Is Fingal County Council doing a good enough job?
Like many a self builder I had to pay for the privilege to build a house on my on land. Fingal County Council call it the Development levy. Basically, for ever square meter of development you have to pay €130.00. Fingal County Council say its your contribution to maintain road frontage amongst other things. That is all well and good, if they get out there and fix/maintain stuff.
To this day I have not seen a Fingal County Council worker doing anything of the sorts in the village. Granted, I’ve not gone out of my way to look for them and in fairness I have seen one or two water division vans along the way.
I suspect Fingal County Council would rather out source and contract projects. At this minute work is taking place but I wonder has anyone asked Fingal County Council if they are inspecting same. It wasn’t so long ago the (for example) main street of Ballyboughal village was resurfaced. It was a two part project that stretched as far as Roganstown.
It was a perfect drive, not a single pot hole so to speak. It didn’t last very long as contractors are back out there ripping up the road to lay new pipes. Whats got my goat up is the state they leave it in?
I could bang on about how we all pay road tax and how we are getting ripped off having to put up with sub standard roads however I wont, instead I’ll get a few snaps of the conditions the road surface is being left in and wait and see how it turns out after the pipe makes its way to the new housing estate being developed.
I’ll also drop into Fingal County Council and make some inquiries, to see what they have to say about it.