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Westport town councillors have voted against the introduction of on-street car parking charges, from April to October, which means that the €150,000 revenue needed to “balance the books” for the 2011 budget needs to be culled from expenditure.
County engineer and director of services Joe Beirne said this week that there will have to be a scaling back of services at the council machinery yard.
Fine Gael TD Michael Ring, has said this week that he will be putting the upgrade of the N5 front and centre if he gets re-elected next week. The Westport based TD was responding to comments from county engineer Joe Beirne at the February meeting of Mayo County Council this week where he said: “The prospects of any major road project in the county is now not good.” Beirne was speaking at the meeting where the councillors were discussing the road grants to the local authority from central Government for the coming year. The grants for national roads saw an increase of €7 million this year from the previous year, however the majority of the increase was to be spent on pavement improvements on the existing national road primary road structure and on national secondary roads. Mr Beirne told the meeting that while there was an increase in the overall grant there was no grant this year for the N26 scheme from Ballina and it has essentially been shelved for the year.
Having pay and display parking on the streets of Westport, which was decided upon following the recent budget, is still a hotly debated issue among local town councillors, who voiced their concerns at a traffic management meeting held last Thursday.
A delegation from Westport Town Council is to go to the offices of the NRA in order to meet representatives, as they “won’t come to us”.
County engineer and director of services for Mayo County Council Joe Beirne warned the members of the Belmullet electoral area that the funding for Local Improvement Schemes that is normally given to councillors each year may not make the cut this year.
Westport town councillors have struck a two per cent rate decrease; even though a counter-proposal was made by Councillor Brendan Mulroy to delay striking a rate until a discussion about pay and display in the town is held at a traffic meeting.
Achill based Fianna Fáil councillor Mícheál McNamara expressed his anger and disappointment during the budget meeting of Mayo County Council this week at the removal of two loads of salt from Achill over the recent cold snap.
Salt stocks in the county are being rationed as the NRA is now reducing salt stocks nationwide in the run up to Christmas.
Water rationing similar to that in operation in parts of Dublin may be necessary to stem the flow in Mayo where demand for water in the county jumped by 21 per cent over the past few weeks.