Public consultations on Galway Property Tax rates
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway County Council will be inviting submissions from the public shortly on whether it should reduce or increase Local Property Tax rates.
Galway City Council is already accepting submissions under the ‘Local Adjustment Factor.’
The ‘Local Adjustment Factor’ allows for an increase or a decrease of up to 15%.
To consider reducing the rate of Local Property tax, both councils are obliged to hold 30-day public consultations.
It’s estimated that a county-wide reduction of 7.5% would cut the county council’s income by around 1.2 million euro.
County councillors will consider their options at the September meeting.
Meanwhile, Galway City Council is currently accepting public submissiohns on the rate of LPT in the city.
The deadline for submissions is 5pm on Monday, 18th August.
Motorists warned of delays due to works at Baunemore Roundabout in Athenry
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Motorists are being warned to expect delays this week around Baunemore Roundabout in Athenry.
Resurfacing works are taking place on the R347/R348, with lane closures in place from 9:30am to 5pm all this week.
A Stop and go system will be in place daily.
Steps taken for the addition of a Sensory Garden in Loughrea
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A local councillor is seeking to develop a Sensory Garden at the Long Point in Loughrea.
The outdoor amenity can help improve physical fitness, health, mood and cognition.
Councillor Geraldine Donohue thinks now is the time to consider adding one to Loughrea, as part of the “Vision of the Enhancement of the Long Point”.
Cllr Donohue says people in the community have been asking for this amenity for quite some time:
ATU Galway lodges plans for new monument dedicated to deceased students
Galway Bay fm newsroom – ATU Galway is planning to develop a new monument dedicated to deceased students of the college.
The university has requested permission to develop a new sculptural stone monument incorporating a memorial wall at its Dublin Road campus.
The proposed memorial will replace an existing memorial on site.
A decision on the plans is due at the beginning of May.