CHANGING OF THE GUARD AT TOWN COUNCIL
Four new committee chairs were elected at a special meeting of Fermoy Town Council held last week in the Town Hall. After much controversy over the past week and rumours about double standards and chairs agreed on before proper due process, Fermoy Town Mayor Noel McCarthy set out to dispel the gossip.
He reassured the community, “There are no pacts in Fermoy Town Council. We’re here to work together.”
The Tidy Towns committee was the most disputed issue with proposals for the decision to be deferred until the next council meeting rejected. Many councillors thanked the outgoing chairperson, Cllr John Murphy, for his significant contribution to making Fermoy a tidier town.
Cllr Olive Corcoran was of the opinion that there wasn’t enough done and a heated exchange followed between Cllr Corcoran and Cllr Aileen Pyne.
The Mayor, Noel McCarthy, who was subsequently elected as the new chairperson, accepted the position and welcomed the appointment. He also complimented Cllr Murphy on all the work he has done to improve the town’s appearance.
He commented, “I was elected with a mandate for change and committees should be changed, and often.”
Voting concluded with chairs elected for four committees: Leisure Management: Cllr Patrick O’Driscoll, Tourism: Cllr Colette Dolan-Moore, Tidy Towns: Mayor Noel McCarthy and Traffic Management: Cllr Michael Hanley.
Thursday 5th November 6:00pm