Abandoned vehicles parked on council property in local authority estates, windows in homes and cars being broken, and general anti social behavior is not acceptable and need to be immediately dealt with my Mayo county council. That’s the view of the Cathaoirleach of Castlebar Municipal District Michael Kilcoyne.
The matter was discussed at the monthly meeting of Castlebar Municipal District earlier this week.
Michael Kilcoyne said the anti social behavior is not confined to local authority estates, but he argued that where Mayo County Council is the landlord / owner of a housing estate it must act to stamp out such behavior.
He says the conditions and standards of estates are deteriorating in some cases, and the local authority is not taking tenants to task he says for unacceptable behavior.
Fianna Fail Councillor Al McDonnell said he took exception to the Cathaoirleach , Michael Kilcoyne, in any way blaming Mayo County Council for any anti social behavior by its tenants. He said it is up to every individual to take responsibility for their own actions and he said if criminal damage is caused or anti social behaviour is spilling on to the streets of estates than the Gardai should be called.