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A full review of parking in Mullingar, both paid and in estates, is to be carried out by the council “hopefully within the next few weeks”, it was revealed this week (May 26) in reply to queries on the vexed issue from at least four councillors.
Niamh Kiernan from Rathowen became the newest member of Westmeath County Council this week when she was co-opted in place of the recently elevated Robert Troy.
“I’m going to try bottling the water in Ballynacarrigy and drinking it.” Cllr Peter Burke summed up the mood in the council chamber at Monday’s meeting of Westmeath County Council as councillors one by one congratulated Ballynacarrigy’s new Deputy Robert Troy and paid tribute to all the General Election candidates.
An attempt to stop the county council taking charge of housing estates where residents had complained about burst pipes during the recent cold weather failed this week, when it was pointed out that evidence of cowboy pipe layers did not match the anecdotes, and that there were also legal impediments.
A councillor was critical of a local newspaper this week after it ran a story about anti-social behaviour in Clonmore and dared to suggest the perpetrators were local teenagers.
Visitors to Mullingar next month should be able to enjoy at least two weekends of free parking in the run-up to the Sseasonal madness, the Executive confirmed at this week’s monthly meeting of the local area committee.
Enforcement action has been initiated against several waste collection companies who have failed to provide brown bins for compost to households in Westmeath.
Westmeath County Council has put in place a plan for the winter maintenance of the county’s roads, and this was presented to the councillors at last Monday’s meeting.
Former Minister Mary O’Rourke has offered to lead a cross-party delegation to the county manager’s office in protest at the proposed Gaybrook windfarm, a development her parliamentary colleague Deputy James Bannon referred to as: “A serious blight on a tourism honeypot... in a densely populated area”.
In light of the grim financial circumstances in which many local people find themselves, Mullingar town councillor Ken Glynn is calling on the Government to introduce a system whereby car tax could be paid on a monthly basis.