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Lisa Chambers will launch her campaign for the upcoming local elections in the Welcome Inn Hotel Castlebar next Friday night, February 28, at 9pm. Ms Chambers who was selected by the party to run in the new eight seater Castlebar area, will have her campaign launched by Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Justice, Niall Collins TD, next week. Chambers is hoping to take a seat alongside her two running mates Cllr Al McDonnell and Cllr Blackie Gavin in May’s elections.
“Is this a debating society or is it a council meeting?” was the question posed by Fine Gael councillor Peter Flynn on Monday afternoon, after the council had spent almost an hour debating back and forth across the chamber on the issue of the recent jobs news in Castlebar. Flynn, who will not be running in next year’s local elections after he opted to step down after only one term, said: “We’ve been here for an hour and we haven’t made one mention of anything we can effect.”
The long running issue of the take-over of estates by Castlebar Town Council was kept squarely to the front of the agenda at the May meeting of the local authority this week. The debate was kicked off by Cllr Eugene McCormack who brought up the issue with regard to Knockaphunta. “This issue has been dragging on for a long time and the residents want to know what’s happening.” Cllr Blackie Gavin added: “There was an issue very recently with the pumping station and a tanker had to be brought in to deal with the sewerage issue it created.” Cllr Noreen Heston said that a similar issue had happened around Christmas time with sewerage and that the people who live there are anxious for something to be done in relation to it.
Despite a number of homes and businesses suffering from frozen pipes in recent days, a water crisis disaster has been averted this Christmas thanks to the work of Mayo County Council staff whose preventative work throughout the year has helped keep water flowing in the pipes.
The residents of Watersville, Pontoon Road, Castlebar secured a victory in their fight to stop a relief road passing through their estate this week at the monthly meeting of Castlebar Town Council. A large group of the residents attended the meeting in Marsh House where the elected members rejected a new inner relief road from the Pontoon Road to Rathbawn that would have passed through their estate. A motion from independent Councillor Michael Kilcoyne which was seconded by Fíanna Fáil Cllr Blackie Gavin was passed which will see the proposed improvement works on New Line and Davitt’s Terrace go ahead, but the works will terminate after Davitt’s Terrace and no relief road will be built through the Watersville area. The road is now off the table for at least six months and after which time the town manager can put the proposal before the elected members again.
The road from Castlebar to Lahardane at the Windy Gap is a death trap according to Mayo County Council and Castlebar Town Council election candidate Cllr Blackie Gavin.
Councillors seek parking discs for business owners
The officials of Mayo County Council will be held personally responsible if a person is killed in a car accident on the Westport Road out of Castlebar.
The urgent need for a new swimming pool in Castlebar was highlighted at the annual budget meeting of the Town Council this week. Councillor Eugene McCormack brought up the issue that the council had budgeted to spend €230,000 this year on the swimming pool in the town, which was currently closed for repair and had been over the Christmas period. Cllr McCormack told the meeting: “We have budgeted a lot of money for the pool again here and it’s something we should highlight, the sad state the pool is in and its need of a proper upgrade.” Independent Cllr Frank Durcan told the meeting that the pool should never have been put into Castlebar when it was and that the pool had been previously rejected by Kerry County Council before it was installed in Castlebar. Fine Gael Cllr Noreen Heston asked the meeting if there was any chance that the town could enter into a public private partnership with one of the private pools in the town as the pool cannot cope with the demand that it has which often outstrips the supply it can provide.