{meta} Agenda for Monthly Council Meeting on Monday 4th November, 2019, 6.15 pm

Agenda and minutes

Venue: Council Chamber, City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2.. View directions

Items
No. Item

1.

Lord Mayor's Business pdf icon PDF 136 KB

Minutes:

 

The Lord Mayor opened the meeting by extending his sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues on the death of Gay Byrne, particularly to Gay’s wife Kathleen Watkins and his daughters Suzy and Crona.  As Gay Byrne was a Freeman of the City from 11th May 1999 the flags on all Civic Buildings will be flown at half-mast.  The Lord Mayor will also be opening a book of condolence at the Mansion House from 11 a.m.

 

Report from the Working Group on Remunicipalisation of the Domestic Waste Management Services in Dublin City Council:

The working group was established after a motion was passed at July's City Council meeting committing DCC to the remunicipalisation of the domestic waste collection and the establishment of a cross party working group. It also mandated the working group to report back to the November meeting. The working group met 3 times. The report was circulated to all Councillors and will be listed on the December agenda.

 

A vote was taken to suspend standing orders to deal with the following emergency motions (a copy of the vote is contained in Appendix A):

 

Emergency Motion No. 1 and 2 were taken together:

 

Emergency Motion No 1:

Dublin City Council expresses deep concern at the recent 'boil water' alert across Dublin. We welcome the publication of the EPA report on the Incident at the Leixlip Water Treatment Plant.  Irish Water & the Department of Environment must be held to account for their actions.  Dublin City Council calls on Irish Water and the Department of Environment to clarify; 

Why the March 2019 audit recommendations were not implemented?

Were the Department aware of this failure?

 

Submitted by Cllr. Daithí Doolan

 

Emergency Motion No. 2

That Dublin City Council call on Irish Water to put in place the recommendations by the EPA to address the security of safe drinking water to the people of Dublin City and the greater Dublin area, after 600,000 homes were put on a boil water notice in October due to contamination at the Leixlip water treatment plant

 

Submitted by Cllr Donna Cooney, Cllr Claire Byrne, Cllr Janet Horner, Cllr Sophie Nicoullaud, Cllr. Lawrence Hemmings

 

It was agreed that the Lord Mayor would write to Irish Water to request an urgent meeting.

 

It was agreed to take the following motion without debate:

 

Emergency Motion No. 3:

In view of the Cultural importance of the house at 15 Ushers Island - The House of the Dead  - the location of the setting of the James Joyce story The Dead - for which a Planning Application has been submitted to convert to a Hostel.

Recognizing that this is a listed building.

Acknowledging that the elected members cannot determine a Planning Application

 

Dublin City Council calls on all interested Parties, including the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage to intervene to try and save this important building for future cultural and artistic use.

 

Submitted by Cllr Dermot Lacey. This motion was agreed without debate.

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Ceisteanna fé Bhuan Ordú Úimhir 16 pdf icon PDF 281 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Christy Burke and seconded by Councillor Anthony Flynn, “That Dublin City Council approves the Dublin Chief Executive answering the questions lodged”. The motion having been put and carried, written answers to the 158 questions lodged for the City Council meeting were issued. The Questions and Answers are set out in Appendix B attached.

 

3.

Correspondence

3(a)

Letter dated 3rd October 2019 from Monaghan County Council conveying the terms of a resolution passed at their recent meeting in relation to supporting the ongoing campaign by the National Ambulance Services Representative Association in their efforts to have Trade Union representation rights advocated on their behalf through the Psychiatric Nurses Association. pdf icon PDF 211 KB

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Christy Burke and seconded by Councillor Vincent Jackson “That Dublin City Council notes the contents of this letter”. The motion was put and carried.

 

3(b)

Letter dated 11th October 2019 from Donegal County Council conveying the terms of a resolution passed at their recent meeting in relation to supporting a vote of no confidence in the Mercosur Trade Deal. pdf icon PDF 28 KB

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Christy Burke and seconded by Councillor Vincent Jackson “That Dublin City Council notes the contents of this letter”. The motion was put and carried.

 

3(c)

Letter dated 9th October 2019 from Sligo County Council conveying the terms of a resolution passed at their October meeting in relation to the request for signage to be placed at local woodland areas and forest recreation walks in order to increase awareness of Lyme Disease. pdf icon PDF 380 KB

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Christy Burke and seconded by Councillor Vincent Jackson “That Dublin City Council notes the contents of this letter”. The motion was put and carried.

 

3(d)

Letter dated 22nd October 2019 from Westmeath County Council conveying the terms of a resolution passed at their October meeting in relation to call on the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence, to establish without delay a Commission on the Future of the Defence Forces in Ireland and also to establish a Permanent and Independent Defence Forces Pay Body. pdf icon PDF 68 KB

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Christy Burke and seconded by Councillor Vincent Jackson “That Dublin City Council notes the contents of this letter”. The motion was put and carried.

 

3(e)

Letter dated 25th October 2019 from Fingal County Council conveying the terms of a resolution passed at their October meeting in relation to the "Developing and Implementing Local Migrant Integration Strategies" pdf icon PDF 256 KB

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Christy Burke and seconded by Councillor Vincent Jackson “That Dublin City Council notes the contents of this letter”. The motion was put and carried.

 

3(f)

Letter dated 7th October 2019 from Wicklow County Council conveying the terms of a resolution passed at their October meeting in relation to opposing the roll-out of unregulated 5G in the County of Wicklow based on the 'precautionary principle' pending the enactment by Dail Éireann of protective legislation. pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Christy Burke and seconded by Councillor Vincent Jackson “That Dublin City Council notes the contents of this letter”. The motion was put and carried.

 

4.

To confirm the minutes of the City Council Meeting held on 7th October 2019. pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

The minutes of the Monthly Meeting of the City Council held on the 7th  October 2019, 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 the vacancies on the following committees:

5(a)

One vacancy to be filled on the Climate Change Environment & Energy SPC. (Independent).

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Cieran Perry and seconded by Councillor Mannix Flynn “That Councillor Mannix Flynn be appointed as a member on the Climate Change Environment & Energy SPC”. The motion was put and carried

 

5(b)

One vacancy to be filled on the Economic Development and Enterprise SPC following the resignation of Cllr Sophie Nicoullaud.

Minutes:

This item was deferred to the December Council meeting.

5(c)

One vacancy to be filled on Dublin City Local Community Development Committee. (Independent)

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Cieran Perry and seconded by Councillor Noeleen Reilly “That Councillor Noeleen Reilly be appointed as a member on the Dublin City Local Community Development Committee and will be replaced by Councillor Anthony Flynn for the second half of the Council term”. The motion was put and carried

 

6.

Report No. 326/2019 of the Head of Finance (K. Quinn) - Monthly Local Fund Statement. pdf icon PDF 194 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Vincent Jackson and seconded by Councillor Séamas McGrattan “That Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 326/2019.” The motion was put and carried

 

Members requested that the Manager write to the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government in relation to funding for retrofitting of housing stock.

7.

Report No. 339/2019 of the Chief Executive (O. Keegan) - Capital Programme 2020 to 2022. pdf icon PDF 231 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Vincent Jackson and seconded by Councillor Christy Burke ‘This Council agrees to consider a report on the ‘Capital Programme 2020 to 2022’ at its December 2019 meeting.’ The motion was put and carried

 

8.

Report No. 314/2019 of the Assistant Chief Executive (R. Shakespeare) - Section 48 Development Contribution Scheme 2016-2020 - Indexation Increase. pdf icon PDF 130 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

It was proposed by Councillor Vincent Jackson and seconded by Councillor James Geoghegan That Dublin City Council hereby approve the SCSI Tender Price Indexation rate of 6.6% is applied to the industrial/commercial development levy rate under the Section 48 Development Contribution Scheme 2016-2020 with effect from the 1st January 2020”

 

The following amendment was proposed by Cllr. Janet Horner, Cllr. Caroline Conroy, Cllr Sophie Nicoullaud, Cllr. Donna Cooney, Cllr. Michael Pidgeon, Cllr Neasa Hourigan, Cllr Hazel Chu, Cllr Lawrence Hemmings and Cllr Patrick Costello “That Dublin City Council hereby approve the SCSI Tender Price Indexation Rate of 6.6% is applied to both industrial / commercial and residential development levy rate under Section 48 Development Contribution Scheme 2016-2020 with effect from 1st January 2020. The amendment was put to a vote and carried. Results of the vote are attached as Appendix C. The motion as amended was put and carried.

 

9.

Report No. 309/2019 of the Assistant Chief Executive (R. Shakespeare) - Proposed Variation to the City Development Plan 2016-2022 to incorporate the National Planning Framework (NPF) and the Regional Spatial Economic Strategy (RSES). pdf icon PDF 473 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Séamas McGrattan and seconded by Councillor Críona Ní Dhálaigh "That Dublin City Council notes Report No. 309/2019 to initiate the variation to the Dublin City Development Plan 2016 - 2022 as outlined in the report". The motion was put and carried.

10.

Report No. 311/2019 of the Assistant Chief Executive (R. Shakespeare) - Update on Industrial Lands Study and Proposed Draft Variation of Dublin City Development Plan 2016-2022. pdf icon PDF 20 MB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Declan Flanagan and seconded by Councillor Vincent Jackson that Dublin City Council notes Report No. 311/2019 to initiate the variation to the Dublin City Development Plan 2016-2022 as outlined in the report.  The motion was put and carried.

 

At 8.30 p.m. it was agreed to suspend standing orders and defer motions to deal with items on the agenda. 

11.

Report No. 337/2019 of the Assistant Chief Executive (B. Kenny) - Housing Land Initiative - O`Devaney Gardens. pdf icon PDF 717 KB

Minutes:

The Assistant Chief Executive, Brendan Kenny proposed the following amendments to Report No. 337/2019:

 

1.     Page 213 - Affordable Housing- Change, the highest price for the Affordable Purchase Homes will be € 310,000 not € 320,000.

 

2.     Page 214 - Paragraph on Land- Final sentence in bold, change Cost Rental to Affordable/Cost Rental.

 

3.     Page 215 - 7thBullet point – Change, crèche to community crèche.

 

4.     Page 215 - 8th Bullet Point – Change, delete the words ‘’will offset sunken costs…………… demolition etc.

 

5.     Page 215 - 9th Bullet point – Change, delete the words ‘market prices’.

 

6.     General: A minimum of 3 Million Euro of the 7 Million paid by the developer will be ring-fenced for investment in Community/Cultural facilities on the separate but adjacent Dublin City Council site on Infirmary Road (northern end). This particular part of the project will be prioritised by DCC.

It was proposed by Councillor Deirdre Heney and seconded by the Lord Mayor Councillor Paul McAuliffe that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report 337/2019 as amended. The motion was put and carried.

12.

Proposed disposals of property:

12(a)

Report No. 332/2019 of the Assistant Chief Executive (R. Shakespeare) - With reference to the Proposed Redevelopment of O’Devaney Gardens, Arbour Hill, Dublin 7. pdf icon PDF 644 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Assistant Chief Executive, Brendan Kenny proposed the following amendments to the report which were agreed.

 

1.     Item number 6 – Page 220: Clarification, the project involves a total of 824 homes, 56 of these homes are already being developed by Dublin City Council on the site- 30% of 824 amounts to 247 subtract 56 equals 192. The Developer is providing 192 Social Units for DCC but there will be a total of 247 Social Units on the site. At the initial stage of the project it was indicated in the procurement process that there would be a maximum of 30% Social Units on the overall site.

 

2.     Item number 13 – Page 221: Add in the following at end of sentence, however the Owners Management Company will make a joint decision with DCC on the appointment of a Management Company for the development, a condition of such appointment will be the commitment to decent employment practices. 

 

3.     Item number 18 – Page 221: Add in the following at the end of sentence, This Clause will aspire to a minimum of 20% of the workers on site to be taken from the live register (including an Apprenticeship Programme) representing opportunities for local employment.

 

It was proposed by Councillor Deirdre Heney and seconded by the Lord Mayor Councillor Paul McAuliffe That Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 332/2019 as amended and assents to the proposal outlined therein”. The motion was put to a vote and carried.  Results of this vote are contained in Appendix D.  Cllr. Christy Burke and Cllr Séamas McGrattan unintentionally failed to register their vote but wished to make it known that they would have voted against the proposal.

12(b)

Report No. 323/2019 of the Executive Manager (R. Kenny) - With reference to the disposal of the Fee Simple Interest under the Landlord and Tenant (Ground Rents) (No. 2) Act, 1978 in 21 premises. pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Vincent Jackson and seconded by Councillor Terence Flanagan that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 323/2019 and assents to the proposal outlined therein”. The motion was put and carried.

 

12(c)

Report No. 327/2019 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed disposal of a plot of land to the rear of 81 Shelmartin Avenue, Dublin 3. pdf icon PDF 246 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Vincent Jackson and seconded by Councillor Terence Flanagan that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 327/2019 and assents to the proposal outlined therein”. The motion was put and carried.

 

12(d)

Report No. 328/2019 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed grant of a further licence of the crèche facility at Pearse Memorial Park, Windmill Road, Crumlin, Dublin 12. pdf icon PDF 860 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Vincent Jackson and seconded by Councillor Terence Flanagan that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 328/2019 and assents to the proposal outlined therein”. The motion was put and carried.

 

12(e)

Report No. 329/2019 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed grant of a further licence of 80 The Coombe to Solas after School Project CLG. pdf icon PDF 303 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Vincent Jackson and seconded by Councillor Terence Flanagan that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 329/2019 and assents to the proposal outlined therein”. The motion was put and carried.

 

12(f)

Report No. 330/2019 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed grant of a lease for the premises known as Convent Lawns Community Centre, Off Kylemore Road, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10 to Teanga Beo Baile Formaid Cuideachta Faoi Theorainn Ráthaiochta CLG. pdf icon PDF 699 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Vincent Jackson and seconded by Councillor Terence Flanagan that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 330/2019 and assents to the proposal outlined therein”. The motion was put and carried.

 

12(g)

Report No. 331/2019 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed grant of a further licence of part of the premises known as the Bluebell Community & Youth Centre, Bluebell Road, Dublin 12. pdf icon PDF 315 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Vincent Jackson and seconded by Councillor Terence Flanagan that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 3312019 and assents to the proposal outlined therein”. The motion was put and carried.

 

12(h)

Report No. 333/2019 of the Assistant Chief Executive (R. Shakespeare) - With reference to the proposed disposal of apartments in New Priory, Hole in the Wall Road, Donaghmede, Dublin 13. pdf icon PDF 499 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Vincent Jackson and seconded by Councillor Terence Flanagan that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 333/2019 and assents to the proposal outlined therein”. The motion was put and carried.

 

12(bb)

Report No. 335/2019 of the Assistant Chief Executive (R. Shakespeare) - With further reference to the proposed disposal of the former Coach Houses to the rear of 14 and 15 St Stephen’s Green North, Dublin 2, to Anville Properties Ltd, Dublin 8. pdf icon PDF 310 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Vincent Jackson and seconded by Councillor Terence Flanagan that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 335/2019 and assents to the proposal outlined therein”. The motion was put and carried.

 

13.

Report No. 324/2019 of the Chief Executive (O. Keegan) - Monthly Management Report. pdf icon PDF 644 KB

Minutes:

This item was not reached on the agenda.

14.

Report No. 340/2019 of the Chief Executive (O. Keegan) - Dublin City Council Strategic Policy Committees 2019 – 2024 Sectoral and Public Participation Network Membership pdf icon PDF 521 KB

Minutes:

This item was not reached on the agenda.  Deferred to December meeting.

15.

Report No. 313/2019 of the Assistant Chief Executive (B. Kenny) - Social Housing Supply and Delivery Monthly Update Report. pdf icon PDF 463 KB

Minutes:

This item was not reached on the agenda.

16.

Report No. 334/2019 of the Central Area Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 8th October 2019 - Councillor Christy Burke, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Vincent Jackson and seconded by Councillor Anthony Flynn that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 334/2019. The motion was put and carried.

 

17.

Report No. 336/2019 of the North Central Area Committee - Breviate for the meeting held on the 21st October 2019 - Councillor Deirdre Heney, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 79 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Vincent Jackson and seconded by Councillor Anthony Flynn that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 336/2019. The motion was put and carried.

 

18.

Report No. 322/2019 of the South Central Area Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 16th October 2019 - Councillor Vincent Jackson, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Vincent Jackson and seconded by Councillor Anthony Flynn that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 322/2019. The motion was put and carried.

 

19.

Report No. 316/2019 of the South East Area Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 14th October 2019 - Councillor Dermot Lacey, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Vincent Jackson and seconded by Councillor Anthony Flynn that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 316/2019. The motion was put and carried.

 

20.

Report No. 318/2019 of the North West Area Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 15th October 2019 - Councillor Anthony Connaghan, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 156 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Vincent Jackson and seconded by Councillor Anthony Flynn that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 318/2019. The motion was put and carried.

 

21.

Report No. 317/2019 of the North West Area Joint Policing Sub Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 14th October 2019 - Councillor Keith Connolly, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Vincent Jackson and seconded by Councillor Anthony Flynn that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 317/2019. The motion was put and carried.

 

22.

Report No. 325/2019 of the Corporate Policy Group - Breviate of the meeting held on the 27th September 2019 - Lord Mayor Paul McAuliffe, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 204 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Vincent Jackson and seconded by Councillor Anthony Flynn that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 325/2019. The motion was put and carried.

 

23.

Report No. 338/2019 of the Protocol Committee - Breviate of the meeting of the meeting held on the 24th October 2019 - Councillor Deirdre Heney, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Vincent Jackson and seconded by Councillor Anthony Flynn that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 338/2019. The motion was put and carried.

 

24.

As decided by Council on the night

Minutes:

There were no topical issues proposed.

25.

Emergency Motion(s) to be taken no later than 8.30pm followed by motions 1 and 2 on the Agenda. Revert to Business on the Agenda no later than 9.pm.

Minutes:

Emergency motions were taken under Lord Mayor’s Business.

The meeting concluded at 9.30pm in accordance with Standing Orders and all items remaining on the Agenda were deferred to the next meeting of the City Council to be held on the 2nd December 2019.