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January 2019 County Council Meeting Agenda


Date:
14/01/2019 15:30
Location:
Council Chamber
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Headed Items

H-I (1)

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

CONFIRMATION AND RE-AFFIRMATION OF MINUTES

a) - Minutes of the December Council Meeting - 10th December 2018

H-I (2)

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

REPORTS FROM AREA COMMITTEES

a) Rathfarnham/Templeogue-Terenure Area Committee - 11th December 2018

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

(No report)

b) Clondalkin Area Committee – 12th December 2018

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

(No report)

c) Tallaght Area Committee – 17th December 2018

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

(No report)

d) Lucan Area Committee – 18th December 2018

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

(No report) 

H-I (3)

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

STANDING COMMITTEES ORGANISATION PROCEDURE & FINANCE

(No reports)

 

H-I (4)

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

STRATEGIC POLICY COMMITTEES

a) Land Use, Planning & Transport SPC

(i) Minutes of Meeting - 4th October 2018

(ii) Report of Meeting - 6th December 2018

H-I (5)

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

REPORTS REQUESTED BY AREA COMMITTEES

(No Reports)

Questions

Qu (1)

Submitted by:
Councillor M. Johansson
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

To ask the Chief Executive to clarify who is responsible when trees on public footpaths in housing estates damage private houses, for example cracks in walls?

Qu (2)

Submitted by:
Councillor D. Looney
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Social & Community Development

To ask the Chief Executive to confirm the allocations policy for families presenting as homeless and in need of emergency accommodation including hubs; to ask if and when families are referred to appropriate other bodies to assist in the securing of HAP properties and to provide details of such; to ask for a report on the numbers of families and individuals presenting as homeless at present and during 2018 and 2017; and to make a statement on the matter. 

Qu (3)

Submitted by:
Councillor D. Looney
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Social & Community Development

To ask the Chief Executive to provide an update on the number of families waiting for accommodation in homeless hubs, and to make a statement on the matter. 

Qu (4)

Submitted by:
Councillor D. Looney
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Social & Community Development

To ask the Chief Executive how many housing units were made available through direct build, purchase, partnership with AHBs, Part V and other streams during 2018, and to make a statement on the matter. 

Qu (5)

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

To ask the Chief Executive if he will ensure that the green economy is fully supported in South Dublin County by aligning the work of the draft Climate Change Action Plan with the policies of the Local Enterprise Office, the work of the Economic Development, Enterprise & Tourism SPC, the LECP, and other bodies and policies for which this Council has responsibility; will he consider grant schemes and other supports for new enterprises making a positive environmental impact, and to make a statement on the matter. 

Qu (6)

Submitted by:
Councillor K. Mahon
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

Can the Chief Executive report on what steps can be taken to ensure that play spaces are accessible to those in the county with mobility challenges, such as wheelchair users?

Are there plans to incorporate wheelchair accessible swings, for example, into the upcoming play space programme? Could additional facilities be incorporated into existing play spaces in the county parks? Does the Council monitor improving technologies and innovations around accessibility to amenities and the public realm?

Qu (7)

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

To ask the Chief Executive for an update report on the Carbon Credits.

Qu (8)

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

To ask the Chief Executive to please outline the procedure whereby the Council can "take over" a house that is so neglected that it is a hazard in an area e.g. subject to anti-social behaviour and where neighbours have real grounds that it could be a fire hazard and to include in the report the number of such houses (a) considered (b) taken over by the Council in 2018.

Qu (9)

Submitted by:
Councillor G. O'Connell
Responsibility:
A/Director of Land Use, Planning & Transportation

To ask the Chief Executive for a report on the observance or breach of the prohibition on Parking of Trucks in residential areas and to include in the report the number of complaints from residents on such parking during the period Jan - Nov 2018 and if there has been any prosecutions he is aware of for same.

Qu (10)

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

To ask the Chief Executive to present an update on his plans to utilise the extra resources approved in the Budget in respect of the Tree Program; will he detail how this will deal with so called emergency attention to trees and will he make a statement. 

Qu (11)

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

To ask the Chief Executive to confirm plans to deal with the menace of Litter and Graffiti through 2019; will he appreciate the concerns of communities in respect of this matter and will he make a statement.

Qu (12)

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

To ask the Chief Executive to table a report on plans for the continued provision of fire services in the County through 2019 and will he make a statement in the matter.

Qu (13)

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

To ask the Chief Executive to confirm that he continues to monitor the wide spread concerns in respect of the challenge of Climate Change; will he outline his further proposals to deal with the matter and will he make a statement.

Qu (14)

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

To ask the Chief Executive if he would update members on actions regularly taken to promote the Councils Services to the wider public and will he make a statement in the matter.

Qu (15)

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

To ask the Chief Executive for a report that outlines how much has been spent for 2018 on hotels, family hubs and emergency accommodation for those in need within SDCC and to ask for a breakdown of each cost?

Qu (16)

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

To ask the Chief Executive for a report that outlines how much has been spent for 2018 on illegal dumping with SDCC and to provide a breakdown by Local Electoral Area?

Qu (17)

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

To ask the Chief Executive for a report on the Homeless figures for 2018 by month and how this compares to 2017?

Qu (18)

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

To ask the Chief Executive for a report that states progress on playspaces within SDCC and outlines how much has been spent on the Playspace Programme, how much is left in the playspace budget and what playspaces are to be done before the end of the current Council? 

Qu (19)

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

To ask the Chief executive for a report that outlines what will be done by SDCC to get people to register to vote in the upcoming Local and European elections? 

Qu (20)

Submitted by:
Councillor M. Ward
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

To ask the Chief Executive to provide a report on the overall costs of cleansing of illegal dumping for years 2015, 2016 ,2017 and 2018?

Qu (21)

Submitted by:
Councillor M. Ward
Responsibility:
A/Director of Land Use, Planning & Transportation

To ask the Chief Executive for a report on the yellow traffic signs with black shapes (photograph attached) that have been erected recently throughout the County.

What are they for?

What cost was this to the Council?"

Qu (22)

Submitted by:
Councillor M. Ward
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Social & Community Development

To ask the Chief Executive to provide a report on the amount of people housed through CBL on the 1 bed, 2 bed, 3 bed and 4 bed list in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 in total and both north and south of the Nass Road and how many people are currently waiting on 1 bed, 2 bed, 3 bed, 4 bed properties and what is the average waiting time for each on CBL?

Headed Items

H-I (6)

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

DECLARATION OF ROADS TO BE MADE PUBLIC ROADS

(H6 No reports)

H-I (7)

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

PROPOSED DISPOSAL OF PROPERTIES/SITES

 

H-I (8)

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

MANAGERS REPORT

 

H-I (9)

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

EXTINGUISHMENT OF PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY 276 ARTHUR GRIFFITH PARK

H-I (10)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

2019 PROGRAMME FOR TEENSPACES

 

H-I (11)

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

REPORT ON CORPORATE PLAN ACHIEVEMENTS

H-I (12)

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

AUDIT COMMITTEE CHARTER AND WORK PROGRAMME 2019

H-I (13)

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

APPLICATION FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE UNDER THE CAPITAL ASSISTANCE SCHEME IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 6 OF THE HOUSING (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT, 1992

Correspondence

Cor (1)

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

Letter dated 4th December 2018 from Donegal County Council in relation to commemorating the first Dáil Éireann

Cor (2)

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

Letter dated 17th December 2018 from Donegal County Council regarding the Irish Language Act in Northern Ireland

Cor (3)

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

Letter dated 18th December 2018 from Kerry County Council regarding undocumented workers in the United States of America.

Cor (4)

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

Letter dated 18th December 2018 from Monaghan County Council regarding the cost to over 70's applying for a driving license.

Cor (5)

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

Letter dated 21st December 2018 from the Standards in Public Office Commission regarding an additional declarable interest to consider when completing the annual declaration form.

Motions

Mot (1)

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

This Council agrees that forced evictions of tenants by private landlords using private security firms are unethical and draconian and therefore agrees to write to the relevant Ministers asking them to introduce legislation that will stop this barbaric behaviour and protect tenants from becoming homeless.

Mot (2)

Submitted by:
Councillor R. Nolan
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

This Council calls on the Chief Executive to support schools and supply materials to schools who are prepared to organise a propagation programme for children.

Mot (3)

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

That this Council recognizes the work of Local Policing Forums in serving our Communities and seeks to establish such policing forums across all remaining Area Committees in our County

Mot (4)

Submitted by:
Councillor M. Johansson
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

That this Council, acknowledging the devastating effect of plastic bottles on the environment and the urgent need to tackle plastic pollution,  provide free public drinking water fountains in selected locations (to be discussed and agreed at local Area Committee Meetings) across the county for the public.

Mot (5)

Submitted by:
Councillor P. Gogarty
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

That the Chief Executive report on its formal plans for the management and upgrade of pet farms in the county on lands owned or maintained by this local authority and in particular outlines how the welfare of the animals under its care will be improved going into the future or whether the animals will be sent to animal shelters; and if a statement can be made on the matter.

Mot (6)

Submitted by:
Councillor K. Egan,Councillor V. Casserly
Responsibility:
Director of Corporate Performance & Change Management

https://changingplaces.ie/build-changing-places/

To call on the Chief Executive, following recent budget approval from the overseas training budget, to allocate funds and install Changing Places Facilities as per guidelines of Inclusion Ireland in Civic Offices Clondalkin, Clondalkin Leisure Centre, Tallaght Stadium and Ballyroan Library with the surplus funds being utilized by the Disability Consultative Forum to carry out an accessibility study on all council managed buildings to ensure we are compliant and functional for all in our community.

**We acknowledge changing places is a step beyond current building regulations, however it is progressive, and offers our community dignity and freedom to participate fully in society.

Mot (7)

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

That this South Dublin County Council calls on Charlie Flanagan TD Minister for Justice & Equality to confirm to the Council his plans, including new legislation,  to tackle the menace of Scramblers, asking the Minister to appreciate that this is now a serious issue of concern to many communities.

Mot (8)

Submitted by:
Councillor L. O'Toole
Responsibility:
Director of Corporate Performance & Change Management ,Director of Housing, Social & Community Development

That this Council requests the Chief Executive to look at ways in which this Council could hire an Irish Sign Language Interpreter. An interpreter could in turn teach volunteers within the community. Trained volunteers could then assist groups, organisations, sports clubs etc. in the many events we have within our community ‘too many to name’. We ask the Chief Executive to provide a report on this and to make comment on the proposal.

Mot (9)

Submitted by:
Councillor B. Leech
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

That this Council calls on the government to fund and construct a publicly owned dedicated dog pound to service the four local authority areas.

Mot (10)

Submitted by:
Councillor B. Lawlor,Councillor E. Higgins,Councillor T. Gilligan
Responsibility:
A/Director of Land Use, Planning & Transportation

That members directs the Council to initiate a variation to the Development Plan to alter the zoning matrix for the RW (Retail Warehouse) zoning by making ‘Shop Neighbourhood’ open for consideration and by the insertion of ‘Specialist Forms of Retailing’ as open for consideration.

Mot (11)

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

That this Council recognising the excellent track record of this Council in the provision of Traveller Accommodation, requests that the Chief Executive present a report on the operation of the TAP (Traveller Accommodation Programme) including progress to date and the new National Guidelines in relation to TAP and that a discussion take place on how effective and relevant the current approach is, given that work on the next TAP is about to commence so as to prepare a draft during the remaining lifetime of this Council to be signed off by the incoming Council in September 2019.

Mot (12)

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

That this council stand for a Minutes silence in remembrance of the start of the Irish War of Independence (21 January 1919 – 11 July 1921 (2 years, 5 months, 2 weeks and 6 days), We remember all those who lost their lives and to ask that the Chief Executive issues a report for discussion into what way SDCC will mark this important centenary up to 2021 and what way the People who fought in the war from SDCC will be remembered.

Mot (13)

Submitted by:
Councillor Emma Hendrick
Responsibility:
Director of Corporate Performance & Change Management

This Council declares a climate emergency, we call on central government to immediately take the radical measures necessary to drastically and sustainably reduce our carbon emissions.

We further call on central government to take all steps needed to profoundly reduce our contribution to anthropogenic climate change and to aid the international effort of preventing irreversible global warming and climate catastrophe.

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