Replies to July motions of Kildare County Council area meeting

Sightlines – Hillcrest Estate, Kilcullen

The committee considered the following motion in the name of Councillor Wall:

That the traffic management section of the council investigate the continuing problems with sight lines coming from the Hillcrest estate in Kilcullen and can additional line markings be considered at the location.

The administrator read a report from the transportation department, dated 19 July 2012, stating that this matter had been referred to roads design so that the appropriate surveying work could be carried out. Councillor Wall stated that there was a continuous problem with sightlines being reduced at this location, and requested that the matter be investigated as soon as possible.

Resolved: that the matter be investigated as soon as possible.

AY08/0712

Public Lighting – Kilkea Village

The committee considered the following motion in the name of Councillor Wall:

That the council address the lack of public lighting in and around Kilkea village.

The administrator read a report from the transportation department, dated 19 July 2012, stating that there were a number of public lights in the centre of Kilkea Village that were missing.  These lights were to be erected as part of a planning permission in KilkeaVillage, however, these lights were never put in place. The planning department has been notified and would be contacting the developers regarding the missing lights.

The report was noted.

 

 

AY09/0712

Footpaths, Lighting and Drainage – Mill Road, Castledermot

The committee considered the following motion in the name of Councillor Wall:

That the council outline the current position with the footpaths, lighting and drainage at Mill Road, Castledermot.

The administrator read a report from the transportation department, dated 19 July 2012, stating that footpaths have been constructed but not surfaced, existing lights were in place, but new lighting was proposed and provision had been made for this. While drainage was in place, roads in the area require to be surfaced. The completion of these works was dependant on finance becoming available. The area engineer explained the current situation to the committee and informed them that he was hopeful of reaching a resolution with a local landowner. It was hoped to surface dress the footpath as an interim measure.

Resolved: that the footpath be surface dressed as an interim measure.

 

AY13/0712

Traffic Safety – Canal Bridge on the R148

The committee considered the following question in the name of Councillor Wall:

Can the council confirm the up to date position in relation to traffic safety at the CanalBridge on the R148 out of AthyTown to Stradbally?

The administrator read a report from the transportation department, dated 19 July 2012, stating that the area office was not aware of any developments in relation to this bridge.  Councillor Wall agreed to contact the transportation department in relation to this matter.

The report was noted.

AY15/0712

Extension at Ballybracken Graveyard

The committee considered the following question in the name of Councillor Wall:

Can the council confirm the up to date position with the extension at Ballybracken Graveyard, Kildangan?

Mr. Boland briefed the committee on the current situation in relation to the proposed site and explained that further investigation was needed as there was a high water table at this location. He agreed to update the members further at the next meeting.

Resolved: that members be updated at the next meeting.

 

AY16/0712

Finished/Unfinished Housing Estate

The committee considered the following item from the planning department:

To receive report on finished and unfinished housing estates.

Mr. Hannigan gave a report on finished and unfinished housing estates, outlining the present situation on a number of estates and developments in the Athy area. The members thanked Mr. Hannigan and Mr. Cunningham for attending the meeting and for the work carried out by them to date.

The report was noted.

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