Central Area Committee

 

Questions to City Manager        
        Meeting 08th October 2013

 

 

Q48      Councillor Cieran Perry

To ask the Manager (details supplied).

Details supplied:  to provide a report showing all addresses of the houses purchased directly by DCC in the Central Area in the last two years, detailing the date of purchase, the purchase price and the reason for the purchase.

 

            Reply:

            Please see attached spreadsheet.

Q49      Councillor Cieran Perry

To ask the Manager (details supplied).

Details supplied:  to provide an update on the available housing in Prospect Hill

 

            Reply:

Cluid Housing Association have leased 28 units at Block 9, Prospect Hill that are completed and occupied.
In addition Cluid are managing a further 22 units (unsold affordables) on behalf of Dublin City Council and these units are also occupied.

DCC is acquiring a further 58 units in Block 2 which require work.  The receiver has now completed the tender process for these works and has indicated that a contractor will commence on site mid-October with a view to having the units complete and available March 2014.

 

Q50      Councillor Cieran Perry

To ask the Manager (details supplied).

Details supplied:  to confirm whether handing leaflets to passersby in a public place is a littering offence.  I have had reports of DCC Litter Wardens instructing people leafleting to cease or be fined under the Litter Act.

 

            Reply:

The Bye-Laws for the Prevention and Control of Litter placed a complete ban on the distribution of leaflets/flyers.   Part 3 of the Bye-Laws refers to the granting of a permit for Distribution of Advertising Material.

Section 3.5 states a permit shall not be granted for the following classes of advertising material (a) leaflets or (b) any material which in the opinion of an appointed person is likely to cause significant litter pollution.

The above Bye-Laws do not apply to:

  1. The distribution of advertising material by means of a direct delivery to a place having an address, or
  2. The distribution of advertising material relating to a presidential election within the meaning of the Presidential Act 1993, a general election or a bye-election, within the meaning, in each case, of the Electoral Act 1992, a local election within the meaning of the Local Government Act 2001, a referendum within the meaning of the Referendum Act 1994, an election of representative to the European Parliament under the European Parliament Election Act 1997, or an election of member of Údarás na Gaeltachta Act 1979.

 

It is therefore an offence to distribute leaflets in a public place and subject to a fine of €75 under the Bye-laws for the Prevention of Litter and €150 under the Litter Pollution Acts.

Q51      Councillor Cieran Perry

To ask the Manager (details supplied).

Details supplied:  to provide a map of the lanes in the Shandon estate in Phibsboro which are not under the remit of DCC

 

            Reply:

            Please see attached as requested.

Q52      Councillor Cieran Perry

To ask the Manager (details supplied).

Details supplied:  in relation to CCTV cameras for litter monitoring can the Manager answer the following questions?

  1. How many fixed CCTV cameras are dedicated to monitoring illegal dumping in the Central Area?
  2. How many fixed CCTV cameras are dedicated to monitoring illegal dumping citywide?
  3. How many mobile CCTV cameras are available to tackle illegal dumping in the Central Area?
  4. How many mobile CCTV cameras are available to tackle illegal dumping citywide?
  5. What is the total cost of this service in the Central Area?
  6. What is the total cost of this service citywide?
  7. Can you detail the companies involved in providing this service?

 

 

            Reply:

  1. There are no CCTV cameras in place in the Central Area at present.
  2. There are 2 CCTV cameras in place citywide at present. One North West Area and one North Central Area.
  3. CCTV cameras are installed when required.
  4. CCTV cameras are installed when required.
  5. As no cameras are in place in the Central Area at present, there is no cost involved.
  6. A cost of €75 + VAT  per offence captured.
  7. Stephen Tyrrell T/A Tec Securities provide CCTV services.

 

Q53      Councillor Cieran Perry

To ask the Manager (details supplied).

Details supplied:  to detail any funding given to the organisers of the pop-up park in Granby Park

 

            Reply:

 

Dublin City Council paid a sum of €16,500 to the promoters of the pop-up park in Dominick Street. This sum related directly to the necessary work on clearing/levelling the site prior to the installation of the various elements and temporary structures which were part of the successful venture.

The organisers have also sought a financial contribution towards the development maintenance and management of the pop-up park for the period that it has been open. This request will be considered when the City Council receives full and comprehensive details of expenditure incurred and income generated for the project.

Q54      Councillor Cieran Perry

To ask the Manager (details supplied).

Details supplied:  to provide an update on the repairs to the paths on Bayview Avenue

 

            Reply:

 

Works will be completed by October 2013.