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February Monthly Meeting

26/02/2018 15:00 - Council Chamber

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 21st February 2018.

 

To:      The Cathaoirleach and Members of Westmeath County Council

 

A Cathaoirleach agus Comhaltaí,

 

I should be obliged if you would arrange to attend the February Monthly Meeting of Westmeath County Council, to be held on Monday next, 26th February 2018 at 3.00pm in Council Chamber, Áras an Chontae, Mullingar to consider the items set out on the Agenda hereunder

Mise, le Meas,

 

_____________________

Billy Coughlan

Meetings Administrator

 

 

CLÁR

 1.                  Miontuairiscí

 

(i)                To approve the minutes of the January Monthly meeting of Westmeath County Council held in Council Chambers, Áras an Chontae on Monday, 29th January 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Minutes of January Council Meeting 29th Jan 2018

(ii)              To approve the minutes of the Finance Committee Meeting of Westmeath County Council held on Monday, 29th January 2018 at 2.00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Áras an Chontae, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.

 Minutes of Finance Committee Meeting 29 01 2018 _2_

(iii)           To note the minutes of CPG meeting of Westmeath County Council held in the Board Room, Áras an Chontae, Mullingar on Wednesday, 24th January 2018 at 8.30 a.m.

 approved Minutes of CPG Meeting 24th January 2018

(iv)            To note the minutes of Mullingar Municipal District meeting of Westmeath County Council held in Council Chambers, Áras an Chontae, Mullingar on Monday, 15th January 2018 at 2.00pm.

MMD Minutes January 2018

(v)              To note the minutes of the Athlone Municipal District Meeting held in Civic Centre, Church Street, Athlone on Monday, 8th January 2018 at 3.00 p.m.

 AMD Minutes January 2018

(vi)            To note the minutes of the Housing, Community, Corporate and Cultural Strategic Policy Committee meeting held on 18th September 2017 at 11:00 am in the Executive Lounge, County Buildings, Mullingar.

 Signed Adopted Minute of Housing SPC Meeting 18 Sep 2017

 

2.                  Management Report

 Monthly Management Report - January 2018

 

3.                  Chief Executive Orders

 

4.                  Disposal of Land/Property

 

(i)                 Proposed disposal of surplus lands to Gordon Johnston, in accordance with the terms of Section 183 Notice of the Local Government Act 2001 circulated within the specified period.

CE letter re proposed disposal of surplus lands to Gordon Johnston

Section 183 re Proposed disposal of surplus lands to G Johnston

 

(ii)              Proposed 5 year licence of former Moate Fire Station to Moate Tidy Towns, in accordance with the terms of Section 183 Notice of the Local Government Act 2001 circulated within the specified period.

 Section 183 re Proposed 5 year licence of former Moate Fire Station to Moate Tid

 

5.                  To approve  the Chief Executive’s Report on the proposed Variation to Westmeath County Development Plan 2014-2020 in respect of Housing land at Castlepollard

Ltr to Members re Proposed Variation No 3 to WCDP 2014-2020 - lands at Water S

 

6.                  To approve the Chief Executive’s Report on the proposed Variation to Athlone Town Development Plan 2014-2020 in respect of Housing land at Athlone

ltr to members Variation to Co Dev Plan - lands at Arcadia

 

7.                  To consider the Chief Executive’s Report on Part 8 Planning for Farran Housing Development

Ltr to Members re Part 8 Planning proposed dev at Farren  

 

8.                  To receive Audit Committee Report on the Annual Financial Statement and Audit Report for 2016

S60 report LG Audit Committee - 2016

 

9.                  To receive Audit Committee Annual Report for 2017

 Westmeath County Council Audit Committee Annual Report 2017

 

10.              To consider and adopt Audit Committee Annual Work Programme 2018

 Westmeath County Council Audit Committee Annual Work Programme 2018

 

11.              (a)  To approve revised constitution of Mullingar Integrated Arts Centre CLG

Mullingar Arts Centre CLG Constitution

 

     (b)       To approve that the Board of Mullingar Integrated Arts Centre CLG are required to provide to Westmeath County Council not later than the 15th of March in each year, the Financial Accounts relating to the previous financial year to enable it to comply with the Code of Practice and Accounting Regulations applicable to Local Authorities.

 

12.              To approve Westmeath Cultural and Creativity Strategy 2018-2022

 CreativeIrelandPlanDraftFeb20-2018

 

13.              To consider  Westmeath Local Community Development Committee Annual Report 2017

Westmeath LCDC Annual Report 2017

 

14.              Motions:

 

            Cllr. Clarke:

"That Westmeath County Council calls on the Minister for the Environment to introduce a full moratorium on industrial Windfarm developments until such time as the new Wind Energy Guidelines are issued"

Cllr. Dollard:

“That Westmeath County Council calls on the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government to increase the income threshold guidelines for Social Housing Provision qualification.”

Cllr. Farrell:

“That Westmeath County Council would lead the process of setting up an Economic Forum for the county involving all of the relevant agencies including both Mullingar and Athlone Chambers of  Commerce with the objective of securing the economic development of all of the county of Westmeath. In the main, that we work together as team Westmeath for the good of the whole county.”

 

15.              Recommendation(s) from Corporate Policy Group

 

      • Amended Irish Water Schedule 2018

 Proposed Member's Meeting 2018 Irish Water

      • To award a civic address of welcome for the World Canal Conference

 

      • To hold a special public meeting to discuss the National Planning Framework

 

16.              To receive reports and recommendations from SPC Chairpersons

 

      • To approve Local Improvement Scheme 2018

Local Improvement Scheme 2018

 

17.              Correspondence

 

18.              Aon Gnó Eile

      • Circular letter LG01/2018