Dublin City Council

 

Question to City Manager                           City Council Meeting 06/02/2012

 

 Q116.  COUNCILLOR CIERAN PERRY
            In relation to the Waste Management Service,
a) Greyhound will only honour DCC bin tags until March 16th. If residents have purchased a number of these tags in advance and will not use them by this date what process is in place to seek a full refund or exchange them for valid labels? If no process is in place will the Manager urgently act to ensure residents are accommodated?
b) Can the Manager confirm that Greyhound will continue to collect the Green bins of former DCC customers in the East Wall area providing they become Greyhound customers?  Some people in this area chose bins rather than bags.
c) Can the Manager confirm who is responsible for the removal of unwanted DCC bins from residences?
d) Can the Manager detail the discussions which took place between DCC and the Data Protection Commissioner in relation to the handover of personal details of former DCC waste collection customers to Greyhound?

 

CITY MANAGER’S REPLY:

  1. Greyhound will honour all Dublin City Council labels until 16th March 2012.  If a customer has additional labels they can arrange a full refund by telephoning (01) 222 1000.
  2. All customers of greyhound will be provided with a full waste collection service of grey/black, brown and green bin.
  3. Greyhound are the owners of the bins.

The Data Protection Commissioner is carrying out an investigation into this matter. The City Council is co-operating fully with the Commissioner

 

Q117.  COUNCILLOR CIERAN PERRY
            Can the Manager detail, on an annual basis, the location of developments requiring Fire Safety Certification over the last 5 years?
Can the Manager detail, on an annual basis, the location of developments which had a physical inspection by Fire Officer prior to occupation to ensure compliance with Fire Safety Certification over the last 5 years?
Can the Manager list the location of any developments which failed Fire Safety Certification and detail the resulting actions? 

 

CITY MANAGER’S REPLY:
There were 3,236 fire safety certificate applications received from January 2007 to June 2011 and they are dispersed over the entire city area.  While 801 inspections were carried out during this period, it is not possible to determine whether these were before or after occupation without reviewing each individual file.  A total of 153 fire safety certificate applications were refused for a variety of reasons and would necessitate the re-submission of a fire safety certificate application were the development to proceed.

Q118.  COUNCILLOR CIERAN PERRY
            Can the Manager provide this Council with the number of litter fines issued in the Dublin area?  Can he provide a breakdown by area and can he inform us of how many of these fines were paid?

 

CITY MANAGER’S REPLY:
The details are as follows:

Area

Fines issued by Litter
Wardens in 2011

Litter Fines paid

Central

1399

489

North Central

582

267

North West

208

109

South Central

346

144

South East

701

400

Total

3236

1409

 

Q119.  COUNCILLOR CIERAN PERRY
            Can the Manager confirm whether NAMA is to allocate 480 units to Dublin City Council and, if so, has this proposal progressed.

 

CITY MANAGER’S REPLY:
Dublin City Council has received from the Housing Agency a list of locations in the city in which NAMA has listed 484 properties to be considered for social housing.  The properties are part of the security for loans that NAMA has acquired.  In the majority of cases the properties remain in the ownership of the original borrowers and in the remaining cases the properties are controlled by receivers appointed by NAMA.

The Housing Agency will shortly meet with the Housing and Residential Services Department to discuss in more detail the specifics (address, size, number of units in each development etc.) of the properties under consideration.  The potential demand and the suitability of the units for social housing in the various locations will be considered at this meeting.  Where a demand is identified NAMA will be informed and arrangements will be made to secure as many as possible of the suitable properties for social housing.