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Councillors welcome news that pontoons will be placed at Rosmoney Pier

Westport area councillors welcomed the news that breakwater type pontoons are to be installed at Rosmoney Pier. The pontoons will be installed off the northwest corner of the existing pier at Rosmoney and will be held in place by steel circular hollow section piles and accessed from the pier by means of an access walkway.

Mayo County Council turns small revenue surplus on year

Mayo County Council recorded a surplus of €239,866 on its revenue account for 2011 according to its annual financial statement which was adopted at this week’s meeting of the council. The surplus was recorded on a turnover of €147 million last year. County manager Peter Hynes told the meeting: “We’re under significant pressure and it is good to have made a small surplus in a tough year, a lot of organisations would like to be in this position.”

Turnover stipulation of €150,000 unfair to Mayo firms tendering for council valuation work

The framework agreement for the acquisition of property valuation and agronomy services by Mayo County Council - which stipulates that firms tendering for valuation work must have an annual turnover of €150,000 – was this week described by one councillor as “a joke”, and “uncompetitive” by another, in a heated debate on the framework at the April meeting of the local authority.

Diabetic woman dodges theft conviction

A woman from Crossmolina escaped a theft conviction this week as evidence presented during the case did not satisfy Judge Mary Devins that intention to commit the offence was proved beyond reasonable doubt.

Farmers’ market proposed for Newport

An application has been submitted to the Westport Electoral Area office for the establishment of a farmers’ market in Newport.

Money allocated to improve junction at King’s Hill

Ten thousand euro has been allocated to improve safety at the King’s Hill junction — a dangerous location where funding has been sought on many occasions by Westport area councillors Margaret Adams and Peter Flynn.

Westport councillor claims events on Reek are destroying it

Westport Fine Gael Councillor John O’Malley has criticised the number of activity events which are taking place on the Reek claiming it is “destroying the mountain” with the amount of stones falling from the excessive use.

Antisocial behaviour in local authority house being dealt with

“Serious antisocial behaviour” which is occurring in a local authority house in the Westport area is being dealt with, according to housing officer for the area Martin Keating.

N59 CPO affecting 329 landowners due next year

A CPO in relation to works on the N59 Westport to Mulranny road is, according to director of services for the Westport area Joe Beirne, ready to be published. Tony McNulty from the roads design office also added that if the opportunity is lost by not publishing the CPO, “then we don’t know when the opportunity will present itself again”.

Borrowing cost of Mayo County Council overdraft is €900,000 a year

The elected members of Mayo County Council approved a €30 million overdraft for 2012 at the November meeting of the local authority this week. The €30 million figure is a €5 million drop from the figure approved for 2011. Head of finance for Mayo County Council Peter Duggan told the members the reason for the reduction in the overdraft limit was because of a reduced capital works programme for the coming year.


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