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It took councillors a staggering nine hours to agree the 2015 budget for Westmeath County Council on Monday - which was eventually passed by a narrow majority of 10 to seven.
Members of Westmeath County Council raised concerns over the cost of fire brigade call outs while passing a motion to continue the long-standing agreement that the former Athlone Town Council had with Roscommon County Council (as fire authorities).
Business owners in Athlone could be looking at a decrease of 8.4 per cent in their commercial rates in the coming years as Westmeath County Council endeavour to introduce a single rate across the county.
“A sad day for Westmeath and for Athlone” was the response of Athlone’s elected members as news filtered through to the July meeting of the death of Austin Berry.
An unusual motion appeared in this week’s Athlone Town Council agenda when sitting Fine Gael councillor and All Ireland Drama Festival organiser Alan Shaw motioned that candidates in the upcoming May 23 local elections would have regard for the RTÉ drama festival by refraining, where possible, from erecting posters in the town centre area until after May 9 when the festival ends.
There are fears that commercial rates will increase across the county after the local government reforms come into effect in June.