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December Monthly Meeting

18/12/2023 15:00 - Council Chamber

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 14 December 2023

 

 

 

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 December Monthly Meeting of Westmeath County Council, to be held on Monday next, 18 December 2023, at 3 p.m. in the Council Chamber, Áras an Chontae, Mullingar by Hybrid Meeting to consider the items set out on the Agenda hereunder.

 

Mise, le Meas,

 

 

_____________________

Mary Goldsberry,

Meetings Administrator.

 

CLÁR

1.                   Roll Call and Declaration of Interest at Meetings

 

2.                   Miontuairiscí

(i)                 To approve the minutes of the November Monthly Meeting of Westmeath County Council held by Hybrid Meeting in the Council Chamber, Áras an Chontae, Mullingar on Monday, 27th November 2023 at 6.00 p.m. on the rising of the      Statutory Budget Meeting.

 Minutes of the November Monthly Meeting of WCC 27.11.23

 

(ii)               To note the minutes of CPG meeting of Westmeath County Council held by teleconference, on Wednesday, 22nd November 2023 at 8.30 a.m.

Minutes of November CPG Meeting 22.11.2023

 

(iii)             To note the minutes of the meeting of the Municipal District Members for the Municipal District of Mullingar-Kinnegad held in the Council Chamber, Áras an Chontae, Mullingar onMonday, 13th November 2023 at 2.00 p.m.

Minutes of MKMD November Meeting 13.11.2023

(iv)             To note the minutes of the meeting of the Municipal District Members for the Municipal District of Athlone-Moate held in the Council Chamber, Civic Offices, Athlone onMonday, 6th November 2023 at 2.00 p.m.

Minutes of the AMMD November Meeting 06.11.23

 

(v)               To note the minutes of the Economic Development, Enterprise and Tourism Strategic Policy Committee Meeting held as hybrid meeting on 15th September 2023.

 Minutes of Economic, Enterprise and Tourism SPC 15.09.2023

 

(vi)             To note the minutes of the Planning and Transportation Strategic Policy Committee Meeting held in the Council Chamber, Mullingar on 19th May 2023.

 Minutes Planning and Transportation SPC Meeting 19.05.23

(vii)            To note the minutes of the Environment, Climate Action, Water and Emergency Services Strategic Policy Committee Meeting, held in the Council Chamber, Mullingar on 19th October 2023.

 Minutes of Environment Climate Action Water and Emergency Services SPC Meeting 1

 

3.                   Management Report

Monthly Management Report - November 2023

 

4.                   Chief Executive Orders

 

5.                   Disposal of Land/Property

 

(i)                  Proposed disposal of 0.608-acre site at Castletown Village, near Finea,  in accordance with the terms of Section 183 Notice of the Local Government Act 2001 circulated within the specified period. 

CE Letter to Members re Site No 4 Castletown Village, near Finea

Section 183 Notice Disposal Site No. 4 Castletown Village, near Finea

Map Site 4 Castletown Village, near Finea

 

(ii)                Proposed disposal of circa 1.09-acre plot at Macetown, Cloughan, Mullingar in accordance with the terms of Section 183 Notice of the Local Government Act 2001 circulated within the specified period.

CE Letter to Members re Site at Macetown Cloughan

Section 183 Notice Disposal of Site at Macetown Co Westmeath to Pearse Corroon

Map Site at Macetown Co Westmeath

 

(iii)              Proposed disposal of 0.026 acres at Altown, Athlone, in accordance with the terms of Section 183 Notice of the Local Government Act 2001 circulated within the specified period.

CE letter Altown Athlone estate of Hugh Connor

Section 183 Altown Athlone to the estate of Mr Hugh Connor

Map 0.026 acre segment at Altown, Athlone S183.

 

6.                   To consider Chief Executive’s Report on Part 8 Planning in respect of Westmeath Local Authority Development: Carn Park Bog Amenity Scheme, Baylin, Athlone - File ref: LA(A)04 2023.

 Part 8 Carn Park Cover Letter Dec 2023

CE letter to Members Part 8 Carn Park Trail File Ref LA(A)-4-2023

 

7.                   To consider and approve County Westmeath Heritage Plan

Heritage Plan Cover Letter

Report on Draft Heritage Plan WCC December 2023

Draft Heritage Plan 2024-2030

 

8.                   To receive a presentation on Heritage Funding Schemes

Presentation on Heritage Plan and funding streams Dec 23

 

9.                   To receive a presentation from Amy O’Connor, EU Just Transition Fund Tourism Activator

EU Just Transition Fund Tourism Activator Presentation  

 

10.               Motions:

Cllr Hazel Smyth:

 “That Westmeath County Council restrict and limit the erection of election posters to certain designated locations only within Westmeath; more specifically, certain areas within the towns and villages in Westmeath only.” 

 

11.               Recommendation(s) from Corporate Policy Group

To consider resolution passed by Mullingar Kinnegad Municipal District, at their December 2023 Meeting, to consider hosting an address of recognition for John Donohue on winning a gold medal at the World Boxing Championships.

 

12.               To receive reports and recommendations from SPC Chairpersons:

Report from Cllr John Shaw, Chair, Economic Enterprise and Tourism SPC re. Funding Proposals for Business Promotion Fund

  1. Castletown Geoghegan Community Group, Business and Community Group Showcase  - €500
  2. Athlone Chamber, Turning on the Lights Event  - €750
  3. Destination Athlone, Retail Marketing Promotion - €10,000
  4. ATIM Cluster, Dreambig - €10,000 per year for three years

 Funding Proposals for Business Promotion Fund December 2023

13.               Correspondence

 

14.               Aon Gnó Eile