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February Monthly Meeting

28/02/2022 15:00 - Council Chamber

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23 February 2022



To:    The Cathaoirleach and Members of Westmeath County Council

A Chathaoirligh agus a Chomhaltaí

I should be obliged if you would arrange to attend the February Monthly Meeting of Westmeath County Council, to be held on Monday next, 28 February 2022 at 3.00 pm in the Council Chamber, Áras an Chontae, Mullingar by Hybrid Meeting to consider the items set out on the Agenda hereunder.

Mise, le Meas,


_____________________
Anne Galvin,
Meetings Administrator.

                                                                                      CLÁR



1.    Roll Call and Declaration of Interest at Meetings


2.    Miontuairiscí


(i)    To approve the minutes of the January Monthly meeting of Westmeath County Council held by video conference on Monday, 24 January 2022 at 3:00 p.m.

Minutes of January 2022 Meeting of Westmeath County Council

(ii)    To approve the minutes of the Finance Committee Meeting of Westmeath County Council held by video conference on Monday, 24 January 2022 at 2:00 p.m.

Minutes of Finance Committee Meeting 24.01.2022

(iii)    To note the minutes of CPG meeting of Westmeath County Council held by teleconference, on Wednesday, 19 January 2022 at 8.30 a.m.

minutes of CPG Meeting January 2022

(iv)    To note the minutes of the Municipal District Mullingar-Kinnegad meeting of Westmeath County Council held in the Executive Lounge, Áras an Chontae, Mullingar and by video conference (hybrid meeting) on Monday, 10 January 2022 at 2:00 p.m.

Minutes of MKMD January Meeting 10.01.2022

(v)    To note the minutes of the Municipal District Athlone-Moate meeting of Westmeath County Council held in Civic Centre, Church Street, Athlone and by video conference (hybrid meeting)  on Monday, 10 January 2022 at 2.00 p.m.

Minutes of AMMD January Meeting 10.01.2022

(vi)    To note the minutes of the Economic Development, Enterprise and Tourism Strategic Policy Committee meeting held in Council Chambers and via Microsoft Teams on Wednesday, 24 November 2021.

Minutes Economic SPC 24 November 2021

(vii)    To note the minutes of the Environment, Climate Action, Water and Emergency Services Strategic Policy Committee meeting held on Friday, 19 November 2021 at 11 a.m. by Video Conferencing.

Minutes of Environment, Climate Action, Water & Emergency Svs. SPC 19.11.2021


3.    Management Report

Monthly Management Report - January 2022


4.    Chief Executive Orders

5.    Disposal of Land/Property

(i)    Proposed licence of 0.156 plot at Rathwire to use as car park for further period of 1 year in accordance with the terms of Section 183 Notice of the Local Government Act 2001 circulated within the specified period.

S183-Proposed licence of 0.156 plot at Rathwire

(ii)    Proposed disposal of circa 30 acres at Macetown, Cloghan, Mullingar in accordance with the terms of Section 183 Notice of the Local Government Act 2001 circulated within the specified period.

C.E. Cover Letter - Prop. disposal of 30 acres at Macetown Cloghan

S183-Prop. disposal of circa 30 acres at Macetown, Cloghan

Sales Map Macetown-A3L

(iii)    Proposed disposal of Plot at Blyry Business Park, Athlone in accordance with the terms of Section 183 Notice of the Local Government Act 2001 circulated within the specified period.

C.E. Cover Letter - Proposed rectification of tltle at Blyry Business Park, Athl

S183-Proposed disposal of Plot at Blyry Business Park

(iv)    Proposed substitute extended lease at Higginstown, Killucan in accordance with the terms of Section 183 Notice of the Local Government Act 2001 circulated within the specified period.

CE Letter re extend lease at Higginstown Killucan

S183 - Raharney United Soccer Club

(v)    Proposed land Disposal at Clonbrusk, Athlone in accordance with the terms of Section 183 Notice of the Local Government Act 2001 circulated within the specified period.

CE Report to Council Section 183 - land swap at Clonbrusk Athlone

S183 - Proposed land disposal at Clonbrusk Athlone

108-JC-001-Land Transfer map_01.02.22

6.    To receive LCDC Annual Report 2021

LCDC Annual Report 2021

7.    Westmeath Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) Membership
Three vacancies have arisen in Westmeath LCDC. In accordance with (Section 128C(3)(b)) of the Local Government Act 2001, the nominees shall be appointed to the Committee, without omission or addition, by resolution of the local authority. Nominations have been received from the relevant agencies for filling of the three vacancies as follows:


•    Aisling Coleman, Mullingar Chamber of Commerce
•    Marie Flynn, Department of Social Protection
•    Noel Maguire, Irish Congress of Trade Unions

8.    To receive update on Housing First policy

9.    To consider Draft Supplementary Standing Orders (Local Authority Development)

Draft Part 8 supplementary standing orders cover note to Members

Draft Standing Orders Supplement for Part 8 for CE consideration


10.    Recommendation(s) from Corporate Policy Group
•    That an address of recognition be conferred by Athlone Moate Municipal District  on the Athlone Samaritans on their 30th anniversary in Athlone, in recognition of their work, as resolved by the Members of the Municipal District of Athlone-Moate at their February monthly meeting.

•    That an in-committee briefing for  the Elected Members be held on Monday 7th March 2022 at 10am, by hybrid meeting, re. Chief Executive’s Report on proposed Westmeath County Council Development [File Ref. LA(M)-127] – Extension to existing cycle route at Levington, Mullingar, and upgrading and extension of existing carpark at entrance to Scragh Bog.

•    That the March Meeting of Westmeath County Council  be re-scheduled from Monday 28th March 2022 to Monday 21st March 2022.   

11.    To receive reports and recommendations from SPC Chairpersons:

(i)    To receive report and recommendation from the Chairman of the  Economic, Enterprise and Tourism SPC re:
 a.    Amendments to Shopfront Enhancement Scheme
 b.    Projects under Economic Development and Promotion Fund

(ii)    To receive report and recommendation from the Chairman of the Housing Community Corporate and Culture SPC re:
 a.    Cathaoirleach Awards and Community Grants 2022
 b.    Correspondence to Minister re. income thresholds for Social Housing and Housing Assistance Supports (HAP) schemes.

12.    Motions
 Cllr John Dolan:

“That Westmeath County Council writes to MEP Ciaran Cuffe (Green Party) to ask him to fully withdraw the contents of his correspondence to the major banks in Ireland, where he asks them not to loan money to young farmers in order to allow the expansion of the dairy herd, and ask him to apologise for his actions”

13.    Correspondence


26/01/2022: .  Letter from  Minister Stephen Donnelly  acknowledging receipt of WCC letter re   fast tracking children with spina bifida/hydrocephalus for surgical review as a matter of urgency

15/02/2022 :  Response from Regional Health Forum Dublin Mid Leinster with regard to Council motion re  the number of children with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus currently requiring urgent Orthopedics intervention.     

14.    Aon Gnó Eile