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September 2021 County Council Meeting Agenda


Date:
13/09/2021 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 ,Director of Land Use, Planning and Transportation

CONFIRMATION AND REAFFIRMATION OF MINUTES - FOR APPROVAL

(a) County Development Plan Meeting Minutes  - 17th June 2021

(b) Adjourned County Development Plan Minutes – 18th June 2021

(c) Adjourned County Development Plan  Minutes – 21st June 2021

(d) Adjourned  County Development Plan Minutes – 23rd June 2021

(e) Adjourned County Development Plan Minutes -  24th June 2021

(f) July Council Minutes – 12th July 2021

(g) Special Council Minutes - 13th July 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 T. Costello
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Social & Community Development

How many people are currently on the housing transfer list broken down by LEA. Is there estates that have higher number of requests and can these be identified?

Qu (2)

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

To ask the Chief Executive how much money has been spent this year on grass cutting v budget.

Qu (3)

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

Can the Chief Executive advise this Council regarding documents relating to Housing Requests, Grants, Purchase Schemes etc, received from the general public, in the period 1st January 2021 to August 2021 have been fully accounted for and distributed to the Individual departments concerned? This request follows on from representations received from citizens who claim that they are advised that their documentation is missing or has gone astray.

 

Qu (4)

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

In view of recent reports about people associated with Ashton Dog Pound being charged before the Courts for animal cruelty, will the Chief Executive inform this Council if he has any plans to withdraw from the current contract and also to indicate if South Dublin County Council will join with the other three Dublin Councils in an initiative to open a Municipal Animal Shelter to serve the combined Dublin area

Qu (5)

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

To ask the Chief Executive if the Council has a policy regarding the positioning of mobile retail outlets with recognisable branded logos and primarily selling junk food on its spaces being located directly opposite schools; whether contractual arrangements override health concerns where such outlets have been forced by renovation works to move; and if a statement can be made on the matter.

Qu (6)

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

To ask the Chief Executive to provide the detail of the number of voids in 2021 which have had the re-let works outsourced and how many voids have been completed by direct labour, and if he would make a statement on the matter?

Qu (7)

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

To ask the Chief Executive what the average cost is of outsourced re-let works per unit?

Qu (8)

Submitted by:
Councillor Peter Kavanagh
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

To ask the Chief Executive if the Green Infrastructure Strategy will allow for any public consultation beyond the general Development Plan Consultation and if he will make a statement outlining the rationale for his answer.

Qu (9)

Submitted by:
Councillor C. King
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Social & Community Development

"To ask the CEO to provide to the best of his knowledge with all the relevant information available to him at present when our local Community Centres can open fully to provide all of the essential services which were provided pre Covid in particular services for our Older population that are often the only social outlet for many and can he make a Statement on the matter".

Qu (10)

Submitted by:
Councillor C. King
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

"To ask the Manager to provide a costing for an annual Junk Collection in one electoral area per year in an effort to reduce the significant tonnage of dumped materials in our Estates, Parks and Mountainous areas. The areas collected from would be done on a cyclical basis with a number of years between collections in any particular electoral area thus reducing costs on previous proposals for an annual County wide Collection as previously took place at significant cost to the Council and therefore the taxpayer. Can the Manager make a statement on the matter"

Qu (11)

Submitted by:
Councillor C. King
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Social & Community Development

"To ask the CEO how many vacant Council owned homes are there currently throughout the County and what the average turnaround time is for the reallocation of same".

Qu (12)

Submitted by:
Councillor C. King
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Social & Community Development

"To ask the CEO how many former Council Homes that were purchased by tenants became available for sale since 2019? With the answer in mind and given that the Council is entitled to first refusal on such Homes to be repurchased and taken into Council Housing stock for the purposes of allocating to Family's or individuals on our Housing list - How many of these Homes were purchased by SDCC for the aforementioned reasons".

Qu (13)

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

To ask the Chief Executive if the, Development Plans Guidelines for Planning Authorities Draft for Consultation, published in August 2021 by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, have any role in the creation of the SDCC County Development Plan for 2022-2028?

Qu (14)

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

This Council notes the success of the 5KM weekly run known as a "Parkrun" across the county in Corkagh, Griffeen, Tymon, and Waterstown Parks pre pandemic. As the provider of regular access to parks for the event, SDCC has had a vital partnership role. This council requests an update from the manager on the SDCC perspective with regard to restarting Parkrun's, noting that they are scheduled to begin again in the parks of some counties bordering Dublin on Saturday, September 11th.

Qu (15)

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

To ask the Chief Executive to confirm that he is satisfied with the level of water supplies in the County given the great weather and the demand on supplies 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 detail actions being taken under the Council's Litter Management Programme in respect of the continued problems throughout our County and will he make a statement? 

Qu (17)

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

To ask the Chief Executive for details of the current Housing/Homeless lists in each Electoral area and will he present an updated report? 

Qu (18)

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

To ask the Chief Executive if he has proposals to publish a new Countywide Sports Plan; will he give details and confirm that funding will be made available and will he make a general statement giving assurances. 

Qu (19)

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

To ask the Chief Executive if he shares the worldwide concerns following the recent publication of the UN report on Climate Change and will he present an updated report on the Council's response to the crisis and make a statement?

Qu (20)

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

To ask the Manager if he will be reviewing the rollout of the LED lighting programme, given recent reports that they have led to the decimation of pollinator insects in the UK.

Qu (21)

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

To ask the Chief Executive for a detailed report into current Homelessness figures in SDCC that identifies current needs and numbers of rough sleepers and number of emergency beds provided and what will be needed going forward?

Qu (22)

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

To ask the Chief Executive for a detailed report into current family hubs figures in SDCC that identifies current needs and numbers of people waiting on a hub and demand for same and the estimated cost incurred annually for providing these hubs?

Qu (23)

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

To ask the Chief executive for a detailed report into how someone can request a Tree Preservation order? and to identify what the process and who the section in SDCC and person in charge of TPOs in SDDCC is?

Qu (24)

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

To ask the Chief Executive for a detailed report into planned step down accommodation in SDCC, when will part 8s be brought to council and what Part 8s are planned going forward by electoral area?

Qu (25)

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

To ask the Chief Executive for a detailed report on big belly bins, has a cost analysis been done? when will they be rolled out in SDCC? has any other options been considered? would there be any staff loss of employment due to these bins or would staff be redeployed?

 

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:
Director of Economic, Enterprise & Tourism Development ,Director of Housing, Social & Community Development

PROPOSED DISPOSAL OF PROPERTIES/SITES - FOR APPROVAL

(a) Proposed disposal of lands at Killinarden, Tallaght, Dublin 24 to The Arden Team DAC, Wilton Works, Naas Road, Dublin 22, for development comprising new residential homes, community/sporting and creche facilities, open space, infrastructure and services.   

(b) LD 1516 Proposed disposal of plot of land, Grant of Permanent Wayleaves, Temporary Wayleaves and Permanent Right of Way to Irish Water in respect to Pumping Station for Clonburris Strategic Development Zone (SDZ)

(c) Disposal of fee simple in 46 Páirc Mhuire, Saggart, Co. Dublin



(a) Proposed disposal of lands at Killinarden, Tallaght, Dublin 24 to The Arden Team DAC, Wilton Works, Naas Road, Dublin 22, for development comprising new residential homes, community/sporting and creche facilities, open space, infrastructure and services.  



(b) LD 1516 Proposed disposal of plot of land, Grant of Permanent Wayleaves, Temporary Wayleaves and Permanent Right of Way to Irish Water in respect to Pumping Station for Clonburris Strategic Development Zone (SDZ)



Disposal of fee simple in 46 Páirc Mhuire, Saggart, Co. Dublin

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:
Director of Housing, Social & Community Development

AGE FRIENDLY HOUSING SCHEMES PART 8 – FOR APPROVAL

a) RONAN’S CRESCENT, DUBLIN 22

b) PEARSE BROTHERS PARK, DUBLIN 16

c) ST. AONGUS’ GREEN, DUBLIN 24

H-I (10)

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

S85 BETWEEN SOUTH DUBLIN COUNTY COUNCIL & KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL - EASTBOUND BUS PRIORITY MEASURES - FOR APPROVAL

H-I (11)

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

LOWER DODDER ROAD PART 8 – FOR APPROVAL

H-I (12)

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

DECISION ON APPLICATIONS RECEIVED UNDER DEPUTY MAYOR’S DISCRETIONARY FUND - FOR APPROVAL

H-I (13)

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

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUDITORS REPORT ON THE 2020 AFS - FOR NOTING

H-I (14)

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

COMMUNITY GRANTS - 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 Public Expenditure and Reform in response to Motion 8 (Directly Elected Mayor for Dublin) at the April 2021 Council Meeting

(b) Correspondence from Minister of State for the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, Public Procurement, eGovernment with special responsibility for Communications and Circular Economy in response to Motion 2 (CCTV) at the Special July 2021 Council Meeting

(c) Correspondence from Minister for Social Protection in response to Motion 21 (Epilepsy Ireland) at the July 2021 Council Meeting

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

(e) Correspondence from Fermanagh and Omagh District Council re. Right of Nature

(f) Correspondence from Kerry County Council re. Home School Liaison Officer

(g) Correspondence from Sligo County Council re. Wastewater Treatment Facilities 

(h) Correspondence from Wicklow County Council re. National Maternity Hospital

Motions

Mot (1)

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

That the Council initiate an annual electrical collection service/amnesty to allow people to dispose of electrial goods no longer required.

Mot (2)

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

This Council calls upon the Chief Executive to engage with the Tallaght and Clondalkin Drugs and Alcohol Task Forces, the HSE Addiction Services and the Community Drug Treatment Projects to explore the setting up of a Medically Supervised Safe Injection Facility, within our County, to provide a safe and secure environment for intravenous drug users, in an effort to reduce and ultimately eliminate deaths through accidental overdose.

Mot (3)

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 (4)

Submitted by:
Councillor Patrick Pearse Holohan
Responsibility:
Director of Corporate Performance & Change Management

That this council writes to An Taoiseach and the relevant bodies to highlight the importance of businesses using signage that adopts an inclusive approach with regards to face coverings / face masks with signage containing people with disabilities or exemptions or people unable to wear a face covering / face mask are welcome.

 

Mot (5)

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

That this Council recognise the value and importance of the huge voluntary commitment of the Voluntary boards that run community centres throughout SDCC and the Huge importance of community buy in and input from the community into the running of community centres and commit that all community centres will be community run with supports from SDCC and that a community led policy will be embedded in our county development plan with necessary supports from SDCC.

 

Mot (6)

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

That South Dublin County Council, reiterates it's ambition of being a leader in the provision of accessible services. That, as a signal of this ambition, - An audit is carried out on the quality of accessible parking spaces and upgrades carried out where necessary. - The number of these spaces is increased by 50%, an increase of 39 spaces. These spaces should be prioritised in areas with a lower proportion of accessible spaces and modified in line with the IWA Best Practice Access Guidelines.

Mot (7)

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

South Dublin County Council calls on the Office of Public Works to carry out the necessary excavation works to recover the remains of Joe Brady, Daniel Curley, Michael Fagan, Thomas Caffrey and Tim Kelly, in what is commonly known as the Invincibles Yard at Kilmainham Gaol.The bodies of these five members of the Irish National Invincibles lie beneath the paving slabs of the yard where they were executed in 1883 for their part in the Phoenix Park assassinations. The families of the five men are represented by the National Graves Association and the wish of the families is for their relatives to be exhumed from Kilmainham Gaol and reinterred in consecrated ground at Glasnevin Cemetery. 

Mot (8)

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 (9)

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

That the elected members of this council call for the reform of Safety awareness training and in particular the Safepass course delivery and pricing. This reform should include a consultation process with the pass holders, standardized pricing in line with the cost of processing, online facilities for renewal and flexibility and an end to current price gouging. We also call for the current extension on expired cards to continue until the conclusion of said reform. If this motion is passed a letter will be issued to Solas, the Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris and the Minister of State for Skills and Further Education Niall Collins.

Mot (10)

Submitted by:
Councillor P. Gogarty
Responsibility:
Director of Corporate Performance & Change Management

"That this Council calls on the Taoiseach and the Minister for Justice to ensure the State's legal framework makes Parental Alienation Disorder/Syndrome theory and related alienating "immersion" recommendations illegal as a tool in family law court cases in compliance with the recommendations of the United Nations Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, the World Health Organisation and various women's aid federations; and also to examine through various channels and in the interests of transparency the necessity that family law cases be held in camera if there are options that would facilitate better scrutiny of court decisions subject to the protection of identities and privacy.'

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