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First Annual Meeting of Westmeath County Council

07/06/2019 14:30 - Council Chamber

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31st May 2019.

 

 

To:      The Cathaoirleach & Members of Westmeath County Council

 

 

 

A Chathaoirleach agus a Chomhaltaí,

 

You are requested to attend the first Annual Meeting of the recently elected Westmeath County Council Members, to be held on Friday next, 7th June 2019 at 2.30pm in the Council Chambers, Áras an Chontae, Mullingar to consider the items set out on the Agenda hereunder.

 

 

 

Mise, le Meas,

 

 

__________________

Anne Galvin

Meetings Administrator

 

 

 

 

CLÁR

1.      Declaration of Result of Election and roll call of names of persons duly elected to Westmeath County Council

 

2.      Election of Cathaoirleach

 

3.      Election of Leas Cathaoirleach

 

4.      Strategic Policy Committees

To appoint 4 Members to be Chairpersons designate of the 4 no. Strategic Policy Committees to be formed in accordance with the S.P.C. Scheme.

(Procedures under Schedule 10 of the Local Government Act 2001 apply – see attached)

 

5.      Westmeath Local Community Development Committee

To nominate 3 Members to the Westmeath LCDC.

(Procedures under Schedule 10 of the Local Government Act 2001 apply – see attached)

 

6.      Finance Committee

To resolve that the Council as a whole shall form itself into a Finance Committee.  All Members of the Council to meet as appropriate to consider the financial management of the Council.

 

7.      County Westmeath Joint Policing Committee

To appoint 13 Members to County Westmeath Joint Policing Committee. 

(Procedures under Schedule 10 of the Local Government Act 2001 apply – see attached)

 

8.      Local Traveller Consultative Committee

To appoint 2 Members to the Local Traveller Consultative Committee. 

(Procedures under Schedule 10 of the Local Government Act 2001 apply – see attached)

 

 9.      Westmeath Heritage Forum

To appoint a Chairman to the Westmeath Heritage Forum. (Majority voting applies)

 

10.  Westmeath County Council Road Safety Working Together Committee

To appoint 2 Members to Westmeath County Council Road Safety Working Together Committee. (Procedures under Schedule 10 of the Local Government Act 2001 apply – see attached)11.

 

11.  Midlands Region Joint Homelessness Consultative Forum

To nominate one Member to theMidlands Region Joint Homelessness Consultative Forum. (Majority voting applies)

 

12.  Association of Irish Local Government

To appoint 3 Members to the Association of Irish Local Government.

(Procedures under Schedule 10 of the Local Government Act 2001 apply – see attached)

 

 13.  The Local Authority Members Association

To appoint 1 Member to the Local Authority Members Association.

(Majority voting applies)

 

14.  Irish Public Bodies Mutual Insurance Limited

To appoint a representative to attend the Annual Meeting of the Irish Public Bodies Mutual Insurance Limited. (Majority voting applies)

 

15.  Eastern and Midland Regional Assembly

To appoint 2 Members to the Eastern and Midland Regional Assembly.

 (Procedures under Schedule 10 of the Local Government Act 2001 apply – see attached)

 

16.  Longford and Westmeath Education and Training Board

To appoint 8 Members toLongford and Westmeath Education and Training Board. (As per S.I. 142 of 2019 - Education and Training Boards ACT 2013 (Local Authority Members) Regulations 2019). (Procedures under Schedule 10 of the Local Government Act 2001 apply – see attached)

 

17.  Dublin – Mid Leinster Regional Health Forum

To appoint 3 Members to Dublin-Mid Leinster Regional Health Forum. 

(Procedures under Schedule 10 of the Local Government Act 2001 apply – see attached)

 

18.  Mullingar Arts Centre CLG

To appoint 4 Directors to Mullingar Arts Centre CLG.

(Procedures under Schedule 10 of the Local Government Act 2001 apply – see attached)

 

19.  Belvedere House and Gardens Committee

To appoint 3 Members to the Belvedere House and Gardens Committee.

(Procedures under Schedule 10 of the Local Government Act 2001 apply – see attached)

 

20.  Athlone Arts and Tourism Ltd

To appoint 2 Members as Directors to Athlone Arts and Tourism Ltd. 

(Procedures under Schedule 10 of the Local Government Act 2001 apply – see attached)

 

21.  Athlone Regional Sports Centre Ltd

To appoint 2 Members as Directors to Athlone Regional Sports Centre Ltd. 

(Procedures under Schedule 10 of the Local Government Act 2001 apply – see attached)

 

22.  Dean Crowe Theatre Trust

To nominate 1 Member to the Dean Crowe Theatre Trust (Athlone).

(Majority voting applies)

 

23.  Local Rural Water Monitoring Committee

To appoint 3 Members to the Local Rural Water Monitoring Committee.

(Procedures under Schedule 10 of the Local Government Act 2001 apply – see attached)

 

24.  Midland Regional Drugs and Alcohol Taskforce

To appoint 1 Member to Midland Regional Drugs and AlcoholTaskforce. (Majority voting applies)

 

25.  Longford Westmeath Community Transport CLG

To nominate one Member to the Board of Longford Westmeath Community Transport CLG. (Majority voting applies)

 

26.  Tender opening procedures

To consider the nomination of Members to be present at the opening of Tenders as per procedures.

 

27.  Fixing of first Annual Municipal District Meetings

The fixing of the day/s for the first Annual meetings of the Athlone-Moate Municipal District Members and the Mullingar-Kinnegad Municipal District Members to be held on:

 

  • Friday, 14th June 2019 at 3.00 p.m.

                        or

  • Monday 17th June 2019 at 3.00 p.m.

 

 

28.  To confirm Council Meeting dates for the remainder of 2019 (see attached)

 Council and CPG Monthly Meeting Schedule June to Dec 2019

 

29.  To review Standing Orders of Westmeath County Council

It is proposed that any reference in the Standing Orders of the Council to Athlone Municipal District and Mullingar Municipal District be amended to refer to Athlone-Moate Municipal District and Mullingar-Kinnegad Municipal District respectively.(see attached)

 Standing Orders of Westmeath County Council approved July 2014

 

30.  Training

 

(a)   To approve the attendance of all Elected Members of Westmeath County Council at local induction training to take place on Monday, 24th June 2019 at 11.30 a.m. in Áras an Chontae, Mullingar, Co Westmeath.

 

(b)  That Westmeath County Council nominates all Elected Members of the Local Authority to attend the training seminar being organised by the Association of Irish Local Government for Elected Members to take place on 11th July 2019.

 

 31.  To undertake any other business proper to an Annual Meeting.

 

 

N.B.

Enclosed is a copy of Paragraph 18 and 19 of Schedule 10 of the Local Government Act 2001 which relates to appointments to Committees.

 Paragraph 18 & 19 of Schedule 10 of the Local Government Act 2001