Agendas 2008

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


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Sligo County Council
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1st April 2008

TO:

THE CATHAOIRLEACH AND EACH MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL

 

An Ordinary Meeting of Sligo County Council will be held:

ON:

7th April 2008

 

AT:

11.00am

 

IN:

Council Chamber, County Hall, Riverside, Sligo

 

You are requested to attend.

Signed
F. Mac Nabb
Meetings Administrator

CLÁR

  1. Section 140 Motion
    Consideration of Local Government Act 2001 Section 140 motion to grant planning permission to Mr John Mullaney to construct a dwelling house, septic tank and percolation area at Ballyweelin, Rossespoint, Co. Sligo, in accordance with plans submitted on Planning Register PL07/1272
  2. To confirm the minutes of the Ordinary meeting of the Council held on the 3rd of March 2008. (copy attached)
  3. To confirm the minutes of the Tubbercurry Electoral Area Committee meeting held on the 14th of December 2007. (copy attached)
  4. To confirm the minutes of the Tubbercurry Electoral Area Committee meeting held on the 15th June 2007. (copy attached)
  5. “To approve, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001, the disposal of land at Cllonshanbally TD, Culfadda, Co. Sligo to Westline Construction Ltd”.  (previously circulated)
  6. “To approve, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001, the disposal of land at Camross TD, Ballymote, Co. Sligo to Gilleece Brothers Construction Ltd”.  (previously circulated)
  7. To note the Annual Financial Statement of Sligo County Council for year ended 31st December 2007. (report attached)
  8. To authorise over expenditure of €10,989,810 in respect of the financial year ended 31st December 2007 in accordance with section 104(7) of the Local Government act 2001 (report attached)
  9. To approve the raising of loans totalling €45M to finance projects under the Water Services Investment Programme. (report attached)
  10. “To approve the Road Works Scheme 2008”. (report attached)
  11. “To approve recommendations for Sligo County Council’s Arts Grants and Bursaries 2008 (Round 1)”. (report attached)
  12. To note allocation of €300,000 from the Department of Agriculture Food and Fisheries for works at Raghley Harbour and to approve matching funding of €75,000 for the project. (report attached)
  13. “To note Rural Water Allocation, 2008”. (report attached)
  14. To Fix a date for the Annual General Meeting of the Council.
  15. “That Sligo County Council being satisfied of their general public utility declare the Roads named below to be Public Roads in accordance with Section 11(1) of the Road Act, 1993. (report attached)

    Road NumberLocation and Terminal Points
    R297/N59 Road situate in the housing estate of “Ox View” in the townland of Dromore West.
    L 56046 Road Situate in the housing estate of “Keenaghan Close” in the townland of Keenaghan
    L-7509-1 Road Situate in the “Feehily’s” housing estate – cul de sac road from junction with Regional Road R292 in Kilmacowen.
  16. “That Sligo County Council being satisfied of their general public utility declare the Roads named below to be Public Roads in accordance with Section 11(1) of the Road Act, 1993. (report attached)

    Road NumberLocation and Terminal Points
    L-81055-0 Road situate in the housing in the housing estate of “Gurteen View” in the townland of Rathmadder, Gurteen.
  17. “To consider report in relation to the taking in charge of the following estate:
    • Owenmore View, Collooney, Co. Sligo. (report attached)
  18. “To consider report in relation to the taking in charge of the following estate:
    • Wuthering Heights, Strandhill, Co. Sligo. (report attached)

DEFERRED MOTIONS

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

    “That the Council agree in principle to dispose of The Old Sewerage Works at Tieveboy, Ballymote to Elanden Ltd for a nominal sum subject to this company disposing of the old mill at Keenaghan, Ballymote for a nominal sum to Ballymote Community Enterprise Ltd. The said old mill premises will be developed as a heritage centre and transport museum for the benefit of the people of Ballymote and its environs and for use by visitors to the area”.
  2. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor P. Conmy

    “To ask the Minister for Health and Children, Ms Mary Harney and Mr Brendan Drumme, CEO of the Health Services Executive to retain the cancer services in Sligo General Hospital and if not retained, that Sligo County Council calls on them to resign”.
  3. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor P. McGrath

    “That this Council agree in principle to amend the Local Area Plan for Ballymote by including an objective for the provision of a retirement village on the site outlined on the attached map”.
  4. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor D. Bree

    “That the Council be provided with a report indicating when work is expected to commence on the proposed Cummeen Drainage Scheme and when it is expected that the scheme will be operational.”
  5. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor D. Bree

    “While this Council confirms its intention to provide grant aid to the Model Niland Gallery, the Co Sligo Youth Theatre, the Sligo Art Gallery, the Western Drama Festival, the Vogler Festival and other projects and events of an artistic and cultural nature, the Council also calls on the Arts Council to increase its funding to artistic and cultural projects and events in Sligo.”
  6. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor D. Bree

    “That the Council be provided with an up to date report regarding the provision of a new Branch Library and Council Offices in Ballymote.”
  7. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Gormley

    “That this Council calls on Iarnrod Eireann to immediately discontinue the practice of overcharging passengers on the Sligo/Dublin line on Fridays and Sundays due to the
    increased number of trains now on the line”
  8. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor J. Queenan

    “To ask the Environment Section to confirm that they are carrying out a study on ground water in the County. If so what are the implications of this study
  9. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor J. Queenan

    “To ask the County Manager will Council officials be carrying out farm inspections regarding the niterate directive 2008”.
  10. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor J. Sherlock

    “I will ask Council what proposals they have ( if any ) for Council owned land at Knox Park, Carraignagat – adjacent to the river – (original proposal was recreation and amenity)”.
  11. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor T. McLoughlin

    “To request that Sligo County Council engages with the local communities in Tonafortes and Strandhill Road regarding the proposed Western by-pass”
  12. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor T. McLoughlin

    That Sligo County Council make available the area of land at Carraroe at the old weighbridge for car-parking to service the local church and hall.
  13. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor A. Colleary

    “To request Sligo County Council negotiate with H.S.E West in acquiring the most suitable site to build a new modern Centre of Excellence. Health Services in Tubbercurry e.g. bringing all doctors, consultant health servants all located in the one complex. Patients over-night stay and adequate car park spacing. This is the way the new H.S.E is moving”.

MOTIONS

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

    “That this meeting set a date for the first meeting for the re establishment of the homeless forum and that all agencies that had been involved in the last forum be requested to nominate a representative to attend. Further that this council also select members to on to the forum”.
  2. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor G. Mullaney

    “To ask the Director of Services for Infrastructure, in the interest of public safety to improve the bend on the left hand side of the R284 at Carrownadargney, travelling towards Geevagh”.
  3. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor G. Mullaney

    “To ask the Director of Services for Infrastructure to introduce traffic calming measures on the R290 on the approaches into Ballintogher”.
  4. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Gormley

    “That steps be taken to have car removed from river at Beal an Essa Waterfall, Castlerock”
  5. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Barrett

    “To ask the County Manager what is the position regarding the proposed Water Harvesting Project”.
  6. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Gormley, M. Fleming and J. Lundy

    “That a source of funding be identified to fund traffic management measures which have been agreed at the Area Committee meetings”.
  7. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Baker, G. Murray, P. McGrath, G. Mullaney and J. Sherlock

    “To ask that the speed limit on the N4 from Castlebaldwin to Cloonamahon be reduced from its present limit to a maximum limit of 80km per hour”.
  8. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor S. MacManus

    “That Sligo County Council calls on the Fianna Fail/PD/Green coalition to honour the pre-election promises made by Fianna Fail in relation to cutting primary school class size”.
  9. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor D. Bree

    “That the Council be provided with an up to date report from the Enforcement Section regarding the Rockfield Manor housing estate, Coolaney (PL 02/759 & PL 00/1093)”.
  10. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor D. Bree

    “To ask the County Manager to indicate when the report sought by the Council on the 5th of November, regarding the issue of Development Charges, will be provided to the Council.”
  11. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor D. Bree

    “To ask the County Manager what plans or proposals the Council has to resolve the problem relating to the overflow of raw sewerage from the Strandhill Sewage drainage network, which was recently highlighted by the Parents Association of Strandhill National School and by the Strandhill Community Development Association ”
  12. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Gormley

    “That this Council calls on the HSE to have the E.S.B Junction Chamber at Coolaney Health Centre moved back to the boundary wall in the interest of road safety”.
  13. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor J. Queenan

    “That Sligo County Council reactivate the cross party sub committee dealing with water waste issues immediately, the remit should be (1) to examine water cost structure for farmers in County Sligo (2) Set up a water conservation programme for the County”.
  14. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor J. Queenan

    “To ask the Director of Services for Infrastructure is there any plans to improve the road signange to West Sligo especially Enniscrone”.
  15. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Fleming

    “To request an up to date progress report on the upgrade of Tubbercurry sewerage treatment plant”.
  16. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Fleming

    “To seek clarification of a letter issued by Veolia water to consumers recently relating to interest charges and penalty payments”.
  17. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor T. McLoughlin

    “That in the interests of traffic and pedestrian safety on the Cuilbeg Road, Carraroe, that speed limit signs be erected and the footpath extended to the St John’s GAA Park”.
  18. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor T. McLoughlin

    “To request a report on the Roadworks scheme in Strandhill, including Urgent works on the Upper Road and the upgrading of footpaths from the church to the promenade”.
  19. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor T. McLoughlin

    “To request that County Council in the interest of safety provide a footpath at Kilmacowen at the school bus drop off point”.
  20. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor P. McGrath

    “In light of the current proposals fro a new site for a Library, Area Office and Health Centre in Ballymote that this Council retain ownership of the old cinema site and that a working partnership with the local community be formed to progress both of these projects”.
  21. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor J. Sherlock

    “To ask what is the Councils position in relation to taking in charge the Cluain Dara, Housing Estate in Ballisodare”.
  22. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor J. Sherlock

    “That this Council calls on Iarnrod Eireann to investigate the possibility of regulating or improving parking at Collooney Station to cater for the increase in passenger numbers availing of the improved services”.
  23. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor I. Fox

    “To ask the Director of Services for Infrastructure if;
    • Any funding was applied for in 2008 for the completion of Calry Road.
    • If there was a favourable response from the Department of the Environment in relation to the funding.
    • When will work commence on the completion of the Calry Road
  24. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor I. Fox

    “To ask Sligo County Council for an up to date report on the public water scheme in Calry which supplies Ballynamona and Loughanelteen”.
  25. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor I. Fox

    “To ask the Director of Services for Infrastructure to relieve the problem of road flooding at Calry village beside the church and hall”.
  26. Votes of Sympathy
  27. Votes of Congratulations
  28. Conferences
  29. Correspondence
    1. Letter dated 28th of February 2008 from Clonmel Borough Council regarding a resolution passed. (copy attached)
    2. Letter dated 28th of February from Bus Eireann regarding bus shelters at Rd 287 Kiltycahill. (copy attached)
    3. Letter dated 28th of February 2008 from Macroom Town Council regarding a resolution passed. (copy attached)
    4. Letter dated 29th of February 2008 from the Taoiseach regarding additional funding to allow the Council to maintain and improve its services. (copy attached)
    5. Letter dated 29th of February 2008 from the National Roads Authority regarding funding for the N17 Tubbercurry Bypass. (copy attached)
    6. Letter dated 5th March 2008 from the Minister for Education and Science regarding the funding for the installation of necessary facilities in schools in harvesting of rain water and the conservation of water. (copy attached)
    7. Letter dated 6th March 2008 from Clones Town Council regarding resolution passed. (copy attached)
    8. Letter dated 6th March 2008 from Clones Town Council regarding resolution passed. (copy attached)
    9. Letter dated 10th March 2008 from the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government regarding water charges for schools. (copy attached)
    10. Letter dated 11th March 2008 from the Taoiseach acknowledging receipt of letter regarding protecting equal rights of agency workers. (copy attached)
    11. Letter dated 12th March 2008 from the Minister for Education and Science regarding funding for IT equipment for Ransboro National School. (copy attached)
    12. Letter dated 12th March 2008 from the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food regarding REPS4. (copy attached)
    13. Letter dated 12th March 2008 from the Minister for Environment, Heritage and Local Government regarding the making up of the shortfall regards water charges. (copy attached)
    14. Letter received 14th March 2008 from South Dublin Council regarding resolution passed in relation to medical service for people with Cystic Fibrosis. (copy attached)
    15. Letter dated 19th March 2008 from An Bord Pleanala regarding cellular digital communications network at Carraun Townland, Corballa, County Sligo. (copy attached)
    16. Correspondence received 25th March 2008 from the Health Service Executive regarding cancer care services. (copy attached)
    17. Letter dated 27th March 2008 from the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government regarding grant aid for the elderly and the provision of funding to schools for water conservation facilities. (copy attached)
    18. Letter received 31st March 2008 from Leitrim County Council regarding resolution passed regarding providing a viable and workable Freight Service on all mainline rail lines. (copy attached)
  30. Matters Arising from Minutes
  31. Any Other Business

Meeting Date 07/04/2008