Agendas 2008

Agenda of October Ordinary Meeting of Sligo County Council held on 6th October 2008


Corporate Services
Sligo County Council
County Hall
Riverside
Sligo

Phone: 071 9111111

30th September 2008

TO: 

THE CATHAOIRLEACH AND EACH MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL

 

An Ordinary Meeting of Sligo County Council will be held:

ON: 

6th October 2008

 

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 minutes of the September Ordinary Meeting held on the 1st September 2008”  (copy attached)
  2. “To confirm minutes of Tubbercurry Electoral Meeting held on the 29th July 2008”.  (copy attached)
  3. “To confirm minutes of Ballymote Area Meeting held on the 10th July 2008”.  (copy attached)
  4. “To confirm minutes of Dromore West Area Meeting held on the 10th June 2008”.  (copy attached)
  5. To approve, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001, the disposal of land at Coolaney, Co. Sligo”. (previously circulated)
  6. “To approve the disposal of dwelling at Kilrusheighter, Templeboy, Co. Sligo to Eamon and Martina Hardiman, 9 Sycamore Drive, Barrybeg, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, which shall be carried out in accordance with Section 183 of the Local Government Act, 2001”. (Previously circulated)
  7. “To approve, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001, the disposal of property at Drumiskabbole to Mr. Owen McLean”.  (previously circulated)  
  8. To approve in accordance with Part 8 (Article 81) of the Local Government (Planning and Development) Regulations, 2001 (as amended by the Planning and Development Regulations, 2006) the: -
    • Construction of a dwelling house, P.E.T. system, raised percolation area, access onto public road and all associated site development works at Glann, Culleens Td., Dromore West, Co. Sligo.
    • Construction of a dwelling house, proprietary effluent treatment system and percolation area, access onto public road and all associated site development works at Lackagh, Drumfin, Co. Sligo.  (report attached)
  9. To approve in accordance with Part 8 (Article 81) of the Local Government (Planning and Development) Regulations, 2001 (as amended by the Planning and Development Regulations, 2006) the: -
    • Provision of a demountable dwelling, septic tank and percolation area, and all associated site development works at Kilfree, Gurteen, Co. Sligo.  (report attached)
  10. “That Sligo County Council being satisfied of their general public utility declare the following roads as public roads in accordance with Section 11(1) of the Roads Act, 1993.”(report attached)

     Road Number Location 
     L-61014   Road situate in the housing estate of “Willow Wood” in the townland of Kilboglashy, Ballisodare.
     L-28016-0  Road situate in the housing estate of “Sliabh Gamp” in the townland of Coolaney.
     L-33111-0   Road situate in the housing estate of “Ros Beolain” in the townland of Rosses Point.
  11. “To approve allocations under the Development Contribution Funding for Community, Sports, Recreational, Tourism and Cultural Facilities Scheme 2008”  (report attached)
  12. “To fix a date for the official opening of the Enniscrone Wastewater Treatment works”. 
  13. “To fix a date for the 2009 Budget meeting”.
  14. “To fix a date for a Special meeting to receive presentations from various organisations”.  (report attached)


DEFERRED MOTIONS

  1. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Fleming and Cllr T. McLoughlin

    “That Sligo County Council consider raising a loan to finance grant applications for older persons grants, disability grants and mobility grants, should the Minister for the Environment fail to provide additional funding for those schemes,  €1M over 20 years and €8,000 per Annum
  2. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor T. McLoughlin

    “To ask the County Manager to ensure that no parking charges will be applied under the proposed Strandhill Parking Places Bye-Laws”.
  3. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor T. McLoughlin.

    “To call on the Government to re-introduce the ‘First Time Buyers Grant’ to assist young people enter the housing market and to stimulate the house construction sector”.
  4. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor D. Healy McGowan.

    “To ask that Sligo County Council begin the process to Take in Charge the estate Ocean Links in Strandhill”.
  5. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor J. McGarry

    “That Sligo County Council put sufficient funding aside under the 2009 road allocation fund for the purpose of improving the safety of T.junction at Ballyfree, Co. Sligo and that such works would involve the removal of part of Mr Michael Jennings garden to be replaced with an extended road area and boundary wall”.


MOTIONS

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

    “That Sligo County Council provide speed ramps as necessary to the Shore Road, Strandhill, on the approach to the Promenade car-park in the interest of pedestrian safety and that all other road safety works are also carried out at this location to discourage speeding”.
  2. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor D. Healy McGowan

    “In light of all the serious accidents that have taken place on our roads I would ask what provisions do Sligo County Council intend to put in place to combat speed on the Holy Well Road, the Carrowroe Cuilbeg Road 287 and the R292 from Ballydrehid to Ransboro, and further more I would ask that Sligo County Council liaise with Sligo Gardai and work together to help combat speed in our County”.
  3. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor P. Conmy

    “I will ask that members of the Gardai become involved with the local communities before they go ahead with proposed changes in the different areas which will mean Enniscrone, Easkey and Dromore West will be under the Ballymote or Sligo areas.  These areas have been in the Ballina District which is only a short distance from these areas”.
  4. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Barrett

    “That this Council request a report on Gardai Services in the West Sligo area, and, an update on the proposed new Garda Station in Easkey”.
  5. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor S. Kilgannon

    “To request the Director of Services to include the villages of Carney and Rathcormack in the Local Area enhancement scheme programme for 2009 in association with Sligo Leader Company”.
  6. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor S. Kilgannon

    “Sligo County Council agreed to a motion a number of years ago calling on Sligo Local Authorities and the National Roads Authorities to carry out a study at Hughes Bridge/Bundoran road area with a view to improving traffic flow.   To ask the Director of Services for a progress report on this study at the October Meeting”.
  7. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor S. Kilgannon

    “In the Sligo County Development Plan 2005 – 2011 in section 3.8 special provisions for the Rosses Point Peninsula, it states that a mini plan for Rosses Point will be prepared as soon as possible.  What stage is this plan at and when will it be presented to the Council”.
  8. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Gormley

    “That this Council calls on the Minister for Agriculture and the Government to extend the date for completion of works under Farm Waste Management Scheme”.
  9. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor P. Conmy

    “That Sligo County Council condemns the Government on the recent announcement regarding the mammogram services in Sligo General Hospital and further condemn the Minister for Health on her recent uphelpful meeting with the Sligo Cancer Care Committee”.
  10. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor P. Conmy

    “That I will ask if there is any reply from An Taoiseach regards the proposed deputation in relation to the Cancer Care Services in Sligo General Hospital”.
  11. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor S. MacManus

    “That Sligo County Council provide two number speed ramps at suitable locations in Markree Heights, Collooney, in the interest of pedestrian safety”.
  12. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor I. Fox

    To call on Sligo County Council for an update on the Glackbaun Group Water Scheme and to ask that all roads affected by the installation be surfaced dressed to a satisfactory standard. And further to ask the cost of extending the water mains to householders in Carrickoneilleen, Fivemilebourne.
  13. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor I. Fox

    That Sligo County Council take action on the preservation of ancient stone bridges that are being interfered with as a result of laying of pipes on the Glackbaun GWS.
  14. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor A. Colleary

    “I propose that Sligo County Council use their €100,000 surplus in the 2008 budget for back up to department grants for the elderly and disabled.  This to be used to raise a loan of €900,000 to assist with the already committed monies of (€300,000 and €564,000), to give a total expenditure for 2008 by Sligo County Council of €1,760,00”.
  15. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor V. Cawley

    “That this Council calls on the Minister for Transport to introduce regulation of securing the contents of HGVs on open trailers and open top containers”.
  16. To consider the motion as submitted by Councillor M. Gormley

    “That this Council calls on the Minister for Justice and Chief Superintendent of the Garda Siochana to
    1. Have the Garda Station in Tubbercurry open 24 hours a day.
    2. Have extra Gardai assigned to the Station.
    3. Improve the facilities for members of the force.
  17. To consider the motion as submitted by Councillor J. Queenan

    “To ask the Director of Services for Infrastructure how the process regarding tendering for materials/machinery for roadworks schemes works”.
  18. To consider the motion as submitted by Councillor J. Queenan

    “To ask Sligo County Council to call on the Minister for Justice to ensure that there will be no downgrade of Garda presence in the Dromore West Area as a result of recent boundary changes”.
  19. To consider the motion as submitted by Councillor M. Fleming

    “To seek clarification of this Councils Policy in relation to tenants of Local Authority houses who are involved in anti social behaviour to the detriment of their community, and request better co ordination between H.S.E support personnel, officials of Sligo County Council and gardai authorities”.
  20. To consider the motion as submitted by Councillor M. Fleming

    “To request that Sligo County Council again seek funding from National Roads Authority to carry out improvement works to junction to roads N.17 and 430 at Cashel gates “.
  21. To consider the motion as submitted by Councillor M. Fleming

    “Hedgecutting on Local Roads is important for road safety, Sligo County Council should encourage land owners to have the work carried out, this season”.  
  22. To consider the motion as submitted by Councillor I. Henry

    “To ask this Council to update us as to which projects under the Gateway Innovation Fund have commenced, which projects are approved, which projects are yet to be approved and the position for funding for the pedestrianisation of O’Connell Street”.
  23. To consider the motion as submitted by Councillor I. Henry

    “To ask this Council have they plans in place for public toilets in Strandhill”.
  24. To consider the motion as submitted by Councillor I. Henry

    “To ask this Council to write to Minister for Health, Ms Mary Harney for a date for the roll out of breast check in Sligo as a matter of urgency”.
  25. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Barrett

    “That this Council call on Coilte to restore view on North Edge of ladies Brae Road and clean up area where trees have been cut down”.
  26. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor D. Bree

     “To ask the County Manager (a) how many Enforcement cases has the Council currently before the Courts (b) what are the names of the development companies which the Council has prosecuted (c) when were the cases first mentioned in Court (d) on how many occasions was each case adjourned and further to ask if there are increased legal fees paid to the Councils legal agents when cases are adjourned month after month and to ask if all the Councils legal fees are paid by the defendants in cases where the Council brings enforcement proceedings to Court.”
  27. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor D. Bree

    “That this Council states its opposition to any proposal to reintroduce University fees”.
  28. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor D. Bree

    “Given the growing public concern regarding the privatisation of water services does the County Manager consider it appropriate that Sligo County Council be associated with a Conference – The National Water Summit Conference – which is sponsored solely by commercial interests.”
  29. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor J. Lundy

    “To ask the Director of Services for roads to ensure that funding will  be provided in the 2009 estimates to repair and re surface the regional road R294 from Joe Dan’s pub, Drummartin to the County Boundary West of Lough Talt”.
  30. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor J. Lundy

    “To request the Director of Services to explore the possibility of providing a car park at Rhue cemetery, Tubbercurry in order to allow for the free movement of traffic on Road 413”.
  31. To consider the following motions as submitted by Councillor M. Gormley

    “Road in Doon, Gurteen (531) was dug up due to the laying of water pipes as part of the Monasteraden GWS upgrade/takeover now that this work is complete I am calling on Sligo County Council to resurface this road”.
  32. To consider the following motions as submitted by Councillor I. Fox

    “To ask the Director of Services to put a plan in place to have overgrown hedges cut back on roads in Rosses Point village in the interest of road safety and tourist attraction”.
  33. To consider the following motions as submitted by Councillor P. McGrath

    “To call on Sligo County Council to complete works on oil supply lines to houses no’s 2,3 & 6 in Camross Estate, Ballymote and to address the issue of plaster falling off boundary walls on houses 1 to 8”.
  34. To consider the following motions as submitted by Councillor P. McGrath

    “Given the genuine concerns of the residents of Corran Mill Estate, Ballymote in relation to the operation of a management company 1) Rising Costs 2) Value for Money 3) Accountability, I am calling for a revision of the system of management companies”.
  35. To consider the following motions as submitted by Councillor P. McGrath

    “To call on Sligo County Council to provide signage and road markings to Castle Grove Estate, Ballymote”.
  36. To consider the following motions as submitted by Councillor G. Mullaney

    “To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Mr Brendan Smith to extend the completion day for work, approved under the farm waste management scheme for six months until 30th June 2009”.
  37. To consider the following motions as submitted by Councillor G. Mullaney

    “To ask the Minister for Environment, Mr John Gormley to make the National Roads Authority answerable to his Department”.
  38. To consider the following motions as submitted by Councillor G. Mullaney

    “To call on the County Manager to put in place a major emergency plan comprising of all relevant agencies to assist in major emergencies”.
  39. Votes of Sympathy
  40. Votes of Congratulations
  41. Conferences
  42. Correspondence
    1. Letter dated 1st September 2008 from the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government regarding the Housing Adaptation Grant Schemes for Older People and People with a disability in Sligo County Council”.  (copy attached)
    2. Letter dated 10th September 2008 from the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs regarding funding under Clar for the Local Improvement Scheme.  (copy attached)
    3. Letter dated 10th September 2008 from the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs regarding fencing of the Western Rail Corridor”.  (copy attached)
    4. Letter dated 10th September 2008 from Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government regarding resolution passed in relation to home owners to store rainwater.  (copy attached)
    5. Letter from Ballinasloe Town Council in relation to resolution passed regarding children in Belarus travelling to Ireland.  (copy attached)
    6. Letter dated 11th September 2008 from Iarnrod Eireann in relation to provision of a crash barrier at Carrignagat.  (copy attached)
    7. Letter dated 15th September 2008 from Clonmel Borough Council acknowledging receipt of letter in relation to motion passed at Sligo County Council’s July monthly meeting.  (copy attached)
    8. Letter dated 17th September 2008 from the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs in relation to Clar funding under the Western Rail Corridor.  (copy attached)
    9. Letter dated 17th September 2008 from the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs in relation to Clar programme for roads for Sligo County Council.  (copy attached)
    10. Letter dated 24th September 2008 from the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs in relation to funding for Class Ⅱand Ш roads and LIS roads under Clar.  (copy attached)
  43. Matters arising from Minutes.
  44. Any Other Business.

Meeting Date 06/10/2008