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The confirmation this week that Irish Water will be set up to deal with water services across the country generated a lot of dissatisfaction among members of Mayo County Council at their meeting on Monday last.
Cllr Damien Ryan this week put forward a notice of motion calling for the council to provide information boards in the towns of Ballinrobe and Cong, so local voluntary groups could put up notices of events coming up in the area. The idea got the full backing of the other members of the council. Director of services for the area Seamus Granahan told the members it might be better to bring the idea to the relevant SPC first so that proper countywide guidelines could be drawn up to ensure such a service would not be abused by commercial interests.
A number of councillors this week called on Mayo County Council to ensure that the clock in Ballinrobe town on the courthouse is restored to proper working order. Cllr Damien Ryan had included the item as part of a notice of motion for the Claremorris Electoral Area meeting this week.
Mayo County Council is to proceed with the twinning of Ballinrobe and Luzinay, France, after moves to formalise the ties between both towns was supported by all the members of the Claremorris Electoral Area (which covers Ballinrobe) this week.
The number of traveller families living on the roadside in the county has fallen by 25 in the first two years of Mayo County Council’s Traveller Accommodation Plan, which will run until 2014. The plan was due for review after two years and the elected members of the council were given a report last week on the progress of the plan by Martin Keating, Senior Executive Officer for Mayo County Council.
Mayo County Council will inspect all quarries in the county over the coming months after the Minister for the Environment signed the Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2000 which gives a new provision in order to deal with the regulation of quarries.
Fianna Fáil is seeking an urgent meeting between Mayo County Council and the Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan to discuss his plans to hit septic tank owners in Co Mayo with multiple fees from next year. The Fianna Fáil members of Mayo County Council are to bring forward a motion calling for radical changes to the Water Services (Amendment) Bill, with a view to introducing a much fairer system of registering and upgrading septic tanks in Mayo.
A solution to the ongoing flooding problem in south Mayo, which would mean huge savings for Mayo Council, has been put forward by a local politician, though, it has been met with some opposition.
A speeding issue which is plaguing road users in Ballinrobe and which hasn’t been tackled by Mayo County Council despite local representations, will be a local councillor’s number one priority for the 2012 road works programme.
There are up to 18 buildings in Ballinrobe town on the Derelict Sites register according to local councillor Damien Ryan.