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Specific roads grants projects funding announced for the county

The details of a number of specific roads grants made by the Department of Transport for schemes in Mayo was announced recently. Minister of State in that Department, Michael Ring, made a number of announcements on the schemes. Each of the three town councils in the county in Ballina, Castlebar, and Westport will receive a block grant of €161,300. Eight Mayo roads will have been given grants under the Low Cost Safety Scheme, with €30,000 allocated to the Westport to Louisburgh road (R335). €15,000 allocated to Saleen Quay (R313-Belmullet to Blacksod road), €30,000 allocated to Corradrish (L1324-near Bonnifinglas, Foxford), €50,000 allocated to Bohaun (R323-Knock to Kiltimagh road), €20,000 allocated to Moyne (R334-Cross to Headford road), €3,000 allocated to the Windy Gap (L1721-Castlebar to Lahardane road), €21,000 allocated to Kilkelly to Lowpark (LP1304/LP1904). and €70,000 to Bonniconlon (R294).

Councillors not buying into modern way of reporting issues

The reporting of potholes, illegal dumping, leaks and other such issues to both town and county councils was once upon a time in the main part the work of elected councillors. But not so any more. The elected members of Mayo County Council were given a demonstration on the new www.fixyourstreet.ie website and some were not impressed with what they saw.

Councillors hit out at Mayo County Council for bringing Household Charge proceedings

A number of members of Mayo County Council took an opportunity to criticise Mayo County Council for being the first local authority to bring prosecutions for non payment of the household charge, during a financial review of the council for the first nine months of the year at the November meeting. They also criticised the council for sending out a number of letters to people who had already paid demand payment.

Blacksod and Broadhaven Bays to be saved from sewage discharge

The long awaited construction of a wastewater treatment plant and wastewater pumping station in Belmullet moved a step closer this week with the approval of the Part 8 planning by the members of the Belmullet Electoral Area Committee. The planning for this scheme has gone as far back as 1994 and it has taken this long to come to the planning stage. The existing wastewater collection network in the area dates back to 1957 and is currently discharging untreated waste into both Blacksod Bay and Broadhaven Bay.

Update on Belmullet sewerage scheme – Ring

Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring and Cllr Gerry Coyle have been in contact again with the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government regarding the Belmullet Sewerage Scheme.

Mayo VEC meetings up and running again

The Mayo VEC committee held its first meeting in three months this week after an issue of gender balance in the group was resolved.

Councillors angered at having to carry overdraft for late Government grants

Members of Mayo County Council have this week expressed their anger at the fact that Mayo County Council ended up paying a large amount of money in bank charges to cover overdrafts the council had to take out to cover the cost of capital projects until central government sends its share of funding for projects it promises each year.

Councillors’ expenses and allowances almost tip the €1.25 million mark

The annual allowances and expenses paid to the elected members of Mayo County Council came in at just under €1.25 million for the year just gone. The €1,244,587.37 paid out was split among the 39 people who were councillors during the year. The top 10 earners collected €524,889.25 among them. The top 10 earners though does contain seven members who either retired from their seats or lost their seats in the local elections held in June last year and were entitled to gratuities for their service, as well as the two councillors who held the position of cathaoirleach during the year.

Lack of sewerage scheme hindering Belmullet development — Gormley toldBelmullet development — Gormle

For the second time in a little over a week a delegation of elected representatives from Mayo County Council made the long journey to Dublin to put forward the case for the county. This time the delegation were in Dublin to discuss the proposed new sewerage shceme for Belmullet town.

 

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