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Minutes of Parish Council Meeting 11th December 2008

Attendance: 9

Minutes of previous meeting were read

Proposed by: Conal Keeney
Seconded by: Mary Gormley

Councilors in attendance were:

  • Terence Slowey

Mulantyboyle Bridge

Was damaged again but has now been repaired.

Health Centre

The planning application will be in the newspaper in January


The location viewed on the main street was deemed as not suitable but no reasons were given. Terrance is going to check this to see why it’s not suitable


A letter from the Superintendent about the 2009 policing policy was read. It asked for any suggestion on how the policing of the area could be improved. It was said that in recent weeks the call outs by the Garda have been poor with them refusing to deal with some situations when asked.

From Terence Slowey

Sewage Scheme

The consultants will have the plans ready for next April and they will go to the Department in Dublin then. There was a meeting on the capital budget with the Glenties scheme being budgeted for €6,010,000. €4,387,300 of this amount comes from DEHLG Grants and the County Council have to make up the remaining €1,622,700, in the current financial climate this could be very difficult. The Ardara scheme was tendered at €6.5m but the final cost was €10.5m. The point was raised that developers in the area are still being charged fees towards the sewage scheme but are expected to put in their own sewage system.

Social Housing

The social housing scheme of 20 houses that was planned may now be cut back to 8.


Glenties is next to go when money comes available.


There are some lights out in the town and rural areas.


Terrance is still pushing to get the Tullyard road repaired and the Altar road has been brought to his attention.

110kv Line

Planning has been applied for through the Critical Infrastructure Bill. It was originally turned down by An Bord Pleanála before but is now hoped that it’s ok and will be passed. The County Manager can still make a report to An Bord Pleanála if problems arise from the plans. The project is to start mid next year with a 2 year construction schedule and costing €26m. The plan is on display and was in the local newspapers.

Industrial Units

They are waiting on the ESB to finish power connections but should be completed in February.


The next meeting will be 15th January at 9:00pm in the Highlands Hotel


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