According to Fermanagh District Council the total cost incurred due to the G8 was £52,500. Chief executive Brendan Hegarty gave a breakdown of where the money was spent.
“It basically comprised costs associated with the project management of the Fermanagh Delivery Group, travel costs to the many meetings associated with G8, costs associated with preparing business cases to support applications for the various funding streams secured, procurement costs associated with all the contracts awarded under the funded schemes, costs relating to the development of legacy proposals, overtime where this necessarily occurred, security costs over the G8 period, community engagement events and repair,maintenance and improvement costs not eligible under the funding secured.
“Some costs incurred in relation to emergency planning and the additional work associated with food safety were subject to Central Government grant which reduced the cost to ratepayers.”
In relation to funding schemes which were initiated due to the summit, Mr Hegarty gave an update on the implementation and funding situation.
“In relation to the funding secured the dereliction scheme has been completed and costs recovered from DOE. In relation to the various schemes funded by DSD the majority has been completed but some of the actions are eligible up to March 31 2014. In relation to the DETI funding, managed through NITB, again the majority of costs have been incurred. As some of the schemes run until March 31 next year we are still delivering some elements of them.”
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