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March 2021 County Council Meeting Agenda


Date:
08/03/2021 15:30
Location:
Virtual Meeting
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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 - FOR APPROVAL

(a) - County Development Plan Meeting Minutes  – 27th January 2021

(b) - Adjourned Development Plan Meeting Minutes - 2nd February 2021

(c) - Adjourned Development Plan Meeting Minutes – 4th February 2021

(d) - February Council Meeting Minutes - February 8th 2021

H-I (2)

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

REPORTS OF AREA COMMITTEES - FOR APPROVAL

a) Rathfarnham/Templeogue/Firhouse/Bohernabreena Area Committee

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

(No Reports)

b) Clondalkin Area Committee

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

(No Reports)

c) Tallaght Area Committee

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

(No Reports)

d) Lucan/Palmerstown/North Clondalkin Area Committee

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 - FOR APPROVAL

(No Reports)

H-I (4)

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

STRATEGIC POLICY COMMITTEES - FOR NOTING

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

(i) - Report of Meeting - 

(ii) - Minutes of Meeting - 4th November 2020

 

b) Environment, Water, Climate Change & Biodiversity SPC

(i) - Report of Meeting - 

(ii) - Minutes of Meeting - 25th November 2020

 

c) Economic, Enterprise & Tourism SPC

(i) - Report of Meeting - 

(ii) - Minutes of Meeting - 1st December 2020

 

d) Housing SPC

(i) - Report of Meeting - 

(ii) - Minutes of Meeting - 3rd December 2020

 

e) Social, Community & Equality SPC

(i) - Report of Meeting - 

(ii) - Minutes of Meeting - 17th November 2020

 

f) Land Use, Planning & Transportation SPC

(i) - Report of Meeting - 

(ii) - Minutes of Meeting - 27th November 2020

H-I (5)

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

REPORTS REQUESTED BY AREA COMMITTEES - FOR NOTING

(No Reports)

H-I (6)

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

REPORT FROM JOINT POLICING COMMITTEE

Questions

Qu (1)

Submitted by:
Councillor Yvonne Collins
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

To ask the Chief Executive for an update in relation to the proposed parks and public open spaces strategy.

Qu (2)

Submitted by:
Councillor Yvonne Collins
Responsibility:
Director of Corporate Performance & Change Management

To ask the Chief Executive for an update in relation to practical efforts being made and actions taken, to implement the Council's disability policy.

Qu (3)

Submitted by:
Councillor Yvonne Collins
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

To ask the Chief Executive for an update in relation to actions being taken to combat the problem of dog fouling in public areas and, specifically, would he consider introducing bins as per the photograph attached?

Qu (4)

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

To ask the Chief Executive to set out, in tabular form by area, the number of applications for DPG works made in 2019 and 2020, the number of which were successful, and the average time between date of application to date of completion of works, in respect of the successful applications.

Qu (5)

Submitted by:
Councillor Patrick Pearse Holohan
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Social & Community Development

To ask if South Dublin County Council has a full breakdown of the total number of funds allocated to the DHRE and if it is aware what these funds were used for within the DHRE

Qu (6)

Submitted by:
Councillor Patrick Pearse Holohan
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Social & Community Development

To ask the Chief Executive for a full breakdown of social housing units delivered from 2019 to date in the South Dublin County Council LEA's of: • Tallaght • Clondalkin • Lucan • Citywest • Firhouse-Bohernabreena • Rathfarnham-Templeogue • Palmerstown-Fonthill

Qu (7)

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

To ask the Chief Executive to produce a report on housing allocations in 2020 in a tabular format including a breakdown of Nth/Sth of Naas Rd, number of beds and type of housing (ie new direct build, existing council property, AHB, Part V or leasing)?

Qu (8)

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

To ask the Chief Executive to provide the average time on list for new allocations in 2020 broken down by number of beds and Nth/Sth of Naas Rd?

Qu (9)

Submitted by:
Councillor Eoin Ó Broin
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

This council welcomes that over 50 playspaces have been installed as part of the SDCC Playspaces Programme. Can you list by each of the seven electoral areas, the numbers of playspaces that have been installed in each?

Qu (10)

Submitted by:
Councillor Eoin Ó Broin
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

To ask the Chief Executive how many inspections of residential properties for suspected violation of the Air Pollution Act (1987) were carried out in both 2019 and 2020?

Qu (11)

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

To ask the Chief Executive to confirm the number of voters on the new Voting Register and will he give details in respect of each electoral area

Qu (12)

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

To ask the Chief Executive to confirm the number of homeless cases presented so far this year; the actions taken in the matter and will he also state what additional measures are in place to deal with the added challenges of those who are homeless and will he make a statement

Qu (13)

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

To ask the Chief Executive to confirm the ongoing plans to improve Cycling and Walking infrastructure throughout our County 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 if he has completed repairs to our open spaces damaged during last years bonfire season and will he confirm the final total cost of the whole operation and will he make a statement

Qu (15)

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

To ask the Chief Executive if he has given consideration to the criticism directed at the Council in respect of the granting of section 254 applications; will he present a full report detailing changes he has made and proposes in respect of section 254 applications and will he give assurances regarding notice and proper public consultations and will he make a statement

Qu (16)

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

To ask the Chief Executive for a report into housing needs in SDCC that outlines how many are on each list? and a breakdown of preferred area ?

Qu (17)

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

To ask the Chief Executive for an update report into the Rebuilding Ireland Scheme, to include how many applied and where granted the scheme, how many waiting for funds? how much funds allocated for 2019? 2020? 2021?

Qu (18)

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

To ask the Chief Executive for a report into scramblers and quads and what can SDCC do to deal with this issue? To also ask if the Chief Executive is aware of any planned changes in legislation to deal with scramblers and quads?

Qu (19)

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

To ask the Chief Executive for a report into if the Rainbow charter (Motion Item ID: 66057) was considered in the context of the Council's Equality and Human Rights Framework which was to be developed last year to meet our council responsibilities under Section 42 of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) Act 2014. ? Also was the Council's Equality and Human Rights Framework done? and if so can a copy of same be circulated to elected members via email ?

Qu (20)

Submitted by:
Councillor Joanna Tuffy
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

To ask the Chief Executive to give an update on the amount of money spent in responding to illegal dumping in 2020, in particular for the removal of illegal dumping in South Dublin County broken down by electoral area, and what is the estimated expenditure on removal of illegal dumping for 2021 and if he will make a statement on the matter

Headed Items

H-I (7)

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

DECLARATION OF ROADS TO BE MADE PUBLIC ROADS - FOR APPROVAL

(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 - FOR APPROVAL

 

H-I (9)

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

MANAGERS REPORT - FOR NOTING

 

H-I (10)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
Head of Finance

RAISING OF LOANS FOR PUBLICLY FUNDED HOUSING - FOR APPROVAL

H-I (11)

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

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR APPROVED HOUSING BODIES IN 2021 UNDER THE CAPITAL ASSISTANCE SCHEME IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 6, HOUSING MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT, 1992 - FOR APPROVAL

H-I (12)

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

ROAD AND FOOTPATH PROGRAMMES 2021 – FOR APPROVAL

H-I (13)

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

PROPOSED AGREEMENT WITH KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL UNDER SECTION 85 OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 2001 FOR REMEDIAL WORKS AT 5 NO. FOOTBRIDGES WITHIN THE ADMINISTRATIVE AREA OF SOUTH DUBLIN COUNTY COUNCIL - FOR APPROVAL

H-I (14)

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

NTA FUNDING FOR 2021 TO SUPPORT CYCLE SOUTH DUBLIN. 

H-I (15)

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

FILLING OF VACANCY ON THE TALLAGHT DRUG & ALCOHOL TASK FORCE FOLLOWING THE RESIGNATION OF COUNCILLOR C. KING - FOR APPROVAL

H-I (16)

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

FILLING OF VACANCY ON THE CLONDALKIN DRUGS AND ALCOHOL TASK FORCE FOLLOWING THE RESIGNATION OF COUNCILLOR D. Ó BRÁDAIGH - FOR APPROVAL

H-I (17)

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

AUDIT COMMITTEE - FOR APPROVAL

(a) Annual Report 2020

(b) Audit Committee Charter

(c) Annual Work Programme

H-I (18)

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

BROOKMOUNT PLEBISCITE - FOR APPROVAL

H-I (19)

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

KILLINARDEN PARK UPGRADE UPDATE - FOR NOTING

Correspondence

Cor (1)

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

CORRESPONDENCE

(a) Correspondence dated 2nd February 2021 from the Limerick City & County Council regarding a motion passed at their recent Council meeting calling for the suspension of statutory time period for the preparation of the Draft Limerick Development Plan 2022 - 2028.

(b) Correspondence dated 2nd February 2021 from the Limerick City & County Council regarding a motion passed at their recent Council meeting calling on all Councils to write to the Government to request a national day of recognition be established for the women and children impacted by the mother & baby homes

(c) Correspondence dated 15th February 2021 from Tipperary County Council regarding a motion passed at their recent Council meeting calling for a 75% rebate in PSO Levy on ESB bills for Community Halls and Facilities. 

(d) Correspondence dated 15th February 2021 from Tipperary County Council regarding a motion passed at their recent Council meeting calling for extra supports be made available to regional newspapers.

(e) Correspondence dated 16th February 2021 from Kerry County Council regarding a motion passed at their recent Council meeting calling on the Government to use its position on the United Nations Security Council to "deliver statehood for the Palestinian people"

(f) Correspondence dated 16th February 2021 from Kerry County Council regarding a motion passed at their recent Council meeting inviting Ms. Samantha Power to address Kerry County Council at a future date

(g) Correspondence dated 19th February 2021 from the Irish Congress of Trade Unions in response to motion 2 (Duffy/Cahill Report) at the January 2021 Council meeting. 

 

Motions

Mot (1)

Submitted by:
Councillor E. O'Brien
Responsibility:
Director of Corporate Performance & Change Management

That this Council writes to the Government welcoming proposals to ensure that public funding is provided for those seeking IVF treatment in this Country as outlined in the Programme for Government

Mot (2)

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

That this Council agrees to write to the Minister for Justice and ask for an update on Hate Legislation following the public consultation and to ask when we can expect to see robust Anti-Hate legislation introduced. We also ask Would the Minister also outline the delays in enacting appropriate legislation?

Mot (3)

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

To ask the Chief executive that going forward staff responsible for the removal of dead dogs and cats from public areas be equipped with scanning equipment so microchipped animals can be scanned and identified and owners notified that they are deceased

Mot (4)

Submitted by:
Councillor Yvonne Collins
Responsibility:
Director of Land Use, Planning and Transportation

That the Chief Executive considers installing a public noticeboard/public digital noticeboard on the main street of each of our historic villages, and also in the principal shopping areas where population growth has occurred outside of the historic villages. The purpose of these noticeboards would be to draw the attention of the public to pending public consultations, details of Council and local services, and important public events.”

Mot (5)

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

That South Dublin County Council recognises and supports the formal establishment of a Women's Caucus for elected members of this Council.

Mot (6)

Submitted by:
Councillor Patrick Pearse Holohan
Responsibility:
Director of Land Use, Planning and Transportation

I am calling upon South Dublin County Council to consider and prioritise the installation of these traffic safety dividers when installing bicycle tracks. Dublin City Council and DLR have successfully implemented these barriers to ensure extra safety of cyclists and school children when travelling to school whilst travelling alongside motor vehicles. I think we can massively increase the usage of these tracks by school aged children and workers giving both of them and parents peace of mind that the tracks are safely and physically separated from the traffic. I have attached photos showing these in action in DCC.

Mot (7)

Submitted by:
Councillor Carly Bailey
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

That the Chief Executive will engage in a feasibility study to look into the provision of an eco-graveyard to be established within the County. There is significant demand for not only a non-religious graveyard but also a natural burial ground that would act to develop native Woodland and wildflower meadows.

Mot (8)

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

That the Chief Executive reports on the number of allotments currently managed by the Council, listed in terms of geographic area, numbers of plots and waiting lists associated with each site; Under takes to provide and outlines the timescale for additional allotments in recognised population centres that do not already have them (Eg North Clondalkin, Lucan/Adamstown, The 4 Districts), especially where there are large numbers of housing units with no gardens or smaller gardens than traditional housing; and if a statement can be made on the matter.

Mot (9)

Submitted by:
Councillor Joanna Tuffy
Responsibility:
Director of Land Use, Planning and Transportation

That steps will be taken to record old stone walls in the County, particularly old stone walls that feature in our villages are part of the landscape of villages, and to have a plan in relation to the preservation of old stone walls in the county.

Mot (10)

Submitted by:
Councillor William Joseph Carey
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

That this council agrees that in response to the trading restrictions imposed by government, that holders of casual street-traders licence should be offered reduced fees of 50% or more for the coming year. This motion takes cognisance of the fact that Dublin City council have already agreed to such a measure and this motion is also considered, in light of, the council's response to question 6 at Council meeting Jan11th 2021. Also, that such measures remain in place whilst trading restrictions are imposed by government and that the council seek a similar response from government on behalf of licence holders as those business that have been compensated by way of rates waiver.

Mot (11)

Submitted by:
Councillor B. Lawlor,Councillor David McManus
Responsibility:
Director of Corporate Performance & Change Management

That this Council writes to the Minister for Justice to express its support for the renewal of the Offences against the State Act this year by the Oireachtas and the continued operation of the Special Criminal Court to tackle terrorism and organised crime.

Mot (12)

Submitted by:
Councillor Liam Sinclair
Responsibility:
Director of Corporate Performance & Change Management

That this council writes to the Ministers for Housing, Local Government & Heritage and Public Expenditure and Reform to request that a timeline is put in place to initiate the process of instituting a directly elected Mayor for Dublin. Once agreed this is circulated to Fingal County Council, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, and Dublin City Council.

Mot (13)

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

This Council calls on Chief Executive to pilot a Pollinator Planting Scheme similar to that of the bulbs not bonfires initiative whereby community groups can avail of planting to plant in green spaces in their respective estates.

Mot (14)

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

To ask the Chief Executive if he will introduce a freepost system for people wishing to write to South Dublin County Council, to encourage greater participation in local democracy, for people returning official documents, such as grant applications, housing applications sending in submissions on planning applications etc.

Mot (15)

Submitted by:
Councillor Baby Pereppadan,Councillor S. O'Hara
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

South Dublin County Council calls on the Minister for the Environment Eamonn Ryan T.D to amend the Litter pollution Act 1997 and the waste management act 1996 to provide a clear statutory framework for the use of CCTV by local Authorities to deter and prosecute litter offences within their administrative areas. 

Mot (16)

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

This Council welcomes the EU's Biodiversity Strategy and it's declared commitment to join the international effort to designate a third of the Earth as a protected area by 2030, and calls on the Chief Executive to bring before the members at the earliest time, proposals on how significant areas such as the Liffey Valley, the Dodder Valley, and other areas of the County can be brought under the additional protection of the Third of the Earth 2030 Initiative as part of Irelands contribution.

Mot (17)

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

That this Council writes to the Government welcoming the decision to introduce and progress legislation to deal effectively with the ongoing menace of the illegal use of Quads/Scramblers which has been raised many times on this Council's agenda and the Joint Policing Committee and will the Chief Executive take the opportunity to update members in respect of his efforts to deal with the matter.

Mot (18)

Submitted by:
Councillor Peter Kavanagh
Responsibility:
Director of Land Use, Planning and Transportation

This council calls for the introduction of minimum standards for cycle parking and cycling facilities for various land uses in South Dublin County, in all public buildings and in all new developments; and for the publication of a manual of these standards.

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