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Áras Chill Dara,

             Páirc Devoy,

                  An Nás,

                             19 Béaltaine 2008.






A Bhaill Uile,

Tionólfar cruinniú míosúil de’n Chomhairle Chondae ar 2.00 tráthnóna dé Luain, an 26 Béaltaine 2008, i seomra na Chomhairle, Áras Chill Dara, Páirc Devoy, An Nás, agus iarrtar ort bheith i láthair.



The monthly meeting of the Council will be held at 2.00p.m. on Monday, 26 May 2008 in the Council Chamber, Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, and you are invited to attend.


Le gach dea ghuí,


A.C. Talbot                                                                            

Meetings Administrator.






1.      Chun miontuariscí 28 Aibréain 2008 a ghlacadh agus tuarisc ar dul chun cinn

         a thabhairt faoi ndeara.

        To adopt minutes of monthly council meeting of 28 April 2008 and special council

        meeting of 18 April 2008 and to note progress report (copies enclosed)



2.      To note minutes of committee meetings.

         Athy area – 10 March 2008

        Clane area – 8 April 2008

        Celbridge area – 11 April 2008

        Kildare area – 2 April 2008   

        Leixlip area – 28 March and 18 April 2008

        (copies enclosed)


Gnó Reachtúil

(Statutory Business)



3.  To approve disposal of the following lands at:

(a)   30 Moneen view, The Hollands, Athy.

(b)   3014 Millview, Milltown, Newbridge

(c)   4 Barrow Way, Dun Brinn, Athy

(d)   93 Pairc Bride, Athy

(e)   46 Coney Meadows, Coneyboro, Athy

(f)     48 Coney Meadows, Conoyboro, Athy.

(g)   98 sqm. at 483, Ard Mhuire, Rathangan.

       (Statutory notices already circulated)





   4.  Planning and Development Act 2000, Planning and Development Regulations 2001,  

         Part 8.    

        To consider proposal for construction of Community Centre building at Dunmurray

        Road, Kildare Town with associated landscaping and site services.

        (report to follow)


Water Services

   5.  Planning and Development Act 2000, Planning and Development Regulations 2001,  

        Part 8. 

        To consider proposal for Newbridge Eastern Interceptor Sewer.

        (report enclosed)



  6.  To consider budgetary report for the quarter ended 31 March 2008.

       (report already circulated – copy enclosed)


  7.  To note Annual Financial Statement for year ended 31 December 2007

       (report to follow)


8.      To approve over-expenditure for year ended 31 December 2007

      (report to follow)




9.      Road safety briefing. (3.00 p.m.)



Community and Enterprise

10.  To approve payment of the following grants:

(a)   Community Grants

(b)   Arts Award Schemes

(c)   Capital Grants for Recreational Development Scheme 2008

(d)   Residents Association Grants- Local Authority Estates

(e)   Residents Association Grants- Private Estates

                      (report enclosed)



11.  Gnó an Mhéara / Mayor’s Business.



12.  Gnó an Bhainisteora / County Manager’s Business.



13.  Comhfhreagras / Correspondence.


Tairsceanna Curtha Siar

(Adjourned Motions)

14.  Councillor Mc Evoy

       That a report be given on what strategy we have for dealing with discarded rubbish

       along roadsides, in ditches and other such locations and can our resources in this

       regard be increased to cope with a deteriorating situation.


15.  Councillor Mc Evoy

       That the council considers whether it should have a policy, as is now being applied in

       other local authorities, of relating planning approval to the availability of specified

       infrastructure, declared in advance, and thus relieving applicants of the burden and

       expense of preparing complex applications which are doomed in advance.




16.  Councillor S. Doyle

       That all objections, submissions and letters of support for planning permission files be 

       accompanied by a copy of driving license or passport from person making submission,

       where a submission is being made on behalf of a group it must be accompanied by

       identification from one or more persons associated with the submission.


17.  Councillor S. Doyle       

       That the recent practice of preparing local area plans without inviting pre draft

       submissions be suspended immediately and further more that any decisions to change

       the policy or practice of the manner in which this process is dealt with should be made

       by the planning authority.


18.  Councillor Kelly

       That Kildare County Council in consultation with Sustainable Energy Ireland, select a

       town in Kildare in which to set up a sustainable energy zone, with a view to promoting

       the concept in other towns throughout the county in due course, and that the model of

       the Dundalk S.E.Z. be used to inform this process.



Tairsceanna Láithreach

(Current Motions)

19.  Councillor S Doyle

       That a policy be adopted to condition apartment buildings with the provision of adequate   

        janitor space and that that space be determined by the size and number of units

        provided in the complex.



20.  Councillor Power

       In the matter of development levies for 2007, 2006 and 2005 that this council be 


(a) How much was levied?

(b) How much was collected?

(c) If it is known how much is yet to be collected?

(e) How it is known how much is to be collected?

(d) How much was spent?

       for each of the three years.


21.  Councillor Power

       In the matter of work contracted to outside consultants for 2005, 2006 and 2007 that this

       council be informed:

(a) How much was spent on outside consultants?

(b) In what disciplines do these consultants operate, e.g., planning, road

design, traffic management, architecture, village/town/county development

plans/surveys, house surveys, house repairs, legal advice, auctioneering,

property procurement, water and waste water design/services?

(c) Within each of these disciplines, how much was spent?

       for each of the three years.


22.  Councillor Kelly

       That Kildare County council recognises that in adopting the E.U. Lisbon Reform Treaty

       the best economic and social interests of Ireland and the E.U. will be served. 

       Acknowledging the benefits accruing from 35 years of E.U. membership, and accepting

       the need to reform a structure originally designed for six member states, this council

       supports the content and provisions of the Treaty. In creating an E.U. that is more

       effective and efficient, this council supports the view that the E.U. Lisbon Reform Treaty

       will enable the E.U. to speak with greater clarity and a louder voice on the international

       stage in combating climate change, international terrorism, and cross border crime. We

       move that Kildare County Council supports the adoption of the E.U. Lisbon Reform




23.  Councillor McGinley

       That new byelaws be introduced for our major towns (similar to those being prepared for

       Dublin City) to ensure that pubs and takeaways would have to keep a 50-metre area

       around their premises free of litter and stains. The byelaws would mean that:

  • They would have to monitor the area at least once each hour during opening hours
  • They would have to provide an agreed number of bins and a roster and checklist system of emptying them and maintaining them would have to be agreed with the Council.
  • Written details of cleaning schedules would have to be retained for inspection in the pubs and takeaways for a month.
  • Packaging from the takeaways, including chip and sandwich vans, would have to clearly bear their name and address.


24.  Councillor McGinley

       That this Council adopts the  "White Light" Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) public

       lighting concept as policy for all new residential estates as this street lighting system:

(a)   Is 35% more efficient than standard street lighting

(b)   It lessens light pollution because the light can be directed downwards more efficiently (Just 1% is diffused           upwards as opposed to 30% for conventional street lighting)

(c)   It makes people feel safer because the colour is rendered better and facial recognition is easier.

       This type of lighting has been in use in Elmwood, Blessington Road, Naas for the past

       two years. It is also in use in a walkway around the lakes on the Ballymore Eustace

       Road, near the hospital. Also, Donegal and Dunlaoighre Rathdown County Councils

       have adopted it as policy.



25.  Councillor McEvoy

       Kildare County Council urges the Minister for the Environment to establish a Liffey 

       Valley Authority, or similar body, which would have responsibility for the implementation

       of agreed policies in relation to the long term protection of the valley’s landscapes and

       the development of its potential for recreation and tourism. Such a body would have

       representation from the four Local Authorities of Kildare, South Dublin, Fingal, Dublin

       City and other interested parties, including the O.P.W.


26.  Councillor McEvoy

       That the Council should adopt a policy of stricter legal enforcement in relation to

       unauthorised development, taking a lead from Carlow where a 100% follow up on

       Enforcement Notices has reduced the rate of failure to respond to 4%. It seems the

       failure to take this type of action leads rapidly to a reversal of these rates. 


27.  Councillor McNamara

       That the council be advised as to grants and other funding options available from state

       agencies so that Kildare County Council can purchase land for recreation and amenity.


28.  Councillor McNamara

       Recognizing the enormous contribution that membership of the European Union has

       made to the development of Ireland and mindful of the need to modernise, simplify and

       improve democracy within the Unions Institutions this council expresses its support for

       the Lisbon Reform Treaty and encourages a Yes vote on June 12th.


29.  Gnó eile/Other business.