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AMD September 2016 Monthly Meeting

12/09/2016 14:00 - Athlone Chambers

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                                                                                                                  Civic Centre,

                                                                                                                  Church Street



8th September 2016

To Mayor & Each Member:


A Chara,


You are requested to attend the September Monthly Meeting of Athlone Municipal District which will be held in the Civic Centre, Church Street, Athlone at 2.00p.m. Monday, 12th September 2016.



  1. Votes of congratulations/sympathy.
  1. To approve the Minutes of July Monthly Meeting held on 4th July 2016.
  1. To approve the Minutes of In-Committee Meeting held on 6th July 2016

          AMD In Committee Mins July 16

  1. To approve Minutes of In-Committee meeting held on 5th September 2016.

          AMD In Committee Mins Sept 16

  1. Matters arising.
  1. To receive a Presentation on Church Street Enhancement.
  1. To consider amending Standing Orders to start monthly District Meetings at 3pm.
  1. To note Design Plans for:

          a)      Baylough Safety Improvement Works

          b)      Golden Island/Carrick O’Brien Junction Safety Improvement Works

          c)      Moate Courthouse Plaza Extension


      9. To consider providing free parking in public car parks on Saturday 1st October next.

    10. To consider request for Civic Honours for ONE on 23rd September 2016

    11. Correspondence.

  1. Motions:


     a)   Cllr. T. Farrell:

           “That online payment facilities should be made available for people for all services provided in Athlone eg. traffic fines”

     b)  Cllr. T. Farrell:

          “That the road from the crossroads in Rosemount Village to beyond the   National School be tarred”

     c)  Cllr. T. Farrell:

         “That Athlone Municipal District writes to the Minister for Finance to seek an update on the Insurance Task Force set up within his Department,    together with communicating the concern over the Insurance Sector refusing to insure older vehicles especially for young drivers”

     d)  Cllr. A. McManus & M. O’Brien:

         “That Athlone Municipal District removes the tree stumps and implements footpath improvements at Mayfield Grove, Athlone”

     e)  Cllr. A. McManus:

          “That this Municipal District provides funding to replace the timber fences that are broken down at the back of Ashdale”

      f)  Cllr. A. McManus:

          “That this Municipal District ensures as part of the extension of the cycleway, that fencing at Garrycastle is provided”

      g)  Cllr. M. O’Brien:

           “That Athlone Municipal District use some of the funds available through the rural renewal funding to enhance the aesthetic appeal of the main  thoroughfare in Moate town”

      h)  Cllr. M. O’Brien:

           “The Athlone Municipal District reduce the speed limit to (50kph) in Mount Temple village at the approach to the entrance of Loch Luatha housing  estate from the Glasson side”

      i)  Cllr. A. O’Rourke:

         “For Westmeath County Council and this Municipal District to carry out the necessary repair work to deal with the ongoing flooding problem at   times of heavy rain in Ardbrae Park, Athlone”

      j)  Cllr. A. O’Rourke:

          “For this Municipal District to seek a meeting with Minister Shane Ross and the CIE Chairman with a view to getting a firsthand account of where the “Railway Field) negotiations are at this time and to establish what we need to do to finalise the deal”

      k)  Cllr. A. O’Rourke:

           “For Westmeath County Council to review safety at the new Altown (Garrycastle) Roundabout with a view to slowing traffic approaching from AIT  direction”

      l)  Cllr. F. Keena:

         “That Athlone Municipal District open discussions with Offaly County Council to jointly develop and fund a spur of the greenway from Athlone to Clonmacnoise using Athlone as the hub in providing on street bike rentals. The old Pilgrims Route could be one option for consideration”

    m)  Cllr. F. Keena:

         “That Athlone Municipal District agrees to provide 20% funding from code F030204 (Recreation & Amenity) to the Glasson / Tubberclair Playground Group to support them provide a playground in Tubberclair pending planning permission”

     n)  Cllr. F. Keena:

          “That Athlone Municipal District draws up a proposed plan to develop the No.  1 on the Westside of Athlone into a public amenity park in consultation with local residents”

     o)  Cllr. J. Dolan:

          “That this Municipal District provides a 2 hour restricted parking area in the centre of Moate on a trial basis”

     p)  Cllr. J. Dolan:

          “That this Municipal District requests that Westmeath County Council CPO the O’Neill’s Pub site”

     q)    Cllr. J. Dolan:

           “That this Municipal District replaces the pedestrian lights in Ballinahown with traffic lights”

     r)    Cllr. P. Hogan:

           “That Athlone Municipal District commit to hosting the European People's Festival by 2023”

     s)   Cllr. P. Hogan:

          “That Athlone Municipal District prune dangerous trees on the boundary of Ashley Crescent and Sarsfield Square”

     t)   Cllr. P. Hogan:

          “That Athlone Municipal District inform the Members what is owed to suppliers for Municipal works in the Athlone area and why these payments   are not being paid in a reasonable timeframe”


  1. A.O.B.


Mise le meas,


Gerard McCormack

District Administrator

Athlone Municipal District


Tel. 09064 42113