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C/556

Confirmation of Minutes

Minutes of the Annual County Council Meeting Held on 9th September 2019

 

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

 

“That the minutes of the Annual County Council meeting held on the 9th September 2019 be ADOPTED and APPROVED.”

 

C/557

Casual Vacancy due to the passing of Councillor J. Bailey

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

Councillor B. Saul, on behalf of Fine Gael, expressed sympathy on the passing of Councillor J. Bailey.

 

It was proposed by Councillor B. Saul, seconded by Councillor L. Hall and RESOLVED:

 

“That Ms. Mary Fayne, Fine Gael be co-opted to fill the casual vacancy on Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council resulting from the passing of Councillor J. Bailey.”

 

Councillor M. Fayne expressed her sympathy on the passing of Councillor J. Bailey and thanked everyone and advised that she was looking forward to working with the Members and the Executive.

 

An Cathaoirleach, Councillor S. Brennan, Group Leaders and Ward Councillors congratulated Councillor M. Fayne becoming a Member of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

 

Philomena Poole, Chief Executive, on behalf of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council congratulated Councillor M. Fayne becoming a Member of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

 

 

C/558

Questions

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

 

“That pursuant to Standing Order No. 13 (c) question numbers A.1 to A.43 be ADOPTED and APPROVED.”

 

C/559

Councillor K. Ahmed - Affordable Housing Scheme

C/560

Councillor K. Ahmed - Homelessness

C/561

Councillor K. Ahmed - Derelict Sites

C/562

Councillor K. Ahmed - Biodeversity within DLR

C/563

Councillor K. Ahmed - East Pier Toilets

C/564

Councillor M. Baker - Council Broadband Officer

C/565

Councillor M. Baker - Housing stock sold 2017-2019

C/566

Councillor M. Baker - Sum received from sale of Council houses

C/567

Councillor A. Colgan - Climate Action Plan

C/568

Councillor A. Colgan - Funding from Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government

C/569

Councillor C. Devlin - Right to Read Programme

C/570

Councillor C. Devlin - Co-Funding Town-Village Renewal Application

C/571

Councillor C. Devlin - Number of New Electors

C/572

Councillor C. Devlin - Community Allotments

C/573

Councillor C. Devlin - BATLAS 2020 Programme

C/574

Councillor D. Donnelly - Graffiti Dublin City Marathon Route

C/575

Councillor D. Dunne - Sustainable Development Goals

C/576

Councillor D. Dunne - Vacant Sites

C/577

Councillor H. Lewis - Social Housing Applications

C/578

Councillor H. Lewis - Beach Wheelchair

C/579

Councillor H. Lewis - Social Housing List Figures

C/580

Councillor H. Lewis - Public Bins

C/581

Councillor H. Lewis - Ratio of New Build to Part V Houses

C/582

Councillor L. McCarthy - Housing Adaptation Grants

C/583

Councillor L. McCarthy - Online Booking Swimming Classes

C/584

Councillor L. McGovern - DLR Website Recycling

C/585

Councillor L. McGovern - Shredding Machines and Recycling Bins

C/586

Councillor J. O'Connell - BeatYard Festival

C/587

Councillor J. O'Connell - Waste Collection Bye-laws

C/588

Councillor M. O'Connell - Cycling Lane Wands

C/589

Councillor M. O'Connell - Cycling Lane Wands at Schools

C/590

Councillor M. O'Connell - Slow to Mow

C/591

Councillor M. O'Connell - Deep Cleaning of Towns

C/592

Councillor B. Saul - Part 8 Sports Facilities

C/593

Councillor B. Saul - Tennis Clubs

C/594

Councillor C. Smyth - Cycling Policy

C/595

Councillor C. Smyth - Footpaths Leopardstown Estate

C/596

Councillor O. Smyth - Heritage Officer

C/597

Councillor B. Ward - Unsignalled Junctions

C/598

Councillor B. Ward - Sustainable Drainage Principles

C/599

Councillor B. Ward - Grey and Brown Water Systems

C/600

Councillor B. Ward - Cable Ties

C/601

Councillor B. Ward - Litter Fines

C/602

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

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/603

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

Approval of Nominations for Conferences and Training Courses

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

Approval of Nominations for Training Courses

 

Dutch Cycle Trip, Amsterdam

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

 

That Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown County Council nominates the following Councillors to attend Dutch Cycle Trip, Amsterdam, 09th – 13th October 2019 1. Cllr Kazi Ahmed 2. Cllr Carrie Smyth 3. Cllr Cormac Devlin

 

AILG Autumn Training September 2019

It was proposed by Councillor L. McCarthy, 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 Juliet O’Connell 2. Cllr Anne Colgan 3. Cllr Deirdre Donnelly

 

LAMA Autumn Training Seminar

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

 

That Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown County Council nominates the following Councillors to attend LAMA, Autumn Training Seminar, The Falls Hotel, Ennistymon, Co. Clare, 17th – 19th October 2019 1. Cllr Cormac Devlin 2. Cllr Kazi Ahmed 3. Cllr Jim Gildea 4. Cllr John Kennedy

 

AILG Autumn Training October 2019

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

 

That Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown County Council nominates the following Councillors to attend AILG Autumn Training 12th October 2019, Crown Plaza Hotel, Dundalk 1. Cllr David Quinn  2. Cllr Anne Colgan


Approval of Nominations for
 Conferences

 

IPI Annual Conference

It was proposed by Councillor L. McCarthy, 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, 4th October 2019. 1.  Cllr Cormac Devlin

 

Housing Agency Annual Conference 2019

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

 

That Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown County Council nominates the following Councillors to attend the Housing Agency Annual Conference 2019, Aviva Stadium, Havelock Siite, Landsdowne Road, Dublin 4. 1. Cllr Deirdre Ni Fhloinn 

 

Creating Economic & Business Opportunities from Climate Change

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

 

That Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown County Council nominates the following Councillors to attend the Creating Economic & Business Opportunities from Climate Change 1. Cllr Jim Gildea

 

 

C/604

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

Conference and Training Report Documents Submitted

 

It was NOTED that there was no business under this heading

 

C/605

Proposed Disposal of Properties

C/605/11a/11

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. Smyth, seconded by Councillor C. Devlin 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/605/11b/11

Proposed Disposal of Properties

ProposedGrantingofa Rightof Waytorearaccessof thepropertyknownas554 GrangeRoad, Rathfarnham,Dublin 14to (detailssupplied)

 

The proposed disposal was CONSIDERED.

 

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

 

That the proposed Grantingofa Rightof Waytorearaccessof thepropertyknownas554 GrangeRoad, Rathfarnham,Dublin 14to (detailssupplied).

 

C/606

Local Authority Representation on the Governing Authority of DCU - 1997 Universities Act

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

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

 

It was proposed by Councillor O. Smyth, seconded by Councillor A. Colgan, and RESOLVED:

 

That this Council agrees to nominate Councillor Daniel Dunne to be put forward to the Governing Authority Nominations Committee of DCU in accordance with Section 16(5)(a) of the 1997 Universities Act

C/607

Taking in Charge

7 (a) Seaview Gate

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

A discussion took place during which Ms. M. Henchy, Director of Planning and Human Resources, responded to Members queries.

 

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

 

“The foregoing report of the Executive is Approved and it is hereby Resolved that, in accordance with Section 11 of the Roads Act 1993, the footpath Seaview Gate, Shankill, Co. Dublin (as detailed on Drawing No. BC-1740-TC01) be taken in charge by Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council.” 

 

C/608

Taking In Charge

7 (b) Mount Anville Lawns

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

A discussion took place during which Ms. M. Henchy, Director of Planning and Human Resources, responded to Members queries.

 

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

 

“The foregoing report of the Executive is Approved and it is hereby Resolved that, in accordance with Section 11 of the Roads Act 1993, the open space at Mount Anville Lawns, Dundrum, Dublin 14 (as detailed on Drawing No. BC-1865-TC01) be taken in charge by Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council.” 

 

C/609

Draft Segregation, Storage and Presentation of Household and Commercial Waste Bye-Laws, 2019

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED:

 

Mr. Austin Baines, Senior Executive Officer, Infrastructure and Climate Change read through the report of the Draft Segregation, Storage and Presentation of Household and Commercial Waste Bye-Laws, 2019.

 

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

 

Motion (2) from the floor:

 

It was proposed by Councillor D. Smith and seconded by Councillor C. Devlin:

 

“That the Draft Segregation, Storage and Presentation of Household and Commercial Waste Bye-Laws, 2019 be amended as follows:

By deleting in full paragraph 3 of the said draft Bye-Laws which reads as follows

 

“3. Maintenance and Management of Waste Containers

Containers used for the presentation of kerbside waste shall be maintained in such condition and state of repair that the waste placed therein will not be a source of nuisance or litter. Waste shall not be presented in a container where:

 

(a)  the wheels or lid have been removed or damaged to such an extent that it is not able to contain the waste without spillage, is otherwise unfit for the purpose for which it was designed or is not capable of being conveniently emptied.”

From the said draft Bye-Laws prior to their adoption by the Council, and that the numbering of the remaining byelaws be amended as necessary to take account of this deletion.

 

This amendment is proposed in order to recognise that bins can often become damaged through wear and tear or vandalism or for other reasons without there being any fault on the part of a householder and that most householders are reliant on the relevant Authorised Waste Collectors to replace damaged bins, and the imposition of liability on the householder in such circumstances is unjust.”

 

Motion (3) from the floor:

 

It was proposed by Councillor D. Smith and seconded by Councillor C. Devlin:

 

“That the Draft Segregation, Storage and Presentation of Household and Commercial Waste Bye-Laws, 2019 be amended as follows:

 

By deleting the following text from draft Bye-Law 5

 

“(c) All appropriate waste containers should not be put in a place which would cause an obstruction to users of a roadway, footway or footpath.”

 

In order to ensure that occupiers will not be in breach of the byelaws by leaving bins out for collection from the footpath or kerbsides beside their homes.”

 

Motion (4) from the floor:

 

It was proposed by Councillor D. Smith and seconded by Councillor C. Devlin:

 

“That the Draft Segregation, Storage and Presentation of Household and Commercial Waste Bye-Laws, 2019 be amended as follows:

 

By amending the text of draft Bye-Law 8 to read as follows:

 

“8. Segregation of Kerbside Waste and Contamination Prevention

 

Kerbside waste shall be segregated into residual kerbside waste, recyclable kerbside waste and compostable waste (food waste and / or biodegradable garden waste), with these fractions being stored separately. Such separated recyclable waste shall not be deposited into a container designated for residual kerbside waste or for compostable waste; separated compostable waste shall not  ...  view the full minutes text for item C/609

C/610

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

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

Mr. Tom McHugh, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Municipal Services, read through the report of the Proposed Pay Parking Control Scheme – Mulvey Park, Dundrum, Dublin 14.

 

A discussion took place during which Tom McHugh, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Municipal Services, responded to Members’ queries.

 

It was AGREED that Item 9 - Proposed Pay Parking Control Scheme - Mulvey Park, Dundrum, Dublin 14 come back on agenda no later than December’s Council Meeting.

C/611

Cathaoirleach's Business: Councillor S. Brennan

1.   Vote of Congratulations

A vote of congratulations was passed with the Housing Department for their receipt of award from the Irish Council for Social Housing in the “Housing for Families” category for the George’s Place development.

 

2.   Vote of Congratulations

A vote of congratulations was passed with Councillor A. Colgan on her election as Vice President to the Association of Irish Local Government.

 

3.   Vote of condolence

A vote of condolence was passed with the family of Michael Edward Byrne, R.I.P.

 

A vote of condolence was passed with the family of Dave Fahy, R.I.P.

 

An Cathaoirleach, the Members, the Chief Executive and staff stood and observed a moments silence.

 

 

C/612

Section 48 Development Contribution Scheme 2016-2020 (as amended) - Indexation , Section 49 Glenamuck District Roads Scheme and Surface Water Attenuation Pond Scheme

The report of the Chief Executive under Section 48 Development Contribution Scheme 2016-2020 (as amended) - Indexation, Section 49 Glenamuck District Roads Scheme and Surface Water Attenuation Pond Scheme was CONSIDERED.

 

Ms. M. Henchy, Director of Planning and Human Resources, outlined the details of the above.

 

A discussion took place, during which Ms. M. Henchy, Director of Planning and Human Resources responded to Members queries.

 

The Members NOTED the report and AGREED to the procedure as outlined by Ms. M. Henchy.

C/613

Report on Commercial Rates Arrears at 31/12/18

The report of the Chief Executive in accordance with Article 26 (2) of the Local Government (Financial & Audit Procedures) Regulations 2014 was CONSIDERED.

 

Ms. H. Cunningham, Director of Finance and Economic Development read through the report on Commercial Rates Arrears at 31/12/18.

 

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

 

The report of the Chief Executive was NOTED.

C/614

Declaration of Interest

It was NOTED that Councillors D. Ni Fhlionn, B. Saul and C. Smyth and Cathaoirleach S. Brennan declared an interest and excused themselves from the Council Chamber for the duration of the discussion and decision of Item 13 DLR Properties Ltd Report to Council September 2019.

 

It was AGREED that Leas Cathaoirleach D. Donnelly would chair the meeting in the absence of Cathaoirleach S. Brennan.

C/615

DLR Properties Ltd Report to Council September 2019

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

A discussion took place, during which Ms. P. Poole, Chief Executive and Ms. Helen Cunningham, Director, Finance and Economic Development. responded to Members’ queries.

 

An Leas Cathaoirleach, D. Donnelly, advised Members that the following motion was handed up from the floor:

 

Motion (9) from the floor:

 

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

 

That this Council, in light of the ongoing housing crisis and with the aim of accelerating the delivery of public and affordable housing, calls on management to initiate the dissolution of DLR properties to take all assets into council ownership with a view to the possible sale of leasing of the purely commercial property and the development of residential land for public and affordable housing.”

 

A discussion took place during which M. T Daly, Director, Corporate, Communications and Governance advised that the motion is out of order.

 

Motion (9) from the floor was ruled OUT OF ORDER.

 

 

Ms. P Poole, Chief Executive requested that if Members have questions in in relation to DLR Properties to email them and the Executive will respond.

 

 

C/616

Return to the Chamber of Councillors who Declared an Interest

At 18.54pm Councillors D. Ni Fhlionn, B. Saul and C. Smyth re-entered the chamber.

 

An Cathaoirleach S. Brennan returned to the chair.

C/617

Monthly Management Report May 2019

The Management Report for May 2019 was NOTED.

 

C/618

Monthly Management Report June 2019 up to 20th June

The Management Report for June 2019 up to 20th June was NOTED.

 

C/619

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

The Management Report for April to June 2019 up to 20th June was NOTED.

 

C/620

Monthly Management Report July 2019

The Management Report for July 2019 was NOTED.

C/620/11a/11

Monthly Management Report August 2019

The Management Report for August 2019 was NOTED.

 

C/620/11b/11

Monthly Management Report September 2019

The Management Report for September 2019 was NOTED.

 

C/621

Quarterly Management Report July to September

14(g) QuarterlyManagement ReportJulyto September

 

The Quarterly Management Report for July to September 2019 was CONSIDERED.

 

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

 

Motion (1) from the floor:

 

It was proposed by Councillor J. Kennedy and seconded by Councillor B. Saul, J. Carroll MacNeill, M. Baker:

 

“That this Council writes to the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport seeking an indication as regards the likely timeframe for the decision to be confirmed in relation to whether Stream One LSSIF funding will be approved for the Glenalbyn Pool project, and also to seek an indication of the likely timeframe as regards when applications for the next tranche of LSSIF funding application being requested and approved for the Glenalbyn Pool project, with this Council seeking this response from the Minister in time for the December County Council meeting.”

 

A discussion took place during which T. McHugh, Deputy Chief Executive and Director, Municipal Services responded to Members queries.

 

It was AGREED that a letter with the terms of the motion be sent to the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport.

 

A further discussion took place during which T. McHugh, Deputy Chief Executive and Director, Municipal Services, C. Keenan, Director, Housing and M. Henchy, Director, Planning and Human Resources responded to Members queries.

 

The report of the Chief Executive was NOTED.

C/622

Ministerial/Departmental Correspondence

15(a) Ministerial Correspondence Received

 

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

 

15(b) Ministerial Correspondence Issued on foot of a Council Decision

 

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

C/623

Other Correspondence

16(a) OtherCorrespondenceReceived

 

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

 

a)    eLetterfromDCU dated25 July2019 requestinga nomineefromDúnLaoghaire-Rathdownfor membershipofthe DCUGoverning Authority.

b)    Copy ofa resolutionadopted bySligoCounty Councildated10 September2019 regarding5G.

c)     Copyofa resolutionadoptedby LeitrimCounty Councildated26 September2019 regardingtheBeefPlan Campaign.

d)    Copyofa resolutionadoptedby LeitrimCounty Councildated26 September2019 regardingWindFarms.

e)    Copyofa resolutionadoptedby LeitrimCounty Councildated26 September2019 regardingtheLocal AreaHackney Licenses.

f)     Correspondence receivedfromthe DisabilityConsultationGroupdated30 Septemberrequesting thatmembersfrom DCGwouldmake apresentation tothe ElectedMembers, attachedalso aprofile ofthe group.

g)    CopyofInvitation tothe HousingAgencyAnnual Conference2019.

h)    Copyof aresolution adoptedby MonaghanCounty Councildated3 October2019 regardingthe campaignby theNational AmbulanceServices RepresentativesAssociation.

 

It was AGREED to hold a briefing with the Disability Consultation Group prior to November’s Council Meeting.

 

The items of Correspondence were NOTED.

 

16(b) OtherCorrespondenceissued 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)    Letterof condolenceissued toCouncillor MarieBaker dated16 September 2019.

b)    Letterof condolenceissued toHelenGriffin dated16 September2019.

c)     Letterofcondolence issuedtoTheByrne Familydated16 September2019.

d)    Letterofcondolence issuedtoTheRyan Familydated16 September2019.

e)    Letterofcondolence issuedtoTheFarrell Familydated16 September2019.

f)     Letterofcondolence issuedto MrDavid Cootedated 16September2019.

g)    LetterstoCouncillors ShayBrennan, PeterO’Brienand EvaElizabethDowling dated24 September2019 regardingtheir appointmentto theDodder GreenwaySteeringGroup.

 

C/624

Call Over of Members Motions

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

C/625

Water Collection Systems

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

 

"That thisCouncilagreesthat, asa matterof policy,newbuildingsin DúnLaoghaire-Rathdownshould haveparallel"greywater"or watercollection systemsthat allowforthe maximumuse ofrun-off andrain waterincertain domesticfunctions, ratherthan treatedwater."

 

The report of the Chief Executive was NOTED.

C/626

Segregated Cycle Lanes

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

 

"That thisCouncil resolves,as amatter ofpolicy, toput inplace safe,segregated cyclelanes whereverpossible, andonevery newroad scheme,and toprovide contra-flowlanes forcyclists onone-way streetswithin theCounty."

 

The report of the Chief Executive was NOTED.

C/627

Rumble Strips

The following motion was MOVED by Councillor M. O’Connell WITHOUT DISCUSSION:

 

“That this Councilsupportsthe useof rumblestrips onthe entrancestoresidentialareas,where agreedbyresidents, aspartofthe suiteofmeasures oftrafficspeedenforcementinthis Countyand asksthat thismotion isforwardedonto theTransportation& CountyWide MovementStrategic PolicyCommittee(S.P.C.) forconsideration?”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was NOTED.

C/628

Solar Energy Systems

The following motion was MOVED by Councillor J. Gildea WITHOUT DISCUSSION:

 

“That thisCouncilrequeststheChief Executiveto identifycommunity facilitiesand otherpublicly ownedoroperatedfacilitiesinthe Countysuch aswaste watertreatmentplants, thataresuitable forthe installationofa solarenergy systemsfor useonsite andto reportback tothis councilwithinthreemonths.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was NOTED.

C/629

Playgrounds in DLR County

The following motion was MOVED by Councillor K. Ahmed WITHOUT DISCUSSION:

 

“That the Councilrequests theChief Executiveto identifythe importanceofplaygrounds foryoung families whoare strugglingforplaygrounds closertotheir placethroughout theDLR Countyand Council’splan onthis.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was NOTED.

C/630

Tree Height Limits

The following motion was MOVED by Councillor M. O’Connell WITHOUT DISCUSSION:

 

Thatthis Councilsupportsthe introductionof heightlimits fortrees andhedges onCouncil landthat aregrowing directlyadjacent toresidentialhousing.

 

The report of the Chief Executive was NOTED.

C/631

Social Housing

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

 

“Thatthis Councilinkeepingwiththe spiritofSection2.1.3.8 PolicyRES8Provision ofSocial Housing(writtenstatement point2),agrees thatthe ChiefExecutive wouldconduct andestablish ifproperty ownersespecially shopsand businessesacross theCounty wouldbe interestedineitherleasing orselling anyvacant capacityintheirpropertiestotheCouncil forthe purposesof theCouncils SocialHousing Programme,such aproject ifviable couldbe acatalyst forbringing overthe shopliving torealityinthe townsand villagesofthe County.

 

The report of the Chief Executive was NOTED.

C/632

End of Call Over of Members Motions

C/633

Community-Led Design Guidance Process

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

 

"That thisCouncil writesto theMinister forHousing, Planningand LocalGovernmentand theMinister ofState forHousing andUrban Renewalto encouragethe introductionofa newcommunity-led designguidance processinrelation tothe exteriordesignoffuture residentialbuildingapplications, whichcouldinpractice beinitiatedfor agiven geographicareabya resolutionat localauthority leveland whichwould involvelocalresidents rankingdesignpreferencesfor theirowncommunity froma listofbuildingillustrations (inthe formofa publicconsultationprocess), withthe outcomeofsuch aprocess beingimplemented insuch amanner astohave meaningfuland tangibleinfluence inshaping theappearance ofnew residentialbuildingsarising withinthe ambitofsuch aconsultation."

 

A discussion took place.

 

A roll call vote on the motion was requested, the result was as follows:

 

Votes:

Yes               18       45%

No                18       45%

Abstain          0        0%

Not Voted      4        10%

 

Voting Breakdown:

 

Fine Gael

Kazi Ahmed                        Yes

Marie Baker                        Yes

Emma Blain                        Yes

Jennifer Carroll MacNeill       Yes

Mary Fayne                         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                       No

Mary Hanafin                      No

Tom Murphy                       Yes

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               No

Séafra Ó Faoláin                 No

Una Power                          No

Ossian Smyth                     Yes

Independent

Anne Colgan                       Yes

Deirdre Donnelly                 Not Voted

Michael Fleming                  Yes

Lynsey McGovern                Yes

Sean McLoughlin                 Not Voted

People Before Profit

Melisa Halpin                      No

Hugh Lewis                         No

Social Democrats

Dave Quinn                        Yes

 

An Cathaoirleach, Councillor S. Brennan advised the Members that, as the vote was tied, he would use his casting vote, in accordance with Standing Order No. 26 (l) to vote against the motion.

 

An Cathaoirleach, Councillor S. Brennan declared motion DEFEATED.

 

 

 

C/634

Funeral Services

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

 

"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."

 

A discussion took place, during which M. T Daly, Director, Corporate, Communications and Governance answered Members queries.

                                            

The report of the Chief Executive was NOTED.

 

C/635

Fair Deal Scheme

The following motion was MOVED by Councillor M. Hanafin

 

“That this Councilrequests theGovernment to review the Fair DealSchemeinrelationto primaryresidence inordertoreduce thenumber ofvacant houses.”

 

A discussion took place.

 

It was AGREED that this Council write a letter with the terms of the motion and comments of Members’ be sent to the Minister for Housing, Planning & Local Government, Minister for Health and Minister for Finance.

 

C/636

Noise Assessment along the M50

It was proposed by Councillor D. O’Callaghan and seconded by Councillor J. Gildea:

 

“That this Councilagreesthat fundingbe madeavailablebyCentral Governmentto thisLocal authorityto assistwith thecarrying outofa noiseassessment alongthe M50especially alongthe HeronfordLane, BridesGlen, NewVale andCrinken boundariesin accordancewith therequirements ofthe EnvironmentalNoiseRegulations 2006.And that letters beissuedto therelevantMinisters andDepartments.”

 

A discussion took place.

 

It was AGREED to write letters with the terms of the motion and send to the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government and the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport.

 

C/637

Re-entering of Items

It was AGREED to re-enter Items Nos. 21-30, 32-34, 36-38, 40, 41, 43-46, 49 to the November County Council meeting.

 

C/638

Conclusion of Meeting

The Meeting Concluded at 20.00pm.