My second motion at February 17th Municipal District meeting; “That this committee considers the attached guidelines as a starting point for open, transparent, impactful allocation of LPT in the municipal district in the future (see attached). Draft Kildare-Newbridge Guidelines for LPT spending 2017
Report issued by: Mr J Boland, District Manager. There are already guidelines which have only recently been put in place and are considered to be functioning very well in all of the Municipal Districts. These were drawn up by the Finance Committee, were considered by CPG, and approved by Full Council in September 2019. From an overall governance perspective, it would be best to have consistency among all Municipal Districts. There is the further concern that the proposed new guidelines may be unduly onerous in terms of interpretation and subsequent application. In this context, the members will be aware of difficulties and delays in the past in terms of deciding on LPT spend in the past in the case of Kildare Newbridge Municipal District. It is, however, pleasing to note that this is now fully reconciled to date.