Central Area Committee November

 

Question to City Manager                                                
Meeting 8th November 2011

 

 

Q55      Councillor Cieran Perry

To ask the Manager to provide an update on my question (Q58) to the October Central Area meeting in relation to the new Tesco store in Dunard and signage

 

            Reply:

            There are ongoing discussions taking place between the architect for the development and Dublin City Council to secure the possible removal of the large illuminated Tesco sign that faces into Dunard Estate. It is anticipated that this sign may be removed prior to the completion of the development.              
 

 

 

Q56      Councillor Cieran Perry

To ask the Manager to provide an update on my request to TAG in relation to chicanes on the road in Dunard Estate to discourage speeding and parking by the customers of the new Tesco store

 

            Reply:

 

The Traffic Engineer has visited this site on a number of occasions and has noted that there is no traffic problem at present. It is noted that the Councillor’s concern regarding parking and speed relates to the opening of Tescos which is due in the next few weeks.  A speed survey will be commissioned at Dunard Estate when Tesco opens and an evaluation will be made of the need or otherwise of traffic calming measures. A full report will subsequently be made to the Traffic Advisory Group.  The Councillor will be advised of the recommendations of the Traffic Advisory Group.

 

 

Q57      Councillor Cieran Perry

To ask the Managerwhy sandbags were not delivered to residents on the roads in Dublin Central with a history of flooding until late in the evening on Monday 24th October

 

            Reply:

All flood related questions will be addressed in time for the December Area Committee Meeting.  The intervening time will be spent gathering all the data relating to the flood events of October 24th.  Prior to that Tom Leahy, Executive Manager, Engineering, will be making an overall statement on November 7th at the City Council meeting regarding the flood event of October 24th.

 

Q58      Councillor Cieran Perry

To ask the Manager to detail by road how many houses and apartments were damaged by flooding in the Dublin Central area

 

            Reply:

All flood related questions will be addressed in time for the December Area Committee Meeting.  The intervening time will be spent gathering all the data relating to the flood events of October 24th.  Prior to that Tom Leahy, Executive Manager, Engineering, will be making an overall statement on November 7th at the City Council meeting regarding the flood event of October 24th.

 

Q59      Councillor Cieran Perry

To ask the Manager to comment on the complaints from residents in the East Wall area that the emergency numbers previously supplied for use in the event of a flood were all unobtainable on Monday 24th October. The numbers were distributed as part of the flood risk committee formed by DCC in conjunction with the local residents.

 

            Reply:

All flood related questions will be addressed in time for the December Area Committee Meeting.  The intervening time will be spent gathering all the data relating to the flood events of October 24th.  Prior to that Tom Leahy, Executive Manager, Engineering, will be making an overall statement on November 7th at the City Council meeting regarding the flood event of October 24th.

 

Q60      Councillor Cieran Perry

To ask the Manager to comment on the suggestion that an expansion of the Dublin Region Watermains Rehabilitation Project could be used to upgrade the water infrastructure in the areas vulnerable to flooding and may alleviate future danger of repeat flooding

 

            Reply:

All flood related questions will be addressed in time for the December Area Committee Meeting.  The intervening time will be spent gathering all the data relating to the flood events of October 24th.  Prior to that Tom Leahy, Executive Manager, Engineering, will be making an overall statement on November 7th at the City Council meeting regarding the flood event of October 24th.

 

Q61      Councillor Cieran Perry

To ask the Manager to detail the cause of the constant blockage of the drains at 23 St. Jarlath Road and give me an estimated time for permanent resolution. I submitted a question on this issue (Q.45) in November 2010. The Maintenance department have had approximately 30 callouts over the past year. In a situation where the Council are supposedly seeking to save money I find it unacceptable that we have experienced this level of call outs for the same problem.

 

            Reply:

            The Area Maintenance Officer reports that arrangements are being made to have a           camera inserted in the drains at this location to establish what is causing the   blockages. Any necessary repairs will be carried out subsequently.

 

 

Q62      Councillor Cieran Perry

To ask the Manager to detail the number of callouts by the Maintenance Department to resolve drainage issues in 10 McKee Park over the past two years

 

 

            Reply:

            A report on this matter will be forwarded to the Councillor within the next two weeks.

 

Q63      Councillor Cieran Perry

To ask the Manager to confirm who is responsible for the erection of signage indicating that it is illegal for cyclists to use the Luas tracks

 

 

            Reply:

The Railway Procurement Agency erect these signs.

 

Motion in the name of Councillor Cieran Perry

That this committee congratulates the “East Wall for All Committee” ( and all the individual groups involved) for the hard work and imagination they have put in to their hugely successful  history week and their annual Halloween festival which has contributed to an almost total reduction in anti social behaviour and vandalism during this period.