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C/549

Councillors M. Halpin, H. Lewis, D. Quinn, A. Colgan and O. Smyth pdf icon PDF 130 KB

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To the Cathaoirleach Councillor S. Brennan

 

“We, the undersigned request a special meeting of the County Council be convened on Monday 30 September to discuss the following item:

 

A full report compiled by the Chief Executive on Dún Laoghaire Harbour, this report should include, but not be limited to,

 

1)       The final accounts

2)       The objectives for a Municipal Watersports Centre

3)       The future of the terminal building

4)       The process for deciding on future events to be held in the harbour

5)       The protection of the cultural, architectural and marine heritage

6)       The proposal for a suitable RMS Leinster memorial at the Carlisle Pier”

 

An Cathaoirleach, Councillor S. Brennan advised that Ms. T. Langan, Director would give a summary of the reports to the Members.

 

Ms. T. Langan, Director gave a presentation to the Members on the summary of the reports on Dún Laoghaire Harbour.

 

A discussion took place, during which Ms. P. Poole, Chief Executive and Ms. T. Langan, Director responded to Member’s queries.

 

An Cathaoirleach, Councillor S. Brennan advised the Members that the following nine motions had been handed up from the floor:

 

Motion (1) from the floor:

 

It was proposed by Councillor J. O’Connell and seconded by Councillors O. Smyth, C. Devlin, D. Quinn and A. Colgan:

 

“That this Council agrees that a preliminary consultation on the future of Dún Laoghaire harbour should take place before the end of the year and call on the CEO to initiate same. The consultation will involve a public information sessions and will invite all stakeholders such as residents, businesses, and interested groups to submit their initial view on the harbour, in advance of the commencement of the economic and spatial strategy process.

This Council also agrees that a new Masterplan for the immediate harbour area will be developed as part of the forthcoming economic and spatial strategy.”

 

Motion (2) from the floor:

 

It was proposed by Councillor M. Halpin and seconded by Councillors H. Lewis, D. Quinn and S. McLoughlin:

 

“That this Council agrees to set up a Harbour Committee with representatives from each party/group, to help steer the development of the Harbour in line with the Council priorities and to engage with the relevant stakeholder groups.”

 

Motion (3) from the floor:

 

It was proposed by Councillor M. Halpin and seconded by Councillors H. Lewis, D. Quinn and S. McLoughlin:

 

“That this Council agrees that the Public Consultation process for the future of the Harbour and the Town will include well publicised public meetings to ensure maximum discussion with all the stakeholders and interested parties.”

 

Motion (4) from the floor:

 

It was proposed by Councillor M. Halpin and seconded by Councillors H. Lewis, and S. McLoughlin:

 

“That this Council agrees that rather than two different tenders for consultants, one for the harbour and one for the town, there should be one report for both harbour and town.”

 

Motion (5) from the floor:

 

It was proposed by Councillor M. Halpin and seconded by Councillors H. Lewis, D. Quinn and S.  ...  view the full minutes text for item C/549

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Adjournment of Meeting

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It was AGREED to ADJOURN the meeting for ten minutes, following discussions of motions from the floor.

C/551

Councillors M. Halpin, H. Lewis, D. Quinn, A. Colgan and O. Smyth

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A further discussion took place, during which Ms. P. Poole, Chief Executive responded to Members’ queries.

 

An Cathaoirleach, S. Brennan advised the Members that motions (1) and (3) would be taken together.

 

Amendment to Motion (3) from the floor:

 

It was AGREED to amend motion (3) from the floor to read:

 

“That this Council agrees that the Public Consultation process for the future of the Harbour and the Town will include well publicised public information sessions to ensure maximum discussion with all the stakeholders and interested parties.”

 

Motion (2) from the floor

 

It was proposed by Councillor M. Halpin and seconded by Councillors H. Lewis, D. Quinn and S. McLoughlin:

 

“That this Council agrees to set up a Harbour Committee with representatives from each party/group, to help steer the development of the Harbour in line with the Council priorities and to engage with the relevant stakeholder groups.”

 

A discussion took place, during which Ms. M T. Daly, Director responded to Members’ queries.

 

Motion (4) from the floor:

 

It was proposed by Councillor M. Halpin and seconded by Councillors H. Lewis, and S. McLoughlin:

 

“That this Council agrees that rather than two different tenders for consultants, one for the harbour and one for the town, there should be one report for both harbour and town.”

 

Motion (4) from the floor was WITHDRAWN

 

Motion (5) from the floor:

 

It was proposed by Councillor M. Halpin and seconded by Councillors H. Lewis, D. Quinn and S. McLoughlin:

 

“That this Council agrees that a full report on the “Expression of Interest for the Ferry Terminal Building” be brought as a headed item to the next Council meeting including a list of all the submissions with details of the proposals and reasons for the dismissal.”

 

A discussion took place, during which Ms. T. Langan, Director responded to Members’ queries.

 

An Cathaoirleach, S. Brennan advised the Members that motions (7), (8) and (9) would be taken together.

 

Amendment to Motion (8) from the floor:

 

It was AGREED to amend motion (8) from the floor to read:

 

“That this Council request the management of Dun Laoghaire Harbour to consider hybrid and fully electric ferries to protect environment and respect climate change as demand for ferries and ships will increase after Brexit.”

 

 

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

 

Motion (10) from the floor:

 

It was proposed by Councillor U. Power and seconded by Councillors D. Dunne, S. Ó Faoláin, D. Ní Fhloinn, E. Dowling and O. Smyth:

 

“That this Council agrees that any future master plan for the Harbour has a principle objective to showcase a low-carbon, low-emissions facility for amenity and transport that is respectful of local biodiversity and habitat needs, and delivers on the Council’s objectives in its Climate Action Plan.”

 

A discussion took place.

 

 

 

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Adjournment of Meeting

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The meeting was adjourned at 19.18 p.m.

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Reconvening of Meeting

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The meeting reconvened at 19.40 p.m.

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Councillors M. Halpin, H. Lewis, D. Quinn, A. Colgan and O. Smyth

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An Cathaoirleach, S. Brennan wished to express his gratitude on behalf of the Members’ to Ms. T. Langan, Director for the report and also to introduce Mr. Simon Coate, Dún Laoghaire Harbour Master and Mr. Tim Ryan, Head of Operations, Dún Laoghaire Harbour.

 

An Cathaoirleach, S. Brennan advised the Members’ that they would now proceed to decision on all ten motions from the floor.

 

Motion (1) from the floor:

 

It was proposed by Councillor J. O’Connell and seconded by Councillors O. Smyth, C. Devlin, D. Quinn and A. Colgan:

 

“That this Council agrees that a preliminary consultation on the future of Dún Laoghaire harbour should take place before the end of the year and call on the CEO to initiate same. The consultation will involve a public information sessions and will invite all stakeholders such as residents, businesses, and interested groups to submit their initial view on the harbour, in advance of the commencement of the economic and spatial strategy process.

 

This Council also agrees that a new Masterplan for the immediate harbour area will be developed as part of the forthcoming economic and spatial strategy.”

 

Motion (1) from the floor was AGREED.

 

Motion (3) from the floor:

 

It was proposed by Councillor M. Halpin and seconded by Councillors H. Lewis, D. Quinn and S. McLoughlin:

 

“That this Council agrees that the Public Consultation process for the future of the Harbour and the Town will include well publicised public information sessions to ensure maximum discussion with all the stakeholders and interested parties.”

 

Motion (3) from the floor was AGREED.

 

Motion (4) from the floor:

 

It was proposed by Councillor M. Halpin and seconded by Councillors H. Lewis, and S. McLoughlin:

 

“That this Council agrees that rather than two different tenders for consultants, one for the harbour and one for the town, there should be one report for both harbour and town.”

 

Motion (4) from the floor was WITHDRAWN.

 

Motion (5) from the floor:

 

It was proposed by Councillor M. Halpin and seconded by Councillors H. Lewis, D. Quinn and S. McLoughlin:

 

“That this Council agrees that a full report on the “Expression of Interest for the Ferry Terminal Building” be brought as a headed item to a Council meeting before the end of the year including a list of all the submissions with details of the proposals and reasons for the dismissal.”

 

Motion (5) from the floor was AGREED.

 

Amendment to Motion (6) from the floor:

 

It was proposed that motion (6) from the floor be amended to:

 

“That this Council reaffirms SLO 143 and agrees that the particular and unique history and heritage of Dún Laoghaire Harbour, in particular the Carlisle Pier, should be commemorated and celebrated with a Diaspora & Heritage centre.”

 

The amendment to motion (6) from the floor was AGREED.

 

Amendment to Motion (7) from the floor:

 

It was proposed that motion (7) from the floor be amended to:

 

“That this Council agrees that renewed attempts should be made to bring a passenger ferry service back into  ...  view the full minutes text for item C/554

C/555

Conclusion of Meeting

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The meeting concluded at 8.00 p.m.