New ven­ture part­ners for the Har­bour works

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A PROGRESS re­port on Grey­stones Har­bour was de­liv­ered at the meet­ing by dis­trict clerk Myra Porter.

Sean Quinn of Wick­low County Coun­cil wrote that ar­range­ments are be­ing fi­nalised be­tween Sisk and new ven­ture part­ners.

He wrote that moor­ings for lo­cal fish­er­men are be­ing as­sessed.

How­ever pro­vi­sion for that will mean fewer for other har­bour users.

A more de­tailed re­port will be pro­vided on that shortly.

He also wrote that he did not agree to meet with fish­er­men.

Cathaoir­leach Tom For­tune and other mem­bers in­ter­jected.

They said that he had agreed to a meet­ing with the fish­er­men, Sisk, and mem­bers of Grey­stones Mu­nic­i­pal Dis­trict.

Cllr For­tune said that it was de­cided dur­ing a spe­cial meet­ing to dis­cuss the har­bour.

‘Peo­ple were get­ting hot un­der the col­lar,’ he said.

He said that it was de­cided to ar­range another meet­ing rather than get bogged down.

‘ The only peo­ple who haven’t had any in­volve­ment in this are the fish­er­men.’

Cllr Grainne McLough­lin wel­comed that the fi­nal hoard­ings have come down at the sail­ing club.

She added that grass land has opened up to the pub­lic.

How­ever she be­lieves that the place for the moor­ings for a fish­ing trawler is the ex­te­rior of the north pier.

‘ The more I think about it, the more I think I’m right,’ she said.

‘ The idea of putting a trawler in the mid­dle of the har­bour, we know in our hearts it’s not go­ing to work. We have to be big about this.’

She noted that there is a con­tract to put cleats there as part of an agree­ment be­tween BJ Ma­rina and Sisk.

‘It’s ob­vi­ously the only place for trawlers,’ she said. ‘We have to make sense of this.’

The re­port also an­nounced that the club­house works will be­gin in Fe­bru­ary 2015.

Cllr Gerry Walsh wel­comed this, how­ever Cllr Ni­cola Law­less said that they pre­vi­ously said that work would be­gin in Jan­uary. ‘We’re hav­ing meet­ing after meet­ing with no so­lu­tion,’ said Jen­nifer on the is­sue of the fish­er­men. ‘We need to be firm and get an­swers, it’s get­ting beyond stu­pid­ity.’

Cllr Jen­nifer Whit­more said that Sisk have still not pro­vided a soft copy of a pre­sen­ta­tion they gave some time ago.

Grey­stones Har­bour de­vel­op­ment.

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