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C/453

Confirmation of Minutes pdf icon PDF 63 KB

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Minutes of the County Council Meeting Held on 1st July 2019

 

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

 

“That the minutes of the County Council meeting held on the 1st July 2019 be ADOPTED and APPROVED.”

 

A discussion took place during which Mr. T. McHugh, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Municipal Services responded Members’ queries. 

 

It was AGREED to contact Irish Water and follow up on a written request issued to request their attendance at the September County Council Meeting.

C/454

Vote of Condolence

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A vote of condolence was passed with the family of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Councillor John Bailey R.I.P.

 

An Caithaoirleach Cllr S. Brennan, Ms. P. Poole Chief Executive and Group Leaders led tributes from the Members, Management and Staff for Councillor Bailey.

 

A vote of condolence was passed with the family of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council staff member Ms. Mark Ryan R.I.P.

 

A vote of condolence was passed with the family of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council staff member Ms. Mary Loughran R.I.P

 

A vote of condolence was passed with the family of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council staff member Mr. Paul Farrell R.I.P

 

Ms. P. Poole Chief Executive expressed sympathies on behalf of Management and Staff of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council. 

 

A vote of condolence was passed with the family of Father Tony Coote R.I.P.

 

An Cathaoirleach, the Members, the Chief Executive and staff stood and observed one minute’s silence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C/455

Questions pdf icon PDF 66 KB

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It was proposed by Councillor L. Hall, seconded by Councillor C. Devlin and RESOLVED:

 

“That pursuant to Standing Order No. 13 (c) question numbers A.1 to A.66 be ADOPTED and APPROVED.”

 

C/456

Councillor K. Ahmed - Tree Felling and Planting Budget pdf icon PDF 166 KB

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C/457

Councillor K. Ahmed - Social Housing pdf icon PDF 182 KB

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C/458

Councillor K. Ahmed - Tree Planting pdf icon PDF 161 KB

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Councillor K. Ahmed - Cable Ties on Lamp Posts pdf icon PDF 160 KB

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Councillor K. Ahmed - Defective Buildings pdf icon PDF 167 KB

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Councillor A. Colgan - Rebuilding Ireland Home Loans Scheme pdf icon PDF 181 KB

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Councillor A. Colgan - Cherrywood Affordable Homes pdf icon PDF 168 KB

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Councillor A. Colgan - Vacant Site Levy Income pdf icon PDF 188 KB

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C/464

Councillor C. Devlin - Consultation Reports pdf icon PDF 161 KB

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Councillor C. Devlin - Co-operation - Graffiti Removal Scheme pdf icon PDF 163 KB

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C/466

Councillor C. Devlin - Casual Street Vendors pdf icon PDF 294 KB

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Councillor C. Devlin - Casual Street Vendor Licences pdf icon PDF 159 KB

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Councillor C. Devlin - Public Ice Rink pdf icon PDF 85 KB

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Councillor J. Gildea - Aston Dog Pound pdf icon PDF 167 KB

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Councillor J. Gildea - Public Road Closures pdf icon PDF 215 KB

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C/471

Councillor A. Grainger - Commuter Parking pdf icon PDF 162 KB

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C/472

Councillor L. Hall - Economic Plan for Dún Laoghaire Harbour pdf icon PDF 165 KB

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C/473

Councillor L. Hall - Dublin Bay Contamination pdf icon PDF 161 KB

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C/474

Councillor L. Hall - Electric Car Charging Points pdf icon PDF 161 KB

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C/475

Councillor L. Hall - Sutton to Sandycove Cycleway pdf icon PDF 165 KB

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Councillor M. Halpin - Dún Laoghaire Harbour pdf icon PDF 162 KB

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Councillor M. Halpin - Cost Rental Homes pdf icon PDF 165 KB

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Councillor M. Halpin - Water Quality in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown pdf icon PDF 175 KB

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C/479

Councillor M. Halpin - Compulsory Purchase at Bullock Harbour pdf icon PDF 164 KB

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C/480

Councillor L. McCarthy - Homeless List pdf icon PDF 181 KB

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Councillor L. McCarthy - Homeless Families pdf icon PDF 168 KB

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C/482

Councillor L. McCarthy - Housing Units - Catering for the needs of people with disabilities pdf icon PDF 100 KB

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Councillor L. McCarthy - Affordable Housing pdf icon PDF 170 KB

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Councillor L. McCarthy - Housing Adaptation Grants pdf icon PDF 160 KB

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C/485

Councillor L. McGovern - DLR Sports Capital Funding Payments pdf icon PDF 161 KB

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Councillor D. Ní Fhloinn - Affordable Housing pdf icon PDF 171 KB

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Councillor P. O'Brien - Sale of Assets Programme pdf icon PDF 166 KB

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Councillor P. O'Brien - Defibrillators pdf icon PDF 163 KB

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Councillor D. O'Callaghan - EU Leader Fund pdf icon PDF 259 KB

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C/490

Councillor D. O'Callaghan - Transport Infrastructure Ireland pdf icon PDF 166 KB

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C/491

Councillor D. O'Callaghan - Centenary of the first Dail in the County pdf icon PDF 168 KB

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C/492

Councillor D. O'Callaghan - Drinking Water pdf icon PDF 172 KB

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C/493

Councillor D. O'Callaghan - County Development Plan 2016 - 2022 pdf icon PDF 172 KB

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C/494

Councillor J. O'Connell - Christmas Lights pdf icon PDF 165 KB

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C/495

Councillor J. O'Connell - Beach and Parks Bye Laws Enforcement pdf icon PDF 163 KB

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C/496

Councillor M. O'Connell - Marlay Masterplan pdf icon PDF 164 KB

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C/497

Councillor M. O'Connell - Ashton Pound pdf icon PDF 203 KB

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C/498

Councillor J. O'Leary - Strategic Housing Development Applications pdf icon PDF 222 KB

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C/499

Councillor J. O'Leary - Social Housing Units pdf icon PDF 182 KB

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Councillor J. O'Leary - Vacant Houses/Apartments pdf icon PDF 171 KB

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Councillor J. O'Leary - Housing Maintenance pdf icon PDF 167 KB

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Councillor U. Power - Parking Analysis August Bank Holiday pdf icon PDF 170 KB

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Councillor U. Power - Parking Revenue August Bank Holiday pdf icon PDF 163 KB

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C/504

Councillor D. Quinn - Rental Accommodation Inspections pdf icon PDF 174 KB

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C/505

Councillor B. Saul - Budget 2019 - Table B09, Divsion B pdf icon PDF 315 KB

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Councillor B. Saul - Budget 2019 - Table B06, Divison B pdf icon PDF 306 KB

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Councillor B. Saul - Budget 2019 - Table B07, Divison B pdf icon PDF 283 KB

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Councillor B. Saul - Budget 2019 - Table B08, Divison B pdf icon PDF 305 KB

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Councillor B. Saul - Budget 2019 - Table B01, Divison B pdf icon PDF 302 KB

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C/510

Councillor C. Smyth- Weed Control pdf icon PDF 170 KB

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Councillor C. Smyth - Hog Weed pdf icon PDF 163 KB

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C/512

Councillor C. Smyth - Playgrounds pdf icon PDF 164 KB

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Councillor C. Smyth - Vacant Sites List pdf icon PDF 178 KB

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C/514

Councillor C. Smyth - Cornelscourt to Cherrywood Greenway pdf icon PDF 171 KB

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C/515

Councillor O. Smyth - Private Rental Property Inspections pdf icon PDF 177 KB

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C/516

Councillor O. Smyth - Marine Events Sponsorship pdf icon PDF 165 KB

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C/517

Councillor O. Smyth - Cherrywood Funding pdf icon PDF 273 KB

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Councillor O. Smyth - Antisocial Parking pdf icon PDF 171 KB

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C/519

Councillor B. Ward - Public Drainage Systems pdf icon PDF 165 KB

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Councillor B. Ward - Tree Planting pdf icon PDF 166 KB

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C/521

Councillor B. Ward - Public Toilets pdf icon PDF 186 KB

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C/522

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 98 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 O. Smyth 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/523

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 144 KB

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Approval of Nominations for Conferences and Training Courses

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

Approval of Nominations for Training Courses

 

AILG Autumn Training

It was proposed by Councillor O. Smyth , seconded by Councillor T. Murphy and RESOLVED:

 

“That Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown County Council nominates the following Councillors to attend  AILG Autumn Training 11th & 12th September 2019 – Hillgrove Hotel, old Armagh Road, Co Monaghan 

 

1.    Cllr Jennifer Carroll MacNeill 

2.     Cllr John Kennedy 

3.     Cllr Emma Blain 

4.     Cllr Kazi Ahmed 

 

 

Approval of Nominations for Conferences

 

IPI Annual Conference

It was proposed by Councillor O. Smyth, seconded by Councillor T. Murphy and RESOLVED:

 

“That Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown County Council nominates the following Councillors to attend IPI Annual Conference, The Grand Hotel, Malahide, 04th October 2019 

 

2.     Cllr Anne Colgan 

3.    Cllr Jennifer Carroll Mac Neill 

4.    Cllr Kazi Ahmed 

5.     Cllr Jim O’ Leary

 

 

Social Housing Conference 2019

It was proposed by Councillor O. Smyth, seconded by Councillor T. Murphy and RESOLVED:

 

 

That Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown County Council nominates the following Councillors to attend Social Housing Conference 2019, Clayton Whites Hotel, Co. Wexford 

 

1.    Cllr Kazi Ahmed

 

 

C/524

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 80 KB

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Conference and Training Report Documents Submitted

 

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

 

C/525

Proposed Disposal of Properties

Proposed Disposal of Fee Simple Interest Pursuant to the Landlord and Tenant (Ground Rents) (No. 2) Act, 1978

 

The proposed disposal was CONSIDERED.

 

It was proposed by Councillor D. O’Callaghan, seconded by Councillor T. Murphy and RESOLVED:

 

“That the proposed disposal of fee simple interest as set out in the above schedule be carried out in accordance with the terms specified in the foregoing report.”

 

C/526

Proposed Disposal of Properties

Proposed Disposal of Fee Simple Interest Pursuant to the Landlord and Tenant (Ground Rents) (No. 2) Act, 1978

 

The proposed disposal was CONSIDERED.

 

It was proposed by Councillor C. Devlin, seconded by Councillor B. Ward and RESOLVED:

 

“That the proposed disposal of fee simple interest as set out in the above schedule be carried out in accordance with the terms specified in the foregoing report.”

 

C/527

Draft Strategic Policy Committee Scheme pdf icon PDF 67 KB

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C/528

Change in order of Agenda

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It was AGREED to take Items 14 and 15 ahead of item 5.

C/529

(Agenda Item No.14) Ministerial/Departmental Correspondence pdf icon PDF 63 KB

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(a) Correspondence Received

 

The following items of correspondence, copies of which had been circulated to the Members, were CONSIDERED and NOTED:

 

 

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.

 

(B) Correspondence Issued on foot of a Council Decision

 

The following items of correspondence, copies of which had been circulated to the Members, were CONSIDERED and NOTED:

 

 

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’.

 

C/530

(Agenda Item 15) Other Correspondence pdf icon PDF 37 KB

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(a)        Correspondence Received

 

The following items of correspondence, copies of which had been circulated to the Members, were CONSIDERED and NOTED:

 

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.

 

 

(b)        Correspondence Issued on foot of a Council Decision

 

The following items of correspondence, copies of which had been circulated to the Members, were CONSIDERED and NOTED:

 

a)   Letter issued to Association of Local Government – Standing Policy Council (Plenary Body) – Appointment of 3 Members

b)   Letter issued to Dalkey Heritage Town Company – Appointment of 2 Members

c)    Letter issued to DLR Properties – Appointment of 4 Members

d)   Letter issued to Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board – Appointment of 3 Members

e)   Letter issued to Dún Laoghaire Drugs and Alcohol Task Force – Appointment of 2 Members

f)    Letter issued to dlr Leisure Services Committee – Appointment of 4 Members

g)   Letter issued to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Mill Theatre Company – Appointment of 2 Members

h)   Letter issued to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Theatre Company – Pavilion – Appointment of 3 Members

i)     Letter issued to The Eastern & Midland Regional Assembly – Appointment of 3 Members

j)    Letter issued to IPB Insurances CLG – Appointment of 3 Members

k)   Letter issued to Local Authority Members Association – Appointment of 1 Member

l)     Letter issued to the Local Community Development Committee – Appointment of 4 Members

m)  Letter issued to the Lord Edward Fitzgerald Memorial Fund – Appointment of 3 Members

n)   Letter issued to the Memorials Committee – Appointment of 7 Members

o)   Letter issued to the Public Art Steering Committee – Appointment of 3 Members

p)   Letter issued to the Regional Health Forum – Appointment of 6 Members

q)   Letter issued to the Sandyford BID Company – Appointment of 1 Member

r)    Letter issued to the Board of Southside Partnership – Appointment of 3 Members

s)    Letter issued to the Audit Committee – Appointment of 3 Members

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C/531

Call Over of Member's Motions

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It was AGREED to take a call over of Members Motions at this time.

C/532

Blackrock Local Area Plan pdf icon PDF 190 KB

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The following motion was MOVED by Councillor M. Hanafin WITHOUT DISCUSSION:

 

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

 

The report of the Chief Executive was NOTED.

 

 

C/533

Rebuilding Ireland Home Loans pdf icon PDF 167 KB

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The following motion was MOVED by Councillor D. O’Callaghan WITHOUT DISCUSSION:

 

“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.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was NOTED.

 

C/534

#WiFi4EU Scheme pdf icon PDF 168 KB

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The following motion in the name of Councillor C. Devlin was proposed by Councillor C. Devlin and seconded by Councillor M. Clark:

 

“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.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was AGREED.

 

 

C/535

S2S Joint Committee pdf icon PDF 186 KB

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The following motion was MOVED by Councillor B. Ward WITHOUT DISCUSSION:

 

“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]

 

The report of the Chief Executive was NOTED.

 

C/536

Climate Action Working Committee pdf icon PDF 166 KB

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The following motion was MOVED by Councillor P. O’Brien WITHOUT DISCUSSION:

 

“That this Council establish a Climate Action Working Committee to monitor the Climate Change Action Plan?”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was NOTED.

 

C/537

End of Call Over of Members Motions

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C/538

(Agenda Item No. 5) Draft Strategic Policy Committee Scheme

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An Cathaoirleach, Councillor S. Brennan, advised the Members that the following motion was handed up from the floor.

 

Motion (2) from the floor:

 

It was proposed by Councillor J. Kennedy and seconded by Councillors M. Baker and J. Carroll MacNeill:

 

“That this Council incorporates ‘Wellbeing’ withing the SPC policy configuration and functions by including it within the Community and Culture SPC (as outlined in the Draft scheme) and in doing so remanes this to become the ‘Community, Culture and Wellbeing SPC’ and to give effect to same includes the following amendments to become incorporated within the Strategic Policy Committee Scheme 2019 – 2024:

·       To amend under “7. Policy Configuration and Functions” on page 3 of the draft scheme document to replace reference to “Community and Culture” to “Community, Culture and Wellbeing”.

·       To amend under “8. Strategic Policy Committee Functions” on page 4 of the draft scheme document to replace reference to “Community and Culture” to “Community, Culture and Wellbeing”.

·       To add ‘Wellbeing’ under the proposed new subheading title as per B) above in this motion (“Community, Culture and Wellbeing”) on page 4 of the draft scheme document, to be placed along with the existing listings (Ageing, Arts, Culture, Community, Development, Heritage, Libraries, Social Inclusion and Community Engagement)

·       To amend references to “Community and Culture SPC” under subheadings “Environment/Conservation” “Business/Commercial”, “Community/Voluntary” and “Social Inclusion” on pages 7-8 of the draft scheme document with instead “Community, Culture & Wellbeing SPC”.

 

A discussion took place.

 

Motion (2) from the floor was AGREED.

 

 

An Cathaoirleach, Councillor S. Brennan, advised the Members that the following motion was handed up from the floor.

 

Motion (3) from the floor (Parts 1 – 4)

 

It was proposed by Councillor B. Ward and seconded by Councillors E. Blain, K. Ahmed, A. Grainger, B. Saul, M. Baker, J. Carroll MacNeill, J. Kennedy, L. Hall, J. Gildea and M. O’Connell:

“That this Council resolves, in Paragraph 8, to amend the draft scheme as follows:

1.    To delete “DLR Harbour” from the Economic SPC and add “Dún Laoghaire Harbour and the Marine, including coastal issues” to the Transportation SPC;

2.    To add “The S2S (Sutton to Sandycove)” to the Transportation SPC;

3.    To rename the “Transport SPC”, the “Transport & Marine SPC”.

4.    To changes the name of the “Economic” SCP to the “Economic Development and Enterprise” SPC per section 48(1A) of the Local Government Reform Act 2014.”

A discussion took place, during which Ms. M. T. Daly, Director of Corporate, Communications and Governance responded to Members’ queries.

 

Motion (3) from the floor - (Part 4)

 

Part 4 of motion (3) from the floor was AGREED.

 

Motion (3) from the floor - (Part 1)

 

A roll call vote on motion (3) from the floor (Part 1) was requested, the result was as follows:

 

Votes:

Yes                22       56.4%

No                 14       35.9%

Abstain          0       0%

Not Voted       3       7.7%

 

Voting Breakdown:

 

Fine Gael

Kazi Ahmed                                                                            Yes

Marie Baker                                                                           Yes

Emma Blain                                                                           Yes

Jennifer Carroll MacNeill                                                          Yes

Jim Gildea                                                                              Yes

Anna Grainger                                                                        Yes  ...  view the full minutes text for item C/538

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Appointment of 3 Members to the Dodder Steering Group pdf icon PDF 169 KB

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An Cathaoirleach, Councillor S. Brennan invited nominations for the office the appointment of 3 members to the Dodder Steering Group

 

Councillor’s S. Brennan, P. O’Brien and E. Dowling were proposed by Councillor C. Devlin and seconded by Councillor C. Smyth.

 

A discussion took place, during which Ms. M. T. Daly, Director of Corporate,

Communications and Governance responded to Members’ queries.

 

 

Councillor M. O’Connell was proposed by Councillor B. Saul and Seconded by Councillor J. Gildea.

 

Councillor S. McLoughlin was proposed by Councillor H. Lewis and Seconded by Councillor M. Fleming.

 

An Cathaoirleach, Councillor S. Brennan advised the Members that the following motion (9) was handed up from the floor:

 

Motion (9) from the floor: 

It was proposed by Councillor B. Saul, and seconded by Councillor M. Baker:

 

“Item 6, Line 1 amend 3 to 4”

 

An Cathaoirleach, Councillor S. Brennan ruled motion (9) from the floor OUT OF ORDER.

A further discussion took place which Ms. M. T. Daly, Director of Corporate,

Communications and Governance responded to Members’ queries.

 

A roll call vote was requested on the deferral of Item 6 “Appointment of 3 Members to the Dodder Steering Group” to the October Council Meeting and the results are as follows;

 

Votes:

Yes                11       28.2%

No                 25       64.1%

Abstain          0          0%

Not Voted      3          7.7%

 

Fine Gael

Kazi Ahmed                                                       Yes

Marie Baker                                                       Yes

Emma Blain                                                       Yes

Jennifer Carroll MacNeill                                      Yes

Jim Gildea                                                         Yes

Anna Grainger                                                   Yes

Lorraine Hall                                                      Yes

John Kennedy                                                    Yes

Maeve O'Connell                                                Yes

Jim O'Leary                                               Not Voted

Barry Saul                                                         Yes

Barry Ward                                                        Yes

Fianna Fáil

Shay Brennan                                                      No

Michael Clark                                                       No

Cormac Devlin                                                     No

Kate Feeney                                              Not Voted

Mary Hanafin                                                       No

Tom Murphy                                                        No

Dónal Smith                                                        No

Labour

Deirdre Kingston                                                  No

Lettie McCarthy                                                   No

Peter O'Brien                                                       No

Denis O'Callaghan                                                No

Juliet O'Connell                                                    No

Carrie Smyth                                                       No

Green Party

Eva Elizabeth Dowling                                          No

Daniel Dunne                                                       No

Deirdre Ní Fhloinn                                      Not Voted

Séafra Ó Faoláin                                                  No

Una Power                                                           No

Ossian Smyth                                                      No

Independent

Anne Colgan                                                        No

Deirdre Donnelly                                                  No

Michael Fleming                                                   No

Lynsey McGovern                                                 No

Sean McLoughlin                                                  No

People Before Profit

Melisa Halpin                                                       No

Hugh Lewis                                                          No

Social Democrats

Dave Quinn                                                         No

 

 

 

An Cathaoirleach, Councillor S. Brennan declared the deferral of Item 6  “Appointment of 3 Members to the Dodder Steering Group” to the October Council MeetingDEFEATED.

 

As there were five nominations for 3 positions on the Dodder Steering Group a roll call vote was requested. The result was as follows:

 

 

COUNCILLORS:

 

Cllr

S. Brennan

 

Cllr P.O’Brien

 

Cllr E.Dowling

 

Cllr M.O’Connell

 

Cllr S.McLoughlin

Ahmed, Kazi

 

 

 

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Baker, Marie

 

?

 

Blain, Emma

 

 

 

?

 

Brennan, Shay

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?

?

?

 

Carroll MacNeill, Jennifer

 

Clark, Michael

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?

?

 

 

Colgan, Anne

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?

?

 

 

Devlin, Cormac

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?

 

 

Donnelly, Deirdre

?

?

?

 

 

Dowling, Eva Elizabeth

?

?

?

 

 

Dunne, Daniel

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?

 

 

Feeney, Kate

 

 

Fleming, Michael

 

 

?

Gildea, Jim

 

 

?

Grainger, Anna

 

 

 

?

 

Hall, Lorraine

 

?

 

Halpin, Melisa

 

?

?

?

Hanafin, Mary

?

?

?

 

Kennedy, John

?

 

Kingston, Deirdre

?

?

?

 

Lewis, Hugh

?

?

 

?

McCarthy, Lettie

?

?

?

 

McGovern,Lyndsey

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?

?

 

 

McLoughlin, Sean

 

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Murphy, Tom

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?

 

Ni Fhloinn, Deirdre

 

 

O'Brien , Peter

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?

 

 

O'Callaghan, Denis

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?

 

 

O'Connell, Maeve

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O'Connell, Juliet

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Ó Faoláin, Séafra

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?

 

 

O'Leary, Jim

 

 

Power, Una

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Quinn, Dave

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Saul, Barry

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Smith, Donal

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Smyth, Ossian

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Smyth, Carrie

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Ward, Barry

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TOTAL:

21  ...  view the full minutes text for item C/539

C/540

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 pdf icon PDF 496 KB

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The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

Ms. P. Poole Chief Executive and Helena Cunningham, Director of Finance and Economic Development gave a presentation on Local Property Tax to the Members.

 

An Cathaoirleach, Councillor S. Brennan advised the Members that (7) Motions were handed up from the floor;

 

It was AGREED to group the motions by subject and them together where necessary.

 

A discussion took place during which Helena Cunningham, Director of Finance and Economic Development responded to members queries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C/541

Extension of Meeting

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At 19.39pm it was proposed by An Cathaoirleach Councillor S. Brennan and AGREED to extend the meeting until Part 4 of the Agenda was reached and concluded.

C/542

(Agenda Item 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

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A further discussion took place during which Helena Cunningham, Director of Finance and Economic Development responded and Ms. M. Henchy, Director of Planning and Human Resources responded to Members queries.

 

An Cathaoirleach, Councillor S. Brennan advised the Members that voting would take motion form the floor (1) part 1

 

 

Motion (1) from the floor – Part 1

 

It was proposed by Councillor H. Lewis and seconded by Councillor M. Halpin:

 

“This Council acknowledges that the Local Property Tax has failed in both its stated aims:

1.    To increase local services, and

2.    To kerb increases I house prices

 

We, therefore call on the Government to abolish the Local Property Tax in Budget 2020 and to replace it with a Landlord Tax that is graduated according to the number of properties the landlord owns.”

 

The results was as follows:

 

 

Votes:

Yes                3        7.7%

No                 31       79.5%

Abstain          0          0%

Not Voted      5        12.8

 

Voting Breakdown:

 

Fine Gael

Kazi Ahmed                                                       No

Marie Baker                                                       No

Emma Blain                                                       No

Jennifer Carroll MacNeill                                      No

Jim Gildea                                                         No

Anna Grainger                                                   No

Lorraine Hall                                                      No

John Kennedy                                                    No

Maeve O'Connell                                                No

Jim O'Leary                                             Not Voted

Barry Saul                                                         No

Barry Ward                                                        No

Fianna Fáil

Shay Brennan                                                    No

Michael Clark                                                     No

Cormac Devlin                                                   No

Kate Feeney                                            Not Voted

Mary Hanafin                                                     No

Tom Murphy                                                      No

Dónal Smith                                            Not Voted

Labour

Deirdre Kingston                                                No

Lettie McCarthy                                                 No

Peter O'Brien                                                     No

Denis O'Callaghan                                              No

Juliet O'Connell                                                   No

Carrie Smyth                                                     No

Green Party

Eva Elizabeth Dowling                                        No

Daniel Dunne                                                     No

Deirdre Ní Fhloinn                                    Not Voted

Séafra Ó Faoláin                                                No

Una Power                                                         No

Ossian Smyth                                                    No

Independent

Anne Colgan                                                      No

Deirdre Donnelly                                      Not Voted

Michael Fleming                                                 No

Lynsey McGovern                                               No

Sean McLoughlin                                                Yes

People Before Profit

Melisa Halpin                                                     Yes

Hugh Lewis                                                        Yes

Social Democrats

Dave Quinn                                                       No

 

An Cathaoirleach, Councillor S. Brennan declared Motion From the Floor (1) Part 1

from the floor DEFEATED.

 

 

An Cathaoirleach, Councillor S. Brennan advised the Members that the following motions were handed up from the floor and it was AGREED that they would be taken together. 

 

 

Motion (1) from the Floor – Part 2

 

It was proposed by Councillor H. Lewis and seconded by Councillor M. Halpin:

 

“This Council agrees to reduce the Local Property Tax by the full 15%”

 

 

Motion (4) from the Floor

 

It was proposed by Councillor B. Saul and seconded by Councillors M. Baker, K. Ahmed, J. Carroll MacNeill, A. Grainger, J. Gildea, M. O’Connell, B. Ward, L. Hall, E. Blain and J. Kennedy:

“That this Council agrees that the basic rate of local property tax should be varied downwards by 15% for the following year. (2020)”

 

Motion (5) from the Floor

 

It was proposed by Councillor C. Devlin, and seconded by Councillors S. Brennan, M. Clark, K. Feeney, T. Murphy, M. Hanafin and D. Smith

 

“That this Council resolves that in accordance with Section 20 of the Finance (Local Property Tax) Act 2012, as amended by Section 5 of the Finance (Local Property Tax) (Amendment) Act 2013, and having considered the required matters  ...  view the full minutes text for item C/542

C/543

Report on temporary borrowing by way of overdraft - Year end December 2020 pdf icon PDF 93 KB

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The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

Helena Cunningham, Director of Finance and Economic Development outlined the details of the above.

 

It was proposed by Councillor B.Saul, seconded by Councillor O. Smyth, and RESOLVED:

 

“That it is hereby resolved to approve the continuation of the overdraft facilities for the period 1st January, 2020 to 31st December, 2020 subject to a maximum of 10m, in accordance with Section 106 of the Local Government Act 2001 subject to the sanction of the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government. 

C/544

Proposed Pay Parking Control Scheme - Mulvey Park, Dundrum, Dublin 14 pdf icon PDF 201 KB

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It was AGREED to DEFER Item 9 Proposed Pay Parking Control Scheme - Mulvey Park, Dundrum, Dublin 14 until the October Meeting of the Council.

C/545

Appointment of 2 nominees to the Local Community Development Committee pdf icon PDF 263 KB

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The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

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

 

“That In accordance with Section 128C of the Local Government Reform Act 2014, it is hereby resolved to appoint the two nominees listed for membership to the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Local Community Development Committee without omission or addition. 

 

Other civic society or local community interests 

Conor Hickey (or senior nominee) 

Crosscare 

Professor Joe Carthy (or Senior Nominee) 

University College Dublin 

 

 

C/546

Cathaoirleach's Business: Councillor S. Brennan pdf icon PDF 162 KB

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It was proposed by An Cathaoirleach, Councillor S. Brennan and seconded by Councillor B. Saul:

 

“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.”

 

A discussion took place.

 

The motion was AGREED.

C/547

Re-entering of Items

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It was AGREED to re-enter Items Nos. 9, 12, 13, 16 - 27, 29 - 34, 36, 38, 40 -41, 43 - 47 to the October County Council meeting.

C/548

Conclusion of Meeting

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The Meeting Concluded at 20:37