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In as emphatic terms as they possibly could say it last Monday a number of councillors from the West Mayo Municipal District said they would not stand for the area not having a stand alone director of services to look after the area when an upcoming reshuffle and appointment of two new full time directors of services is completed by Mayo County Council.
The long awaited Castlebar skate park has twice missed out on funding because both applications from the former Castlebar Town Council were “deemed invalid”.
The second meeting of the new Castlebar Municipal District saw the row over the potential construction of a 50-metre swimming pool for the town as opposed to a 25-metre pool, as had been approved by the former Castlebar Town Council, raise its head from the depths again.
The seven elected representatives in the new Claremorris Municipal District have more powers than ever before to decide on critical local issues, such as the annual budget for the area, parking regulations and the development of a new community fund for local projects and works.
With the switch over in responsibility for the water services in the country from local authorities to Irish Water coming into effect from the start of January, Director of Services for Mayo County Council, Paddy Mahon, gave the members of the council a presentation on the hand over at Monday’s meeting of Mayo County Council.
Ballina is moving closer to following the lead of the likes of Ennis and areas in Dublin city centre in attaining a purple flag award, which is an international award that recognises the excellence in managing town centres with a focus on the night-time economy. A briefing was held between Ballina Town Council and a number of traders earlier this week, with a follow up presentation by a member of the purple flag accreditation body to take place next week, before a number of delegates from the town will attend a conference in Ennis on the purple flag the following weekend.
Moy Valley Resources has won a tender competition for a three month contract valued at €10,000 (including VAT) to prepare a marketing and promotions plan for Ballina. The members of Ballina Town Council were informed of the news at the October monthly meeting of the authority this week, by town manager Paddy Mahon. There was some surprise among a number of councillors who had assumed that the council would appoint an individual to the post using funding they had set aside in their budget for this year.
The roll over of the responsibility for the provision of water from the local authorities in the country to the newly formed Irish Water is continuing thought the year, the water supply and sewerage strategic policy committee of Mayo County Council was told this week.
The Environmental Protection Agency has brought a case against Mayo County Council in relation to drinking water standards in the Lough Mask water supply scheme. Mayo County Council admitted breaching the European Communities (Drinking Water) Regulations. These regulations establish strict quality standards for water used for human consumption.
Despite agreeing at the December meeting of the Ballina Electoral Area Committee that the committee would hold monthly meetings from now on rather than the bi-monthly meeting schedule that they had been using, actually agreeing to do so caused problems yesterday. At the February meeting of the committee, there was an item on the agenda to set the day and time each month that the committee would meeting.