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AMD May Monthly Meeting

02/05/2017 15:00 - Athlone Chambers

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ATHLONE MUNICIPAL DISTRICT

                                                      

                                                                                                                             Civic Centre,

                                                                                                                             Church Street

                                                                                                                             Athlone

 

26th April 2017

 

 

To Mayor & Each Member:

 

 

 

A Chara,

 

You are requested to attend the May Monthly Meeting of Athlone Municipal District which will be held in the Civic Centre, Church Street, Athlone at 3.00p.m. Tuesday, 2nd May 2017.

 

AGENDA

 

  1. Votes of congratulations/sympathy.

 

  1. To approve the Minutes of April Monthly Meeting held on 3rd April 2017.

 

  1. To approve the Minutes of in-committee meeting held on 7th April

 

  1. To approve the Minutes of in-committee meeting held on 18th April

 

  1. Matters arising.

 

  1. To note outline programme for Church St Enhancement

 

  1. To receive presentation on Town and Village Renewal Programme 2017

 

  1. To receive update on Cycleway Bridge across the River Shannon in Athlone

 

  1. To agree a date for the Civic Address of Recognition for Moate Ballad Group

 

  1. To reschedule June meeting and AGM to 12th June (at 3pm and at 2.30pm).

 

  1. To receive an update 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. T. Farrell:

That Athlone Municipal District carry out a traffic survey at Cornamagh cross as vehicles are having difficulty exiting onto the N55 at peak hours

 

b) Cllr. T. Farrell:

That the hill of Knockcasta be included in all heritage trails and Failte Ireland brochures due to its proximity to the cycleway and its links to the Hill of Uisneach

 

c) Cllr. T. Farrell:

That Athlone Municipal District writes to the Minister of Agriculture to change the forestry regulations to include that residences in the vicinity be notified before permission is granted for planting. 

 

d) Cllr J.Dolan:

That this Municipal District discusses the provision of funding for the various house adaptation grants for 2017 in this district.

 

e) Cllr J.Dolan:

That this Municipal District requests a change to the income limits for eligibility to apply for inclusion for social housing.

 

f) Cllr J.Dolan:

That this Municipal District includes road number L53024-0 in the roads program.

 

g) Cllr.F.Keena

That this Municipal District carry out a report on the Athlone Town Walls similar to the one that was carried out for Athlone Castle

 

h). Cllr.F.Keena

That this Municipal District surfaces the back lane between Clonbrock Court and the Greenway

 

i). Cllr.F.Keena

That this Municipal District provide a section of footpath along the Hall Road, Moate from the Dublin road to link up with the existing footpath on the Hall Road.

 

j) Cllr .A. O’Rourke:

For the Cathaoirleach Awards to be held in Athlone in 2018.

 

k) Cllr .A. O’Rourke:

For this Municipal District to start investing in modern and practical, motorised street cleaning equipment.

 

l) Cllr .A. O’Rourke:

For this Municipal District to introduce a safer pedestrian crossing solution at Ankers Bower around Behan's shop particularly for school children crossing from Behan's to Croghan's side of the road which involves crossing two roads off a roundabout

 

m) Cllr. P. Hogan:

That this Municipal District consider the provision of a bus car park on the parcel of land south of Scoil Na gCeithre Maistri and north of the greenway.

 

n) Cllr. P. Hogan:

That this Municipal District provide extension of community garden at John Paul Park, as previously agreed.

 

o) Cllr.M.O’Brien

That Athlone Municipal District carries out immediate footpath repairs on Athlone Road in Moate in the interest of pedestrian health and safety.

 

p) Cllr.M.O’Brien

That Athlone Municipal District provides a full report regarding the current position of housing estates that are ready to be taken in charge by the council.

 

q) Cllr.M.O’Brien

That Athlone Municipal District write to the Minister for Finance asking him to widen the standard income tax band in order to help hard pressed lower and middle income earners.

 

r) Cllr.A.McManus:

That this Municipal district provides paint hopscotch/ games along the greenway

 

s) Cllr.A.McManus:

That this municipal district provide for a designated set down area outside the Main Post Office on Pearse St. 

 

t) Cllr.A.McManus:

That this Municipal District write to Irish water requesting an  update on the current proposal for the south Westmeath water scheme, specifically with regard to the proposed capacity of the new water treatment plant for Athlone

 

 

 

  1. AOB

 

 

Mise le meas,

 

 

 

Pat Keating

District Manager

Athlone Municipal District

pkeating@westmeathcoco.ie

09064 42152