Kildare County Council say refurbishment of the Square in Maynooth can only take place in the context of a public realm plan for the town.
The council was asked by Cllr. John McGinley, to use Maynooth's pay parking surplus to fund such a project.
He estimates that sum will be in the region of €200,000.
KCC, in response to his motion, says "This project may be considered by the Public Realm Team"
Such a team has, however, yet to be established.
The local authority notes that its setting-up is "now under consideration at this time, and subject to the agreement and funding support of the five municipal districts
File image: Maynooth town centre.