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While those in the United States will be celebrating Independence Day tomorrow, it was 'Independents Day' in the chamber of Mayo County Council last Monday, when Independent councillor Michael Holmes was elected as the Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council for the next 12 months. Cllr Holmes' election to the role of first citizen of the county came about through a post election pact by the 10 Fianna Fáil councillors in the council and five of the independent councillors who were elected last June.
Independent councillor Christy Hyland was elected as the Cathoirleach of the West Mayo Municipal District at the district's annual general meeting on Monday afternoon in Westport. Cllr Hyland took over the chair of the district from fellow Independent councillor Michael Holmes, who was elected last year as the first Cathoirleach of the district.
Civil servants were accused of being ‘highly paid, underworked, living in an ivory tower, hatching crazy plans and taking no regard of what people want’ at Monday’s meeting of Galway County Council.
A debate on commercial rates at this week’s meeting of Galway County Council led one exasperated councillor to remark that there would not be a rural pub left in Galway in a few years time if the system was not changed. The method of collecting rates was labelled as ‘outdated and antiquated’ where the amounts paid were in no way related to business income.
The application by a single company, BioAtlantis Teo, for exclusive rights to cut and harvest seaweed in Clew Bay has sparked major fears among local farmers who have traditionally cut seaweed in the area. Such has been the concern to the application for 10 year exclusive rights lodged by BioAtlantis Teo a new community group the Clew Bay Seaweed Association was formed recently.
Mayo County Council passed its new Anti-Social Behaviour Strategy 2010-2014 at Monday’s meeting of the local authority. The policy was originally designed to be uniform county-wide, but both Ballina Town Council and Castlebar Town Council have made a number of changes to the policy to tailor them to their own needs.
Land values in certain areas of Ballina could dramatically rise due to variations in the town development plan.
Mayo has taken one of the most important steps in becoming a major player in the renewable energy field this week, with the adoption of the draft renewable energy strategy for 2010 to 2020.
The elected members of Mayo County Council welcomed the new Draft Renewable Energy Strategy this week, but they acknowledged that a lot of work still has to be done to ensure that Mayo is at the forefront of industry.
The Mayo County Council will speak to the members of the Clarke family about the appointment of members to the steering committee for the library after the council failed to appoint a member to the committee at its monthly meeting this week.