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Cllr Harry Barrett has commended the town manager Seamus Granahan for his efforts in progressing a deal with the receiver appointed to deal with outstanding works on Kamer estates in Castlebar and Balla. Cllr Barrett said that he had been assured that a deal was imminent and that there would be sufficient money to finish outstanding works on all estates, that would allow the council to proceed to estate take-over.
Castlebar town councillor Harry Barrett has called on councillors to focus on what he has dubbed “the emergency jobs crisis” in Castlebar and has called for an urgent public meeting on the issue. Cllr Barrett made his call in the wake of the ongoing concern regarding the loss of 30 jobs in the Homebase outlet in Castlebar and a spate of recent closures of local businesses.
An illegal encampment of caravans at one of Castlebar’s most popular tourist amenities caused outrage among nearby residents and local elected representatives this week.
The National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) came in for strong criticism this week over the lack of progress to the works at the derelict part of the Silverbridge Shopping Centre in Claremorris.
The unaudited annual financial statement of Castlebar Town Council to the end of 2012 was down for approval at last night’s meeting of the council. The statement showed that at the end of December last year that the town council had collected €2,780,456 in commercial rates. This figure represented 69 per cent of the total of €4,136,597 that was due for collection, with €1,266,141 owed in arrears to the town council. The council at the start of 2012 had an arrears of €1,064,081 owed to it and expected collection of €4,058,517 for the year ahead, with the council writing off €986,001 over the year leaving €4,136,597 to be collected during 2012.
Castlebar town councillor Harry Barrett has welcomed an update given to him by the town manager Seamus Granahan on progress being made on the provision of a path and new road surface for the residents of the Curridrish Road, Castlebar.
Castlebar Town Council management has promised to have a full report on Dunbeg estate for the next meeting of the council. A delegation of residents from the estate attended last week’s meeting of the council and outlined their concerns since the withdrawal of the agent employed by the management company in the estate, which, according to one resident, has left the residents to become accountants, solicitors, and bankers overnight as they try to run the management company.
Castlebar Town Council has given its backing to fund a book on the history of the council that is being compiled by former councillor Noel Campbell. At the March meeting of the council Mr Campbell gave the members a brief presentation on the research work he has carried out so far, which will go back as far as 1750. Campbell’s presentation gave the background to the town getting its first charter and the different types of local government that were in operation over the past 400 years in the town, and how it was used for different purposes by those in power at different times.
The residents of a housing estate in Castlebar have been left in limbo following the withdrawal of the services of an agent who had been acting on behalf of the management company for the upkeep and maintenance of the estate.
Members of the public can expect to pay a bit less for parking in Castlebar in the coming weeks with the adoption of new parking bye-laws in the town by the town council this week. The new bye-laws will see monthly parking permits for the new Pavilion Road car park and the Spencer Street car park available to the public for €10 a month. Parking in both those car parks can also be paid for at a daily rate of €2.