At the most recent Metropolitan Meeting, Tuesday 19th March, I had the opportunity to discuss the following issues.

WEEKLY PARKING TICKET

Having raised necessity of discounted weekly parking ticket at the last two Meetings, I was informed that Council are currently checking the information and compatibility of systems in Miller’s Marsh and Waterside Car Parks with current suppliers.

VOTES OF CONGRATULATIONS

I raised fact that Letters of Congratulation, passed by “Resolution of the Council” are signed by Meetings Administrator. I requested from a protocol point of view, that it should be the Mayor signing them and lost a vote on its implementation.

MANAGEMENT REPORTS

City Traffic Issues;

In relation to the ongoing Traffic management issues at John Street, The Applemarket and Arundel Square I sternly expressed my disappointment that despite numerous ongoing representations at Council Meetings and a bus tour to review the issues and discussion with all engineers that still no proposals to address issues had been presented to us yet!

Signs Missing at the Entrances to Estates;

I raised the issue of the long waited 30Km speed and the children at play warning signs installed at the entrances to Estates disappearing from Estate entrances on the Williamstown Road. Council will ensure that they are replaced ASAP.

New Housing Build Update;

I asked for an update on the Doyle Street, Slievekeale and Larchville Capital Housing Projects totalling just under 70 Houses. Two of them were supposed to have been to tender in June 2016 and I wanted to know if all had gone to tender yet? The Executive replied that didn’t have the information to hand but will revert directly to me soonest.

South Parade 3.5 Tonne Truck Ban;

I asked for an update on the proposed 3.5T vehicle ban on South Parade. I was informed that the necessary consultations are underway with Gardai, NRA etc and it would expect to be implemented in approximately 4/5 weeks.

Painting Public Realm, George’s Quay;

I thanked Director of Services for following up on persistent representations and extending the painting on the Quay area to George’s Quay.

GAA World Games Presentation;

Having been involved in this project from conception, I complimented GAA Director of Games Mr Pat Daly and Ms Aine Gibney GAA International Officer on their presentation and more importantly thanked them for choosing Waterford.

Winterval Post Event Report;

I would like to congratulate the Committee and organisers of the 2018 Winterval Waterford Festival on the largest attendance in the event’s history, despite extremely bad weather. The feedback from the public was hugely positive in relation to the new programming events such as Spraoi, Waterford Winter Wonderland and also the Winter Illuminates Show.