The proposed introduction of a CCTV system for Nenagh Town Centre will now proceed to the tender stage.
At Monday night’s meeting of Nenagh Town Council Town Manager Marcus O’Connor revealed that following a public consultation process, which attracted one submission, a CCTV system will now be introduced in the town.
Mr O’Connor explained that the introduction of the system would curb anti-social behaviour and would work to protect the interests of business people in the town.
Mr O’Connor also explained that the CCTV system would prove an “invaluable assistance to the Gardaí in maintaining public order”.
Mr O’Connor’s announcement was warmly received by Fine Gael Councillors Tom Moylan and Conor Delaney while Independent Councillor Hughie McGrath described the introduction of CCTV as a “huge credit to the executive”.
Mr O’Connor indicated the work on the renovated Nenagh Leisure Centre would be completed by the end of May. Marcus O’Connor said that he wished to dispel rumours concerning the project.
“The contractor is still working and progress is not as good as we would have liked,” Marcus O’Connor explained.
“I have heard the rumours. The contractor is just a bit backed up,” Mr O’Connor said.
“It is nothing more dramatic than that,” he added.
Mr O’Connor revealed that the public consultation stage on the Gill’s Garden project would come to an end on April 4th and then proceed to the tender stage while the Lisboney Graveyard project was out to tender.
Marcus O’Connor also indicated that Nenagh Choral Society now had the keys to the Scout’s Hall while he hoped that the work to bring natural gas to Nenagh would conclude in May-June 2015.
With specific regard to the traffic management plan for the town Marcus O’Connor indicated that following a public consultation the next phase of the public consultation would take place in late May.
Reacting to that news Labour Councillor Lalor McGee said that “it’s great to see all of these projects progressing”.
Commenting on an update that funds would be distributed to local societies, residents organisations and sports clubs in the coming weeks Sinn Féin Councillor Séamus Morris described the scheme as a “magnificent gift to all of the organisations out there” and requested the monies be “paid as quickly as possible”.
“It is hugely important that we encourage people to get involved in clubs and societies,” Cllr Conor Delaney said.
“They make a fantastic contribution to the town and you can’t put a price on that.”
“Going forward I don’t know what the future holds for the funding of community organisations,” warned Independent Councillor Hughie McGrath.
“We did the best we could to help community organisations, but we don’t know what we are facing into. All we can do is hope that those community organisations will be looked after,” he added.