Agendas 2007

Agenda of June Ordinary Meeting of Sligo County Council on 11th June 2007


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Sligo County Council
County Hall
Riverside
Sligo

Phone: (071) 9111111

5th June 2007

TO: 

THE CATHAOIRLEACH AND EACH MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL

 

An Ordinary Meeting of Sligo County Council will be held:

ON: 

11th June 2007

 

AT: 

11.00am

 

IN: 

Council Chamber, County Hall, Riverside, Sligo

 


You are requested to attend.

 

Signed
F. Mac Nabb
Meetings Administrator

 

CLÁR

  1. To confirm the minutes of Ordinary meeting of the Council held on the 14th May 2007. (copy attached)
  2. To confirm the minutes of the Ballymote Electoral Area Meeting held on the 26th March 2007.  (copy attached)
  3. “To approve, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001, the disposal of land at Ballintogher, Co. Sligo”.  (previously circulated)
  4. To approve report on Fáilte Ireland Tourism Infrastructure Funding.  (copy attached)
  5. To approve in accordance with Part 8 of the Local Government (Planning and Development) Regulations, 2001, the proposed construction of The Western Distributor Road in the Townlands of Caltragh, Magheraboy, Oakfield/Derrydarragh and Ballydoogan in the Borough of Sligo and County of Sligo between the Caltragh Interchange on the Sligo Inner Relief Road and the Strandhill Road.  (copy attached).
  6. “That pursuant to Section 106 of the Local Government Act, 2001 and subject to the sanction of the Minister of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Sligo County Council hereby authorizes the borrowing of a sum not exceeding €3.25m by way of temporary overdraft for the period to 30th December 2007”.
  7. To Consider Report on Unfinished Housing Estates.  (copy attached)
  8. To nominate a member to the Board of Directors of Sligo Music Festival.

 
ADJOURNED MOTIONS

  1. To consider the following motion as submitted Councillor G. Mullaney

    "To call on Sligo County Council to provide ramps on the road approaching Markree Heights Collooney in the interest of public safety"
  2. To consider the following motion as submitted Councillor G. Mullaney

    "To call on Sligo County Council to provide a yellow box at the boys school in Collooney to prevent parking in the interest of public safety".
  3. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor T. McLoughlin

    "To ask Sligo County Council to review the issue of directional and warning signage in the Strandhill peninsula, to provide information to visitors and to warn motorists of hazards such as horses using roadway in vicinity of riding stables".
  4. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Gormley

    "That this Council calls on the Minister for Social Welfare to extend the 32 County freetravel pass scheme to include people with disabilities".
  5. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor J. McGarry

    "That Sligo County Council provide a full report on all outstanding works to be completed at Kingfort Estate, Ballingtogher and the timeframe for completion of such works".
  6.  To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor J. McGarry

    "That Sligo County Council provide funding for the following improvement works at Coolaney:
    To provide a footpath from the playing field to the playground at Coolaney.
    Upgrading of the Collooney to Coolaney Road.
    Funding fro the provision of a footpath from Coolaney to Rockfield
    Funding for Pedestrian Crossing to the playing field/playground at Coolaney.
  7. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor J. McGarry

    "That Sligo County Council asks the Director of Services, Mr Tom Kilfeather to inform the Council with up-to-date position in relation to negotiations between the Council and representations of Grange Parish Council on the provision of new school and cemetery at Grange".
  8. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Fleming

    "To request that damaged Green and White Bollards be replaced at Junctions off Primary Route N. 17".
  9. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor J. Lundy

    "To ask the Council to extend the sewerage scheme in Aclare across the river to facilitate future development along Road 401, 405 & 406".
  10. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor D. Bree

    “That the Council provide a footpath from the Borough Boundary on the N.16 Manorhamilton road for a distance of two kilometres through the townland of Barroe”.
  11. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor V. Cawley

    “That Sligo County Council request funding from the NRA to provide lighting and footpaths from the roundabout at Abbotts to the housing at Barroe on the Manorhamilton road.  Further that the residents of the area be consulted as part of the application”.
  12. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Baker

    “To ask the County Council to provide extra public lighting at Ballyrush Church”.
  13. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor P. McGrath

    “I will ask Sligo County Council for an update on completion of works in Castlegrove Estate Ballymote”
  14. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor D. Healy McGowan

    “To ask the County Manager for an updated report on the lands zoned on the airport road for sports and recreation”.
  15. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor J. Queenan

    “To ask the County Manager to confirm that Sligo County Council is responsible for the upkeep of lighting at Woodland Crescent and Woodview Drive Estates in Easkey”.
  16. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor J. Queenan

    “To ask the Director of Services for Community and Enterprise what plans have Sligo County Council to develop playing facilities for sporting organisations on Council Property in Dromore West Village”.
  17. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor J. Queenan

    “To ask the Environment Section of Sligo County Council what venues have been nominated for farmers to bring waste plastic in the County”.
  18. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor S. MacManus

    That this Council notes that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asked every council in this state to carry out risk assessments on its public water supplies some time ago. Given that Sligo County Council was one of the councils which did not comply with this request can this council now receive a full report on the following;
    Has a risk assessment in relation to Cryptosporidium been carried out on every public water facility in Co. Sligo?
    What are the results of these assessments, if carried out?
    What steps have been taken to deal with any risks identified, in particular have the high risks identified in the last partial report from the EPA been addressed and have their recommendations been implemented?
  19. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor J. McGarry

    “That Sligo County Council approve a variation to the Carney Mini-Plan to allow lands on the attached map marked Y – Shaded Yellow two and a half acres approx to be rezoned from agricultural to residential lands”.
  20. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor J. McGarry

    “That Sligo County Council indicate where facilities of bottle banks for the purpose of recycling will be located in the Maugheraboy/Kevinsfort areas”.
  21. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor J. McGarry

    “That Sligo County Council move the speed limit signs further west beyond Downes’s House at Ballintogher so as to reduce the speed of traffic on this road and to ask Sligo County Council if any funds are available for the provision of footpaths in Ballintogher”.
  22. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Gormley

    “As a number of consumers in the Knockadoo/Carrowgavneen areas of Coolaney are experiencing poor water pressure when is work to commence on the upgrade of the water supply in the Coolaney/Rockfield Area”?
  23. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor P. McGrath

    “To call on Sligo County Council to provide funding for bringing ESB cables underground at O’Connell Street Ballymote”.
  24. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor P. McGrath

    “To call on the Government to address the problem of manufacturing jobs in this Country and to put a system in place for retention of existing jobs”.
  25. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Gormley

    “To ask the Director of Services what progress has been made with the developer to have Rockfield Manor Estate completed”.
  26. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor I. Fox

    “To ask the Director of Services for roads to seek funding from the NRA to put footpaths and public lighting in place at Barroe in the interest of road safety”.
  27. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor I. Fox

    “To ask the Director of Services for roads for an up to date report on the completion of the surface dressing on Calry Raod 267 and to call on the NRA to provide funding to complete these works”.
  28. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor P. Barry & M. Baker

    “That the terms and conditions of the L.I.S scheme be reviewed as a matter of urgency”.
  29. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor J. Sherlock

    “To ask Sligo County Council to contact Iarnrod Eireann to discuss the possibility of carrying out improvement works on Regional Road 290 at Carraignagat Collooney on approach to Railway Bridge in the interest of public safety”.
  30. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor D. Bree

    “That the Council be provided with a full and comprehensive report including costs, of the decision of the Council management to engage a debt collecting agency, ‘Quantum Corporate Credit Management Consultants’, to collect monies allegedly owing to the Council”.
  31. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor S. Kilgannon

    “That Sligo County Council at its May meeting select from its members four councillors along with officials to meet with the N.R.A to bring forward the start date for the construction of the section of the N.16 within the County”.
  32. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor S. Kilgannon

    “That the May meeting of this Council be given an update and timetable from the Director of Services on the Draft North Fringe Masterplan”.
  33. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Gormley

    “That this Council calls on the NRA to make the necessary funding available to carry out improvement works at local road junction 430 at Cashel South and the N17 in the interest of road safety”.
  34. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor S. MacManus

    “That Sligo County Council immediately receive a full report on the investigations/discussions carried out by the Department of the Environment with Sligo County Council on the issue of the cost of water to farmers and businesses in County Sligo.  Such a report should include all proposals suggested to enable a fairer price to be levied”.
  35. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor I. Fox

    “To ask the Director of Services for Community & Enterprise to fund €8000 to Calry development association to complete the development of a right of way from Calry community hall to St. Patrick’s School to accommodate pupils in the interest of road safety”.
  36. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Fleming

    “To request Iarnrod Eireann, Sligo County Council and the N.R.A to work in co-operation to carry out necessary works at junctions on N.17 national primary road with roads no 430 and at Drumbane and Cashel Townlands”.
  37. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Fleming

    “To request a report on the present condition of water mains pipe which supplies a large area from Castleoge to Coolaney, Ballinacarrow and request that funding be provided to ensure continuity of supply to all consumers”.
  38. 46.  To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor P. Conmy

    “That I will ask this Council at the next meeting that arrangements be made for farm plastic to be picked up in the Easkey Enniscrone area”.
  39. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor D. Bree

    “That the Council in consultation with lake users and the public, prepares draft Bye-Laws to control the use of jet ski’s and fast power boats on Lough Gill and the Garavogue River”.
  40. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor G. Mullaney

    “To call on Sligo County Council to provide crash barriers each side of road at Carrownadargney on the R284 as far as necessary in the interest of public safety”.

 
DEFERRED MOTIONS

  1. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor S. MacManus

    “That Sligo County Council provides a pedestrian crossing with all requisite safety features, on the Barrack road in Collooney to facilitate those people using the adjacent school and Health Centre”.

 
MOTIONS

  1. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor D. Healy McGowan

    “That this Council commits to enhancing lands adjacent to the roundabout in Strandhill”.
  2. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor V. Cawley

    “That Sligo County Council request a report from the OPW on what plan they have for repair works at Knock Na Rea”.
  3. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor V. Cawley

    “That an investigation be carried out on the water quality of homes in the Carney Road and Village”.
  4. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor V. Cawley

    “That additional lights be provided at Calry Church be included as part of a submission to the NRA for improvements works on the Calry Road which is now a national road”.
  5. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor D. Bree

    “Recognising that the issue of water treatment, its maintenance and delivery, is of growing public concern, and further recognising that water is not a private commodity and is best retained under the control of the public sector, this Council confirms its opposition to the privatisation of water services, and will oppose any attempt to hand over water and waste water systems to the private sector.”
  6. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor D. Bree

    “That the Council be provided with report/s to date on the economic analyses of water use prepared in accordance with the requirements of the E.U. Water Framework Directive 2000 and Article 7 of Statutory Instrument No 722/2003 – European Communities (Water Policy) Regulations 2003, the information to include the costings etc, on which the 2007 increase in commercial water charges was based.”
  7. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor D. Bree

    To ask the County Manager to provide a report on the current state of the Tailings Pond from the old lead and zinc mine at Harrington's Quarry, Ballisodare."
  8. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Fleming

    “To request the N.R.A and Sligo County Council to provide more signage on N17 in the vicinity of connaught gold plant at Achonry, to improve safety at junctions for Achonry and Mullinabreena where there is a continuous white line in place”.
  9. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Fleming

    “To request an extension of 60km speed limit zone on N.17 north and south of Curry village”.
  10. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Fleming

    “To request Iarnrod Eireann or their agents to carry out necessary drainage work, on the railway line from Bellaghy to Collooney and restore crossings so that farmers can access their lands safely”.
  11. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor T. McLoughlin

    “That Sligo County Council consider the funding of a Community Centre and related facilities in Strandhill to be funded from development contributions”.
  12. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor T. McLoughlin

    “That Sligo County Council consider the erection of signage and other enforcement measures to prevent illegal dumping in Killaspugbrone and along beachfront in Strandhill”.
  13. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor T. McLoughlin

    “That in view of the increasing traffic volumes that Sligo County Council consider the upgrading of regional and county roads in Strandhill Peninsula”.
  14. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Gormley

    “As the E.I.S & C.P.O documents for the By-Pass of Tubbercurry are complete and with the NRA that we request them to meet a deputation from this Council on the matter”.
  15. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Gormley

    “That this Council calls on Iarnrod Eireann to re-introduce the Early Bird Train service from Sligo to Dublin”.
  16. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor G. Mullaney

    “To call on Sligo County Council to provide rumble strips on the R290 at Kilross national school”.
  17. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor I. Fox

    “To ask Sligo County Council for the provision of a jetty facility at Doorly Park to facilitate tourists and local people using the water bus”.
  18. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor I. Fox

    “To ask the Director of Services for Roads to implement speed limits, signage and road markings on Road 267 Calry Road to reduce speed in the interest of road safety”.
  19. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Gormley

    “To ask the Director of Services when will the double yellow lines be laid at the junction where the circular road Tubbercurry meets the Ballina Road R294”.
  20. Votes of Sympathy
  21. Votes of Congratulations
  22. Conferences
  23. Correspondence
    1. Letter dated 9th February 2007 from the Department of Health and Children, acknowledging receipt of letter regarding satellite radiotherapy facilities in the North West.  (copy attached)
    2. Letter dated 12th February 2007 from Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources, Mr Noel Dempsey acknowledging receipt of letter regarding the extension of Corrib Gas pipeline.  (copy attached)
    3. Letter dated 12th February 2007 from IDA Ireland regarding future meeting with the Council.  (copy attached)
    4. Letter dated 13th February 2007 from the Minister for Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Mr Dick Roche regarding metering of farm water supplies.  (copy attached)
    5. Letter dated 14th February 2007 from the Minister for Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Mr Dick Roche regarding the Local Government fund.  (copy attached)
    6. Letter dated 14th February 2007 from the Minister for Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Mr Dick Roche regarding Poll na Duibhe Pier.  (copy attached)
    7. Letter dated 14th February 2007 from the Taoiseach, Mr Bertie Ahern regarding additional funding to allow the Council to maintain and improve its services
    8. Letter dated 15th February 2007 from the Department of Health and Children, Ms Mary Harney regarding radiotherapy services in Sligo General Hospital.  (copy attached)
    9. Letter dated 13th February 2007 from Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Minister O’ Cuiv regarding to examine the permanent location of officials from his department in Tubbercurry.  (copy attached)
    10. Letter dated 16th February 2007, from Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership, Ms Deirdre Lavin regarding future meeting with the Council.  (copy attached)
    11. Letter dated 23rd February 2007 from Department of Transport, Mr Martin Cullen regarding funding of the N17 Tubbercurry By-pass.  (copy attached)
    12. Letter from the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources, regarding Poll na Duibhe pier.  (copy attached)
    13. Letter from the Department of Health and Children, Mary Harney regarding cervical cancer screening.  (copy attached)
    14. Letter received 26th February 2007 from Association of County and City Councils regarding resolution passed by the plenary body of the ACCC.  (copy attached)
    15. Report regarding Zebra Mussels Item 14 of February meeting.  (copy attached)
  24. Correspondence
    1. Letter dated 1st March 2007 from Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, regarding garda attached to Tubbercurry Garda Station.  (copy attached)
    2. Letter dated 2nd March 2007 from Bord Gais Eireann, regarding provision of gas to Sligo.  (copy attached)
    3. Letter dated 7th March 2007 from Bus Eireann, regarding bus shelter in Tubbercurry.  (copy attached)
    4. Letter dated 9th March 2007 from Limerick County Council, regarding grant/voucher system in place for pensioners.  (copy attached)
    5. Letter dated 9th March 2007 from Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, regarding the Local Government Fund.  (copy attached)
    6. Letter dated 13th March 2007 from the Department of Transport, Mr Martin Cullen, regarding the funding of the N16, N17, N4 and N59.  (copy attached)
    7. Letter received 12th March 2007 from Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, regarding permanent location of officials of my Department in Tubbercurry.  (copy attached)
    8. Letter dated 20th March 2007 from Naas Town Council, regarding resolution passed in relation to World Peace Day.  (copy attached)
    9. Letter dated 21st March 2007 from the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Mr Dick Roche regarding funding for R294 in 2007.  (copy attached)
    10. Letter dated 21st March 2007 from the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Mr Dick Roche regarding Cloonacoool sewerage scheme.
    11. Letter dated 21st March 2007 from Fermoy Town Council, regarding resolution passed in relation to Carbon Credits.  (copy attached)
    12. Letter dated 21st March 2007 from the Department of Health and Children, Ms Mary Roche regarding Sexual Assault Units in Letterkenny.  (copy attached)
    13. Letter dated 22nd March 2007 from Shannon Town Council, regarding resolution passed in relation to Western Corridor from Letterkenny to Cork.  (copy attached)
    14. Letter dated 22nd March 2007 from the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government regarding water charges.  (copy attached)
    15. Letter dated 22nd March 2007 from the Department of Communication, Marine and Natural Sources regarding funding for a crane facility at Poll na Duibhe Pier.  (copy attached)
  25. Correspondence
    1. Letter dated 28th March 2007 from the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform regarding Tubbercurry Garda Station.  (copy attached)
    2. Letter dated 2nd April 2007 from the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform acknowledging receipt of letter regarding conflict mediators.  (copy attached)
    3. Letter dated 10th April 2007 from Iarnrod Eireann regarding rail fares on the Dublin/Sligo route.  (copy attached)
    4. Letter dated 10th April 2007 from the Minister for Environment, Heritage and Local Government regarding Cloonacool Sewerage Scheme.  (copy attached)
    5. Letter dated 12th April 2007 regarding welfare of our undocumented citizens in the United States.  (copy attached)
    6. Letter dated 12th April 2007 from the Minister for Health and Children regarding meeting of the Council in relation to Sligo General Hospital.  (copy attached)
    7. Letter dated 16th April 2007 from the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources regarding closure of rural Post Offices.  (copy attached)
    8. Letter dated 16th April 2007 from the National Raods Authority regarding the low bridge on the N4 linking Strandhill to Lord Edward Street and the provision of a pedestrian crossing/footbridge on the N4 at Collooney.  (copy attached)
    9. Letter dated 16th April 2007 from the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources regarding connection of Sligo to the Gas Network.  (copy attached)
    10. Letter dated 17th April 2007 from the Health Service Executive regarding Sexual Assault Treatment Services.  (copy attached)
    11. Letter dated 16th April 2007 from the Minister for Social and Family Affairs regarding Students Summer Jobs Scheme.  (copy attached)
    12. Letter dated 18th April 2007 from the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government regarding EU Co-Financed grants to carry out works at Knockagore Bridge.  (copy attached)
    13. Letter received 19th April 2007 from the Island of Ireland Partnership regarding Conference.  (copy attached)
    14. Letter dated 19th April 2007 from the Taoiseach, Mr Bertie Ahern regarding Strandhill Airport.  (copy attached)
    15. Letter dated 19th April 2007 from the Taoiseach, Mr Bertie Ahern regarding closure of rural post offices.  (copy attached)
    16. Letter dated 19th April 2007 from Health Service Executive regarding Private Hospitals and Lands at Sligo General Hospital.  (copy attached)
    17. Letter dated 19th April 2007 from Bus Eireann regarding bus shelters along the N.16 route from Sligo to Manorhamilton.  (copy attached)
    18. Letter dated 20th April 2007 from Bus Eireann regarding Night Rider Service.  (copy attached)
    19. Letter dated 23rd April 2007 from Minister for Transport, Mr Martin Cullen regarding Strandhill Airport.  (copy attached)
    20. Letter dated 25th April 2007 from Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources regarding closure of rural post offices.  (copy attached)
    21. Letter dated 25th April 2007 from the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs regarding students summer scheme.  (copy attached)
    22. Letter dated 26th April from Limerick County Council, regarding sexual abuse of children by teachers.  (copy attached)
    23. Letter dated 27th April from the Taoiseach, regarding Western Rail Corridor.  (copy attached)
    24. Letter dated 2nd May from the Minister for Transport, regarding western rail corridor.  (copy attached)
    25. Letter dated 3rd May from An Garda Siochana, regarding to increase the number of Garda attached to Tubbercurry Garda Station.  (copy attached)
    26. Letter dated 3rd May from Mr Pat Rabbitte T.D., regarding the Western Rail Corridor.  (copy attached)
    27. Letter dated 4th May from Mr Trevor Sargent T.D., regarding the Western Rail Corridor.  (copy attached)
  26. Correspondence
    1. Letter dated 11th May 2007 from Dublin City Council regarding resolution passed in relation to ‘Right to Read Campaign’.  (copy attached)
    2. Letter dated 18th May 2007 from the Department of Health and Children, Mary Harney regarding competition in the Health Insurance Market.
    3. Letter dated 21st May from the Department of Transport, regarding the Western Rail Corridor.  (copy attached)
  27. Matters Arising from Minutes
  28. Any Other Business

 

 


Meeting Date 11/06/2007