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February 2019 County Council Meeting Agenda


Date:
11/02/2019 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

H1 a) Minutes of the January Council Meeting - 14th January 2019

H-I (2)

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

REPORTS OF AREA COMMITTIES

a) Rathfarnham/Templeogue- Terenure Area Committee -

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

 (No Report)

b) Clondalkin Area Committee –

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

 (No Report)

c) Tallaght Area Committee – 

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

 (No Report)

d) Lucan Area Committee – 

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

a) Draft Calendar of Meetings Dates

b) Report on Conferences/Seminars

 

H-I (4)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
 

STRATEGIC POLICY COMMITTEES

(No reports)

H-I (5)

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

REPORT REQUESTED FROM AREA COMMITTEES

(No Reports)

Questions

Qu (1)

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

To ask the Chief Executive, how much has the council received in 2018 and 2017 in parking fees, broken down in electoral areas? Also how much has been received in parking fines?

Qu (2)

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

To ask for the number of planning enforcement complained in 2018, the number ongoing and the number resolved and the number of legacy complaints made prior to 2017 but not yet closed

Qu (3)

Submitted by:
Councillor S. Holland
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

Could the Chief Executive outline how many roaming horses were seized by the council in 2018, and of those, how many were euthanized?

Qu (4)

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

The Rebuilding Ireland homeloan was launched in February 2018. In the last year, how many applications have been received? How many were approved, how many rejected? 

Qu (5)

Submitted by:
Councillor S. Holland
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

Under the terms of the councils contract with Ashton Dog Pound, could the Chief Executive please outline how many dogs were euthanised, and how many rehomed in 2018?

Qu (6)

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

To ask the Chief Executive to give a report on the outcomes of the 50 court appearances last year in relation to litter to cover such items as to how many prosecutions and a summary of penalties imposed.

Qu (7)

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

To ask the Chief Executive to outline the Council's policy for maintaining Council Housing Estates and to include in his report details such as how often the roads are swept and the schedule for the litter picking per estate.

Qu (8)

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

To ask the Chief Executive for a report into the new speed signs for SDCC what is total cost of signs for 2018 and how speed will be monitored in each area?

 

Qu (9)

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

To ask the Chief Executive for a report into what procedure is in place so Residents can report Anti-Social behaviour without fear of reprisal and intimidation and what supports SDCC have in place for such residents to protect them?

Qu (10)

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

“To ask the Chief Executive for a report into what new community centres/spaces are currently planned for SDCC how they will be funded and to estimate the timeframe when they will be delivered?”  

Qu (11)

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

To ask the Chief Executive to review the consultation portal with communications department and look at any way of making it more user friendly and simple 

Qu (12)

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

To ask the Chief Executive to give an outline of the number of applications for the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan scheme received in 2018, how many were approved and how many were drawn down?  

Qu (13)

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

To ask the Chief Executive to outline the average waiting time from application to approval for the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan scheme, and to clarify if there were any delays in approvals due to lack of funding approval by central government?

Qu (14)

Submitted by:
Councillor K. Mahon
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Community & Social Development

Can the Chief Executive update on the current approach to housing acquisitions and how many units have been purchased directly by the Council each year since 2014?

Qu (15)

Submitted by:
Councillor C. O'Connor
Responsibility:
Director of Economic, Enterprise & Tourism Development

To ask the Chief Executive to update the Council of his plans to deal with the challenges of Brexit noting the widespread concerns in respect of the matter and in reporting will he detail what assistance is available to local businesses in our County to deal with the matter and will he make a statement.

Qu (16)

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

To ask the Chief Executive to outline actions being taken in respect of education around horse ownership which is clearly essential in reducing the number of horses that are neglected and abused in our County and in reporting will he detail the number of horses seized, reclaimed, re-homed and euthanised in 2018 and will he confirm the cost to the Council of the complete operation and will he make a statement.

Qu (17)

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

To ask the Chief Executive if he shares the concerns of members in respect of the serious illegal dumping of household waste in the Dublin mountains in recent times; will he outline what actions are being taken in respect of the matter and in responding will he also take the opportunity to confirm what assistance is available from the Council to local volunteers working to combat such disgraceful behaviour.

Qu (18)

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

To ask the Chief Executive to update the Council on the implementation of the Travellers Accommodation Programme and will he make a detailed statement.

Qu (19)

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

To ask the Chief Executive to present an updated report on his actions to deal with the ongoing housing/homeless crisis and in reporting will he confirm the number of applications from each Electoral Area currently under consideration and will he make a statement.

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

(No Reports)

H-I (7)

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

PROPOSED DISPOSAL OF PROPERTIES/SITES

H-I 7 (a) Proposed disposal of plot of land at Cuthbert's Meadow, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 to ESB Networks

H-I 7 (b) Disposal of plot of land at Monastery Rd., Clondalkin, Dublin 22 to T & H Dempsey

H-I 7 (c) Disposal of site at Grange Castle Business Park to Gas Networks Ireland

H-I 7 (d) Disposal of Fee Simple Interest in 285 Balrothery Estate, Tallaght, Dublin 24

H-I 7 (e) Proposed Disposal of Fee Simple Interest in 24 Ashwood Drive, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.



H-I 7 (a) Proposed disposal of plot of land at Cuthbert's Meadow, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 to ESB Networks



H-I 7 (b) Disposal of plot of land at Monastery Rd., Clondalkin, Dublin 22 to T & H Dempsey



H-I 7 (c) Disposal of site at Grange Castle Business Park to Gas Networks Ireland



H I 7 (d) Disposal of Fee Simple Interest in 285 Balrothery Estate, Tallaght, Dublin 24.



H I 7 (e) Proposed Disposal of Fee Simple Interest in 24 Ashwood Drive, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.

H-I (8)

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

MANAGEMENT REPORT

H-I (9)

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

PUBLIC REALM & WATER SERVICES WORKS PROGRAMME 2019

 

H-I (10)

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

ANNUAL SERVICE DELIVERY PLAN

H-I (11)

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

SOUTH DUBLIN COUNTY DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2016 - 2022 VARIATION NO. 3 BALLYMOUNT / NAAS ROAD

H-I (12)

Submitted by:
Laura Abbey
Responsibility:
A/Director of Land Use, Planning & Transportation

EXTINGUISHMENT OF PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY - 8 - 10 DRUMCARIN DRIVE

H-I (13)

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

FILLING OF VACANCIES ON STRATEGIC POLICY COMMITTEES

Appointment of Public Participation Network Representatives on Strategic Policy Committees

Correspondence

Cor (1)

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

Departmental

Letter dated 25th January 2019 from the Department of Health in response to Motion 15 from the 2018 December Council meeting

Cor (2)

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

Letter dated 15th January 2019 from Sligo County Council in relation to the nurses and midwives strike.

Cor (3)

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

Letter dated 22nd January 2018 from Leitrim County Council in relation to speech therapy in Primary and Post Primary schools

Cor (4)

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

Letter dated 22nd January 2019 from Broadcasting Authority Ireland in response to Motion 6 from the 2018 December Council meeting.

Cor (5)

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

Letter dated 22nd January 2019 from Dublin City Council in response to Motion 10 from the 2018 December Council meeting

Motions

Mot (1)

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

Mayors Business

Taking part in organised physical events has a positive impact on our physical and mental health however single use plastics used in these events have a negative impact on our environment. This Council calls on the Chief Executive to work with all the relevant stakeholders involved in organising both Gael Force and the 10k SEAI race this year in our County, making these events waste free and enabling SDCC to be a leading authority in combating single use plastics.

Mot (2)

Submitted by:
Councillor P. Donovan
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Community & Social 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 (3)

Submitted by:
Councillor B. Leech
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Community & Social Development

Due to the number of Termination of Tenancy notices served by Tuath Housing on the Transitional Tenants in Tallaght Cross for over holding on their 18 month lease, that this Council engage with Tuath Housing and the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy and confirm that homeless people in Transitional Housing will not be pursued through the Residential Tenancies Board and that any actions involving the RTB and Tuath Housing at the Tallaght Cross units be withdrawn.

Mot (4)

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

That South Dublin County Council supports the extension of Metro North from Charlemont to Knocklyon and the connection of the red Luas from Tallaght to Booterstown. The Metro extension to Knocklyon would be connected from Charlemont to Knocklyon via Harolds Cross, Terenure and Rathfarnham. The Tallaght to Booterstown Luas link would create a much-needed south orbital route connecting 5 rail links into the city (ie the existing red and green line Luas, the proposed Knocklyon and UCD Metro and the existing Dart at Booterstown - other stops are indicated on the attached maps).

Mot (5)

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

That this council supports the Not Consent Exhibition and calls on the Minister for Justice to fully review the treatment of alleged victims and review the court and legal procedure.

Mot (6)

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

That the elected members of this council support moves across Europe to introduce free public transport and call on the Irish government to do the same. If the motion is passed, a letter to the Minister for Transport Shane Ross will be issued.

Mot (7)

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

That the elected members of this council call on South Dublin County Council to engage with stakeholders in the Travelling Community and Immigrant Community and come up with supports for these communities during social inclusion week, the theme of which includes anti racism, and organise a public event where stigma busting surrounding these communities is addressed

Mot (8)

Submitted by:
Councillor K. Mahon
Responsibility:
Director of Corporate Performance & Change Management

This council supports fare-free public transport in Ireland, funded through increased Government subvention, as a key initiative in reducing car usage, tackling CO2 emissions and increasing connectivity. We request an update from the relevant Minister as to what studies have been undertaken regarding the provision of free public transport?

Mot (9)

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

With waiting times on the council housing list reaching 12 plus years, and shortage of private rental  accommodation,  that this council permits families who have children and grandchildren living with them in overcrowded dwellings, permission to have mobile homes in their back gardens to accommodate them. 

Mot (10)

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

That this Council calls on the CEO to report on his evaluation of the Council's actions to deal with the 2018 Bonfire challenges; will he give details of the cost of the clean up of Open Spaces throughout the County and will he now confirm what early planning is in place for Halloween 2019 and will he make a statement. Charlie O'Connor 

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