THE Mayor and Councillors of the City of Georgetown announced, on Thursday, that the council will be implementing a pile-driving policy in the City of Georgetown.
The council’s Public Relation Officer, Debris Lewis, in a statement, disclosed that formulating a policy of this nature has become necessary, since, for quite some time, city dwellers have spoken out against the damage to their properties caused by the driving of piles in the central business district.
The council further stated that the proposed policy will seek to address several important issues, including the transportation of piles in the city, the route to be taken in the transportation process, the days and times when piles can be driven and the assessments of the adjacent buildings, roads, and drains to determine current structural status before construction commences.
“The Council seeks the full cooperation of all of its citizens as it seeks to promote order and alleviate the inconvenience that citizens of Georgetown have experienced, while buildings are being constructed,” the council stated.
The council further stated that citizens must understand that the implementation of policies and by-laws are to promote good governance, stewardship and accountability, and “The Council must govern in the interest of all citizens.”