MCC would make provision in its Capital Plan in the amount of €22,500 towards the cost of the public lighting works
MCC would provide 12 No. public lighting heads/lanterns to Leamore for the public lighting (MCC could source these lanterns at a more competitive price through its maintenance contract)
Kenny Lyons would revert to the school/Department of Education to fund the remaining balance of the Contractor’s quotation to complete the works in the amount of €11,858.
Kenny Lyons Architects have advised that they were in contact with the Department just prior to the commencement of the current COVID 19 restrictions and that verbal agreement was given to fund the balance of the monies as set out above.
When the current COVID-19 restrictions with respect to travel and construction works are reviewed by the Government, Leamore may be in a position to advise and agree on a start date and programme for the works with Kenny Lyons Architects.
The Council understand that the ESB are progressing with preparing a work order for the electrical services diversion works required (note: some ESB works may be affected by current COVID19 restrictions also).
For the Trim MD to carry out a survey and present a report, with costings and other relevant proposals to the elected members on the Trim – Kildalkey road. The survey should include, but not limited to the following points: Road Marking, Alignment, Speed Limits, Road Safety and other points deemed relevant by an engineer should be included.
The VAS sign is located on the L-4022, Kildalkey Road, Trim and is indicated in red on the above map. The sign records the number of vehicles and the speed at which they are travelling in an easterly direction towards Trim.
The Trim – Kildalkey road is now on the winter gritting route (Priority 3). It has taken time, effort & thanks to the excellent work by the Transportation Section of @meathcoco it is now a safer road. Kildalkey follows Ballivor as an addition to the gritting route in the Trim MD.
Meath County Council Ordinary Meeting 5th March 2018, Council Chamber
9 Notice of Motion 9.2 Submitted by Councillor Trevor Golden
“The members of Meath County Council call on the Transport SPC to investigate the use of feeder hoopers (fixed & mobile) at various locations throughout the county to better utilise existing resources and, where appropriate, expand the gritting routes. If the SPC deems the proposal feasible, a proposal for full adoption be brought before the council. This is an attempt to address the problems highlighted to Councillors at the previous review of the gritting routes.”
5th March 2018, Council Chamber 9 Notice of Motion 9.2 Submitted by Councillor Trevor Golden
The members of Meath County Council call on the Transport SPC to investigate the use of feeder hoopers (fixed & mobile) at various locations throughout the county to better utilise existing resources and, where appropriate, expand the gritting routes. If the SPC deems the proposal feasible, a proposal for full adoption be brought before the council. This is an attempt to address the problems highlighted to Councillors at the previous review of the gritting routes.
Supporting Information subject to the motion being proposed, seconded and considered. The Winter Maintenance Plan represents the best prioritised extent of coverage based on road classification, historic weather data, average daily traffic counts, and available funding.A review of the winter gritting network takes place at the end of each season setting out any issues encountered during that period. A full review was presented to the Transportation SPC in 2017. It was agreed that certain parameters should be considered and a criteria for including any new roads set out in a policy document, which was subsequently approved by the Council.The Transportation SPC will include the proposal in the above motion, for investigation, in its review of the Winter Maintenance Plan for 2017/2018 at the end of the current season.
8 Notice of Question 8.2 Submitted by Councillor Trevor Golden
“Are any systems/polices in place to allow the use of contractors to grit public roads?”
There is a Winter Gritting Review Sub Group (a Sub Group of the Transportation
Strategic Policy Committee) meeting on Thursday 29th September and an SPC meeting
on the 13th October to review and discuss the 2016/2017 Winter Maintenance
programme. Systems/polices regarding the use of contractors to salt public roads shall
form part of these discussions.
Meath County Council Monthly Meeting 1st February 2016, Meath County Council Chamber.
8. Notice of Motion 8.5 Submitted by the Meath Independent Technical Group
Meath County Council call on the Minister for Transport with Transport Infrastructure Ireland to revise the policy and funding regarding Winter Gritting Routes to address the inadequacies of the current system whereby population centres can be excluded due to the designation of roads. Routes to population centres above a reasonable threshold should be prioritised regardless of road designation.
Supporting Information subject to the motion being proposed, seconded and considered.
Meath County Council salts over 580km. of roads across 10 routes in the county each time icy roads are predicted. All National Primary (100km/h – Priority 1), all National Secondary (80km/h – Priority 1) and approx. 80% of all Regional Routes (80km/h –Priority 1/2) are salted. Approximately 15% (by length) of all roads in the county are treated. The M1 (Dublin – Belfast), M2 (Ashbourne By-Pass), M3 (Clonee – Kells) and M4 (Dublin -Sligo – Galway) are taken care of by private entities. The NRA provides full funding to the Council for the salting of the National Road network. There is, however, no central funding for the Non-National (Regional & Local) Road Network. The Council makes limited resources available from its maintenance funds towards the salting of the regional routes. The Council’s resources are fully utilised at present and the only way to add a new route to the Winter Maintenance Plan is to drop an existing route. Meath County Council is not in a position to increase resources or to drop an existing route. However, Meath County Council carries out full reviews during and at the end of each season for the preparation of the following seasons Network.The Salting Network is agreed with Councillors and represents the best prioritised extent of coverage based on road classification, historic weather data, available funding and resources. A map of the salting routes is available on the Council’s website www.meath.ie.