Cllr Patrick Connor Scarteen reports

The following are my motions for October
Road resurfacing, repairs and improvements are much welcomed in the County, however greater consultation needs to take place with communities and businesses where such works take place.
Please obtain a breakdown of funding from Irish Water to Kerry since its inception, please outline where and on what the funding was spent.

Water Supply Lauragh, Kenmare.
KCC Reply: A recent blockage, now removed, on the tee piece to a flushing pipe on the distribution network affected the supply / pressure to some customers in recent weeks. There was also a burst on the water main near the church earlier this month. Substantial upgrade works, including the provision of a new drilled well source, treatment plant, in-line pump, the replacement of 1.1Km of water mains, and the replacement of virtually all of the air and sluice valves, all carried out over the past two years, should ensure a better water quality and more reliable service to customers on Lauragh WSS.

An Bord Pleanala are holding an oral hearing into the Greenway, I was glad to get the opportunity to speak at it. There is overwhelming support for the Greenway which would help combat rural decline in South Kerry. Should the Greenway get the go ahead it would be a huge economic advantage to all of South Kerry. The vast majority of people in the 32 km of the route are in support of it going ahead.

Well done to KMEG and all involved in putting on a great show for the adjudicators when they recently visited the town.

Congratulations to all our local tidy towns committees on their continued success in the recent awards. Kenmare retaining their gold medal for a 20th year this is a huge achievement and shouldn’t be taken for granted. Well done also to the residents, businesses, schools and clubs in the area who have all contributed to improving their respective localities.

804 applications qualified for assessment in the County, which will take many years to complete. Council Engineers hope to complete their surveys and a prioritized list will be made available to Councillors at the end of January. Initially a two year work program will be put in place. If anyone has any queries I relation to the scheme please contact me.

Request for Speed limit meeting with TII
Some people throughout the County are not happy with the speed limits at certain locations. I again asked Kerry County Council to arrange a meeting with Transport Infrastructure Ireland the body responsible for our national roads.

I work with Political representatives of all sides for the good of the area and I am part of a team of 7 on Kerry County Council, my other Fine Gael Colleagues whom I work closely with can be contacted as follows:
Minister Brendan Griffin TD 066 9795666
MEP Sean Kelly 061 468788
Senator Paul Coghlan 087 2217400

Available at all times on 087 2904325 or at 5 Main Street, Kenmare. Also I can meet people after work in Kenmare, Kilgarvan, Tuosist, Lauragh, Sneem, Tahilla, Blackwater, Templenoe, Bonane. I also am also in South and Mid-Kerry a couple of times a month.

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