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Ballina Town Council, like its counterparts, will be very difficult to call.
Today will be a proud day for the Cllr John Cribben and his family when he takes the chain as Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council for the next 12 months. Cllr Cribben will take over as Cathaoirleach from Cllr Joe Mellett at the Mayo County Council’s AGM. Speaking to the Mayo Advertiser yesterday, Cribben said. “It’ll be a proud day for me, my family, and my supporters who have elected me to the council. I look forward to the year serving the people of Mayo to the best of my abilities locally, nationally and internationally.”
Now it’s down to the real business
Fine Gael’s outstanding performance at the polls did little to keep them in line for honours around the table at Ballina Town Council on Monday night, after a Fianna Fáil pact with two Independents elevated Independent Cllr Mary Kelly to the Mayoral office.
There are many rumblings in the aftermath of the Local Elections as to the internal health of Fine Gael in east and north Mayo and recent mayoral and cathaoirleach elections are adding to the ether.
An Bord Pleanála criticised
Following a motion by her at the July meeting of Mayo County Council, Cllr Michelle Mulherin has welcomed the commitment of the council to bring forward a working paper detailing challenges and difficulties for the development of renewable energy in Mayo as part of the creation of a Renewable Energy Strategy for the County.
Ballina has been granted €1.4 million for the completion of three major projects in the town from the BMW Assembly gateway and hub towns fund, which is administered by the European Regional Development Agency. The total cost of the three projects is €2.5 million, with Ballina Town Council and Mayo County Council putting the rest of the money towards the projects, which are the refurbishment of Pearse Street, the Jackie Clarke Library, and the new link road in the town between Pearse Street and Market Street.
The new planning and development act which has been proposed by the Minister for Environment John Gormley has been described as a death knell for rural Ireland at the monthly meeting of Mayo County Council.
A motion proposed by Fine Gael councillor Michelle Mulherin that a report be commissioned into the “efficacy of the functioning of all aspects of the taxi service in Ballina”, due to the overcrowding of taxis at parking ranks and double parking in the town, was before Ballina Town Council’s reconvened monthly meeting this week.