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Budget takes $340K blow - The Daily Examiner

by | April 15, 2014

CLARENCE Valley Council will approve a $340,000 hit to its budget this afternoon to pay for the region's Rural Fire Service.

The amount is part of the 2013/14 Monthly Budget Review Report for February.

Overall, the report from the corporate and governance committee recommends council increase the budget deficit in the report by $42,540.

The increased payment to the RFS is due to confusion following changes to accounting practices for 2012-13 and a 34% increase in the amount to be paid to the State Government's Volunteer and Statewide Support Fund (VASS).

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