22 February 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Co Mayor Hugh McElvaney has advocated the holding of a local authority “summit” in the town of Clones, with a focus on economic conditions in the town and the implications for the local area of the pending changes in the structure of local government administration.
Speaking at Monday’s meeting of Monaghan Co Council, Mayor McElvaney said he wished to host a meeting of the Council in the town of Clones before the end of his mayoral term.
He suggested that the members could use the occasion to visit the Clones Erne East Sports Partnership project to see how it was progressing.

Referring to the G8 summit taking place in Enniskillen in June, Mayor McElvaney said he was proposing, with the co-operation of Acting Co Manager David Fallon and his staff, to hold a summit in Clones on the day of the Co Council’s visit.

With the proposal to abolish Town Councils and introduce a new structure of Municipal Districts, he believed they needed to know exactly what type of new local government administrative structure the town of Clones was facing into, and he wanted this to be a focus of the summit.

The Mayor added that he also wanted …

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