PARKING PROBLEMS OVER DUMPED MITCHELSTOWN RUBBLE
“Why are we paying our rates while a builder can dump rubble in seven parking spaces on the street outside our businesses.”
That’s the question posed this week by one businessman on Baldwin Street, in Mitchelstown because of the affect, he claims, the problem is having on his customers.
John Carey of The Ramble Inn approached the contractors who were working at the site of the new Mitchelstown library over the last few weeks.
“We run a bed and breakfast here and our customers were kept awake night after night with the noise of kango hammers and other machinery going until 3am in the morning. When I approached the contractors I was told that they have a permit from the council to work until this time each night. They started work at 4pm each day and finished at 3am the following morning.
"Then, on top of all this, they dumped the rubble they removed into seven parking places on Baldwin Street,” Mr Carey told The Avondhu.
John Carey took his concerns to the Cork County Council offices in Mitchelstown.
“I was told that the rubble would be gone in a couple of days and that the work could only be done at these hours because of traffic concerns. This is ridiculous; the town has a bypass and, with just a little planning, an alternative route could have been put in operation.
"As for the rubble, why did they have to dump it on Baldwin Street. As we all know only too well there is a vacant site where the Galtee plant used to be, surely this would have been a more suitable area for the rubble,” Mr Carey added.
Brendan O’Gorman senior engineer with Cork County Council told The Avondhu that the rubble would be removed before close of business on this Wednesday.
“It was necessary for this work to be carried out at night because of traffic concerns and to ensure that the work was completed as quickly as possible,” Mr O’Gorman told The Avondhu.
Thursday 10th March 5:25pm