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Áras Chill Dara,

             Páirc Devoy,

                  An Nás,

                             1 July 2008.

 

To the Mayor and each Member of Kildare County Council

 

Dear Councillor,

A special meeting of the council will be held at 2.00p.m. on Monday, 7 July 2008 in the Council Chamber, Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, to finish the agenda for yesterday’s monthly meeting, and you are invited to attend. 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

A.C. Talbot,

Meetings administrator.

 

Agenda

 

Planning

1.    To consider Strategic Infrastructure planning application on proposed extension and intensification of the Drehid Waste Management facility at Drehid, Co. Kildare.

(report already circulated)

 

Corporate Services

2.  To consider proposed response to green paper, “Stronger Local Democracy – Options for Change”.

 (report already circulated)

 

3.  Correspondence.

 

Tairsceanna Curtha Siar

(Adjourned Motions)

4.             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

 

5.             Councillor Power

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

         (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.

 

6.             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.

 

7.             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.

 

8.      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.

 

9.      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. 

 

10.  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.

 

 

Moltaí ó Choistí

(Committee Reports and Recommendations)

11.  Naas Area

Following the goodwill gesture by Naas Town Council in providing a site for the new swimming pool in Naas that this committee now supports the request to provide land at the old swimming pool site in Naas to gain access to the primary and secondary schools.

 

12.  Naas Area

To approve the award of grants for environmental projects in Ballymore Eustace.

(report enclosed)

 

Tairsceanna Láithreach

(Current Motions)

13.  Mayor Griffin

That where infill developments occur in housing estates, the levies accruing from the infill project be utilised to correct outstanding works in that particular estate.

 

14.  Councillor McGinley

That it is hereby resolved and accepted as council policy that housing applicants will not be removed from the waiting list where it can be established that they have a continued housing need e.g. by being in receipt of rent subsidy, income record etc., and that applicants who do not meet deadlines for review of their applications are not required to forfeit their place on the waiting list and start from scratch and that the annual review procedure be examined to see if a simpler format could be devised for the application form.

 

15.  Councillor Nolan

That Kildare County Council must take a more active role in the conservation and protection of the Peat bogs throughout the county and bring the message through the media on the dangers of fire hazards and the danger to wildlife in these areas.

 

16.   Councillor Byrne

A large proportion of motorcycle accidents resulting in serious injury and deaths are directly related to road conditions and in particular to road repairs. In light of this I call on Kildare County Council to insist that road works be finished to a high standard for all road users, and that in particular the practice of "bedding in” new surfaces be stopped, and adequate warning of road works be monitored on a daily basis.

 

 

17.  Councillor Dalton

That the council receives a report on:

      (a)The average length of time taken to secure all occupational therapists

report on housing adaptation grants for people with a disability grant

applications.

      (b) The average length of time taken to issue an approval to commence works

in respect of a housing adaptation application.

      (c) The average length of time taken from the completion of works on an

adaptation grant until full payment is issued to the applicant.

      (d) The details of any "best practice" or "policy document" that is applied

by the housing department to the processing of adaptation grants.

 

18.  Other business.