{meta} Agenda for Monthly Council Meeting on Monday 5th July, 2021, 6.15 pm

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No. Item

1.

Lord Mayor's Business

Minutes:

The Lord Mayor opened the meeting by thanking the Councillors for their support and best wishes in her new role.

 

She informed Members that she had met with the Minister for Housing on 23rd June to discuss the proposals for the redevelopment of Oscar Traynor Road. This was followed up with a meeting of the Oscar Traynor Road cross-party group. The Lord Mayor gave a commitment that she would use her tenure in office to ensure the realisation of this scheme. 

 

The Lord Mayor announced that SIPTU-FORSA-Connect would be holding a Zoom presentation for all Councillors on the “More Power to You’ campaign, which would take place on Tuesday 13th July at 12.30pm. The campaign is aimed at reclaiming the role of Local Authorities and local democracy.

 

The Lord Mayor informed Members that she discussed how she intended to conduct the meeting business with Group Leaders. Twenty minutes would be allocated to the debate on the Housing Supply report and also to the Covid Mobility report. Once the Members contributions has been completed the Manager would be called to give his response.

 

Motions on notice would be dealt with at 8.30pm. The debate would last for a maximum of twenty minutes followed by the mangers response. The motion if not unanimously agreed would then be put to a vote. The same approach would be taken with Emergency Motions. Only Emergency Motions that complied with the criteria set out in standing orders would be accepted for debate.

 

The Lord Mayor reminded Members of the Code of Conduct and that there was no Dail Privilege in a Council meeting.

 

Recorded Vote
TitleTypeRecorded Vote textResult
Topical Issue -"PPS - No Prosecution Soldiers F & B" Ad-Hoc Carried
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  • 2.

    Ceisteanna fé Bhuan Ordú Úimhir 18 pdf icon PDF 445 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    It was moved by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Joe Costello that Dublin City Council approves the Dublin Chief Executive answering the questions lodged. The motion having been put and carried, written answers to the 121 questions lodged for the City Council meeting were issued. The Questions and Answers are set out in Appendix A to these minutes.

    3.

    Correspondence was received from the following Local Authorities; pdf icon PDF 125 KB

    ·         Fermanagh & Omagh District Council

    ·         Claire County Council

    ·         Meath County Council

    ·         Waterford City & County Council

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    It was moved by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Joe Costello that that Dublin City Council notes the contents of all correspondence listed. The motion was put and carried.

    4.

    To confirm the minutes of the City Council Meeting held on 14th June 2021. pdf icon PDF 2 MB

    Minutes:

    The minutes of the monthly City Council Meeting held on the 14th June 2021 having been printed, certified by the Meetings Administrator, circulated to the Members and taken as read, were signed by the Lord Mayor.

    5.

    To fill vacancies on the following committees and outside bodies:

    5(a)

    One vacancy on the Board of the National Maternity Hospital following the resignation of Cllr. Patricia Roe.

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Councillor Tara Deacy and seconded by Councillor Dermot Lacey that Councillor Cat O’Driscoll be appointed to the Board of the National Maternity Hospital. The motion was put and carried.

    5(b)

    One nomination for consideration to the Board of the Grangegorman Development Agency following the expiration of the term of office of Councillor Janice Boylan. pdf icon PDF 250 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Councillor Dermot Lacey and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Deputy Lord Mayor Joe Costello be appointed as Dublin City Council’s nominee to the Board of the Grangegorman Development Agency.

     

    It was proposed by Councillor Colm O’Rourke and seconded by Councillor Janice Boylan that Deputy Councillor Ray McAdam be appointed as Dublin City Council’s nominee to the Board of the Grangegorman Development Agency.

     

    The nomination was put to a roll call vote and Deputy Lord Mayor Joe Costello was duly appointed as Dublin City Councils nominee to the Board of the Grangegorman Development Agency. Full details of the vote can be found in Appendix B to these minutes.

     

    6.

    Report No. 165/2021 of the Chief Executive (O. Keegan) - Annual Report and Accounts 2020. pdf icon PDF 3 MB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and second by Deputy Lord Mayor Joe Costello that Dublin City Council adopts Report No. 165/2021 and approves the Annual Report and Accounts 2020 as outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

    7.

    Report No. 211/2021 of the Head of Finance (K. Quinn) - Meeting to consider the Local Property Tax (LPT) Local Adjustment Factor in respect of the financial year 2022. pdf icon PDF 39 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and second by Deputy Lord Mayor Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 211/2021. The motion was put and carried.

    8.

    Report No. 190/2021 of the Chief Executive (O. Keegan), in compliance with Section 138 of the Local Government Act 2001 informing the Council of works which are about to commence and in compliance with the Planning and Development Regulations 2001, Part 8: Proposed demolition of the two existing housing blocks, the existing single storey community facility building and the boundary wall that fronts Glin Grove. pdf icon PDF 3 MB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 190/2021 and hereby approves the proposals set out therein. The motion was put and carried.

    9.

    Disposal of Fee Simple and Freehold Interest:

    9(a)

    Report No. 199/2021 of the Executive Manager (D. O'Connor) - With reference to the disposal of the Fee Simple Interest under the Landlord and Tenant (Ground Rents) (No. 2) Act, 1978 in 13 premises.

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 199/2021 and hereby approves the proposals set out therein. The motion was put and carried.

    9(b)

    Report No. 210/2021 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed disposal Fee Simple Interest in 35 Upper Abbey Street (part of) to Abbey Cottages Limited. pdf icon PDF 254 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 210/2021 and hereby approves the proposals set out therein. The motion was put and carried.

    10.

    Disposal of Property:

    10(a)

    Report No. 206/2021 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed disposal of a leasehold interest in the plot to the rear of No 6 Prospect Terrace, Old Kilmainham, Dublin 8.

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 206/2021 and hereby approves the proposals set out therein. The motion was put and carried.

    10(b)

    Report No. 207/2021 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With further reference to the proposed disposal of plots to the rear of Nos. 11-17 Gortmore Drive, Finglas, Dublin 11.

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 207/2021 and hereby approves the proposals set out therein. The motion was put and carried.

    10(c)

    Report No. 208/2021 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed disposal of a plot to the rear of No. 12 Croydon Green, Marino, Dublin 3.

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 208/2021 and hereby approves the proposals set out therein. The motion was put and carried.

    10(d)

    Report No. 209/2021 of the Assistant Chief Executive (R. Shakespeare) - With reference to the disposal of 28 Abbey Street & 109 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1. pdf icon PDF 2 MB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 209/2021 and hereby approves the proposals set out therein. The motion was put to a vote and was carried. Full details of the vote can be found in Appendix C to these minutes.

    Recorded Vote
    TitleTypeRecorded Vote textResult
    To vote in Favour of the disposal of Abbey Street / Marlborough Street Ad-Hoc Carried
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  • 11.

    Granting of Licenses and Leases:

    11(a)

    Report No. 200/2021 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed grant of a further lease at 12 Summerhill Parade, Dublin 1. pdf icon PDF 201 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 200/2021 and hereby approves the proposals set out therein. The motion was put and carried.

    11(b)

    Report No. 201/2021 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed grant of a further licence of Unit 1 Killarney Court, Buckingham Street Upper, Dublin 1. pdf icon PDF 292 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 201/2021 and hereby approves the proposals set out therein. The motion was put and carried.

    11(c)

    Report No. 202/2021 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed grant of a licence for a plot of ground adjacent to 1 Strand Terrace, Milltown, Dublin 6. pdf icon PDF 233 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 202/2021 and hereby approves the proposals set out therein. The motion was put and carried.

    11(d)

    Report No. 203/2021 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed grant of a further licence of part of the premises at 1-4 Portland Square, Dublin 1. pdf icon PDF 719 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 203/2021 and hereby approves the proposals set out therein. The motion was put and carried.

    11(e)

    Report No. 204/2021 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed grant of a further licence of part of the premises at 1-4 Portland Square, Dublin 1 Cavan Centre Ltd. pdf icon PDF 626 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 204/2021 and hereby approves the proposals set out therein. The motion was put and carried.

    12.

    Record of Protected Structures:

    12(a)

    Report No. 213/2021 of the Assistant Chief Executive (R. Shakespeare) - Addition of Former Player Wills Factory, Nos. 276-288 South Circular Road, Dublin 8 to the Record of Protected Structures in accordance with Section 54 and 55 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000 (as amended). pdf icon PDF 1 MB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 213/2021 and approves the addition of the former Player Wills Factory, Nos. 276-288 South Circular Road, Dublin 8, to the Record of Protected Structures in accordance with Section 54 and 55 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000 as amended. The motion was put and carried.

    12(b)

    Report No. 214/2021 of the Assistant Chief Executive (R. Shakespeare) - Addition of 134 Thomas Street, Dublin 8 to the Record of Protected Structures in accordance with Section 54 and 55 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000 (as amended). pdf icon PDF 1 MB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 214/2021 and approves the addition of 134 Thomas Street, Dublin 8, to the Record of Protected Structures in accordance with Section 54 and 55 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000 as amended. The motion was put and carried.

    13.

    Report No. 212/2021 of the A/Director of Services (K. Mitchell) - With reference to the proposed Extinguishment of the public right of way over a laneway at 17-32 Castilla Park, Clontarf, Dublin 3. pdf icon PDF 434 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Joe Costello that we, the Lord Mayor and Members of Dublin City Council, being the Roads Authority for the City of Dublin and being of the opinion that the Public Right of Way over the laneway at 17-32 Castilla Park, Clontarf, Dublin 3 as shown on the attached Drawing RM 36357A is no longer required for public use, extinguish the public right of way in accordance with Section 73 of the Roads Act 1993. The motion was put and carried.

    14.

    Report No. 197/2021 of the Chief Executive (O. Keegan) - Revision No. 2 of the Dublin City Council Strategic Policy Committees Scheme 2019 - 2024. pdf icon PDF 725 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Joe Costello  that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 197/2021 and

    hereby approves the contents therein. The motion was put and carried.

    15.

    Social Housing Supply and Delivery Reports:

    15(a)

    Report No. 181/2021 of the Assistant Chief Executive (B. Kenny) - Dublin City Council Housing Delivery Report - June 2021. pdf icon PDF 582 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and second by Deputy Lord Mayor Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 181/2021. The motion was put and carried.

    15(b)

    Report No. 205/2021 of the Assistant Chief Executive (B. Kenny) - Dublin City Council Housing Delivery Report - July 2021. pdf icon PDF 579 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and second by Deputy Lord Mayor Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 205/2021. The motion was put and carried.

     

    Following a request from Cllr. Lacey which was supported by the Members, the Lord Mayor agreed to write to the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage asking him to deliver on the commitment his predecessor gave to provide 900 social and affordable homes at the Glass Bottle site in Poolbeg

     

    16.

    Covid Mobility Measures and Major Walking and Cycling Projects Reports:

    16(a)

    Report No. 168/2021 of the Assistant Chief Executive & City Engineer (J. Flanagan) - Covid Mobility Measures and Major Walking and Cycling Projects June 2021 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and second by Deputy Lord Mayor Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 168/2021. The motion was put and carried.

     

    16(b)

    Report No. 194/2021 of the Assistant Chief Executive & City Engineer (J. Flanagan) - Covid Mobility Measures and Major Walking and Cycling Projects July 2021. pdf icon PDF 1 MB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and second by Deputy Lord Mayor Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 194/2021. The motion was put and carried.

     

    17.

    Report No. 215/2021 of the Executive Manager (L. Bergin) - With reference to the DLA Electric Vehicle Charge Point Draft Strategy pdf icon PDF 2 MB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and second by Deputy Lord Mayor Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 215/2021. The motion was put and carried.

     

    18.

    Monthly Local Fund Statement and Reports:

    18(a)

    Report No. 164/2021 of the Head of Finance (K. Quinn) - Local Fund Statement and reports as submitted under The EU/IMF Framework June 2021. pdf icon PDF 743 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and second by Deputy Lord Mayor Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 164/2021. The motion was put and carried.

     

    18(b)

    Report No. 195/2021 of the Head of Finance (K. Quinn) - Local Fund Statement July 2021. pdf icon PDF 389 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and second by Deputy Lord Mayor Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 195/2021. The motion was put and carried.

     

    19.

    Report No. 198/2021 of the Chief Executive (O. Keegan) - Monthly Management Report. pdf icon PDF 1 MB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and second by Deputy Lord Mayor Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 198/2021. The motion was put and carried.

     

    20.

    Report No. 193/2021 of the Housing Strategic Policy Committee - Public Housing Working Group. pdf icon PDF 417 KB

    Minutes:

    At 9.29pm it was agreed to adjourn the meeting to after the Local Property Tax meeting on 19th July to give the Members an opportunity to discuss this report. 

     

    Following the resumption of the adjourned meeting the Lord Mayor provided the Members with the background to this report and confirmed that it was a position paper. Thereafter, representatives from all the political groups on the Council were invited to speak on the matter. On the conclusion of the debate it was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and second by Deputy Lord Mayor Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 193/2021. The motion was put and carried. The report would be forward to the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage for his consideration and response.

    21.

    Report No. 188/2021 of the Area Committees - Breviates of Area Committee meetings held in the month of June 2021. pdf icon PDF 269 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and second by Deputy Lord Mayor Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 188/2021. The motion was put and carried.

     

    22.

    Report No. 189/2021 of the Joint Policing Sub Committees - Breviates of Joint Policing Sub Committee meetings. pdf icon PDF 268 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and second by Deputy Lord Mayor Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 189/2021. The motion was put and carried.

     

    23.

    Report No. 196/2021 of the Economic Development and Enterprise Strategic Policy Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 20th April 2021, Councillor Claire O'Connor, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 230 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and second by Deputy Lord Mayor Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 196/2021. The motion was put and carried.

     

    24.

    Report No. 192/2021 of the Housing Strategic Policy Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 9th June 2021, Councillor Alison Gilliland, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 299 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and second by Deputy Lord Mayor Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 192/2021. The motion was put and carried.

     

    25.

    Report No. 191/2021 of the Protocol Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on 3rd June 2021, Councillor Anne Feeney, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 296 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and second by Deputy Lord Mayor Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 191/2021. The motion was put and carried.

     

    26.

    Topical Issues pdf icon PDF 78 KB

    Minutes:

    The following Topical Issue was proposed:

     

    1.)   “PPS - no prosecution Soldiers F&B”

     

    In accordance with Standing Orders the topical issue was put to a vote but failed to receive the requisite two thirds support to be debated so the issue was not taken. Full details of the vote can be found in Appendix D to these minutes.

    27.

    Motions on Notice pdf icon PDF 368 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Motion No. 1 in the name of Councillor Dermot Lacey and seconded by Councillor Daithi Doolan:

     

    “That this Council supports the proposal currently before the Oireachtas to allow Local Authorities to use CCTV in the fight against illegal dumping and reaffirms its wish to develop further the waste collection and management of same within the democratic Local Government structures as a reserved functions of Councillors.”

     

    The motion was put to a vote and was carried. Full details of the vote can be viewed in Appendix E to these minutes.

     

    Motion No. 2 in the name of Councillor Kevin Donoghue and seconded by Councillor Cieran Perry:

     

    “That this council calls on the Chief Executive to engage with the relevant trade unions for City Council staff with a view to piloting, and introducing, a four day working week.”

     

    The motion was put and carried.

    Recorded Vote
    TitleTypeRecorded Vote textResult
    Motion in the Name of Cllr Dermot Lacey Ad-Hoc Carried
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  • 28.

    Emergency Motions

    Minutes:

    No Emergency Motions were accepted for debate.