Town Council: Town Council Monthly Meeting - February

Town Council Monthly Meeting - February

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  • Monday, 07-February-2011

Town Council: At the outset on the proposal of Cllr. Fitzgerald seconded by Cllr. Lucey Standing Orders were suspended in order to allow for a discussion on the awarding of Civic Reception to Mallow Sport & Leisure Council. It was agreed to defer the matter to the March Monthly Meeting.

On the proposal of Cllr. Dempsey seconded by Cllr. Lucey it was agreed to return to Standing Orders.

1. Minutes

(a) On the proposal of Cllr. Fitzgerald seconded by Cllr. Dempsey the Minutes of the Budget Meeting of Council held on Tuesday, 4th January, 2011 at 6.30pm were confirmed and adopted.

(b) On the proposal of Cllr. Dempsey seconded by Cllr. O’Connor the Minutes of the January Monthly Meeting of Council held on Tuesday, 4th January, 2011 at 7.00pm were confirmed and adopted.

A discussion took place on the outcome of the Meeting with Oireachtas Members

and it was agreed to consider the matter following on the appointment of the new

Government.

2. Managers Orders

The list of Managers Orders for the month of January was noted.

3. Planning

The list of Planning for the month of January was noted. The Town Engineer

responded to query in relation to PD 55,001/11.

4. Housing

The Town Clerk responded as follows:

- The pilot phase of the refurbishment work at Sandfield Estate are progressing satisfactorily and is due for completion in March, 2011. Tender documents are currently being prepared for the second phase of the project

- Works on the Energy Efficiency Contract are nearing completion

- The Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government has indicated that funding for 2011 under the Social Housing Investment Programme will only be available where Contracts have been signed

- The Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government has responded to the Councils submission on the replacement of Willis Court Apartments. The following matters were raised:

• Proposed density for new development

• Current Housing Policy

A discussion following on the matter raised.

5. Members Attendance at Conferences

Attendance at the following Conferences/Seminars was approved:

- AMAI Spring Conference – Cllr. Fitzgerald, Cllr. O’Regan,

11th & 12th February, 2011 Cllr. O’Connor & Cllr. Sheehan.

- Training Seminar 25th & 27th March, 2011 – Cllr. Lucey.

6. Extinguishment of Public Right of Way at Sandfield Estate/Russell Place

It was agreed to defer a decision on the matter to the September Monthly Meeting.

7. Development Contribution Scheme

On the proposal of Cllr. O’Connor seconded by Cllr. Fitzgerald it was resolved

8. Town Engineers Report

The contents of the Town Engineers Report was welcomed. The following matters were also considered:

- Footpath repairs Dromore Drive

- Condition of Road adjacent to Courthouse

- Signage on St. Josephs Road

- Road condition at the Spa and Bridge Street

9. Notices of Motion - Cllr. Sheehan (Deferred from January Monthly Meeting)

Cllr. Sheehan proposed the following:

(a) “To ask Mallow Town Council to introduce a staggered repayment plan in

respect of development charges applied to grants of planning permission in

respect of new or existing business”.

This motion was seconded by Cllr. Kennedy. The Town Clerk stated that such arrangements are currently in place and that developers should contact the Council in order to agree terms.

(b) “To ask Mallow Town Council to erect a fence and return the green area to

its original state prior to the completion works at Willow Bank Housing

Estate”.

This motion was seconded by Cllr. Kennedy. The Town Engineer agreed to provide a Report and costings at the March Monthly Meeting.

(c) “To ask Mallow Town Council when the Transportation Study

Commissioned on Mallow will be published given the ongoing traffic

congestion in the town”.

This motion was seconded by Cllr. Lucey. The Town Engineer and Substitute

Town Manager responded to the motion. The following matters were also

considered:

- Operation of Traffic Lights at Mallow Bridge

- Works at Ballydaheen/Summerhill junction

- Garda assistance at peak times

It was noted that the Transportation Plan is due for publication in March.

On the proposal of Cllr. O’Connor seconded by Cllr. Fitzgerald it was agreed

to extend the time of the meeting to 9pm.

10. Notices of Motion - Cllr. Lucey(Deferred from January Monthly Meeting)

Cllr. Lucey proposed the following:

(a) “That “children at play signs” be placed in the individual estates of

Woodview Drive and that the possibility of placing speed ramps in some of

the individual estates be looked into”.

This motion was seconded by Cllr. Mullally. The Town Engineer agreed to consider the proposals.

(b) “That the Council where possible provide the estates in the town if requested

with grit so they can use it for the roads and footpaths in the estates”.

This motion was seconded by Cllr. O’Regan. The Town Engineer responded to

the motion.

11. Notices of Motion - Cllr. Kennedy(Deferred from January Monthly Meeting)

Cllr. Kennedy proposed the following:

(a) “That this Council shall clear the leaves from the footpath on St. Josephs

road, as its steep gradient makes it extremely dangerous for pedestrians at

this time of year”.

This motion was seconded by Cllr. Lucey. It was noted that this work has been carried out.

(b) “That this Council shall examine the feasibility of allowing each qualifying

household the opportunity of purchasing one Visitor Parking Pass, in order

that relatives visiting their families do not have to spend inordinate sums of

money on parking fees”.

This motion was seconded by Cllr. Mullally. The Town Engineer stated that the issues had previously been considered and was deemed to be unworkable.

12. Notices of Motion - Cllr. O’Connor (Deferred from January Monthly

Meeting)

These matters were deleted from the Agenda

(b) “That, for the three weeks up to Christmas, this Council requests the Gardai to

manage the traffic flow in the town centre and turn off the traffic lights at the

Bridge from 2pm until 6.30pm each day (Sundays excluded)”.

(c)“That this Council maintains the Community and Arts Grant in the Town

Councils Budget for 2011”.

13. Notices of Motion - Cllr. Mullally & Cllr. Kennedy

Cllr. Mullally proposed the following:

(a) “That this Council write to the Court Services asking them to reconsider the

decision to move all services from Mallow to Cork”.

This motion was seconded by Cllr. Kennedy. It was agreed to request a Meeting in Mallow or alternatively to send a delegation to meet with the Court Services.

14. Notices of Motion - Cllr. O’Connor

Cllr. O’Connor proposed the following:

(a) “That the rough link pathway (which is widely used) just above the single

apartments/flats at Summerhill, be made less rough and muddy through the

use of loam (or by some other method). This pathway links lower

Summerhill with Upper Summerhill”.

This motion was seconded by Cllr. O’Regan. The Town Engineer agreed to investigate the matter.

(b) “That repairs be carried out in front of the White Deer Restaurant where

water lodges on a regular basis”.

This motion was seconded by Cllr. O’Regan. The Town Engineer agreed to investigate the matter.

(c) “That this Council supports the Woodview Drive Community Group in their efforts to establish a support, “drop in” house, in a supervised fashion, for the teenagers in a property owned by the Council”.

This motion was seconded by Cllr. Lucey. It was agreed to defer the matter to a

Meeting held “in committee”.

The following Notices of Motions from Cllr. Mullally were also considered:

Cllr. Mullally proposed the following:

(a) “That this Council consider putting double yellow lines to the rear of Davis

Terrace and Geraldville, Bathview Mallow”.

This motion was seconded by Cllr. Kennedy. The Town Engineer agreed to

investigate the matter.

(b) “That this council request the owner of the derelict site at Shoulders Lane

Mallow ( rear of old Cinema) to clean up same”

This motion was seconded by Cllr. Kennedy and agreed.

15. Correspondence

(a) Received from Ms. Mary Kelly, Mallow Racing Home for Easter Festival

2011 was noted. It was agreed to discuss the matter “in committee”.

(b) Received from Rattoo Heritage Society was marked read.

(c) Received from The Institute of Professional Training was marked read.

(d) Received from Mallow Sports & Leisure Council was noted. It was agreed to

make a similar contribution as in 2010.

(e) Received from Local Authority Members Association was marked read.

16. Any Other Business

The following matters were considered:

- Funding for Mallow Red Cross

- Dumping at rear of Bridge Street

- Damaged wall at Duhallow Park

- Policy in relation to Election Posters

17. Votes of Sympathy

Superintendent Pat McCarthy on the death of his mother.

The Downey Family, 10 Kilmorna, Mallow on the death of Trevor.

Ms. Ann O’Callaghan, St. Josephs Road, Mallow on the death of her brother.

Mrs. Kelly, Bank Place, Mallow on the death of her mother.

This concluded the business of the meeting.

Present: Cllr. O’Regan (In Chair)

Cllr. Dempsey

Cllr. Fitzgerald

Cllr. Kennedy

Cllr. Lucey

Cllr. Mullally

Cllr. O’Connor

Cllr. Sheehan

Apology received from Cllr. Griffin

In Attendance: Mr. Aidan Weir, Substitute Town Manager

Mr. Pat O’Connor, Town Clerk

Mr. Keith Jones, Town Engineer




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