33,000 less letters will be sent by Offaly County Council in 2012 in a bid to stay within its postage budget revealed Declan Kirrane, Director of Services Offaly County Council.
The issue was raised during a discussion at the Tullamore Area committee meeting on how Offaly County Council will reply to housing representations from the local authority members after Cllr Tommy McKeigue voiced concerns about the issue.
Dermot Mahon, Housing Section Offaly County Council, said that there has ‘never been an issue’ about the councillors making representations to the housing section. However, the official advised councillors their representations will now be replied to via e-mail.
Cllr Sinead Dooley requested that the e-mail replies feature the Council’s official letter head so councillors can then print it out for their constituents.