Agendas 2008

Agenda of July Ordinary Meeting of Sligo County Council on 7th July 2008


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Sligo County Council
County Hall
Riverside
Sligo

Phone: (071) 9111111

1st July 2008

TO:

THE CATHAOIRLEACH AND EACH MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL

 

An Ordinary Meeting of Sligo County Council will be held:

ON:

7th July 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 June Ordinary Meeting held on the 9th of June 2008”. (copy attached)
  2. “To approve the disposal of 0.451 acres of the land at Mountain Road, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo to Ougham House Nursing Home which shall be carried out in accordance with Section 183 of the Local Government Act, 2001. (previously circulated)”.
  3. “To approve recommendations for Sligo County Council’s Arts Grants and Bursaries 2008 (Round 2)”. (report attached)
  4. To approve the grant recipients and prize winners of the 2008 Sligo County Council Local Tidy Towns Competition” (report attached)
  5. “To approve the Sligo County Council Policy on Development Contribution Funding for Community, Sports, Recreational, Tourism & Cultural Facilities 2008” (report attached)
  6. “To seek approval to borrowing a sum not exceeding €8m by way of a temporary overdraft for the half year ending 31st December 2008”. (report attached)
  7. “To note progress to date and to seek approval to the raising of a loan of €6.4M for the Sligo Museum and Extension to the Model Arts and Niland Gallery”. (report attached)
  8. To consider the preparation of a joint Local Area Plan for Charlestown/Bellaghy with Mayo County Council. (report attached)
  9. To consider the Manager’s Report on pre-draft submissions received in relation to the review of Sligo & Environs Development Plan under Section 11(4) of the Planning and Development Act  2000, Review of Sligo and Environs Development Plan 2004 - 2010, First Manager’s Report (previously circulated)
  10. “To consider report in relation to the taking in charge of the following estate: (report attached)
          - “Ros Beolain”, Rosses Point, Co. Sligo
  11. “To note revised policy on Taking-in-Charge of Residential Developments”. (report attached)
  12. To nominate three members to the Board of County Sligo Leader Partnership. (correspondence attached)


DEFERRED MOTIONS

  1. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor P. McGrath

    To ask Sligo County Council to zone lands as outlined on the attached map; to permit the use of these lands to provide a living Health Medical Facility at Ballybrennan, Ballymote, Co Sligo and allow to proceed for compliance with the planning and development acts, 2000-2004 as amended.
  2. 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 safety of pedestrians and motorists in relation to the bad bend between Seafield and Kellystown on the R292”.
  3. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor D. Healy McGowan

    “To ask the County Manager; for a report on the private housing grants for older people and people with a disability ie how many applications have been received? Is there a back log in applications? How many applications have not been approved funding? Length of time it takes to process applications?”.

MOTIONS

  1. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor V. Cawley

    “That this Council be given an up to date report on the water quality of the water provided by a private well to the houses at Glenview Park in Grange, which serves over 50 people and provides over 10 m cubed per day to residents. Therefore it is covered under water directives. Also that the residents association of Glenview Park be provided with the results of all previous tests that were carried out on the water over the past two years by the Council. Further that this Council be provided with a report on the planned improvements that were advised by the Council that will bring water quality up to standard and thereby lift the boil water notice that has been issued to all residents of the estate”.
  2. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor V. Cawley

    “That as the house market is currently retracting that this Council take steps to ensure that unfinished housing developments are monitored so that planning conditions are adhered to and that all steps are to be taken to ensure that the estates are finished in accordance with the planning granted. Further that this Council will not take ownership of houses that are been delivered under part 5 of the planning act until conditions of planning have been complied with”.
  3. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Fleming

    “To highlight to the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources the need for the provision of broadband in County Sligo, I request the Director of Services to give a report on the progress to date and funding available”.
  4. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor P. McGrath

    “I am calling on Iarnrod Eireann to clarify their position in relation to privatising the carpark areas at Ballymote, Collooney and Ballisodare train stations”.
  5. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor G. Mullaney, M. Baker, McGrath, Murray and Sherlock

    “To ask the Director of Services for Community and Enterprise for a €1000 funding towards the erection of a plaque honouring the musicans of the Castlebaldwin area in the village of Castlebaldwin”.
  6. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor S. Kilgannon

    “Two years ago Sligo County Council passed a motion calling on Sligo Local Authorities and Irish Rail to investigate the possibility of a car park to the rear of Sligo railway station in the area known as the station maters field. Due to the increased number of trains from Sligo to Dublin daily this car park is a must for passengers using the train who travel to the station using their own cars”.
  7. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor S. Kilgannon

    “That Sligo County Council calls on the Health Service Executive and Sligo General Hospital to provide improved carparking facilities for out patients and for the people wishing to visit friends and relations in the hospital”.
  8. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor S. Kilgannon

    “To ask Sligo Local Authorities to consider, due to the rising energy costs, installing roof mounted solar collectors on all new local authority houses.  Solar collectors can help reduce heating bills by up to 70% per annum”.
  9. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Gormley

    “ That this Council expresses its disappointment at the allocation of €491,790 provided by the Dept for Grant Schemes for older people and people with a disability and calls on the Minister to immediately increase the allocation to enable applications be processed and approved”
  10. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor P. Conmy, J. McGarry, V. Cawley, M. Fleming and G. Mullaney

    “That Sligo County Council request Minister Jimmy Devins and Deputy Eamon Scanlon to ask the Taoiseach and the Minister for Health and Children to meet a deputation from Sligo County Council and the Sligo Cancer Care Campaign Committee regarding the removal of the cancer care services in Sligo General Hospital as a matter of urgency”.
  11. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor D. Bree

    "That this Council expresses its shock and disappointment at the Government decision to cut back the allocation for the Council's Disabled Persons and Essential Repairs Grant Schemes and Housing Adoption Grant Schemes for Older People and People with a Disability, and further the Council calls on the Government and the Department of the Environment to immediately provide the necessary funding to allow the Council to grant aid applicants who are deemed eligible for assistance under the various Housing Grant Schemes."
  12. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor J. Queenan

    “To ask the Director of Services what criteria Sligo County Council and Veolia use when they decide to install a meter on a person’s property”.
  13. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor J. Queenan

    “To ask the Director of Services for Community and Enterprise to carry out a study to look at the feasibility of bringing a gas spurline from North Mayo to West Sligo”.
  14. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor J. Queenan

    “That this Council call on the Minister for Transport to take a sympathetic view on people who are unable to pass their driving test and are now not entitled to drive their own vehicle without being accompanied by a full license driver”.
  15. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor P. Conmy and Councillor G. Mullaney

    “That I will ask the County Manager to make a statement regarding the funding available for essential repair grants and disabled persons grants and to call on the Department of the Environment to provide additional funding to meet the needs of present and future applicants in the County”.
  16. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Baker

    “To ask the Director of Services for Infrastructure to urgently carry out grass and hedge trimming at dangerous junctions on all roads in the Ballymote Area”.
  17. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor D. Bree

    “Recognising that the will of the people as expressed at the ballot box is sovereign, and recognising that if all member states of the EU do not ratify the Lisbon Treaty it does not pass into law, and further recognising that the people of Ireland exercised their rights as citizens to reject the Lisbon Treaty, this Council rejects the calls from Europe to re-run the Lisbon Treaty referendum, and we call on the EU Commission, the EU Council of Ministers, the EU Parliament and the authorities in the other EU states to accept and respect the verdict of the Irish people, as they accepted the will of the French and Dutch people following their decision to reject the EU Constitution.”
  18. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor D. Bree

    “That the Council be provided with a report regarding the processing and disposal of the sewage sludge from the Finisklin and other public sewerage treatment plants in the county, the report to include details of the annual volume of sewage involved, the location of each Sligo farm referred to in Council documentation released to Open Focus as suitable for the landspreading of the sewage and all other farms over which the sewage is to be disposed of, the cost of transportation to the various farms and the charge it is proposed to make for the service, whether distinctive or any public safety signs will be erected on lands to indicate to neighbouring landholders, residents and members of the public that the lands are being used as spreadgrounds for human sewage sludge and the period within which the sewage is to be applied, if there is to be provision allowing for objections to the spreading of sewage on lands or on any particular farm and if, as a public health safeguard, details indicating that the use of the lands as spreadgrounds will be entered on the folio of the respective lands, and a copy of the advice which the Council requested and obtained from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland concerning the use of human sewage sludge in agriculture.”
  19. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Gormley

    “That the Council be provided with a report as to why householders with large lawns are been metered where it clear that this ground is not been used for any other purpose”.
  20. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Fleming

    “To ask the Director of Services for confirmation of funding available for local improvements scheme in 2008 and when will those schemes commence”.
  21. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Gormley

    “That this Council be provided with a report as to why the water in the Gurteen Area is discoloured and a odour coming from it. What proposals are the Council taking to remedy the problem, also what progress is been made to have the Lough Talt water extended to the Gurteen area”.
  22. Votes of Sympathy
  23. Votes of Congratulations
  24. Conferences
  25. Correspondence
    1. Correspondence dated 6th May 2008 from Limerick County Council, regarding resolution passed in relation to housing developments in towns. (copy attached)
    2. Letter dated 9th May 2008 from Limerick County Council regarding resolution passed in relation to proposals of EU Trade Commissioner. (copy attached)
    3. Letter dated 4th June 2008 from Listowel Town Council regarding resolution passed in relation to future housing stock for elderly. (copy attached).
    4. Letter dated 5th June 2008 from the Taoiseach regarding vote of no confidence in the HSE. (copy attached)
    5. Letter dated 5th June 2008 from the Taoiseach regarding prescription charges. (copy attached)
    6. Letter dated 6th June 2008 from the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Council regarding resolution passed in relation to fixed odds betting terminals. (copy attached)
    7. Letter dated 9th June 2008 from Minister for Health and Children regarding Sligo General Hospital. (copy attached)
    8. Letter dated 10th June 2008 from the Minister for Education and Science regarding cutting primary school class sizes. (copy attached)
    9. Letter dated 16th June 2008 from Limerick County Council egarding resolution passed in relation to review the operation of Voluntary Housing Schemes. (copy attached)
    10. Letter dated 20th June 2008 from Minister for Health and Children regarding GMS and community drugs schemes. (copy attached)
    11. Letter dated 25th June 2008 from Minister for Justice regarding court services. (copy attached)
    12. Correspondence received 25th June 2008 from Sligo Farming Platform regarding nominating a representative to the Councils Water Services Sub Committee. (copy attached)
    13. Letter dated 26th June 2008 from Minister for Health regarding welfare of General Medical Services Card Holders. (copy attached)
    14. Letter dated 27th June 2008 from Offaly County Council regarding people with disabilities. (copy attached)
    15. Letter dated 27th June 2008 from Limerick County Council regarding resolution passed in relation to fuel allowance. (copy attached)
  26. Matters arising from Minutes.
  27. Any Other Business.

Meeting Date 07/07/2008