No functioning lights at pedestrian crossings a source of danger say local councillors

first_img Pinterest Facebook By Siun Lennon – 25th July 2019 GAA Twitter GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin WhatsApp Fellow councillors cllr Paschal McEvoy andcllr Ben Brennan spoke of similiar situations in other areas in the municipal district.“On the Vicarstown road in Stradbally. I’m ashamed to say how long they’ve been left without being turned on,” said cllr McEvoy.Cllr Brennan countered; “The lights at Newtown haven’t been turned on either.”The discussion then arose as to whose responsibility it is to power these pedestrian crossing lights. It was answered that the Electricity Supply Board (ESB) power the lights at the crossings.Answering the case at Bracklone street, senior executive engineer for Laois County Council Philip McVeigh said that, ‘the ESB still haven’t given the final requirements’.“The ESB seem to be dragging their heels. There doesn’t seem to be a way to get them moving. The ESB have already been paid for the works in Port,” argued cllr Mullins.“The ESB blames the council and the council blames the ESB,” stated cllr Brennan.Cllr Aisling Moran, who attended her first Municipal District meeting as a sitting councillor yesterday, asked whether there could be one designated person within the ESB that Laois County Council could contact in regards to this.Mr Philip McVeigh stated that the council has been in contact with members of the ESB regarding the lights at pedestrian crossings.SEE ALSO – Laois social housing adaption works 2019 funding slashed to two-thirds of last year’s amount No functioning lights at pedestrian crossings a source of danger say local councillors GAA Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Facebook TAGSCllr Aidan MullinsGraiguecullen Portarlington Municipal DistrictPedestrian crossingPortarlington Pinterest Home News Council No functioning lights at pedestrian crossings a source of danger say local… NewsCouncil Previous articleJoe Mallon Motors Car of the Week: 191 Renault Scenic from €86 per weekNext articleWell-known Laois woman speaks about overcoming stammer on national television Siun Lennonún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Lights at pedestrian crossings not being turned on can cause road accidents, say local councillors.The discussion arose during yesterday’s Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District meeting.Cllr Aidan Mullins stated that without the lights being turned on at the pedestrian crossing at Bracklone Street, Portarlington, ‘there have been two near misses’ on the road.last_img read more

Council rescinds special use permit

first_imgBy KEVIN RICHSpecial to the PRESSDiscussions surrounding a special use permit became contentious at times during a meeting of the South Padre Island City Council last Wednesday, March 6.At issue was whether to rescind a special use permit previously granted by the Council to Three Flags Over Padre, 1201 Padre Blvd.Mayor Dennis Stahl opened a public hearing to discuss rescinding the permit. Council member Alita Bagley stated that she had forwarded letters sent to the city manager from seven individuals and one home owners association in support of rescinding the permit, and that they were to be placed into the record for the hearing.Doyle Wells, owner of the property in question, stepped to the podium to speak against the action.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Share RelatedSouth Padre Island rescinds all special events permitsBy Gaige Davila [email protected] All special events permits issued by the City of South Padre Island will be rescinded by 7:00 p.m. today, March 16. The special event permit rescinding is part of a local state of disaster declaration by South Padre Island, issued at 3:40 p.m. today. Gatherings of…March 16, 2020In “News”City Council talks annexationsBy ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS Wednesday evening’s City Council meeting proved to be another eventful one. The meeting lasted for over two hours and covered a variety of topics, the most controversial being the approval of a Specific Use Permit (SUP) request for Origins Recovery Center to build…October 23, 2014In “News”Debate over Clayton’s Pier continuesBy KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The plan to rezone an area including the proposed Clayton’s Fishing Pier was once again the subject of debate during a pair of public hearings held at the Thursday, Sept. 21 meeting of the South Padre Island Planning and Zoning Committee. On Sept. 12,…September 29, 2017In “News”last_img read more