‘An­noyed’ about fail­ure to buy houses on time

Bray People - - News -

THE pur­chase of houses by Bray Town Coun­cil was the sub­ject of much con­ster­na­tion at last week’s coun­cil meet­ing, with the news that any al­lo­ca­tion not used this year can not be car­ried to 2009.

Cllr. Bríd Collins raised the is­sue, ask­ing if the three re­main­ing houses this year were close to be­ing bought. Hous­ing of­fi­cer Tri­ona Irv­ing said that just one of them is likely to be closed by the end of the year. ‘Hope­fully in 2009 we will get ap­proval for 12 houses,’ she said.

‘We should be buy­ing three houses, yet we are only buy­ing one,’ re­marked Cllr. Collins. Ms. Irv­ing said that Depart­ment pol­icy is that all hous­ing cap­i­tal monies have to be drawn down by midNovem­ber. She also added that the prop­er­ties must be good value for money, in the right lo­ca­tions and not sub­ject to ma­jor ren­o­va­tions.

‘Since you are such a buddy buddy with the Min­is­ter Cathaoir­leach, per­haps you could get him to al­low those houses to be car­ried over to next year,’ re­marked Cllr. Pat Vance, who said that he is ‘very an­noyed.’

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