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KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL

Minutes of Adjourned Meeting
held at 2.00 p.m. on Monday, 14 June 2010 at
Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co Kildare

Members Present: Councillor C Purcell (Mayor); Councillors F Browne, K Byrne,
W Callaghan, R Daly, L Doyle, S Doyle, S Griffin, M Heydon,
P Kennedy, P Kelly, S Langan, A Lawlor, P McEvoy, J McGinley,
M Miley, S Moore, C Murphy, M Nolan, T O’Donnell, F O’Loughlin,
D Scully, M Wall and B Weld.

Apologies:  Councillor P MacNamara

Also Present: Mr M Malone, County Manager, Messrs J Boland, J Lahart and
P Minnock (Director of Services), B Sweeney (Acting Head of Finance), C Talbot (Meetings Administrator) and other officials.

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1/0610
Votes of Sympathy

The Mayor and members expressed sympathy with the following on their recent bereavements:

Ger Roche, Planning Department, on the death of his father.
Councillor Senan Griffin on the death of his wife Mary.

Councillor Griffin thanked the members, Manager and staff for their support and kindness following the recent death of his wife Mary.


2/0610
Disposal of land

Plot adjoining no. 8 Rockbridge, Ballymakealy, Celbridge
The council considered statutory notice dated 7 May 2010, which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to dispose of a plot of land of 8000x19000 adjoining no. 8 Rockbridge Ballymakealy, Celbridge, Co Kildare to Mark Richards, in consideration of payment of €6,000 and subject to the following:
 

 All legal fees in relation to the disposal to be borne by Mr Richards.
 Wayleave agreement to be completed in relation to manhole located on plot.
 The Council will have no involvement in levelling, clearing site.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001, that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice

12.96m2 at ESB Substation at Leixlip Wastewater Treatment Plant, Leixlip
The council considered statutory notice dated 7 May 2010, which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to dispose of 12.96m2 at ESB Substation at Leixlip Wastewater Treatment Plan, Leixlip, Co Kildare to the Electricity Supply Board, in consideration of payment of €10 and subject to legal costs being borne by Kildare County Council.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001, that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice

The members considered proposal under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 to lease 45 unsold affordable houses to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years.  The properties to be leased were provided under the Affordable Housing Scheme and will be disposed of as affordable houses on completion of the lease agreement.  The members raised a number of issues of concern in relation to the proposed leasing of houses to a housing association including why it was necessary to assign houses to a housing authority for leasing as opposed to managing the project in-house, clarification requested as to what will happen to the tenants on termination of the 5 year lease if they are not in a position to purchase the property at that stage, clarification requested as to what other alternative options were available to the Council.  Councillor Murphy proposed that the Housing Strategic Policy Committee carry out a review of all options available to the Council for provision of housing and report back to the Council.  She also referred to the Incremental Purchase Scheme and requested that a briefing note be prepared for the information of members.  Councillor S Doyle seconded Councillor Murphy’s proposal. 

Mr Minnock referred to a briefing note dated 9 June 2010 setting out details in relation to the proposal to lease unsold affordable houses to a housing authority, which had been circulated for the information of the members.  He also replied to supplementary questions raised by the members.  Mr Minnock agreed to prepare a briefing note for the members in relation to the Incremental Purchase Scheme and also to incorporate other issues requiring follow up as a result of the recent Information Session for Councillors. 
 

25 The Close, Hazelhatch, Celbridge
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 25 The Close, Hazelhatch, Celbridge, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

2 The Court, Hazelhatch, Celbridge
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 2 The Court, Hazelhatch, Celbridge, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

6 The Court, Hazelhatch, Celbridge
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act, 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 6 The Court, Hazelhatch, Celbridge, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act, 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

2 The Green, Hazelhatch, Celbridge
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act, 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 2 The Green, Hazelhatch, Celbridge, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

8 The Court, Hazelhatch, Celbridge
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 8 The Court, Hazelhatch, Celbridge, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

9 The Court, Hazelhatch, Celbridge
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 9 The Court, Hazelhatch, Celbridge, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act, 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

10 The Court, Hazelhatch, Celbridge
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 10 The Court, Hazelhatch, Celbridge, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

12 The Court, Hazelhatch, Celbridge
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 12 The Court, Hazelhatch, Celbridge, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

13 The Court, Hazelhatch, Celbridge
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 2 The Court, Hazelhatch, Celbridge, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

14 The Court, Hazelhatch, Celbridge
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 14 The Court, Hazelhatch, Celbridge, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

15 The Court, Hazelhatch, Celbridge
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 15 The Court, Hazelhatch, Celbridge, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

 
36 Chambers Park, Kilcock
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 36 Chambers Park, Kilcock, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

131 Brayton Park, Kilcock
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 131 Brayton Park, Kilcock, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

142 Brayton Park, Kilcock
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 142 Brayton Park, Kilcock, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

162 Brayton Park, Kilcock
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 162 Brayton Park, Kilcock, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

167 Brayton Park, Kilcock
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 167 Brayton Park, Kilcock, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

171 Brayton Park, Kilcock
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 171 Brayton Park, Kilcock, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

173 Brayton Park, Kilcock
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 173 Brayton Park, Kilcock, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

174 Brayton Park, Kilcock
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 174 Brayton Park, Kilcock, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

175 Brayton Park, Kilcock
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 175 Brayton Park, Kilcock, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

177 Brayton Park, Kilcock
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 177 Brayton Park, Kilcock, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

26 Lerr Road, Castledermot
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 26 Lerr Road, Castledermot, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

28 Lerr Road, Castledermot
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 28 Lerr Road, Castledermot, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

29 Lerr Road, Castledermot
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 29 Lerr Road, Castledermot, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

31 Lerr Road, Castledermot
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 31 Lerr Road, Castledermot, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

5 The Glebe, Monasterevin
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 5 The Glebe, Monasterevin, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

 
6 The Glebe, Monasterevin
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 6 The Glebe, Monasterevin, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

7 The Glebe, Monasterevin
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 7 The Glebe, Monasterevin, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

8 The Glebe, Monasterevin
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 8 The Glebe, Monasterevin, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

1 Liffey Square East, Sallins
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 1 Liffey Square East, Sallins, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

2 Liffey Square East, Sallins
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 2 Liffey Square East, Sallins, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

3 Liffey Square East, Sallins
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 3 Liffey Square East, Sallins, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

4 Liffey Square East, Sallins
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 4 Liffey Square East, Sallins, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

5 Liffey Square East, Sallins
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 5 Liffey Square East, Sallins, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

6 Liffey Square East, Sallins
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 6 Liffey Square East, Sallins, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

7 Liffey Square East, Sallins
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 7 Liffey Square East, Sallins, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

8 Liffey Square East, Sallins
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 8 Liffey Square East, Sallins, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

9 Liffey Square East, Sallins
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 9 Liffey Square East, Sallins, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

10 Liffey Square East, Sallins
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 10 Liffey Square East, Sallins, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

11 Liffey Square East, Sallins
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 11 Liffey Square East, Sallins, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

12 Liffey Square East, Sallins
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 12 Liffey Square East, Sallins, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

 
13 Liffey Square East, Sallins
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 13 Liffey Square East, Sallins, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

14 Liffey Square East, Sallins
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 14 Liffey Square East, Sallins, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

15 Liffey Square East, Sallins
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 15 Liffey Square East, Sallins, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

16 Liffey Square East, Sallins
The council considered statutory notice dated 20 May 2010 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to lease unsold affordable house at 16 Liffey Square East, Sallins, Co Kildare to Helm Housing Association for a period of 5 years subject to the terms and conditions of Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 and Section 26 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Kelly, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

3/0610
Appointments to Strategic Policy Committees

The council considered report dated 21 May 2010 from the administrator regarding nominations to strategic policy committees from the Environmental Pillar as follows:

Water and Environmental Ms Fiona Tutty, 29 Hunterswood, Sallins
Services    
Community and Culture  Ms Tríona Muldoon, 19 The Close, Curragh Grange
      Newbridge

Councillor Murphy stated that she had received correspondence from the Environmental Pillar raising concerns that they were receiving nominations to SPC’s at the expense of the Community and Voluntary Forum.  She asked if it was possible to review the Scheme during the life of the Council.  The administrator stated that there had been a public consultation exercise undertaken, which included each of the Pillars, prior to adoption of the Council’s Strategic Policy Committee Scheme 2009-2014.  He considered that the issues involved in reviewing the Scheme would be problematic adding that it was open to any of the SPC’s to consult with individuals and groups if it was considered worthwhile. 

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Miley, seconded by Councillor Moore, that the appointments to the Strategic Policy Committees, outlined in report dated 21 May 2010, be agreed.


4/0610
Material Contravention of the Kildare County Development Plan 2005-2011

The council noted that a planning application from Sean O’Shea (register no 09/875) would, if successful, result in a material contravention of the Kildare County Development Plan 2005-2011

The development would consist of retention and completion of a parking area for trailers to the rear of an existing premises at Baltracey, Donadea, Co Kildare.  The development would contravene materially section 6.7.6 - OD1 of the Kildare County   Development Plan 2005-2011 which states: Apart from housing development there are other land uses which may be considered in the rural countryside.  Where an area is not within an identifiable settlement and is not otherwise zoned as part of this development plan or of any of the town development plans the use of such land will be deemed to be primarily agricultural.

The Council also considered a report dated 19 May 2010 from the County Manager, which had been circulated to the members. 

In proposing the material contravention Councillor Weld stated that he lived close to the development and knew both the applicant and the objector.  He stated that he considered it appropriate to propose the material contravention of the County Development Plan to allow this development to proceed given that there were 18 jobs to be protected.  He referred to an accusation which had been made in relation to an alleged meeting that had taken place on site with Mr Lahart, Councillor Griffin and himself and stated that no such meeting had taken place.  Councillor Weld further stated that it may be necessary to consider granting a 10 year permission in this case.

Councillor McEvoy stated that, while the independent members of the Council had concerns about this development, they were willing to support it subject to the inclusion of conditions relating to the reinstatement of boundary ditches between the application site and the objector and dust containment.  Councillor McGinley stated that there were serious issues to be considered in relation to this proposal adding that, were permission to be granted, conditions relating to drainage, boundary ditches and dust should be included.  Councillor L Doyle stated that he was willing to support the material contravention subject to the inclusion of conditions as outlined by previous speakers.  Councillor Griffin seconded the proposal to materially contravene the development plan and stated that this business had been operating prior to the introduction of planning legislation.  Councillor Kelly stated that the issues of concern had been addressed quite well by the applicant and in the planning report. 

Mr Lahart stated that one submission had been received during the four week consultation period adding that this submission had been taken into consideration when evaluating the application.  He advised the members that the conditioning of a planning permission was an Executive function.  In reference to an issue raised by Councillor Weld, Mr Lahart confirmed that no meeting had taken place on site with Councillors Weld and Griffin adding that correspondence had been received from the applicant’s agent confirming this.  In relation to the condition of any planning permission, the Manager advised the members that he would have regard to the proper planning and development of the area, submissions received and also the views expressed by the members.

The Mayor agreed to a two minute adjournment at this stage.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Griffin, with all 24 members present voting in favour, that a decision to grant planning permission be made in this case and that for that purpose the council consent to a material contravention of the Kildare County Development Plan 2005-2011.

 

5/0610
Housing  Report

Mr Minnock presented the housing report setting out the current position in relation to the social housing investment programme, including housing supply allocations, housing improvement allocations and the vacant house report.  He confirmed that funding had been allocated which would allow works to start in St Patrick’s Park, Rathangan and a schedule of works was being agreed.  The members raised a number of issues including concerns in relation to the new leasing scheme being introduced by Government, operation of the Incremental Purchase Scheme, standards applying to houses taken into the RAS Scheme and vacant units.  Additional funding allocation for housing aid for the elderly, mobility aids and housing adaptation grants were welcomed.  Mr Minnock replied to the questions raised, adding that he would prepare a briefing note for members in relation to the Incremental Purchase Scheme together with other issues requiring further clarification following the recent Information Session.

Resolved that the report be noted.


6/0610
Mid-East Homelessness Action Plan

Mr Minnock referred to the draft Mid-East Homelessness Action Plan which had been circulated to the members.  He advised the members that Kildare is the lead authority for the Mid-East region.  He stated that this document will be before the members at the June Council meeting for adoption.


7/0610
Annual Financial Statement for Financial Year ended 31 December 2008

Ms Sweeney presented the Annual Financial Statement for financial year ended 31 December 2008 to the members.  She outlined the procedure and referred, in particular, to paragraph 1.1 of the report which confirmed that it is an unqualified audit opinion.  She replied to questions raised by the members in relation to the Council’s overdraft, collection rates and register of lands.

Ms Sweeney referred to the Non-Principal Private Residence scheme and confirmed that penalties for non-payment will arise from 1 July 2010.

Resolved that the report be noted.


8/0610
Mayor’s Business

The Mayor reminded the members that the annual meeting will be held at 2pm on 25 June 2010 and that a memorial service for deceased members and staff will be held on the afternoon of 24 June 2010.

Councillor Lawlor stated that it had come to his attention that some River Basin Management Plans, where addendums had been added by a local authority, had been referred to the Attorney General for comment.  He requested clarification as to whether the River Basin Management Plans adopted by this Council were affected.  Mr Boland advised the members that a caveat was added in the adoption of the Eastern Region River Basin Management Plan, but not the South Eastern Region Plan.  He understood that certain caveats would not invalidate a Plan and no amendment was proposed to the Plan when adopted by the Council.  He added that the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government has until 30 June 2010 to make any further amendments if required.


9/0610
Correspondence

The council noted receipt of the following correspondence:

• Letter from the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills in reply to our correspondence requesting the introduction of an independent appeals process for Special Education decisions.

The members were dissatisfied with the response received and requested that a further letter be sent to the Minister highlighting the fact that they are requesting the introduction of an independent appeals process.

• Letter from the People of the Year Awards requesting submission of nominations by 15 June 2010.  Noted.


10/0610
Conferences

The administrator confirmed that the following list of upcoming Conferences had been considered by the Group Leaders in the Chamber and found to be suitable for attendance:

17 June 2010

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

“Bioenergy 2010”

Carlton Hotel, Tralee, Co Kerry

Approximate cost per delegate: €800

Nomination : Councillor Michael Nolan, Councillor Francis Browne, Councillor Martin Miley

 

24-25 June 2010

Teagasc Agri-Environment Policy Conference

“A Climate for Change”

Mansion House, Dublin 2

Approximate cost per delegate:  €550

Nomination : No Nomination Received

 

25-27 June 2010

Elected Members Training Services

“Wind and Solar Energy”

County Arms Hotel and Leisure Club, Moorepark, Birr, Co Offaly

Approximate cost per delegate: €500

Nomination : No Nomination Received

Councillor Griffin informed the members that he had received notice of the LAMA Conference.  He asked all members who have not yet become members of LAMA to consider payment of their membership as soon as possible.


11/0610
Shortwood, Kilkeaskin and Ladycastle Group Water Schemes

The council considered the following motion from the Clane Area Committee:
To consider taking in charge of the Shortwood, Kilkeaskin and Ladycastle Group Water Schemes.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Langan, that the Shortwood, Kilkeaskin and Ladycastle Group Water Schemes be taken in charge.


12/0610
Landenstown Water Scheme

The council considered the following motion from the Naas Area Committee:
To consider taking in charge of the Landenstown Group Water Scheme.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor Langan, that the Landenstown Group Water Scheme be taken in charge.

13/0610
Housing Schemes and Commercial Developments

The council considered the following motion in the name of Councillor Moore:
That a survey be completed by Kildare County Council on all “Permission Granted” Development Schemes (a) Housing and (b) Commercial, to establish the stages of (1) work completion, (2) levies outstanding and (3) levies lost to the Planning Authority.

The administrator read a report from the Planning Department outlining works currently being undertaken by the Building Control Section which will involve the assessment of all residential estates not yet in charge to establish the number of units completed, quantity and cost of works required to complete the estate, value and type of bond provided and the expiry date of bank bonds.  This review will not include estates in Naas and Athy urban areas or commercial developments.  The results of the review currently being undertaken will determine whether levies are outstanding to the Council.  If following inspection it is found that development has not commenced levies will not be owing to the Council i.e. they are not lost.

In welcoming the report Councillor Moore stated that reports from other local authorities indicated that they were more advanced than Kildare in their review of this issue.  Councillor Miley raised concerns in relation to people who owe development levies for one-off houses who are now in financial difficulties and asked that as much leniency as possible be taken in this matter.  Councillor O’Louhglin stated that some commercial enterprises were also in financial difficulty and, in such instances, jobs may be in jeopardy.  While she appreciated that development levies must be paid she asked that the Planning Department support such businesses as much as possible in their efforts to pay outstanding levies.  Councillor Murphy requested that a report be prepared detailing the amount of levies outstanding for commercial developments.  The Manager confirmed that this report had been done and he would arrange for it to be made available to the Council.

Resolved that the report be noted and that report relating to outstanding development levies for commercial enterprises be circulated to the members.


14/0610
Housing Information Seminar

The council considered the following motion in the name of Councillor Moore:
That in view of Kildare County Council’s failure to deliver on a promised Information Seminar, that a Housing Consultant be engaged from another Authority to make a presentation to all Kildare Local Authority members on new Government Guidelines and instructions in the provision of houses.

Councillor Moore acknowledged that the Information Seminar had taken place, however, he considered that a lot of time had been spent on the Incremental Purchase Scheme.  He asked that a briefing document be circulated to the members setting out the relevant points in relation to this scheme.

Resolved that the report be noted.


15/0610
Litter Fines

The council considered the following motion in the name of Councillor Lawlor:
With regard to the litter fines:
(a)  How much was collected in 2008 and 2009 in fines
(b)  How much is outstanding in fines for 2008 and 2009.

The administrator read a report from the Environment Department dated 25 May 2010 outlining the position in relation to litter fines collected and outstanding for 2008 and 2009. 

Councillor Lawlor welcomed the report but requested confirmation of the monetary value of outstanding fines for 2008 and 2009.  Councillor O’Donnell referred to an incident of dumping on the Curragh.  He understood that the vehicles involved were registered outside the State and, as a result, it would not be possible to following up a prosecution. 

Resolved that the report be noted and that a further report be sought setting out the monetary value of outstanding fines for 2008 and 2009.


16/0610
Report on Designed Landscape of Castletown, Celbridge and
Adjacent Demesnes


The council considered the following motion in the name of Councillor Murphy:
We arrange to hold the July meeting of Kildare County Council in Castletown House in Celbridge.   We further arrange a briefing by Dr John Olley and or Dr Finola O’Kane
Crimmins, from the School of Architecture UCD on the report they provided to Kildare County Council “Designed Landscape of Castletown, Celbridge and Adjacent Demesnes”.  

The administrator read a report from the Planning Department advising the members that a portion of the lands in question are the subject of a current planning application and recommending that caution be exercised in dealing with this issue, avoiding any direct or indirect references to the subject matter of the application.  The report further advises that it may be prudent to postpone the presentation until the planning application is determined.  Policy relating to demesne lands and walled estates will be determined by the Council as part of the legislative framework governing adoption of the County Development Plan and it is suggested that the Council should avoid consideration of planning policy outside this framework.  The administrator added that a meeting can be arranged at any location in the county, subject to the agreement of the Council.

In response to the report Councillor Murphy stated that she was not aware of any current planning application before the Council, however, there were two appeals with An Bord Pleanala.  She added that the report carried out by UCD was very good and worthy of further consideration, particularly in relation to increasing tourist interest in Castletown.  Councillor Griffin requested that, in advance of any presentation, the report referred to in the motion be circulated to each member for consideration.

Mr Lahart agreed that the report would be made available to the members.  He stated that this report was a reference document for the County Development Plan and suggested that the correct forum for consideration of the report would be as part of the County Development Plan review.

Councillor Murphy proposed the motion and the proposal was seconded by Councillor McEvoy.  Councillor Weld proposed that the members exercise caution and take the advice of the Executive in this matter.  This proposal was seconded by Councillor Griffin.

Resolved with 3 members in favour and 16 members against to reject the motion to hold the July meeting of Kildare County Council in Castletown House in Celbridge and to arrange a briefing by Dr John Olley and or Dr Finola O’Kane Crimmins, from the School of Architecture UCD on the report they provided to Kildare County Council “Designed Landscape of Castletown, Celbridge and Adjacent Demesnes”.  


17/0610
Staffing Levels


The council considered the following motion in the name of Councillor Murphy:
We seek a report on the staffing levels of Kildare County Council as of 31 March 2010 and how that relates to the same period in 2009 and 2008.   How many staff members are still employed on temporary contracts.  How Kildare compares to other local authorities.    Are there mechanisms within the embargo where some recruitment where particular gaps arise?

The administrator read a report from the Human Resources Department dated 17 May 2010 setting out the position regarding wholetime equivalent employees, excluding retained firefighters, as at 31st March for 2008, 2009 and 2010.  The report also refers to a response to a recent Parliamentary Question which includes comparison figures for 2008 and 2009. 

Councillor Murphy noted the report, however, she stated that the response to the Parliamentary Question would vary were figures relating to town councils' throughout the country included.  She added that counties that have developed in recent years seem to have the lowest number of staff per capita.  She suggested a relaxation of the embargo for some counties.  She stated that services can only be adequately provided if people and systems are available to implement them. 

The administrator stated that staff workloads are constantly being reviewed and staff have been flexible and cooperative in ensuring provision of services.  The Manager added that local authorities have lost more than their fair share of staff pro rata to other public service bodies.  He stated that a lot of new initiatives and cost saving measures had been introduced through Partnership and significant savings have been achieved as a result.

Resolved that the report be noted.


  18/0610
Refuse Service


The council considered the following motion in the name of Councillor Griffin:
Now that we are half way through the financial year it is timely that the executive provides council with the advantages and disadvantages of discontinuing with the refuse service as presently operated by Kildare County Council.

Councillor Griffin noted a report from the administrator advising that a report on this matter is currently being prepared and will be before the members for consideration at their July meeting.  He requested that the report issue with the agenda for the July meeting.

Resolved that the report on the refuse service be circulated with the agenda for the July meeting.


19/0610
Non-Principal Private Residence


The council considered the following motion in the name of Councillor Griffin:
How many houses on the RAS scheme owned by developers/property companies are paying the Non Residential Property Tax to council.

The administrator read a report from the Finance Department dated 13 May 2010 stating that under the Local Government (Charges) Act 2009, where a landlord and a local authority have a signed contract in place under the Rental Accommodation Scheme for a property, on the liability date i.e. 31 July 2009 and 31 March 2010, and each subsequent year, the property is exempt from the NPPR charge.

Councillor Griffin stated that it had come to his attention that companies were being formed in order that landlords could avoid paying the NPPR tax.  He added that this practice identified a flaw in the legislation, resulting in unequal treatment of second home owners.

Resolved that the report be noted.


20/0610
Register of Individuals with Disabilities


The council considered the following motion in the name of Councillor O’Donnell:
That the members of Kildare County Council recognize that a thorough register of individuals with disabilities in the county would greatly assist in the preparation of policies in this area and that it would also help to ensure the focused delivery of support.  Furthermore, the members call for such a register to be prepared as a matter of urgency and request that the Council work with other state and voluntary agencies to begin the process of preparing such a register.

The administrator reported that given the diversity of disabilities, the extent of understanding and expertise necessary to deal with them even in such apparently simple matters as registration, the significant resources required to ensure that registration is accurate and up to date, the potential consequences of error in recording the particulars in individual cases, and the constraints on the Council’s resources at the present time, it would not be practicable to embark on the venture proposed in the motion.  The report noted that there are other public, disciplinary and voluntary bodies which have roles that might be more suited to taking on the issue of registration.  The councillor is correct in his observation that a register would assist the preparation of policies and the delivery of services; but it would be essential for such an initiative to be informed by agreement as to standards and thresholds and also by accuracy in assessment based, in many cases, on professional diagnosis or reliable certification. The resources for this first and most important step are not available to the council.

Councillor O’Donnell outlined the background to his reason for putting forward this motion, referring to a recent meeting of concerned parents of disabled children.  One of their main areas of concern is the lack of an overarching body to assist them and to target appropriate supports.  He understood the issue outlined in the report in relation to the lack of resources, but suggested that the Council could play a role in bringing together the relevant agencies who can assist. 

Councillor Callaghan referred to a data protection issue which would preclude a local authority from setting up a register, as suggested, as access to sensitive and private medical information would be required.  He added that there are already two registers maintained by the HSE.  Councillor Murphy proposed that the matter be referred to the County Development Board who may be in a position to consider this matter further.

Resolved that the matter be referred to the County Development Board for further consideration.


21/0610
Mechanisms to Advise of Changes to Local Infrastructure


The council considered the following motion in the name of Councillor O’Donnell:
That Kildare County Council review the mechanisms used to advise residents and businesses of major changes to local infrastructure (e.g. water supply).

Councillor O’Donnell noted reports from the Water Services and ICT Departments which had been circulated to the members  He referred to a recent flyer which had been circulated in the Kildare area relating to changes in water supply.  He said that the flyer was very good, but may be overlooked by residents when delivered with other material.  He appreciated the references to twitter and facebook in the report and encouraged the Council to maximise its ability to get information out to the public.

The administrator stated that this matter would be kept under review on a continuous basis and that any comments from the members will be considered.  He added that there are systems in place which allow members of the public to make enquiries of the Council and also means for the Council to provide information to the public. 


22/0610
Higher Education Grant Scheme 2010/11


The administrator referred to the Higher Education Grant Scheme 2010/11 which had been circulated to the members.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor McGinley, seconded by Councillor Heydon, that the Higher Education Grant Scheme 2010/11 be adopted.


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The meeting concluded.