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Minutes of Monthly Meeting
held at 2.00 p.m. on Monday, 18 October 2010 at
Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co Kildare

Members Present:Councillor B Weld (Mayor); Councillors F Browne, K Byrne, S Doyle, S Griffin, M Heydon, P Kennedy, P Kelly,

S Langan, A Lawlor, P MacNamara, J McGinley, S Moore, C Murphy, M Nolan and C Purcell.

Apologies:             Councillors W Callaghan, R Daly, L Doyle, P McEvoy, M Miley, T O’Donnell, F O’Loughlin, D Scully and

M Wall.

 Also Present:       Mr M Malone, County Manager, Mr J Lahart (Director of Services), Mr T Hunter McGowan (Head of Finance),

C Talbot (Meetings Administrator) and other officials.




The meeting was chaired by the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Anthony Lawlor.  He thanked the members for agreeing to deal with statutory business at today’s meeting and to adjourn remaining items to a reconvened meeting of the Council on Tuesday, 26 October 2010.  This is to accommodate members attending the official opening, by the Minister for Education and Skills, Mary Coughlan TD, of new education facilities in both Athy and Naas.



Confirmation of Minutes


The council considered the minutes of the monthly meeting held on 27 September 2010, together with the progress report.

 Councillor McGinley requested that the name of the Admissions Officer from NUI Maynooth be amended to Mr John McGinnity.

 Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Nolan, seconded by Councillor Langan, that the minutes of the monthly meeting held on 27 September 2010 be confirmed and taken as read, subject to the amendment outlined above.




Committee Minutes


The Council considered the committee minutes which had been circulated with the agenda.


Athy Area – 19 July 2010

Celbridge Area – 16 July 2010

Kildare – 21 July 2010 

Naas – 20 July 2010


Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Griffin, seconded by Councillor Moore, that the minutes be noted.




Disposal of Land


1.233 ha. at Newtown, Kill

Councillor MacNamara asked that this item go back to the Naas area committee for consideration prior to being further considered by the full Council.  At the suggestion of the Deputy Mayor it was agreed that this matter would be discussed at the Naas area meeting on 19 October 2010 and would be considered further by the full Council at the adjourned meeting on 26 October 2010.




Overdraft accommodation


Resolved on the proposal of Councillor S Doyle, seconded by Councillor Kennedy, that sanction be sought for an overdraft accommodation in the sum of €5 million for the year ending 31 December 2011, as recommended.




Budget Meeting


Mr Hunter McGowan advised the members that it was proposed to hold a briefing meeting in relation to the Budget for 2011 on Friday, 3 December 2010.  A time of 2.00 pm was suggested.  It is proposed to hold the Budget meeting on 6 December 2010.  The suggested dates and time are subject to confirmation by full Council at the adjourned meeting on 26 October 2010. 





Manager’s Business


The administrator informed the members that it is intended to list an item for consideration at the adjourned meeting on 26 October 2010 in relation to the Local Improvement Schemes for 2010.  This was agreed by the members.






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:


30 October 2010

Community Alert 25th Anniversary Conference

Garda College, Templemore, Co Tipperary

Approximate cost per delegate: € 300



12 - 14 November  2010

Radon a Hidden Killer

Manor West Hotel, Tralee, Co Kerry

Approximate cost per delegate: €800

Nominees: Councillor O' Loughlin 


19 - 21 November  2010

Council Budgets 2011

Silver Tassle Hotel, Letterkenny, Co Donegal

Approximate cost per delegate: €750



19 - 21 November 2010

Exploring Options for the Unemployed

Carlton Atlantic Coast Hotel, Waterford

Approximate cost per delegate: € 800

 Nominees : Councillor O'Loughlin, Councillor Miley


At this stage, it was agreed on the proposal of Councillor Kennedy, seconded by Councillor Moore, that the members would reconvene on Tuesday, 26 October 2010 at 2.00 p.m. to deal with the remaining items on the agenda and the meeting was adjourned. 


The administrator informed the members that the briefing session on the County Development Plan would now be held on Tuesday, 26 October 2010 at 3.30 pm, after the Council meeting.