Agenda

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

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Items
No. Item

PART 1

Initial Business

1.

Confirmation of Minutes

a)    Minutes of Budget meeting held on 06 November 2019

b)    Minutes of County Council meeting held on 11 November 2019

 (circulated herewith)

2.

Questions (see attached Appendix)

PART 2

Chief Executive’s Business for Decision (Reserved Functions)

3.

Conferences and Training For Councillors

in accordance with Section 142 (5) of the Local Government Act 2001 as amended by Sections 53 (2) of the Local Government Reform Act 2014.

3a

List of Conferences and Training for Councillors

3b

Approval of Nominations for Conferences and Training Courses

3c

Conferences and Training Report Documents Submitted

 (circulated herewith)

4.

Proposed Disposal of Properties

4a

Disposal of Fee Simple Interest

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

4b

Disposal of Fee Simple Interest

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

 

4c

Disposal of Fee Simple Interest

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

(already circulated)

5.

dlr Grant Scheme

(to be circulated)

6.

Draft Corporate Plan 2020-2024

(circulated herewith)

7.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Audit Committee Charter

Article 8 (1) of the Local Government Audit Committee Regulations 2014 (SI 244)

(circulated herewith)

8.

Proposed Business Support Scheme 2020

Section 66 of the Local Government Act 2001, as amended by Section 43 of the Local Government Reform Act 2014

(circulated herewith)

9.

Commercial Property Support Schemes

(circulated herewith)

10.

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

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

(circulated herewith)

 

11.

Proposed Pay Parking Control Scheme - Ashlawn, Ballinteer, Co. Dublin

(circulated herewith)

12.

Review of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Development Plan 2016 - 2022 and preparation of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Development Plan 2022 - 2028

(circulated herewith)

13.

Shanganagh Park Masterplan

(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

14.

Cathaoirleach's Business: Councillor S. Brennan

a)    Letter from ‘Dress for Success’ requesting an opportunity to brief Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Councillors on their campaign in advance of the January 2020 meeting of the Council.

 

b)    That this Council apply to the Department of Communication, Climate Action and Environment to become a Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) champion for 2020.

(circulated herewith)

PART 5

All other Chief Executive’s Business for Noting

15.

Presentation from Comhairle na nÓg

(presentation at meeting)

16.

Draft Parking Control Bye-Laws

(circulated herewith)

17.

The 2018 Statutory Audit Report to the Members of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council on the Accounts of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council for the year ended 31 December 2018 (incorporating the Chief Executive's response to issues raised) and the Annual Financial Statement for the year ended 31 December 2018 Submitted in accordance with Section 121(1) of the Local Government Act 2001 as amended by Section 60 of the L.G Reform Act 2014 & Article 20 Local Government (Financial and Audit Procedures) Regulations 2014

(circulated herewith)

18.

Report from Audit Committee under Section 121 (3) of the Local Government Act 2001 as amended by Section 60 of the Local Government Reform Act 2014

(circulated herewith)

19.

Management Report

19a

Monthly Management Report November 2019

(circulated herewith)

20.

Ministerial/Departmental Correspondence

20a

Ministerial Correspondence Received

a)    Letter from the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport dated 29 October 2019 in response to our letter of 22 October regarding noise assessment along the M50.

b)    Letter from the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport dated 31 October 2019 in response to our letter of 21 October outlining the negative bearing of taking on the liabilities of Dún Laoghaire Harbour.

c)    Letter from the Minister for Communications, Climate Action & Environment dated 05 November 2019 in response to our letter of 3 July 2019 regarding ‘declaring a climate emergency’.

d)    Letter from the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government dated 21 November 2019 in response to our letter of 21 October regarding the timescale for the notification of Local Property Tax variation decisions.

e)    Letter from the Minister for Health dated 28 November 2019 in response to our letter of 30 October regarding the Fair Deal Scheme.

 (circulated herewith)

20b

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 Transport, Tourism and Sport dated 18 November 2019 regarding Final Accounts of the former Dún Laoghaire Company Section 33 – Harbour Act 2015.

 (circulated herewith)

21.

Other Correspondence

21a

Other Correspondence Received

a)    Copy of resolution adopted by Carlow County Council dated 25 October 2019 regarding ‘Rehabilitative Training Bonus for people with disabilities’.

b)    Copy of resolution adopted by Clare County Council dated 12 November 2019 regarding ‘National Screening Protocol of all neonates’.

c)    Copy of the research and recommendations on exploring women’s under representation in local government from the National Women’s Council of Ireland.

 (circulated herewith)

21b

Other Correspondence Issued on foot of a Council Decision

 (circulated herewith)

PART 6

Reports from Area Committees and SPC's

 

No business

PART 7

Members Motions

RÚIN/MOTIONS

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 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]

29.

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]

 

30.

Councillor L. McCarthy

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

 

31.

Councillor D. Dunne

“That this Council requests the Chief Executive to prepare a plan for the development of public housing on the former council depot on Mount Anville Road, inviting development proposals from Housing Associations, the Land Development Agency, and any other relevant partners who can bring the site into use for this purpose.”[14 October 2019]

32.

Councillor B. Ward

“That this Council, under powers reserved to it under the Local Government Act 2001, and, inter alia, section 199(3)(c) of that Act, resolves to consider the following draft Bye-Law for the Prohibition of Certain Single-Use Plastics 2019, and in that regard, initiate the procedure set down in sections 200, 201 and 202 of the Local Government Act 2001 for the making of such a bye-law.”[11 November 2019]

 

33.

Councillor E. Blain

“That this Council, in recognition of the historic gender balance of the current Chamber, would task the Monuments Committee with erecting a public statue, bust or appropriate memorial to commemorate one, or more, of the many women from our County who have made significant contributions to Politics, the Arts or the community, for example the Overend Sisters, Monica Barnes or Maeve Binchy.”[11 November 2019]

 

34.

Councillor D. Kingston

“That the Chief Executive agrees to organise a meeting with representatives from Tusla, the Department of Housing and a delegation of Councillors, with a view to identifying a pathway to delivering a domestic violence refuge in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.”[11 November 2019]

 

35.

Councillor J. Kennedy

"That this Council encourages the promotion of mansard roof and astragal window design features be emphasized during pre-planning conversations being held on future planning applications concerning apartments, as a means to promote a more holistic, residential style for such buildings emerging in this County."[9 December 2019]

 

36.

Councillor D. O'Callaghan

“That this Council expresses concern at the withdrawal of child support services (some months ago) which were being provided to children and parents in the Shankill Area by Cottage Homes, agrees to write to both Tusla and the HSE outlining the void and loss this service has left in the community, that the situation be re-viewed as a matter of urgency and that adequate funding be put in place to restore this vital service.”[9 December 2019][LETTERS]

37.

Councillor J. Gildea

“That the Chief Executive takes whatever action is necessary to ensure that planning applications contain the full postal address of the site to be developed including the name of the town/village and further that all applications which do not contain such complete information should be rejected.”[9 December 2019]

38.

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]

 

39.

Councillor H. Lewis

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

 

42.

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]

43.

Councillor J. O'Connell

“That this Council agrees to continue the 'Beatyard Festival' in addition to the 'Shakespearean Rose Theatre' events in the harbour venue.”[14 October 2019]

44.

Councillors A. Colgan and P. O'Brien

“That the Chief Executive takes steps to address persistent failure to observe parking regulations and persistent failure to pay parking fines by giving parking wardens the discretion to clamp vehicles engaging in such persistent breaches of parking regulations.”[14 October 2019]

 

45.

Councillor J. Kennedy

"That this Council writes to An Taoiseach, the Minister for Finance and the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to indicate that a new mechanism should be devised in 2020 whereby at least one-quarter of the amount each local authority pays to the equalization fund from LPT should be provided back to each local authority as an effective rebate each year from the fund, plus the equalization amount of 20% of LPT due ought to be calculated upon the net amount of LPT after any variation within the permitted range of -15/+15% (as decided upon each year by elected members of each local authority) has been deducted (or added) first."[9 December 2019][LETTERS]

46.

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]

47.

Councillor K. Ahmed

“That this Council in conjunction with the Chief Executive adopt a policy to tackle homelessness within the remit of this Council, with special consideration to families, so that no families with children live in emergency accommodation outside the County in stressful situation.”[11 November 2019]

48.

Councillor H. Lewis

“That this Council discusses the Living Over the Shop Scheme.”[11 November 2019]

49.

Councillor A. Colgan

“That the Chief Executive bring forward proposals for Dún Laoghaire Rathdown’s participation in the Global UN Safe Cities Programme, which addresses sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence, especially against women and girls, in public spaces.”[11 November 2019]

50.

Councillor C. Devlin

“That this Council requests the Chief Executive to outline the results for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown in the Environmental Protection Agency’s report “Urban Environmental Indicators – Nitrogen dioxide levels in Dublin” (published July 2019) and gives comment on the results of the air quality for this County, highlighting what this Council can do to continue to improve air quality across Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown and that this item is also referred to the Environmental Special Policy Committee (S.P.C.) for further discussion and analysis.”[9 December 2019]

 

51.

Councillor J. Kennedy

"That the Chief Executive, as a means of purifying nitrogen dioxide, carbon dioxide and other impurities, ought to consider overseeing the introduction of vertical installations of moss along the M50, as has been used in cities such as London and Hong Kong, given assertions that such installations each are considered to be as effective in terms of reducing surrounding particulate matter as 275 trees, and that contact be made with the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, the EPA and TII to seek co-operation (particularly with funding) for this proposal."[9 December 2019][LETTER]

 

CEISTEANNA/QUESTIONS

APPENDIX

A1

Councillor K. Ahmed

“To ask the Chief Executive out of the total budget of €54m nationally, what has been allocated for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council for early learning and childcare?”

 

A2

Councillor K. Ahmed

“To ask the Chief Executive, the number of new traffic signal lights installed across Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County in the last year?”

 

A3

Councillor K. Ahmed

“To ask the Chief Executive the number of traffic signal lights that were repaired across Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown in the last year?”

 

A4

Councillor K. Ahmed

“To ask the Chief Executive, the total number of anti-social behaviour complaints made within the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County in the last year?”

 

A5

Councillor K. Ahmed

“To ask the Chief Executive how much was spent on Village Initiative Scheme last year?”

 

A6

Councillor A. Colgan

“To ask the Chief Executive to provide a report on the number of people with a disability, including families with a member with a disability, on the social housing waiting list, the length of time each person/family has been on the waiting list and the type of housing sought?”

 

A7

Councillor A. Colgan

“To ask the Chief Executive to provide a report on (a) the number of entries on the vacant site register at present and (b) the number of sites that have been removed from the vacant site register since the inception of the register?”

 

A8

Councillor A. Colgan

“To ask the Chief Executive to provide a report on the number of buildings currently on the Derelict Buildings register and income received to date in 2019 from the derelict buildings levy charge?”

 

A9

Councillor C. Devlin

“To ask the Chief Executive to publish the Section 85 agreement between Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Wicklow County Council which governs the joint co-operation between each respective local authority for the future upgrade of the N11/M11 Junction 4 - Junction 14 Improvement Scheme?”

A10

Councillor C. Devlin

“To ask the Chief Executive if Policy A.R.8 of this Council's County Development Plan is being adhered to in all planning applications across this County?”

 

A11

Councillor C. Devlin

“To ask the Chief Executive to detail the amount (and value) of all fines issued on behalf of this Council for Pay & Display and other parking violations within Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown over the past 5 years? Also, please indicate where the top 20 streets for fines were issued and where the revenue from these fines goes?”

 

A12

Councillor C. Devlin

“To ask the Chief Executive how many applications have been received year-on-year for the Tenant Incremental Purchase Scheme since 2016 within this County and how many have been approved for the same period?”

 

A13

Councillor C. Devlin

“To ask the Chief Executive to list all SLO's (Specific Local Objectives) contained in the County Development Plan 2016 - 2022 and report on the progress made on each and which ones this Council aims to achieve during the lifetime of this Development Plan?”

 

A14

Councillor J. Kennedy

"To ask the Chief Executive that given recent reportage that Dublin City Council is owed more than €32.8 million in social rent arrears, what is the corresponding figure in relation to such arrears for Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council?"

 

A15

Councillor H. Lewis

“To ask the Chief Executive what specific items in the Environment and Transport sections of the Council had budgetary reductions for 2020 implemented recently by a casting vote of the majority of Members present?”

 

A16

Councillor H. Lewis

“To ask the Chief Executive for an update on any proposed Social and Affordable Housing Schemes by the Land Development Agency within the County?”

 

 

A17

Councillor H. Lewis

“To ask the Chief Executive to report on the delay of new Big Belly bins that are urgently required in the County and if other alternatives could be used in the meantime?”

 

A18

Councillor H. Lewis

“To ask the Chief Executive if more Council resources will be dedicated to alternative weed control such as manual removal for 2020?”

A19

Councillor H. Lewis

“To ask the Chief Executive how many families and individuals are currently in need of emergency accommodation within the County and to comment on the Councils local capacity to provide suitable emergency accommodation including any new leasing arrangements to provide such accommodation?”

 

A20

Councillor L. McGovern

“To ask the Chief Executive to list all Government Sports Capital Funding to DLR since 2017 – to date, individually listing out the projects/ approvals?”

 

A21

Councillor L. McGovern

“To ask the Chief Executive to set out what level of engagement and consultation takes place between Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Commercial Rate Payers and the Council and will she consider establishing a Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Rate Payers Forum?”

 

A22

Councillor L. McGovern

“To ask the Chief Executive to provide a report on all funding advanced to the Council for Architectural, Conservation and Heritage projects across the County since 2018 - to date?”

 

A23

Councillor S. McLoughlin

“To ask the Chief Executive the following, in relation to the Housing Adaption Grant:

(i)           How many applicants are currently on the waiting list?

(ii)          How many applicants were approved so far in 2019, and how this figure compares to the previous year?

(iii)        What is the average wait for approval?”

A24

Councillor S. McLoughlin

“To ask the Chief Executive how many of the Estate Management Forums in the County have their own lock up/storage space for equipment/essentials etc? Furthermore, is there any supports for Estate Management Forums to avail of to acquire a lock up/storage space within their estates?”

 

A25

Councillor D. O'Callaghan

“To ask the Chief Executive to report on the feasibility of whether electric charging points will be installed in or near private apartment blocks?”

A26

Councillor C. Smyth

“To ask the Chief Executive for an update on the hazardous insulating oil leaked from the ESB’s underground electricity cables within the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council area?”

 

A27

Councillor C. Smyth

“To ask the Chief Executive how much it costs the Council to remove bonfire material on the run up to Halloween from open spaces, laneways etc.?”

 

A28

Councillor C. Smyth

“To ask the Chief Executive how much it costs the Council to reinstate all locations in the County that are damaged by bonfires etc. at Halloween?”

 

A29

Councillor C. Smyth

“To ask the Chief Executive in light of the reports in the media highlighting the advantages of having organised/controlled events on Halloween night, has further consideration been given to piloting organised Halloween events on Halloween day/night?”

 

A30

Councillor O. Smyth

“To ask the Chief Executive to report on the replacement of street trees (to include the following:)  
When street trees are felled by Roads Maintenance, is the Parks Dept informed?
When street trees are to be felled, are the residents informed?
Is it Council policy to plant a variety of different tree species on each road rather than all the same?
Is it Council policy to replace street trees that have been removed with new trees?”

A31

Councillor O. Smyth

“To ask the Chief Executive to report generally on street tree felling and replacement activity in The Park housing estate, Cabinteely?”

A32

Councillor O. Smyth

“To ask the Chief Executive to report in tabular form on the number of enforcement notices issued and the number of legal proceedings entered into in respect of the Building Control Act and regulations, by type of building and for each year since 2014?”

A33

Councillor O. Smyth

“To ask the Chief Executive, where a planning application is made to extend and also subdivide a single house to form two residential properties, is the applicant liable to pay two S48 development contribution fees or one?”

A34

Councillor B. Ward

“To ask the Chief Executive to install speed ramps and/or a "Children at Play" sign in Springfield Park, in Foxrock?"

A35

Councillor B. Ward

"To ask the Chief Executive, in the context of the programme to replace street lighting with energy-efficient LED light bulbs, if she has considered installing a less harsh, white light, particularly given that studies have shown it can have detrimental effects on aspects of human health?"

 

http://theconversation.com/american-medical-association-warns-of-health-and-safety-problems-from-white-led-streetlights-61191