BLUEPRINT FOR NEW LOCAL GOVERNMENT ERA IN CO MONAGHAN OUTLINED

25 October 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

How the dramatically changed landscape in the delivery of local government services in Co Monaghan following the abolition of Town Councils in June 2014 might look was outlined to the members of Monaghan Co Council on Monday.

A blueprint proposing how the Co Council that will take office following next year’s local elections will administer its functions was presented to the members by Director of Services Paul Clifford.
Three new municipal districts – North Monaghan; Carrickmacross/Castleblayney, and Clones/Ballybay – will each elect six members to the Co Council in 2014.

However, Mr Clifford stressed on Monday that the new municipal districts, while they will have some local powers and representational functions to fulfil, will not function as separate local authority entities but would be effective sub-committees of the Co Council.

The Director of Services said that the manner in which local authority services were delivered was undergoing rapid change due to modern communications technology and the Co Council had also moved in recent times from delivering major infrastructural projects to engagement …

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