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KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL Corporate Plan 2015-2019 Municipal Districts The introduction of the Local Government Reform Act 2014 and the roll out of the Governments reform agenda Putting People First has introduced an important new dynamic to local government Municipal Districts. The abolition of town councils Athy Naas Leixlip and Newbridge during 2014 and increased membership of the county council brought about the establishment of municipal districts. Kildare County Council has 40 members elected to five municipal districts as follows Athy - 6 members Celbridge-Leixlip - 7 members Kildare-Newbridge - 9 members Maynooth - 9 members Naas - 9 members Democratic Mandate and Policy Making 4 While some reserved functions of members remain to be carried out at full council the Local Government Reform Act 2014 has significantly enhanced the role of elected members at municipal district level. Functions carried out by municipal district members do not require ratification by full council. Each year a draft budgetary plan will be prepared for each municipal district which will subsequently be adopted as part of the overall budget for the local authority. On an annual basis each municipal district must agree a schedule of works for the coming year.