Report to be conducted on taxis in Ballina

A motion proposed by Fine Gael councillor Michelle Mulherin that a report be commissioned into the “efficacy of the functioning of all aspects of the taxi service in Ballina”, due to the overcrowding of taxis at parking ranks and double parking in the town, was before Ballina Town Council’s reconvened monthly meeting this week.

Cllr Mulherin said that a central taxi rank is needed in the town due to overcrowding at the ranks on Pearse and Gardiner Street and that if a report is completed, in dialogue with taxi drivers, the town engineer can consider the report. Councillors agreed on the motion.

Fianna Fáil councillor Johnnie O’Malley proposed two motions — the first in relation to a roll of honours for civic reception recipients and the other one in relation to adopting a bye law to prohibit the parking of camper vans/mobile homes for accommodation purposes on the streets on Ballina — both of which were supported.

Fine Gael’s Mark Winters’ motion that a member of Ballina Town Council can be placed on panel/committee charged with deciding on sculptures/monuments art in the town boundary was also supported.

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