Town Council: Town Council Monthly Meeting - March

Town Council Monthly Meeting - March

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  • Monday, 07-March-2011

Town Council: Minutes of the March Monthly Meeting of Council held on Monday, 7th March, 2011 at 7.00pm in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Mallow, Co. Cork.

Present:

Cllr. O’Regan (In Chair)
Cllr. Dempsey
Cllr. Fitzgerald
Cllr. Griffin
Cllr. Kennedy
Cllr. Lucey
Cllr. Mullally
Cllr. O’Connor
Cllr. Sheehan

In Attendance:

Mr. Aidan Weir, Substitute Town Manager
Mr. Pat O’Connor, Town Clerk
Mr. Keith Jones, Town Engineer

At the outset the Mayor, Members and Management extended congratulations to the successful Candidates at the General Election for the Constituency of Cork East. A vote of sympathy was extended to Cllr. John Paul O’Shea on the death of his mother.

1. Minutes

(a) On the proposal of Cllr. Dempsey seconded by Cllr. Griffin the Minutes of Special Meeting of Council held on Monday, 7th February, 2011 at 6.15pm were confirmed and adopted.

(b) On the proposal of Cllr. Griffin seconded by Cllr. Lucey the Minutes of the February Monthly Meeting of Council held on Monday, 7th February, 2011 at 7.00pm were confirmed and adopted.

2. Managers Orders

The list of Mangers Orders for the month of February were noted.

3. Planning

The list of Planning for the month of February were noted.

4. Housing

The Town Clerk reported 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

- A fixed term Tenant Purchase Scheme is being introduced for tenants of the

Local Authorities of more than 10 years standing. The Scheme provides for a maximum discount of 45% on Market Value. The Scheme and the terms of sale will be included in the Agenda for adoption at the April Monthly Meeting.

The following matters were also considered:

- Disposal of lands at St. Josephs Road

- Replacement of units at Willis Court

- Social Leasing Policy

5. Members Attendance at Conferences

Mayor O’Regan and Cllr. Fitzgerald provided a verbal report on the AMAI Spring Conference with reference in particular to Local Government Reform and the role of the Credit Union Movement. It was agreed to circulate a copy of the presentation by David Matthews ILCU to each Member.

6. Town Engineers Report

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

- Closing of Public Toilets

- Condition of Road at West End

- Timeframe for replacement of Bridge at Lower Beecher Street

- Road closure on Kilavullen Road

- Operation of loops at Mallow Bridge

7. Fix date for Meeting of Traffic Sub Committee

The Meeting was arranged for 4.30pm on Wednesday, 23rd March, 2011 and be preceded by a Special Meeting at 3.00pm.

8. Notices of Motion - Cllr. Noel O’Connor

Cllr. O’Connor proposed the following:

(a) “That Mallow Town Council gives a progress report on the repairs to the Resource House in Forest View, following on from the water/flood damage to the building, with a view to having the Resource House opened again shortly”.

This motion was seconded by Cllr. Dempsey. The Town Engineer agreed to investigate the matter.

(b) “That an indication be given as to when the works on improvements (including a new pedestrian crossing) of the Summerhill/Ballydaheen junction”.

This motion was seconded by Cllr. Dempsey. The Town Engineer provided an update on the matter.

(c)“That this Council considers putting bus stop markings on the roadway outside Gael Scoil Thomais Daibhis”.

This motion was seconded by Cllr. Dempsey. It was agreed to refer the matter to a meeting of the Traffic Sub-Committee.

9. Notice of Motion - Cllr. O’Regan

Cllr. O’Regan proposed the following:

(a) “That Mallow Town Council receives a deputation on behalf of the residents of Sean Moylan Park at the April Monthly Meeting”.

This motion was seconded by Cllr. Griffin and agreed.

10. Correspondence

(a) Correspondence received from Mallow RFC was noted. It was agreed to make a financial contribution towards the Club.

(b) Correspondence received from Anchor Treatment Centre Ltd was noted. It was agreed to make a financial contribution towards the Treatment Centre.

(c) Correspondence received from The Institute of Professional Training was noted.

(d) Correspondence received from Aidan Weir, S/Director of Services, Cork County Council was noted.

(e) Correspondence received from National Roads Authority was noted.

On the proposal of Cllr. O’Connor seconded by Cllr. Lucey it was agreed to extend the time of the meeting to 9pm.

11. Any Other Business

- A discussion took place on the closure of Murphys World of Wonder shops

- The Town Clerk provided an update on discussions relating to College Wood Estate

- Hub Town Status and implications for access to funding

12. Votes of Sympathy

Cllr. John Paul O’Shea, Lombardstown on the death his mother.

Mr.Charlie McCarthy, Lavally, Mallow on the death of his sister.

Mr. Tim Buckley, Patricks Place, Mallow on the death of his mother.

Mrs. Buckley, Beechwood Park, Mallow on the death of her husband.

This concluded the business of the Meeting.




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