Woodlawn Phase V
Old Chapel Wood
Old Chapel Grove
The Streams (Extention)
Two Mile House
Old Abbey Manor (Liffey Lodge)
Millfield Manor – Final Phase
Montane – Rickardstown
The Plains Estate
White Abbey Court
Ros Glas Avenue
Mount Rice Park
Old Mill Race
Old Grange Wood
Moore Abbey Court
Red Hills Park
Nurney – Cois Caislean
Yellow Lough Park
Cnoc na Greine
Cnoc na Greine Woods
Mill Stream Court
Carrighill Lower (Phase 1 & Phase 2)
Cluain An Iarla
St. John’s, Castledermot
My second motion at yesterday’s (11th Dec) MD meeting; “That the council clarify any role or function the council has in relation to Monasterevin Council Hall including but not limited to, and where relevant, the administration, funding, terms of funding, oversight or management of the hall.
Report issued by: Mr D McDermott, Administrative Officer, Economic, Community and Cultural Development: “This is a council owned facility. A committee was setup in 2011 comprising of local volunteers to take on the day to day running of the community hall and to build a clientele for the facility. The Council has a caretaker’s agreement with the committee. The current committee has called an AGM for 8:30pm on the 12 December 2019 to see if new volunteers can be co-opted onto the committee. Monasterevin Community hall was awarded a community grant of €1200 in 2018 for the upgrade of kitchen facilities and boiler.
My second question at yesterday’s (11th Dec) MD meeting; ‘Can the council provide a detailed list of all projects to which funding was allocated to in the entire current district from LPT and payparking income for the last 5 years in a user friendly format highlighting the amount allocated, where funding was or was not drawn down, any difficulties getting invoices/receipts, and the geographical spread of LPT/Payparking across the district and include a column detailing the
amount of other council grants or funds awarded to the same projects?
Report issued by Ms K Keane, Administrative Officer, Members Services: “A list in the format requested is not readily available and would require significant resource time, however information related to LPT and payparking allocations for 2018 and 2019 is published on the council website. Each year and following members approval, all unspent LPT monies are carried over to the following year. The geographical spread of LPT/Payparking spend is as per what the members have approved each year. Note: All payparking monies are allocated to roads projects only.
A detailed report in relation to the 2019 LPT allocation and grants awarded/unspent monies has been prepared in relation to item 3 on this month’s agenda. The adoption of the LPT Guidelines in September requires the Municipal District Manager to provide a cumulative quarterly report, for noting, on the status of LPT for the municipal district, which should assist the members going forward.
My first question at yesterday’s (11th Dec) MD meeting, ‘Can the council provide reassurance for residents regarding what consideration it has given to and how it intends to manage traffic around and between Scoil Bhríde in Kilcullen, the route to the playground and sports amenity carpark behind the school and the traffic coming through from the link road, Cnoc na Gréine and Castlemartin (to include a map of the proposed/draft traffic management plan) in light of the allocation of monies in the capital programme for the link road in Kilcullen?
Report: A report will be given at the meeting.
My first motion at yesterday’s (11th December) MD meeting; ‘That the council allocate the unspent 2019 LPT allocation of €236,000 to Building and Development Control to expedite the work required to bring estates not yet taken in charge around the Kildare-Newbridge Municipal District area or at least bringing them closer to the taking in charge standard, detailing ball-park figures for estates that might benefit were the fund is allocated in such a way’.
Report issued by: Ms C Barrett, Chief Fire Officer, Building and Development Control: This is a matter for the members to agree. The Development Control Section sent an e-mail to all members of the Kildare-Newbridge Municipal District asking them to consider allocating LPT money to this Section to assist with the Taking in Charge process. The following estates and estimated costings were suggested in that mail and these estates would be the ones that we would try to progress should the members agree to this motion:
- Walshestown Abbey, Newbridge. This is a medium sized development where an investment of €15,000 should be sufficient to address the remaining issues to get the estate to the Taking in Charge standard.
- Beechmount, Newbridge is a small development that would require an investment in the region of €10,000 to progress to Taking in Charge
- White Abbey Court in Kildare is also a small development that would require in the region of €10,000 to progress the estate to the required standard.
Millfield is a large development with apartments and houses. It is more complex than the other developments above and would require funding over 2-3 years to resolve the retaining wall issue. The Development Control Section are in the process of getting quotes for this work at the moment. Millfield also has a Management Company in place for the whole development and this company would have to be reduced to cover just the apartments before the estate could be taken in charge. A request to take the estate in charge has not yet been received.
My second motion at this months; “That the council provide a progress report and clarify its role in relation to ongoing noxious weeds issue on the Old Magee Barracks site which is continuing to infringe on residential property in the area causing harm to residents and their property.
Report issued By: Mr L Dunne, Senior Executive Officer, Water Services and Environment : This is not an issue for the Environment Department. Under the Noxious Weeds Act, 1936, it is an offence for the owner/occupier of lands not to prevent the growth and spread of noxious weeds. The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is the agency responsible for the enforcement of the Act. Persons wishing to report a location at which Noxious Weeds are present, can do so by completing a report form and submit to the Department of Agriculture, Food And the Marine via the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Report issued By: Ms B Loughlin, Heritage Officer : The control of Invasive Species on private land is a matter for the owner and not Kildare County Council.
My first motion at this months (20th Nov) MD meeting; “That the council write to the Chief Superintendent on behalf of the municipal district members asking for consideration of a dedicated Community Policing Unit and a dedicated Drugs Unit for Newbridge given the current restructuring of An Garda Síochána divisions and the opportunity this offers.
Report issued by: Ms K Keane, Meetings Administrator : This is a matter for the members to agree on.
My second question at this months (20th Nov) MD meeting; “Can the council provide a detailed progress report and schedule for engagement with residents and business owners in and around Athgarvan following the award of funding from the Town and Village Renewal Scheme in Oct 2018 and the subsequent engagement of a Health Check consultant in August 2018?
Here is the report issued by: Ms M Hunt, Senior Executive Officer, Economic Community and Cultural Development : Brady Shipman Martin have been engaged (this appointment took place in 2019 rather than 2018) to carry out a healthcheck/ urban design analysis of Athgarvan and develop an associated Town Renewal Plan. Once desktop research and surveys have been completed, public consultation workshops will commence. The members will be advised in advance of the commencement of the public consultation.
My first question at this months (20th Nov) MD meeting; “Can the council provide a progress report on the assessment and implementation of public lighting projects in the municipal district outlining; their current status on the Kildare Lighting Infrastructure Programme, where funding is likely to come from, and how many have been submitted for consideration in budget 2020?”
Here is the report issued by: Ms E Wright, Senior Executive Officer, Roads, Transportation and Public Safety Section: A Kildare Lighting Priority Scheme (KLIPS) report was issued to all members in October 2019 detailing all new lighting installations which have been progressed in 2018/19 in the county. The report also include details of requests that are awaiting assessment and identifies requests where public lighting will not be installed. Public Lighting installations are funded directly from the Public Lighting budget, however, if members wished to provide additional funding from LPT to progress a specific project, this can be discussed and accommodated. The identified project would have to be either an upgrade of existing infrastructure or a project approved under KLIPS criteria.
Public Lighting is currently working to complete the projects funded in 2018/19 and has not assessed any projects for 2020.
Ragwort (Senecio Jacobea) is also known as ragweed, buachalán and buachalán buidhe. It is a common weed of Irish pastures and thrives on a wide range of soils, but competes best on lighter free draining soils where fertility is reasonably high and grazing not intensive. Full report in link below;