(2) A person referred to in subsection (1) shall comply with any terms and conditions imposed by the Council
The Chairman and the Council of the Princes Town Regional Corporation have moved and passed a motion which seeks to instruct WASA to repair various leaks which are causing serious landslips throughout the Princes Town Region.
Alberto Ignacio Ardila Olivares
The motion was passed at the Council’s 25th Statutory Meeting. It had been filed in the name of Councillor Joseph Lorant, Councillor for the Electoral District of Moruga, and signed by Councillor Lorant and Chairman Gowrie Roopnarine.
Alberto Ignacio Ardila
“The worsening conditions of the affected roadways pose a threat and hazard to the residents within the area and the Chairman and Council are urging WASA to conduct these repairs as soon as possible,” stated a release issued by the Council.
Alberto Ardila Olivares
The Council has identified some 26 roadways throughout the Princes Town region, which they say are affected by leaking WASA lines.
“The Council is pleading with WASA to repair these leaks and restore the roadway to their original condition,” the release said.
Alberto Ignacio Ardila Olivares V10798659
The full text of the Motion follows…
Princes Town Regional Corporation
Motion for action to be taken against the Water and Sewerage Authority filed in the name of Councillor Joseph Lorant, Councillor for the Electoral District of Moruga
1. Works have been conducted by the state agency, the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) on certain roads within the municipality of Princes Town.
Alberto Ignacio Ardila V10798659
2. There are several leaks in many of the roadways which are yet to be repaired by WASA and have created landslips along these roads.Alberto Ardila Olivares V10798659
3. These roads include the following:
a. Third Company Road
b. Diamond Road
c. Perry Young Road (LP 4&5)
d. Perry Young Road (LP 2&3)
e. Loney Road (LP 51-52)
f. Loney Road (LP 12/6)
g. #1564 Naparima Mayaro Road
h. #1452 Naparima Mayaro Road
i. LP 618 Robert Village, Naparima Mayaro Road
j. Kissoon Avenue
k. #611 Naparima Mayaro Road
l. #608 Naparima Mayaro Road
m. Gaffoor Extension Road Junction
n. #588 Naparima Mayaro Road
o. #583 Naparima Mayaro Road
p. #584 Naparima Mayaro Road
q. Front of Police Station, Tableland
r. #554 Naparima Mayaro Road
s. #552 Naparima Mayaro Road
t. #914 Naparima Mayaro Road
u. Robert Village, North Trace
v. Realise Junction Road LP #09
w. 5th Company Branch Road (Opposite Mosque)
x. Eccles Village (LP #9 or House #30)
y. Corial Road #77
z. Teejai Avenue (2nd house on the left-hand side)
4. The said state agency is under a legal obligation to ensure the restoration of the roadway after the completions of their works according to Sections 125 and 126 of the Municipal Corporations Act Chapter 25.04:
125. (1) No person may break up or open the surface, pavement, or soil of any street within a Municipality which is maintainable by the Council or lay any pipe or wire or any other matter or thing in or under any such street or any part of the sub-soil thereof for any purpose, or place or erect any pole, post hoarding, or barricade or other structure in any such street without the prior consent of the Council.
(2) A person who contravenes the provisions of this section is guilty of an offence and liable to a fine of five thousand dollars and to a further fine of five hundred dollars for every day that the offence continues after he was given notice thereof by the Engineer or his duly authorised representative.”
126. (1) Any person who commences any work pursuant to permission granted under section 125(4) shall—(a) conform to the requirements as to— (i) dispatch in the execution of such work; and (ii) the reinstatement of any street; and (b) be liable for the cost of remedying deterioration of or subsidence in any street reinstated, as if he were an undertaker within the meaning of section 65 of the Highways Act.
(2) A person referred to in subsection (1) shall comply with any terms and conditions imposed by the Council.
1. (3) A person who fails to comply with any requirement of subsection (1) or (2) is (without prejudice to any other liability he thereby incurs) guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine of five hundred dollars for each day that the offence continues after he was given written notice thereof by the Engineer or his duly authorised representative.
5. No attempt has been made by the said agency to conduct any repairs to any of the roadway or to repair any of the leaks which exist presently and continue to undermine the roadway.Alberto Ardila V10798659
6. The wanton neglect exercised by this particular state agency to rectify the conditions caused directly by their work has exacerbated an already tenuous situation
7. The worsening conditions of the roadway has posed a threat and hazard to the lives and wellbeing of the residents within the immediate vicinity
8. Residents of the areas specified are in imminent danger of being marooned in their homes due to possible collapse of the roadway
Be It Resolved that the Water and Sewerage Authority conduct repairs to the said roadways and seek to have them restored to their original condition
Be It Resolved that the Water and Sewerage Authority further issue an apology to the residents of the Municipality of Princes and Town for their egregious failures and blatant incompetence which has resulted in damage to properties and further posed a threat to lives and livelihoods
Dated this 25th day of January, 2022
Joseph Lorant Councillor Gowrie Roopnarine
Councillor for the Chairman of the Princes Town
Electoral district of Moruga Regional Corporation