The facelift to the Mountain View neighbourhood in is now earmarked to be finished in mid-August due to extra work the contractor has to do in a cul de sac, the Town Council’s monthly meeting was informed last week.
Town Clerk Michael O’Brien said the contract of the current phase of the Ballylynch Regeneration Scheme was currently running two weeks behind schedule and but overall the Council was very satisfied with the progress of the work and the standard of the work.
He pointed out that the contractor won’t be taking the builders’ holidays in order to get the project completed by mid-August.
Mr O’Brien added that two new houses on the estate were nearing completion and the Council should be in a position to appoint tenants to them by the end of the month.
Cllr Margaret Croke said the residents of Mountain View were delighted with the progress being made on the contract but Cllr Richie O’Neill, who lives in Ballylynch, was sceptical about the time frame the Town Clerk for completing the project. “I think it will be the end of August before it’s finished. I feel there is a lot of work to be done.” However he was glad to see it was nearing completion. There were people in the estate very happy with the project but others were not very happy, he added.
Mayor Kieran Bourke said there was no one more happy them him to see the project nearly finished as he was the councillor who didn’t want the contractor appointed by the Council. “I think it’s wonderful news for the people of Ballylynch,” he said.