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July 2021 County Council Meeting Agenda


Date:
12/07/2021 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) - June Council Meeting  – 14th June 2021

(b) - Annual Meeting - 25th June 2021

H-I (2)

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

REPORTS OF AREA COMMITTEES - FOR NOTING

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 Corporate Performance & Change Management

STRATEGIC POLICY COMMITTEES - FOR NOTING

(No Reports)

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)

Questions

Qu (1)

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

To ask the Chief Executive to clarify SDCC's policy as regards the cleaning and maintenance of gated laneways throughout the county, noting the difficulties in managing this and the cost involved.

Qu (2)

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

To ask the Chief Executive to set out in tabular form, by area, the number of vacant sites throughout the county, together with details of any vacant site levies imposed and/or paid in respect of same.

Qu (3)

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

To ask the Chief Executive what approach is taken to access plan cut and maintain grassland areas under SDCC Ownership in the county

Qu (4)

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

To ask the Chief Executive how many complaints / requests have been received in 2020 v 2021 to date re: grasscutting

Qu (5)

Submitted by:
Councillor T. Costello
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Social & Community Development

To ask the Chief Executive, on average how long from the date of acceptance of offer of housing does it take for Tenants to move into house allocated to them.

Qu (6)

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

To ask the Chief Executive for an update on the status of the Dog Pound Tender.

Qu (7)

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

To ask the Chief Executive if glyphosate is still being used by council staff, and if so, in what areas is it still used?

Qu (8)

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

To ask the Chief Executive how many HAP inspections have been completed in 2021, how many properties were find deficient, and how many were followed up subsequently?

Qu (9)

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

To ask the Chief Executive to provide the overall number of road deaths, and the number of pedestrian deaths and cyclist deaths within the Local Authority boundary in each of the last five most recent years for which final or preliminary figures are available?

Qu (10)

Submitted by:
Councillor David McManus
Responsibility:
Head of Finance

To ask the Chief Executive the level of financial support received in 2020 and 2021 year to date, for the COVID-19 commercial rates waiver from Government?

Qu (11)

Submitted by:
Councillor Eoin Ó Broin
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Social & Community Development

To ask the Chief Executive how many applications have been received and processed over the last five years under Part 1 Section 8 of the SDCC Housing Allocation Scheme, 'The Council will operate a Financial Contribution Scheme where Older Persons, who are owners of private dwellings and who find their existing dwelling too large for their needs, may apply for accommodation in designated Older Persons Dwellings subject to the payment of a financial contribution scheme?

Qu (12)

Submitted by:
Councillor Eoin Ó Broin
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Social & Community Development

To ask the Chief Executive how the SDCC Right Sized Housing programme is aligned with the recently launched Government Age Friendly Homes initiative ( https://agefriendlyhomes.ie/ )?

Qu (13)

Submitted by:
Councillor Eoin Ó Broin
Responsibility:
Director of Land Use, Planning and Transportation

To ask the Chief Executive which institution(s) is/are responsible for educating cyclists and scooter users on how to use public roads in order to encourage them to use the roads rather than footpaths?

Qu (14)

Submitted by:
Councillor Eoin Ó Broin
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Social & Community Development

To ask the Chief Executive if references are sought from tenants applying for social housing in SDCC in the same way as private sector landlords ask for references from prospective tenants?

Qu (15)

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

To ask the Chief Executive to confirm actions he is taking to deal with the issue of boarded up vacant houses throughout the County; will he appreciate the concern of communities in respect of the matter and make a statement

Qu (16)

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

To ask the Chief Executive if he has sought assurances in respect of Fire Services in our County 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 to confirm that he is preparing proposals to deal with the 2021 Halloween season noting that many in communities seek leadership in respect of the whole issue where every year there is huge cost in dealing with the protection and repair of our local open spaces

Qu (18)

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

To ask the Chief Executive to confirm contacts he has had with Government regarding the new Enterprise Plan for Dublin and will he update members on the matter

Qu (19)

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

To ask the Chief Executive to confirm supports he is offering to Biodiversity Projects in our County and will he make a statment

Qu (20)

Submitted by:
Councillor Liam Sinclair
Responsibility:
Director of Land Use, Planning and Transportation

That the Chief Executive informs us of the number of accessible parking spots in the county, broken down by LEA.

Qu (21)

Submitted by:
Councillor Liam Sinclair
Responsibility:
Director of Land Use, Planning and Transportation

That the Chief Executive informs us of the number of parking spots under the control of the council, broken down by LEA.

Qu (22)

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

To ask the Chief Excecutive for a report in litter collections in the parks and to explain what can be done to deal with this issue that is frustrating the public ?

Qu (23)

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

To ask the Chief Executive for a report into tree preservation orders in the county and to explain what constitutes a TPO and how a TPO can be done and to outline the procedure ?

Qu (24)

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

To ask the Chief Executive why so few litter fines are issued with SDCC and to ask if there are plans to liaise with other Councils to see how they deal with the ongoing litter issues?

Qu (25)

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

To ask the Chief Executive for a report into what the average waiting period for a home is by years and house size ?

Qu (26)

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

To ask the Chief Executive for a report into what a listed building means and how the Council plays a role in ensuring that listed building don't fall into disrepair?

Qu (27)

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

To ask for an report on the installation of CCTV by Parks that includes information about the current provision of CCTV in Parks, its use to deter anti-social behaviour in parks and the legislation around that, the process that is used to decide to install CCTV in a park, and whether the Council is in a position to consider requests for CCTV in Parks at the moment.

Headed Items

H-I (6)

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 (7)

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

PROPOSED DISPOSAL OF PROPERTIES/SITES - FOR APPROVAL

H-I 7 (a) Proposed disposal of 4 substation sites to ESB - Kilcarbery, The Grange, D. 22 



H-I 7 (a) Proposed disposal of 4 substation sites to ESB - Kilcarbery, The Grange, D. 22

H-I (8)

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

MANAGERS REPORT - FOR NOTING

 

H-I (9)

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

CONSIDERATION OF LOCAL PROPERTY TAX LOCAL ADJUSTMENT FACTOR – FOR APPROVAL

H-I (12)

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

FILLING OF VACANCY ON THE 300K HAVE YOUR SAY STEERING GROUP MEMBERSHIP - FOR APPROVAL

H-I (13)

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

CAPITAL PROJECTS PROGRESS REPORT – FOR NOTING

H-I (14)

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

TALLAGHT MOBILITY HUB PREPLANNING UPDATE – FOR NOTING

Correspondence

Cor (1)

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

CORRESPONDENCE

(a) Correspondence from Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage in response to Motion 2 (Private Residential Act 2004) at the July 2020 Council Meeting

(b) Correspondence from Minister of State at the Department of Justice in response to Motion 2 (Hate Legislation) at the March 2021 Council Meeting

(c) Correspondence from Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth in response to Motion 14 (Society of Survivors) at the October 2020 Council Meeting

(d) Correspondence from Meath County Council re. Various passed motions

(e) Correspondence from Sligo County Council re. Various passed motions

(f) Correspondence from Clare County Council re. Various passed motions

Motions

Mot (1)

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.

Mot (2)

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 (3)

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 (4)

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 (5)

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 (6)

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

That this Council adopt the 'doughnut' economy as a policy to be applied, whenever possible in accordance with the principle of subsidiarity, given that the Doughnut Economy is based on the premise that "Humanity's 21st century challenge is to meet the needs of all within the means of the planet. In other words, to ensure that no one falls short on life's essentials (from food and housing to healthcare and political voice), while ensuring that collectively we do not overshoot our pressure on Earth's life-supporting systems, on which we fundamentally depend - such as a stable climate, fertile soils, and a protective ozone layer.

Mot (7)

Submitted by:
Councillor P. Kearns
Responsibility:
Director of Land Use, Planning and Transportation

That this committee calls on the Chief Executive to fully implement all available mechanisms at his disposal to call to account developers that do not fully comply with their grant of planning permission. And that where there are protection orders on trees these sites will be inspected during the construction phase and building halted if the developer is in breach of the terms of the agreement.

Mot (8)

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

That this Council commits to a timeline for the full phase-out of 'kissing gates' from parks and public spaces in South Dublin County. These gates are intended to deter scrambler bikes and quad bikes, but also deny access to users of wheelchairs, prams and bicycles. In view of new powers available to An Garda Siochana to act on the use of scramblers and quads in public areas, kissing gates can no longer be justified as a deterrent. This Council will adapt or replace all kissing gates to facilitate universal access to our public realm.

Mot (9)

Submitted by:
Councillor Derren Ó Brádaigh
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

This council agrees that SDCC conduct a pilot project to map discarded drug litter caused by the use of Nitrous Oxide AKA “silver bullets” across the County. Furthermore, that this council write to the Minister for Public Health, Well Being and National Drugs Strategy, urging that he rolls out a Nitrous Oxide 'National Awareness Programme' and to engage the industry with responsibility for this product as part of the solution.

Mot (10)

Submitted by:
Councillor Carly Bailey
Responsibility:
A/Director of Economic, Enterprise & Tourism Development

That this Council will conduct a feasibility study and work with the appropriate SPC(s) to look at the setting up of at least one Library of Things and Repair Cafe in the county.

Mot (11)

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

That the Manager, wherever possible, acquires properties for social housing through Part V under all current and upcoming SHD developments, rather than agreeing to lease properties, and presents a report on the implication of Build to Rent planning permissions in relation to the delivery of social housing under Part V.

Mot (12)

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

That the Chief Executive reports on the availability of interest-free/Islamic financing models supported by SDCC in terms of its own incremental tenant purchase schemes and Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan schemes; and, if facilitating same for residents of our county requires Departmental approval, to write to the Minister for Housing asking for such schemes to be facilitated at the earliest opportunity, with all due diligence applied.

Mot (13)

Submitted by:
Councillor Shane Moynihan
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

That the Council calls for a County Outdoor Trading Strategy, including but not limited to, a revision of the casual trading sites and process in the county, streamlining of the application process, provision for extra litter bins and litter bin collection and how businesses can be supported in harnessing the potential of outdoors trading.

Mot (14)

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

That this council commits to greater public consultation and installs large signage when undertaking significant road works or building works that the general public can see (Picture sent to director) and that this commitment is given to elected members and SDCC also look at A4 notices and increase it to A3

Mot (15)

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

Given the current demands on the housing stock and the high number of applicants of the Housing List, this Council calls on the Chief Executive to make every effort to identify tenants of South Dublin County Council who are not occupying their Council houses or Units on a fulltime basis and/or have alternative accommodation available to them and to detail what actions he intends to take to address such situations. 

Mot (16)

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

That this council supports expanding voting rights to include 16 and 17 year olds. Should the motion be agreed, writing to notify An Taoiseach, the Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform and the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth.

Mot (17)

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

That this Council invites Comhairle na nÓg to brief full council on their work twice a year and that we likewise brief them on the work of the Council and invite them to make submissions on matters such as the County Development Plan and Green Infrastructure Strategy.

Mot (18)

Submitted by:
Councillor C. King
Responsibility:
Director of Corporate Performance & Change Management
That this Council agrees to write to the Department of the Taoiseach, all other Local Authorities in the state and Retail Ireland calling on the Irish and International Supermarkets operating here to join the Boycott of all Israeli Goods as a response to the current and never ending Murderous Campaign against the Palestinian People including thousands of innocent Men, Women and Children.

Mot (19)

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

That this council supports the aims of the Campaign for an All Ireland National Health Service, including an end to the two-tier public/private health system and making healthcare free at the point of access for everyone. If passed, a letter will be issued to the Campaign to request that South Dublin County Council is added to their list of supporters.

Mot (20)

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

That this Council agrees to write to the Minister of State with responsibility for Mental Health and requests that the Mental Health Acts be amended to ensure that family members may at all times be consulted in relation to a mental health diagnosis to allow those family members provide the assistance and support needed to treat such a diagnosis

Mot (21)

Submitted by:
Councillor Eoin Ó Broin
Responsibility:
Director of Corporate Performance & Change Management

That this Council write to Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD, Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Education, Norma Foley TD, and Michael Moynihan TD (Chair, Oireachtas Committee on Disability Matters) supporting the campaign of Epilepsy Ireland to address long-standing issues that continue to impact on people with epilepsy and their families in Ireland today, namely: 1. Access to Free Travel for those that have had driver licences temporarily suspended. 2. Provision of Reasonable Accommodations for State Examinations for students with epilepsy.

Mot (22)

Submitted by:
Councillor L. Whelan
Responsibility:
Director of Corporate Performance & Change Management

That this Council supports that the new National Maternity Hospital will be publicly owned with a secular and inclusive ethos, including if necessary, the consideration of alternative sites, already in public ownership, such as Tallaght and Blanchardstown. 

The calls for the separation of church and state where reproductive healthcare is concerned have been clearly expressed through Repeal and Marriage Equality. We call on Minister Donnelly to respond to this Council clearly outlining the plan for the new National Maternity Hospital.

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