Agenda

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

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Items
No. Item

PART 1

Initial Business

1.

Confirmation of Minutes

(a)          Minutes of the County Council Meeting held on 8 April 2019

 (circulated herewith)

 

 

2.

Questions (See attached appendix)

PART 2

CHIEF EXECUTIVE’S BUSINESS FOR DECISION (RESERVED FUNCTIONS)

3.

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.

3a

List of Conferences and Training for Councillors

3b

Approval of Nominations for Conferences and Training Courses

3c

Conferences and Training Report Documents Submitted

 (circulated herewith)

4.

Proposed Disposal of Properties

4a

Proposed Disposal of Fee Simple Interest

Pursuant to the Landlord and Tenant (Grounds Rents) (No. 2) Act, 1978

 

4b

Proposed Disposal of Fee Simple Interest

Pursuant to the Landlord and Tenant (Grounds Rents) (No. 2) Act, 1978

4c

Proposed Disposal of the Council's Freehold Interest in an area of land at 554A Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14 (details supplied)

4d

Proposed Disposal of Site adjacent to "Peach Cottage", Upper Churchtown Road (leading to Sweetmount Park), Churchtown, Dublin 14. Site at the rear of Dundrum Library known as the former HSE Health Centre and Dispensary and the removal of Restrictive Covenants- Select Vestry of Taney Parish Church.

(circulated herewith)

5.

Adoption of the Annual Report 2018

In accordance with Section 221 of the Local Government Act,2001 - 2014

(to be circulated)

6.

Draft Affordable Housing Scheme of Priority

(to be circulated)

7.

Draft Climate Change Action Plan

In accordance with Section 130 Local Government Act, 2001 - 2014

(circulated herewith)

8.

Proposed Paid Parking Control Scheme - St. Anne's Square/Close, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

Section 101 of the Road Traffic Act, 1961, Section 36 of the Road Traffic Act, 1994, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Parking Control Bye-Laws, 2007-2011, and in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act, 2001.

(circulated herewith)

9.

Unaudited Annual Financial Statement for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council for the year ended 31 December 2018 and Chief Executive report thereon.

Submitted in accordance with Sections 104 and 108 of the Local Government Act 2001.

(circulated herewith)

PART 3

Chief Executive’s Business for Noting

[subject to a statutory deadline/of an urgent nature]

 

No business

PART 4

Cathaoirleach's Business

10.

Cathaoirleach's Business: Councillor O. Smyth

(if any, to be circulated)

PART 5

All other Chief Executive’s Business for Noting

11.

Dún Laoghaire Harbour Interim Report to Council

(circulated herewith)

12.

DLR Properties - Report from the Chairperson

(circulated herewith)

13.

Report on Commercial Rates Arrears at 31/12/18

In accordance with Article 26 (2) of the Local Government (Financial & Audit Procedures) Regulations 2014

(circulated herewith)

14.

Pedestrian Safety Improvements on Brennanstown Road Cabinteely

(circulated herewith)

15.

Ministerial/Departmental Correspondence

15a

Correspondence Received

 (If any, to be circulated)

15b

Correspondence Issued on foot of a Council Decision

a)        Letter issued to the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht dated 9 April 2019 detailing a resolution passed at the County Council meeting on 11 March 2019 regarding antiquities at Glendruid House and Brennanstown Dolmen.

b)        Letter issued to Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government dated 9 April 2019 detailing a resolution passed at the County Council meeting on 11 March 2019 regarding Rebuilding Ireland.

c)         Letter issued to Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government dated 12 April 2019 detailing a resolution passed at the County Council meeting on 8 April 2019 regarding Draft Affordable Housing Scheme.

 (circulated herewith)

16.

Other Correspondence

16a

Correspondence Received

a)        Copy of resolution adopted by Waterford City & County Council dated 12 April 2019 regarding the Irish Defence Forces.

b)        Email from Wicklow County Council regarding Climate Strikes.

(circulated herewith)

16b

Correspondence Issued on foot of a Council Decision

(If any, to be circulated)

17.

Management Report

17a

Management Report April 2019

(circulated herewith)

PART 6

Reports from Area Committees and SPC's

 

 

 

18.

Strategic Policy Committee: Report of the Chairperson

a)    Chairpersons Report from the Planning SPC meeting held on 7 March 2019.

b)    Chairpersons Report from the Transportation and County Wide SPC meeting held on 11 March 2019.

c)    Chairpersons Report from the Community Development, Culture & Ageing SPC meeting held on 20 March 2019.

d)    Chairpersons Report from the Social Housing SPC meeting held on 27 March 2019.

e)    Chairpersons Report from the Environment, Climate Change & Energy SPC meeting held on 11 April 2019.

(circulated herewith)

 

PART 7

Members Motions

RÚIN/MOTIONS

19.

Councillor S. Nic Cormaic

“That this Council writes to the Minister for Health, Simon Harris to request that he immediately releases the vital funding needed for the 25,000 people per year in Ireland who suffer from neurological conditions.”[8 May 2017][LETTER]

20.

Councillor J. Gildea

“That this Council calls on the Chief Executive, in light of the fact that the government has signalled its intention to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) in the very near future, to include funding in the 2018 budget to enable the Council to advance implementation of the UNCRPD in the county and to prepare a report for the November meeting of the Council setting out the following:

a)    The items for which the Council has direct responsibility in this regard and the status of our preparedness on each item,

b)    A list of other public bodies with whom this Council has engaged with on this matter and the areas covered in these engagements,

c)     The measures taken to date, and those planned for in the near future, to ensure the participation and engagement by persons with disabilities and their representatives in local decision making structures and mechanisms” [11 September 2017]

21.

Councillor L. McGovern

"That the Chief Executive provides the necessary funding for the provision of a swimming pool at the Samuel Beckett Civic Campus on the Ballyogan Road. If no funding is available, that top priority is given to this in the 2017-2018 capital fund or that we look at alternative funding as we did with the Dun Laoghaire Baths’'[9 October 2017]

22.

Councillor B. Murphy

'That this Council agrees to ban rickshaws from operating anywhere within the vicinity of Dún-Laoghaire- Rathdown.”[15 January 2018][LETTER]

23.

Councillor B. Saul

"That this Council requests the Irish Flag to be flown at the 1916 commemorative gardens in Blackrock and Cabinteely Park."[9 April 2018]

24.

Councillor M. Merrigan

“That, this Council shall ensure that the constitutional recognition of the role of local government as provided for by Article 28A of Bunreacht na hÉireann pursuant to the ‘Twentieth Amendment of the Constitution Act, 1999’ and adopted by the People of our Republic by referendum, be prominently displayed on the Council’s website, be included in the preamble to all Council public policy reports, customer charters, mission statement and publications and that the text (in both official languages) of Article 28A (1) below, be prominently displayed in the publicly accessible areas at County Hall and the Council offices in Dundrum.”[10 October 2016]

 

Article 28A     Local Government

1.            The State recognises the role of local government in providing a forum for the democratic representation of local communities, in exercising and performing at local level powers and functions conferred by law and in promoting by its initiatives the interests of such communities.

2.            There shall be such directly elected local authorities as may be determined   by law and their powers and functions shall, subject to the provisions of this Constitution, be so determined and shall be exercised and performed in accordance with law.

3.            Elections for members of such local authorities shall be held in accordance with law not later than the end of the fifth year after the year in which they were last held.

4.            Every citizen who has the right to vote at an election for members of Dáil Éireann and such other persons as may be determined by law shall have the right to vote at an election for members of such of the local authorities referred to in section 2 of this Article as shall be determined by law.

5.                  Casual vacancies in the membership of local authorities referred to in section 2 of this Article shall be filled in accordance with law.

25.

Councillor S. O'Brien

“That this Council call for the phasing out of the current RAS scheme whereby when  a tenant(s) current contract has expired or will not  be renewed and that the Council will seek to offer those tenant(s) an offer of long term social housing where possible.”[3 July 2017]

26.

Councillor H. Lewis

“That this Council recognises that since its violent establishment in 1948 through the ethnic cleansing of more than half of the indigenous people of Palestine, the state of Israel has denied Palestinians their fundamental rights and has refused to comply with international law; noting also that Israel continues to illegally occupy and colonise Palestinian land, discriminate against Palestinian citizens of Israel, imposes an inhumane blockade and siege of Gaza. It denies Palestinian refugees the right to return to their homes, this this Council fully supports and endorses the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement for freedom, equality and justice and further calls on the government to immediately expel the Israeli ambassador and sever all diplomatic ties.”[2 July 2018]

 

27.

Councillor L. McCarthy

“That the Chief Executive would install defibrillators in our public parks.”[13 November 2017]

28.

Councillor C. Devlin

“That the Chief Executive outline what progress has been made to-date on the County Development Plan 2016 - 2022 Policy RES13, the "Provision of Womens and Family Refuges" in this County and what plans are in place to progress this objective further?”[12 February 2018]

29.

Councillor J. Bailey

“That this Council ensures when Planning Permissions are being granted, that Builders/Developers comply with the Building regulations as specified in that Permission in relation to hours of work and that the Planning enforcement inspector ensures that this is adhered to.”[10 September 2018]

 

30.

Councillor B. Ward

"That this Council agrees to facilitate the holding of funeral services in County Hall, and resolves to take such steps as are necessary to ensure that such services can be facilitated in the same way that marriage ceremonies have been."[8 October 2018]

31.

Councillor D. O'Keeffe

“That this Council calls on the Government to set up an Independent Complaints Body for Council tenants.”[12 March 2018]

32.

Councillor D. Kingston

“That this Council, acknowledges the fire safety issues for our fire and emergency services exposed by the uncovering of unregulated building practices and undocumented overcrowding in certain dwellings in the Dublin area. Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council also acknowledges proposed changes in planning regulations including no 'change of use' planning permission requirement to convert commercial units to residential and permission for commercial units to include living quarters, as well as a significant increase in building higher commercial and residential blocks across the county.

Given this changing landscape, uncertainty of building use and occupancy, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council  recognises the need to move from a policy of Area Risk Categorisation to a comprehensive Risk Assessment for fire safety and emergency services planning and provision, to include, building use, height, density and fire load, in line with similar assessment tools in the UK. Also, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council will request that Dublin City Council carry out a Comprehensive Risk Assessment across the Dublin jurisdiction by competent experienced personnel.”[9 April 2018][LETTER]

 

33.

Councillor D. O'Callaghan

“That this Council supports the call to ban imports of goods and services produced in Israeli settlements that have been established on Palestinian Land and further supports the Control of Economic Activity (Occupied Territories Bill) 2018.”[2 July 2018]

34.

Councillor C. Smyth

“That the Chief Executive when rolling out the public drinking water fountains to Parks throughout the County that they ensure it includes a drinking fountain for dogs.”[8 October 2018]

 

35.

Councillor T. Murphy

“That the Chief Executive would put a ban on all external cladding products that are combustible as what have recently happened in the U.K.?” [12 November 2018]

 

36.

Councillor J. Kennedy

"That this Council writes to the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government and the Minister of State for Housing and Urban Renewal to encourage the introduction of a new community-led design guidance process in relation to the exterior design of future residential building applications, which could in practice be initiated for a given geographic area by a resolution at local authority level and which would involve local residents ranking design preferences for their own community from a list of building illustrations (in the form of a public consultation process), with the outcome of such a process being implemented in such a manner as to have meaningful and tangible influence in shaping the appearance of new residential buildings arising within the ambit of such a consultation."[12 November 2018]

37.

Councillor A. Colgan

“That this Council calls on the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform to ensure that any upcoming review of the method of calculating LPT charges on homes will not be linked to market prices, will not reflect the increase of up to 75% in house prices over the last five years in the DLR area, and to ensure that local people are not penalised by house price increases in this dysfunctional housing market.”[11 March 2019][LETTER]

 

38.

Councillor M. Halpin

“That this Council agrees that a dedicated social worker for the Traveller community should be appointed, considering this position would be 95% funded by the department.”[11 March 2019]

 

39.

Councillor S. Brennan

“That this Council writes to Transdev to request that track crossing facilities be installed in all Luas stations to assist the visually impaired?”[11 March 2019][LETTER]

40.

Councillor C. Curran

“That this Council, upon agreeement with the family members, will mount a memorial to the victims of the Carrickmines Fire Disaster, in the Council chamber.”[11 March 2019]

 

41.

Councillor S. Nic Cormaic

“That this Council calls on the Minister for Community and Rural Development to take immediate action to reduce the delays in accessing LEADER funding for community groups; to make a commitment that no LEADER programme funding will be diverted to other projects and to make a commitment that the funding for LEADER will be restored as soon as possible.”[11 December 2017] [LETTER]

42.

Councillor J. Gildea

“That this Council calls on the Chief Executive to include funding in the 2018 budget to enable the Council to carry out a feasibility study on the implementation of a smart parking system in Dun Laoghaire.”[9 October 2017]

43.

Councillor M. Merrigan

“That, this Council, in order to officially recognise and provide a formal basis for a current ad-hoc arrangement, agrees to the establishment of a Special Committee of this Council under Standing Order 26 (a) to be hereinafter known as the “Leaders’ Group Special Committee” (LGSC) to meet, from time to time, with the Council’s Executive as representatives of the Elected Members of this Council:

 

1.    OBJECTIVE

1.    To consider matters relating to the efficient execution of the business on the Agenda of each Council Meeting.

2.    To consider initiatives for the improvement of the overall performance of the Council Meeting and, if required or appropriate, request the Cathaoirleach to place such initiatives on the Agenda for the next meeting of Organisation, Procedure and Protocol Committee (OP&P).

3.    To monitor and report on any initiatives proposed by the LGSC and, if required or appropriate, request the Cathaoirleach to place any policy issues arising from same on the Agenda for the next meeting of the Corporate Policy Group (CPG).

4.    To consider such matters as may arise following the temporary adjournment of the Council Meeting and to seek a consensus on such matters, if possible.

5.    To consider such matters as may, from time to time, be brought before the LGSC by the Executive for information and informal consultation. 

 

2.    GROUP LEADERS – Definition and Designation

 

For the purposes of the “Leaders’ Group Special Committee” (LGSC), a ‘Group Leader’ shall be defined as the designated “Leader” or his/her deputy of each of the following political groupings: (1) Fine Gael; (2) Fianna Fáil; (3) Labour Party; (4) Sinn Féin; (5) Solidarity – People Before Profit Alliance; (6) Independents’ Group; (7) Green Party and (8) one Member chosen by the unaligned Independents as their representative. Eight ‘Group Leaders’ in total.

 

3.    QUORUM, TERM OF OFFICE, MEETINGS AND REPORTS

  1. The quorum for the LGSC shall be five Members, including An Cathaoirleach.
  2. The term of office of the LGSC shall be the lifetime of this Council.
  3. The meetings of the LGSC shall be convened by An Cathaoirleach who shall be ex-officio a Member of the LGSC and the Chairperson thereof.
  4. Notification of LGSC meetings, other than 1.iv above, shall be sent to each Group Leader at least twenty-four hours in advance of the meeting.
  5. The Minutes of the LGSC meeting shall be confined to a listing of attendees and decisions, if any, agreed for minuting.
  6. It shall be the responsibility of the Group Leaders to keep their Members informed on the decisions agreed at the LGSC meetings.
  7. The LGSC shall not be required to provide a formal report to the Council. [12 February 2018]

 

 

44.

Councillor B. Saul

"That this Council approves as policy the introduction of a community benefit clause on all Council construction projects above an agreed threshold and a report is brought to the Council in Q2 2017 for adoption."[14 November 2016]

 

Background info to be included with motion

 

Community Benefit Clauses are now becoming more common in Ireland. Dublin City Council now has approved a policy of inserting Community Benefit Clauses in Procurement contracts for Capital Projects.

 

The new National Childrens Hospital has awarded its first initial tender for enabling works on the site in St James Hospital and this includes a Community Benefit Clause.

 

What can be achieved with this Clause:

 

Local employment projects / Local schools and university involvement / Local communities having an input and say.

 

45.

Councillor C. Devlin

“That this Council given the extremely high cost of housing in this County, can she provide a detailed report on the current proposals for Affordable Housing and the supply of same within Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council? How does the Chief Executive envisage this scheme being rolled out and made available to the public (detailing the criteria and terms of same) and how can we increase the number of units made available under this scheme? Finally, that this item would be brought forward as a headed item on the next Social Housing Special Policy Committee agenda.”[11 February 2019]

46.

Councillor D. O'Keeffe

“That this Council recognises the valuable work of Firefighters in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown and throughout the County of Dublin, and calls on Dublin fire brigade to restore overtime pay to its staff to pre-2009 levels in line with other Dublin City Council staff (the restoration for DCC staff was in May 2016)

Furthermore, this Council requests Dublin Fire brigade carry out an audit on all equipment and vehicles used by firefighters in Dublin to insure all safety standards are met.”[11 March 2019]

 

47.

Councillor A. Colgan

“That the Chief Executive commission a review of the number of people with a disability or a family member with a disability on the social housing waiting list for more than five years, with a view to preparing a detailed strategy for addressing the housing needs of this cohort of people on the waiting list.”[11 March 2019]

48.

Councillor D. Kingston

“That this Council requests a meeting with officials from the Department of Housing to discuss and make a case for capital funding for a domestic violence refuge in the County, and to report back to the Council once the meeting has taken place.”[11 March 2019]

 

49.

Councillor S. O'Brien

“That this Council calls on An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to begin preparations for a United Ireland and furthermore call on the British Secretary of State Karen Bradley to set a date for a border poll to be held.”[11 March 2019][LETTER]

50.

Councillors M. Halpin

“That this Council agrees to find designated spaces where wild meadows will be encouraged to grow and will consider the possibility of converting green roofs to wild meadow roofs where possible in order to increase and maintain habitats for bees and other pollinators.” [11 March 2019]

 

51.

Councillor C. Smyth

“That the Chief Executive begin the process of extending the list of trees designated with a Tree Preservation Order to include all trees identified on the Development Plan under zoning objective “To Protect and Preserve Trees and Woodlands.”[8 April 2019]

 

52.

Councillor C. Curran

“That this Council will write to the Minister for Environment, Housing & Local Government and the Minister for Health to ask them to make legislative provision for small pets to be allowed in apartment complexes and for prescriptions issued by relevent health care professionals to be recognised by Approved Housing Bodies, Councils and Property Owner Management Companies, to combat lonliness, anxiety, autism and mental health conditions.”[13 May 2019][LETTERS]

53.

Councillor L. McCarthy

“That this Council noting the recent Cervical Check Scandal, calls upon the Minister for Health and the Taoiseach to acknowledge, support and respond in detail to the demands of the Standing 4 Women* Campaign. These include Legislation and policy on mandatory open disclosure independent of the patient safety bill, provision of a start and end date and full disclosure on the 1800 smears yet to be audited, breakdown of the new packages being negotiated laboratories carrying out smear slide analysis including mandatory site audits.”[13 May 2019][LETTER]

 

54.

Councillor J. Kennedy

"That the Chief Executive, in line with the "Framework for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown International Relations and Twinning", proceed this year with preliminary discussions involving the US Embassy, UCD and other relevant bodies to explore an agreement of co-operation in the promotion of mutual educational, tourism, trading and other ties between Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown and a city in the United States (ideally a city with strong Irish-American heritage; convenient flight options from Dublin Airport; plus an Ivy League university in its vicinity with which new possible ties with UCD - Ireland's largest university - could be formed)."[13 May 2019]

55.

Councillor H. Lewis

“That this Council calls on the Executive not to pursue the transfer of the Shanganagh Castle Council owned site lands to the Land Development Agency, noting that the Land Development Agency have no intentions to construct affordable to purchase homes on these lands and instead calls for the Council to develop these lands for 100% social and affordable housing as agreed by the Council.”[13 May 2019]  

 

56.

Councillor S. Brennan

“That this Council actively encourages and supports a ‘Cycling Bus’ programme in the County, by implementing a pilot scheme which includes:

• advertising for a volunteer school to take part in the pilot
• updating the ‘Walking Bus’ Guidelines to apply to a ‘Cycling Bus’
• installing a network of safe, segregated cycle paths in the vicinity of the pilot school and on main cycling routes to the school.”[13 May 2019]

 

57.

Councillor S. Nic Cormaic

“That this Council ensures that any company set up under the auspices of the Council has an anti-racism charter/policy written into their constitution.

 

And that the Council will ensure there is equity in cases where a member of the public makes a complaint under such an anti-racism charter/policy.  (This could be by mediating in the matter or by reviewing the handling of the complaint after the fact to ensure the council's values, with regards to inclusion and anti-racism, are being maintained.)

 

Also that the Council should maintain the right to issue binding recommendations to the company with regards to compliance with the aforementioned values.”[15 January 2018]

 

58.

Councillor J. Gildea

“That this Council requests the Chief Executive to review the operation of all traffic signals, lane lay-out and road markings in the general area of the junction of the N11 and Johnstown Road, Cabinteely with a view to relieving traffic congestion in the general area particularly at peak hours and at school closing times. It is noted that despite recent updating of the traffic signals at the junction of Johnstown Road and Granville Road the chronic traffic problems in the general area still exists. For clarity the general area referred to in the motion covers the area from just east of Pottery Road to a point 200m west of Cabinteely village on Brennanstown Road and all adjoining roads.” [10 December 2018]

 

59.

Councillor B. Saul

“That this Council agrees to continue with previous Council policy regarding the granting of consent by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Executive to include public green space or parkland,or the creation of new accesses to public green space or parkland. This policy always included the consent of the local LEA councillors before granting support / letters of comfort to any third party for this access in relation to a planning application?" [10 December 2018]

60.

Councillor C. Devlin

“That the Chief Executive would consider expanding this Council's participation in the 2019 Open House Weekend in October?”[11 March 2019]

61.

Councillor A. Colgan

“That the Chief Executive arrange for an Open Day to be held yearly in County Hall and Dundrum where information stands and advice on Council services would be provided to the public. These Open Days would supplement website information and in particular meet the needs of those who do not use the online services.

 

The Open Days would also be an excellent means of promoting the work of various Council Departments.

 

Note: The recent well attended public consultation events for the Council’s draft Climate Change Plan were evidence of the appetite among the public to learn more about Council services.”[8 April 2019]

 

62.

Councillor M. Halpin

That this Council declares a climate emergency.

 

We call on central government to immediately take the radical measures necessary to drastically and sustainably reduce our carbon emissions. That all future policies and possible solutions are in keeping with a just transition, and that this just transition is taken within a global context.

 

We further call on central government to take all steps needed to profoundly reduce our contribution to anthropogenic climate change, and to aid the international effort of preventing irreversible global warming and climate catastrophe.”[8 April 2019][LETTER]

 

CEISTEANNA/QUESTIONS

APPENDIX

A1

Councillor C. Curran

“To ask the Chief Executive to outline in what circumstance affidavits are accepted by the housing department?”

 

A2

Councillor C. Devlin

“To ask the Chief Executive to publish all sites, properties and structures that have been placed on this Council's Derelict Sites Register over the past 14 months and highlight any ones that have been on the register for more than 2 years (giving details of the length of time that it has been on the register) and outlining what actions are/have been taken to rectify the reason for it being listed on the register in the first place?”

A3

Councillor C. Devlin

“To ask the Chief Executive for a detailed report outlining the implications of the Department's new "Design Standards for New Apartments" and how it will be interpreted across Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and that a presentation is given at both Area Committee meetings highlighting the major changes contained within the guidelines?”

A4

Councillor C. Devlin

“To ask the Chief Executive to provide a detailed report on the possibilities of lengthening the left turning lane on the N11 going into Cornelscourt Village because during peak times (most evenings) vehicles are dangerously waiting (in the fast lane) on the N11 queuing on/near the bend in the road of the N11, in order to get into the allocated left turning lane for Cornelscourt village? This back-up of waiting vehicles presents a serious risk to motorists, motorcyclists and other road users and it must be addressed urgently by this Council?”

A5

Councillor C. Devlin

“To ask the Chief Executive following the publication of the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government's report; "Fire Safety in Ireland - Report of Fire Safety Task Force”, can she outline any issues that pertain to any building(s) either owned by this Council or those in private ownership in the administrative area of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown that were identified as part of the 842 medium - high rise buildings and can a detailed explanation be given for each one?”

A6

Councillor C. Devlin

“To ask the Chief Executive to examine and report on the possibility and benefits of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council joining the ICLEI (International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives), especially in light of our Climate Change commitments and our Council becoming signatories to the EU Covenant of Mayors?”

 

A7

Councillor J. Gildea

“To ask the Chief Executive to provide a report on the reduction of parking spaces for the general public near Brides Glen and Cherrywood LUAS Stations, and to indicate what steps are planned to alleviate the chronic shortage of parking in the area?“

A8

Councillor M. Halpin

“To ask the Chief Executive to outline the criteria for assigning space for a stall in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown CoCo Markets and if these criteria have been reviewed since the markets were established, if this is not the case, will the Chief Executive consider reviewing these criteria?”

A9

Councillor H. Lewis

“To ask the Chief Executive to monitor the parking inside the Stillorgan Heath estate at different periods in the day, as currently emergency vehicles are frequently and dangerously obstructed from gaining access into the estate primarily by commuters of the Luas and to give serious consideration to the installation of double yellow lines to prevent such obstruction occurring?”

 

A10

Councillor M. Merrigan

“To ask the Chief Executive, following the decision of BID DL Company Limited by Guarantee (CRO Reg: 533339) of 101, Upper George’s Street, Dún Laoghaire, A96 F240, (Dún Laoghaire BID Company) not to seek the renewal of the Business Improvement District Scheme for Dún Laoghaire, would she consider commissioning an independent assessment of the design, implementation and funding of this Business Improvement District Scheme, adopted by this Council in 2014, in order that such information, including any critically assessed datasets, will be available to the Elected Members and the Executive in the event of a future proposal for a Business Improvement Scheme for Dún Laoghaire or other parts of the County?”

 

A11

Councillor M. Merrigan

“To ask the Chief Executive to provide an update on the Council’s adherence to Section 33 (1) of the Harbours Act, 2015 in respect of the production and presentation of the accounts of the Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company which was dissolved on October 3rd 2018 and to clarify whether auditors have signed off on the accounts for that company for the period ending 31st December 2017 and, if not, please outline the reasons preventing such?”

 

A12

Councillor M. Merrigan

 “To ask the Chief Executive, given the incomplete reply to Agenda Item A26 of February 11th 2019 and Agenda Item A23 of March 11st 2019, in respect of DLR Properties Limited, (Registered address: Block AA, Cherrywood Business Park, Foxrock, Dublin 18 - Reg: 477588), a wholly owned subsidiary company of this Local Authority, of which, this Local Authority is the sole shareholder, and given that the Chief Executive acts as an agent for and on behalf of the shareholder and, as clarified in the reply to Agenda Item A23 of March 11th 2019, given that the Chief Executive is not accountable to the Elected Members in respect of the governance and actions of this Company, which owes this Council circa €69 million, to please clarify, to whom is the agent of the shareholder legally accountable?”

 

A13

Councillor M. Merrigan

“To ask the Chief Executive to provide a brief outline of the application and assessment process for elderly persons who are tenants of Dublin City Council wishing to transfer to locations within the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council area on compassionate grounds in order to be closer to family and friends support networks which are vitally important in maintaining their ability to live in their homes and to enjoy a better quality of life with the peace and security provided by such networks?”

 

A14

Councillor M. Merrigan

“To ask the Chief Executive, following on from the reply received to Agenda Item A25 of March 11th 2019, whether she is now in a position to provide, in tabular format, a list of all Part 8 developments which have been agreed but not yet commenced including; (1) the estimated cost at the time of adoption of each project by the Elected Members and date thereof; (2) current status of the project; (3) current estimated costs; (4) percentage overrun on the original estimated costs; (5) value for money assessments, if any; and (6) to indicate whether a decision has been made to indefinitely delay and/or cancel any project due to cost overruns and to state when that decision was made and when the Elected Members were advised of such?”

 

A15

Councillor D. O'Keeffe

“To ask the Chief Executive with regard to the Councils allocations scheme and specifically the eligibility for people to be priorities on homeless grounds what is the Councils process/policy formal or informal by which a person is prioritised for housing?”

 

A16

Councillor D. O'Keeffe

“To ask the Chief Executive in relation to Dublin Fire brigade:

 

1. What is the standard or policy in relation to frontline vehicles.(age and mileage)

2. What is the standard or policy in relation to reserve vehicles.(age and mileage)

3. What is the standard or policy in relation to training vehicles. (age and mileage)?”

 

 

A17

Councillor D. O'Keeffe

“To ask the Chief Executive in relation to the new aerial appliance in Dún Laoghaire firestation Delta 126 a 03D truck:

 

1.Where and how much was paid for it.

2. What was the reason it was purchased.

3. Did it fail any of its DOE’s since purchased.

4. What if any modifications have been done to this vehicle since it was purchased by the DFB and has these modifications been certified by a qualified person?”

 

A18

Councillor D. O'Keeffe

“To ask the Chief Executive in relation to HAP and homeless HAP, how many people on either payment are paying a top up and out of those, how many people’s only source of income is a state payment?”

 

A19

Councillor D. O'Keeffe

“To ask the Chief Executive how many if any HAP or RAS properties are ex Council stock and what are the costs to the Council per month to the landlord?”

 

A20

Councillor S. O'Neill

“To ask how much funding is given to the Football Association Irelend every year and in view of Sport Ireland's concerns will this funding be reviewed?”

A21

Councillor C. Smyth

“To ask the Chief Executive to provide an update on the hosting of Halloween specific events on Halloween night to discourage burning of bonfires etc.?”

A22

Councillor C. Smyth

A23

Councillor C. Smyth

“To ask the Chief Executive to install “parent and child” specific parking bays in the Council’s Housing Schemes where there is communal parking?”

 

A24

Councillor C. Smyth

“To ask the Chief Executive to introduce a maintenance programme for the closed Cemeteries throughout the County?”