Retention of Lismore electoral area as a municipal district fails to win support
Councillors John Pratt and Jan Rotte have voiced their support for the retention of a Lismore county council area in the proposed shake-up of local government in Waterford. Along with the merger of Waterford city and county councils, all town councils in Waterford are due to be abolished after the 2014 local elections.
In his submission to the Boundary Committee, Councillor Pratt of Lismore electoral area has given his support to the proposal by Lismore Town Council to retain Lismore as a municipal district.
Speaking about his submission to The Avondhu this week, Deputy Mayor Pratt stated that “to ensure balanced regional development, jobs and investment, it is vital that Lismore and west Waterford survive as a new municipal district and is not subsumed into the Dungarvan area.” The councillor went on to say he was disappointed that his fellow county councillors didn’t support the retention of a Lismore electoral area.
The deadline for submissions to the Boundary Committtee was Friday last, January 25th. The committee is due to report before the end of May. Submissions can be viewed at www.boundarycommittee.ie.