Dublin City Council

 

Question to City Manager                           City Council Meeting 07/04/2014

 

Q.126 COUNCILLOR CIERAN PERRY
            Can the Manager provide confirmation that no extra resources have been allocated to the new Waste Management Bye Laws litter blitz in the North Inner City and the South Inner City as per Question 55 to last month’s council meeting? Can he also provide an answer to part (d) of the same question - How do the DCC intend to address any personal safety concerns staff may have while operating the blitz?

CITY MANAGER’S REPLY:
No additional resources have been allocated to the enforcement of the new Waste Management Bye-Laws in the North/South inner City as the City wide resources are considered adequate for this purpose.
Areas that are due to be surveyed are referred to the local Garda inspectors for advice. Staff carrying out surveys work in pairs and do not involve themselves in confrontations. Community Gardai will be requested to accompany the staff when carrying out the survey where this is considered appropriate.

Q.127 COUNCILLOR CIERAN PERRY
Can the Manager confirm if Dublin City Council has records indicating the number of single persons residing in housing units suitable for two or more people?

 

CITY MANAGER’S REPLY:
There are currently 2,998 tenancies with one person residing where the property has more than one bedroom. This is largely due to a reduction in family size due to occupants leaving the tenancy.

Q.128 COUNCILLOR CIERAN PERRY
Can the Manager detail the number of litter fines issued under the new Bye Laws since the beginning of the year, broken down by area and divided into fines issued to waste providers, commercial properties and residential properties?

 

CITY MANAGER’S REPLY:
A total of 78 fixed penalty notices were issued from 1 Jan. 2014 to 02 April 2014 as follows:


Area

Fines issued

Residential
Properties

Commercial
properties

Waste providers

 

Central

 
4

 

0

4 issued
4 paid

 

0

 

North Central

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

North West

 

1

 

0

 

1issued
1 payment due

 

0

 

South Central

 

72

5 issued
3 paid
1 Appealed
1 Reminder sent

2 issued
1 under appeal
1 unpaid

65 issued
20 paid
4 under appeal
41 outstanding

 

South East

 

1

 

0

 

1 issued
1 returned

 

0

Total

78

 

 

 

Q.129 COUNCILLOR CIERAN PERRY
Can the Manager confirm the Dublin City Council policy on the continued tenancy of Council Housing where the tenant has been in long-term care for a number of years and where rent continues to be paid?

CITY MANAGER’S REPLY:
If the Rents Section becomes aware that a sole tenant and occupier is gone into long-term care every effort is made to get the tenant and/or the next-of-kin to surrender the tenancy so that the property can be re-let to someone else on the waiting-list. In some instances, the tenant is not capable or refuses to surrender the tenancy and it may not be possible to get vacant possession of the property. The weekly rent charge keeps running until the matter is resolved.