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AMD October 2016 Monthly Meeting

03/10/2016 15:00 - Athlone Chambers

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ATHLONE MUNICIPAL DISTRICT

                                                      

                                                                                                                     Civic Centre,

                                                                                                                     Church Street

                                                                                                                     Athlone

 

28th September 2016

 

 

To Mayor & Each Member:

 

A Chara,

 

You are requested to attend the October Monthly Meeting of Athlone Municipal District which will be held in the Civic Centre, Church Street, Athlone at 3.00p.m. Monday, 3rd October 2016.

 

AGENDA

 

  1. Votes of congratulations/sympathy.

 

  1. To approve the Minutes of September Monthly Meeting held on 12th September 2016.

          AMD Minutes Sept 12th 2016

 

  1. To approve the Minutes of Special Meeting held on 15th September 2016.

          AMD Mins Sept 15th 2016

  1. Matters arising.

 

  1. To consider Report on Speed Limits for Housing Estates.

 

  1. To consider Draft Control of Parking Byelaws for Main Street, Moate.

          Cover Note Draft Bye Laws Moate

         Draft Bye Laws Moate

 

  1. To receive a Report on Cycleway Fencing between Garrycastle and Whitegates.

 

  1. To receive a Report on public consultation re commemorating persons associated with the 1916 Easter Rising.

 

  1. To receive a Report on the budgetary implications of free car parking days in public car parks in Athlone.

          Budgetary implications of free parking

  1. Consider submission to OPW re Shannon River Basin Flood Risk Management Plan.

          Cover note OPW Submission

         Draft OPW Submission

  1. To receive a Report on Service Delivery in Athlone Municipal District.

 

  1. To receive a Report on the Acquisition of Lands for the Railway Field Road.

 

  1. Questions: The answers to questions raised will be circulated to each Member.

 

  1. Correspondence.

 

  1. Motions:

a)   Cllr. F. Keena:

“That this Municipal District provides an appropriate pedestrian crossing on the old Dublin Road near the entrance to Valleycourt in the interest of public safety”

b)  Cllr. F. Keena:

“That this Municipal District carries out a once off  lowering of the internal hedge in Hillcourt following a written request from their Residents Association”

c)  Cllr. F. Keena:

“That Athlone Municipal District provides a section of footpath in Garrycastle from the egress to the Garrycastle GAA Club eastwards to meet up with an existing footpath”

d)  Cllr. J. Dolan:

“That this Municipal District asks Westmeath County Council to ensure that the minimum residents grants for 2017 is €250”

e)  Cllr. J. Dolan:

“That this Municipal District extends the footpath from Ard Grainne to the GAA pitch and installs a pedestrian crossing at the pitch”

f)  Cllr. J. Dolan:

“That this Municipal District CPO the old shop in Castledaly”

g)  Cllr. M. O’Brien:

“That Athlone Municipal District installs a railing along the footpath outside Athlone Mixed National School in Arcadia, in the interest of public safety”

h)  Cllr. M. O’Brien:

“That Athlone Municipal District tar and line the R444 Road at Boggagh, Moate”

i)  Cllr. M. O’Brien:

“That Athlone Municipal District plant trees at the Greenway access point at Tullywood”

j)  Cllr. P. Hogan:

“That Athlone Municipal District informs the Members of whether any changes will be made to the library services in the area for the coming year”

k)  Cllr. P. Hogan:

“That Athlone Municipal District provides parking bays for the residents of Mount Carmel Drive, Moate”

l)  Cllr. P. Hogan:

“That Athlone Municipal District provides a wheelchair accessible seesaw at the Burgess Park playground”

m)   Cllr. A. O’Rourke:

“For Westmeath County Council to set aside a special maintenance fund in our 2017 budget to deal with wear, tear and general repair of our OAP housing stock”


n)    Cllr. A. O’Rourke:

“For Westmeath County Council to employ a County Architect to assist in the development of our Towns and County.  A creative professional with an eye to the future, pushing the boundaries and coming up with initiatives that will benefit the County at large” 

o)    Cllr. A. O’Rourke:

“For this Municipal District to make a strong submission to the Commission, soon to meet in relation to the future of Irish Water, and to the Minister with responsibility for Irish Water; to give back responsibility for the day to day maintenance of our water and sewerage services to the Local Authorities” 

p)    Cllr. A. McManus:

“That this Municipal District provides a designated time and space in the Library that facilitates children with ASD”

q)    Cllr. A. McManus:

“That this municipal District put a plan in place to facilitate the future development of Coosan Graveyard”

r)    Cllr. A. McManus:

“That this Municipal District look a plan to solve the litter problem outside the clothing banks around the town” 

s)    Cllr. T. Farrell:

“That Athlone Municipal District considers planting suitable material in appropriate areas to attract bees to create pollen”

t)     Cllr. T. Farrell:

“That Athlone Municipal District looks at creating a spur from the cycleway to the Hill of Uisneach”

u)    Cllr. T. Farrell:

“That Athlone Municipal District to assist Action Age Ireland, considers providing designated parking for the elderly in our public car parks”

 

  1. A.O.B.

 

Mise le meas,

 

Pat Keating

District Manager

Athlone Municipal District

pkeating@westmeathcoco.ie

09064 42152