15 July 2011 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Monaghan Co Council and the Lough Muckno Community Partnership are to explore future co-operative ventures to protect and enhance the Mid-Monaghan amenity that has come to be referred to as the “jewel in the crown” of the county’s tourism resources.
A Community Partnership delegation addressed the July meeting of the Council on their plans to elicit the county authority’s backing for a strategic development plan they had evolved in relation to the Muckno facility.
Although some members shied away from suggestions that a formal leasing arrangement be entered into between the Co Council and the Partnership, citing past difficulties and current legal entanglements, there was enthusiastic support expressed for the work of the community body and for a future meeting to establish a working relationship.
Acting Co Manager David Fallon, while stressing that any future decision in relation to Muckno rested solely with the Co Council, said there was an opportunity for the local authority to “forge an alliance” with a pro-active voluntary committee that had a proven history of community endeavour.
Councillors agreed on the proposal of Matt Carthy, Gary Carville seconding, to request its sub-committee on Lough Muckno to establish a meeting with the Community Partnership and to come back with a formal proposal to the September meeting of the Co Council.
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