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At the July meeting of Mayo County Council, Cllr Al McDonnell raised concerns about Lough Carra and what he described as "dramatic change in the ecology" in the lake.
In last week’s issue of the Mayo Advertiser (January 16, 2015) on page two we carried a story titled “Confusion in council chamber over vote on Irish Water motion.” Due to an editorial error, we failed to include a second amendment to the motion referred to in the article put forward by Cllr Lisa Chambers. We repeated the initial amendment put forward by Cllr Al McDonnell by error and attributed it to Cllr Chambers.
Mayo County Council took not one, but two votes on what appeared on the surface to be the same motion last Monday and ended up with two different results.
The first meeting of the new Planning, Environment and Agriculture Strategic Policy Committee of Mayo County Council saw the long running issue of the county development plan get a long airing between councillors and officials.
The four person delegation selected by the members of Mayo County Council to meet officials from the Department of Environment over the logjam between both parties on the proposed county development plan, will sit down with the officials on Monday November 24.
By Colm Gannon
At last Monday’s meeting of Mayo County Council the elected members of the council voted to lower the local property tax by three per cent. The lowering of the rate will in 2015 save homeowners between €2.70 and €6.75 in total over the year, but will leave a hole in the council’s overall budget of €321,000 which must be met by the council’s own resources.
The contract for a €12.5 million National Outdoor Pursuits Academy complex in Castlebar, to include a wide range of sports and leisure facilities, is to go to tender next month.
The chairperson of the Castlebar Municipal District, Cllr Al McDonnell, said that the people wanted the position to have a chain or a symbol of office. He told the July meeting of the municipal district he had been invited to a number of events and the organisers of those events had told him not to attend if he did not have chain or a symbol to show his status.
The members of the Castlebar Municipal District welcomed the news that an Bord Pleanála had given the green light to the new N5 Westport to Turlough project that will see 23.7km of roadway constructed from Westport to Turlough, which will include an eastern bypass of Castlebar. However there were concerns expressed by some councillors that it could have a detrimental effect on businesses in Castlebar.