Agendas 2009

Agenda of October Ordinary Meeting of Sligo County Council to be held on 5th October 2009 at 11am


Corporate Services
Sligo County Council
County Hall
Riverside
Sligo

Phone: (071) 9111111


29th September, 2009

To: The Cathaoirleach and Each Member of the Council

An Ordinary Meeting of Sligo County Council will be held:

On: Monday, 5th October 2009

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 the September Ordinary Meeting held on the 7th September, 2009. (copy attached)
  2. To confirm the minutes of the Dromore West Area Meeting held on 15th May, 2009. (copy attached)
  3. To approve in accordance with Part 8 of the Local Government (Planning and Development) Regulations, 2001 the proposed construction of the N59 realignment Farranyharpy to Ballygreighan in the townlands of Farranyharpy, Doonflin Lower, Doonflin Upper, Grange Beg, Ballinphull and Ballygreighan in, Co. Sligo. (previously circulated)
  4. To approve in accordance with Part 8 of the Local Government (Planning and Development) Regulations 2001, as amended, the provision of a new Branch Library at Teeling Street, Ballymote, County Sligo. (copy attached)
  5. To consider the Manager’s Report on pre-draft submissions received in relation to the review of Sligo County Development Plan under Section 11(4) of the Planning and Development Act 2000, Review of Sligo County Development Plan 2004 - 2010, First Manager’s Report (previously circulated)
  6. To fix a date to consider the Third Managers Report in relation to the Draft Sligo And Environs Development Plan 2010 – 2016.
  7. To note Sligo County Council’s intention to apply for funding under the Department of Transports Smarter Travel Areas competition. (report attached)

DEFERRED MOTIONS

  1. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Fleming
    “In relation to development charges levied on rural dwellings being constructed, which are not connected to water or sewerage services provided by Sligo County Council, that those developments be exempt from the charges relating to provision of community services including libraries, lighting, footpaths etc”.
  2. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Gormley
    “That the system that existed up to now whereby applicants in the rural areas who opt to drill a well for their own water supply are exempt from development contributions”
  3. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor J. Lundy
    “That Sligo County Council calls on the Government to continue to support the family resource programme, in particular the family resource centre in Tubbercurry and also in Ballymote, Easkey and Sligo”
  4. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor J. Lundy
    “In view of the re-occurring problems of burst water mains in the Gurteen, Monasteraden and Cloonloo areas of South Sligo, what plans have this Council in place to solve this serious problem”
  5. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Baker
    “To ask Sligo County Council when works will be proceeding on Road 290 on section leading to the roundabout in Collooney”
  6. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Baker
    “To ask Sligo County Council when the provision of street lighting will take place on the junction beside Church of Ireland, Ballysadare”
  7. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Baker
    “To ask Sligo County Council that hedges and grass be cutback on secondary roads.”

MOTIONS

  1. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Barrett
    “That this Council oppose the HSE’s plans to centralise all medical card applications and call on the Minister for Health to reverse the decision”
  2. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor S. MacManus
    “That Sligo County Council takes the necessary action to ensure that adequate sightlines are provided to the left when exiting Chestnut Court onto the Top Road, Strandhill.  Such improvement will include setting back portion of wall at this location”
  3. To consider the following  motion as submitted by Councillor P. McGrath
    “To ask Sligo County Council to reverse its decision regarding the temporary closure of the Library Facilities in Ballymote”
  4. To consider the following  motion as submitted by Councillor P. McGrath
    “To ask Sligo County Council as to why there was only minimal hedge trimming carried out in the Ballymote Electoral Area”
  5. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor P. McGrath
    “To call on Sligo County Council for an update regarding Pedestrian Crossings in Ballymote”
  6. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor D. Bree
    “That the Council calls on the Taoiseach and Minister for Social and Family Affairs to publish the National Carers Strategy as committed to in the Social Partnership Agreement – Towards 2016 and in the Programme for Government, as a matter of principal.”
  7. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Clarke
    “To call on Sligo County Council to begin the process and develop office/library/one stop shop and HSE facilities including ambulance bay on Council land at Knocknacullen, Dromore West”
  8. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Clarke
    “To call on Sligo County Council to reduce the Speed on L 6102-0 Cooney Road from 80Km to 50 Km, in the interest of road safety and to carry out a root and branch review of all the speed limits on our county”
  9. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Clarke
    “To call on Sligo County Council to put in place Buoys on and in and around Ballisodare Bridge on the Ballisodare river in the interest of Public Safety”
  10. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor J. McGarry
    “That Sligo County Council call on the Taoiseach and Minister for Social and Family Affairs to publish the National Carers Strategy as committed to in the Social Partnership Agreement - Towards 2016 and in the Programme for Government, as a matter of principal”
  11. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Gormley
    “Due to the number of trains now on the Sligo/Dublin line this Council calls on Iarnrod Eireann to discontinue charging increased fares to passengers on Fridays and Sundays”
  12. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Gormley
    “To ask the Director of Services for Infrastructural Services, is it the Council’s intention to take in charge the water pumping booster station located at Springvale Estate, Tubbercurry?”
  13. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor J. Lundy
    “To ask Sligo County Council to work in partnership with Tubbercurry Chamber of Commerce and Community Association and Tubbercurry Tidy Towns Committee to promote business, job creation and tourism in Tubbercurry and south Sligo”
  14. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor J. Lundy
    “To request this Council to write to Minister John Gormley to ask that turf cutting be allowed to continue on local bogs in County Sligo into the future”
  15. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor J. Lundy
    “To ask the Director of Services if the disposal of old paint and paint tins at the Tubbercurry recycling plant will be introduced in the near future”
  16. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Fleming
    “To request the NRA and Minister for Transport to provide funding to carry out surfacing works on the N17 at Curry village, including road markings to indicate right turn for traffic travelling south to Charlestown”
  17. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Fleming
    “As Sligo is identified as having high Radon readings, this Council should allocate funds to carry out an awareness programme for householders and request the Minister for Environment to provide grant aid for works necessary to lower the levels of Radon in dwelling houses”
  18. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor S. MacManus
    “That Sligo County Council calls on the Government to halt its present policy of drastic cuts to community support programmes.  In particular, we are opposed to the proposals for further significant reductions to this sector contained in the McCarthy report. 
    Some, but not all, of the many areas to be affected include Community Development Projects, Rural Transport Projects, Drugs Task Force, Disability and Mental Health Organisations and Family Resource Centres.  These cuts will devastate the Community Sector and bring severe hardship and increased poverty to the poorest communities across the state.  This Council calls on the Government to stop harming the weakest in our society”
  19. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor J. Queenan
    “To ask Sligo County Council to consider taking in charge ‘Castle Cove’ Housing Estate in Enniscrone”
  20. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor J. Queenan
    “To ask the Director of Services to give an update report on the reduction of speed limit through Corballa Village on the N59”
  21. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor J. Queenan
    “To ask the Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council, Mr Gerry Murray to organise a meeting between Management of Sligo General Hospital and Members of Sligo County Council, so that we can be briefed about the day-to-day Management of the hospital and its future plans”
  22. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor D. Mulvey
    To ask Sligo County Council, if it is possible to get two extra lights at Carrignat (near Quigley’s pub ) Collooney, down to Devaney’s house and if a top coat or finish layer can be applied to the footpaths here also?”
  23. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor D. Mulvey
    “To ask Sligo County Council if extra life buoys can be provided along the river at Ballysodare?”
  24. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor D. Mulvey
    “To ask Sligo County Council, why some residents in Mountain Park, Coolaney are having water pressure problems?”
  25. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor D. Bree
    “That the Council be provided with a full report outlining the amount of Development Levies collected by the Council since the beginning of the year and the amount still outstanding”
  26. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor D. Bree
    “That the Council be provided with a report regarding Hazelwood House including details of action taken by the Council to prevent the protected structure from becoming endangered.”
  27. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Fleming and Councillor G. Mullaney
    “That Sligo County Council supports the right of turf cutters to continue the harvesting of turf on bogs where this work has been carried on for years.  The Minister for the Environment should protect those turbary rights in any future proposed legislation”
  28. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Gormley
    “To ask the Director of Services for Infrastructural Services who is responsible for making safe the section of road in Culfadda village that has subsided and when is it expected the work will be carried out as its a safety issue”
  29. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor V. Cawley
    “That the Council be informed on when the Part 8 for the upgrading of the road at Ballinode/Hazelwood will come before this Council”
  30. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor V. Cawley
    “That the Council receive a report on the number of houses that are been considered and approved under the Government’s long term leasing scheme”
  31. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor T. Collery
    “To ask Sligo County Council to provide funding out of next year’s allocation for a stretch of road starting from Sooey hall towards Sooey cemetery and also for the laying of tarmac out on the carpark at Sooey church”
  32. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor T. Collery
    “To ask Sligo County Council to make an enquiry to ask the Developer to see what date will the tarmac be laid at Dun ar Ree Estate, Ballygawley, Co Sligo, as the houses are built 3 years now”
  33. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor T. Collery
    “To ask Sligo County Council to provide funding for the cutting of hedges known as Kelly’s lane, Carrickbanagher, Co Sligo, as there is 40 houses on this road”
  34. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor H. Keaney
    “To ask Sligo County Council for an update on the repairs to Hazelwood House as per the section 59 order which was imposed on Foresthaze Developments”
  35. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor H. Keaney
    “To ask Sligo County Council what plans are in place to protect the sand dunes at Rosses Point main beach area”
  36. To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor H. Keaney
    “To ask the Council to ensure that all minor road junctions are maintained in a safe and proper manner in relation to signage and hedge cutting”
  37. Votes of Sympathy
  38. Votes of Congratulations
  39. Conferences
  40. Correspondence
    1. Letter dated 4th September, 2009 from Iarnród Éireann regarding an early morning commuter train from Carrick-on-Shannon to Sligo.
    2. Letter dated 7th September, 2009 from the Department of Health & Children regarding breast cancer services at Sligo General Hospital.
    3. Letter dated 9th September, 2009 from Dublin City Council regarding recent resolution passed.
    4. Letter dated 15th September, 2009 from the Department of Agriculture & Food regarding REPS 4 and Single Farm Payments.
    5. Letter dated 15th September, 2009 from the Taoiseach regarding the Family Resource Centre Programme.
    6. Letter dated 16th September, 2009 from the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs regarding the Family Resource Centre Programme.
    7. Letter dated 16th September, 2009 from the Department of Education and Science regarding the assessment of Higher Education Grants.
    8. Letter dated 16th September, 2009 from the Department of Education and Science regarding the provision of funds for Higher Education Grants.
    9. Letter dated 17th September, 2009 from the Department of Social and Family Affairs regarding the Family Resource Centre Programme
    10. Letter dated 18th September, 2009 from the Department of Education and Science regarding the provision of funds for Higher Education Grants.
    11. Letter dated 21st September, 2009 from South Tipperary County Council regarding recent resolution passed.
    12. Letter dated 21st September, 2009 from the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources regarding the rollout of Broadband across Sligo.
    13. Letter dated 24th September, 2009 from the HSE regarding retention of the Rapid Response Vehicle in South Sligo.
  41. Matters Arising from Minutes
  42. Any Other Business

 


Meeting Date 05/10/2009