Agenda

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Items
No. Item

PART 1

Initial Business

1.

Confirmation of Minutes

Minutes of County Council meeting held on 1 July 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

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

3b

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

3c

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

 (circulated herewith)

4.

Proposed Disposal of Properties

4a

Disposal of Fee Simple Interest

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

4b

Disposal of Fee Simple Interest

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

(already circulated)

 

5.

Draft Strategic Policy Committee Scheme

(circulated herewith)

6.

Appointment of 3 Members to the Dodder Steering Group

(circulated herewith)

7.

Consideration of Variation of Basic Rate of the Local Property Tax in accordance with Section 20 of the Finance (Local Property Tax) Act 2012, as amended by Section 5 of the Finance (Local Property Tax) Act 2013

In accordance with Section 20 of the Finance (Local Property Tax) Act 2012, as amended by Section 5 of the Finance (Local Property Tax) Act 2013

(circulated herewith)

8.

Report on temporary borrowing by way of overdraft - Year end December 2020

In accordance with Section 106 of the Local Government Act 2001

(circulated herewith)

9.

Proposed Pay Parking Control Scheme - Mulvey Park, Dundrum, Dublin 14

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)

 

10.

Appointment of 2 nominees to the Local Community Development Committee

(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

11.

Cathaoirleach's Business: 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.”

 (circulated herewith)

PART 5

All other Chief Executive’s Business for Noting

12.

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)

13.

Management Report

13a

Monthly Management Report May 2019

13b

Monthly Management Report June 2019 up to 20th June

13c

Quarterly Management Report April to June 2019 up to 20th June

13d

Monthly Management Report July 2019

13e

Monthly Management Report August 2019

(circulated herewith)

14.

Ministerial/Departmental Correspondence

14a

Ministerial Correspondence Received

a)    Circular LG 03-2019 Revised Code of Conduct for Councillors:

1)   Appendix 1 Notice for issue By Ethics Registrar requiring submission of Annual Declaration by members

Appendix 2 Notes for Councillors on Part 15 of the Local Government Act 2001

Appendix 3 Annual Declaration forms for members in English and Irish

2)   Appendix 4 Code of Conduct

3)   Appendix 5 Cód Iompair do Chomhairleoirí

b)    Circular LG 04-2019 Revised Subsistence Rates for Elected Members

Appendix I Expenses and allowances for elected members.

c)    Letter received from the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation dated 9 July 2019 in response to our letter regarding the possible enhancements that could be made to aid the ability of the Local Enterprise Offices to act as an application gateway for SMEs to obtain COSME funding from the EU.

d)    Email from the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government dated 25 July 2019 in response to our letter regarding proposals to permit multi-option referendum questions.

e)    Circular LG 07-2019 Adjustment to Elected Members’ Representational Payment from 1 Sept 2019.

(circulated herewith)

14b

Ministerial Correspondence Issued on foot of a Council Decision

a)    Letters issued to the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government and the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment dated 3 July 2019 detailing a resolution passed at the County Council meeting on 13 May 2019 regarding ‘declaring a climate emergency’.

(circulated herewith)

15.

Other Correspondence

15a

Other Correspondence Received

a)    Copy of resolution adopted by Clare County Council dated 20 June 2019 regarding ‘rollout of free folic acid for all women of childbearing age’.

b)    Copy of resolution adopted by Clare County Council dated 20 June 2019 regarding ‘5G’.

c)    Copy of resolution adopted by Kerry County Council dated 16 July 2019 regarding ‘medals for the Irish soldiers of A Company who served at Jadotville in 1961 be awarded’.

d)    Copy of resolution adopted by Kerry County Council dated 16 July 2019 regarding ‘Equal Status Act’.

e)    Copy of resolution adopted by Leitrim County Council dated 18 July 2019 regarding ‘opposition to the EU Mercosur Trade Deal’.

f)     Copy of resolution adopted by Waterford City & County Council dated 24 July 2019 regarding ‘the right of all employees to be represented individually and/or collectively by a trade union if they wish so’.

g)    Letter received from M50 Concession Limited dated 16 July 2019 in response to our letter of 3 July 2019 regarding removal of litter/rubbish on the roads they are responsible for within the functional area of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

(circulated herewith)

15b

Other Correspondence Issued on foot of a Council Decision

a)    Letter of condolence issued to Mrs Olivia Dunne dated 3 July 2019.

b)    Letter of condolence issued to Mr Martin O’Byrne dated 3 July 2019.

c)    Letter of condolence issued to The Rice Family dated 3 July 2019.

d)    Letter issued to M50 Concessions dated 3 July 2019 detailing a resolution passed at the County Council meeting held on 8 April 2019 regarding removal of litter/rubbish on the roads they are responsible for within the functional area of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

e)    Letter issued to Irish Water dated 3 July 2019 inviting representatives from Irish Water to attend the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown September County Council meeting to detail their position on and answer questions from Elected Members on ‘the discharge of sewerage into Dublin Bay which resulted in significant parts of the bay, including Seapoint, Sandycove and the Forty Foot being once again closed to swimmers and bathers.’

(circulated herewith)

PART 6

Reports from Area Committees and SPC's

 

No business

PART 7

Members Motions

RÚIN/MOTIONS

16.

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."[1 July 2019][LETTER]

 

17.

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."[1 July 2019]

 

18.

Councillor M. Hanafin

“That this Council requests the Government to review the Fair Deal Scheme in relation to primary residence in order to reduce the number of vacant houses.”[1 July 2019][LETTER]

 

19.

Councillor D. O'Callaghan

“That this Council agrees that funding be made available by Central Government to this Local authority to assist with the carrying out of a noise assessment along the M50 especially along the Heronford Lane, Brides Glen, New Vale and Crinken boundaries in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Noise Regulations 2006. And that letters be issued to the relevant Ministers and Departments.”[1 July 2019][LETTER]

 

20.

Councillor J. Gildea

“That this Council requests the Chief Executive to identify a suitable site within the county which can be used for the provision of a sustainable solar powered electricity generating facility of at least 10MW capacity and to report back to this council within three months.”[1 July 2019]

 

21.

Councillor D. Quinn

 “That this Council take all appropriate steps to meet its obligations under Section 42 of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act (2014) by:

1. Putting in place a responsible officer, establishing a working group of the County Council with senior management participation, providing training to relevant staff and developing an action plan to establish the necessary conditions for implementing effectively the Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty

2. Prepare and publish a general assessment of the equality and human rights issues relevant to each of its functions and establish the systems to ensure these are adequately addressed in all Council plans, programmes and procedures

3. Commit to ensuring participation by organisations representing groups experiencing inequality and human rights issues in developing and implementing the action plan and put in place the necessary systems for this to happen.”[1 July 2019]

 

22.

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.”[1 July 2019]

 

23.

Councillor K. Ahmed

“That the Chief Executive would consider a bigger community centre with facilities for multicultural & recreational activities in the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown area for the integration of diverse communities.”[1 July 2019]

 

24.

Councillor M. Halpin

“That this Council agrees to commence a programme of retrofitting all Council homes and other Council owned buildings over the next 3 years to bring them up to the highest BER rating.”[1 July 2019]

25.

Councillor D. Donnelly

“That the Chief Executive complete negotiations with the owners of the land around the landlocked Glenalbyn Swimming Pool site in Stillorgan and commence works to re-open the pool without delay.”[1 July 2019]

 

26.

Councillor H. Lewis

“That this Council reaffirms its position that Rebuilding Ireland is failing in the provision of social and affordable housing for the people of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown and calls on central government to initiate an emergency construction programme of social and affordable housing.”[1 July 2019]

27.

Councillor A. Colgan

“That this Council initiates a system through which progress on implementing motions by the Council can be tracked at intervals and that will provide updates on implementation.”[1 July 2019]

 

28.

Councillor B. Ward

“That this Council, pursuant to its powers under section 52(2) of the Local Government Act 2001 (as amended), resolves to establish a joint committee, with Dublin City Council, to be known as “The S2S Joint Committee”, consisting of a total of twelve members — six members from this Council and six members from Dublin City Council — to coordinate the approach of the two local authorities on all matters relating to the project known as the Sutton to Sandycove coastal promenade and cycleway around Dublin Bay, including, but not limited to, the design, promotion, planning, construction and completion thereof, within the functional areas of the two councils.”[1 July 2019]

 

29.

Councillor C. Devlin

“That this Council investigate changing the use of one of its properties for the purpose of opening up a Womens Refuge to provide emergency accommodation for women and children who are victims of domestic violence?”[9 September 2019]

30.

Councillor P. O'Brien

“That this Council, with a view of the re-entry of local authorities to domestic bin collection, write to the Minister of Communications, Climate Action & Environment calling for the establishment of a regulator for household waste collection to ensure that every household has access to an affordable waste disposal service.”[9 September 2019][LETTER]

31.

Councillor M. O'Connell

“That this Council supports the use of rumble strips on the entrances to residential areas, where agreed by residents, as part of the suite of measures of traffic speed enforcement in this County and asks that this motion is forwarded onto the Transportation & County Wide Movement Strategic Policy Committee (S.P.C.) for consideration?”[9 September 2019]

32.

Councillor J. O'Connell

“That the Chief Executive now report on the status of the final accounts for the former Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company pursuant to Section 33 of the Harbours Act 2015 and if they have been presented to the Minister for Housing,Planning and Local Government and laid before both houses of the Oireachtas.

 

·         Report on the integration of the Harbour operations into the Councils.

 

·         Agrees that the Council Executive commence the Procurement of an independent Economic and Spatial Strategy for the harbour and Town.

 

·         Agrees that in recognising the Harbour area as having enormous historic and cultural significance commences a public consultation process with all of the stakeholders, statutory bodies and residents of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown as a first step to developing an economic plan for its future use and that of the Town.

 

·         Agrees to review the current harbour Bye-Laws, review harbour policy including the National Ports Policy, County Development Plan and the National Maritime Planning Framework.  

 

·         Identify sources of funding.

 

·         And that regular briefings for the elected Council be undertaken.”

[9 September 2019]

 

33.

Councillor L. McCarthy

“That this Council agrees to install defibrillators in our public parks.”[9 September 2019]

 

34.

Councillor J. Gildea

“That this Council requests the Chief Executive to identify community facilities and other publicly owned or operated facilities in the County such as waste water treatment plants, that are suitable for the installation of a solar energy systems for use on site and to report back to this council within three months.”[1 July 2019]

 

35.

Councillor D. O'Callaghan

“That the Chief Executive report on the following regarding notification of its 2019 Capital Allocation for Rebuilding Ireland Home Loans from the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.

(a) if notification of funding has been received from the Department and date of any such notification.

(b) The numbers of live loan applications approved and waiting on funding.

(c) The numbers of loan applications deferred for processing in the absence of notification of funding

(d) The number of appeals on hold waiting for adjudication to grant or decline in respect of Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan applicants. That this Council further believes the absence of notification to be unacceptable given the current housing situation in the County and that this be conveyed to the minister in the strongest possible terms.”[1 July 2019]

 

36.

Councillor C. Smyth

“That the Chief Executive begin the process of identifying all trees identified on the Development Plan under zoning objective (symbol) “To Protect and Preserve Trees and Woodlands” to a list of trees designated with a Tree Preservation Order.”[1 July 2019]

 

37.

Councillor M. Hanafin

“That this Council agrees a time line to achieve the aims and targets set out in the Blackrock Local Area Plan.”[1 July 2019]

38.

Councillor H. Lewis

“That this Council supports the international boycott divestment and sanctions campaign against the state of Israel.”[1 July 2019]

39.

Councillor C. Devlin

“That this Council requests the Chief Executive to apply to the EU Commission's new #WiFi4EU Scheme where €120m has been set aside to provide free public WiFi (from 2017 to 2019). Each local authority can avail of a grant of €15,000 which will go towards financing "a state of the art" free public WiFi hotpsot in public places across each area.”[9 September 2019]

40.

Councillor K. Ahmed

“That the Council requests the Government (Minister for Education) to review the necessity of more secondary schools in the County in order to reduce the pressure of waiting lists.”[9 September 2019][LETTER]

 

41.

Councillor M. O'Connell

“That this Council supports the introduction of height limits for trees and hedges on Council land that are growing directly adjacent to residential housing.”[9 September 2019]

 

42.

Councillor P. O'Brien

“That this Council establish a Climate Action Working Committee to monitor the Climate Change Action Plan?”[9 September 2019]

 

43.

Councillor L. McCarthy

“That this Council can guarantee our public that all granted planning permissions will comply with building regulations and ensure potential apartment buyers that apartment blocks will not suffer from fire safety defects, water ingress or any other structural defect?”[9 September 2019]

 

44.

Councillors D. Kingston, L. McCarthy, D. O'Callaghan, J. O'Connell, P. O'Brien and C. Smyth

“That this Council agrees to set up a Climate Action Working Group, which will monitor the targets and activities set out in the climate action plan and the climate action activities of each Council Department. The Committee will have representation from each political party and/or Independent grouping and will meet quarterly.”[1 July 2019]

45.

Councillor C. Devlin

“That this Council asks the Chief Executive to write to and seek a report from the Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) about their involvement with the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) over the past 5 years and what plans exists for the next number of years?”[9 September 2019][LETTER]

46.

Councillor B. Ward

"That this Council agrees that, as a matter of policy, new buildings in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown should have parallel "grey water" or water collection systems that allow for the maximum use of run-off and rain water in certain domestic functions, rather than treated water."[9 September 2019]

47.

Councillor K. Ahmed

“That the Council requests the Chief Executive to identify the importance of playgrounds for young families who are struggling for playgrounds closer to their place throughout the DLR County and Council’s plan on this.”[9 September 2019]

 

CEISTEANNA/QUESTIONS

APPENDIX

A1

Councillor K. Ahmed - Tree Felling and Planting Budget

“To ask the Chief Executive what is the allocation within the budget for felling of trees and planting?”

 

A2

Councillor K. Ahmed - Social Housing

“To ask the Chief Executive about the latest development on its plans to reduce the time people on the social housing list, especially people waiting for three or four bedrooms?”

A3

Councillor K. Ahmed - Tree Planting

“To ask the Chief Executive of the Council’s plan to plant trees within the County where trees have been removed in recent times and many roads have less trees?”

A4

Councillor K. Ahmed - Cable Ties on Lamp Posts

“To ask the Chief Executive about the cable ties left on lamp posts by contractor/individual across the County and where does Council stand as its becoming an eyesore to all passer-by?”

 

 

A5

Councillor K. Ahmed - Defective Buildings

“To ask the Chief Executive to provide an updated report on faulty and defective buildings around the County and measures taken by Council in any future developments?”

 

A6

Councillor A. Colgan - Rebuilding Ireland Home Loans Scheme

“To ask the Chief Executive to provide a report on the ReBuilding Ireland Home Loan Scheme in DLR under the following headings:

 

·         The number of applications received annually since the scheme began

·         The number of loan applications approved and paid

·         The number of applications approved but where funding has not been provided by the Department

·         The number of applications awaiting approval and the waiting time in each case?”

 

A7

Councillor A. Colgan - Vacant Site Levy Income

“To ask the Chief Executive to provide an updated report on the number of affordable homes due to be provided in Cherrywood as part of the LIHAF agreement, the expected price to potential purchasers and the timeframe within which these homes will become available?”

 

A8

Councillor A. Colgan - Cherrywood Affordable Homes

“To ask the Chief Executive to provide a report on the expected income in 2020 from the Vacant Site levy on each site currently on the Vacant Site register?”

A9

Councillor C. Devlin - Consultation Reports

“To ask the Chief Executive to ensure that all Council reports relating to items that had been published or displayed on the DLR Consultation Hub, that these reports are subsequently uploaded to the relevant consultation section so that residents can read the outcome, recommendation and vote (if applicable) for each item? Please indicate when this will be implemented?”

 

 

A10

Councillor C. Devlin - Co-operation - Graffiti Removal Scheme

“To ask the Chief Executive to detail the level of co-operation that exists between Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and the Community Service Programme of the Probation Service of Ireland, citing specific reference to their graffiti removal programme and how many times that they have been engaged by this Council over the past 10 years?”

 

A11

Councillor C. Devlin - Casual Street Vendors

“To ask the Chief Executive to publish the terms, conditions and a sample contract that is entered into between this Council and a casual street vendor and state how many such vendors are there across the County and how many of these are in-use on a monthly basis?”

 

A12

Councillor C. Devlin - Casual Street Vendor Licences

“To ask the Chief Executive to state how many casual street vendor licences have been surrendered or ended within the last 10 years?”

 

 

A13

Councillor C. Devlin - Public Ice Rink

“To ask the Chief Executive to tender for a public ice rink in the County as it wasn't provided during the winters of 2017 or 2018 despite its popularity among families, especially teenagers in 2016?”

 

A14

Councillor J. Gildea - Aston Dog Pound

“To ask the Chief Executive to provide the following information regarding Ashton Dog Pound, Castleknock, Dublin

How many unannounced inspections of the facilities have been carried out by this Council in the past 36 months

How many preannounced inspections of the facilities have been carried out by this Council in the past 36 months

How many animals has the Council sent there in the past 36 months

How much has been paid to the operator by this Council in the past 36 months?”

 

A15

Councillor J. Gildea - Public Road Closures

“To ask the Chief Executive to provide the following information regarding the complete or partial closure of public roads in the county

(excluding emergency closures):

What notification period is required by the council?

What criteria and guidelines are used when determining if an application for road(s) closure will be granted?

Provide as copy of the criteria and guidelines

Are all local residents consulted in advance if major disruption to traffic flow is envisaged?

For road closures which exceed one day, are any unannounced inspections of the work site carried out during the agreed closure period?

Are local residents, businesses, schools etc. consulted when a traffic management plan is in preparation?

Is the operation of an agreed traffic management plan monitored by the council during its life cycle?

If an agree start and end date for a proposed road closure is not adhered to are any sanctions imposed on the enterprise carrying out the work?

If the agree start date for a proposed road closure is not adhered to is it necessary to reapply to the council for a new license/permit?”

 

A16

Councillor A. Grainger - Commuter Parking

“To ask the Chief Executive to outline it’s plans to tackle estates being choked by commuter parking and rat runs?” 

A17

Councillor L. Hall - Economic Plan for Dún Laoghaire Harbour

“To ask the Chief Executive for an update on the recently published tender for the development of an Economic Plan for Dún Laoghaire Harbour, the timelines involved and the project plan for delivery?”

 

A18

Councillor L. Hall - Dublin Bay Contamination

“To ask the Chief Executive if the Council has received a response to their letter to Irish Water inviting them to attend Dún Laoghaire County Council, to discuss the recent contamination of Dublin Bay as a result of adverse weather events?”

A19

Councillor L. Hall - Electric Car Charging Points

“To ask the Chief Executive  if she has plans to introduce more electric car charging points; and to provide details on how this infrastructure is financed and decided upon?”

 

A20

Councillor L. Hall - Sutton to Sandycove Cycleway

“To ask the Chief Executive for an update on the current status of the Sutton to Sandycove cycleway around Dublin Bay?”

 

A21

Councillor M. Halpin - Dún Laoghaire Harbour

“To ask the Chief Executive to bring a report on any and all plans for Dún Laoghaire Harbour including, but not limited to, an update on the final accounts and their delivery to the Minister, the Urban Regneration Fund public consultation and a report of meetings, if any, that have been held with "stakeholders" and planned meetings with such stakeholders?”

A22

Councillor M. Halpin - Cost Rental Homes

“To ask the Chief Executive to provide a report on this Council's involvement and priorities in any discussions on allocation schemes for Cost Rental homes that may become available in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown?”

 

A23

Councillor M. Halpin - Water Quality in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown

“To ask the Chief Executive to provide a full report on water quality in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, the recurring issues of sewage in Dublin Bay, the relationship between local pumping stations and Ringsend Treatment Plant and the plans to resolve the issue so that there are no more overflows into our swimming waters?”

 

A24

Councillor M. Halpin - Compulsory Purchase at Bullock Harbour

“To ask the Chief Executive to  investigate the Compulsory Purchase of the site owned by Bartra Developers at Bulloch Harbour and if she will discuss the transfer of ownership of Bulloch from the Dublin Port Company to Dún laoghaire-Rathdown County Council?”

 

A25

Councillor L. McCarthy - Homeless List

“To ask the Chief Executive how many people are registered homeless in our County?”

 

 

A26

Councillor L. McCarthy - Homeless Families

“To ask the Chief Executive how many homeless families with school going children are living outside the County but while children are still attending school within the County?”

A27

Councillor L. McCarthy - Housing Units - Catering for the needs of people with disabilities

“To ask the Chief Executive how many housing units we have within the County that are catering for the needs of people with disabilities who require fulltime nursing care?”

 

 

A28

Councillor L. McCarthy - Affordable Housing

“To ask the Chief Executive what is the criteria for people wishing to apply for affordable housing within our County?”

A29

Councillor L. McCarthy - Housing Adaptation Grants

“To ask the Chief Executive what is the current waiting time for adaptation grants for people with disabilities and housing aid grants which can allow older people to remain living in their own home?” 

 

A30

Councillor L. McGovern - DLR Sports Capital Funding Payments

“To ask the Chief Executive to provide a brief report on DLR Sports Capital Funding payments since January 2019 – to date?”

 

A31

Councillor D. Ní Fhloinn - Affordable Housing

“To ask the Chief Executive for a list of all lands in the ownership of the Council that could be used for social and affordable housing, whether by means of Part 8, the proposed affordable housing scheme, or otherwise (for instance, by community development groups, co-operative housing groups), and whether or not currently zoned residential?”

A32

Councillor P. O'Brien - Sale of Assets Programme

“To ask the Chief Executive to outline the Council’s sale of assets programme?”

 

A33

Councillor P. O'Brien - Defibrillators

“To ask the Chief Executive to seek to provide defibrillators in all our Council parks and public spaces over the five-year term of this Council.”

A34

Councillor D. O'Callaghan - EU Leader Fund

“To ask the Chief Executive to state and report on what projects if any have been submitted by the Council Executive this year or 2020 to attract the drawdown of funding from the EU Leader fund (2014 2020)?”

 

A35

Councillor D. O'Callaghan - Transport Infrastructure Ireland

“To ask the Chief Executive to report on any action plan by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) to implement road noise reduction when re-surfacing sections of motorways or ramps by using Asphalt that is least noisy in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown as part of the Dublin Agglomeration Noise Action Plan?”

A36

Councillor D. O'Callaghan - Centenary of the first Dail in the County

“To ask the Chief Executive to update the Council on any event planned to commemorate the centenary of the first Dail in the County as per reply to Agenda Item A34 (in my name Council Meeting 10th Sept 2018) that consideration would be given to the proposal?”

A37

Councillor D. O'Callaghan - Drinking Water

“To ask the Chief Executive to report in conjunction with Irish Water if drinking water in the County is safe for consumption following recent media reports that following water testing three supplies in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County had above the allowable levels of lead content and if the Chief Executive is aware of this?”

A38

Councillor D. O'Callaghan - County Development Plan 2016 - 2022

“To ask the Chief Executive to report on the review of the County Dev Plan 2016-2022 with a timeline for the commencement of the process and the stages to be gone through before adopting a new plan?”

 

A39

Councillor J. O'Connell - Christmas Lights

“To ask the Chief Executive to urgently instruct a third party commercial Christmas lights company/consultant to design and install optimum and elaborate Christmas lights displays to streets/areas of towns/ town centres that are not included on current festive display solutions in time for Chistmas 2019.

 

Changes in shopping trends show that bespoke, elaborate and spectacular displays of seasonal lightning is now a prerequisite in order to attract enough footfall in our town centres and main streets throughout the county to keep businesses viable during the holiday season?” 

 

A40

Councillor J. O'Connell - Beach and Parks Bye Laws Enforcement

“To ask the Executive how exactly they ensure enforcement and implementation of Beach and Parks Bye Laws pertaining to dog control in the DLR County Council area especially the beaches?”

 

A41

Councillor M. O'Connell - Marlay Masterplan

“To ask the Chief Executive of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council to provide an update on the development of a softball diamond and associated storage facilities as included in the Marlay Masterplan adopted by the Council in 2018?”

A42

Councillor M. O'Connell - Ashton Pound

“To ask the Chief Executive regarding the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Ashton Pound: the number of dogs brought to the pound, the number of these reclaimed, the number euthanised , in each year 2017, 2018, and 2019 to date, and the comparable euthanasia rate with the other Local Authorities in each year?”

A43

Councillor J. O'Leary - Strategic Housing Development Applications

“To ask the Chief Executive to list the number of Strategic Housing Development applications granted permission by ABP within the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Local Authority area, the grant date, the number of units expected, the date development started and the number of units completed?”

A44

Councillor J. O'Leary - Social Housing Units

“To ask the Chief Executive to indicate the total number of social housing units within Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown listed by House/apartment, number of bedrooms, number of occupants and average rent?”

A45

Councillor J. O'Leary - Vacant Houses/Apartments

“To ask the Chief Executive to indicate the number of vacant houses/apartments in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown resulting from dereliction, holidays homes, the occupants being in nursing homes, or other reasons etc?”

A46

Councillor J. O'Leary - Housing Maintenance

“To ask the Chief Executive what is the average cost of housing maintenance per social housing unit in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown per annum?”

A47

Councillor U. Power - Parking Analysis August Bank Holiday

“To ask the Chief Executive if an economic analysis was conducted for the impact of the August Bank Holiday free parking on local businesses?”

 

A48

Councillor U. Power - Parking Revenue August Bank Holiday

“To ask the Chief Executive if the estimated loss of ticketing revenue to the County as a result of the August Bank Holiday free parking?”

 

A49

Councillor D. Quinn - Rental Accommodation Inspections

“To ask the Chief Executive regarding level of inspections of rental accommodation can you please provide details on:

 

a)        Number of inspections of rental accommodation carried out in 2018 and 2019 (to end of June 2019)

b)        Number of rental accommodation properties inspected in 2018 and 2019 (to end of June 2019)

c)         Number of rental accommodation properties in the area as at the end of 2018 and at the end of June 2019

d)        Number of inspections for both periods that failed to get an approval rating?”

 

A50

Councillor B. Saul - Budget 2019 - Table B09, Divsion B

"To ask the Chief Executive for a full break down of the costs to the nearest €5,000 for Budget table B09 in the Divsion B in the 2019 budget?"

A51

Councillor B. Saul - Budget 2019 - Table B06, Divison B

"To ask the Chief Executive for a full break down of the costs to the nearest €5,000 for Budget table B06 in the Divsion B in the 2019 budget?”

A52

Councillor B. Saul - Budget 2019 - Table B07, Divison B

"To ask the Chief Executive for a full break down of the costs to the nearest €5,000 for Budget table B07 in the Divsion B in the 2019 budget?”

A53

Councillor B. Saul - Budget 2019 - Table B08, Divison B

"To ask the Chief Executive for a full break down of the costs to the nearest €5,000 for Budget table B08 in the Divsion B in the 2019 budget?”

A54

Councillor B. Saul - Budget 2019 - Table B01, Divison B

"To ask the Chief Executive for a full break down of the costs to the nearest €5,000 for Budget table B01 in the Divsion B in the 2019 budget?”  

 

A55

Councillor C. Smyth- Weed Control

“To ask the Chief Executive to report on the problem of weeds on cycle paths/footpaths/laneways/roads/verges throughout the Council and to provide a Weed Removal Schedule for the entire County to tackle this issue?”

 

 

A56

Councillor C. Smyth - Hog Weed

“To ask the Chief Executive to devise a coherent plan for the entire County between the different Departments to combat the problem of hog weed in the County?”

 

 

A57

Councillor C. Smyth - Playgrounds

“To ask the Chief Executive for the report on the review of Playgrounds in the County?”

 

 

A58

Councillor C. Smyth - Vacant Sites List

“To ask the Chief Executive to list the sites that were removed from the Vacant Sites List at any stage during the process and include the reason for removal?”

A59

Councillor C. Smyth - Cornelscourt to Cherrywood Greenway

“To ask the Chief Executive for an update on the proposed Cornelscourt to Cherrywood Greenway?”

 

A60

Councillor O. Smyth - Private Rental Property Inspections

“To ask the Chief Executive to report on the inspection of private rental properties in 2018 vs 2017. This report should include the number of properties inspected, the income received from the RTB to carry out these inspections, the number of properties that failed first inspection, the number of properties that finally passed, the number of inspections that were randomly chosen and the number of inspections that were made on foot of a request form a tenant?”

A61

Councillor O. Smyth - Marine Events Sponsorship

“To ask the Chief Executive to report on the major marine events that the Council has sponsored or expects to sponsor in 2019. This should include events such as the Ironman, Red Bull diving, Sailing competitions. The report should include the council's expected financial contribution to these events?”

A62

Councillor O. Smyth - Cherrywood Funding

“To ask the Chief Executive to report on the breakdown of the funding gap for Cherrywood's infrastructure. To show a list of elements that require infrastructural funding and to indicate which elements are complete, which have funding allocated and which are unfunded so far?”

A63

Councillor O. Smyth - Antisocial Parking

“To ask the Chief Executive to ensure that the new contract for parking wardens prioritises antisocial parking over parking ticket compliance. Antisocial parking includes parking in disabled bays without permit, parking on footpaths and parking on cycle lanes and illegal parking outside schools?”

A64

Councillor B. Ward - Public Drainage Systems

"To ask the Chief Executive if she can assess the cost of remediating the public drainage systems to ensure that rain water and run-off do not enter the sewage treatment system, if such a change would have non-financial consequences, such as for the quality of the water in Dublin Bay, and if she feels that it would be feasible to segregate run-off and sewerage?"

 

A65

Councillor B. Ward - Tree Planting

"To ask the Chief Executive how many trees were planted by the Council in 2018 and if she can project how many will be planted in 2019, and if she will list what plans there are for tree planting, beyond individual tree replacement, for the remainder of the year?"

 

 

A66

Councillor B. Ward - Public Toilets

"To ask the Chief Executive what the current provision of public toilets across the County is - how many there are, where they are located and when they are open - and if she will say if there are plans for the provision of more or new public toilets this year?"