Cllr Roger Kennedy called for a parking meter to be installed between the Golden Road and the Deanery, Cashel, to enable people purchasing parking tickets to do so without crossing a busy road.
Management responded: “The Municipal District is currently working on a re-design of this area. The placement of parking meters will be considered as part of the design.” The parking meter next to St. Patrick’s Hospital in Cashel should be relocated as it is not earning money, said Cllr Wood. “I think that meter should be transferred to the Lower Gate. In all my trips I have never seen one person putting a coin in that machine.” District Engineer Mr Aidan Finn Finn said their methodology was to look at the meters they have, and “if they are generating money.”
Six more new heritage signs are to go up near Cashel, on the approach roads into town. The new signs will be multilingual. “Those signs have been ordered,” said Mr Finn. The new signs will be at same locations as the old ones, and “I think they look very well,” added Mr Finn.
Cllr Fitzgerald asked “can the Council examine the road markings on Catherine’s Lane, Cashel, to prevent obstructive parking that is taking place.” Management responded: “The Municipal District attempted to place road markings last year and the lining contractors were unable to do so due to parked cars in the way. This will be attempted again shortly.”
Meanwhile, a roundabout at Knockanrawley in Tipp town near a Gaelscoil is progressing. “We have been in contact with Circle of Friends, to modify that roundabout to make way for that development,” said Mr Finn. Mr Finn said the Council staff had been “very much exercised” with dealing with the various storms and snow over the winter, and the Taoiseach had afforded a reception to some staff for their service. Numerous roads were destroyed during Storm Emma.