UPGRADE PLANNED FOR MITCHELSTOWN FIRE STATION
Mitchelstown Fire Station is to be upgraded with much needed improvement works planned for the coming months, including a new automatic rolling door, and internal heating.
Welcoming the move, Cllr Pa O’Driscoll told The Avondhu, “the station and those who work there have served the people of Mitchelstown and the surrounding area well but there does need to be some improvement works done on the station. The initial works will include the installation of an automatic rolling door to replace the centre door, and the installation of heating within the building.”
“I have been assured that the funding for this work is secured within the council’s budget. The next phase of work will include replacing the two side doors with automatic rolling doors, and putting insulation in the main chamber of the building.
"This funding will have to come from the 2011 budget, and, while this allocation will not be known until after the national budget in December, I have been told that the work in Mitchelstown is a priority for the Fire Service in Cork County Council.”
PROGRESS ON LIBRARY
Cllr O’Driscoll also told The Avondhu that work is progressing on the new library in Mitchelstown.
“At the meeting of the county library committee on Monday we were informed that work was progressing and the architect in charge was in the process of identifying and purchasing the necessary furniture for the facility. The main issue for me is how much staff will be assigned to the new library.
“There will need to be an increase in staff allocation compared to the existing library, which will allow for it to be open on a daily basis from 9am to 5pm. Negotiations are ongoing with the personnel department in county hall to ensure that the required staffing levels are provided,” the Fine Gael councillor concluded.
Thursday 11th November 5:32pm