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December 2012 County Council Meeting Agenda


Date:
10/12/2012 15:30
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

Minutes of Meeting of South Dublin County Council 12th November 2012

(circulated herewith)

H-I (2)

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

REPORTS OF AREA COMMITTEES

a)  Rathfarnham Area Committee - 13th November 2012

- Dealing with Planning & Development, Corporate Services & Libraries, Community, Housing, Parks, Environment, Roads & Water Services

(no report)

b)  Clondalkin Area Committee - 21st November 2012

- Dealing with Planning & Development, Corporate Services & Libraries, Community, Housing, Parks, Environment, Roads & Water Services

(no report)

c)  Joint Tallaght Area Committee (1) & Tallaght Area Committee (2) - 26th November 2012

- Dealing with Community (1 report - Community Grants), Housing, Environment, Parks, Planning & Development, Roads & Water Services, Corporate Services & Libraries

(circulated herewith)

d)  Lucan Area Committee - 27th November 2012

- Dealing with Planning & Development, Corporate Services & Libraries, Community, Housing, Parks, Environment, Roads & Water Services

(no report)

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 NOVEMBER  2012

a) Calendar of Meeting Dates

b) Report on Conferences and Seminars

(all circulated herewith)

H-I (4)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
Billy Coman,Frank Nevin,John Quinlivan,Philip Murphy,Teresa Walsh

STRATEGIC POLICY COMMITTEES

a)  Environment SPC

(i)  Report of Meeting 5th November 2012

(ii) Minutes of Meeting 3rd September 2012

b)  Economic Development SPC

(i)  Report of Meeting 7th November 2012

(ii) Minutes of Meeting 4th September 2012

(iii) Economic Development Strategy Action Plan

(iv) Economic Development Strategy

c)  Transportation SPC

(i)  Report of Meeting 8th November 2012

(ii) Minutes of Meeting 6th September 2012

d)  Arts, Culture, Gaeilge, Education & Libraries SPC

(i)  Report of Meeting 13th November 2012

(ii) Minutes of Meeting 11th September 2012

e)  Sports, Recreation, Community Development & Parks SPC

(i)  Report of Meeting 14th November 2012

(ii) Minutes of Meeting 5th September 2012

f)  Housing & Social Development SPC

(i)  Report of Meeting 26th November 2012

(ii) Minutes of Meeting 24th September 2012

(all circulated herewith)

H-I (5)

Submitted by:
Anne Byrne - Community
Responsibility:
Anne Byrne - Community

REPORT OF JOINT POLICING COMMITTEE

(circulated herewith)

H-I (6)

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

REPORTS REQUESTED BY AREA COMMITTEES

(H6 no reports)

Questions

Qu (1)

Submitted by:
Councillor M. Corr
Responsibility:
Brendan Hynes

To ask the Manager to report the number of social housing units in the ownership of Housing Associations countywide - indicating the number of units per association and the electoral area that these units are in?

Qu (2)

Submitted by:
Councillor M. Devine
Responsibility:
Brian Martin

To ask the Manager how many tenants have applied for Home purchase scheme & how many were successfully completed in the past year?

Qu (3)

Submitted by:
Councillor M. Devine
Responsibility:
Mary Hayes

To ask the Manager for an update on number of units awaiting window/door replacement at years end?

Qu (4)

Submitted by:
Councillor T. Gilligan
Responsibility:
Breda Fogarty,Marian Jordan,Mary Maguire

To ask the Manager to outline how much money has been spent broken down for each year 2009 - 2012 to private landlords in the RAS scheme, and also any other monies paid out to landlords through any other housing schemes the council runs?

Qu (5)

Submitted by:
Councillor J. Hannon
Responsibility:
Brian Martin

To ask the Manager if details have been received in relation to a new tenant purchase scheme, and, if so, will she outline its terms?

Qu (6)

Submitted by:
Councillor G. Kenny
Responsibility:
Bernie McCormack

To ask the Manager can the council calculate how much it cost to impound seventy two horses on the October bank holiday near Adamstown?  How much monies did they receive in releasing the horses to their rightful owners?  How many horses were put down after not being claimed by their owners?

Qu (7)

Submitted by:
Councillor W. Lavelle
Responsibility:
Tony O Grady

To ask the Manager for a detailed report on the proposed changes to the maintenance of national primary routes in 2013, including details of the arrangements being put in place to facilitate representations by elected members and to ensure accountability to the local communities affected?

Qu (8)

Submitted by:
Councillor W. Lavelle
Responsibility:
Mary Hayes

To ask the Manager for details of the number of houses currently awaiting window replacement in the county, broken down by electoral area and by grading?

Qu (9)

Submitted by:
Councillor W. Lavelle
Responsibility:
Emer O'Gorman,Maria O'Neill

To ask the Manager, further to the replies to questions on procurement tabled at the November meeting, to provide details of any 'meet the buyer' events held in our county in 2012, or planned for 2013, so as to allow local SME's to meet with public sector procurement officers from the council, the HSE and other public service bodies located in the county?

Qu (10)

Submitted by:
Councillor D. Looney
Responsibility:
Willie Sheils

To ask the Manager what plans are underway to celebrate the St Patrick's Day Festival in the County; if previous events at Tallaght Stadium are to be developed; and to make a statement on the matter?

Qu (11)

Submitted by:
Councillor D. Looney
Responsibility:
Development, Econ. & Transport Planning Dept.,Environmental Services,Mary Maguire,Roads Department

To ask the Manager to outline the status of all Part 8's and CPO's initiated by the Council since 2004;  to state if these have been completed, started or put on hold;  to state the timeframes associated with the expiration of such programmes, if any;  and to make a statement on the matter?

Qu (12)

Submitted by:
Councillor D. Looney
Responsibility:
Emer O'Gorman

To ask the Manager if any contact has been made with or received from the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government (whether formal or informal) with regards to arrangements for a "colloquium" of Dublin Councillors to determine issues such as Municipal District Committees and issues around the proposed Mayor for Dublin, amongst other issues, as detailed in the recent "Action Plan for Effective Local Government," issued by the Minister; and to make a statement on the matter?

Qu (13)

Submitted by:
Councillor D. Looney
Responsibility:
Billy Coman,Frank Nevin

To ask the Manager for an update to my question from the June Council meeting with regard to NAMA and the Social Dividend (Item 32106)?

Qu (14)

Submitted by:
Councillor G. O'Connell
Responsibility:
Hugh Hogan

To ask the Manager for an up-to-date report on the implementation of the policy on homelessness in South Dublin County, and to include 1. the number of people seeking accommodation over the past eleven months, 2.  the numbers accommodated,  3. trends in demand, 4. the ability of this Council to respond in the light of the new arrangement,  and 5. to make a statement on the situation as addressed by this Council?

Qu (15)

Submitted by:
Councillor G. O'Connell
Responsibility:
Brian Sheehan

To ask the Manager for a report on the recently installed Adult Gym Equipment in our parks and to include in the answer the number of people that participated in the recent training sessions per location?

Qu (16)

Submitted by:
Councillor G. O'Connell
Responsibility:
Brian Sheehan

That consideration be given for the 2013 grass cutting season to the automatic collection of grass where cutting takes place close to footpaths in our parks and roadways/footpaths in Estates so as to reduce the need for sweeping, blocking of gullies and hazards for pedestrians and cyclists. 

Qu (17)

Submitted by:
Councillor G. O'Connell
Responsibility:
Billy Coman,Emer O'Gorman

To ask the Manager for a report on the number of persons between the ages of 18 and 25 by LEA who are unemployed in South Dublin County?

Qu (18)

Submitted by:
Councillor E. Tuffy
Responsibility:
Larry Kelly

To ask the Manager for the up-to-date figure on the percentage of eligible households in the County which have paid the 2011 Household Charge to date?

Qu (19)

Submitted by:
Councillor E. Tuffy
Responsibility:
Tony O Grady

To ask the Manager to provide an approximate figure of the expenditure on repairs, renovation of footpaths in the County in 2012?

Qu (20)

Submitted by:
Councillor E. Walsh 2009
Responsibility:
Elaine Leech,Georgina Byrne

Cén plean atá ag an gComhairle chun Athbhliain Shíneach (Bliain na Nathrach) a cheiliúradh i mí na Feabhra 2013?

What plan has the Council to celebrate the Chinese New Year (Year of the Snake) in February 2013?  

Qu (21)

Submitted by:
Councillor E. Walsh 2009
Responsibility:
Bernie McCormack

Cad É an beartas maidir le haraidí bruscar atá tréigthe ag féachaint ar dhualgais na gcuideachta dramhaíola faoin Acht um Thruailliú Bruscar 1997?

What is the Council's policy regarding abandoned litter wheelie bins having regard to the duties of waste companies under the Litter Pollution Act 1997? 

Headed Items

H-I (7)

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

DECLARATION OF ROADS TO BE PUBLIC ROADS

(H7 no reports)

H-I (8)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
Housing Administration,John Browne,Michael Fagan,Planning Not is use

PROPOSED DISPOSAL OF PROPERTIES / SITES

(all circulated herewith)



H8a) Proposed Disposal of 11 Hectares at Grange Castle Business Park



H8b) Variation of Term 4 (a) in the Proposed Disposal of a 20 acre site at Aungierstown and Ballybane, Clondalkin, Dublin 22



H8c)  Proposed Disposal of  Affordable  Dwellings

(no reports)



d) Proposed Disposal of Fee Simple Interest - Small Builders Scheme @ 12 Balrothery Estate, Tallaght, Dublin 24

H-I (10)

Submitted by:
Planning Not is use
Responsibility:
Suzanne Furlong

PART 8 REPORT ON WALKING & CYCLING ROUTE FROM GRIFFEEN ROAD TO R136, BALLYOWEN, LUCAN  (deferred from November Council Meeting)

(circulated herewith)

H-I (11)

Submitted by:
Roads Department
Responsibility:
John McLoughlin

PART  8 REPORT ON WELLINGTON LANE  - WHITEHALL ROAD  CYCLE TRACK  SCHEME

(circulated herewith)

H-I (12)

Submitted by:
Roads Department
Responsibility:
Seamus Fagan

PART 8 REPORT ON ADAMSTOWN ROAD (R120)

(circulated herewith)

H-I (13)

Submitted by:
Environmental Services
Responsibility:
Yvonne Dervan

DRAFT REVIEW OF HOUSEHOLD WASTE BYE-LAWS 2012

(circulated herewith)

H-I (14)

Submitted by:
Orla Scannell
Responsibility:
Billy Coman,Orla Scannell

SOUTH DUBLIN COUNTY ARTS DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY 2011 - 2015

(circulated herewith)

H-I (15)

Submitted by:
Finance Department
Responsibility:
Clodagh Henehan

OVERDRAFT ACCOMMODATION  FOR 2013

(circulated herewith)

H-I (16)

Submitted by:
Clodagh Henehan,Mary Kelly - Finance,Patricia McLoughlin
Responsibility:
Clodagh Henehan,Mary Kelly - Finance

3 YEAR CAPITAL PROGRAMME 2013 - 2015

(circulated herewith)

H-I (17)

Submitted by:
Clodagh Henehan,Mary Kelly - Finance,Patricia McLoughlin
Responsibility:
Clodagh Henehan,Mary Kelly - Finance

RAISING OF LOANS FOR 2013 (HOUSING)

(circulated herewith)

H-I (18)

Submitted by:
Finance Department
Responsibility:
Clodagh Henehan,Mary Kelly - Finance

RAISING OF LOANS FOR 2013  (WASTE MANAGEMENT)

(circulated herewith)

H-I (19)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
Emer O'Gorman

REPRESENTATION ON THE NEW SOUTH DUBLIN COUNTY LOCAL DEVELOPMENT COMPANY

(circulated herewith)

H-I (20)

Submitted by:
Environmental Services
Responsibility:
Yvonne Dervan

HALLOWE'EN 2012

(circulated herewith)

Correspondence

Cor (1)

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

Ministerial

(i)  Letter, dated 25th October 2012, from Minister for Transport acknowledging SDCC's motion passed in relation to Phoenix Park rail tunnel (M20/1012) & referring same to NTA

(ii) Letter, dated 15th November 2012, from National Transport Authority regarding SDCC's letter in relation to Phoenix Park rail tunnel (M20/1012)

Cor (2)

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

Ministerial

Letter, dated 20th November 2012, from Minister for Finance regarding SDCC's motion in relation to change in Revenue Commissioners policy towards Service Providers such as ACTS (M2/0512)

Cor (3)

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

Ministerial

Letter, dated 22nd November 2012, from Department of the Environment regarding SDCC's motion in relation to delay in upgrading Belgard Fire Station (M12/0912)

Cor (4)

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

Ministerial

(i)  Letter, dated 27th November 2012, from Minister for Environment regarding SDCC's motion in relation to level of allocation of Local Government Fund (M19/1112)

(ii) Letter, dated 4th December 2012, from Deputy J. Tuffy T.D. regarding SDCC's motion in relation to level of allocation of Local Government Fund (M19/1112) & her tabled PQ

Cor (5)

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

Ministerial

Letter, dated 30th November 2012, from Minister for Justice & Equality in relation to SDCC's motion regarding Funding for Community Fora (M13/1012)

Cor (6)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
 

Ministerial

Letter, dated 4th December 2012, from Dept. of Justice acknowledging SDCC's letter in relation to Mr. Alpha Gassama's appeal to be allowed to stay in Ireland (H2b)/1112)

Cor (7)

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

Letter, dated 7th November 2012, from Secretary of State for N.I. regarding SDCC's motion passed calling for the immediate release of Marion Price and Martin Corey (M2/1012)

Cor (8)

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

Letter, dated 19th November 2012, from Monaghan Town Council in relation to their Motion passed regarding Chicken Product sold in Ireland

Cor (9)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
 

Letter, dated 28th November 2012, from National Consumer Agency in reply to SDCC's motion passed in relation to Greyhound (M4/1112)

Cor (10)

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

Letter, dated 29th November 2012,  from Donegal County Council in relation to their motion passed regarding County Enterprise Boards

Cor (11)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
 

Letter, dated 29th November 2012, from Limerick County Council in relation to their motion passed regarding reform of Pensions & Expenses arrangements

Motions

Mot (1)

Submitted by:
Councillor C. King,Councillor M. Devine,Councillor M. McDonagh
Responsibility:
Emer O'Gorman,Georgina Byrne,Orla Scannell

Mayor's Business

That this Council supports the establishment of a County Wide Competition in Partnership with the Arts office and the Library Services that would seek entrants for the production of a piece of Street Art or Sculpture to commemorate the 1916 Rising which would be unveiled in a prominent place within the County Town in the centenary year of 2016.  That this Council would also investigate what grants are available to fund such a scheme.

Mot (2)

Submitted by:
Councillor W. Lavelle
Responsibility:
Frank Nevin

That this Council commends the ongoing programme of ‘Strategic Support towards Business Development and Survival’; and recommends that this council intensify its efforts to more aggressively brand and promote South Dublin County as an attractive location for foreign-direct investment (noting similar strategies by other local authorities), in particular aimed at targeted sectors including in the area of digital services, as set-down in objective 3 of the business support agenda.

Mot (3)

Submitted by:
Councillor E. Walsh 2009
Responsibility:
Elaine Leech,Georgina Byrne

Go ndáilfear an Comhairle seo achoimrí stairiúla dátheangacha atá oiriúnach do dhaltaí scoile, idir mheánscoileanna agus bhunscoileanna, ar Ábhar na gcuimhneachán tábhachtacha céad bliain atá ag tarlú sna blianta amach romhainn agus go dtabharfar treoir do mhúinteoirí conas an t-eolas atá ar fáil sna meáin a Úsáid i gceart sa rang scoile.  

That this Council will distribute bilingual historical summaries that are suitable for pupils, both secondary and primary schools, on the subject of the important hundred year commemorations that will occur over the coming years and that guidance will be given to teachers how to use the information available in the media in the classroom correctly.          

Mot (4)

Submitted by:
Councillor D. Looney
Responsibility:
Billy Coman,Emer O'Gorman,Georgina Byrne,Ian Stobbart

That this Council asks the Library and Community Services Departments, along with other relevant sections of the Council, County Dublin VEC and other interested bodies, to seek to put in place a pilot project to deal with cyber and text bullying amongst children and young people. This pilot would be based in a suitable cluster involving at least one post-primary school, at least one primary school and at least one other relevant organisation such as a youth club or community group. The pilot would seek to utilise the County's Library Services in particular as information hubs to assist parents, schools, youth organisations and young people themselves in dealing with cyber and text bullying, with a view to being extended County-wide into the future.

Mot (5)

Submitted by:
Councillor J. Hannon
Responsibility:
Maria O'Neill

That this Council requests the Minister for Environment, Local Govt. and Community to make provision for early and/or postal voting so as to facilitate citizens who, for various reasons, are unable to be physically present at their local polling station on polling day, and that this matter be debated.

Mot (6)

Submitted by:
Councillor T. Gilligan
Responsibility:
Emer O'Gorman

That this Council investigates the possibilities of implementing a live webcasting of Council meetings

Mot (7)

Submitted by:
Councillor G. O'Connell
Responsibility:
Emer O'Gorman

To ask that Management explore and pilot test opportunities and means of communicating with the general public so that Council initiatives on such occasions as Halloween, Social Credit System, Seminars, Review of Policy e.g. on litter, parks, parking bye-laws etc. as there is a significant disconnect between the LA and the population it serves that cannot be addressed in an urban environment by public representatives alone?

Mot (8)

Submitted by:
Councillor E. Tuffy
Responsibility:
Emer O'Gorman

That this Council criticizes the failure of successive governments to publish a national strategy and policy on Climate Change Adaptation, and requests the Manager to write to the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government conveying this view and calling for the early publication of a National Strategy on Climate Change Adaptation.

Mot (9)

Submitted by:
Councillor E. Higgins
Responsibility:
Brian Sheehan

That the Manager presents a report on the possibility of proposing a park in our County for a 5k run initiative in association with RTE's Operation Transformation. Last year the show, together with the Irish Sports Council, used a number of national venues on a set date for their national campaign. The Dublin venue, The Phoenix Park, was hugely over-subscribed. If the show is planning a similar 2013 campaign, a South Dublin County Council park could be profiled by the show and a community awareness campaign run at minimal cost through local groups and media. If not, perhaps the Manager would consider running our own County Run in conjunction with the publicity generated from this popular show which promotes healthy living.

Mot (10)

Submitted by:
Councillor M. Devine
Responsibility:
Tony O Grady

That the Manager ensure residents are fully informed of upcoming road works etc. with a schedule of works / advice posted to the relevant households

Mot (11)

Submitted by:
Councillor W. Lavelle
Responsibility:
Tony O Grady

That this Council regrets the practice witnessed in recent weeks whereby road works have taken place in commercial areas but without any prior notice or consultation with local business, resulting in serious and in many cases avoidable disruption to local commercial life; and requests the Manager to put in place a protocol, as part of the council’s business support programme, to ensure that local business which may be directly-affected by planned road works are consulted with and given prior notice such that, where possible, measures can be agreed to seek to minimise disruption to local commercial activity.

Mot (12)

Submitted by:
Councillor T. Gilligan
Responsibility:
Emer O'Gorman

That this Council calls for the resignation of the Minister for Health, Dr. James Reilly

Mot (13)

Submitted by:
Councillor E. Walsh 2009
Responsibility:
Emer O'Gorman

Ag féachaint ar thairiscint a ritheadh i nDeireadh Fómhair i mbliana maidir le hurraíocht ó thionscal na ndeochanna alcóil do chúrsaí spóirt, go ndéanfaidh an Chomhairle seo cosc a chur i bhfeidhm ar fhograíocht  alcóil ar Áitribh na Comhairle sa mhéid is féidir nuair a n-imreoidh daoine faoi aois orthu.

Having regard to the motion passed in October this year having regard to sponsorship from the drinks industry for sport, that this Council shall impose a ban on alcohol advertising on Council premises as far as possible where under-age persons are present.

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