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

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Confirmation of Minutes pdf icon PDF 269 KB

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Minutes of the County Council Meeting Held on 13th January 2020

 

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

 

“That the minutes of the Annual County Council meeting held on the 13th January 2020 be ADOPTED and APPROVED.”

 

 

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Vote of Congratulations

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A vote of congratulations was passed with Deputy C. Devlin, Deputy O. Smyth and Deputy Carroll MacNeill on their election to the to the Dáil.   

 

An Cathaoirleach, the Chief Executive and Members lead tributes to the outgoing Councillors.

It was proposed by Councillor B. Saul, seconded by Councillor K. Feeney and AGREED;

 

To issue letters of Congratulations Deputy C. Devlin, Deputy O. Smyth and Deputy Carroll MacNeill.

 

 

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Item not on Agenda

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Mary T. Daly, Director of Corporate Affairs advised Members that the deadline which Co-Options of Local Authorities to Seanad for the purpose of completing the Seanad electoral roll is 4pm Wednesday the 26th of February. Due to this deadline a Special Meeting of the County Council will be required.

 

Mary T. Daly, Director of Corporate Affairs advised Members that An Cathaoirleach can call a Special meeting as per Standing Orders.

 

An Cathaoirleach Councillor S. Brennan AGREED to liaise with Group Leaders in the coming days on this matter.

 

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Questions (see attached Appendix) pdf icon PDF 66 KB

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It was proposed by Councillor C. Smyth, seconded by Councillor M. Clark and RESOLVED:

 

“That pursuant to Standing Order No. 13 (c) question numbers A.1 to A.19 be ADOPTED and APPROVED.”

 

 

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Councillor A. Colgan - EU Grants pdf icon PDF 164 KB

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Councillor A. Colgan - Harbour Funding pdf icon PDF 166 KB

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Councillor M. Clarke - Breakdown of National Roads Allocation pdf icon PDF 173 KB

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Councillor C. Devlin - EU Covenant of Mayors pdf icon PDF 170 KB

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Councillor C. Devlin - Development Plan pdf icon PDF 167 KB

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Councillor C. Devlin - EPA Report pdf icon PDF 165 KB

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Councillor C. Devlin - Illegally Dumped Waste pdf icon PDF 177 KB

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Councillor C. Devlin - Dog Fouling Fines pdf icon PDF 186 KB

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Councillor M. Halpin - Working from Home pdf icon PDF 161 KB

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Councillor T. Murphy - Enforcement pdf icon PDF 161 KB

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Councillor D. O'Callaghan - Ballyogan Landfill Site pdf icon PDF 165 KB

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Councillor M. O'Connell - Cycling Accessibility pdf icon PDF 172 KB

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Councillor M. O'Connell - Dog Licences pdf icon PDF 173 KB

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Councillor M. O'Connell - Safety Features in Playgrounds pdf icon PDF 165 KB

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Councillor S. Ó Faoláin - Participatory Budgets pdf icon PDF 162 KB

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Councillor C. Smyth - Weed Removal pdf icon PDF 167 KB

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Councillor C. Smyth - Columbarium Walls pdf icon PDF 159 KB

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Councillor C. Smyth - Pound Dogs pdf icon PDF 312 KB

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Councillor C. Smyth - Pound Horses pdf icon PDF 177 KB

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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 101 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 J. O’Leary 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.”

 

 

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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 153 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

 

Training:

 

It was proposed by Councillor L. McCarthy, Seconded by Councillor D. Fhloinn and RESOLVED:

 

“That Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown County Council nominates the following

Councillors to attend the IPI & RIAI Training Seminar ‘Planning for Growth’ , The

Red Cow Moran Hotel, 28th January 2020

1. Cllr Cormac Devlin”

 

It was proposed by Councillor L. McCarthy, Seconded by Councillor D. Fhloinn and RESOLVED:

 

“That Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown County Council nominates the following

Councillors to attend AILG Training Module 1 (GDPR) which is to take place on

25th January, Mullingar Park Hotel, Dublin Road, Mullingar

Module 1 Training Module, has been rescheduled and is due to take place in April

due the timing of the election.

1. Cllr Cormac Devlin

2. Cllr Anne Colgan

3. Cllr Kazi Ahmed

4. Cllr Anna Grainger”

 

It was proposed by Councillor L. McCarthy, Seconded by Councillor D. Fhloinn and RESOLVED:

 

“That Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown County Council nominates the following

Councillors to attend AILG Training Module 2 (Development Plan Making Process)

which is to take place on 13th February 2020, Hotel Kilmore, Dublin Road, Cavan

1. Cllr Cormac Devlin

2. Cllr Mary Fayne”

 

It was proposed by Councillor L. McCarthy, Seconded by Councillor D. Fhloinn and RESOLVED:

 

“That Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown County Council nominates the following

Councillors to attend LAMA Spring Training Seminar which is to take place on 12th

& 13th March in the Sligo Park Hotel, Sligo.

1. Cllr Kazi Ahmed

2. Cllr Kate Feeney

3. Cllr Anna Grainger”

 

 

Conferences:

No Business  

 

 

 

 

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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 87 KB

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Conference and Training Report Documents Submitted

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED and NOTED.

 

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Proposed Disposal Properties

Proposed disposal of Fee Simple Interest to the Lessee who purchased under Tenant Purchase Scheme at (address supplied).

 

The proposed disposal was CONSIDERED.

 

It was proposed by Councillor J. O’Leary, seconded by Councillor A. Colgan and RESOLVED:

 

“That the Council agree that the disposal of Fee Simple interest as set out in the attached schedule be carried out in accordance with the terms specified in the foregoing report.”

 

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Proposed Disposal Properties

Proposed disposal of Fee Simple Interest to the Lessee who purchased under Tenant Purchase Scheme at (address supplied).

 

The proposed disposal was CONSIDERED.

 

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

 

“That the Council agree that the disposal of Fee Simple interest as set out in the attached schedule be carried out in accordance with the terms specified in the foregoing report.”

 

 

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Proposed Disposal Properties

Proposed disposal of Fee Simple Interest to the Lessee who purchased under Tenant Purchase Scheme at (address supplied).

 

The proposed disposal was CONSIDERED.

 

It was proposed by Councillor L. McCarthy, seconded by Councillor D. Fhloinn and RESOLVED:

 

“That the Council agree that the disposal of Fee Simple interest as set out in the attached schedule be carried out in accordance with the terms specified in the foregoing report.”

 

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Standing Orders pdf icon PDF 170 KB

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It was AGREED to DEFER Item 5 Standing Orders until the March Meeting of the Council.

 

C/80

Blackrock Local Area Plan - Five Year Time Extension to March 2025 pdf icon PDF 233 KB

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Mr. D. Irvine, Senior Planner, Planning Department presented a report on the Five Year Extension to the Blackrock Local Area Plan.

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

A discussion took place, during which Mr. D. Irvine, Senior Planner, Planning Department responded to Members queries.

 

It was proposed by Councillor M. Hanafin, seconded by Councillor M. Baker and RESLOVED:

“To extend the life, by a further five years (i.e. up to March 2025), of the Blackrock Local Area Plan (2015) in accordance with the provisions of Section 19 of the Planning & Development Act, 2000, (as amended) which provides for the extension of the valid life of a Local Area Plan (LAP). The extension of the LAP is sought in order to provide Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, and all other relenvant stakeholders, further time and opportunity to realise the strategic objectives of the LAP which, in light of the improving financial climate and economic sentiment, is both opportune and in accordance with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area.”

 

C/81

Cathaoirleach's Business: Councillor S. Brennan

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

C/82

Report indicating the Programme of Capital Projects proposed 2020 - 2022 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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It was AGREED to DEFER Item 8 Report indicating the Programme of Capital Projects proposed 2020 – 2022 until the March Meeting of the Council.

 

C/83

Monthly Management Report January 2020 pdf icon PDF 855 KB

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The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED and NOTED.

 

C/84

Ministerial/Departmental Correspondence pdf icon PDF 63 KB

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(A)       Ministerial Correspondence Received

 

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

 

a)   Email received on behalf of the Minister for Health responding to our letter

          regarding the Nursing Homes Support Scheme.

 

b)    LG 01/2020 Disqualification from Local Authority Membership.

 

 

 

(B)       Ministerial 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 to the Minister for Housing, Planning & Local Government regarding

the financial burden falling on this Council arising from the taking in charge

of Dún Laoghaire Harbour.

 

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Other Correspondence pdf icon PDF 37 KB

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(a)        Other Correspondence Received

 

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

 

a) Letter received from the TII dated 22 January 2020 responding to our

query regarding particulate matter and sulphur dioxide along the M50.

 

b) Letter received from Roscommon County Council dated 28 January 2020

regarding Personal Assistance Services.

 

c) Letter received from Galway County Council dated 30 January 2020

supporting the provision of Personal Assistance Services to be legislated for

as a right for people living with disabilities.

 

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Drinking Fountains for Dogs pdf icon PDF 161 KB

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It was proposed by Councillor C. Smyth, seconded by Councillor L. McCarthy;

 

“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.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

A discussion took place.

 

The Motion was AGREED.

 

C/87

Community Centres pdf icon PDF 176 KB

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It was AGREED to RE-ENTER the following motion in the name of 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.”

 

C/88

Retrofitting Council Housing Stock pdf icon PDF 190 KB

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It was AGREED to RE-ENTER the following motion in the name of 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.”

C/89

Glenalbyn Swimming Pool pdf icon PDF 162 KB

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It was AGREED to RE-ENTER the following motion in the name of 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.”

C/90

Rebuilding Ireland pdf icon PDF 161 KB

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It was AGREED to RE-ENTER the following motion in the name of 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.”

C/91

Motion Management System pdf icon PDF 160 KB

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It was proposed by Councillor A. Colgan, seconded by Councillor L. McCarthy;

 

“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.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

A discussion took place during which Mary T Daly, Director of Corporate Affairs responded to members queries.

 

The Motion was AGREED.

 

C/92

Defibrillators pdf icon PDF 160 KB

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It was proposed by Councillor L. McCarthy, seconded by Councillor P. O’Brien;

 

“That this Council agrees to install defibrillators in our public parks.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

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

 

It was AGREED to collaborate with the Community Department to access funding in relation to broadening the installation of defibrillators with Community and Sports Groups.

 

Amendment to Motion

 

It was proposed L. McCarthy, seconded by Councillor P. O’Brien that the motion be amended to:

 

“That this Council agrees to install defibrillators in our public areas and parks where possible.”

 

The Amended Motion was AGREED.

 

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Mount Anville Depot pdf icon PDF 164 KB

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It was proposed by Councillor D. Dunne, seconded by C. Smyth;

 

“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.”

 

A discussion took place during which Mr. Michael Mangan Acting Director of Infrastructure and Climate Change and Ms. Philomena Poole Chief Executive Officer responded to members queries.

 

It was AGREED to bring a report on draft proposals and future plans for a number of the Council’s key assets including the Mount Anville site, to the Members for their consideration for the April County Council Meeting.

 

The report of the Chief Executive was AGREED.

C/94

Draft Bye-Law for Single Use Plastics pdf icon PDF 196 KB

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It was proposed by Councillor B. Ward, seconded by Councillor J. Gildea;

 

“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.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

A discussion took place during which Mr. Michael Mangan Acting Director of Infrastructure and Climate Change responded to Members queries.

 

The Motion was AGREED.

 

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Memorials - Women pdf icon PDF 163 KB

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It was AGREED to RE-ENTER the following motion in the name of 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.”

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Domestic Violence Refuge pdf icon PDF 174 KB

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It was AGREED to RE-ENTER the following motion in the name of Councillor D. Donnelly;

 

“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.”

C/97

Withdrawal of Child Support Services pdf icon PDF 164 KB

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The following motion was proposed by Councillor D. O’Callaghan, seconded by Councillor P. O’Brien;

 

“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.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

A discussion took place.

 

The Motion was AGREED.

 

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Full Postal Address Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 166 KB

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It was proposed Councillor J. Gildea, seconded by Councillor J. Kennedy;

 

“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.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

A discussion took place during which Ms. Mary Henchy Director of Planning responded to Members queries.

 

It was AGREED to write to the Minister of Housing, Planning and Local Government to request an update to the Planning and Development Regulations.

 

The report of the Chief Executive was AGREED.

 

C/99

Beatyard Festival pdf icon PDF 313 KB

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It was proposed by Councillor J. O’Connell, Seconded by Councillor P. O’Brien;

 

“That this Council agrees to continue the 'Beatyard Festival' in addition to the

'Shakespearean Rose Theatre' events in the harbour venue.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The report of the Chief Executive was AGREED.

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Local Property Tax pdf icon PDF 162 KB

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The following motion was proposed by Councillor K. Kennedy, seconded by Councillor M. Baker:

 

"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."

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

A discussion took place.

 

The Motion was AGREED.

 

 

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Citizenship Ceremonies pdf icon PDF 85 KB

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The following motion in the name of former Councillor C. Devlin FALLS;

 

“That this Council writes to the Minister for Justice & Equality to request and advise that Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council wishes to host all future Citizenship Ceremonies in conjunction with the Department, for any resident of this County who is due to receive their Irish citizenship?”

 

 

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Tree Preservation Order pdf icon PDF 165 KB

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It was proposed by Councillor C. Smyth, Seconded by Councillor P. O’Brien;  

 

“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.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

A discussion took place during which Ms. Mary Henchy Director of Planning responded to Members queries.

 

The report of the Chief Executive was AGREED.

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Israel pdf icon PDF 158 KB

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It was AGREED to RE-ENTER the following motion in the name of Councillor H Lewis.

 

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

 

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Secondary Schools pdf icon PDF 160 KB

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It was AGREED to RE-ENTER the following motion in the name of 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.”

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Planning Permissions pdf icon PDF 165 KB

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It was proposed by Councillor L. McCarthy, seconded by Councillor P. O’Brien;

 

“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?”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

A discussion took place during which Ms. Mary Henchy Director of Planning responded to Members queries.

 

Amendment to Motion

 

It was proposed L. McCarthy, seconded by Councillor P. O’Brien that the motion be amended to:

 

“That this Council can guarantee our public that all granted planning permissions will contain a condition that the applicant 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?”

 

It was AGREED to write to the Minister of Housing, Planning and Local Government to request an update to the Building Control Regulations.

 

The report of Chief Executive was AGREED. 

 

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Discretion to Clamp Resident Parking Offenders pdf icon PDF 168 KB

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It was proposed by Councillor A. Colgan and Councillor P. O’Brien, seconded by Councillor L. McCarthy;

 

“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.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

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

 

It was AGREED to give a breakdown of the categories of parking related fines issued in the Monthly Management report.

 

The report of the Chief Executive was AGREED.

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Multicultural Festival pdf icon PDF 93 KB

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It was AGREED to RE-ENTER the following motion in the name of Councillor M. Halpin.

 

“That this Council acknowledges the benefits that came from the Festival of World Cultures and agrees to bring a report to the next Council meeting on the re-establishment of an annual Multicultural Festival.”

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St Joseph's Day Care Centre pdf icon PDF 164 KB

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The following motion was proposed by Councillor D. O’Callaghan, seconded by Councillor L. McCarthy;

 

“That this Council expresses concern at the shortfall in funding by the H.S.E to St Joseph’s Day Care Centre Shankill to continue providing 120 day care places and two respite beds each week as part of their Dementia Services provision and agrees to write to the HSE to ensure that the shortfall is made good in any new Service Level Agreement with St Josephs.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

A discussion took place.

 

The Motion was AGREED.

 

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Installations of Moss along the M50 pdf icon PDF 165 KB

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The following motion was proposed by Councillor J. Kennedy, seconded by Councillor M. Baker;

 

"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.

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

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

 

The Motion was AGREED.

 

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Laneway Maintenance Schedule pdf icon PDF 167 KB

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The following motion in the name of former Councillor C. Devlin FALLS;

 

“That the Chief Executive publish the Laneway Maintenance Schedule on the Council website and state how frequently each one will be covered?”

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Change in Order of Agenda

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It was AGREED to take Item 38 at this time. 

 

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Climate Actions Working Group pdf icon PDF 167 KB

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It was proposed by Councillors C. Smyth, D. Kingston, L. McCarthy, D. O’Callaghan, J. O’Connell and P. O’Brien;

 

“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.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The report of the Chief Executive was AGREED.

 

 

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Homelessness pdf icon PDF 171 KB

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It was AGREED to RE-ENTER the following motion in the name of 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.”

 

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Living over the Shop Scheme. pdf icon PDF 168 KB

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It was AGREED to RE-ENTER the following motion in the name of Councillor H. Lewis;

 

“That this Council discusses the Living Over the Shop Scheme.”

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UN Safe Cities Programme pdf icon PDF 163 KB

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The following motion was proposed by Councillor A. Colgan, seconded by Councillor L. McCarthy;

 

“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.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

A discussion took place.

 

The Motion was AGREED.

 

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Invitation to Repak pdf icon PDF 162 KB

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The following motion in the name of former Councillor C. Devlin FALLS;

 

“That this Council agrees to invite REPAK to a future Council meeting, to ask them to make a presentation on their work over the next 3 years and to specifically deal with the repeated calls for Ireland to introduce a Deposit Refund Scheme?”

 

C/117

Change in Order of Agenda

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It was AGREED to take Item 37 at this time.

 

C/118

Park Closures due to Met Éireann Weather Warning pdf icon PDF 196 KB

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It was proposed by Councillor B. Ward, seconded by Councillor L. McCarthy;

 

"That this Council adopts a policy whereby a weather warning alone from Met Éireann does not result in the automatic closure of parks or amenities in the County, but entrusts the decision on whether or not amenities need to be closed, to the Chief Executive or another officer of the Council to whom she delegates that function, and suggests that, in making such a decision, consideration be given to whether or not such closure is actually necessary for public safety and the importance of the continuity of provision of services and amenities to the citizens of this County."

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED 

 

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

 

It was AGREED to review the current policy with a view to closing only those Parks where there is a large population of mature trees, and where a definite wind threshold has been breached and bring a report the April County Council Meeting.

 

The report of the Chief Executive was AGREED.

C/119

Re-entering of Items

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It was AGREED to Re-enter Items 5, 8, 12-16, 21-22, 29-30, 33, 39 and 40.

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Conclusion of Meeting

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The meeting concluded at 8.09 pm