Meeting of Sligo County Council

Council Chamber, County Hall, Riverside, Sligo, Monday 14 September 2015 at 11.00am

Pic: Offices, Sligo CoCo

 

CLAR/AGENDA

 

DEFERRED MOTIONS:

To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor S. Mac Manus & T. Healy

“That Sligo Co Council supports the recent industrial action forced on the lecturers of St Angela’s College and calls on the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) to engage with the genuine concerns of the lecturers by entering into discussions with the TUI on all issues of concern surrounding the proposed incorporation of St Angela’s into NUIG.”

To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor J. Lundy

“To ask Sligo County Council to remove the burden of commercial rates from early childhold care and educational facilities in Co. Sligo, as is the case with all other educational premises, both public and private throughout the country.”

 MOTIONS:

To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor T. MacSharry

“That Sligo County Council taking the increase of young families and children into consideration and increase in population in the Rosses Point village area of Sligo, assess the urgent need and costing for the provision of a designated playground in the village.”

To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor S. MacManus
 
“That Sligo Co Council would give consideration to re/naming existing or new streets in Co Sligo in honour of the patriots who fought in the Easter Rising 1916, particularly those from Co Sligo.”

To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor E. Scanlon

“Request the following information in relation to the Library Service and the Model Niland Centre:
         1     a.        What funding is provided by Sligo Co. Co. toward the Branch Libraries    
                        per year and a breakdown of how this money is allocated for each branch?  
                  b.      What funding is provided by the State towards the library service per year?
c.       Furthermore, confirm how many staff members are required for the day to day running of both Ballymote Library and Tubbercurry Library operating at their current status.
d.     How many registered members are there of Ballymote Library and    Tubbercurry Library

2.      Request the following information in relation to Sligo Town Library namely:
a.      What funding is provided by Sligo Co. Co. toward this library per year and a breakdown of how this money is allocated?      
b.      What funding is provided by the State towards this library per year?
c.       How many registered members are there of Sligo Town Library?

3.      In relation to The Model Niland Centre
a.      What was the recorded visitor numbers for 2014? 
b.      How many members of staff are currently employed at The Model Niland Centre? 
c.       What funding comes directly from Sligo County Council to the Model Niland Centre and a breakdown of how this money is allocated on an annual basis?
d.     What funding comes from the State to the Model Niland Centre on an annual basis?”

To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Casserly
“In relation to the “Designated Urban Centres Grants Scheme 2014-2020”, what provision does Sligo Co Co intend to set aside to avail of this funding stream and what projects are to be applied for?”

To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Casserly
“I wish to propose a motion to congratulate all those involved in any way in making the Fleadh a huge success for the second year in a row and for putting Sligo centre stage nationally and internationally.”

To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor D. Bree

“That the Council resolves (a) that grants allocated to residents associations by the Sligo local authorities in 2014, be maintained, at a minimum, at the same level in the current year; and that the required additional finance be taken from the funding provided in Programme FO4 – Community Grants; and (b) that applications now be accepted from  residents associations which received grant aid from the Sligo local authorities in 2014 and were late in submitting applications in the current year due to the changes in the grants system.”

To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor E. Scanlon

“Request Sligo Co Council to have works carried out on Road L-1604 as there are some bad potholes and it’s a road that is very heavily trafficked and it is the main link road between Ballymote town and the N4.”

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

“That Sligo County Council calls on the wider driving public to respect the criteria for usage of disabled parking bays throughout the town and county.
Further, that Sligo County Council will pro-actively implement the existing parking bye-laws relating to such parking bays by:
(i)        Upgrading the existing texting facility to utilise smartphone camera technology;
(ii)       Allow traffic wardens to place parking violation stickers on cars that don’t display the Disabled Person Parking Card.”

To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor J. Lundy

“That Sligo County Council calls on the Minister for Education and Minister for Children to immediately appoint a qualified Childcare Professional to the Childcare facility at Aclare in south Sligo – known as “Magic Moments” so that the building can be reopened for the new school year.”

To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor D. Bree

“That the meeting be provided with a report indicating measures taken by the Council to facilitate wheelchair users in streets, roads, parks and public places.”

To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor D. Bree

“That the Council be provided with an up to date report on the proposed pedestrian footbridge to be erected adjacent to Markievicz Bridge; the report to include details of the most recent submission made to the Department seeking funding for the project.”

To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Gormley

“That this council express its concern at the announcement that the upgrade of the Lough Talt Water Supply Scheme which supplies over 9,000 customers in the South Sligo area and for which a new treatment plant is urgently needed is to be further deferred and that we call on Irish Water for detailed report as to why.”

To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor M. Gormley

“What progress is been made regarding the transfer of lands at Holy Family N.S Tubbercurry which is urgently needed for car parking set down area to enable children be dropped off and collected in safety?”

To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor T. Healy

To call on Sligo County Council to write to NRA in relation to the two  roundabouts on the N4 at the junction at Collooney and at the junction of the  N17 and ask that the NRA to work along with Collooney Tidy town to plant some flowers and shrubs to bring a bit of colour to these two roundabouts

To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor T. Healy:

To call on Sligo County Council to carry out  a major clean up of the old cemetery  in Ballisodare and the road leading down to it.

To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor J. Lundy

“To call on the Government to immediately re-instate the full Christmas bonus to Pensioners and those on long term Social Welfare in the October Budget 2015.”

To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor S. Kilgannon

“To provide an update of the position in relation to the extensions at the Pontoons at Sligo Harbour and Mullaghmore Harbour.”

To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor S. Kilgannon

“Sligo County Council calls on the Minister for Finance to return to the Dail with an open mind and listen to the very real concerns of TDs before he signs new Regulations into law on the Remaning Sections of the 2012 Credit Union Act.”

To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor D. Mulvey

“To call on Sligo County Council to repair the fencing around the Water Treatment plant at Rockfield, Coolaney and to erect a public light along the road adjacent to this facility in the interest of safety.”

To consider the following motion as submitted by Councillor S. Kilgannon

“Sligo County Council calls on the Minister for Finance, Mr. Michael Noonan, to cut the Inheritance tax in the upcoming Budget.”