My first question at yesterdays (20th July) MD meeting , “Can the council provide an update on progress for the delivery of a safe crossing over the Pinkeen Stream in Kilcullen, for the hundreds of children and families that will be
crossing the stream again when the schools reopen?
Here is the report issued by Mr G Maher, A/Senior Executive Officer, Roads, Transportation and Public Safety Department: No funding source was available to carry out these works within the Municipal District, however earlier this year Councillor Tracey O’Dwyer sourced funding through a private contractor (they wish to remain unnamed). A site meeting has been held with the contractor in question. They have agreed to provide the two large culverts required to cross the stream and the gabion baskets required for support and the installation of same under the supervision of the Municipal District office. They advised at the time that due to shortage in materials that it would take several weeks if not months to source and deliver culverts of the size required, and we are waiting on a further update for the delivery of same.