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October 2005 County Council Meeting Agenda


Date:
10/10/2005 00:00
Location:
Council Chamber
Standing Orders:
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Headed Items

H-I (1)

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

CONFIRMATION AND RE-AFFIRMATION OF MINUTES

a) Minutes of Meeting of South Dublin County Council - 12th September, 2005

                                                    (circulated herewith)

H-I (2)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
Housing Administration,Planning Not is use,Roads Department

Report of the Area Committees

a) Terenure/Rathfarnham Area Committee (1) - 6th September 2005

Dealing with Roads, Planning, Development and Corporate Services.

                                                                   (no report)

b) Terenure/Rathfarnham Area Committee (2) - 13th September 2005

Dealing with Community(1 report), Parks, Environment and Housing

c) Tallaght Area Committee (1) - 19th September 2005

Dealing with Environment, Parks, Community (1 report) and Housing

d) Tallaght Area Committee (2) - 26th September 2005

Dealing with Roads (1 report), Planning, Development and Corporate Services

e) Lucan/Clondalkin Area Committee (1) - 20th September 2005

Dealing with Development, Planning, Corporate Services and Roads (1 report)

f) Lucan/Clondalkin Area Committee (2) - 27th September 2005

Dealing with Environment, Parks, Community (1 report) and Housing

 

H-I (3)

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

Standing Committees - Organisation, Procedure and Finance Committee, 22nd September 2005.

a) Draft Calendar of Meeting Dates

(circulated herewith)

H-I (4)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
 

Strategic Policy Committees

a) Environment SPC, 7/09/05 - Report

b) Housing and Social Development SPC, 8/09/05 - Minutes of Meeting held on 5th May 2005

c) Sports, Recreation,Community Development SPC, 14/09/05 - Minutes of Meeting held 11th May 2005.

d) Transportation SPC, 15/09/05 - Minutes of Meeting held on 12th May 2005

e) Economic Development (Planning & Development) SPC, 21/09/05 - Minutes of Meeting held 18th May 2005.

f) Arts, Culture, Gaeilge, Education & Libraries SPC, 29/09/05 - Minutes of Meeting held 9th June 2005

                                                             (all circulated herewith)

H-I (5)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
 

Reports Requested by Area Committees

                                                        (none received)

Questions

Qu (1)

Submitted by:
Councillor M. Corr
Responsibility:
Michael Coleman
To ask the Manager to indicate what stage South Dublin County Council is at in the formulation of Play Policy for the county?

Qu (2)

Submitted by:
Councillor J. Daly
Responsibility:
Maria O'Neill
To ask the Manager to report to the Council on his plans to deal with concerns regarding the County's water supply arising from recent media reports in respect of the situation in County Wicklow?

Qu (3)

Submitted by:
Councillor J. Daly
Responsibility:
Frank Nevin
To ask the Manager to report to the Council on his continuing efforts to promote tourism in the South County?

Qu (4)

Submitted by:
Councillor J. Daly
Responsibility:
Tom O'Neill
To ask the Manager to report to the Council to outline plans to strengthen his efforts to deal with anti-social behaviour in our estates and to confirm if he has had any discussions with the Department of Justice to introduce Anti-Social Behaviour Orders?

Qu (5)

Submitted by:
Councillor J. Daly
Responsibility:
Tom Doherty
To ask the Manager to report to the Council on issues relating to the proposed completion of the Shamrock Rovers Stadium?

Qu (6)

Submitted by:
Councillor J. Daly
Responsibility:
Mary Pyne
To ask the Manager to report to the Council on his plans to produce an effective policy to deal with the scourge of graffiti in our communities?

Qu (7)

Submitted by:
Councillor J. Daly
Responsibility:
Breda Fogarty
To ask the Manager to report to the Council on proposals for the successful delivery of the Affordable Housing Scheme for the County and in reporting will he detail plans to correct the poor image created by the scheme in recent times?

Qu (8)

Submitted by:
Councillor J. Daly
Responsibility:
Paul Fleming
To ask the Manager to report to the Council on his efforts to eliminate illegal dumping throughout the County?

Qu (9)

Submitted by:
Fintan McCarthy
Responsibility:
Gerry Fitzgibbon

To ask the Manager to outline details of what steps are being taken to ensure that provision is made over the next two years in order that adequate council funding is made available to supplement exchequer grants for the early completion of the council's swimming pool construction programme?

Qu (10)

Submitted by:
Fintan McCarthy
Responsibility:
Teresa Walsh
To ask the Manager to provide an update on the County Library building programme with specific reference to all libraries planned under the County Development Plan?

Qu (11)

Submitted by:
Fintan McCarthy
Responsibility:
Maria O'Neill
To ask the Manager to detail what measures are taken on an ongoing basis to monitor the noise created by aerodromes within South Dublin and what steps will be taken in the future to ensure regular monitoring?

Qu (12)

Submitted by:
Fintan McCarthy
Responsibility:
Michael Kenny

To ask the manager to provide an updated schedule on when each individual report and study mandated by the County Development Plan will be completed?

Qu (13)

Submitted by:
Fintan McCarthy
Responsibility:
Tom O'Neill

To ask the Manager to indicate to the meeting when essential amendments will be made to Eviction Orders in order that they become enforceable? 

Qu (14)

Submitted by:
Fintan McCarthy
Responsibility:
Tom O'Neill

To ask the Manager to detail the number of Excluding Orders taken by the Council against tenants engaged in antisocial behaviour in the past year?

Qu (15)

Submitted by:
Councillor S. O'Conchúir
Responsibility:
Paul Hogan
To ask the Manager are there plans to make mandatory the construction of traffic calming measures & cells on roads within all new housing & apartment dwellings under construction or planning consideration?

Qu (16)

Submitted by:
Councillor S. O'Conchúir
Responsibility:
Tom O'Neill
To ask the Manager is there a technical legal flaw in the Council's eviction notices & exclusion orders rendering the order invalid & has the council's legal department corrected same?

Qu (17)

Submitted by:
Councillor S. O'Conchúir
Responsibility:
Paul Hogan
To ask the Manager, with the ever increasing high density building of houses and apartments within South Dublin what is the communication between the Council's planning department and other interested Council bodies with the Department of Education or local school principals re the impact on child school places?

Qu (18)

Submitted by:
Councillor S. O'Conchúir
Responsibility:
Tom O'Neill
To ask the Manager for a breakdown by elected areas  the current staffing levels  within the anti social department & could he please make a comparison with the staffing levels employed two years ago?

Qu (19)

Submitted by:
Councillor S. O'Conchúir
Responsibility:
Emer O'Gorman
To ask the Manager to liaise with the P.R.T.B  the responsibility of the estate agents & letting agents who charge management fees to landlords re the vetting and placement of tenants & what background checks are in place on lettings & where local disputes arise re anti social behaviour the legal obligation on the letting agent, & to ask the P.R.T.B are there estate agents & letting agents listed on the P.R.T.B registration forms?

Qu (20)

Submitted by:
Councillor E. Tuffy
Responsibility:
Paul Fleming
To ask the Manager if the Council has any plans for an additional green waste recycling facility in the County, and if any individuals or organisations such as the Irish Association of Landscape Gardeners have expressed an intention  to the Council of establishing a privately run facility?

Qu (21)

Submitted by:
Councillor E. Tuffy
Responsibility:
Paul Fleming
To ask the Manager for an updated report on the regulations applied to the disposal of recyclable waste items and non-recyclable materials by (a) private individuals and (b) commercial organisations at the Ballymount Civic Centre?

Qu (22)

Submitted by:
Councillor E. Tuffy
Responsibility:
Breda Fogarty
To ask the Manager if he will make a report which shows the number of Affordable Housing Units which the Council expects to allocate in the calendar years 2005 and 2006, by Electoral Area in the County?

Qu (23)

Submitted by:
Councillor E. Tuffy
Responsibility:
John McLoughlin
To ask the Manager if he will make a report on the position regarding the schedule of works to be undertaken by the NRA on the M50 Upgrade( South Dublin County element ) and the N4 Upgrade, including start and completion dates and the Council's plans to deal with traffic management issues during the period of the contracts?

Qu (24)

Submitted by:
Councillor K. Warren
Responsibility:
Emer O'Gorman
To ask the Manager if he could confirm the number of inspections which have take place by South Dublin County Council in relation to private rented accommodation in the administrative area of this local authority since 2005, and if he could state the new powers that have been devolved to this Council since the introduction of the Private Residential Tenancies Board, and specifically how many of those powers have been initiated by South Dublin County Council, and if he will make a statement on the matter?

Headed Items

H-I (6)

Submitted by:
Development, Econ. & Transport Planning Dept.
Responsibility:
Planning Not is use

PROPOSED VARIATION (NO. 1) OF THE COUNTY DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2004 / 2010 - GREENOGUE  

                                                               (circulated herewith)

H-I (7)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
Roads Department

Declaration of Roads to be Public Roads

                                                (circulated herewith)

H-I (8)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
Development, Econ. & Transport Planning Dept.,Housing Administration

Proposed Disposal of Properties/Sites

a) Proposed Disposal of Affordable Housing

b) Proposed Lease of site at Liscarne Gardens to North Clondalkin Integrated Family / School Project Ltd. (Dochas)

c) Proposed assignment of leasehold interest in Unit 3, Westward House, 8 Main Street, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 to Gabriel Dooley

d) Proposed Sale of Fee Simple Interest at 112 Balrothery Estate, Tallaght, Dublin 24

e) Proposed Sale of Fee Simple Interest at 25 Alpine Heights, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

f) Proposed Sale of Fee Simple Interest at 32 Oakwood Grove, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

g) Proposed Disposal of lands at rear of Sycamore Drive and Sycamore Avenue, Kingswood, Dublin 24.

                                                          (all circulated herewith)

H-I (9)

Submitted by:
Development, Econ. & Transport Planning Dept.
Responsibility:
Development, Econ. & Transport Planning Dept.

Report on Part 8 of the Planning & Development Act, 2000 and the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 & 2003 – Provision of Bus Terminus and Extension of Road and Services within Grange Castle Business Park

                                                           (circulated herewith)

 

 

 

 

H-I (10)

Submitted by:
Roads Department
Responsibility:
Roads Department

Part 8 Report - Knocklyon Road Realignment.

(circulated herewith)

H-I (11)

Submitted by:
Roads Department
Responsibility:
Roads Department

Part 8 Report Urban and Village Renewal - Rathfarnham Village.

(circulated herewith)

H-I (12)

Submitted by:
Jim Kilgarriff
Responsibility:
Parks Department

 Part 8 Planning and Development Regulations 2001: Report on Proposed Improvement Works at Griffeen Valley Park, Lucan.

                                      (circulated herewith)

H-I (13)

Submitted by:
Roads Department
Responsibility:
Roads Department

Parking Bye Law Report.

(circulated herewith)

 

H-I (14)

Submitted by:
Roads Department
Responsibility:
Roads Department

Section 38 Report - The Park, Millbrook Lawns Traffic Calming Scheme

(circulated herewith)

H-I (15)

Submitted by:
Roads Department
Responsibility:
Roads Department

Section 38 Report - Kilclare Avenue & Kilclare Gardens Traffic Calming Scheme

(circulated herewith)

H-I (16)

Submitted by:
Environmental Services
Responsibility:
Environmental Services

Report on Removal of Unauthorised Litter and Dumping at Kishogue/Lynches Lane, Clondalkin

                                        (circulated herewith)

H-I (17)

Submitted by:
Development, Econ. & Transport Planning Dept.
Responsibility:
Development, Econ. & Transport Planning Dept.

Approval to entering into a Deed of Covenant with the Health Service Executive in respect of premises occupied by CARP(Community Addiction Response Programme) at Killinarden Heights, Tallaght, Dublin 24

                                                                   (circulated herewith)

Correspondence

Cor (1)

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

Ministerial

Letter, dated 2nd September 2005 from the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government in reply to our letter regarding public awareness of the risks attached to exposure to Radon Gas.

                                                           (circulated herewith)

Cor (2)

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

Ministerial

Letter, dated 13th September 2005 from the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources regarding emergency motion  (Corrib Gas) passed at Council Meeting held on 11th July 2005.

                                                            (circulated herewith)

Motions

Mot (1)

Submitted by:
Councillor T. Ridge
Responsibility:
Eamon Cunningham

Mayor's Business

That this Council request a meeting with the NRA AND APPROPRIATE Government Departments to examine the need to remove the toll booths owned by National Toll Roads by renegotiating the contract entered into twenty years ago and if necessary buying back toll facilities to facilitate improved traffic movement as the present situation is untenable.

Mot (2)

Submitted by:
Councillor C. King
Responsibility:
Gary Keogh
That this Council declares the area under its responsiblity to be a GM free zone. That in line with this the Council opposes the growing of all Genetically Modified crops as they will inevitably contaminate conventional and organic species.

Mot (3)

Submitted by:
Councillor R. Dowds
Responsibility:
Michael Kenny
That South Dublin County Council agrees to list the rights of way for walkers in our County and agrees to make this list available for the general public.

Mot (4)

Submitted by:
Councillor E. Tuffy
Responsibility:
Gary Keogh
That South Dublin County Council, recognising that the Institute of Technology Tallaght is the County's only higher education institution and plays an important role in the educational, business and social life of the County, calls on the Government to implement the recommendations of the Higher Education Authority Review Group on the capital funding of higher education institutions and allocate capital funding to the Institute to enable the development of the Multipurpose Student Centre and the other additional buildings prioritised by the Institute.

Mot (5)

Submitted by:
Sen. C. Keane
Responsibility:
Maria O'Neill
That this Council recommends that we treat the dogs of South Dublin with the dignity of a service in their own area .i.e. that they will have a secure place of residence -dogpound when abandoned.(b)to set up a system of dog-homing with tracking to ensure dogs are not unduly delayed in being rehomed. (c)To state what access members of the public and rescue groups have to the current pound situated in Dunboyne Co. Meath. (d)What is the rehoming rate for this pound? some dog pounds have a 95% rehoming rate. (e) to report fully on the demise of the dogpound in Stocking lane. (f) to report on the meeting that has taken place with interested parties.

Mot (6)

Submitted by:
Councillor M. Murphy
Responsibility:
Paul Fleming
That this Council calls on the Manager not to proceed with the proposed €4 charge for private cars to deposit re-cyclable waste or to alter in any way alter the current Policy of accepting re-cyclable material free of charge at the Ballymount Civic Centre. Furthermore, this Council agrees that the introduction of a charge would be counter to the Council's own policy for waste management and would seriously frustrate the commitment of the general public towards re-cycling.

Mot (7)

Submitted by:
Councillor C. Jones
Responsibility:
Michael Coleman
That this Council calls for a report on the discussions to date with the Department of Education in relation to funding the management and maintenance of the School/Community dual use halls, currently being constructed under the Schools Building Programme.

Mot (8)

Submitted by:
Councillor J. Lahart
Responsibility:
Denis Ryan,Tony O Grady
That the Council, as a response to damages caused to grass verges, footpaths and outside driveways, as a consequence of private development work, be it residential, commercial or industrial, introduces a bye -law or introduces the provision of a Notification Certificate for residents and businesses, that enables the Council to examine locations prior to the commencement of building/developments, as a means of guarantee that either (a) sites are restored to original order (b) the Council can charge a fee to the occupier or builder or developer , to cover the expense of reinstatement by the local authority.

Mot (9)

Submitted by:
Councillor T. Gilligan
Responsibility:
Michael Coleman
That the Council look towards allocating funding to the South Dublin Childcare Association.

Mot (10)

Submitted by:
Councillor D. Keating
Responsibility:
Gerry Fitzgibbon
That the Manager would please outline in detail the newer and most recent efforts made by South Dublin County Council in order to ensure that all Swimming Pools are provided to communities as outlined in the earlier Water Leisure Strategy Report and that the Manager would specifically outline what new efforts are being made to provided Swimming Pools to communities where the earlier preferred option of a Public Private Partnership arrangement has to date failed.

Mot (11)

Submitted by:
Councillor S. O'Conchúir
Responsibility:
Jim Kilgarriff
That this Council will exert its influences by writing to all area Garda Superintendents calling on them to enforce the Council bye-law re Drinking in public which is enforced by An Garda Siochana and report back to Council after a 3 month period the figures re. issuing of fines in order for this Council to monitor and see if this is having any effect in combating this scourge and especially amongst the under age.

Mot (12)

Submitted by:
Councillor T. McDermott,Fintan McCarthy
Responsibility:
Paul Fleming
That this Council calls on the Manager to replace the €40 charge for home composters to a nominal charge (less than €10) or none at all for customers who collect them. That the charge for delivery to a customers home should not be a disincentive to home composting (less than €25), and that waiver qualifiers be eligible for a free home composter to be delivered to them.

Mot (13)

Submitted by:
Councillor T. Ridge
Responsibility:
Gary Keogh
That this Council write to the Tanaiste and Minister for Health Mary Harney to ask her to provide extended and necessary facilities at the A&E Department at Tallaght Hospital to cope with the dreadful lack of privacy and lack of visitor space which is currently the case.

Mot (14)

Submitted by:
Councillor J. Hannon
Responsibility:
Paul Fleming
That this Council adopt a "Name & Shame" policy in regard to litter offences.

Mot (15)

Submitted by:
Colm Tyndall
Responsibility:
Eamon Cunningham
That this Council calls on the owners of the Westlink Toll Bridge to open the Gates immediately upon traffic backing up beyond 2 1/2 km in either direction as is the norm in many countries across Europe.  This would help enormously in keeping traffic moving and would also mean the owners would have to operate the toll booths in the most efficient manner.

Mot (16)

Submitted by:
Councillor A. White,Councillor E. Walsh,Councillor T. McDermott
Responsibility:
Eamon Cunningham,John McLoughlin

That this Council determines, pursuant to section 179(4) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 not to proceed with the proposed re-alignment of the Knocklyon Road.

Mot (17)

Submitted by:
Councillor C. King
Responsibility:
Gary Keogh
That this Council, in light of the recent proposals put forward by Sinn Fein for a green paper on re-unification and the S.D.L.Ps recently launched united Ireland strategy, calls on the Dublin Government to lead an immediate and extensive consultation process with all sections of society, including unionism on a green paper for the re-unification of Ireland and recognises the need for adequate preparation for same.

Mot (18)

Submitted by:
Sen. C. Keane
Responsibility:
Maria O'Neill
That this Council set up a lost and found dogs website , where owners could check when they have lost their pet.

Mot (19)

Submitted by:
Councillor D. Keating
Responsibility:
Jim Kilgarriff,Michael Hannon
That the Manager would please provide an up-to-date and detailed report on progress made to build the Council's first Skate Park. Specifically would the Manager please report on the local consultation process which I requested at the outset, with the delegation from the local Skate Board Club regarding the design, lay-out and materials to be used in the Skate Park, and the time scale for the building and completion of this Skate Park.

Mot (20)

Submitted by:
Councillor S. O'Conchúir
Responsibility:
Frank Nevin
In view of recent job losses, that South Dublin County Council takes the initiative and brings together all interested parties - such as FAS, the unions, employers' organisations, local chambers of commerce, community representatives and government bodies such as the IDA and so on - to ensure that everything possible is done to promote and maintain the attractiveness and suitability of the area for new industries.

Mot (21)

Submitted by:
Fintan McCarthy
Responsibility:
Tom O'Neill
That the Manager immediately makes provision for an increase in the number of Anti-social Behaviour Officers employed by the Council and takes steps to provide replacements when officers take leave.

Mot (22)

Submitted by:
Councillor E. Tuffy
Responsibility:
Muiris O'Keeffe
That South dublin County Council recognises that the existing national School Transport System operated by the Department of Educational and Science and Bus Eireann was designed in another era for the principal purpose of increasing educational participation at second level, and that the issue to be addressed in school transport in the County in the new century has to do with traffic congestion, safety at school locations and pressure on parents to bring children to school by car, and requests the Manager to undertake an initiative, in consultation with the Government  to provide a Council operated School Transport System in the County. 

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