Friday, August 02, 2019

ATHY Municipal District councillor Aoife Breslin has called on Kildare Co Council to carry out remedial repairs to the footpaths and roadway at the row of houses in Kilkea.

Cllr Breslin’s motion was put forward at the councillors’ July meeting, with the council responding that it will require a survey of all roads and footpaths at that row of houses. “A costing of the works will be necessary and a budget will be required for works to be carried out,” the Council stated. “The inclusion of these works can be considered under LPT (Local Property Tax) funding in 2020.”

Cllr Breslin remarked that the pathway in front of these houses is in quite a poor condition, while Cathaoirleach Mark Wall asked that the council look at costing the repairs as quickly as possible.

“I think the people in Kilkea definitely deserve it,” Cllr Brian Dooley added.

Councillors heard that there is a need to look at a number of older housing estates and create a list of priority. If LPT funds aren’t used, other sources of funding can be examined.

Newly-elected councillor Veralouise Behan put forward a similar motion at the meeting, requesting works to upgrade the roads and footpaths in the Castleroe West estate at Levitstown, Maganey. She described it as a much older estate and said that the infrastructure is too small for the volume of cars and that the green area needs to be cut in half. “The whole place needs resurfacing,” she said.

A similar response was given by the council.

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By Conor Forrest
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