*Gerry Flynn. Photograph: Joe Buckley
A Shannon councillor has said he is ‘peed off’ with the transition problems associated with changing engineers within local government.
Flooding issues outside the property belonging to the Moore family in Urlanmore, Newmarket-on-Fergus need to be addressed, Cllr Gerry Flynn (IND) told a recent meeting of the Shannon Municipal District.
He outlined, “The situation has been notified to the Council on previous occasions and the engineer was on site some time ago. I would hope this can be resolved”. The proposal was seconded by Cllr Donna McGettigan (SF).
An investigation into the matter will be held, senior executive engineer Tom Mellett responded in order to determine a solution. “Once this has been completed, appropriate funding will be sought to allow works be completed”.
As he clarified he was not putting all the blame on the door of the senior engineer, Cllr Flynn shared his view that the transition from one senior engineer to the next has to be “seamless” and it was not proving evident in this instance, he believed.
Already “a tremendous amount of work” has been undertaken looking at flooding issues in Urlanmore, the Shannon representative said. “I am looking at the response which says it will be investigated, it was already investigated and a solution was already agreed. With all respect to senior engineer, a lot of the agreements didn’t transition. It is very frustrating that it has to be revisited, it is peeing me off”.