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March Monthly Meeting

25/03/2019 15:00 - Council Chamber

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20th March 2019.





To:      The Cathaoirleach and Members of Westmeath County Council


A Cathaoirleach agus Comhaltaí,


I should be obliged if you would arrange to attend the March Monthly Meeting of Westmeath County Council, to be held on Monday next, 25th March 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





1.                  Miontuairiscí


(i)                To approve the minutes of the February Monthly Meeting of Westmeath County Council held in Council Chambers, Áras an Chontae, Mullingar on Monday, 25th February 2019 at 3:00 pm.

 Minutes of February Monthly Meeting of WMCC 25th February 2019


(ii)              To note the minutes of CPG meeting of Westmeath County Council held in the Board Room, Áras an Chontae, Mullingar on Wednesday, 20th February 2019 at 8.30 a.m.

 Minutes of CPG Meeting 20th February 2019


(iii)           To note the minutes of Mullingar Municipal District meeting of Westmeath County Council held in Council Chambers, Áras an Chontae, Mullingar on Monday, 11th February 2019 at 2.00 p.m.

 MMD Minutes February 2019


(iv)            To note the minutes of the Athlone Municipal District meeting held in Civic Centre, Church Street, Athlone on Monday, 4th February 2019 at 3:00 pm.

 AMD Minutes February 2019


2.                  Management Report

 Monthly Management Report - February 2019


3.                  Chief Executive Orders


4.                  Disposal of Land/Property


5.                  To consider Chief Executive’s report in respect of the Draft Westmeath Polling Scheme 2019

 C Ex report to Members re Polling Scheme 2019


6.                  To consider Section 85 agreement between Westmeath County Council and Meath County Council in respect of Kinnegad Playground

 C.E. Cover letter - S85 Agreement between Westmeath CoCo and Meath CoCo

 Westmeath Co Council land in Meath(map)


7.                  To consider Westmeath Local Community Development Committee Annual Report 2018

 LCDC Annual Report 2018 _2_


8.                  (a)        To note Westmeath County Council Annual Financial Statement 2018

 2018 AFS Unaudited

 (b)       To approve additional net expenditure in excess of Budget as are set out in note 16(b) on page 27 of the Annual Financial Statement 2018 in accordance with section 104(7) of the Local Government Act 2001 (As amended)


9.                  To approve the 2019 Roads Programme in respect of public roads  

 2019 WCC Roadworks Programme

2019 Athlone Municipal District Roads Programme

 2019 Mullingar Municipal District Roads Programme


10.              To note Local Improvement Scheme (LIS) update in respect of private roads


11.              To consider report on Public Lighting Maintenance


12.       (a)  To consider deferral of publication of notices to review the Mullingar   Local Area Plan and to extend the duration of the current Mullingar Local Area Plan for a further period not exceeding 5 years

 MLAP Extension Item 1 bk

(b)  To consider the opinion of the Chief Executive  under Section 19(1)(e)(ii) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) in respect of the decision to extend the period of the Mullingar Local Area Plan 2014-2020 (MLAP)

MLAP Extension Item 2 bk

MLAP Ext CE Opinion


13.              Motions:


  • Cllr. Johnnie Penrose:


“That Westmeath County Council, in view of the damage that spiralling insurance costs are causing to community groups, voluntary organisations, charities and small business, calls on the Government to accelerate its insurance reform programme. In particular, Westmeath County calls on the Government to immediately establish a distinct Insurance Fraud Unit within an Garda Síochána, establish an interim Judicial Council which will address excessive awards made in our courts and insist on greater transparency in relation to claims and premiums from Irish insurers”.


 14.              Recommendation(s) from Corporate Policy Group


15.              To receive reports and recommendations from SPC Chairpersons


16.              Correspondence:


  • Acknowledgement  letter from Mr. Eoghan Murphy, T.D. Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government re Irish Water (re water supply in Westmeath)
  • Reminder to Members in relation to Annual Ethics Declarations


17.               Aon Gnó Eile