My first question at this months (October 21st) MD meeting “Following the council’s site visit to the Pinkeen Stream in July and the helpful research since supplied by the Council’s Environment Dept, can the Council clarify and outline the next steps required to provide a safe passage for the hundreds of children crossing the Pinkeen Stream daily – to and from Kilcullen Community Centre, the playground, the GAA pitches and Scoil Bhride, including but not restricted to the;
• Section 50 application for the OPW to include a calculation of flow in a storm
event and confirmation that the proposed structure will not impede flow;
• consultation with Inland Fisheries;
• more detailed design and costings?
Report issued by: Mr C O’Toole, A/Staff Officer, Roads, Transportation and Public Safety Department. : Any works on the Pinkeen Stream require a section 50 application to the OPW and discussions with Inland Fisheries. This requires the appointment of a consultant to prepare same. If the OPW are agreeable to allow works to take place, a design is then required, tender documents prepared and works tendered. There is no budget allocated at present for the appointment of consultants or the preparation of the design. If the members wish to allocate funding from the 2021 budget, we can proceed to procure a consultant and prepare a design in early 2021