Council members appointed to various groups and committees
The 32 members of Wicklow County Council took what was supposed to be a 15 minute recess to decide on who would be the chairs of various committees, after an hour, they returned to settle those positions and membership of groups.
The Cathaoirlaigh for strategic policy committees were nominated and agreed initially.
Cllr Gerry Walsh for Economic Development and Enterprise, for the initial two and a half period, followed by Cllr Tom Fortune for the second term.
Community, Cultural and Social Development committee chair will be Cllr Gail Dunne for the first period and
Cllr Vincent Blake for the second.
Cllr John Snell was nominated as Cathaoirleach of the Housing and Corporate Estate SPC.
For Transport, Water and Emergency Services, Derek Mitchell for the first period, followed by Cllr Pat Fitzgerald.
Cllr Sylvester Bourke will be chair of Planning and Environment for the first period, followed by Edward Timmins for the second.
Cllr Jennifer Whitmore will be chair of the climate action and biodiversity SPC for two and a half years, followed by Cllr Steven Matthews for two and a half years.
The members of the Corporate Policy Group were then established - the group includes the Cathaoirleach, chairs of each SPC, and in this case the Cathaoirlaigh of Bray and Baltinglass after their Municipal District AGMs have taken place.
The appointment of members to the JPC was deferred to the municipal districts.
Cllr Avril Cronin, Cllr Steven Matthews and Cllr Gerry Walsh were appointed to the East Midlands Regional Assembly.
Cllr Aoife Flynn Kennedy, Cllr Gerry O’Neill, Cllr Patsy Glennon and Cllr Joe Behan were appointed to the Regional Health Forum.
Appointments to the Local Traveller Accommodation Consultative Committee were deferred to the municipal districts, as one is required from each district.
Cllr Pat Kennedy, Cllr Dermot O’Brien, Cllr Pier Leonard and Cllr Melanie Corrigan were appointed to the Local Community Development Committee.
The appointment of three members - one from Greystones and two from Bray - to Bray Area Partnership, was deferred to municipal district AGMs.
Cllr Avril Cronin, Cllr Paul O’Brien and Cllr John Mullen were nominated for the County Wicklow Partnership.
Finalisation was deferred for clarification as there are currently only two vacancies.
Cllr Gail Dunne and Cllr Mary Kavanagh were appointed to Wicklow Enterprise Park.
Cllr Mags Crean, Cllr Melanie Corrigan and Cllr Steven Matthews were appointed to Mermaid Arts Centre.
Cllr Paul O’Brien, Cllr Anne Ferris, Cllr Derek Mitchell, Cllr Vincent Blake, Cllr Lourda Scott, Cllr Tom Fortune, Cllr Pat Kavanagh, Cllr Gerry Walsh, Cllr John Mullen, Cllr Grace McManus, Cllr Pier Leonard and Cllr Pat Fitzgerald were all appointed to the standing orders committee.
Cllr Gail Dunne, Cllr Rory O’Connor and Cllr Shay Cullen were appointed to the Association of Irish Local Government.
Cllr Vincent Blake was appointed to the Local Authorities Members Association.
East Coast Regional Drugs Task Force members will be selected in the Arklow, Greystones and Wicklow districts.
Cllr Gerry O’Neill was selected to attend the annual meeting of Irish Public Bodies.
One member from each district will be selected at their own AGMs for Wicklow County Tourism, and an appointment to Bray Tourism was deferred also.
Cllr Pier Leonard was appointed to Music Generation.
Cllr John Mullen, Cllr Pier Leonard and Cllr Edward Timmins were appointed to the local committee to oversee the rural water programme.
Three members from Bray and three from Greystones will be appointed locally to the cliff walk management plan sub committee. Two from Bray will be appointed to the harbour development committee, and three to the Bray swimming pool committee.
An appointment to the Ballynagran Community Liaison Committee was deferred to Wicklow Municipal District.
Cllr Paul O’Brien and Cllr Gerry Walsh were appointed to Wicklow Local Sports Partnership.
Cllr Patsy Glennon, Cllr Tom Fortune, Cllr Paul O’Brien, Cllr Lourda Scott and Cllr Anne Ferris were appointed to the KWETB.
Cllr Steven Matthews.