Nenagh Town Council has been praised for the manner in which it has taken local estates in charge over the past number of years. The praise came when town manager Marcus O’Connor told councillors that the council was ready to take Drummin Court in charge after it had been agreed by North Tipperary County Council to take over water services in the estate.
“You have made an effort to take estates in charge over the last number of years. Well done to the engineers and the executive,” said Cllr Hughie McGrath.
He was supported by Cllr Virginia O’Dowd, who said it a lot of it was down to the council’s staff not being afraid to meet residents.
Meanwhile Cllr Tommy Moylan urged that the council write to Minister Phil Hogan requesting that he not make the council pay the Local Property Charge on its housing stock.
“We can’t carry that and our tenants can’t carry that,” he said.
He was supported by Cllr Morris who said there should not be an onus on the council to pay for its own housing stock.