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March 2016 County Council Meeting Agenda


Date:
14/03/2016 15:30
Location:
Council Chamber
Standing Orders:
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Headed Items

H-I (1)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
Anne Hyland,Director of Corporate Performance & Change Management

CONFIRMATION AND RE-AFFIRMATION OF MINUTES

a) Minutes of County Council Meeting 8th February 2016

b) Minutes of Development Plan Meeting 4th February 2016

c) Minutes of Development Plan Meeting 5th February 2016

H-I (2)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
Director of Corporate Performance & Change Management

FILLING OF CASUAL VACANCY ON SOUTH DUBLIN COUNTY COUNCIL IN ACCORDANCE WITH S.19 OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 2001 FOLLOWING THE ELECTION TO DÁIL ÉIREANN OF COUNCILLOR E. Ó'BROIN

H-I (3)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
Director of Corporate Performance & Change Management

FILLING OF CASUAL VACANCY ON SOUTH DUBLIN COUNTY COUNCIL IN ACCORDANCE WITH S.19 OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 2001 FOLLOWING THE ELECTION TO DÁIL ÉIREANN OF COUNCILLOR G. KENNY

 Person for Co-option to be nominated for the April County Council Meeting

H-I (4)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
Director of Corporate Performance & Change Management

FILLING OF CASUAL VACANCY ON SOUTH DUBLIN COUNTY COUNCIL IN ACCORDANCE WITH S.19 OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 2001 FOLLOWING THE ELECTION TO DÁIL ÉIREANN OF COUNCILLOR C. BROPHY

H-I (5)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
Director of Corporate Performance & Change Management

FILLING OF CASUAL VACANCY ON SOUTH DUBLIN COUNTY COUNCIL IN ACCORDANCE WITH S.19 OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 2001 FOLLOWING THE ELECTION TO DÁIL ÉIREANN OF COUNCILLOR J. LAHART

H-I (6)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
Director of Corporate Performance & Change Management

ELECTION OF CHAIR FOR ECONOMIC, DEVELOPMENT, ENTERPRISE AND TOURISM SPC

H-I (7)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
Environment, Water & Climate Change,Housing Department,Landuse Planning & Transportation

REPORTS OF AREA COMMITTEES

 a) Rathfarnham/Templeogue-Terenure Area Committee held 9th February 2016

- Dealing with Public Realm, Water & Drainage, Housing, Community, Planning, Transportation, Economic Development, Libraries & Arts,(1 report - Arts Grants) Corporate Support, Performance & Change Management

                                                                                                          

 b) Clondalkin Area Committee held 17th February 2016

- Dealing with Public Realm, Water & Drainage, Housing, Community, Planning, Transportation, Economic Development, Libraries & Arts Corporate Support, Performance & Change Management

 (no report)

 c) Tallaght Committee Held 22nd February 2016

- Dealing with Public Realm, Water & Drainage, Housing, Community, Planning, Transportation, Economic Development, Libraries & Arts (1 Report - Arts Grants), Corporate Support, Performance & Change Management

                                                                                                                    

d) Lucan Area Committee held 23rd  February 2016

- Dealing with Public Realm, Water & Drainage, Housing, Community, Planning, Transportation, Economic Development, Libraries & Arts, Corporate Support, Performance & Change Management

 (no report)

 

H-I (8)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate

STANDING COMMITTEES - ORGANISATION, PROCEDURE & FINANCE COMMITTE

(H8) No Reports

H-I (9)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
Director of Economic, Enterprise & Tourism Development ,Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change ,Director of Housing, Community & Social Development,Director of Land Use Planning & Transportation

STRATEGIC POLICY COMMITTEES

a)Environment, Water & Climate Change SPC

(i) Report of Meeting held 2rd February 2016

(ii) Minutes of Meeting held 3rd November 2015

b)Arts, Culture, Gaeilge, Heritage & Libraries SPC

(i) Report of Meeting held 3rd February 2016

(ii) Minutes of Meeting held 11th November 2015

c) Economic, Enterprise & Tourism Development SPC

(i) Report of Meeting held 10th February 2016

(ii) Minutes of Meeting held 11th November 2015

d) Housing SPC

(i) Report of Meeting 10th February 2016

(ii) Minutes of Meeting 12th November 2015

(iii) Report on Incremental Purchase Scheme

e) Social & Community SPC

(i) Report of Meeting 16th February 2016

(ii) Minutes of Meeting 17th November 2015

f) Land Use Planning & Transportation SPC

(i) Report of Meeting 18th February 2016 (no report)

(ii) Minutes of Meeting 26th November  2015

 

H-I (10)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Community & Social Development

REPORT OF JOINT POLICING COMMITTEE 29th JANUARY 2016

H-I (11)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
 

REPORTS REQUESTED BY AREA COMMITTEES

(H11 No reports)

Questions

Qu (1)

Submitted by:
Councillor M. Duff
Responsibility:
Director of Land Use Planning & Transportation

Could the Chief Executive report if any new School Wardens have been employed in the County in 2016 and if so, how many?

Qu (2)

Submitted by:
Councillor M. Duff
Responsibility:
Director of Land Use Planning & Transportation

To ask the Chief Executive if a schedule exists of footpaths repairs/upgrading for each area in the County and will provision be continued to be put in place to facilitate wheelchair and mobility scooter users, when upgrading footpaths.

Qu (3)

Submitted by:
Councillor M. Duff
Responsibility:
Director of Corporate Performance & Change Management

Could the Chief Executive report if the Disability Proofing Toolkit, designed by members and staff of SDCC in 2010 is still in use today and could he ensure that all staff and members are aware of the Toolkit and it's importance to our County.

Qu (4)

Submitted by:
Councillor W. Lavelle
Responsibility:
Director of Land Use Planning & Transportation

To ask the Chief Executive for a detailed update on progress made in resolving and clearing the serious backlog of 405 open planning enforcement files (as reported in December), particularly in relation to 125 files opened prior to 2013?

Qu (5)

Submitted by:
Councillor W. Lavelle
Responsibility:
County Architect,Director of Land Use Planning & Transportation

To ask the Chief Executive for a report on the planned 2016 programme of remedial repair and conservation work to Council owned Protected Structures?

Qu (6)

Submitted by:
Councillor W. Lavelle
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

To ask the Chief Executive for a report on any proposed works planned for 2016 to improve the surfaces and drainage of playing pitches in the County?

Qu (7)

Submitted by:
Councillor W. Lavelle
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

To ask the Chief Executive for a report, including timelines, on the processes for planned playspace and playground projects which are to be progressed during 2016?

Qu (8)

Submitted by:
Councillor W. Lavelle
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

To ask the Chief Executive for an update on the current review of Burial Ground Systems and Procedures and to ask if a decision has yet been made in relation to requests for a reduction in the costs charged for erection of a headstones in SDCC burial grounds?

Qu (9)

Submitted by:
Councillor C. O'Connor
Responsibility:
Director of Corporate Performance & Change Management

To ask the Chief Executive in relation to the recent report in the Irish Times which noted that access to fitness programmes in the workplace improve the overall health and well-being of employees and that many employers are now offering free fitness regimes to their staff, will he state if he has any plans to introduce such a programme in this Council in view of his sector leading approach to overall health and well-being initiatives.

Qu (10)

Submitted by:
Councillor C. O'Connor
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Community & Social Development

To ask the Chief Executive with regard to the provision of both social and affordable housing in 2016, if he will set out the planned number of completions and acquisitions for the calendar year and if he will break down these numbers in each of the respective categories by area committee.

Qu (11)

Submitted by:
Councillor C. O'Connor
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

To ask the Chief Executive  if he will confirm that staff are still deployed to litter picking throughout the County and especially along the main road arteries of the County and in reporting will he confirm the frequency of such litter picks and the schedule being followed and will he respond to the view that has been expressed that the main roads leading to our towns in the County require particular attention.

Qu (12)

Submitted by:
Councillor C. O'Connor
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Community & Social Development

To ask the Chief Executive  if he would confirm the number of families who have registered as homeless with the Council so far this year and will he detail what action has been taken in respect of these applications.

Qu (13)

Submitted by:
Councillor C. O'Connor
Responsibility:
Director of Land Use Planning & Transportation

To ask the Chief Executive will he please confirm the number of Planning Applications submitted so far this year and will he detail how many relate to Housing accommodation and business, will he give such detail in respect of each electoral area.

Qu (14)

Submitted by:
Councillor L. O'Toole
Responsibility:
Director of Land Use Planning & Transportation

To ask the Chief Executive to provide a report on the number of claims taken against SDCC in relation to damaged footpath, how many have been successful to the claimant and how much has this cost the council, over the last two years.

Qu (15)

Submitted by:
Councillor L. O'Toole
Responsibility:
Director of Corporate Performance & Change Management

To ask the Chief Executive to provide a report on the number of official letters that have been sent to various Ministers from this Council within the last two years and how many have been replied to.

Qu (16)

Submitted by:
Councillor L. O'Toole
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

To ask the Chief Executive how many dog litter fines have been issued over the last two years per area and how many have resulted in successful payment.

Qu (17)

Submitted by:
Councillor L. O'Toole
Responsibility:
Director of Corporate Performance & Change Management

To ask the Chief Executive for an update on question submitted reference no. 44834 regarding HGV restrictions.

Qu (18)

Submitted by:
Councillor F. Timmons
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Community & Social Development

To ask the Chief Executive for an updated report on the number of People living in Hotels and B & B's in January 2016.

Qu (19)

Submitted by:
Councillor F. Timmons
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Community & Social Development

To ask the Chief Executive for a report on the Homeless numbers in SDCC?

Qu (20)

Submitted by:
Councillor F. Timmons
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Community & Social Development

To ask the Chief Executive for a report on what issues have arisen in traveller sites in SDCC following recent inspections and what proposed solutions are in place?

Qu (21)

Submitted by:
Councillor F. Timmons
Responsibility:
Director of Land Use Planning & Transportation

To ask the Chief Executive for a report on the update for the village Initiatives?

Qu (22)

Submitted by:
Councillor F. Timmons
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Community & Social Development

To ask the Chief Executive for a report on the numbers waiting on Council lists for social housing by area and years on the list?

Headed Items

H-I (12)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
Director of Land Use Planning & Transportation

DECLARATION OF ROADS TO PUBLIC ROADS

(H12 No reports)

H-I (13)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
Director of Economic, Enterprise & Tourism Development ,Director of Housing, Community & Social Development,Director of Land Use Planning & Transportation

PROPOSED DISPOSALS



Acquisition by Purchase of Fee Simple - 5 School Road, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin



  Acquisition by Purchase of Fee Simple - 25 Castle Park, Tallaght, Dublin 24


Acquisition by Purchase of Fee Simple - 57 Castle Park Estate, Tallaght, Dublin 24



Proposed disposal of plot of land at junction of Outer Ring Road & Citywest Ave., Cheeverstown, D.24



Proposed disposal of plot of land adjacent to 2 Lealand Walk, Clondalkin, Dublin 22



Proposed disposal of laneway to rear of 1 Drumcairn Drive, Tallaght, D. 24

H-I (14)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
Chief Executive

MONTHLY MANAGEMENT REPORT

H-I (15)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
County Architect,Director of Land Use Planning & Transportation

PART 8 ON PROPOSED GRANGE ROAD CYCLE AND WALKING SCHEME AND ENHANCEMENT OF THE STREETSCAPE ALONG GRANGE ROAD, RATHFARNHAM, DUBLIN 14 AND DUBLIN 16

H-I (16)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
Director of Land Use Planning & Transportation

ANNUAL ROADS PROGRAMME

H-I (17)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
Director of Corporate Performance & Change Management

ANNUAL REPORT FROM AUDIT COMMITTEE CHAIR

H-I (18)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
Director of Corporate Performance & Change Management

ANNUAL SERVICE DELIVERY PLAN

H-I (19)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
Director of Economic, Enterprise & Tourism Development

UPDATE ON DUBLIN MOUNTAINS PROJECT

H-I (20)

Submitted by:
Landuse Planning & Transportation
Responsibility:
Director of Land Use Planning & Transportation

PROPOSED EXTINGUISHMENT OF PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY BETWEEN WOOD DALE CRESCENT AND PARKLAND ROAD. MAP REF 5003

H-I (21)

Submitted by:
Landuse Planning & Transportation
Responsibility:
Director of Land Use Planning & Transportation

2 NOMINATIONS FOR THE SDCC ROAD SAFETY WORKING TOGETHER GROUP

H-I (22)

Submitted by:
Amanda Mills
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Community & Social Development

APPLICATION FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE UNDER THE CAPITAL ASSISTANCE SCHEME FROM NEW HOPE RESIDENTIAL CENTRE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 6 OF THE HOUSING (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT, 1992 FOR THE PURCHASE OF 9 DROMCARRA AVENUE, TALLAGHT, DUBLIN 24. 

H-I (23)

Submitted by:
Amanda Mills
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Community & Social Development

APPLICATION FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE UNDER THE CAPITAL ASSISTANCE SCHEME FROM FOCUS IRELAND IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 6 OF THE HOUSING (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT, 1992 FOR THE PURCHASE OF 117 KILTIPPER GATE, TALLAGHT, DUBLIN 24.

Correspondence

Cor (1)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate

Letter from Minister for Justice & Equality dated 01/02/2016 re M02/0715 HGV Incursion 

Cor (2)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate

M15/0116 Letter from Minister for Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Cor (3)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate

Email received from Minister for Defence re M1/0915

Cor (4)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
 

Letter from Minister for Children & Youth Affairs dated 19/02/2016 re Cuan Álainn Centre M01/1015

Motions

Mot (1)

Submitted by:
Councillor S. Holland
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Community & Social Development

Mayors Business

That this Council calls on the Chief Executive to provide culturally appropriate emergency accommodation for the families from the Travelling community whilst remedial work is carried out on the possible sites that may have health and safety issues, following the results of the ongoing audit of Traveller accomodation.

Mot (2)

Submitted by:
Councillor W. Lavelle
Responsibility:
Director of Land Use Planning & Transportation

That this Council requests the Chief Executive to present a report, for discussion, outlining details of all applications made by SDCC to the National Transport Authority under each of 2014, 2015 & 2016 Sustainable Transport Measures Grant schemes, including any applications made for projects to be progressed over the next three years; and to outline the consultations held with the elected members leading to the selection of projects being applied for?

Mot (3)

Submitted by:
Councillor P. Donovan
Responsibility:
Director of Land Use Planning & Transportation

That this Council advocated to establish a single interagency oversight committee for the River Dodder to maximise and enhance the management of this valued amenity from the Mountains to the Sea and harness the Economic, Biodiverse and Social Wellbeing that that this river can and does bring to the Communities of South Dublin. 

Mot (4)

Submitted by:
Councillor P. Foley
Responsibility:
Director of Land Use Planning & Transportation

This Council calls on the Chief Executive to instigate a review of the utilisation of all bus lanes and quality bus corridors in the County. With traffic levels back to pre-recession levels it is important that our road space is utilised to the maximum. As bus routes sometimes change it could well be that some of the bus lanes and QBCs in our County are underutilised and no longer represent an efficient use of that road space. 

Mot (5)

Submitted by:
Councillor R. Nolan
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Community & Social Development

That this Council recognises the deepening national housing crisis and immediately calls on Central Government to declare Housing as an emergency status.

Mot (6)

Submitted by:
Councillor P. Gogarty
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Community & Social Development

That the Chief Executive presents this Council with a report on any applications made on foot of the temporarily reopened swimming pool programme at national level, outlines the likely percentage cost of any overall projects this will cover; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Mot (7)

Submitted by:
Councillor D. Looney
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

That this Council, noting the high levels of litter resultant from green, brown and black bins blowing over in windy conditions, seeks to enforce a requirement for all companies involved in bin collection to provide devices or mechanisms to keep bins closed even in the case of falling, and for such a requirement to be implemented via the Environment SPC.

Mot (8)

Submitted by:
Councillor L. O'Toole
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

That this council introduces an “on the spot” fine for dog walkers that do not have in their possession a dog litter bag. Dog fouling is a scourge in our parks and on our footpaths throughout our county.

Dog waste possess a health risk particularly to young children because it contains dangerous parasite. Dog fouling is one of the most offensive forms of litter.

Mot (9)

Submitted by:
Councillor C. O'Connor
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Community & Social Development

That this Council calls on the Chief Executive to present an update on progress being made in this County in respect of the Council's social and affordable housing projects which form part of the major social housing programme to be delivered as part of our Council's response to the social housing emergency and will he detail the exact progress being made on each of the categories including direct build, direct acquisition, affordable housing and the various rental initiatives in this County since the initiation of the programme and in reporting will he also detail the exact expenditures which have been incurred on each of the facets of the overall programme and will he also provide estimates as to what units will completed/acquired in 2016 and will he also supply full details of the number of staff hours by grade and department which have been assigned to the delivery of this programme in each of its years so that this Council can evaluate whether the current plan and the allocated resources will have an impact on housing waiting lists in the short and medium term.  

Mot (10)

Submitted by:
Councillor E. Higgins
Responsibility:
Director of Corporate Performance & Change Management

"That this Council asks the Chief Executive to investigate how we can encourage more children and young people to develop an aptitude for and interest in STEM subjects."

Mot (11)

Submitted by:
Councillor F.N. Duffy
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

That this Council, in order to support a cleaner and safer local environment, agrees in principle to restrict the number and locations of election posters to be erected throughout South Dublin County Council for future elections and in respect of same hereby commits to engaging forthwith in a consultative process with all interested Local Community Organisations and Constituents, Elected Members of South Dublin County Council and all other interested parties, in order to identify the number of posters and specific designated public areas within the County where election postering for Candidates would only be allowed.

Mot (12)

Submitted by:
Councillor D. Richardson
Responsibility:
Director of Economic, Enterprise & Tourism Development

That this council call on the Chief Executive to update members on the Dublin Mountain walkway as part of our tourism strategy

currently the signs to the Dublin mountain walkway are damaged falling down and walkers are getting lost .

I believe if we are serious about bringing tourists in to our county we need more than a wooden stake in the ground with a directional arrow on it

where do people park for this walk ,

are the council engaging with walking clubs in the county

we are coming into the summer months and we should be attracting more visitors to this county

How serious are we about Tourism in our county

     

Mot (13)

Submitted by:
Councillor F. Timmons
Responsibility:
Director of Corporate Performance & Change Management

That all previous Motions on the Mother & Baby Home and Magdalene Laundries issues be addressed with immediate effect by the new Minister for Children Youth & Family Affairs and in addition that a review to add Westbank Home to the 14 homes already listed.

Mot (14)

Submitted by:
Councillor D. Looney
Responsibility:
Director of Corporate Performance & Change Management

That this Council calls on the Minister for Education and Skills to make provision in the Technological Universities Bill for the nomination of representatives for the South Dublin County Council area to the governing body of the new Dublin Technology University, either through SDCC or Dublin-Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board, given the importance of the current IT Tallaght within and to our administrative area.

Mot (15)

Submitted by:
Councillor P. Donovan
Responsibility:
Director of Land Use Planning & Transportation

That the Council appoints a dedicated cycling officer to develop policies and programs to support the implementation of the Development plan that contributes

to medium and long benefits of increased cycling in our county including:

  • 1. Initiatives and incentives that use cycling to combat rising levels of obesity
  • 2. Reduced traffic congestion
  • 3. Reduced transport emissions 
  • 4. More vibrant living spaces

Mot (16)

Submitted by:
Councillor K. Egan,Councillor W. Lavelle
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

That this Council calls on the Chief Executive to seek legal advice and to consult with An Garda Síochana with a view to bringing forward amendments to the Parks and Open Spaces Bye-Laws 2011 to clarify the legislative basis for Section 3.1 of the bye-laws (which allows An Garda Síochána to remove scrambler bikes from park/open space) and to further explicitly make provision for the detention, return and/or disposal of vehicles which have been removed.

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