My second question at this months (17th Oct) Municipal District Meeting;
Can the council explain what the delay is in delivering on their plan reported almost four years ago, to add the insurance monies that at that time were yet to be drawn down following the old courthouse fire, to a planned expenditure of €8 million on a new library; and if plans for the library are delayed any further, if the council plans to draw down the insurance monies for a different purpose?
Here is the report issued by: Ms M Higgins,County Librarian, Library Headquarters: The development of a Central Library, Archival and Local History Research Facility in Newbridge is a stated objective of IDEAS REALISED, Kildare County Council Library Services Development Plan 2015-2019, and one which Kildare County Council remains committed to for the benefit of the people of Newbridge and the wider community in County Kildare.
The Central Library is also identified as a priority library capital project with the Department of Community and Local Development, and recently formed a significant strand of a Newbridge Category B application, under the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund. The balance of monies from the Court House is allocated to fund this project.