Agendas 2008

Agenda of December Ordinary Meeting of Sligo County Council 1st December 2008


Corporate Services
Sligo County Council
County Hall
Riverside
Sligo

Phone: (071) 9111111

25th November 2008

TO: 

THE CATHAOIRLEACH AND EACH MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL

An Ordinary Meeting of Sligo County Council will be held:

ON: 

1st December 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 November Ordinary Meeting held on the 3rd November 2008”  (copy attached)
  2. “To confirm the minutes of the Special Meeting held on the 20th October 2008”.  (copy attached)
  3. “To confirm the minutes of the Ballymote Electoral Area Meeting held on the 9th October 2008”.  (copy attached)
  4. “To confirm the minutes of the Ballymote Electoral Area Meeting held on the 4th September 2008”.  (copy attached)
  5. “To confirm the minutes of the Spc4 Meeting held on the 19th June 2008”.  (copy attached)
  6. To approve in accordance with Part 8 of the Local Government (Planning and Development) Regulations, 2001 (as amended), the proposed construction of a new reservoir in the townland of Kilkilloge, Cliffony North(Carbury By), Co. Sligo.  (report attached)
  7. “To consider report in relation to the taking in charge of the following estate”.  (report attached)
    "Old Wood” Ballinphull, Cliffoney, Co. Sligo”.
  8. To seek approval to borrowing a sum not exceeding €8m by way of temporary overdraft for the 6 months to 30th June 2009”.  (report attached)
  9. “To appoint 13 elected members to the Councils Joint Policing Committee”.  (report previously circulated)

DEFERRED MOTIONS

  1. 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”.
  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 S. Kilgannon and A. Higgins

    “Sligo County Council calls on the Chief Executive of Breast Check, Mr O’Brien to give a definite date for the role out of breast check in Sligo, if Mr O’Brien refuses to name the date before the 1st December 2008, this Council calls on Mr O’Brien, Chief Executive of breast check to resign due to his failure to deliver breast check to the people of Sligo”.
  4. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor V. Cawley

    “That this Council receives a full report on all capital projects and budgets that have been affected by the instruction received from the Department for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government in July 2008 to set aside old loan approvals for capital works where no funding had been drawn down on foot of these approvals, which also stated that Authorities who wished to renew such applications for borrowing sanction were requested to reapply to the Department specifying any new requirements
  5. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor D. Healy McGowan

    “To ask the County Manager, what provisions do Sligo County Council intend to put in place for the health and safety of the children of Strandhill National School regards the access of the school”.
  6. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor V. Cawley

    “That this Council be given a report on what steps are been taken by Sligo County Council to have outstanding works carried out on “The Meadows” housing development at Enniscrone, in line with planning permission granted”
  7. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor S. Kilgannon

    “Now that the report of Peter Quinn consultancy on the need for up grading of the N16/A4 primary route is now complete and presented to Sligo County Council and the other local authorities along the route, I will ask at the November Meeting of the Council what can this Council do to progress further the Glencar – Sligo portion of the N16”.
  8. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor S. Kilgannon

    “In January 2008 this Council passed a motion calling on the Departments of Environment and Agriculture to grant aid farmers and businesses for rain water harvesting.  The Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government funded two pilot projects into the collection storage and use of rainwater, with the results of the pilot projects, Sligo County Council calls on the Environment Department to make the results of the pilot projects available to this Local Authority and what are their plans for a grant scheme for rainwater harvesting”.
  9. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor J. Lundy

    “To ask this council to carry out urgent road improvements works,road re-alignment works and road signage on road no. 443 from Tubbercurry to Cloonacool in the interest of road safety”.
  10. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor J. Lundy

    “To request the installation of two public lights at the car park of St. Attracta’s Church, Tourlestrane to ensure safety”.
  11. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor J. Lundy

    “To ask this Council to contact Iarnrod Eireann and the Department of Transport to start work on the western rail line from Collooney to Tubbercurry and on to Athenry immediately to create employment and safety on our roads”.
  12. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor J. Queenan

    “To ask the Minister for Housing to subsidise internal capital receipts in order to maintain essential works carried out annually by the housing section of Sligo County Council”.
  13. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Fleming

    “To request the N.R.A to allocate funding to carry out Improvement Works on primary route N. 17 at Carrowrile Cross roads, and provision of additional road markings in the interest of road safety”.

MOTIONS

  1. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Barrett

    “That this Council;
    1. provide footpaths on Roads 1 and 4 at new shop unit/residential complex in the village of Coolaney.
    2. Widen bridge on Rockfield Road adjacent to this area”.
  2. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor J. Leonard

    “That Sligo County Council in accordance with section 14 of the Planning and Development Act 2000, amend the current County Development Plan to include in it a provision for the preservation of the public rights of way along routes outlined on the map attached hereto and marked A.B.  B.C. BD, BE”. 
  3. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor G. Mullaney

    “To ask the Director of Services, Ms D. Clarke to ensure that a polling booth be opened in Ballisodare village to accommodate voters who voted in Ballisodare in the 2007 elections and who are now registered to vote in Collooney”.
  4. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Gormley

    “That this Council calls on the Minister for Communications, Mr Eamon Ryan to prioritise the rollout of the national broadband scheme”.
  5. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor S. Kilgannon

    “In regard to the review of the corrib gas project, which commenced last week and taking cognisance of the fact that Sligo is the only Gateway City without natural gas, I call on Sligo County Council to redouble its efforts to use this opportunity to ensure that Natural Gas is brought to Sligo”. 
  6. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor I. Fox

    “I will ask Sligo County Manager to call on An Post to install a letter box at John Davey’s new development situated at Hazelwood, Calry, Co. Sligo”.
  7. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor I. Fox

    “To ask Sligo County Council;
    1. What is the current status of Calry Village.
    2. To make the village safe by implementing road markings, tread ramps and signage at entrance and exit to Calry Village in the interest of road safety.
  8. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor I. Fox

    “I will ask Sligo County Council to call on the Government and Minister for Transport, Mr Noel Dempsey to increase the allocation of funding for the maintenance of County and Regional roads in the North Sligo Drumcliffe area”.
  9. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Gormley

    “Due to the on going problem that exists with the water supply to Gurteen and the surrounding areas in terms of water quality and frequent bursts I request that this Council be provided with the up-to-date position on the Lough Talt Scheme, when its expected it will be extended to Gurteen and the surrounding areas when the deficient pipe work will be replaced. I further request that this Council seek a meeting with officials of Roscommon County Council together with the public representatives from this area to establish their proposals to have the water supply improved in the Gurteen and surrounding areas”
  10. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Fleming

    “If the Irish Constitution states that all children be cherished equally, that I propose that the Ministers for Finance and Education be requested to review the drastic cuts to education, which affect class sizes, teacher numbers, school transport, health and safety etc”.
  11. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Fleming

    “Under a village enhancement scheme it was proposed to place all cables underground in the village of Curry during 2005/2006, are there any plans to carry out this work in 2008/09”.
  12. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Fleming

    “Budget cutbacks will affect this Local Authority severely in 2009, I am seeking information on;
    1. Exact number of contracts or temporary positions being terminated, estimated savings as a result.
    2. Estimated decrease in funding that will result from 5% cut back from Local Government Fund and services most likely to be affected.  
  13. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Gormley

    “That this Council calls on the Minister for Education Mr Batt O’Keeffe to clarify the position on DEIS schools in the rural areas that the pupil/teacher ratio is the same as Deis schools in urban areas”
  14. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor D. Bree

    “That the Council be provided with a list of persons/firms providing professional services to the Council i.e. solicitors, valuers, consultants etc., and that details of payments to each for the years 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004 be provided to the Council.” 
  15. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor D. Bree

    "To ask the County Manager what progress has been made in regard to the Council’s proposal to develop a Public Services Centre in Ballymote to include, Library, Council offices and new Health Centre, and to ask when is it expected that the matter will be finalised" 
  16. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor D. Bree

    "To ask the County Manager
    1. what are the names of the 55 development companies/cases which the Council is currently taking legal action against in respect of Enforcement cases
    2. what are the names of the development companies which the Council has commenced legal proceedings against
    3. when were these cases first mentioned in Court and on how many occasions was each case adjourned
    4. who sought the adjournments
    5. did the Council Solicitor oppose/object to the adjournments."
  17. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor S. Kilgannon

    “What guarantees are entered into with sub contractor’s carrying out work for Sligo County Council water department to ensure that the County roads are restored to their condition prior to the roads being dug up”.
  18. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor V. Cawley

    “That in view of the increasing levels of traffic on Hughes Bridge and Cartron Cross, that the NRA be requested to review the traffic lights sequence so as to maximise the flow of traffic at theses junctions”.
  19. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor J. Lundy

    “To request the Council to carry out road repair works on Road 508 Rhue, Tubbercurry to Carrownagobble, Tubbercurry in the interest of raod safety”.
  20. 3 Votes of Sympathy
  21. Votes of Congratulations
  22. Conferences
  23. Correspondence
    1. Letter dated 28th October 2008 from Waterford City Council, regarding resolution passed in relation to Stroke Strategy.  (copy attached)
    2. Letter dated 28th October 2008 from Waterford City Council, regarding resolution passed in relation to taxis.  (copy attached)
    3. Letter dated 29th October 2008 from Kilkenny County Council, regarding resolution passed in relation to the National Coalminers Group.  (copy attached)
    4. Letter dated 4th November 2008 from National Roads Authority regarding improvement works at a junction at Cashel gates on the N.17.  (copy attached)
    5. Letter dated 5th November 2008 from Minister for Agriculture regarding the Farm Waste Management Scheme.  (copy attached)
    6. Letter dated 12th November 2008 from Minister for Environment in relation to funding necessary to Sligo County Council so that commercial water charges will not be increased for 2009.  (copy attached)
    7. g) Letter dated 13th November 2008 from An Taoiseach Mr. Brian Cowen acknowledging receipt of letter in relation to the Suckler Cow Welfare Scheme.  (copy attached)
    8. Letter dated 13th November 2008 from An Taoiseach, Mr Brian Cowen acknowledging receipt of letter in relation to medical cards for older people, the imposition of 1% taxation on low income earners and increases in primary school class sizes.  (copy attached)
    9. Letter dated 14th November 2008 from the National Roads Authority in relation to road markings on the N17 at Carrowrile Cross roads.  (copy attached)
    10. Letter dated 14th November 2008 from the Minister for Transport in relation to the Western Rail Corridor.  (copy attached)
    11. Letter dated 18th November 2008 from An Taoiseach, Mr Brian Cowen acknowledging receipt of letter in relation to the recent budget cuts.  (copy attached)
    12. Letter dated 18th November 2008 from Minister for Finance acknowledging receipt of letter and pre finance bill submission.  (copy attached)
    13. Letter dated 18th November 2008 from Minister for Agriculture acknowledging receipt of letter in relation to the Farm Waste Management Scheme.  (copy attached)
    14. Letter dated 19th November 2008 from Minister for Agriculture acknowledging receipt of letter in relation to land damaged by the recent flooding.  (copy attached)
    15. Letter dated 19th November 2008 from Limerick County Council in relation to resolution passed regarding third level fees for students.  (copy attached)
    16. Letter dated 19th November 2008 from Minister for Communications regarding the provision of broadband in County Sligo.  (copy attached)
    17. Letter dated 19th November 2008 from the Minister for Health, Ms M. Harney regarding the roll out of BreastCheck in County Sligo.  (copy attached)
    18. Letter dated 20th November 2008 from Minister for Transport regarding regulation for securing the contents of open trailers and open top containers on heavy goods vehicles. 
    19. Letter dated 21st November 2008 from Kerry County Council regarding medial scheme for over 70’s.  (copy attached)
    20. Letter dated 24th November 2008 from Eamon Scanlon, T.D acknowledging receipt of letter in relation to cancer services in Sligo General Hospital.   (copy attached)
  24. Matters arising from Minutes.
  25. Any Other Business.

Meeting Date 01/12/2008