November meeting call by councillors

Councillors react to news that there would be no meeting during November as Budget is being prepared by officials.

Councillors react to news that there would be no meeting during November as Budget is being prepared by officials.

Members of Tipperary County Council led by Councillor David Doran have called for a meeting of the council to be held in November, contrary to Standing Orders.

The matter was discussed at the monthly meeting of the council in Clonmel this week when Cllr Doran said that he was not happy that there would not be a meeting, due to the huge workload on council officials preparing the Budget.

Chairman, Cllr Michael Fitzgerald said that this had been flagged at the AGM and Chief Executive Officer Mr Joe MacGrath added that each and every staff members would be engaged in the process of brining the Budget together during the month of November.

“We don’t have a meeting in August and now we won’t have one in November either, I don’t think that’s good enough,” Cllr Doran said. He was supported by Cllrs Seamus Morris and Jim Ryan, but the CEO informed them that a total of 12 meetings will be held between now and Dec 8th - ample opportunity to get business done, he said.