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Áras Chill Dara,

             Páirc Devoy,

                  An Nás,

                                                                                                            20 Samhain 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 30 Samhain 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 2.00p.m. on Monday, 30 November 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 19 Deireadh Fómhair 2009 a ghlacadh agus tuarisc ar dul chun cinn a  thabhairt faoi ndeara.

To approve minutes of special meeting and monthly meeting of 19 October 2009 and to note progress report. (copy herewith)


2. To note minutes of committee meetings:


Celbridge Area – 9 October 2009


Clane Area – 8 September and 13 October 2009


Kildare Area –7 October 2009


Naas Area – 15 September and 27 October 2009


Protocol Committee – 28 September 2009


(copies herewith)



Gnó Reachtúil

(Statutory Business)


3. To approve continued overdraft accommodation for the six months ending June 2010.



4. To fix date for budget meeting.




                                                Corporate Affairs

5. To approve meetings calendar for 2010 (herewith)



Water and Environmental services

6.  Planning and Development Act 2000, Planning and Development Regulations 2001-      2007, Part 8:

 To consider proposed flood relief works at Johnstown (report to follow)



7. Gnó an Mhéara / Mayor’s Business.




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



9. Comhfhreagras/ Correspondance.


Moltaí ó Choistí

(Committee Reports and Recommendations)



10. Kildare Area


  That the local area plan for Kildare town be put on the priority agenda in planning with


 view to publishing a draft within the next 5 months.



11. Naas Area


That the Johnstown Local Area Plan be varied or amended to re-zone the Old Johnstown Garden Centre site to amenity open space.



12. Clane Area


To approve the taking in charge of Ballyhagan Group Water Scheme



13. Protocol Committee


To consider recommendation of Protocol Committee as set out in minutes of its meeting of 28 September 2009 (already circulated)



Tairsceanna Curtha Siar


(Adjourned Motions)


14. Councillor S Doyle


In deference to the increased costs of developing protected and listed structures and     acknowledging the benefits of having these buildings restored for living use, that Kildare County Council review the current levies scheme to provide for a discounted levy to act as incentive for the re-generation of our valuable built environment.



Tairsceanna Láithreach


(Current Motions)


15. Councillor Murphy
Given that Kildare motorists top the list with 14.7% of the counties motorists having penalty points yet  the county has one of the lowest rates of serious injury in Ireland.  We seek a report from the Roads Department on the relationship between accident locations that have been mapped and if known the locations where penalty points have been applied. Otherwise we seek an explanation as to why the penalty points are so high.


16. Councillor Murphy                              

Given that Kildare County Council has a policy of not taking an estate in charge until the management company has been disposed of, the council commits to developing an information pack,  which may be based on practical experience,  as to how residents and the management company can best achieve this outcome.



17. Councillor S Doyle


That the Council notes with concern the opening of a number of what are colloquially known as 'Head Shops' around the county and that this council determines that our County Development Plan and our Local Area Plans be amended to ensure that these type of outlets be prohibited and the council investigate what avenues are open to it to require those that have already been established to seek planning permission.



18. Councillor McGinley


That this Council calls on President Obama's administration to withdraw the request for the extradition of Sean Garland.




19. Councillor Nolan


That this council advises the Minister for Family and Social Affairs that all applicants on local authority housing lists, who are renting units from the private sector and are receiving rent assistance, seek accommodation that is appropriate to their needs.






20. Councillor Kennedy


In view of the experience that has been gained over recent years in relation to late night opening of commercial units, that this council includes a policy in the County Development Plan restricting hours of opening, where it has been shown that particular types of establishments contribute to anti social behaviour.



21. Councillor O’Donnell


That the Council erect\re-erect the 'welcome' signs on the main entry routes into the county, e.g. on the N7.



22. Councillor O’Donnell


The Council resolves that members' conference expenses claims and reports should be circulated to members at the next ordinary meeting of the Council following their submission, and that these expenses and reports should be published to the Council website thereafter.




23. Councillor Weld


That the council confirm that where a planning application is made for the building or retention of an extension to a house no development contribution will be levied.



24. Councillor McEvoy


That in light of specific legislative provisions for historic monuments advisory committees, and the exceptional record of the local experts who remain available to serve a committee in Kildare, the council considers whether to reconvene the HMAC outside the strategic policy committee system.



25. Other business.