Saturday 20 September 2014

Administration costs of Cranmore project soar

Published 08/04/2014 | 05:40

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Administration costs on the Cranmore Regeneration Project have risen significantly.

Administration costs on the Cranmore Regeneration project have risen significantly.

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Of the €1.38 million provided for the project in 2013, €490,294 or 35% was spent on salaries and administrative overheads.

This was revealed in the Dail by Minister of State Jan O'Sullivan. She was responding to United Left T.D. Joan Collins.

It was also revealed €100,000 of regeneration funding was spent on the design of approach roads for the proposed new Eastern Bridge.

Cllr Declan Bree said the level of Council expenditure on administration could not be justified.

He said: "This funding is supposed to be for regeneration, for the refurbishment of housing stock, for community initiatives and the improvement of the estate.

"In Sligo one out of every three euro is being spent on salaries and administration."

The breakdown of Regeneration expenditure of €1,379,219 last year is:

Master Planning €232,229; House acquisitions €40,600; Community Liaison Officer €29,514; Cleveragh Park Development project €49,648; Men's Shed project €34,125; Eastern Bridge approach roads design €100,000; Administrative Overheads €490,294; Social and Community Initiatives €234,334; Minor Sundry Works €95,062; Improvement Works Programme €73,413.

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