Central Area Committee May

 

Question to City Manager                                              
Meeting 10th May 2011

 

Q37      Councillor Cieran Perry

To ask the Manager to provide a full breakdown of all unoccupied housing units under the remit of Dublin Council in the Cabra area detailing the following:-

  1. The address of each unit under repair
  2. How long each unit under repair has been in Dublin City Council possession.
  3. When they are likely to be ready for letting.

 

            Reply:

This information is being compiled by the Housing Maintenance Section and a reply will issue directly to the Councillor.

 

Q38      Councillor Cieran Perry

To ask the Manager to detail any applications for financial assistance under the City Council’s Community Grants Scheme 2011 which were refused.

 

            Reply:

 

Please see attached document which details all applications that were refused.

 

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Q39      Councillor Cieran Perry

To ask the Manager to confirm the number of senior citizen bedsits which are still in use in the Cabra area.  Is it the intention of Dublin City Council to remove bedsits from usage and if so, can he outline the timescales involved?

 

            Reply:

 

The information will be compiled and sent directly to the Councillor by 20th May 2011.

 

 

Q40      Councillor Cieran Perry

To ask the Manager to provide a list of the locations, usage and ownership of all care hostels, care homes, drug and ex-offender care housing and step down facilities in Dublin Central that Dublin City Council are aware of.

 

            Reply:

A letter has been forwarded to the HSE requesting a response to the above.  A reply will issue directly to the Councillor.

 

 

Q41      Councillor Cieran Perry

To ask the Manager to provide the street cleaning schedule for St. Jarlath Road in Cabra.  Can he confirm the exact date this road was last cleaned?

 

            Reply:

 

The current street cleaning schedule for St. Jarlath Road is that it is scheduled to be cleaned every Thursday after the refuse collection had taken place there.  The Litter Management Plan is being rolled out in this area over the next few weeks.  This will mean that residential areas such as St. Jarlath Road will be scheduled to be cleaned comprehensively once every twelve weeks.  St. Jarlath Road was last cleaned on Thursday 5th May 2011.

 

Q42      Councillor Cieran Perry

To ask the Manager  to inform this Committee when the current Litter Management Plan is due for review?  Can he confirm that the Cabra area is classified as a Category C zone in the current Plan?   Can he also confirm the cleaning schedule for a Category C zone?

 

            Reply:

 

The Litter Management Plan 2008 – 2011 is due for review in the second half of this year.  The Cabra area is classified as a Category C zone in the current plan.  The cleaning schedule for a Category C zone is once every 12 weeks.

 

Q43      Councillor Cieran Perry

To ask the Manager In relation to Q46 at the Central Area Committee Meeting, 14th September 2010, can the Manager provide a detailed update on the legal proceedings against McGinley Construction in relation to the apartment complex at 55 – 58 East Road, East Wall.  Can any indication be given to the local residents when the excessive levels of on-street parking, arising from the closure of the underground car park will end?

 

            Reply:

On 5th April 2011, in the Dublin District Court, McGinley Construction Limited was convicted for failure to comply with a Fire Safety Notice pursuant to Section 20 of the Fire Services Act, 1981 (As Amended).

On 11 August, 2010, the High Court made an Order prohibiting the use of the basement for car parking until specific fire safety measures have been carried out.  This Order is currently in place as the measures specified therein have not been carried out.

With regard to the matter of excessive levels of on-street parking, the matter has been forwarded to Planning Enforcement and a reply will be forwarded to the Councillor in due course.

 

 

Q44      Councillor Cieran Perry

To ask the Manager to comment on the request for relocation from the proprietor of Campbell’s Garage at Reilly’s Bridge on the Ratoath Road?  The planned construction of a flyover will have a serious detrimental effect on his business if they remain in their current location.

 

            Reply:

As no land is being acquired from Campbell’s Garage and the garage will still have access to the public road, Dublin City Council is not in a position to relocate the garage.

An Environmental Impact Statement was prepared for Reilly’s Bridge and the proprietor has made a submission to An Bord Pleanala.  An oral hearing was held by An Bord Pleanala on Thursday 28th April 2011.  The proprietor made an oral submission at the hearing again setting out his case.

If An Bord Pleanala approves the Scheme it may set conditions with regard to Campbell’s Garage but this is entirely a matter for An Bord Pleanala.

 

Q45      Councillor Cieran Perry

To ask the Manager to confirm that there is a legal requirement for all horses to be licensed without exception.

 

            Reply:

 

The Control of Horses Act 1996 deals with the requirements governing the licensing of horses.

In general a horse licence is required for horses kept in an area designated as a Control Area as provided for by section 17 of the Control of Horses Act 1996.  Under this section the designation of control areas is a function of the local Authority.  Dublin City Council’s Control of Horses bye laws 2010 declare the entire Dublin City Council administrative area to be a Control Area for these purposes.

Section 19 of the Control of Horses Act 1996 deals with a number of exemptions from the requirement that horses be licensed.

 

Q46      Councillor Cieran Perry

To ask the Manager Noting the reply to the Motion at the Central Area Committee Meeting on the 11th May 2010, relating to “Transit House”, 5/5A East Road, East Wall, can the Manager again examine the possibility of some steps to improve the appearance of this unfinished development, as requested by local residents.

 

            Reply:

Transit House has not been identified as an ‘unfinished development’ as part of the Department of the Environment, Community & Local Government survey of developments.  However, an inspection will be carried out to determine if the City Council considers it to fall under this classification, and to identify the issues involved and any steps which could be taken to improve its appearance.

 

Q47      Councillor Cieran Perry

To ask the Manager What is the source/cause of the water flow on the Ratoath Road (northern end) adjacent to Dunsink Lane and Kilshane estate?

 

            Reply:

 

This is a matter for the North West Area and the matter has been referred to the Area Office for them to place as a motion at their next Area Committee Meeting.