At the April meeting of Carrick on Shannon Municipal District, I will ask the Senior Engineer what is contract lead time to have newly installed public lighting connected by electric skyline and what is the expected lead time to have reports of faults addressed and bulbs replaced under the terms of their contract.
REPLY FROM THE SENIOR ENGINEER:
Under the terms of the public lighting maintenance contract our contractor does a patrol of all public lights every month to ascertain which lights are not working. Repairs must be carried out within 10 working days. This time period can be extended if the fault is a major one and it is not reasonable to repair the lights within 10 working days. Any faults reported directly to the contractor must be repaired within 10 working days. With regard to new installations the time for connections is dependent on the particular circumstances for each individual connection. Faults can be reported to our contractor using the following methods Phone – 087 1955076/1890 328587 e mail - email@example.com Web Site - www.electricskyline.ie
RESPONDING TO THE REPLY
Cllr Sinead Guckian thanked the Senior Engineer for his response but outlined that that was not the process or time frame that she had experienced. She requested that there would be a review of the lead time to repairs and requested all elected members to participate in this review by documenting their experiences to date. This was agreed by members and welcomed as a process that might resolve delays in repairs, new connections etc.. Cllr Guckian also requested that the Council would clearly advertise the contact details for Electric Sklyine, so members of the public would know where to report faults etc..in the first instance.
Notice of Motions in the name of Cllr Sinead Guckian
At the April meeting of Carrick on Shannon Municipal District, I will ask the Director of Services what progress has been made to date on proposed areas of co operation in regard to Carrick on Shannon since our meeting with officials and Councillors from Roscommon County Council in May last year.
REPLY FROM THE DIRECTOR
Contact has been ongoing on items of mutual concern at offical level and in particular the matter of a taxi rank at the Carrick on Shannon Railway station has been the subject of a number of discussions. This matter is now progressing well and it is expected that relevant bylaws will be prepared in the shortterm.