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March 2019 County Council Meeting Agenda


Date:
11/03/2019 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 REAFFIRMATION OF MINUTES

a) Minutes of the February County Council Meeting on 11th February 2019

H-I (2)

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

REPORTS OF AREA COMMITTEES

a) Rathfarnham/Templeogue-Terenure Area Committee - 12th February 2019

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

(No Reports)

b) Clondalkin Area Committee – 20th February 2019

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

(No Reports)

c) Tallaght Area Committee – 25th February 2019

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

(No Reports) 

d) Lucan Area Committee – 26th February 2019

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

(No Reports)  

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:
Chief Executive ,Director of Corporate Performance & Change Management ,Director of Economic, Enterprise & Tourism Development ,Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change ,Director of Housing, Social & Community Development

STRATEGIC POLICY COMMITTEES

 

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

(i) Minutes of Meeting - 7th November 2018

(ii) Report of Meeting - 6th February 2019

 

b) Environment, Water & Climate Change SPC

(i) Minutes of Meeting - 6th November 2018

(ii) Report of Meeting - 5th February 2019

 

c) Economic, Enterprise & Tourism SPC

(i) Report of Meeting - 14th November 2018

(ii) Minutes of Meeting - 13th February 2019

 

d) Housing SPC

(i) Report of Meeting - 19th November 2018

(ii) Minutes of Meeting - 14th February 2019

 

e) Social and Community SPC

(i) Report of Meeting - 14th November 2018

(ii) Minutes of Meeting - 19th February 2019

H-I (5)

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

REPORT FROM JOINT POLICING COMMITTEE

H-I (6)

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 P. Foley
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

To ask the Chief Executive to provide a progress report on the River Poddle Flood Alleviation Scheme

Qu (2)

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

Is there any indication from the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government as to when we can expect an Affordable Housing Scheme?

Qu (3)

Submitted by:
Councillor T. Gilligan
Responsibility:
Director of Economic, Enterprise & Tourism Development

To ask the Chief Executive how much has been allocated to the shop front grants programme for the past 3 years / per year. Also what was the uptake in terms of euros. And how many shops have availed of the scheme each year.

Qu (4)

Submitted by:
Councillor T. Gilligan
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

That the Chief Executive outline the number of public bins in each electoral area currently and the same figure for 2018?

Can the Chief Executive also please break these down by LEA?

Qu (5)

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

To ask the Chief Executive if he will consider a public meeting poster protocol similar to that in use in Dublin City Council, thereby guaranteeing the right of all to freedom of political expression while restricting the cynical self-promotion of election candidates who abuse our current regulations for their own gain rather than genuine political or public meetings.

Qu (6)

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

To ask the Chief Executive when it is planned to roll out the "Welcome To..." signs in suburban areas of the County similar to Dublin City Council, as previously noted (separate to the wayfinding and villages initiative signage programmes), and to make a statement on the matter.

Qu (7)

Submitted by:
Councillor D. Looney
Responsibility:
Director of Corporate Performance & Change Management ,Director of Economic, Enterprise & Tourism Development

To ask the Chief Executive to outline the Council's plans, including via the Library Services, in respect of the 100th anniversary of the War of Independence, and the 25th anniversary of the founding of SDCC, and to make a statement on the matter.

Qu (8)

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

Chun ceist a chur ar an Príomhfheidhmeannach faoi na pleananna ar Seachtain na Gaeilge Átha Cliath Theas 2019; cad iad na gníomhachtaí atá pleanáilte lasmuigh Tamhlacht agus Cluain Dolcáin; agus an mbeidh deiseanna ann ar rannphartíocht Chomhairleoirí maidir leis na gníomhachtaí atá eagraithe.

To ask the Chief Executive about the plans for Seachtain na Gaeilge Átha Cliath Theas 2019; What events are planned outside Tallaght and Clondalkin; and will the Councillors have an opportunity to input into the planned events

Qu (9)

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

Commitments were given by management that regular meetings with service users in homeless hubs would take place after a number of incidents raised significant and important questions about conditions in hubs, access to wrap around services and pathways out of homelessness.

Can the Chief Executive report as to what steps have been taken to engage with service users and what meetings have taken place? 

Qu (10)

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

I notice that only 30 tree stumps were removed in the year 2018 and they were in Jan 2018. Have the Council stopped removing stumps or are there none on the list to be removed?

Qu (11)

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

I notice a reduction of over 5% in Dog Licences in force for the year up to Dec 201 from 8840 to 8396. What is the procedure to renew licences and is the Council pro-active in reminding dog owners to renew.  What annual income is generated by the issuing of dog licences in the County.

Qu (12)

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

To ask the Chief Executive to confirm what assistance is being afforded to groups throughout the County in support of St Patrick's Day activities; will he give details in each case and will he make a statement.

Qu (13)

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

To ask the Chief Executive will he confirm his efforts to ensure that there are sufficient Grave spaces in our Cemeteries; will he give details and will he make a statement.

Qu (14)

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

To ask the Chief Executive to present an update on the 2019 Tree Programme and in reporting will he confirm what efforts are being made to deal with calls from throughout the community where a particular Tree is deemed to be dangerous and in need of immediate attention and in that regard will he note that residents are unhappy when a reply is received referring the matter to a future Tree Programme and will he make a statement in respect of the matter.

Qu (15)

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

To ask the Chief Executive if he would give a report on the efforts being made to implement the Council's Disability Policy; will he appreciate the strong support for such efforts and will he make a statement.

Qu (16)

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

To ask the Chief Executive to present a report detailing his ongoing efforts to deal with the housing crisis in our County and in responding will he confirm the numbers on our lists and will he make a statement.

Qu (17)

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

Can the Chief Executive report on plans for purchase of 1 bedroom properties for individuals on SDCC list. 

Qu (18)

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

Can the Chief Executive report on our current Homless list? 

How many are on list in SDCC and also report on how many are on 1 bed list?

Qu (19)

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

To ask the Chief Executive for a report into the current numbers on the housing list and how many have been housed since 2014 and are on the list year on year ? what year is SDCC currently housing ?

Qu (20)

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

To ask the Chief Executive for a report into how much is the allocated funds for the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan to SDCC and to explain the criteria for this? How many houses will the funds provide for? What was 2018 budget and how many got a loan?

Qu (21)

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

To ask the Chief Executive for a report into how many people have been housed in SDCC since 2014 and a breakdown of how they were housed ?

Qu (22)

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

To ask the Chief Executive how much SDCC spends towards Homeless hostel services and what standards are in place to ensure these hostels are of a reasonable standard ? 

Qu (23)

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

To ask the Chief Executive to have an social media campaign and other formats to encourage people to vote in the upcoming local and European elections , how does SDCC propose to encourage people to vote?

Qu (24)

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

To ask the Chief Executive to provide a report on the length of time it takes for a Garda Clearance to be provided to enable new Council tenants to take up their new homes and to give a statement on the matter? 

Headed Items

H-I (7)

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 (8)

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 (a) Proposed disposal of portion of laneway to rear 276 Arthur Griffith Pk., Lucan, Co. Dublin

H-I 8 (b) Proposed disposal of plot of land adjacent to 1 Pinetree Grove, Kilnamanagh, Tallaght, D. 24

H-I 8 (c) Proposed leasehold disposal of indoor substation site in North Clondalkin Library, Rowlagh, Clondalkin 22 to the ESB



H-I 8 (a) Proposed disposal of portion of laneway to rear 276 Arthur Griffith Pk., Lucan, Co. Dublin



H-I 8 (b) Proposed disposal of plot of land adjacent to 1 Pinetree Grove, Kilnamanagh, Tallaght, D. 24



H-I 8 (c) - Proposed leasehold disposal of indoor substation site in North Clondalkin Library, Rowlagh, Clondalkin 22 to the ESB

H-I (9)

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

MANAGERS REPORT

 

H-I (10)

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

TO CONSIDER SECTION 85 WITH KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL FOR M4 MAYNOOTH TO LEIXLIP

H-I (11)

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

AUDIT COMMITTEE ANNUAL REPORT 2018

H-I (12)

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

INTEGRATION STRATEGY

H-I (13)

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

ANNUAL ROAD WORKS PROGRAMME

H-I (14)

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

ISSUING OF POLLING INFORMATION CARDS FOR LOCAL ELECTIONS 2019

H-I (15)

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

RESIGNATIONS OF COUNCILLOR EMER HIGGINS AS CHAIRPERSON OF THE LAND USE, PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION STRATEGIC POLICY COMMITTEE & COUNCILLOR BRIAN LAWLOR FROM THE ENVIRONMENT, PUBLIC REALM AND CLIMATE CHANGE STRATEGIC POLICY COMMITTEE

Correspondence

Cor (1)

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

Ministerial

Correspondence dated 8th February 2019 from the Minster for Health in response to Motion 2 from the 2018 April Council meeting.

Cor (2)

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

Correspondence dated 20th February 2019 from Dublin City Council in reply to emergency Motion 1 from the 2019 January Council meeting.

Cor (3)

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

Letter dated 25th February 2019 from the National Transport Authority in reply to Motion 4 from the 2019 February Council meeting.

Motions

Mot (1)

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

Mayors Business

That South Dublin Co. Council notes the findings of the recent report by the Consumer and Competition Protection Commission’s report into the domestic waste collection service, namely, that Ireland is the only EU member that has side-by-side competition in the domestic waste collection market and that 23% of households have no domestic waste collection service.

 The council also notes the alarming rise in illegal dumping and the lack of a waiver system in place for lower income households.

The council therefore calls upon the CEO to establish a review of the current tendering process with a view to:ending side-by-side competition and  furthermore calls upon the CEO to enter into discussions with the other Dublin County and City councils with a view to re-entering the domestic waste collection service

Mot (2)

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

Mayors Business

This Council fully supports Neurological Alliance Ireland (NAI) Love Your Brain campaign as part of national brain week which runs from the 11th to the 17th of March. The campaign aims to promote greater awareness and understanding of the brain and brain conditions as well as the need for more investment in services, research, and prevention and to ask the Minister for

Immediate investment to address critical deficits in neurology staffing, including neurologists, specialist nurses and health and social care professionals to recommended levels.

  • Targeted long term investment in neurology services to support implementation of the Neurology & Epilepsy Models of Care.
  • Dedicated resources to support the development of clinical pathways for headache, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and rare and genetic neurological conditions

Mot (3)

Submitted by:
Councillor R. Nolan
Responsibility:
Chief Executive

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 (4)

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

That this Council calls on the Chief Executive 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.

Mot (5)

Submitted by:
Councillor L. Dunne
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

This Council calls on the Chief Executive to include the 6 Counties in the images it shares when reporting severe weather warnings given that it includes the 26 Counties on this Island.

Mot (6)

Submitted by:
Councillor V. Casserly
Responsibility:
Chief Executive

To call on the Chief Executive to engage with the RSA and provide a half day event in support of the Drive Safer for Longer Road Safety Campaign. The aim of the initiative is to assist in affording older drivers who value their independence the opportunity to attend a half day training event where the Local Authority Road Safety Officer, along with the Gardaí, an optometrist, a physiotherapist and approved RSA Driving Instructor addresses the driver.

Mot (7)

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

That this council commends the work and value of community centres within our county and throughout the communities they serve, we commit to writing to the minister to ask that Pobal Funding is looked and the rates paid and to also look how community centres are funded and staffed. Also that’s the wages reflect the invaluable community work in delivering groups and other responsibilities and in particular working with vulnerable people.  And that SDCC continue to look at all ways to support this invaluable work and look at expanding community centres as hubs of our community.  

Mot (8)

Submitted by:
Councillor E. Murphy
Responsibility:
Chief Executive

That South Dublin County Council in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Section 199 of the Local Government Act 2001 hereby make the following bye-laws for the regulation and control of public roads and footpaths adjacent to service providers of abortion services within the County of South Dublin to exclude any forms of prohibited behaviour within a 500 metre area from the outer edge of the healthcare facility. 

 

For the purposes of these bye-laws, 'prohibited behaviour' shall include but not limited to: 

 

i) continuously or repeatedly observing a service provider or other person accessing a healthcare facility

 

ii) continuously or repeatedly observing a healthcare facility

 

iii) engaging in threatening conduct directed at the service provider or a person known to them

 

iv) besetting, harassing, intimidating, interfering with, threatening, hindering, obstructing or impeding a person who is attempting to enter a healthcare facility

 

v) in any way recording a service provider, or a person accessing or attempting to access a healthcare facility without that person's consent, or publishing or distributing a recording so obtained, except in the discharge of police duty.

 

vi) recording information about a person accessing or attempting to access a healthcare facility without that person's consent, or publishing or distributing information so obtained, except in the discharge of police duty

 

vii) distributing or displaying any leaflets, pamphlets, notices, advertisements or other documentation

 

viii) affixing bills, posters or stickers upon any wall, door, pole, structure, vehicle, floor or pavement or on any surface forming part of, or used in relation to the healthcare facility

 

ix) conducting or taking part in public meetings, demonstrations or procession

Mot (9)

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

This Council notes that:

As of December 2018 there were 7151 on the South Dublin County Council housing list.

A Dáil motion passed through the Dáil on October 3rd setting out a new direction for housing policy

The proposals in this motion were not incorporated into Budget 2019

Important proposals to address the Housing Emergency have been put forward by a wide variety of groups including the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, the National Housing and Homeless Coalition and Raise the Roof

Rebuilding Ireland is not working and a new approach to housing is required to meet the needs of all those locked out of the private market including young people, those on modest incomes (but do not qualify for local authority homes), those on low pensions, those on Council waiting lists, workers, women with children, travellers, people with disabilities, older people and students

This Council calls on Government to:

  1. Declare the housing and homeless crisis an emergency
  2. Dramatically increases the supply of local authority led public and affordable housing (including cost rental), by increasing capital spending on housing to €2.3bn; increase Part V requirements to 20% in standard developments & 30% in Strategic Development Zones; prioritise the delivery of public housing on public land; and aggressively target the return of vacant houses to active use
  3. Reduce the flow of adults and children into homelessness with emergency legislation to make it illegal for landlords, banks and investment funds to evict tenants and homeowners in mortgage distress into homelessness; provide real security of tenure and real rent certainty by linking rent reviews to an index such as the CPI and introducing measures to reduce the cost of rent; introduce a target for ending long term homelessness and the need to sleep rough
  4. Establish a legal Right to Housing

Mot (10)

Submitted by:
Councillor P. Gogarty
Responsibility:
Chief Executive

That this Council, mindful of bridge collapses in Ireland and other countries, reports on the dates and times a safety audit was last carried out on each bridge located wholly or partially within the county over water, road or rail, either by itself or TII, irish Rail or Waterways Ireland (or other relevant body), to outline future inspection dates for structures that have not been examined in the past 12 months and if a statement can be made on the matter.

Mot (11)

Submitted by:
Councillor D. Richardson
Responsibility:
County Architect

That this Council calls on the Chief Executive to report on the plans for more electric charging points in South Dublin.

Going forward, in order to encourage more electric cars on the road we will need to increase the number of electric charging points throughout the County.

Mot (12)

Submitted by:
Councillor E. Higgins
Responsibility:
Chief Executive

South Dublin County Council, taking it’s lead from Louth County Council, in exercise of the powers conferred to us by Section 199 of the Local Government Act 2001 makes the following bye-law for the regulation and control of public roads and footpaths adjacent to service providers of abortion services within South Dublin County council to exclude any form of prohibited behavior within a 500 meter radios of the outer edge of the healthcare facility.

For the purposes of these bye-laws, ‘prohibited behavior’ shall include but not be limited to:

  • Continuously or repeatedly observing a service provider or other person accessing a healthcare facility
  • Continuously or repeatedly observing a healthcare facility
  • Engaging in threatening conduct directed at the service provider of a person know to them
  • Besetting, harassing, intimidating, interfering with, threatening, hindering, obstructing or impeding a person who is attempting to enter a healthcare facility
  • In any way recording a service provider, or a person accessing, or attempting to access a healthcare facility without the persons consent, or publishing or distributing a recording to obtained except in discharge of police duty
  • Recording information about a person accessing or attempting to access a healthcare facility without that person’s consent, or publishing or distributing information so obtained, except in discharge of police duty
  • Distributing or displaying any leaflets, pamphlets, notices, advertisements or other documentation
  • Affixing bills, posters or stickers upon any wall, door, pole, structure, vehicle, floor or pavement or on any surface forming part of, or used in relation to, the healthcare facility
  • Conducting or taking part in public meetings, demonstrations or processions at the healthcare facility.

Mot (13)

Submitted by:
Councillor Emma Hendrick
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

This council agrees that all children's playgrounds should be smoke free zones. This council calls on management to put "No Smoking" signs in all children's playgrounds in South Dublin County Council 

Mot (14)

Submitted by:
Councillor D. Looney,Councillor S. Holland
Responsibility:
Chief Executive
  1. That this Council, exercising its powers under Section 199 of the Local Government Act, makes the following bye-laws for the regulation and control of public roads and footpaths adjacent to service providers of abortion services in South Dublin County to exclude any form of prohibited behaviour with a 200 metre area from the outer edge of the healthcare facility.

     

    For the purposes of these bye-laws, ‘prohibited behaviour’ shall include, but is not limited to:

     

    (i) Besetting, harassing, intimidating, interfering with, threatening, hindering, obstructing or impeding a person who is attempting to enter a healthcare facility;

     

    (ii) Engaging in threatening conduct directed at the service provider or a person known to them;

     

    (iii) In any way recording a service provider, or a person accessing, or attempting to access a healthcare facility without that person’s consent, or publishing or distributing a recording so obtained, except in discharge of police duty;

     

    (iv) Recording information about a person accessing, or attempting to access, a healthcare facility without that person’s consent, or publishing or distributing information so obtained, except in discharge of police duty;

     

    (v) Distributing or displaying any leaflets, pamphlets, notices, advertisements or other documentation with the intent of influencing a person healthcare decisions;

     

    (vi) Affixing bills, posters or stickers upon any wall, door, pole, structure, vehicle, floor or pavement or any surface forming part of, or used in relation to a healthcare facility.

     

    (vii) Conducting or taking part in demonstrations or public gatherings relating to abortion services.

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