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Galway Co. Council Minutes for 16th March 2021

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(The principle item of interest is the Presentation from Iarnród Éireann on the Western Rail Corridor: Financial and Economic Appraisal Report).

Oifig an Rúnaí Áras an Chontae Cnoc na Radharc Gaillimh 16th March 2021

"Chuig Gach Ball Den Chomhairle A chara Iarrtar ort leis seo bheith i láthair ag Cruinniú Míosúil de Chomhairle Chontae na Gaillimhe a thionólfar ar líne via Microsoft Teams Dé Luain an 22 Márta 2021 ag 11.00am.

You are requested to attend an Ordinary Meeting of Galway County Council which will be held online via Microsoft Teams on Monday 22nd March 2021 at 11.00am Mise, le meas, M. Owens Riarthóir Cruinnithe / Meetings Administrator C L Á R 1. Confirmation of Minutes of the following Meeting: Minutes of Monthly Plenary Meeting held on 22nd February 2021. [Report available on the Extranet]

2. Consideration of Reports and Recommendations. Minutes of the Corporate Policy Group Meeting held on 22nd January 2021. [Report available on the Extranet]

3. To consider the Audit Committee 2020 Annual Report under Section 15 Local Government (Audit Committee Regulations 2014). [Report available on the Extranet]

4. To consider the Chief Executives Report on the Proposed Additions and Proposed Deletions to the Record of Protected Structures in the Galway County Development Plan 2015-2021 as per Section 55 of the Planning and Development Act 2000, (as amended). [Report available on the Extranet]

5. Presentation on the National Broadband Plan.

6. Presentation from Iarnród Éireann on the Western Rail Corridor: Financial and Economic Appraisal Report.

7. To consider the Management Report – March 2021 in accordance with Section 136(2) of the Local Government Act 2001 (as amended). [Report to follow]

8. Chief Executive’s Business & Correspondence. [Correspondence available on the Extranet]

9. Cathaoirleach’s Business. C O U N C I L L O R S N O T I C E S O F M O T I O N S O T H E R M O T I O N S R E C E I V E D

10. Cllr. Alastair McKinstry I will propose: “We call on the Executive to do due diligence on the sourcing of rock, sand, gravel and aggregates for roads and construction projects. In doing so, we call on the council to ban any supplier that has been prosecuted for illegal quarrying, or is known to be sourcing material from SACs or SPCs, from being a supplier to the council for 5 years.”

11. Cllr. Joe Byrne I will propose: “The last 12 months has seen increased walking activity in our towns and villages, a very welcome development, and one which we hope will continue. The lack of public lighting on some of our footpaths on the outskirts of towns and villages has been one cause of concern with respect to safety. Currently there is no public funding under our Roads Programme for the provision of new Public Lights. This motion requests that for 2021 and 2022, that the current limit of funding by each Councillor through NOM for 1 Public light per year, be increased to a max of 3 per year to address this issue and let it be one Covid legacy to our communities from local public representatives”.

12. Cllr. James Charity I will propose: "We propose that this Council formally apply to the relevant Department to seek funding for a feasibility study examining the development potential of a cycleway/greenway from Galway City limits to Headford, having regard to routes/loops through the areas of Menlo/Killoughter, Annaghdown/Corrandulla, Luimnagh, Caherlistrane and Headford, noting the requirement for consultation, engagement and agreement with all interested parties throughout, and with the potential for further development onwards to Westport via Ballinrobe in conjunction with Mayo County Council."

13. Votes of Sympathy / Congratulations."

Galway Co. Council (March) Plenary Meeting - http://www.galway.ie/en/services/yourcouncil/meetings/councilmeetings/agendas2021/

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