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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.
A Mayo county councillor has suggested the local authority could waive the rates paid by Ireland West Airport Knock for a period of five years to further support the airport.
Mayo County Council has received no correspondence from Irish Water demanding the payment of levies collected by the council from developers as contributions towards water and sewerage works. Sinn Fein Cllr Gerry Murray raised the potential of the utility company demanding the levies at Monday’s meeting of the council, following a report in a national newspaper on Sunday. Cllr Murray asked what would be the financial consequences to the council if such levies were demanded by Irish Water.
’This is our time to stand up and deliver for small struggling businesses right across County Galway.’’ The words of Fine Gael councillor Jimmy McClearn who spoke passionately on behalf of the local business community at Monday’s meeting of the Galway county council.
The newly adopted Mayo County Council commercial rate of €68.76 is here to stay for the next few years at least. At this week’s reconvened budget meeting of the council, the members voted in favour of maintaining the rate at what it was last year. With the abolishment of the three town councils in the county earlier this year, the county council is now the only rating authority in the county. However, despite the abolishment of the town councils, rate payers in both Westport and Ballina will continue to pay a lower rate than the rest of the county for at least next year as part of an equalisation process. The rate in Castlebar was already the same as the county council one, while Westport had the lowest commercial rate of €63.23, and Ballina’s rate was €64.52.
Mayo County Council will pay out over €10 million in loan charges next year, the elected members of the council were told this week. Head of finance for the council, Peter Duggan, outlined the charges at Monday’s reconvened budget meeting of the council. He told the meeting: “This current budget has the provision of €10.5 million in loan charges, of those €4.3 million are recovered directly from third parties, the majority of them being Irish Water for the cost of providing the capital costs of the water sewerage services, and also there are recoupments direct from the Department of Environment, particularly in relation to our housing borrowings, they are recovered directly from the department.”
Staff of the Kavanagh Group recently celebrated the huge feat of raising over €100,000 as a part of their Help Us Help Others campaign for the purchase of the site for new hospice facility in Castlebar. The funds were presented to the Mayo Roscommon Hospice at a special event in The Wyatt Hotel. The money was collected through the tireless efforts of the management, staff and communities of Kavanagh’s SuperValu Westport, Castlebar, Claremorris and Kiltimagh. The significant donation will fund the purchase of the site for the new hospice care facility in Castlebar.
Business owners in Athlone could be looking at a decrease of 8.4 per cent in their commercial rates in the coming years as Westmeath County Council endeavour to introduce a single rate across the county.