{meta} Agenda for North Central Area Committee on Monday 20th January, 2020, 2.00 pm

Agenda and minutes

Venue: Conference Room - Northside Civic Centre. View directions

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of the North Central Area Committee Meeting 9th December, 2019. pdf icon PDF 532 KB

(Report herewith)

Minutes:

Order: Agreed.

2.

Questions to the Area Manager pdf icon PDF 243 KB

(Report herewith)

Minutes:

Order: Agreed.

3.

Area Matters

3a

Neighbourhood Transport Scheme

Andrew Geoghegan (Power point)

Minutes:

Order: Presentation noted.

3b

Mapping Exercise North Central Area

(Presentation to follow)

Minutes:

Order:  Presentation Noted.

3c

Santry Planning Update

Brian Keaney (Power point)

Minutes:

Order: Noted.  Presentation to be circulated to Committee. The North Central Area Committee have noted the need for the prioritisation of a Local Area Plan for the Santry Area.

3d

Pre Part 8 Report to initiate a Part 8 planning application for Fairview Park Tearooms pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Bernard Brady (Report herewith)

Minutes:

Order: Deferred to the February North Central Area Committee.

3e

Clongriffin Update

Vanessa Carey (Verbal Update)

Minutes:

Order:   Vanessa Carey gave an update on potential employment and will update the Committee going forward.

3f

Proposed Disposal of the Council's fee simple interest in a site at Harmonstown Road, Dublin 5. pdf icon PDF 266 KB

(Report herewith)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Order: Agreed.

3g

Proposed Disposal of apartment in New Priory, Hole in the Wall Road, Dublin 13.

(Report herewith)

Minutes:

Order: Agreed.

3h

Proposed Grant of a 10 year licence for All Weather Pitch at Greendale Road, Kilbarrack, Dublin 5. pdf icon PDF 223 KB

(Report herewith)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Order: Agreed.

3i

Naming and numbering Prosposal for laneway located at 1 - 59 Howth Road, Charlemont Lane, Clontarf, Dublin 3. pdf icon PDF 111 KB

(Report herewith)

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Order: Agreed.

3j

Housing Supply Report pdf icon PDF 589 KB

(Report herewith)

Minutes:

Order: Noted.

3k

Sports and Wellbeing Partnership Report pdf icon PDF 479 KB

(Report herewith)

Minutes:

Order: Noted.

4.

Roads and Streets Matters

4a

Minutes of TAG meeting held on 17th December 2019 pdf icon PDF 60 KB

(Report herewith)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Order: Noted.  Cllr Donna Cooney would like to be informed what Department is responsible for cutting down greenery and foliage from Blackbanks down to Kilbarrack Road and up to St. Anne’s Park.

5.

Items for following Meeting

Minutes:

Fairview Park Tearooms

Public Domain Darndale Spine Site

Update on Santry February/March

6.

Motions

6a

Motion in the name of Councillor Larry O'Toole

That this Area Committee to agree that a ‘Schools Street’ initiative be considered on a trial basis at selected schools in the North East area.

 

Minutes:

That this Area Committee to agree that a ‘Schools Street’ initiative be considered on a trial basis at selected schools in the North East area.

 

Reply:

 

An internal focus group, consisting of personnel from Road Safety, Sustainable Mobility & Projects Infrastructure and Communication & Promotion and the Transport Advisory Group, has been established to explore options in creating safer routes to school.  The implementation of future measures is reliant on community buy-in for their success.  All options chosen for trial and/or implementation will include a strong engagement strategy to maximise support at local level.

 

The Sustainable Mobility & Projects Division will be engaging with local area committees in January and February 2020 to identify the key mobility issues in our communities and invite suggestions and ideas on potential solutions. This will be followed by workshops with the wider community. The outcome of this process will be a strategic citywide Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan with a complete suite of measures that will be implemented during the lifetime of the policy document.  It will include a comprehensive list of key performance indicators.

 

Coilín O’Reilly

Director of Services

North City

 

Contact:           Antonia Martin, Communication & Promotion Officer

Tel:                  222 6273

Email:              antonia.martin@dublincity.ie  

 

 

Order:  Councillors to identify schools that maybe suitable at February North Central Area Committee meeting.

6b

Motion in the name of Councillor Mary Fitzpatrick

That the footpaths along both sides of Seafield Road East be reviewed and any necessary repairs listed and provision for repair of same be carried out this year in order to safely accommodate as far as possible, vulnerable pedestrian users of same and if a statement can be made on the matter.

 

Minutes:

That the footpaths along both sides of Seafield Road East be reviewed and any necessary repairs listed and provision for repair of same be carried out this year in order to safely accommodate as far as possible, vulnerable pedestrian users of same and if a statement can be made on the matter.

 

Reply:

 

Road Maintenance Services has made a provision for Seafield Road in our annual works program. It is our intention to begin at Seafield Road West at Castle Road and progress repairs towards Seafield Road East.

 

If there is insufficient funding to complete repairs on Seafield Road East, this will be considered for inclusion in our 2021 works program.

 

Coilín O’Reilly

Director of Services

North City

 

Contact:           Shane Satell, Executive Engineer, Road Maintenance Services

Tel:                  2222297

Email:              shane.satell@dublincity.ie

 

 

Order:  Report to Councillor.

6c

Motion in the name of Councillor Catherine Stocker

That this area committee asks the council management to arrange to prune back the trees on the southern side of Skelly’s lane to make the area safer for pedestrians during the Winter months.

 

Minutes:

That this area committee asks the council management to arrange to prune back the trees on the southern side of Skelly’s lane to make the area safer for pedestrians during the Winter months.

 

Reply:

 

A commitment has been given that the trees will be inspected with a view to arranging crownlifting and the removal of suckers to improve views beneath the trees where appropriate.  This work will be carried out as part of the tree care programme for 2020.

 

Coilín O’Reilly

Director of Services

North City

 

Contact:           Fergus O’Carroll, Senior Executive Parks Superintendent - 2226625

Email:              parks@dublincity.ie

 

 

Order: Report to Councillor.

6d

Motion in the name of Councillor Deirdre Heney

That a detailed report be given on the reasons why the Casino in Marino was closed for two years and say how matters currently stand in relation to public access to same.

Minutes:

That a detailed report be given on the reasons why the Casino in Marino was closed for two years and say how matters currently stand in relation to public access to same.

 

Reply:

 

The Casino is operated and managed by the Office of Public Works.

 

If this motion is agreed a letter can be sent to the OPW requesting this information.

 

Coilín O’Reilly

Director of Services

North City

 

Order:  Report to Councillor

6e

Motion in the name of Councillor Deirdre Heney

That the manager give a detailed report on the possibility of the provision of a dedicated running track in St. Anne’s Park.

 

 

Minutes:

That the manager give a detailed report on the possibility of the provision of a dedicated running track in St. Anne’s Park.

 

Reply:

 

This issue has been examined on a couple of occasions on foot of requests from a local athletics club.  The dedicated running track sought by the club is a very large facility at approximately 200X100m which unfortunately would not fit within the park without the removal of 2 to 3 football pitches and/or an historic treeline.  At present the existing football pitches in the park are over-subscribed by local clubs of all codes and there is no alternative location to accommodate the displaced football.  The athletics club further advised that the facility would have to be fenced off from the rest of the Park which would not be in keeping with the preservation of the historic Demesne Landscape.

 

Coilín O’Reilly

Director of Services

North City

 

Contact:           Fergus O’Carroll, Senior Executive Parks Superintendent - 2226625

Email:              parks@dublincity.ie

 

Order: Report to Councillor.

6f

Motion in the name of Councillor Donna Cooney

Could water fountains be placed on Dollymount beach, on the causeway and on the bull wall and along the Clontarf promenade at the exercise equipment and in Fairview park in a phased basis, to reduce plastic bottle waste.

 

Minutes:

Could water fountains be placed on Dollymount beach, on the causeway and on the bull wall and along the Clontarf promenade at the exercise equipment and in Fairview park in a phased basis, to reduce plastic bottle waste.

 

Reply:

 

Two water bottle filling stations have only been recently installed in St. Anne’s Park on a trial basis.  If this trial is successful it is fully intended in the future to roll out further bottle filling stations at other parks locations but this will very much depend on the availability of a metered and potable source of water.

 

Coilín O’Reilly

Director of Services

North City

 

Contact:           Fergus O’Carroll, Senior Executive Parks Superintendent - 2226625

Email:              parks@dublincity.ie

 

 

Order: Report to Councillor.

6g

Motion in the name of Councillor Donna Cooney

Could area planters have pollinator planting rather then just bedding plants and could be have      wooden signage to explain.

 

 

Minutes:

Could area planters have pollinator planting rather then just bedding plants and could be have wooden signage to explain.

 

Reply:

 

The Public Domain Officer has arranged a meeting with PACE who supply and plant up the new planters that are supplied to residents groups around the North Central area.  The question to have pollinator plants placed in the new planters as they go to the Groups will be             raised at this meeting.

 

The planters that are currently around the North Central area are maintained and planted by the Groups as part of the agreement of receiving the planters in the first place. It would be up to the groups to place pollinator plants in the planters as they plant up and Public Domain would be happy to advise groups of this over any meetings we would have with them.

This would remove the need for any more signage on the planters.

 

Coilín O’Reilly

Director of Services

North City

 

Contact:           Richard Cleary, Public Domain Officer – 2228866.

Email:              Richard.cleary@dublincity.ie

 

 

Order: Report to Councillor.

6h

Motion in the name of Councillor Donna Cooney

Could the issue of illegal dumping and cleansing concerns be addressed at Churchgate venue off Vernon Avenue Clontarf Dublin 3.

 

 

Minutes:

Could the issue of illegal dumping and cleansing concerns be addressed at Churchgate Avenue off Vernon Avenue Clontarf Dublin 3.

 

Reply:

 

Waste Management Services cleaned Churchgate Avenue and removed any dumped rubbish from there on the 10th January 2020. We will monitor litter levels at this location.

 

Coilín O’Reilly

Director of Services

North City

 

Contact:           Mick Boyle, Senior Staff Officer, Waste Management Services.

Tel:      222 4240.

Email:  mick.boyle@dublincity.ie

 

 

Order: Report to Councillor.

7.

Deferred Motion 6 Councillor Jane Horgan Jones

 

 

 

Motion 6 D November meeting Item 7 December meeting.

 

Motion in the name of Councillor Jane Horgan Jones

 

That this area committee requests that the Traffic Advisory Group would evaluate the feasibility of pedestrianising the commercial section of Vernon Avenue and in particular that they would commit to running this on a trial basis for one weekend day to evaluate impact. 

 

Reply:

 

Eoin Corrigan, A/ Senior Executive Engineer, Traffic advisory Group will contact the Councillor to discuss the above request further, with a view to evaluation of its feasibility and the potential implementation of a trial.

 

Coilín O’Reilly

Director of Services – North City

 

Contact:           Eoin Corrigan, A/Senior Executive Engineer – 2226454

Email:              eoin.corrigan@dublincity.ie

 

 

 

Minutes:

Deferred Motion 6 Councillor Jane Horgan Jones

 

 

 

Motion 6 D November meeting Item 7 December meeting.

 

Motion in the name of Councillor Jane Horgan Jones

 

That this area committee requests that the Traffic Advisory Group would evaluate the feasibility of pedestrianising the commercial section of Vernon Avenue and in particular that they would commit to running this on a trial basis for one weekend day to evaluate impact. 

 

Reply:

 

Eoin Corrigan, A/ Senior Executive Engineer, Traffic advisory Group will contact the Councillor to discuss the above request further, with a view to evaluation of its feasibility and the potential implementation of a trial.

 

Coilín O’Reilly

Director of Services – North City

 

Contact:           Eoin Corrigan, A/Senior Executive Engineer – 2226454

Email:              eoin.corrigan@dublincity.ie

 

 

 

Order:  In the absence of Cllr. JaneHorgan-Jones Motion Fell.