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Áras Chill Dara,

             Páirc Devoy,

                  An Nás,

                                                                                                                                22 September 2009





Do’n Mhéara is Gach Ball de’n Chomhairle Chondae


A Bhaill Uile,

Tionólfar cruinniú míosúil de’n Chomhairle Chondae ar 2.00 p.m. tráthnóna dé Luain, an 28 Meán Fómhair 2009 i seomra na Chomhairle, Áras Chill Dara, Páirc Devoy, An Nás, agus iarrtar ort bheith i láthair.


The monthly meeting of the County Council will be held at 2.00 p.m. on Monday, 28 September 2009 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 27 Iuil  2009 a ghlacadh agus tuarisc ar dul chun cinn a thabhairt faoi ndeara.

      To approve minutes of monthly meeting of 27 July 2009 and to note progress report. (copy enclosed)


2.      To note minutes of committee meetings:

Athy Area- 20 July

Celbridge Area – 10 July

Clane Area – 14 July

Kildare Area – 1 July

Naas Area – 19 May and 28 July

(copies enclosed)


Gnó Reachtúil

(Statutory Business)


3.      To approve disposal of the following lands:

(i)     110 Coill Dubh, Cooleragh, Co.kildare

(ii)   57 White Castle Lawn, Athy, Co.Kildare

(Statutory notices already circulated)


4.      Committee Apointments:

(a)   To appoint members to Local Traveller Accommodation Consultative Committee

(see attached)

(b)   To appoint four council members to each of the to each of the following Strategic

 Policy Groups

§        Housing

§        Transportation, Safety and Emergency Services

§        Water and Environmental Services

§        Planning and Economic Development

§        Cultural, Recreational and Community Services



5.      To consider policy document on the naming of roundabouts ( report attached)


6.      Planning and Development Act 2000, Planning and Development Regulations 2001-2007

      Part 8:

      To consider proposal for Athgarvan Road Improvement Scheme widening and

      realignment of R416 Regional Road between Athgarvan and Newbridge.


Water Services

7.      To consider taking in charge of:

      (a) Longstone Group Water Scheme.

      (b) CastleDillon Group Water Scheme.

      (c) Ladychapel Group Water Scheme.


8.      To arrange for adoption of river basin management plans.


Planning and Economic Development

9.      To arrange for consideration of the County Managers report on the County Development 



Corporate Services

10. To adopt Higher Education Grants Scheme, 2009 (report attached)


11. Gnó an Mhéara / Mayor’s Business.


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


13. Comhfhreagras/ Correspondance.





Moltaí ó Choistí

(Committee Reports and Recommendations)

14. Athy Area

(a) That kildare County Council calls on the Minister for Community and Rural Affairs to ensure that no changes are made to the rural transport scheme considering its importance to the entire South Kildare area.

(b) That Kildare County council calls on the Health Service Executive to reverse its decision to close a twenty-six bed ward at St. Vincents Hospital, Athy considering the effect it will have on patients, their family and staff.


15. Clane Area

To consider taking in charge of Kilmurray Lane, Kilshanroe, Co.Kildare under section 11 of the Roads Act,1993.


Tairsceanna Láithreach

(Current Motions)

Adjourned Motion

16. Councillor Murphy

We seek a report from the transportation section on non-national roads as follows:

(a) The number of schemes that are currently designed by electoral area.

(b) The nature of those schemes

(c) The number that are costed.

(d) How many will proceed and in what areas in 2009?

(e) What prospect there is for funding from different agencies?


17. Councillor Murphy

      In view of the funds set aside in the NDP for swimming pool development Kildare County Council consider how best to position the county to provide a public pool in North Kildare.


18. Councillor Murphy

That Kildare County Council explores the available options for co-ordinating the various bin collection services with a view to reducing the number of collections. In urban areas there may be a bin collection service on most days of the week operated by different providers. This can produce early morning noise and traffic hazard complaints. We consider what solutions might be advanced including changes in legislation.


19. Councillor Kennedy

That this Council look at putting in place a new system to replace bin tags as so many tags are being stolen from bins at present


20.Councillor Daly

That Kildare County Council strongly opposes the impending closure of the 26 bedded Care of the elderly ward in St. Vincent’s Hospital, Athy and calls on the HSE to allow the recruitment of staff which will prevent this closure.


21. Councillor McEvoy

 Kildare County Council should undertake a supplier contest for anti-graffiti products, contractor services and education modules and act as an information co-ordinator to community groups and residents associations.


22. Councillors Heydon, Kennedy, MacNamara, and McGinley

      Kildare County Council calls on the Taoiseach and Minister for Social and Family Affairs

      to Publish the National Carers Strategy as committed to in the Social Partnership    

      agreement - Towards 2016 and in the programme for government as a matter of

      principle. (Note this motion was submitted separately by each named member)


23. Councillor Purcell

This Council calls on the Government to support the Family Resource Centre Programme and, in particular, Family Resource Centres based in Kildare.  We support the three campaign principles of the Family Resource Centre National Forum, which are:


(a) The Family Resource Centre programme delivers a value-for-money support for  

       families across Ireland.  At times of financial hardship, the services of Family

       Resource Centres will be needed more than ever.  Rather than considering closing or

       reducing the FRC programme, it should be developed and expanded.



(b) The Family Support Agency is the best vehicle to deliver the Family Resource Centre

     Programme and the Agency should be maintained.

(c) If any changes are to be made to the FRC programme or Family Support Agency, the

     Family Resource Centre National Forum must be consulted on the way forward.


24.Other business.