Council snippets

The following questions were raised by County Councillors at the March meeting of Leitrim County Council.

The following questions were raised by County Councillors at the March meeting of Leitrim County Council.

Repairs to road at Camber, Aughavas

Fianna Fail Councillor, Paddy O’Rourke asked that repairs be carried out on the L55812 at Camber, Aughavas noting there are “some very large potholes on this particular stretch of road.”

He was told by Director of Service, Infrastructure, John McGuinness that the road would receive routine maintenance in the next number of weeks.

Potholes in Annaduff

Potholes were also an issue for Cllr John Ward who asked when the potholes at Annaduff Church and School going to be filled in.

A spokesperson for the Council noted that maintenance workers have already been carried out at this location but further repairs will be carried out as required.

Flooding in Fenagh

Sinn Fein Councillor, Martin Kenny, has sought an update on finding a permanent solution to flooding at Tully Lane and a large area of land at Fenagh.

Director of Service, Infrastructure, John McGuinness noted the Council is applying to the OPW for funding in order to address the flooding at this location.

“The solution however will require consultations with a number of interested parties i.e. Waterways Ireland, Inland Fisheries, Land owners and the OPW itself. The Councillor will be kept informed of progress,” he added.

Taking over road

Cllr Francis Gilmartin has asked the Council to consider taking over the road that leads from Leitrim Gaels Pitch by Mrs Flynn’s house.

“This road now serves eight houses which means €800 per year for this Council,” he said.

However he was told that Leitrim County Council are already experiencing considerable difficulty in maintaining the existing road network with the annually decreasing level of funding available to it.

“In this context the Council would be ill-advised to take over any further rural roads at this time and also in view of the fact that this Council will not be in a position to carry out any work on such roads for the foreseeable future,” noted the Director of Service, Infrastructure, John McGuinness.