Inspections and

enforcement proceedings are managed by the RAS staff.

In addition, a sum of €135,000 is being provided by the Department to undertake inspections over and above normal

inspection activity as already being undertaken for RAS and the Private Residential Tenancies Board inspections.

An amount of € 2,239,400 has been provided to meet the direct costs associated with the Rental Accommodation

Scheme in 2011.

A08 Housing Loans

Applicants can be considered for house purchase loans for persons who did not previously own a dwelling and for

reconstruction loans to modify or extend existing houses. Applicants must meet specific income criteria and the

Housing (Local Authority Loans) Regulations 2009 sets out new requirements and process for the approval of loans by

a local authority. The maximum house purchase loan that can be advanced is €220,000 depending on the applicant’s

ability to repay and the maximum house improvement loan is €15,000 (unsecured) and €38,000 (secured).

Shared Ownership

This scheme facilitates access to full home ownership in two or more stages and is designed primarily for first time

buyers who meet certain income criteria. Suitable applicants must acquire a minimum equity of 40% in the dwelling

initially and rent the Council’s equity with an undertaking to acquire the Council’s equity within 25 years. The total

number of loans advanced under the Shared Ownership Scheme since its inception is 21.

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Division A | Housing and Building

Improvement Works in Lieu of Local Authority Housing Scheme

Under the Improvement Works In Lieu of Local Authority Housing Scheme approved applicants for re-housing can

renovate or extend their existing accommodation as an alternative to accepting a local authority house provided

their existing house is considered suitable for improvement. The scheme is attractive to certain housing applicants

as it allows these people to live in improved living conditions while remaining in their present environment. This

scheme has operated successfully throughout the county over the past number of years and 56 houses have been

approved under the scheme. There are four projects currently in progress. This scheme was formerly funded by the

exchequer but is now funded from Internal Capital Receipts.

A09 Housing Grant

The Housing Adaptation Grant Scheme for Older People and People with a Disability replaced the now discontinued

Disabled Persons and Essential Repairs Grant Schemes.

The current framework of grant assistance is funded by a contribution of 80% from the Department and 20% from

the Council.

In order to fund the current framework of grant assistance it is intended to provide €370,000 in 2011 to meet the

Council’s portion of 20% of the new grant schemes. This will significantly reduce the potential spend on grants for

2011 to €1,850,000 compared to expenditure of €2,754,967 in 2010.

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Division A | Housing and Building

Expenditure by Service and Sub-

Service

HOUSING AND BUILDING

2011 2010

Adopted by

Council

Estimated

by Manager

Adopted by

Council

Estimated

Outturn

Code € € € €

A0101 Maintenance of LA Housing Units 799,500 749,500 848,700 1,045,700

A0102 Maintenance of Traveller Accommodation Units 55,000 55,000 123,300 121,600

A0103 Traveller Accommodation Management 151,400 151,400 279,700 189,900

A0104 Estate Maintenance 11,800 11,800 12,100 11,300

A0199 Service Support Costs 549,971 549,971 534,579 518,425

Maintenance/Improvement of LA

Housing Units 1,567,671 1,517,671 1,798,379 1,886,925

A0201 Assessment of Housing Needs, Allocs. & Trans. 95,000 95,000 153,500 146,400

A0299 Service Support Costs 94,603 94,603 93,551 93,222

Housing Assessment, Allocation and

Transfer 189,603 189,603 247,051 239,622

A0301 Debt Management & Rent Assessment 98,100 98,100 135,700 154,300

A0399 Service Support Costs 513,341 513,341 494,271 480,460

Housing Rent and Tenant Purchase

Administration 611,441 611,441 629,971 634,760

A0401 Housing Estate Management 132,310 132,310 43,650 42,100

A0402 Tenancy Management 12,600 12,600 23,100 21,600

A0499 Service Support Costs 24,988 24,988 24,633 24,529

Housing Community Development

Support 169,898 169,898 91,383 88,229

A0502 Homeless Service 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000

A0599 Service Support Costs 3,026 3,026 2,825 2,625

Administration of Homeless Service 8,026 8,026 7,825 7,625

A0601 Technical and Administrative Support 319,700 319,700 327,100 308,700

A0602 Loan Charges 146,300 146,300 146,300 146,300

A0699 Service Support Costs 159,592 159,592 157,479 157,375

Support to Housing Capital Prog. 625,592 625,592 630,879 612,375

A0701 RAS Operations 2,092,100 2,092,100 1,647,100 1,647,100

A0799 RAS Service Support Costs 241,507 241,507 242,178 240,524

RAS Programme 2,333,607 2,333,607 1,889,278 1,887,624

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Division A | Housing and Building

Expenditure by Service and Sub-

Service

HOUSING AND BUILDING

2011 2010

Adopted by

Council

Estimated

by Manager

Adopted by

Council

Estimated

Outturn

Code € € € €

A0801 Loan Interest and Other Charges 446,000 446,000 501,800 497,100

A0802 Debt Management Housing Loans 0 0 35,500 33,200

A0899 Service Support Costs 64,070 64,070 63,228 62,776

Housing Loans 510,070 510,070 600,528 593,076

A0901 Disabled Persons Grants 0 0 43,300 43,300

A0903 Essential Repair Grants 190,000 80,000 171,600 196,600

A0905 Mobility Aids Housing Grants 180,000 70,000 220,100 260,100

A0999 Service Support Costs 237,073 237,073 229,615 220,460

Housing Grants 607,073 387,073 664,615 720,460

Service Division Total 6,622,981 6,352,981 6,559,909 6,670,696

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Division A | Housing and Building

Income by Source

HOUSING AND BUILDING

2011

Adopted by

Council

Estimated by

Manager

Adopted by

Council

2010

Estimated

Outturn

€ € € €

Government Grants & Subsidies

Environment, Heritage & Local Government 359,300 359,300 274,300 274,300

Total Grants & Subsidies (a) 359,300 359,300 274,300 274,300

Goods and Services

Rents from houses 5,247,600 5,247,600 4,480,600 4,480,600

Housing Loans Interest & Charges 157,900 157,900 232,900 232,900

Superannuation 82,247 82,247 104,074 32,400

Agency Services & Repayable Works 32,400 32,400 32,400 104,074

Other income 78,000 78,000 79,000 79,000

Total Goods and Services (b) 5,598,147 5,598,147 4,928,974 4,928,974

Total Income c=(a+b) 5,957,447 5,957,447 5,203,274 5,203,274

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Division A | Housing and Building

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Division B

Roads, Transportation and Safety

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Division B | Roads, Transportation and Safety

B

Road Transport and Safety

B01 National Primary Road – Maintenance and Improvement

B02 National Secondary Road – Maintenance and Improvement

B03 Regional Road – Improvement and Maintenance

B04 Local Road – Maintenance and Improvement

The Council has not yet received notification of road grants for 2011 from the National Roads Authority. The figures

included in the Draft Budget for 2011 are therefore in line with the grant allocations in 2010.

The total amount provided for, falls far short of the monies required for the proper maintenance, repair and ongoing

needs of the Non-National road network as highlighted in previous years.

A new three year multi-annual road restoration programme will commence in 2011. The continued funding for the

improvement of local and regional roads by way of the multi-annual restoration programmes is particularly welcome.

Since their inception in 1996 the restoration programmes for non-national roads has resulted in a substantial

improvement in the condition of these roads. It is estimated that in 2010, 44 km of regional roads and 289 km of local

roads had surface dressing, surface restoration or road reconstruction work carried out under the programme.

The Specific Improvement Grant Scheme for improvement works on non-national roads continued in 2010. Three

projects were funded from an allocation of €880,000. To qualify for funding under the scheme, projects have to

make a significant and justifiable economic impact, particularly in relation to the development of industrial, tourism,

agriculture, forestry and rural development projects.

Non-National Roads – Own Resources

The shortfall in the allocation for the maintenance of both local and regional roads over many years has resulted in a

reduced level of maintenance. Some essential elements of maintenance including drainage, verge trimming and the

renewal of signs and markings have been inadequately funded.

Local road maintenance is funded in the main from the Council’s own resources rather than from specific road grants.

Accordingly, there is some discretion in the amount of funding that can be provided for this work. Although the

amounts provided in previous years have been inadequate to meet all road maintenance requirements it is regretted

that in the current budgetary situation it is necessary to make a substantial reduction in the allocation for 2011.

It is proposed to reduce the amount for local road maintenance in the coming year to €1,799,000 compared with

€2,449,000 for 2010, a reduction of €650,000. The main elements of road maintenance are road drainage, pavement

maintenance (pothole repairs), verge trimming, street cleaning and provision/repairs of signs and lining. The decrease

of €650,000 for local roads represents a 26.5% reduction on the 2010 allocation. This results in an average decrease

of €130,000 per Electoral Area. As a consequence, the reduction in the budget for local road maintenance of the

magnitude referred to will have a severe impact on the level of service that can be provided in 2011.

The works programme for 2011 will prioritise pavement maintenance (pothole repair) and road drainage. Verge cutting,

hedge trimming litter control, grass cutting in towns and villages and road sweeping will be provided at a significantly

reduced level, if at all.

Footpaths

It is proposed to fund the improvement/provision of footpaths in 2011, from development contributions i.e. capital

funding. Due to the reduction in income from development contributions, the allocation for footpaths will be reduced

to €50,000 maximum per area, a reduction of 50% on the 2010 figure.

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Division B | Roads, Transportation and Safety

The Council has sought funding from the National Roads Authority for the following projects in 2010: -

National Road Improvement Works (Capital Projects)

N5:

Ballaghaderreen Bypass – Carracastle to Tibohine

M6:

National Road Improvement Works Minor Schemes

(Pavement Improvement and Strengthening and Other Associated Works)

N60:

Racecourse Road, Roscommon

Oran to Ballymoe

N61:

Boyle Town Centre and Greatmeadow

Ranelagh to Gallowstown

Essex Lawn to Lanesboro Road Roundabout.

Ardsallagh to Carrowroe

Kiltoom to Carrownderry

N63:

Ballygalda to Ballinagard Road

Moneen Cross to Tonlagee

Killerney to Emmo Cross

High Cost Accident Remedial Measures.

The National Roads Authority proposes to fund schemes under a new High Cost Accident Remedial Measure. The

programme will cater for schemes involving road realignment, pavement improvement to the value of €1 million per

scheme. Roscommon County Council have sought funding for the following schemes;

N61 Rathallen to Treanagry

N61 Ballymurry

N60 Meelickaduff

B05 Public Lighting

The Council has advertised for the provision of energy for the public lighting system throughout the county. A new

contract will be entered into in early 2011. In addition, in conjunction with the other local authorities in Connacht, the

Council proposes to enter a new contract for the general maintenance and repair costs of the system. It is hoped

that these revised arrangements will provide for a more economical public lighting system although the imposition of

PSO (public service obligation) and DUOS (Distribution use of system) levies will offset some of the potential savings.

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Division B | Roads, Transportation and Safety

B06 Traffic Management Improvement

The Council has provided a sum of €21,924 in the budget to meet costs in relation to accident prevention

measures. These costs are in the main staff costs as well as a proportion of the Central Management Charge

identified in Appendix 1.

B07 Road Safety Engineering Improvements

As with headings B01-B04 the Council has not yet received notification of the level of grant that will be available for

low cost remedial measures. Consequently, the same figure as 2010 has been used.

The level of work undertaken in this area will be dependent of the level of grant funding made available. As with

previous years, the Council will use various engineering measures, such as renewed signing and lining and improved

junction definition to improve road safety.

B08 Road Safety Promotion \ Education

The School Warden service costs are met within this heading as well as publicity and promotion costs that are

associated with increasing awareness among the public concerning road safety.

B09 Maintenance and Management of Car Parking

New bye-laws for the management and control of car parks will be brought before the Council for adoption in 2011.

There is no funding for the development of new car parks due to the reduction of income from development levies.

B10 Support to Roads Capital Programme

The administration costs (i.e. indirect costs) in relation to supporting the Roads Capital Programme are met from

the revenue budget of the County Council.

The budget has identified the staff costs associated with providing support to the programme, as well as a

proportion of the Central Management Charge.

B11 Agency and Recoupable Services

The County Council is allowed to charge an agreed overhead rate for all jobs undertaken by County Council staff.

The income derived form the overhead charge meets the costs of holiday pay and insurance costs regarding public

liability.

Income from Road Opening Licences and work undertaken for other bodies such as ESB are accounted for within

this budget heading.

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Division B | Roads, Transportation and Safety

Expenditure by Service and Sub-Service

ROAD TRANSPORT & SAFETY

2011 2010

Adopted by

Council

Estimated by

Manager

Adopted by

Council

Estimated

Outturn

Code € € € €

B0101 NP - Surface Dressing 116,400 116,400 119,240 116,400

B0103 NP – Winter Maintenance 345,000 345,000 216,000 345,000

B0104 NP – Bridge Maintenance (Eirspan) 2,000 2,000 15,000 2,000

B0105 NP - General Maintenance 294,800 294,800 369,440 294,800

B0199 Service Support Costs 405,220 405,220 394,098 386,670

National Primary Road – Maintenance and

Improvement 1,163,420 1,163,420 1,113,778 1,144,870

B0201 NS - Surface Dressing 175,100 175,100 177,824 175,100

B0204 NS - Winter Maintenance 235,000 235,000 165,000 235,000

B0205 NS – Bridge Maintenance (Eirspan) 2,000 2,000 15,000 2,000

B0206 NS - General Maintenance 278,100 278,100 357,523 278,100

B0299 Service Support Costs 320,242 320,242 304,950 299,746

National Secondary Road – Maintenance and

Improvement 1,010,442 1,010,442 1,020,297 989,946

B0301 Regional Roads Surface Dressing 537,400 537,400 847,060 537,400

B0302 Reg Rd Surface Rest/Road Reconstruction/Overlay 2,998,000 2,998,000 1,969,000 2,998,000

B0304 Regional Road Bridge Maintenance 120,000 120,000 80,000 120,000

B0305 Regional Road General Maintenance Works 1,612,000 1,612,000 1,342,000 1,612,000

B0306 Regional Road General Improvement Works 880,000 880,000 1,400,000 880,000

B0399 Service Support Costs 764,633 764,633 742,214 728,264

Regional Road – Improvement and

Maintenance 6,912,033 6,912,033 6,380,274 6,875,664

B0401 Local Road Surface Dressing 1,970,600 1,970,600 2,705,940 1,970,600

B0402 Local Rd Surface Rest/Road Reconstruction/Overlay 4,612,000 4,612,000 3,971,000 4,612,000

B0405 Local Roads General Maintenance Works 2,458,550 2,258,550 2,538,567 3,346,400

B0406 Local Roads General Improvement Works 95,000 95,000 285,000 95,000

B0499 Service Support Costs 1,318,945 1,318,945 1,280,720 1,254,187

Local Road - Maintenance and Improvement 10,455,095 10,255,095 10,781,227 11,278,187

B0501 Public Lighting Operating Costs 523,800 523,800 500,000 648,800

B0599 Service Support Costs 163,020 163,020 159,754 155,028

Public Lighting 686,820 686,820 659,754 803,828

B0699 Service Support Costs 21,924 21,924 22,381 21,313

Traffic Management Improvement 21,924 21,924 22,381 21,313

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Division B | Roads, Transportation and Safety

Expenditure by Service and Sub-Service

ROAD TRANSPORT & SAFETY

2011 2010

Adopted by

Council

Estimated by

Manager

Adopted by

Council

Estimated

Outturn

Code € € € €

B0701 Low Cost Remedial Measures 190,000 190,000 200,000 190,000

B0702 Other Engineering Improvements 74,000 74,000 288,000 74,000

B0799 Service Support Costs 82,119 82,119 84,059 80,304

Road Safety Engineering Improvements 346,119 346,119 572,059 344,304

B0801 School Wardens 25,800 25,800 22,500 21,700

B0802 Publicity and Promotion Road Safety 52,700 52,700 37,900 36,100

B0899 Service Support Costs 25,173 25,173 24,897 24,818

Road Safety Promotion/Education 103,673 103,673 85,297 82,618

B1001 Administration of Roads Capital Programme 247,500 247,500 245,300 229,400

B1099 Service Support Costs 103,084 103,084 102,109 101,998

Support to Roads Capital Programme 350,584 350,584 347,409 331,398

B1101 Agency & Recoupable Service 555,900 555,900 660,900 660,900

B1199 Service Support Costs 470,042 470,042 506,879 501,526

Agency & Recoupable Services 1,025,942 1,025,942 1,167,779 1,162,426

Service Division Total 22,076,052 21,876,052 22,150,255 23,034,554

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Division B | Roads, Transportation and Safety

Income by Source

ROAD TRANSPORT & SAFETY

2011 2010

Adopted by

Council

Estimated by

Manager

Adopted by

Council

Estimated

Outturn

€ € € €

Government Grants

NRA/DoT 14,360,800 14,360,800 13,153,227 13,153,227

Other 880,000 880,000 1,430,000 1,430,000

Total Grants & Subsidies (a) 15,240,800 15,240,800 14,583,227 14,583,227

Goods and Services

Superannuation 182,814 182,814 231,331 231,331

Agency Services & Repayable Works 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000

Other income 1,723,000 1,723,000 2,152,400 2,152,400

Total Goods and Services (b) 2,055,814 2,055,814 2,533,731 2,533,731

Total Income c=(a+b) 17,296,614 17,296,614 17,116,958 17,116,958

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Division C

Water Services

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Division C | Water Services

C

Water Services

C01 Operation & Maintenance of Water Supply

The provision of efficient water and wastewater infrastructure is essential to meet social, public health and

environmental protection needs and is also vital to the availability of housing and to the development of the industrial

and services sectors.

Roscommon County Council operates eighteen public water supply schemes serving over 40,000 customers and

provides water to 106 semi private group water schemes. I propose to allow the sum of €4,395,300 for direct

expenditure on water production as well as €957,459 to meet a proportion of overheads identified in Appendix 1.

The Water Conservation Programme to rehabilitate critical mains began in 2010. Two contracts were carried out by

direct labour at Bellanagare and Boyle. Two further contracts for Ballinlough and Keadue will be awarded in January

2011. This programme and the metering of non-domestic supplies are having a significant effect on unaccounted

for water (UFW).

After competitive procurement, the energy provider for the water and wastewater infrastructure was changed to

Energia. This contract ends in May 2011 and a further competition will be held to ensure that the best value for

money is achieved.

Chemicals for the treatment and disinfection of water supplies were also supplied after competitive tendering. The

prices will be reviewed again in 2011. Fluoride is procured centrally by the HSE. The cost of chemicals and other

consumables continues to increase.

Capital investment in the improvement of the public water supplies throughout the county continues to progress.

The first Design Build and Operate (DBO) public water treatment plant will come into operation in December 2010

at Knockcroghery. The Capital Programme details the schemes in the current investment programme.

C02 Operation and Maintenance of Waste Water Treatment

Roscommon County Council currently maintains twenty-nine wastewater treatment plants and associated sewerage

networks in the county. It is proposed to provide the sum of €2,677,200 plus a proportion of overheads to cover

the cost of this service in 2011.

Construction of new and upgrading of existing sewer collection networks under the Towns and Villages Sewerage

scheme has been completed in 2010, save for Hodson Bay which is expected to be finished in May 2011.

The upgrading of seven treatment plants and construction of three new plants under a Design Build Operate (DBO)

contract is now expected to commence by the end of the first quarter of 2011, subject to Department approval.

The operation of these in future years will have a significant impact on the revenue budget and the non-domestic

wastewater charge.

Allowance for Roosky and Cortober which are already part of a DBO Contract with Leitrim County Council has

been made.

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Division C | Water Services

C03 Collection of Water and Waste Water Charges

Water Pricing Policy

As part of the Government’s Water Pricing Policy, Roscommon County Council is required to install water meters

on all non-domestic connections. Veolia Water Ireland Ltd. has been employed by Roscommon County Council to

install the meters and bill and collect revenue.

The price of non-domestic water for 2010 was €1.04 per cubic metre. This fell short of the true economic cost and

it is proposed to increase this to €1.22. Similarly the cost of wastewater will rise from €1.35 to €1.50.

Loan charges to cover the cost of the contract and the costs of providing water services throughout the county are

now reflected in the imposition of a consolidated water services charge on all non-domestic customers.

C04 Operation and Maintenance of Public Conveniences

The sum of €64,305 has been included in the Estimates for the upkeep of public conveniences within the county

for 2011.

C05 Admin of Group and Private Installations

The salaries of staff involved in the administration of installations are met from this budget heading, as well as grants

and subsidies as required.

C06 Support to Water Capital Programme

Rural Water Programme

A schedule of works to be carried out in 2011 will be circulated to the Council Members once allocations have been

received from the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government for 2011.

A contract for Design, Build and Operation of eight new water treatment plants on behalf of twenty six private group

schemes and two public water schemes was signed in January 2010. Their construction and operation will ensure

that all private schemes will comply with the Drinking Water Regulations. They are all expected to be commissioned

by March 2011.

Advance works including construction of interconnecting pipework to amalgamate schemes were completed in

2010.

C07 Agency & Recoupable Service

A sum of €30,000 has been included for the fluoridation of water. These costs are fully recoupable from the Health

Services Executive.

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Division C | Water Services

WATER SERVICES

2011 2010

Expenditure by Service and Sub-Service

Adopted by

Council

Estimated by

Manager

Adopted by

Council

Estimated

Outturn

Code € € € €

C0101 Water Plants & Networks 3,397,200 3,387,200 3,120,120 3,085,100

C0199 Service Support Costs 1,955,559 1,955,559 2,102,509 2,039,874

Water Supply 5,352,759 5,342,759 5,222,629 5,124,974

C0201 Waste Plants and Networks 1,923,900 1,913,900 2,028,200 2,015,300

C0299 Service Support Costs 1,298,320 1,298,320 1,304,551 1,259,755

Waste Water Treatment 3,222,220 3,212,220 3,332,751 3,275,055

C0301 Debt Management Water and Waste Water 991,600 991,600 1,000,400 996,100

C0399 Service Support Costs 25,861 25,861 25,929 25,873

Collection of Water and Waste Water

Charges 1,017,461 1,017,461 1,026,329 1,021,973

C0401 Operation and Maintenance of Public Conveniences 58,000 38,000 76,800 75,500

C0499 Service Support Costs 6,305 6,305 6,128 6,088

Public Conveniences 64,305 44,305 82,928 81,588

C0599 Service Support Costs 124,516 124,516 156,427 149,008

Admin of Group and Private Installations 124,516 124,516 156,427 149,008

C0601 Technical Design and Supervision 195,500 195,500 220,500 206,200

C0699 Service Support Costs 126,843 126,843 125,303 125,345

Support to Water Capital Programme 322,343 322,343 345,803 331,545

C0701 Agency & Recoupable Service 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000

C0799 Service Support Costs 14,846 14,846 16,346 15,600

Agency & Recoupable Services 44,846 44,846 46,346 45,600

Service Division Total 10,148,450 10,108,450 10,213,213 10,029,743

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Division C | Water Services

Income by Source

WATER SERVICES

Adopted by

Council

2011 2010

Estimated by

Manager

Adopted by

Council

Estimated

Outturn

€ € € €

Government Grants

Goods and Services

Commercial Water 2,054,000 2,154,000 1,500,000 1,500,000

Commercial Waste Water 900,000 900,000 800,000 800,000

Superannuation 159,283 159,283 201,556 201,556

Agency Services & Repayable Works 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000

Local Authority Contributions 322,100 322,100 397,000 397,000

Other income 2,000 2,000 3,000 3,000

Total Goods and Services (b) 3,512,383 3,612,383 2,976,556 2,976,556

Total Income c=(a+b) 3,512,383 3,612,383 2,976,556 2,976,556

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Division C | Water Services

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Division D

Development Management

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Division D | Development Management

D

Development Management

D01 Forward Planning

During 2010, Local Area Plans for Strokestown and Monksland/Bellanamullia (Athlone West) Local Area Plan were

adopted.

The County Development Plan must be varied to accommodate the recently adopted Regional Planning Guidelines

during 2011 and preparation of the Local Area Plans for Boyle and Ballaghaderreen will continue. The Section will

also develop a Strategy document for the production of wind energy in the County.

D02 Development Management

The 2000-2007 Planning Acts and associated Regulations continue to be implemented by the Planning Section.

There has been an expected fall in the number of applications received during 2010 and significant staff reductions

and re-deployment has taken place.

Public opening hours increased and inspection of applications over the internet continues to be provided. The Map

Register is available on line via gPlan.

D03 Enforcement

The Planning Enforcement Section enforces conditions attached to Planning Permissions granted by Roscommon

County Council or An Bord Pleanála and investigates complaints of unauthorised developments.

In 2009, 145 complaints were investigated. 226 warning letters under Section 152 of the Planning and Development

Act were issued and 60 enforcement notices have been served under section 154 in 2009. 7 unauthorised

development cases were successfully prosecuted and a number of other cases are also at various stages of legal

proceedings.

The Planning Enforcement Section is also responsible for the collection of all development contributions attached

to permissions granted and this remains a key objective of the Section.

D04 Operation and Maintenance of Industrial Sites and

Commercial Facilities

The County Council encourages industrial development throughout the County and uses the funding available to

promote County Roscommon for business start-ups. Roscommon County Council is currently developing industrial

sites at The Racecourse Road, Roscommon which are available at a significantly reduced rate. In addition industrial

lands are also available in Castlerea, Ballaghaderreen and Boyle.

D05 Tourism Development and Promotion

Roscommon County Council makes a significant contribution to tourism in the County through many departments,

a role that is co-ordinated through the Community & Enterprise Department. The Council is also a central partner

in the Roscommon Tourism Action Group which was established under the auspices of the County Development

Board to co-ordinate and oversee the delivery of actions contained within the Roscommon Tourism Strategy 2010-

2014. In addition to this Roscommon County Council has provided an amount of €30,000 for the implementation

of actions under the Roscommon Tourism Strategy during 2011. This allocation is used to support local tourism

within County Roscommon.

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Division D | Development Management

D06 Community and Enterprise Function

Funding has been provided under the Community & Enterprise Section for servicing Roscommon County

Development Board (RCDB). This includes an amount of €41,000 for implementing those actions which the

Community & Enterprise Section have agreed to lead during 2011 as part of the priorities for RCDB.

The Social Inclusion Unit ensures that social inclusion continues to be an integral part of the work of the Council

across all of its departments. Under the National Recovery Plan 2011 – 2014 funding for the Community Fora from

the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government has been discontinued.

D07 Unfinished Housing Estates

It is the responsibility of the County Council to ensure that housing estates are completed to a satisfactory standard

before taking them in charge. Where this is not possible, through failure of the developer or of the process of

enforcement, the Council as advised by the Department must take these estates in charge, with the local authority

providing the funding.

D08 Building Control

A provision of €133,787 is included in the budget for delivering Building Control Services.

The objective of the Building Control Section is to encourage good building practice, to ensure that all buildings are

constructed correctly and that access for the disabled and elderly is provided for in building plans.

D09 Economic Development and Promotion

A reduced amount of €5,000 is being allocated to Roscommon County Council’s Tidy Towns competition which is

based on the National Tidy Towns Competition. The Council encourages tidy towns groups throughout the County

to participate in the national competition and is proud of County Roscommon’s record in this competition.

The Council established a Business Support Unit in 2009. The purpose of this unit is to facilitate, encourage and

develop business investment in County Roscommon by providing information about useful agencies and liaising

between clients and relevant Council services.

Work is underway on the development of industrial sites at Racecourse Road, Roscommon and these are

being made available to small and medium enterprises to foster local enterprise and development. These will be

completed early in 2011.

D10 Property Management

The Council has a considerable land bank to manage and the costs in relation to managing this area of work equate

to €90,884 (including Service Support Costs). The rental income received from current agreements generate in the

region of €350,000.

D11 Heritage and Conservation Services

The provision in the budget for the Heritage Office in 2011 is €104,700. As in previous years a proportion of the

work undertaken by the Office is recoupable from the Heritage Service.

Notwithstanding the loss of the post of Conservation Officer, the Conservation Grants continued to be administered

in 2010. An estimated allocation of €76,000 in grants has been allowed for in 2011.

D12 Agency and Recoupable Services

The payroll costs of the County Enterprise Board come under this heading and are fully recoupable.

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Division D | Development Management

Expenditure by Service and Sub-

Service

DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT

2011 2010

Adopted by

Council

Estimated by

Manager

Adopted by

Council

Estimated

Outturn

Code € € € €

D0101 Statutory Plans and Policy 406,300 406,300 290,600 280,400

D0199 Service Support Costs 105,492 105,492 104,659 104,163

Forward Planning 511,792 511,792 395,259 384,563

D0201 Planning Control 1,132,400 1,132,400 1,155,700 1,087,900

D0299 Service Support Costs 789,494 789,494 789,603 788,902

Development Management 1,921,894 1,921,894 1,945,303 1,876,802

D0301 Enforcement Costs 539,200 539,200 451,400 428,100

D0399 Service Support Costs 205,196 205,196 203,741 203,187

Enforcement 744,396 744,396 655,141 631,287

D0401 Industrial Sites Operations 4,800 4,800 4,800 4,800

D0404 General Development Promotion Work 89,500 89,500 95,400 89,200

D0499 Service Support Costs 6,779 6,779 6,663 6,646

Industrial and Commercial Facilities 101,079 101,079 106,863 100,646

D0501 Tourism Promotion 54,300 54,300 75,300 73,700

D0599 Service Support Costs 13,419 13,419 13,202 13,179

Tourism Development and Promotion

67,719 67,719 88,502 86,879

D0601 General Community & Enterprise Expenses 212,500 212,500 168,900 165,000

D0602 RAPID Costs 9,200 9,200 9,800 9,200

D0603 Social Inclusion 168,700 168,700 212,700 200,000

D0699 Service Support Costs 98,703 98,703 97,778 97,488

Community and Enterprise Function 489,103 489,103 489,178 471,688

D0701 Unfinished Housing Estates 4,200 4,200 4,400 4,100

D0799 Service Support Costs 1,504 1,504 1,489 1,494

Unfinished Housing Estates 5,704 5,704 5,889 5,594

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Division D | Development Management

Expenditure by Service and Sub-

Service

DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT

2011 2010

Adopted by

Council

Estimated by

Manager

Adopted by

Council

Estimated

Outturn

Code € € € €

D0801 Building Control Inspection Costs 63,000 63,000 151,800 141,900

D0802 Building Control Enforcement Costs 15,700 15,700 16,900 15,800

D0899 Service Support Costs 55,087 55,087 54,729 54,766

Building Control 133,787 133,787 223,429 212,466

D0901 Urban and Village Renewal 5,500 5,500 5,900 5,500

D0903 Town Twinning 5,000 2,000 10,000 10,000

D0905 Economic Development & Promotion 86,220 86,224 102,600 102,600

D0999 Service Support Costs 4,465 4,465 4,675 4,632

Economic Development and Promotion 101,185 98,189 123,175 122,732

D1001 Property Management Costs 57,800 57,800 38,200 36,600

D1099 Service Support Costs 33,084 33,084 32,460 32,539

Property Management 90,884 90,884 70,660 69,139

D1101 Heritage Services 104,700 94,700 77,200 72,500

D1102 Conservation Services 82,000 82,000 5,200 4,900

D1199 Service Support Costs 57,057 57,057 56,567 56,476

Heritage and Conservation Services 243,757 233,757 138,967 133,876

D1201 Agency & Recoupable Service 265,000 265,000 265,000 265,000

D1299 Service Support Costs 8,044 8,044 7,877 7,926

Agency & Recoupable Services 273,044 273,044 272,877 272,926

Service Division Total 4,684,344 4,671,348 4,515,243 4,368,598

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Division D | Development Management

Income by Source

DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT

2011 2010

Adopted by

Council

Estimated by

Manager

Adopted by

Council

Estimated

Outturn

€ € € €

Government Grants

Environment, Heritage & Local Government 142,000 142,000 85,000 85,000

Total Grants & Subsidies (a) 142,000 142,000 85,000 85,000

Goods and Services

Planning Fees 246,500 246,500 314,000 314,000

Sale/Leasing of other property/Industrial Sites 350,000 350,000 250,000 250,000

Superannuation 131,846 131,846 166,837 166,837

Agency Services & Repayable Works 265,000 265,000 265,000 265,000

Other income 54,200 74,200 192,000 192,000

Total Goods and Services (b) 1,047,546 1,067,546 1,187,837 1,187,837

Total Income c=(a+b) 1,189,546 1,209,546 1,272,837 1,272,837

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Division E

Environmental Services

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Division E | Environmental Services

E

Environmental Services

E01 Maintenance, Operation and Aftercare of Landfill

This budget provides for the cost of maintaining Ballaghaderreen Landfill under the terms of its EPA licence, following

its closure. The budgeted figure includes the cost of environmental monitoring and other works at Ballaghaderreen

Landfill and all other closed historic landfill sites in the County. The final capping of Cell 8 in Ballaghaderreen will be

completed in early 2011. There is a significant loss of income to the Council in the region of €3 million following the

closure of the landfill. I have also made provision for the payment of loan charges.

E02 Maintenance and Operation of Recovery and

Recycling Facilities

There are currently four Recycling Centres and 40 bring banks being operated in the county. The direct cost of

operating these facilities in 2011 is estimated at €599,600. This represents a reduction in costs of €185,400 from

the 2010 budget due to efficiencies planned in 2011. A review of the operations of the Civic Amenity Sites is ongoing

in order to identify further savings. This may result in a reduction of the opening hours of the four facilities. It is hoped

to achieve improved monitoring of bring banks through the use of CCTV cameras purchased in 2010.

I have estimated an income of €85,000 based on current income levels and on the new fee structure introduced in

mid 2010 for use of Civic Amenity Sites.

E04 Other Costs Waste Collection

A budget of €2,000 is available for maintenance of Water Flow Monitoring stations.

E05 Litter Management

The Environment Section will continue to engage with local community groups and assist them in maintaining and

improving the image of the towns and villages in the County. €77,000 has been included under litter activities to

cover the cost of the litter wardens and to monitor areas of illegal dumping in the County.

It is proposed to continue the promotion of Environmental Awareness through the annual Tidy Estates, Tidy Business,

Tidy Burial Grounds and Tidy Schools competitions. Grant aid is received each year under the Environmental

Partnership Fund and grants are available to promote environmental education and awareness through this fund.

A reduced budget of €15,000 has been provided to assist community groups with the Spring Clean Campaign.

It is hoped that through the continued co-operation and work of community groups that this budget reduction will

not have a significant impact on the effectiveness of the campaign.

It is proposed that the Green Schools Programme will continue in 2011 with the extension to eligible schools of the

travel programme. Presently eight of the nine Secondary Schools in the county are registered on the Green School

Programme. 80% of National Schools in the county are registered. There are a total of 67 green flags awarded in

the county.

E07 Waste Regulations, Monitoring and Enforcement

The budget for the enforcement of the waste legislation and environmental education and awareness, includes

Roscommon’s contribution to the Connaught Regional Waste Co-ordinator’s Office. The Enforcement Team not

only respond to reports of illegal activities in the area of waste management but play a key role in the enforcement

of a broad range of waste regulations including End of Life Vehicles and Waste Tyres Regulations.

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Division E | Environmental Services

Under the National Climate Change Strategy (NCCS) Local Authorities have an obligation to achieve energy savings

of 33% by 2020. Roscommon County Council is already active in this area with initiatives such as tendering for

electricity supply for public utilities and buildings and implementation of an energy reduction programme. The

Council’s Energy Team will continue to identify areas for reduction of the Council’s Carbon Footprint and some

consequent cost savings in 2011.

E08 Waste Management Planning

Provision has been made for a reduced contribution of €15,000 to the Environmental Partnership Fund.

There is also the need to meet staff costs in regard to Waste Management Planning as well as the Council’s

continued involvement in the Connaught Waste Management Plan.

E09 Maintenance and upkeep of Burial Grounds

There are over 100 burial grounds in the County. I have included a figure of €280,700 to meet the direct costs

associated with the upkeep of burial grounds in 2011.

The Maintenance and Improvement Grant Scheme to voluntary groups is considered to be an effective and efficient

means of maintaining burial grounds to a high standard. Regrettably however, due to the difficult budgetary

situation, the allocation is being reduced to €50,000 in 2011.

The funding for the extensions to burial grounds will continue to be provided from development contributions in

2011. Due to the decrease in the level of income from development contributions, funding for new burial grounds

or extensions will be reduced significantly.

E10 Safety of Structures and Places

The €277,358 provided under this heading in the budget meets the costs of Civil Defence, the administration

involved with Derelict Sites, Major Emergency Planning and Water Safety.

A figure of €167,500 is included for Civil Defence, which continues to provide cover at community events as well

as respond to emergency calls if required.

The Civil Defence is made up of voluntary members under the leadership of the Civil Defence Officer and provides

a valuable service to the county. This service was very evident during the severe weather in 2009 and 2010.

A Derelict Sites policy has recently been adopted by the Elected Members. This policy includes the proposal to

enforce a derelict site levy on sites placed on the Derelict Sites Register. These sites must be located in a designated

urban area.

E11 Operation of Fire Service

The estimated cost of the Fire Service for 2011 is €2,913,712 after taking account of overheads totalling

approximately €229,312.

The fire services is one of the Council’s major emergency services and I would like to thank the executive, staff and

the retained fire personnel for the efficient manner in which they carry out their fire fighting duties.

Under the Fire Services Act, 1981, Fire Authorities have a statutory obligation “to make adequate provision for the

reception and response to emergency calls for the assistance of the fire brigade”. The CAMP (Computer Aided

Mobilisation Project) project is now fully operational. The new control centre with its state of the art systems will

facilitate the provision of a much-enhanced response to emergency calls for the fire and ambulance services.

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Division E | Environmental Services

E12 Fire prevention

The amount of €3,026 has been allocated for the refund of fees in regard to fire safety certificates.

E13 Water Quality, Air and Noise Pollution

Roscommon County Council continues to discharge its functions under the Water Pollution Act 1977 and 1990

in relation to the issuing and monitoring of licences of discharge to sewers and to waters and the investigation

of pollution incidences. Air and noise pollution complaints are also investigated. A budget of €354,279 has been

allocated which represents a reduction of €39,900 from 2010.

E14 Agency & Recoupable Services

Under the Water Framework Directive Local Authorities are required to carry out a Water Monitoring Programme

for the Shannon International River Basin District. As well as operational monitoring, investigative monitoring is also

required and the staff of the Regional Laboratory has been trained to provide this service for County Roscommon

and for other Counties in the Upper Shannon Catchments.

The Shannon River Basin Management Plan was adopted in July 2010 and the Plan will run to 2015.

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Division E | Environmental Services

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

2011 2010

Expenditure by Service and Sub-Service

Adopted by

Council

Estimated by

Manager

Adopted by

Council

Estimated

Outturn

Code € € € €

E0101 Landfill Operations 1,658,600 1,758,600 2,770,700 3,016,500

E0103 Landfill Aftercare Costs. 145,000 40,000 65,000 65,000

E0199 Service Support Costs 261,155 261,155 384,760 369,001

Landfill Operation and Aftercare 2,064,755 2,059,755 3,220,460 3,450,501

E0201 Recycling Facilities Operations 599,600 599,600 785,000 767,000

E0299 Service Support Costs 207,343 207,343 207,999 201,010

Recovery & Recycling Facilities Operations

806,943 806,943 992,999 968,010

E0407 Other Costs Waste Collection 2,000 2,000 5,000 4,900

E0499 Service Support Costs 766 766 734 711

Provision of Waste to Collection Services 2,766 2,766 5,734 5,611

E0501 Litter Warden Service 77,000 77,000 77,000 72,000

E0502 Litter Control Initiatives 66,000 61,000 42,000 41,400

E0503 Environmental Awareness Services 6,900 6,900 7,000 6,500

E0599 Service Support Costs 329,033 329,033 321,379 310,638

Litter Management 478,933 473,933 447,379 430,538

E0701 Monitoring of Waste Regs (incl Private Landfills) 173,400 173,400 180,000 168,600

E0702 Enforcement of Waste Regulations 65,000 65,000 65,000 65,000

E0799 Service Support Costs 96,269 96,269 94,959 94,496

Enforcement 334,669 334,669 339,959 328,096

E0801 Waste Management Plan 53,400 53,400 61,100 58,900

E0899 Service Support Costs 7,420 7,420 7,376 7,334

Waste Management Planning 60,820 60,820 68,476 66,234

E0901 Maintenance of Burial Grounds 280,700 280,700 359,000 350,100

E0999 Service Support Costs 113,893 113,893 106,890 103,240

Maintenance and Upkeep of Burial Grounds

394,593 394,593 465,890 453,340

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Division E | Environmental Services

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

2011 2010

Expenditure by Service and Sub-Service

Adopted by

Council

Estimated by

Manager

Adopted by

Council

Estimated

Outturn

Code € € € €

E1001 Operation Costs Civil Defence 167,500 167,500 180,000 175,900

E1002 Dangerous Buildings 11,700 11,700 11,700 11,300

E1003 Emergency Planning 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000

E1004 Derelict Sites 13,800 13,800 13,800 12,900

E1005 Water Safety Operation 23,000 23,000 1,000 23,000

E1099 Service Support Costs 56,358 56,358 55,293 54,808

Safety of Structures and Places 277,358 277,358 266,793 282,908

E1101 Operation of Fire Brigade Service 2,584,400 2,584,400 2,863,100 2,796,500

E1103 Fire Services Training 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000

E1199 Service Support Costs 229,312 229,312 225,406 224,769

Operation of Fire Service 2,913,712 2,913,712 3,188,506 3,121,269

E1201 Fire Safety Control Cert Costs 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000

E1299 Service Support Costs 26 26 25 25

Fire Prevention 3,026 3,026 3,025 3,025

E1301 Water Quality Management 256,200 256,200 297,600 285,200

E1399 Service Support Costs 98,079 98,079 96,731 96,368

Water Quality, Air and Noise Pollution 354,279 354,279 394,331 381,568

E1401 Agency & Recoupable Service 50,000 50,000 67,000 67,000

E1499 Service Support Costs 15,010 15,010 15,266 14,576

Agency & Recoupable Services 65,010 65,010 82,266 81,576

Service Division Total 7,756,864 7,746,864 9,475,818 9,572,676

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Division E | Environmental Services

Income by Source

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

2011 2010

Adopted by

Council

Estimated by

Manager

Adopted by

Council

Estimated

Outturn

€ € € €

Government Grants

Environment, Heritage & Local Government 229,500 229,500 216,000 216,000

Other 90,000 90,000 90,000 90,000

Total Grants & Subsidies (a) 319,500 319,500 306,000 306,000

Goods and Services

Landfill Charges 0 0 3,020,000 3,020,000

Fire Charges 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000

Superannuation 95,776 95,776 121,194 121,194

Agency Services & Repayable Works 6,000 6,000 0 0

Local Authority Contributions 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000

Other income 538,000 538,000 655,000 655,000

Total Goods and Services (b) 689,776 689,776 3,846,194 3,846,194

Total Income c=(a+b) 1,009,276 1,009,276 4,152,194 4,152,194

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Division F

Recreation and Amenity

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Division F | Recreation and Amenity

F

Recreation and Amenity

F01 Operation and Maintenance of Leisure Facilities

The estimated cost of swimming pools in 2011 is €154,178, after taking account of Service Support Costs.

Roscommon Leisure Centre Ltd. – a company under the auspices of Roscommon County Council – is now

responsible for the management of Roscommon Leisure Centre.

It is regretted that due to budgetary constraints, it is necessary to reduce the subsidy to Roscommon Leisure Centre

and the operation costs of Castlerea Swimming Pool by €60,000 and €25,000 respectively.

It will be necessary to review the operation of both swimming pools. The impact of the review may reduce opening

hours, staff and the level of service to the community.

An amount of €40,000 is being provided to fund contributions to voluntary bodies through the Community &

Amenity Fund 2011. This is a reduction of €60,000 on the 2010 allocation. Consequently the number and amount

of grants paid to community groups will be greatly reduced.

F02 Operation of Library and Archival Services

The provision and operation of the Library Service for 2011 is estimated at €1,681,207. The budget provides

for the operation through the six branch locations at Roscommon, Castlerea, Ballaghaderreen, Boyle, Elphin,

Strokestown and Mobile Library. The County Library building along with administrative resources also houses and

delivers substantial Archives & Local Studies, Children’s Services, Information Technology, Reference and Research

facilities, with off site stock storage and vehicle housing also being provided.

Coupled with the existing policy restrictions on staffing, the impact of this reduced figure for the annual operation

costs will place even greater pressure on staff resources to sustain frontline operations over the coming year.

While every effort will be made to minimise the impact to the public, though the continued policy of redeploying

administrative staff, periodic closures of branches, interruption to mobile services and reduced delivery of archive

services are inevitable and unavoidable.

Reductions, savings and efficiencies have been made across all other overhead and maintenance costs in order to

provide an amount towards reinstating an allocation for the book fund in 2011.

Following approval from the DOEHLG for the County Library Refurbishment Project (Stage 2) all works are

scheduled for completion in 2011. The project also includes the provision of a technology suite which is being part

funded through the Public Libraries Access and Services Improvements Support scheme.

Support from the Irish Prison Service for the staffing element only of the Castlerea Prison Library will continue in

2011 but provision for all other Library requirements at Castlerea has been significantly reduced.

As part of the reorganisation of King House, proposals and plans are being developed to relocate the Library from

the basement to the ground floor in 2011 to provide greater enhancement of services.

Further increases in the Library registration charge to €7.00 and the introduction of a €1.00 per session for internet

usage will be applied in 2011 to achieve an agreed increased income target of €40,000.

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Division F | Recreation and Amenity

F03 Operation, Maintenance and Improvement of Outdoor Leisure

Areas

An amount of €531,611 (including Service Support Costs) has been included in the budget to meet the costs of

the various outdoor amenities around the County. This is a 20% reduction on the 2010 figure.

The amount for amenity maintenance is being reduced by €110,000 to €401,000 in 2011.

The maintenance of amenity areas will be prioritised on the basis of usage and may be confined to amenity areas

in towns and villages.

F04 Community Sport and Recreational Development

The Council facilitates the employment of a Sports Co-Ordinator by the VEC by facilitating payment of salaries

through payroll. Following discussions with the FAI Roscommon County Council will continue to contribute towards

the cost of an FAI Development Officer for 2011.

Roscommon County Council is supportive of community initiatives that provide community sporting and leisure

facilities. Support for community initiatives includes the provision of sites to community groups at reduced costs.

There is no allocation towards the Community Games in 2011.

F05 Operation of Arts Programme

During 2011 Roscommon County Council Arts Office will be implementing a number of actions under the arts plan

“Sustaining the Arts 2009 – 2012”. A number of key programmes will be further developed during 2011 including

the award winning Art@work artists residency programme, TRADE (a unique international visual arts development

partnership with Leitrim County Council) and involvement in the Roscommon County Youth Orchestra.

Roscommon Arts Centre continues to thrive and develop as a flagship arts venue for the county. The Arts Council

continues to support the work of Roscommon Arts Centre and awarded a programming grant of €50,000 in 2010.

The Arts Centre continues to play an integral role in Nomad – a successful partnership network of 7 theatres and 1

theatre company located across the north and midlands of Ireland.

King House in Boyle will be restructured during 2011 and will become a tourism, cultural and library centre. The

Boyle Area Office will be relocated to King House which will result in savings of €30,000. It is envisioned that King

House will become a vibrant civic centre for the town of Boyle that will house the area office, library, tourist office

and local tourism structures in addition to continued access to cultural and historic exhibitions. Entry to King House

will be free of charge and it is expected to become a public space within the town of Boyle.

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Division F | Recreation and Amenity

Expenditure by Service and Sub-

Service

RECREATION & AMENITY

2011 2010

Adopted by

Council

Estimated by

Manager

Adopted by

Council

Estimated

Outturn

Code € € € €

F0101 Leisure Facilities Operations 136,900 116,900 224,300 220,900

F0103 Contribution to External Bodies Leisure Facilities 40,000 30,000 100,000 100,000

F0199 Service Support Costs 17,278 17,278 17,748 16,949

Leisure Facilities Operations 194,178 164,178 342,048 337,849

F0201 Library Service Operations 1,128,254 1,126,500 1,203,500 1,151,100

F0202 Archive Service 0 0 4,500 4,500

F0204 Purchase of Books, CD’s etc. 40,000 40,000 20,000 20,000

F0299 Service Support Costs 512,953 512,953 507,511 502,253

Operation of Library and Archival 1,681,207 1,679,453 1,735,511 1,677,853

F0301 Parks, Pitches & Open Spaces 401,000 401,000 511,000 484,600

F0399 Service Support Costs 130,611 130,611 153,245 149,664

Outdoor Leisure Areas Operations 531,611 531,611 664,245 634,264

F0401 Community Grants 0 0 5,000 5,000

F0404 Recreational Development 103,000 103,000 122,000 116,500

F0499 Service Support Costs 17,575 17,575 17,305 17,310

Community Sport and Recreational

Development 120,575 120,575 144,305 138,810

F0501 Administration of the Arts Programme 538,000 538,000 529,300 613,100

F0502 Contributions to other Bodies Arts Programme 0 0 13,000 13,000

F0504 Heritage/Interpretive Facilities Operations 142,700 142,700 160,000 156,100

F0505 Festivals & Concerts 0 0 2,500 2,500

F0599 Service Support Costs 323,243 323,243 323,105 319,532

Operation of Arts Programme 1,003,943 1,003,943 1,027,905 1,104,232

Service Division Total 3,531,514 3,499,760 3,914,014 3,893,008

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Division F | Recreation and Amenity

Income by Source

RECREATION & AMENITY

2011 2010

Adopted by

Council

Estimated by

Manager

Adopted by

Council

Estimated

Outturn

€ € € €

Government Grants

Arts Council 110,000 110,000 222,200 222,200

Total Grants & Subsidies (a) 110,000 110,000 222,200 222,200

Goods and Services

Library Fees/Fines 40,000 40,000 28,000 28,000

Recreation/Amenity/Culture 162,600 162,600 292,000 292,000

Superannuation 74,553 74,553 94,339 94,339

Agency Services & Repayable Works 90,000 90,000 90,000 90,000

Other income 54,000 54,000 67,000 67,000

Total Goods and Services (b) 421,153 421,153 571,339 571,339

Total Income c=(a+b) 531,153 531,153 793,539 793,539

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Division G

Agriculture, Education,

Health and Welfare

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Division G | Agriculture, Education, Health and Welfare

G

Agriculture, Education, Health and Welfare

G01 Land Drainage Costs

The budget for land drainage including the contribution to the River Suck Joint Drainage Committee is being

reduced by €75,800 to €364,895 in 2011.

The OPW provided funding for a number of schemes in 2010 under the Non-Costal Minor Mitigation Scheme.

Improvement and maintenance works were carried out under the various schemes and it is envisaged that further

funding will be available in 2011.

G04 Veterinary Service

The provision to meet the direct costs for the operation of food safety responsibilities is €217,000. The Council

is operating a full meat inspection service at 11 licensed abattoirs and four small meat-manufacturing plants in

the County. It is expected that in 2011 the full cost of this services will be met by inspection fees under licensing

regulations and a grant from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI).

Under the Control of Dogs Acts, the Council is responsible for the provision of a Dog Shelter. A service level

agreement is in place with the ISPCA to operate the shelter and to operate the provisions of Control of Dogs

legislation. An allocation of €115,000 is provided for such a service.

G05 Educational Support Services

The major item of expenditure under this subprogram is in respect of higher educational grants which are estimated

at €3,400,000, an increase of 6.25% from 2010. The full cost of Higher Education Grants is not a direct charge on

the County Council and this provision of €3,400,000 will be recouped from the Department of Education.

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Division G | Agriculture, Education, Health and Welfare

AGRICULTURE, EDUCATION, HEALTH & WELFARE

2011 2010

Expenditure by Service and Sub-Service

Adopted by

Council

Estimated by

Manager

Adopted by

Council

Estimated

Outturn

Code € € € €

G0101 Maintenance of Land Drainage Areas 206,600 231,600 258,000 254,900

G0102 Contributions to Joint Drainage Bodies 125,000 100,000 150,000 150,000

G0103 Payment of Agricultural Pensions 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000

G0199 Service Support Costs 21,295 21,295 20,756 20,718

Land Drainage Costs 364,895 364,895 440,756 437,618

G0401 Provision of Veterinary Service 10,000 10,000 10,800 10,100

G0402 Inspection of Abattoirs etc 135,800 135,800 126,300 121,400

G0403 Food Safety 42,300 42,300 44,100 41,200

G0404 Operation of Dog Warden Service 124,400 124,400 125,500 124,900

G0405 Other Animal Welfare Services (incl Horse Control) 5,000 5,000 5,400 5,000

G0499 Service Support Costs 104,097 104,097 103,010 101,349

Veterinary Service 421,597 421,597 415,110 403,949

G0501 Payment of Higher Education Grants 3,400,000 3,400,000 3,200,000 3,200,000

G0502 Administration Higher Education Grants 70,400 70,400 76,600 71,600

G0503 Payment of VEC Pensions 2,300,000 2,300,000 2,300,000 2,300,000

G0505 Contribution to VEC 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000

G0506 Other Educational Services 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000

G0599 Service Support Costs 284,219 284,219 273,087 268,060

Educational Support Services 6,067,619 6,067,619 5,862,687 5,852,660

Service Division Total 6,854,111 6,854,111 6,718,553 6,694,227

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Division G | Agriculture, Education, Health and Welfare

Income by Source

Government Grants

AGRICULTURE , EDUCATION, HEALTH & WELFARE

2011 2010

Adopted by

Council

Estimated by

Manager

Adopted by

Council

Estimated

Outturn

€ € € €

Education and Science 3,400,000 3,400,000 3,200,000 3,200,000

Total Grants & Subsidies (a) 3,400,000 3,400,000 3,200,000 3,200,000

Goods and Services

Superannuation 15,321 15,321 19,387 19,387

Agency Services & Repayable Works 2,300,000 2,300,000 2,300,000 2,300,000

Other income 222,600 222,600 244,600 244,600

Total Goods and Services (b) 2,537,921 2,537,921 2,563,987 2,563,987

Total Income c=(a+b) 5,937,921 5,937,921 5,763,987 5,763,987

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Miscellaneous Services

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Division H | Miscellaneous Services

H

Miscellaneous Services

H01 Profit/Loss Machinery Account

The costs shown within the heading relate to the distribution of the Central Management Charge shown with in

Appendix 1.

The costing system dictates that IT, Finance and Corporate costs are distributed using statistical data so that the

full costs of providing each service are demonstrated.

H02 Profit/Loss Stores Account

The amount of €26,236 identified in the estimates relates to its proportion of the Central Management Charge.

H03 Administration of Rates

The County Council continues to have a relatively small rate base, which in turns impacts on the level of services

that can be delivered to customers.

The costs of collecting rates, in the main relate to staffing, but there are also costs incurred in regard to legal fees,

refunds and irrecoverable rates.

Collection of Rates is now office based and rates can be paid using any of the following means

●●

●●

●●

●●

●●

Cheque

Standing Order

Direct Debit

Billpay

On-line via a secure log-in

H04 Franchise Costs

Provision has been made under this heading towards the cost of preparing and publication of the Draft, Live, Edited

and Supplemental (if required) Register of Electors in accordance with Electoral legislation.

H05 Operation of Morgue and Coroner Expenses

A provision of €115,726 has been made to meet the costs associated with the Coroners expenses.

H06 Weighbridges

The Council operate a number of small weighbridges throughout the county and a small provision is made towards

this operation.

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H07 Operation of Markets and Casual Trading

Under the Casual Trading Act 1995, a Local Authority may acquire any market right in respect of a market or fair

in its functional area by agreement or compulsorily. Roscommon County Council has acquired the market rights in

the towns of Ballaghaderreen, Boyle and Castlerea, with the relevant confirmation orders signed in October 2007.

Transfer of full ownership is complete.

Bye laws are currently being prepared in relation to control, regulation, supervision and administration of casual

trading, A new EU directive came into force in December 2009 which has raised queries which require clarification

from the office of The Attorney General. The Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment are awaiting this

clarification and have advised Local Authorities to postpone the making of bye-laws until the Department has

concluded its work with the Office of the Attorney General.

A provision of €34,224 is made in this budget for the making and implementation of bye-laws i.e. compensation,

acquisition and extinguishment of existing Market Rights, Development of Trading Areas, Roads, Markings,

licensing etc.

H08 Malicious Damage

In accordance with the Malicious Injuries Act 1981, a person shall be entitled to compensation from the Local

Authority where damage is caused to his property through riotous behaviour. The full cost of Malicious Injuries

Claims is not a direct cost to the County Council as sums incurred will be recouped from the Department of

Environment, Heritage and Local Government.

H09 Local Representation / Civic Leadership

In accordance with Section 142 of Local Government, provision is made for expenses incurred by its members

in connection with attendance at meetings, conferences, seminars, training held within or outside the State.

An allowance of €317,600 is made to cater for this expenditure.

This allowance is made in accordance with The Local Government Act 2010 (S.142 Regulations) and reflects

reduced expenditure for Councillors conferences.

H10 Motor Taxation

The delivery of the Motor Taxation service is funded as part of the total Local Government Fund Grant to the

authority.

The overall budget including Service Support Costs has reduced from €588,600 in 2010 to €572,616 in 2011.

H11 Agency & Recoupable Services

Departmental approval to a loan for the Corporate Headquarters project was received this year and it is proposed to

proceed with the construction of a new headquarters as an extension to the Courthouse with some off site parking

to be provided on lands recently acquired to the rear of Main St. It is intended that construction will commence in

2011 with an expected completion date of late 2012 or early 2013 Insurances premiums for Property and Housing

Insurance have increased by 10% while premiums for all other insurance polices underwritten by our insurers have

remained the same as 2010.

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Division H | Miscellaneous Services

Expenditure by Service and Sub-Service

MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES

2011 2010

Adopted by

Council

Estimated by

Manager

Adopted by

Council

Estimated

Outturn

Code € € € €

H0199 Service Support Costs 126,231 126,231 119,254 119,410

Profit/Loss Machinery Account 126,231 126,231 119,254 119,410

H0299 Service Support Costs 26,236 26,236 25,703 25,724

Profit/Loss Stores Account 26,236 26,236 25,703 25,724

H0301 Administration of Rates Office 149,500 149,500 183,200 173,800

H0302 Debt Management Service Rates 105,100 105,100 156,400 148,800

H0303 Refunds and Irrecoverable Rates 905,000 905,000 905,000 1,010,600

H0399 Service Support Costs 173,945 173,945 171,079 170,546

Administration of Rates 1,333,545 1,333,545 1,415,679 1,503,746

H0401 Register of Elector Costs 105,500 105,500 98,000 94,300

H0402 Local Election Costs 7,900 7,900 48,200 7,700

H0499 Service Support Costs 32,007 32,007 31,289 31,171

Franchise Costs 145,407 145,407 177,489 133,171

H0501 Coroner Fees and Expenses 97,900 97,900 97,900 96,700

H0599 Service Support Costs 17,826 17,826 17,310 17,069

Operation and Morgue and Coroner

Expenses 115,726 115,726 115,210 113,769

H0601 Weighbridge Operations 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500

H0699 Service Support Costs 158 158 152 147

Weighbridges 1,658 1,658 1,652 1,647

H0702 Casual Trading Areas 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000

H0799 Service Support Costs 14,224 14,224 16,252 15,469

Operation of Markets and Casual Trading

34,224 34,224 36,252 35,469

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Expenditure by Service and Sub-Service

MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES

2011 2010

Adopted by

Council

Estimated by

Manager

Adopted by

Council

Estimated

Outturn

Code € € € €

H0899 Service Support Costs 2,917 2,917 2,898 2,796

Malicious Damage 2,917 2,917 2,898 2,796

H0901 Representational Payments 516,000 516,000 516,000 516,000

H0902 Chair/Vice Chair Allowances 44,000 44,000 43,950 44,000

H0904 Expenses LA Members 335,600 335,600 402,000 404,000

H0905 Other Expenses 17,000 17,000 17,000 17,000

H0906 Conferences Abroad 4,000 4,000 16,000 16,000

H0907 Retirement Gratuities 0 0 50,000 0

H0908 Contribution to Members Associations 22,600 22,600 22,550 22,600

H0999 Service Support Costs 602,511 602,511 590,607 584,850

Local Representation/Civic Leadership 1,541,711 1,541,711 1,658,107 1,604,450

H1001 Motor Taxation Operation 395,600 395,600 409,500 415,300

H1099 Service Support Costs 177,016 177,016 179,409 178,802

Motor Taxation 572,616 572,616 588,909 594,102

H1101 Agency & Recoupable Service 441,700 441,700 937,450 988,500

H1102 NPPR 17,200 17,200 29,300 27,400

H1199 Service Support Costs 4,066 4,066 3,912 3,817

Agency & Recoupable Services 462,966 462,966 970,662 1,019,717

Service Division Total 4,363,237 4,363,237 5,111,815 5,154,001

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Division H | Miscellaneous Services

Income by Source

MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES

2011 2010

Adopted by

Council

Estimated by

Manager

Adopted by

Council

Estimated

Outturn

€ € € €

Government Grants

Environment, Heritage & Local Government 23,500 23,500 23,500 23,500

Justice, Equality and Law Reform 81,000 81,000 81,000 81,000

Total Grants & Subsidies (a) 104,500 104,500 104,500 104,500

Goods and Services

Superannuation 86,361 86,361 109,281 109,281

Agency services 120,000 120,000 120,000 120,000

NPPR 800,000 800,000 630,000 630,000

Other income 493,810 493,810 80,700 80,700

Total Goods and Services (b) 1,500,171 1,500,171 939,981 939,981

Total Income c=(a+b) 1,604,671 1,604,671 1,044,481 1,044,481

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Appendix 1 | Summary of Central Management Charge

APPENDIX 1

Summary of Central Management Charge

2011


Area Office Overhead 586,400

Corporate Affairs Overhead 712,900

Corporate Buildings Overhead 1,286,559

Finance Function Overhead 800,570

Human Resource Function 1,988,275

IT Services 1,208,500

Print/Post Room Service Overhead Allocation 125,700

Pension & Lump Sum Overhead 3,469,000

Total Expenditure Allocated to Services 10,177,904

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Capital Programme

2011-2013

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Introduction

As reported to Members in September 2009, the 3 year Capital Programme is being presented with the annual

budget as prescribed in Section 135 of the Local Government Act, 2001. The Programme indicates projects

proposed by the local authority for the current year and the following two years by the County Manager to the

Members of the Council for their consideration.

In preparing the Programme it is important that the information available at the time reflects the current status of

schemes / projects, the resources likely to be available during the period and the Councils ability to raise finance or

obtain external funding if necessary.

The total estimated expenditure during the period of the Programme is in the region of €125,124,943 an increase

of €14,856,743 on the 2010-2012 Programme. The following is an analysis of the anticipated sources of funding;

The last column on the attached document shows the amount of the estimated expenditure which will be funded

from Development Contributions.


State Grants and Subsidies Grants 81,505,240

Borrowings Loans 21,872,000

Water Pricing Policy WPP 11,849,600

County Council’s own Resources:

●●

Development Contributions

8,927,103

●●

Other

971,000

Total 125,124,943

Frank Dawson

County Manager

Martin Finan

Acting Head of Finance

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1. Housing and Building

Estimated

Expenditure


Sources of

Funding

Development

Contributions

1.1 Local Authority Housing

Local Authority Social & Affordable Housing

The Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government

funds the Social Housing Investment Programme (SHIP). The

2010 allocation from the DEHLG was €5.2m for Housing Supply

(Construction, Acquisition, Voluntary & Traveller) and €910,000

for Improvement Works. The Department has indicated that only

commitments on existing capital schemes will be met in 2011.

There are currently 33 social houses under construction. Proposals

for 2011 include the completion of the existing projects and

construction of a rural house at Kilmacanenny.

3,312,086 State Grants

Special funding has been approved under the Carbon Neutral

Scheme for the provision of two single-storey two-bedroom

houses at Roscommon town. This project will also commence in

2011 having received planning permission through Part 8 in 2010.

Long Term Social Leasing will continue in 2011. A number of draft

leases have issued to property owners and lease agreements will

be finalised when all compliance issues have been addressed.

Traveller Accommodation

1,778,096 State Grants

The provision of Traveller Accommodation is funded by way of

a Capital Allocation from the Department of the Environment,

Heritage and Local Government. Final Approval is still awaited to

the proposed refurbishment and redevelopment at Turpan Beg. The

proposed work programme under the Traveller accommodation

reflects proposals under the Traveller Accommodation Programme

2009 - 2013 and includes for a single rural house at Mullymux.

Voluntary Housing

2,097,973 State Grants

The estimated expenditure for voluntary housing is based on the

schemes currently approved (Lisroyne & Ardsallagh) and under

construction (Croghan). All of these schemes are under the Capital

Assistance Scheme which is funded by way of a grant from the

Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government.

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1. Housing and Building (cont)

Estimated

Expenditure


Sources of

Funding

Development

Contributions

Land

It is the policy of the Council to acquire land to meet its requirements

in the different locations throughout the county, where the

opportunity arises and the land can be bought at a reasonable

cost. Furthermore under Part V of the Planning and Development

Act, the Council can accept land in lieu of the provision of social

and affordable housing units. A small provision has been made in

the capital budget for 2011 and 2013 to cover the cost of any land

that may be acquired for housing purposes.

50,000 Other

1.2 Assistance to Persons Housing Themselves

House Purchase and Improvement Loans

An amount has been included for the provision of house purchase

and improvement loans. The Department of the Environment,

Heritage and Local Government has issued new Housing (Local

Authority Loans) Regulations 2009.

1,200,000 Loans

The maximum loan amount which may now be advanced for

the acquisition or construction of a house has been increased to

€220,000 with effect from the 27th April, 2009. The Department

of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government notifies the

Council of a capital allocation for house purchase or improvement

loans each year.

1.3 Assistance to Persons Improving Houses

Housing Adaptation Grant Schemes for Older People and

People with a Disability

The combined allocation to Roscommon County Council for

payment of Housing Adaptation grants for Older People and People

with a disability for private dwellings was €2,757,208 in 2010.

80% of the expenditure is recouped through the Department of the

Environment, Heritage and Local Government.

2,250,000 State Grants

/ Council

County

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2. Road Transportation and Safety

Estimated

Expenditure


Sources of

Funding

Development

Contributions

2.2 National Roads Network

14,514,000 NRA

The National Roads Authority has overall responsibility for planning,

construction, maintenance and supervision of the National Roads

Network. The Authority provides annual capital funding for a number

of major and minor projects on the national network (245 km) in

Co Roscommon. The funding provides for design and construction of

major schemes and pavement improvements, strengthening and safety

measures at specific locations on the network. The capital allocation for

2010 was €4,838,000 and it is envisaged that the capital funding to

be provided for the years 2011, 2012 and 2013 will be no greater. The

programme of work under the capital funding is included in the Annual

Roads Programme.

Major Schemes

N4 – Dublin - Sligo

The proposed Carrick-on-Shannon Bypass has been incorporated into

the proposed Carrick-on-Shannon to Dromod Scheme. Consultants

were appointed in February 2009 to complete all planning stages

including constraints study, route selection, preliminary design,

environmental impact assessment and the preparation of CPO

documentation. It is anticipated that the planning process, as outlined,

will be completed in mid 2011.

N5 Dublin to Westport

The N5 transgresses Roscommon for a distance of 60km and may be

divided into three major schemes:

●●

N5 Tarmonbarry to Scramogue

This scheme was completed in 2004 and provides a standard

single carriageway from Tarmonbarry to Scramogue.

●●

Ballaghaderreen By-Pass 13km

This scheme of 13km extends from the Charlestown Bypass,

near the Mayo County Boundary, to Tibohine. The Compulsory

Purchase Order was confirmed in September 2008 and became

operative in November 2008.The Council Notices to Treat were

issued to the landowners before the statutory deadline of 5th May

2010. A number of agreements have already been reached with

property owners and the legal formalities are being completed.

Archaeological and pre-contract site works have already

commenced. It is anticipated that funds will be provided in 2011

to prepare the contract documents and progress further land

acquisition. This scheme is being designed by the Roscommon

National Roads Regional Design Office.

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Estimated

Expenditure


Sources of

Funding

Development

Contributions

●●

N5 Ballaghaderreen – Strokestown (N5 Strategic Corridor)

34km

The route corridor has been selected and the next stage of the

scheme will include the preparation of the preliminary design of

the scheme which involves land ownership mapping, preliminary

site investigation, traffic surveys and procurement of a number of

environmental specialists reports.

This scheme is also being designed by the Roscommon National

Roads Regional Design Office.

No funding was received for the scheme in 2010.

N6 – Dublin – Galway

The M6 Athlone – Ballinasloe was officially opened by An Taoiseach

Mr. Brian Cowen TD on the 23rd July 2009. The new road forms part

of the major inter urban route Dublin to Galway. The route between

Athlone and Ballinasloe provides a 20km motorway. Work on the

scheme commenced in September 2007.

The M6 project was managed by Galway County Council under a

Section 85 agreement with Roscommon County Council.

The grant for the M6 Athlone-Ballinasloe dual carriageway / motorway

is allocated to Galway Co. Co. and is therefore not reflected in the

Council’s capital budget. The allocation for 2010 was €17.6m.

N61 Boyle Bypass

The N61 Boyle Bypass preferred route corridor has been selected and

is being incorporated into the Roscommon County Development Plan.

No funding was received for the scheme in 2010.

N61 Athlone to Boyle

The Stage 1 study report for the N61 (Athlone to Boyle) National

Secondary route is complete. This report recommended that the future

route strategy should comprise of the development of the Athlone to

Four-Mile-House section of N61 as a new major scheme, progressed

in a phased manner in accordance with the NRA Project Management

Guidelines. The balance of the N61 (Boyle to Four-Mile-House) would

be developed using a combination of on-line and off-line discrete and

relatively small schemes including pavement widening/overlay. A draft

Stage 2 report which outlines in greater detail the broad scope of the

schemes involved has also been produced.

No funding was received for the scheme in 2010.

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2. Road Transportation and Safety (cont)

Estimated

Expenditure


Sources of

Funding

Development

Contributions

Other Works

Funding is provided for restoration programmes and for specific

improvements grants on non-national routes by the Department

of Transport. These schemes are detailed in the Annual Roads

Programme and are reflected in the Revenue Budget.

However funding for the provision of Public Lighting, Car

Parking, Traffic Management, Surface Water Disposal and Road

Infrastructure Improvement is provided by Roscommon County

Council under the capital programme. Due to the serious reduction

in income from development contributions, the programme for the

provision of additional public lighting has been suspended for the

foreseeable future. The amount provided for public lighting in the

programme is to meet overruns on previous years’ programmes.

The funding for footpath provisions and repairs is now being met

solely from development contributions.

The following is a list of the proposed work under the Capital

Programme 2011-2013 excluding the amount being provided by

the National Roads Authority as set out above:

●●

Road Infrastructure Improvements – Various locations

2,492,000 County 2,492,000

Council

●●

Footpaths – Various locations

900,000 County 900,000

Council

●●

Car parking – Various locations

350,000 County 350,000

Council

●●

Public Lighting – Various locations

22,000 County 22,000

Council

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3. Water Supply and Sewerage

Estimated

Expenditure


Sources of

Funding

Development

Contributions

3.1 Public Water Supplies

4 x Regional Water Schemes

North East Regional WSS

Rural Water DBO (knockcroghery/Lecarrow)

West Roscommon RWS

Small Schemes

3.2 Public Sewerage Schemes

Towns and Villages

Roscommon Main Drainage

Small Sewerage Schemes

3.3 Other Schemes

Cortober Sewerage Scheme

22,019,100 State Grants / 220,191

WPP / County

Council

16,730,000 State Grants / 167,300

WPP / County

Council

200,000 State Grants 50,000

/ County

Council

1,900,000 State Grants / 190,000

WPP / County

Council

675,000 State Grants 168,750

/ County

Council

10,332,000 State Grants 403,867

WPP / County

Council

5,293,328 State Grants 160,245

/ County

Council

675,000 State Grants 168,750

/ County

Council

1,000,000 County 850,000

Council

Rooskey Public Sewerage Scheme

200,000 County 150,000

Council

Water Conservation

12,000,000 State Grants 1,200,000

/ County

Council

Note 1: WPP (Water Pricing Policy) requires the Local Authority to recoup through Water Service Charges from

non-domestic customers the marginal capital costs of the provision of the non-domestic element of new schemes.

Note 2: Small Water and Sewerage Schemes receive 75% funding from State Grants and require 25% to be funded

by the County Council.

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4. Development Incentives and Controls

Estimated

Expenditure


Sources of

Funding

Development

Contributions

4.2 Industrial Development

Industrial Sites

Development of industrial sites at the Racecourse Road,

Roscommon

451,000 County

Council

/ Other

4.3 Other Development and Promotion

Tourism Projects

A provision has been made for projects to be agreed under the

County Tourism Strategy 2008 – 2012. During 2011 this will include

the development of a marina at Lough Key. The development will

comprise permanent moorings and a service block which will

greatly add to the tourist potential of the area. The total cost of

the project will be €700,000. Fáilte Ireland will be providing 75%

of the cost. Waterways Ireland and Roscommon County Council

will finance the balance of the project. An amount of €50,000 has

been allocated towards this project in 2011.

120,000 County 120,000

Council

200,000 County 200,000

Council

Taking – in Charge of Housing Estates

A sum of €200,000 has been provided within the 3 year programme

to meet the costs of taking in charge of housing estates.

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5. Environmental Protection

Estimated

Expenditure


Sources of

Funding

Development

Contributions

5.1 Waste Management

Projects include following;

2,200,00 State Grants

/ County

Council

●●

●●

●●

●●

Capping of Cell 8 Ballaghaderreen

Upgrade of Roscommon CAS

Provision of Green Waste Facility

Hazardous Waste & WEEE Shed Roscommon CAS

5.2 Burial Grounds

The provision of new Burial Grounds and the extension of existing

Burial Grounds is funded under the Annual Capital Programme.

The sum of €360,000 has been provided for the development of

burial grounds for the period 2011– 2013.

360,000 County 360,000

Council

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6. Recreation and Amenity

Estimated

Expenditure


Sources of

Funding

Development

Contributions

6.2 Libraries

A number of capital projects are currently in progress within the

Library Services, including the approved Technology Suite Project,

the approved Stage 2 County Library Refurbishment Project.

489,360 State Grants 160,000

/ County

Council

6.3 Recreation and Amenities

The provision of amenities such as green areas, parks and

playgrounds are funded from Roscommon County Council’s own

resources and grant assistance.

414,000 State Grants 244,500

/ County

Council

Local Authority Playgrounds

We have included an allocation of €20,000 for 2011 to provide

playground equipment that is aimed specifically at children with

disabilities. This initiative will be funded under the National Disability

Strategy.

Amenities

Working in partnership with the Lough O’Flynn Steering Committee

work is currently underway on the development of the lake and

surrounding area. Work on the cycleway is complete and tenders

are being received for the development of a looped walk around

the lake. This work will be completed during 2011.

A grant of €150,000 has been allocated by the Department of

the Environment, Heritage and Local Government towards the

redevelopment of the amenity area at Errit Lough. Matching funds

for this project will be provided through the Council’s development

contribution scheme. Work on this project is underway and it is

due for completion during 2011.

Other Amenities

A sum of €300,000 is being provided for other Amenities including

the Council’s contribution for schemes being promoted by the

Roscommon Integrated Development Company (RIDC).

300,000 County 300,000

Council

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6. Recreation and Amenity (cont)

Estimated

Expenditure


Sources of

Funding

Development

Contributions

6.4 Other Recreation and Amenity

Capital Works under the National Disability Strategy

An amount of €154,747 was allocated to Roscommon County

Council under the National Disability Fund 2010 through the

Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government.

The amount of funding that will be allocated to the Council in

coming years has not yet been confirmed. This funding is aimed

at improving physical access to the Council’s buildings and offices

and at improving and enhancing Council services

600,000 State Grants 50,000

/ County

Council

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8. Miscellaneous Services

Estimated

Expenditure


Sources of

Funding

Development

Contributions

8.8 Administration and Miscellaneous

Office Accommodation

The provision of new Corporate Headquarters is included in

the three-year programme. The development will consist of an

extension to the Courthouse and some off site parking will be

provided on lands recently acquired to the rear of Main St.

20,000,000 Loans

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Roscommon County Council | Capital Programme 2011-2013: Appendix 2

Appendix 2

Roscommon County Council

Capital Programme 2011 to 2013

PROGRAMME GROUPS AND PROGRAMMES

INCOME

Development

2011 2012 2013 Total State Grants WPP Loans Contributions Other Total

€ € € € € € € € €


1.1 Local Authority Housing 4,586,501 1,980,855 670,799 7,238,155 7,188,155 - - - 50,000 7,238,155

1.2 Assistance to Persons Housing Themselves 400,000 400,000 400,000 1,200,000 - - 1,200,000 - - 1,200,000

1.3 Assistance to Persons Improving Houses 750,000 750,000 750,000 2,250,000 1,800,000 - - - 450,000 2,250,000

1.4 Administration & Miscellaneous - - - - - - - - - -

-

TOTAL 5,736,501 3,130,855 1,820,799 10,688,155 8,988,155 - 1,200,000 - 500,000 10,688,155


2.1 Road Upkeep - - - - - - - - - -

2.2 Road Improvement 7,262,000 5,558,000 5,458,000 18,278,000 14,514,000 - - 3,764,000 - 18,278,000

2.3 Road Traffic - - - - - - - - - -

2.8 Administration & Miscellaneous - - - - - - - - - -

TOTAL 7,262,000 5,558,000 5,458,000 18,278,000 14,514,000 - - 3,764,000 - 18,278,000


3.1 Public Water Supplies 4,875,000 30,685,700 5,963,400 41,524,100 30,334,134 10,393,725 - 796,241 - 41,524,100

3.2 Public Sewerage Schemes 8,533,000 10,041,000 10,926,328 29,500,328 25,111,591 1,455,875 - 2,932,862 - 29,500,328

3.3 Private Installations - - - - - - - - - -

3.8 Administration & Miscellaneous - - - - - - - - - -

TOTAL 13,408,000 40,726,700 16,889,728 71,024,428 55,445,725 11,849,600 - 3,729,103 - 71,024,428


4.1 Land Use Planning - - - - - - - - - -

4.2 Industrial Development 433,000 18,000 - 451,000 - - - - 451,000 451,000

4.3 Other Development & Promotion 150,000 85,000 85,000 320,000 - - - 320,000 - 320,000

4.5 Community & Enterprise Function - - - - - - - - - -

4.7 Heritage Programme - - - - - - - - - -

4.8 Administration & Miscellaneous - - - - - - - - - -

TOTAL 583,000 103,000 85,000 771,000 - - - 320,000 451,000 771,000

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Roscommon County Council | Capital Programme 2011-2013: Appendix 2

Roscommon County Council

Capital Programme 2011 to 2013 (continued)

PROGRAMME GROUPS AND PROGRAMMES

INCOME

Development

2011 2012 2013 Total State Grants WPP Loans Contributions Other Total

€ € € € € €


5.1 Waste Management 230,000 670,000 1,300,000 2,200,000 1,528,000 - 672,000 - - 2,200,000

5.2 Burial Grounds 80,000 230,000 50,000 360,000 - - - 360,000 - 360,000

5.3 Safety of Structures & Places - - - - - - - - - -

5.4 Fire Protection - - - - - - - - - -

5.5 Pollution Control - - - - - - - - - -

5.8 Administration & Miscellaneous - - - - - - - - - -

310,000 900,000 1,350,000 2,560,000 1,528,000 - 672,000 360,000 - 2,560,000


6.1 Swimming Pools - - - - - - - - - -

6.2 Libraries 489,360 - - 489,360 329,360 - - 160,000 - 489,360

6.3 Parks, Open Spaces, Recreation Centres 714,000 - - 714,000 150,000 - - 544,000 20,000 714,000

6.4 Other Recreation & Amenity 300,000 150,000 150,000 600,000 550,000 - - 50,000 - 600,000

6.8 Administration & Miscellaneous - - - - - - - - - -

TOTAL 1,503,360 150,000 150,000 1,803,360 1,029,360 - - 754,000 20,000 1,803,360


7.1 Agriculture - - - - - - - - - -

7.2 Education - - - - - - - - - -

7.8 Administration & Miscellaneous - - - - - - - - - -

TOTAL - - - - - - - - - -


8.2 Financial Management - - - - - - - - - -

8.3 Financial Management - - - - - - - - - -

8.4 Elections - - - - - - - - - -

8.5 Administration of Justice & Consumer Protection - - - - - - - - - -

8.8 Administration & Miscellaneous 3,600,000 15,400,000 1,000,000 20,000,000 - - 20,000,000 - - 20,000,000

8.9 Members Expenses - - - - - - - - - -

TOTAL 3,600,000 15,400,000 1,000,000 20,000,000 - - 20,000,000 - - 20,000,000

ALL PROGRAMME GROUPS TOTAL 32,402,861 65,968,555 26,753,527 125,124,943 81,505,240 11,849,600 21,872,000 8,927,103 971,000 125,124,943

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