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KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL

Minutes of Special Meeting

held at 2.00 p.m. on Monday, 14 March 2011 at

Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co Kildare

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

Apologies: Councillor S Doyle

Also Present: Mr Peter Minnock, Deputy County Manager, Messrs E O’Sullivan, J Boland (Directors of Services), A Aspell (Meetings Administrator) and other officials.

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The Mayor began by congratulating Councillor McGinley on his election campaign and welcomed Deputy M Heydon, Deputy A Lawlor and Deputy C Murphy to the public gallery. The Mayor also congratulated Ms Aspell on her appointment as meetings administrator and media representative for Kildare County Council. The administrator thanked the Mayor and members for their good wishes.

1/0311

Filling of Casual Vacancies

The administrator reported that all statutory requirements in regard to filling the vacancies in the membership of the council, arising from the resignation of former Councillors Heydon, Lawlor and Murphy, had been fulfilled. She added that the following people had consented in writing to their names being put forward for co-option to the Council:

Anthony Larkin, 1 Rinawade Green, Rinawade, Leixlip, replacing Deputy Catherine Murphy

Ivan Keatley, Old Kilcullen, Kilcullen replacing Deputy Martin Heydon

Fintan Brett, 5 Johnstown Gardens, Naas replacing Deputy Anthony Lawlor

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Griffin, seconded by Councillor Nolan, that Mr Ivan Keatley be co-opted to the Council.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Griffin, seconded by Councillor Scully, that Mr Fintan Brett be co-opted to the Council.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor McEvoy, seconded by Councillor Kennedy, that Mr Anthony Larkin be co-opted to the Council.

The Mayor, members and Deputy Manager congratulated Councillors Keatley, Brett and Larkin on their appointment. Councillor Keatley took his seat at the invitation of the Mayor and thanked Councillors Griffin and Nolan for proposing and seconding his co-option. Councillor Brett took his seat at the invitation of the Mayor and thanked Councillors Griffin and Scully for proposing and seconding his co-option. Councillor Larkin took his seat at the invitation of the Mayor and thanked Councillors McEvoy and Kennedy for proposing and seconding his co-option.

2/0311

Election of Deputy Mayor

The Mayor invited nominations for the post of Deputy Mayor for the unexpired term of the mayoral year. Councillor Nolan proposed Councillor Griffin for the position of Deputy Mayor and this was seconded by Councillor Scully. As there were no other nominations Councillor Griffin was deemed elected to the post of Deputy Mayor. The Mayor and members congratulated Councillor Griffin on his election as Deputy Mayor for the county for the unexpired term of the mayoral year. Councillor Griffin thanked the members for their support.

 

3/0311

County Development Plan

The members agreed to hold special meetings of the Council on 4 April 2011 at 1.30 p.m. and 7 April 2011 at 10 a.m. to consider the County Development Plan.

The meeting concluded.