Central Area Committee

 

Questions to City Manager        
        Meeting 14th May 2013

 

 

Q34      Councillor Cieran Perry

To ask the Manager (details supplied).

Details supplied:  to provide an answer to the following questions in relation to car clamping on the left hand side of North Wall Quay

  1. How many cars have been clamped at this location within the last 12 months?
  2. Will these motorists be refunded as the reply to my question Q72 at the February Central Area Committee meeting states that it is not illegal to park at this location?

 

            Reply:

  1. In the period May 2012 to May 2013, 34 vehicles have been clamped on North Wall Quay for the offence ‘Obstructing Other Traffic’, ‘Interfering with Other Traffic’ and ‘Continuous White Line’. 
  2. It is not possible to detail the precise location on North Wall Quay. 

Notwithstanding any possible ambiguity in the previous responses issued to the Councillor, I can categorically confirm it is illegal to park opposite the continuous white line at this location on North Wall Quay and any car parked there is liable to be clamped. I apologise for any misunderstanding the previous reply may have caused.  Any motorist wishing to contest the clamping of their vehicle may avail of the appeals service provided.

 

Q35      Councillor Cieran Perry

To ask the Manager (details supplied).

Details supplied:  to provide the number of cars clamped at St. Peter’s school, Phibsborough, Dublin 7 at drop off and pick up times during the day

 

            Reply:

 

In the period January 2013 to present, 4 vehicles have been clamped on St. Peters Road.  No cars have been clamped during school drop off and pick up times.

Q36      Councillor Cieran Perry

To ask the Manager (details supplied).

Details supplied:  to provide a full breakdown of all unoccupied housing units, including senior citizen units, under the remit of Dublin City 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 each unit is likely to be ready for letting

 

            Reply:

The following spreadsheet outlines properties which are vacant pending repairs as requested.
It is not Dublin City Council’s policy to consider bed-sits, which would include a significant number of senior citizen units, as part of our valid housing stock

Dwelling Type

Number

Address

Area

Void Start Date

Status

House

252

CARNLOUGH ROAD

Cabra

25/11/2012

 

Framework completed and ready for letting

House

277

CARNLOUGH ROAD

Cabra

17/02/2013

For Framework – awaiting funding from O’Devaney Gdns  project for de-tenanting,  then 6 to 8 weeks in Framework (both in need of substantial works).

House

119

KILLALA ROAD

Cabra

03/02/2013

Senior Citizens

38

DUNMANUS COURT

Cabra

22/04/2012

Low demand units will be turned around by direct labour as demand dictates, – will be considered for Framework depending on availability of funding.

Senior Citizens

8

DUNMANUS COURT

Cabra

15/07/2012

Senior Citizens

27

ROWAN HAMILTON COURT

Cabra

16/12/2012

Senior Citizens

46

ROWAN HAMILTON COURT

Cabra

31/03/2013

Senior Citizens

6

ROWAN HAMILTON COURT

Cabra

20/01/2013

Senior Citizens

46

CLAREVILLE COURT

Cabra

29/07/2012

Senior Citizens

21

DUNARD COURT

Cabra

29/07/2012

Senior Citizens

24

DUNARD COURT

Cabra

10/02/2013

Senior Citizens

22

DUNARD COURT

Cabra

21/04/2013

Senior Citizens

1

DUNARD COURT

Cabra

31/03/2013

Senior Citizens

18

BLACKHORSE AVENUE

Cabra

12/08/2012

Q37      Councillor Cieran Perry

To ask the Manager (details supplied).

Details supplied:  Last year Dublin City Council launched a pilot Anti-Dog Fouling Awareness Campaign in 5 locations in the city.  Can the Manager extend this awareness campaign to the green area in front of Gaelscoil Bharra on Fassaugh Avenue?  Anti-dog fouling signs and information to be distributed, targeting by the Litter Wardens and availability of a Dog Foul Removal Machine as in the other 5 areas.

 

            Reply:

 

Arrangements can be made for information to be placed on litter bins in the area and dog fouling bags to be distributed to nearby houses with an accompanying leaflet.  Fouling bags can also be made available to residents groups/community centres/local shops/schools as required.

Arrangements can also be made for some posters to be put in the locality.  However, the supply of these signs is extremely limited.  1,000 signs have been erected across the City Council’s 5 areas to date.

 

Q38      Councillor Cieran Perry

To ask the Manager (details supplied).

Details supplied:  to confirm if there is a policy regarding public exhibitions in the Ilac Library.  Who decides what exhibitions take place in the Library?

 

            Reply:

 

The Open Learning Centre (OLC) in the Central Library has the responsibility for organising and scheduling public exhibitions in the Central Library. The framework governing this activity is the OLC Business Plan – which includes an objective ‘to explore and create a programme of cultural events, specifically exhibitions workshops and displays’.

Space is limited and only one exhibition can be accommodated at any one time, usually for a period of one month. Demand for a particular month can at times exceed the space available.  In 2012 the Central Library facilitated fourteen exhibitions.
Exhibitions are generally sourced from Dublin City Public Libraries’ Development Office or from requests from external organisations or by the OLC staff themselves.

Q39      Councillor Cieran Perry

To ask the Manager (details supplied).

Details supplied:  to provide answers to the following questions in relation to the window replacement waiting list

  1. How many households are on the waiting list?

 

  1. How many households were completed last year?
  1. What is the average waiting time for window replacement?

 

  1. What was the budget for window replacement last year?
  1. What is the budget for window replacement this year?

 

            Reply:

  1. Currently there are 695 dwellings awaiting joinery replacement including windows, doors and entrance screens.
  2. 136 orders were completed and installed in 2012.  A further 50 have been completed to date in 2013.
  3. Due to the volume of orders the timeframe from submission of orders by our local area maintenance depots, to installation, can run to approximately 16 months.

d&e)     Housing Maintenance does not have a window replacement programme or
designated budget for window replacement.  The installation of new windows/doors in any dwelling is carried out where deemed necessary, on inspection, by the Area Maintenance Officer.  Replacement units will only be ordered where the current units are deemed non-functional and not suitable for repairs.

 

Q74      Councillor Cieran Perry

To ask the Manager (details supplied).

Details supplied: to confirm the official boundaries of No. 17 Roosevelt Cottages, a Dublin City Council owned property.  There seems to be some discrepancies between the various maps in the possession of Dublin City Council.

 

            Reply:

 

This matter has been investigated and our Survey & Mapping Division are currently in the process of verifying the official boundaries at this property.