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Councillor Information
Mayo County Cathaoirleach

Richard Finn

Richard Finn

Phone: (094) 9362216 or (087) 2536343
Email: rfinn@cllr.mayococo.ie
Claremorris | Non Party

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NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF SETTING A LOCAL ADJUSTMENT FACTOR

The Finance (Local Property Tax) Act 2012 (as amended), makes specific provision that elected members of a local authority may pass a formal resolution to vary the basic rate of the Local Property Tax for their administrative area by a percentage known as the local adjustment factor. At the meeting set by Mayo County Council to consider this matter, the members may set a local adjustment factor within the range of +/- 15% of the basic rate, or, may decide not to adjust the basic rate.

Mayo County Council will meet in September 2018 to consider the setting of a local adjustment factor.

Mayo County Council welcomes written submissions from the public on this matter specifically covering the potential effects of varying the basic rate of the Local Property Tax on businesses, individuals and on local authority services.

Submissions must be received by 17th August 2018 and be sent to:

Director of Finance
Mayo County Council,
Aras an Chontae,
The Mall,
Castlebar,
Co. Mayo

Or, via email to:

lptfinance@mayococo.ie

 

Signed:  Thomas Gilligan 

Deputy Chief Executive

Dated:  03rd July 2018

 

Link to Word Doc:

LPT Advert 2019


Mayo public urged to conserve water as demand continues to rise

Demand for water right across Co Mayo continues to increase and as a result Irish Water is urging the public to conserve water while the prolonged dry spell that has been predicted by Met Éireann, continues.

Irish Water and Mayo County Council are monitoring all supplies across the county on a daily basis and the two at-risk schemes that have been identified are the Lough Mask and Westport public water supplies. Customers on these supplies are urged to conserve water wherever possible. Read more here: Mayo public urged to conserve water as demand continues to rise


Appointment of Councillor Blackie K. Gavin as Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council

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Mayo County Council would like to confirm the appointment of Councillor Blackie K. Gavin as Cathaoirleach of the Council for the coming year.

Councillor Gavin has served as a Public Representative for the past 24 years.   He was first elected to the old Castlebar Urban District Council in 1994 and continued to serve on Castlebar Town Council until its abolition in 2014.   He was elected to Mayo County Council in 2009. Read More: Mayo County Council would like to confirm the appointment of Councillor Blackie


GRITTERS could be out in Mayo due to roads melting in the heatwave

Bitumen

Our gritters are on standby to deal with melting roads as a result of the blazing sunshine. Our lorries with tailboard gritters are on standby at our depots to go into operation on request during this hot weather.  We are expected to have hot weather for the coming weeks, with some air temperatures reaching over 30 degrees. With this, our gritters might need to come out – so we’d like to give you a heads-up so you don’t wonder what they’re up to. Read More: GRITTERS could be out in Mayo due to roads melting in the heatwave


A Heatwave Safety Reminder from Mayo County Council

Heatwave

We are delighted to welcome the sunshine and the visitors that follow it to our wonderful county. The increase in tourism numbers can be felt in all parts of the county and we welcome everyone staying here enjoying the holiday weather in the many places of interest and beauty throughout our county.

The highly anticipated sunrays are both a delight to enjoy, but also to be respected. We would like to remind everyone to be mindful of the Met Eireann Yellow Weather Warning in place until 9pm Friday and to consider the following:

As temperatures reach between 24C and 27C today, tomorrow and Wednesday, we remind householders, farmers and businesses to avoid un-necessary use of water to prevent any weather-related shortages, if any water leaks are noticed by the public they should be reported to Irish Water on 1850 278 278 or their local Group Water Scheme.

People are also being warned to take extra care in the water after ten deaths by drowning in Ireland in the last month, according Irish Water Safety.

Mayo County Council urges people to take the appropriate steps to stay safe in water:

  • Inexperienced swimmers should swim within their depth
  • Swim in designated swimming areas, especially where there is a life guard on duty
  • No matter what you are doing wear a life jacket
  • Keep paddling pools supervised at all times.

The hot temperatures can also bring difficulties whilst driving, with sun glare a difficult driving issue Mayo County Council Road Safety Office offers the following advice:

  • Keep your windshield clean: the particles on a dirty windshield intensify the glare as opposed to blocking it.
  • One of the most dangerous attributes of sunrise/sunset glare is that it comes up so suddenly. Keep your eyes focused farther down the road and be aware when you are turning into the sun.
  • Adjust your speed when driving into the sun and understand that other drivers may also slow down significantly, or even stop suddenly.
  • Keep a set of polarized sunglasses within easy reach in the car.
  • Use headlights – even during very bright days, having headlights on can help you be more visible to other drivers

The Road Safety Office would also like to remind people to look after their animals and never leave dogs unattended in vehicles during the hot weather.

Another heatwave related safety issue is forest and gorse fires. Mayo County Council Fire Department warns people not to light fires that also includes camp fires and bonfires, either intentionally or accidentally, due to the extremely dry weather.

We would finally like to remind people to Mind Your Neighbours, drop in to visit any elderly or vulnerable neighbours to check on whether they might require some assistance or just a friendly visit during this heat spell.


Social Inclusion Awareness Week 2018 – ‘A Connected Mayo’

We are calling for ideas for 'Social Inclusion Awareness Week 2018- A connected Mayo'

For more details,  click here.


Community Enhancement Programme 2018


Claremorris & Ballinrobe Bye-Laws

See details below:

Claremorris

Ballinrobe


National Broadband Plan – Wi-Fi 4 EU First call for funding suspended.

Due to technical difficulties experienced on the EU Wi-Fi 4 EU online portal the first call for funding has been suspended.

The following statment has been issued by the EU commission.

http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-18-4158_en.htm


Mayo Culture Night 2018

21st September 2018

It’s that time of year again – time to plan for Mayo Culture Night 2018!

We aim to make Culture Night bigger and brighter this year in Mayo, with some new groups and venues on board and some new and inspiring ideas. We’d like to make Culture Night even more visible on the streets and localities of our county

Mayo Culture Night 2018

Please fill out the brochure listing form with the details of your events for Culture Night and return to mayoculturenight@mayococo.ie before June 30th 2018   


Free Mattress Recycling Event

Mayo County Council are hosting a free Mattress recycling event on June 16th.


Public Participation: Identification of Bathing Waters


Local Agenda 21 Environment Partnership Fund 2018

Local Agenda 21 Environment Partnership Fund 2018 open for applications. Do you have a project or initiative that could help to increase awareness of environmental issues locally, or that could help your community become more sustainable?  If so, you may qualify for assistance from the Local Agenda 21 (LA21) Environment Partnership Fund 2018. Closing date for applications is 5pm, 20th June, 2018.

Find related information here.


Creative Ireland Small Grant Scheme 2018


Anti Litter & Anti-Graffiti Awareness Grants Scheme 2018

Anti Litter & Anti-Graffiti Awareness Grants Scheme 2018 open for applications to co-fund public education and awareness initiatives against litter, graffiti or dog fouling.   Closing Date – 21st May, 2018.   Further details here. 

Please see  Advert for Newspapers Anti Litter 2018


Mayo PPN Information Evenings for Community Groups

Please see all related information here


Cleaner Community Campaign 2018

Find more details about the Cleaner Community CAmpaign 2018 here


Notification Regarding Bottle Banks in Castlebar

The Recycling Facility in Mayo County Council car park, Aras an Chontae, Castlebar is closed as of 18th April 2018.

Please use alternative recycling locations in Castlebar as follows:

  • Underground Bottle Banks, Castle Street car park at rear of Archway Stores
  • Dunnes Stores car park
  • Moneen Industrial Estate, Opposite Hopkins Engineering

Westport MD Draft Bye-Laws and Drawings

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Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection April 14th

A Free Household Hazardous Waste Event will take place on Saturday April 14th at Rathroeen Civic Amenity Centre from 9am to 1pm. Please see further details: Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection April 14th


Derrinumera and Rathroeen Recycling Centres' St Patrick's Day Notice

Please note that Derrinumera and Rathroeen Recycling Centres will be closed on St Patrick's Day. Please see further details  Derrinumera and Rathroeen Recycling Centres St Patrick's Day Notice


Trans-boundary Environmental Public Consultation - Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Plant, U.K.

Please find associated documents here


Arts Office Newsletters 2018

Please find Winter and Spring Newsletters here


Adopted Special Speed Limit Bye-laws 2017 Housing Estates

Please find further information about the Adopted Special Speed Limit Bye-laws 2017 for Housing Estates here


Mayo County Council Vacant Sites Register

A listing of all Vacant Sites in Mayo are available here


NWRA- Draft RSES Consultation, Issues Paper

Please follow this link to view the Issues Paper for the proposed Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy for the entire Northern and Western Region.  This is the first step in shaping our region up to 2035 and you are encouraged to take up the invitation to be involved.

NWRA- Draft RSES Consultation, Issues Paper


Notice to Landowners

This notice sets out the responsibilities of landowners in relation to public roads. A public road means from fence to fence and includes grass margins.

Please find more information in the document below:

Notice to Landowners


Road Opening Licences

Applications now available from the MapRoad website: www.rmo.ie/road-licensing.html


Mayo Age Friendly Strategy 2016-2020

Please click the link below to view the Mayo Age Friendly Strategy 2016-2020:

Mayo Age Friendly Strategy 2016-2020


Water Services - Irish Water

Irish Water is now your contact point for all water services queries, including account management and billing.

Contact Irish Water 

  • There are no changes to your charges or billing frequency.
  • Irish Water will now issue your water services bill.
  • From now, please make all payments to Irish Water.

If you have questions about your account or water services, please contact Irish Water.

  1. Web:   www.water.ie/business
  2. Twitter: @IWCare
  3. Boards: www.boards.ie/irishwater
  4. Email: business@water.ie

Postal Address: Irish Water, PO Box 448, South City Delivery Office, Cork City

General enquires, including billing, payments and customer service:

Telephone: 1850 778 778 or + 353 1 707 2827 (9am-5.30pm, Mon-Fri)

Water supply and emergencies

Telephone: 1850 278 278 or + 353 1 707 2828 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)


Sightings of Portuguese Man O’War jellyfish on Mayo’s beaches and bathing waters

Mayo County Council’s Environment Section advises the public regarding sightings of Portuguese Man O’War jellyfish on Mayo’s beaches and bathing waters.

(Update 28th September 2016)

The Portuguese Man O’War jellyfish has been spotted at some beaches in Mayo and along the west coast of Ireland in recent days. The jellyfish can inflict severe stings, therefore contact should be avoided. 

Warning Notices alerting the public to avoid contact with these jellyfish have been placed at Keel and Keem Beach, in Achill and at Cross Beach in Belmullet.

There have been further reports of sightings at Dooega in Achill, Port mór, Annagh and the two connecting beaches heading round towards Carne Golf Club in Belmullet.  There is a possibility that they may present at other beaches along Mayo’s coastline. 

The public are advised that the jellyfish can be present on the shore and in the water. 

General information on jellyfish stings can be obtained at http://www.iws.ie/beach/jellyfish-safety.321.html

Cross Beach Belmullet Portuguese Man O War (PDF File)



Proposed Amendment to Street parking Bye Laws Castlebar MD 2018

Please see all related information here


Vacant Sites Register

The Vacant Sites Register as of 1st January 2018 can be found here.


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