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Venue: Council Chamber, County Hall, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

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C/657

Confirmation of Minutes pdf icon PDF 255 KB

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In relation to minute number C/641/18, a discussion took place, during which Ms. M. T. Daly, Director of Corporate, Communications and Governance responded to Members’ queries. It was AGREED to discuss Standing Order No. 11 (2) at the next Organisation, Procedure and Protocol Committee meeting under the Item relating to Standing Orders.

 

It was proposed by Councillor L. McCarthy, seconded by Councillor S. Nic Cormaic and RESOLVED:

 

“That the minutes of the County Council meeting held on 12th November 2018 were ADOPTED and APPROVED.”

C/658

Questions

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It was proposed by Councillor M. Baker, seconded by Councillor C. Devlin and RESOLVED:

 

“That pursuant to Standing Order No. 13 (c) question numbers A.1 to A.36 be ADOPTED and APPROVED.”

C/659

Councillor M. Baker: Internet of Things Projects pdf icon PDF 137 KB

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C/660

Councillor A. Colgan: Playgrounds for Children with Disabilities pdf icon PDF 202 KB

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C/661

Councillor A. Colgan: Playgrounds -Children with Mobility Restrictions pdf icon PDF 135 KB

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C/662

Councillor C. Curran :Dun Laoghaire Harbour Costs pdf icon PDF 46 KB

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C/663

Councillor C. Curran: Housing Stock pdf icon PDF 121 KB

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C/664

Councillor C. Curran: Payments to Councillors pdf icon PDF 117 KB

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C/665

Councillor C. Devlin: Repairs of Foothpaths pdf icon PDF 231 KB

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C/666

Councillor C. Devlin: Dublin Eastern Bypass pdf icon PDF 143 KB

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C/667

Councillor D. Donnelly: Clean up at Stillorgan Underpass pdf icon PDF 121 KB

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C/668

Councillor D. Donnelly: Rubbish collection after Community Cleanups pdf icon PDF 124 KB

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C/669

Councillor D. Donnelly: Sli na Slainte pdf icon PDF 120 KB

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C/670

Councillor D. Donnelly: Paid Parking in Estates pdf icon PDF 164 KB

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C/671

Councillor D. Dunne: Pedestrian Crossings pdf icon PDF 120 KB

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C/672

Councillor D. Dunne: Pay and Display Parking pdf icon PDF 125 KB

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C/673

Councillor D. Dunne: Illegal Parking on Paths pdf icon PDF 128 KB

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C/674

Councillor M. Halpin: Part VIII pdf icon PDF 278 KB

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C/675

Councillor M. Halpin: Permission To Reside Applications pdf icon PDF 130 KB

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C/676

Councillor H. Lewis:Emergency Homeless Applications pdf icon PDF 136 KB

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C/677

Councillor H. Lewis: Housing Allocations pdf icon PDF 122 KB

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C/678

Councillor H. Lewis: Public Record Data Storage pdf icon PDF 126 KB

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C/679

Councillor L. McCarthy- HAP Payment pdf icon PDF 128 KB

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C/680

Councillor M. Merrigan: Wyfla Newydd- Public Consultation pdf icon PDF 206 KB

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C/681

Councillor M. Merrigan: Dun Laoghaire Harbour - Policy Matters pdf icon PDF 69 KB

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C/682

Councillor M. Merrigan: Dun Laoghaire BID- Public Consultation pdf icon PDF 167 KB

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C/683

Councillor M. Merrigan: Section 183, Local Government Act ,2001 pdf icon PDF 139 KB

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C/684

Councillor M. Merrigan: Local Government Auditor's Report pdf icon PDF 148 KB

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C/685

Councillor D. O'Keeffe: Rent Scheme pdf icon PDF 143 KB

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C/686

Councillor D. O'Keeffe: Homeless Statistics pdf icon PDF 143 KB

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C/687

Councillor S. O'Brien: Part V pdf icon PDF 122 KB

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C/688

Councillor S. O'Brien: Breakdown of Budget pdf icon PDF 127 KB

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C/689

Councillor S. O'Brien: RAS Contracts pdf icon PDF 138 KB

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C/690

Councillor S. O'Brien: 30KM/HR Speed Limit pdf icon PDF 132 KB

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C/691

Councillor C. Smyth: Halloween Events pdf icon PDF 121 KB

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C/692

Councillor C. Smyth: Civic Hub Statistics pdf icon PDF 218 KB

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C/693

Councillor B. Ward: Led Public Lighting pdf icon PDF 117 KB

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C/694

Conferences and Training for Councillors in accordance with Section 142 (5) of the Local Government Act 2001 as amended by Sections 53 (2) of the Local Government Reform Act 2014 pdf icon PDF 51 KB

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List of Conferences and Training Courses for Councillors

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

It was proposed by Councillor L. McCarthy, seconded by Councillor T. Murphy and RESOLVED:

 

“That in accordance with Section 142 (5) of the Local Government Act, 2001 as amended by Section 53 (2) of the Local Government Reform Act 2014 attendance by Members at the conferences/seminars/training courses outlined in the foregoing report is hereby authorised.”

C/695

Conferences and Training for Councillors in accordance with Section 142 (5) of the Local Government Act 2001 as amended by Sections 53 (2) of the Local Government Reform Act 2014 pdf icon PDF 49 KB

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Approval of Nominations for Conferences and Training Courses

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

TRAINING:

 

AILG Training

It was proposed by Councillor L. McCarthy, seconded by Councillor L. McGovern and RESOLVED:

 

“That Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown County Council nominates Cllr Kate Feeney to attend AILG Training Dublin Midland & Eastern Region 17th November 2018.”

 

It was proposed by Councillor L. McCarthy, seconded by Councillor L. McGovern and RESOLVED:

 

“That Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown County Council nominates Cllr Deirdre Donnelly to attend AILG Training Borde & Western Region 22nd November 2018.”

 

CONFERENCES:

 

Let’s Talk Tourism

It was proposed by Councillor L. McCarthy, seconded by Councillor L. McGovern and RESOLVED:

 

“That Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown County Council nominates Cllr Emma Blain, Cllr Mary Fayne, Cllr Carrie Smyth and Cllr Jim Gildeato attend Let’s Talk Tourism, 9th November 2018, Killarney Co. Kerry.”

C/696

Conferences and Training for Councillors in accordance with Section 142 (5) of the Local Government Act 2001 as amended by Sections 53 (2) of the Local Government Reform Act 2014 pdf icon PDF 63 KB

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Conference and Training Report Documents Submitted

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED and NOTED.

C/697

Proposed Disposal of Properties

C/698

Glenamuck District Roads Scheme pdf icon PDF 485 KB

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The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

A discussion took place during which Mr. M. Magan, Senior Engineer, Infrastructure and Climate Change Department responded to members queries.

 

It was proposed by Councillor L. McCarthy, seconded by Councillor T.Murphy and RESOLVED:

 

“That in accordance with the provisions of Section 49 (6) of the Planning and Development Act 2000-2010 (as amended) it is agreed, by way of resolution, to amend the original 2008 GDRS Section 49 Supplementary Development Contribution Scheme to reflect the significant revision to the overall capital cost of the Scheme and a consequent recalibration of levies to the rate of €24,950 per unit for Residential development (down from €45,620) and €125 per m2 for Commercial and Retail developments (down from €210). 

 

C/699

dlr Grant Scheme pdf icon PDF 893 KB

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The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

A discussion took place during which Mr. Conor Peoples, Administrative Officer, Corporate, Communications and Governance Department responded to members queries.

 

It was proposed by Councillor L. McCarthy, seconded by Councillor P. O’Brien and RESOLVED:

 

“That in accordance with Sections 66 & 67 of the Local Government Act 2001 and Section 6 of the Arts  Act  2003  a  Local  Authority  may  provide  such  financial  or other  assistance  as  it considers  appropriate  to  promote  the  interests  of  the  local community and as  this  is  a reserved function it is recommended that the Council approves the following resolution:

 

“It is hereby resolved to formally approve payment of the grants outlined in the attached schedule, where supported by the appropriate documentation, under the 2018 DLR Grant Scheme.”

 

 

It was AGREED that Mr. Peoples would revert to Councillors in relation to the Grant applications mentioned.

 

 

 

C/700

Marlay Park Masterplan pdf icon PDF 149 KB

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The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

A discussion took place.

 

An Cathaoirleach, Councillor O. Smyth advised the Members that the following motion (2) was handed up from the floor:

 

Motion (2) from the floor:

It was proposed by Councillor B, Saul, and seconded by Councillors P. Hand, L. McGovern, A. Colgan, T. Murphy and E. Blain:

 

"This Council requests the Chief Executive of dlrcoco to bring a report to Council on future uses of the golf course lands within the Marlay Park Masterplan. This report should include information on the retention of the golf course and also potential alternative uses. This report should be presented to Council within 1 year of the adoption of the Marlay Masterplan."

 

Motion (2) from the floor was AGREED.

 

A further discussion took place, during which Mr. R. O’Dulaing, Senior Parks Superintendent and Mr, T. McHugh, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Municipal Services responded to Members’ queries.

 

It was proposed by Councillor P. O’Brien, seconded by Councilllor S. Nic Cormaic and RESOLVED:

 

“That the attached report of the Chief Executive isAPPROVEDand it is AGREED to adopt the Marlay Park Masterplan 2018”

C/701

Proposed Business Support Schemes 2019 pdf icon PDF 237 KB

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The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

A discussion took place, during which Ms. H. Cunningham, Director of Finance and Economic Development responded to Members’ queries.

 

Proposed Business Support Scheme 2019: Up To 10% of Rates Bill for Eligible Ratepayers:

 

It was proposed by Councillor P. Stewart, seconded by Councillor D. O’Callaghan and RESOLVED:

 

“That in accordance with Section 66 of the Local Government Act 2001, as amended by Section 43 of the Local Government Reform Act 2014, it is hereby resolved to formally approve the Business Support Scheme 2019 - Up To 10% of Rates Bill for Eligible Ratepayers in accordance with the terms and conditions as outlined in the scheme.”  

  

Proposed Rates Vacant Property Assistance Scheme 2019 - 8% of Rates Bill on Eligible Vacant Properties:  

 

It was proposed by Councillor L. McCarthy, seconded by Councillor C. Smyth and RESOLVED:

 

“That in accordance with Section 66 of the Local Government Act 2001, as amended by Section 43 of the Local Government Reform Act 2014, it is hereby resolved to formally approve the Rates Vacant Property Assistance Scheme 2019 - 8% of Rates Bill on Eligible Vacant Properties in accordance with the terms and conditions as outlined in the scheme.

C/702

Cathaoirleach's Business: Councillor O. Smyth

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It was NOTED that there was no business under this heading.

C/703

Draft Polling Scheme 2019 pdf icon PDF 143 KB

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The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

A discussion took place, during which Ms. M. T. Daly, Director of Corporate, Communications and Governance responded to Members queries.

 

The report of the Chief Executive was NOTED.

C/704

Report on submissions for B.I.D. Renewal Proposal 2019 - 2024 for the town of Dún Laoghaire pdf icon PDF 174 KB

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The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

An Cathaoirleach, Councillor O. Smyth advised the Members that the following motions were handed up from the floor:

 

Motion (3) from the floor:

It was proposed by Councillor M. Merrigan, and seconded by Councillors S. O'Brien and A. Colgan:

 

"That, notwithstanding the request by the Executive to 'note' this Agenda Item, given the necessity to consider this important issue in full in the interests of our constituents, it is wholly inappropriate to restrict the Elected Members to contributions of no more than sixty seconds each as per Standing Order 11 (2) and therefore, in accordance with Standing Order 20 (e), it is proposed that Standing Order 11 (2) ["Sixty Second Rule"] should not be applied to this Agenda Item in order to allow for its fullest consideration by this Council."

 

For information - Standing Orders mentioned above:

11(2) A member may contribute on an item for noting for a period but the speech of any member shall not exceed 1 minute.

20 - Submissions of Motions Without Notice

20 (e) for the suspension of a Standing Order or of Standing Orders in respect of any specified rule or rules (such motion to be decided without debate save in the discretion of An Cathaoirleach).

 

 

Motion (4) from the floor:

It was proposed by Councillor M. Merrigan, and seconded by Councillors S. O'Brien and A. Colgan:

 

"That, in order to avoid a repeat next year of the acrimonious and very divisive campaign that accompanied the plebiscite on the BID Scheme in 2013/2014, this Council recommends to the Chief Executive that the following addendum be attached to any Service Level Agreement to be concluded between the Council and BID DL CLG for the operation of any new Business Improvement District Scheme for Dún Laoghaire for the period of 2019 - 2024

 

1. Executive Oversight - Safeguarding the Public Purse

That, the Chief Executive of the County Council reserves the right to appoint a suitably qualified person with such authority and powers as may be required to perform such duties and functions as may be deemed necessary or appropriate by the Chief Executive in the provision of an ongoing financial and corporate governance oversight and reporting function in respect of the operation of the Company. The person so appointed shall be entitled to receive from Company copies of any documents or information on request, without redaction.

 

2. Company Structures -  Democratisation of BID Company

That, the Company shall undertake to amend the governing instruments of the Company in accordance with the Companies Act 2014,  and in doing so, provide a new structure for the Company whereby all paid-up levy-payers are deemed to be Members of the Company. That the Company shall provide an undertaking that such structures will be in place for the 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Company.

 

3. Annual General Meeting - Enfranchisement of BID Levy-payers

That, the Company shall ensure that the Annual  ...  view the full minutes text for item C/704

C/705

Adjournment of Meeting

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The meeting adjourned at 7.00 p.m.

C/706

Reconvening of Meeting

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The meeting reconvened at 7.15 p.m.

C/707

Report on submissions for B.I.D. Renewal Proposal 2019 - 2024 for the town of Dún Laoghaire

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Ms H. Cunningham, Director of Finance and Economic Development gave a presentation on the report on submissions for B.I.D. renewal proposal 2019 – 2024 for the town of Dún Laoghaire.

C/708

Item Not on Agenda

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Suspension of Standing Orders

 

Motion (1) from the floor:

It was proposed by Councillor M. Halpin, and seconded by Councillors D. O'Keeffe, H. Lewis, D. Kingston, L. McCarthy, C. Smyth, D. O'Callaghan, A. White, P. O'Brien, M. Merrigan, A. Colgan, D. Dunne, S. Nic Cormaic, C. Curran and S. O'Brien:

 

"That this Council agrees to suspend Standing Orders to deal with the following motion:

That this Council agrees that, in the interests of women's health and welfare, the new National Maternity Hospital should be run without any church influence and calls on the Minister to make sure that this is guaranteed before any contracts or agreements are signed."

 

A discussion took place.

 

A roll call vote on the suspension of Standing Orders to take motion (1) from the floor was requested, the result was as follows:

 

COUNCILLORS:

FOR

AGAINST

ABSTAINED

Bailey, John F.

 

 

 

Baker, Marie

 

?

 

Blain, Emma

 

?

 

Brennan, Shay

 

?

 

Colgan, Anne

?

 

 

Cuffe, Jennifer

?

 

 

Curran, Chris

?

 

 

Daly, Kevin

 

?

 

Devlin, Cormac

 

?

 

Dockery, Liam

 

 

 

Donnelly, Deirdre

 

?

 

Dunne, Daniel

?

 

 

Fayne, Mary

 

 

 

Feeney, Kate

 

 

 

Gildea, Jim

 

?

 

Halpin, Melisa

?

 

 

Hanafin, Mary

 

 

 

Hand, Pat

 

?

 

Kennedy, John

 

?

 

Kingston, Deirdre

?

 

 

Lewis, Hugh

?

 

 

McCarthy, Lettie

?

 

 

McGovern, Lynsey

 

 

 

Merrigan, Michael

?

 

 

Murphy, Brian

 

?

 

Murphy, Tom

 

?

 

NicCormaic, Sorcha

?

 

 

O’Brien, Peter

?

 

 

O’Brien, Shane

?

 

 

O’Callaghan, Denis

?

 

 

O’Keeffe, Dave

?

 

 

O’Neill, Seamas

 

?

 

Saul, Barry

 

?

 

Smith, Donal

 

?

 

Smyth, Carrie

?

 

 

Smyth, Ossian

?

 

 

Stewart, Patricia

 

?

 

Tallon, Grace

 

 

 

Ward, Barry

 

?

 

White, Alex

 

 

 

TOTAL:

16

16

 

 

 

As there was not a two thirds majority as per Standing Order No. 38 (b) An Cathaoirleach, Councillor O. Smyth declared the suspension of Standing Orders to take motion (1) from the floor DEFEATED.

C/709

Report on submissions for B.I.D. Renewal Proposal 2019 - 2024 for the town of Dún Laoghaire

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It was AGREED to take motion (3) from the floor at this time.

 

Motion (3) from the floor:

It was proposed by Councillor M. Merrigan, and seconded by Councillors S. O'Brien and A. Colgan:

 

"That, notwithstanding the request by the Executive to 'note' this Agenda Item, given the necessity to consider this important issue in full in the interests of our constituents, it is wholly inappropriate to restrict the Elected Members to contributions of no more than sixty seconds each as per Standing Order 11 (2) and therefore, in accordance with Standing Order 20 (e), it is proposed that Standing Order 11 (2) ["Sixty Second Rule"] should not be applied to this Agenda Item in order to allow for its fullest consideration by this Council."

 

For information - Standing Orders mentioned above:

11(2) A member may contribute on an item for noting for a period but the speech of any member shall not exceed 1 minute.

20 - Submissions of Motions Without Notice

20 (e) for the suspension of a Standing Order or of Standing Orders in respect of any specified rule or rules (such motion to be decided without debate save in the discretion of An Cathaoirleach).

 

A roll call vote on motion (3) from the floor was requested, the result was as follows:

 

COUNCILLORS:

FOR

AGAINST

ABSTAINED

Bailey, John F.

 

 

 

Baker, Marie

 

?

 

Blain, Emma

 

?

 

Brennan, Shay

 

?

 

Colgan, Anne

?

 

 

Cuffe, Jennifer

 

?

 

Curran, Chris

?

 

 

Daly, Kevin

 

?

 

Devlin, Cormac

 

?

 

Dockery, Liam

 

 

 

Donnelly, Deirdre

 

?

 

Dunne, Daniel

?

 

 

Fayne, Mary

 

 

 

Feeney, Kate

 

 

 

Gildea, Jim

 

?

 

Halpin, Melisa

?

 

 

Hanafin, Mary

 

 

 

Hand, Pat

 

?

 

Kennedy, John

 

?

 

Kingston, Deirdre

?

 

 

Lewis, Hugh

?

 

 

McCarthy, Lettie

?

 

 

McGovern, Lynsey

 

 

 

Merrigan, Michael

?

 

 

Murphy, Brian

 

?

 

Murphy, Tom

 

?

 

NicCormaic, Sorcha

?

 

 

O’Brien, Peter

?

 

 

O’Brien, Shane

?

 

 

O’Callaghan, Denis

?

 

 

O’Keeffe, Dave

?

 

 

O’Neill, Seamas

 

?

 

Saul, Barry

 

?

 

Smith, Donal

 

?

 

Smyth, Carrie

?

 

 

Smyth, Ossian

 

?

 

Stewart, Patricia

 

?

 

Tallon, Grace

 

 

 

Ward, Barry

 

?

 

White, Alex

 

 

 

TOTAL:

14

18

 

 

An Cathaoirleach, Councillor O. Smyth declared motion (3) from the floor DEFEATED.

 

It was AGREED to take motion (4) from the floor at this time.

 

Motion (4) from the floor:

It was proposed by Councillor M. Merrigan, and seconded by Councillors S. O'Brien and A. Colgan:

 

"That, in order to avoid a repeat next year of the acrimonious and very divisive campaign that accompanied the plebiscite on the BID Scheme in 2013/2014, this Council recommends to the Chief Executive that the following addendum be attached to any Service Level Agreement to be concluded between the Council and BID DL CLG for the operation of any new Business Improvement District Scheme for Dún Laoghaire for the period of 2019 - 2024

 

1. Executive Oversight - Safeguarding the Public Purse

That, the Chief Executive of the County Council reserves the right to appoint a suitably qualified person with such authority and powers as may be required to perform such duties and functions as may be deemed necessary or appropriate by the Chief Executive in the provision of an ongoing financial  ...  view the full minutes text for item C/709

C/710

Proposed Development of Druid's Glen Road (Part 1) pdf icon PDF 196 KB

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The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED and NOTED.

C/711

Re-entering of Items

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It was AGREED to RE-ENTER Item Nos. 13 to 75 to the January meeting of the County Council.

C/712

Conclusion of Meeting

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The meeting concluded at 8.00 p.m.