April 21, 2012 Limerick Post by Marie Hobbins
A CITY councillor is not giving up on his campaign to have the €60,000 per annum Milk Market management contract held by Limerick Chamber to be terminated.
MilkCllr Tom Shortt has won support from other Labour colleagues, to have the market traders represented on the Trustees from 2014, when the city and county merge.
‘For the life of me I cannot see how any member of Limerick Chamber is more entitled to a seat on the Market Trustees, while a trader representing a family that has been operating in the market for generations is denied a say – traders must have equal representation to that of the high street traders represented by the Chamber from 2014 under the new legislation”.
Councillor, Tom Shortt, who is optimistic that the issue will be dealt with at the next full council meeting on Monday, April 23, believes this will succeed in bringing the Milk Market to a break-even point.
Commenting to the Limerick Post, he said that the cost-cutting measures which he had promoted with the market management committee a year ago, were now beginning to make a positive difference.
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