THE cost of installing public lighting to an area of approximately 200 metres in length in Barefield is approximately €11,000 a meeting of Ennis councillors has been told.
Residents in the area have been calling for the lights to be installed between the two public houses in the village as far as the school, Councillor Pat Daly outlined at the recent meeting.
Ian Chaplin, acting senior executive engineer told the meeting, “There is existing public lighting at and around the school and the junction where the two pubs are located.
“The area in between has been assessed and a quotation for installation of lighting was sought. The length in question between the pubs and the school is approximately 200m.”
A quotation was sought for the supply and installation of five 10m columns and 54w LED fittings complete with ancillary equipment and wiring.
“The cost of this work was quoted at approximately €7,000 and extra costs would be Civils work (€3,000) and ESB connection costs (€1,000).
“There are a few trees that would need to be cut back that are interfering with the location where the lights would be installed, this work can be carried out by the Municipal District.
“Overall cost for installation would be approximately €11,000. If a budget can be provided for this work, Ennis Municipal District will arrange for the work to proceed.”
Voicing support for the proposal, Mayor of Ennis Councillor Clare Colleran Molloy stated that the works would be “a very important improvement and it doesn’t seem to be an enormous expense” expressing the hope that the works would go ahead.