Dublin City Council


DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL JANUARY 2010

Question to City Manager City Council Meeting 11/01/2010

Q35. COUNCILLOR CIERAN PERRY
Can the Manager confirm that it is Dublin City Council policy to deny a Waste Charge waiver to persons entitled to one if there are outstanding arrears? Has he had legal advice on this policy?

CITY MANAGER’S REPLY:

There is no policy of denying households a waiver of the waste charge based on outstanding arrears.

 

Question to City Manager City Council Meeting 11/01/2010

Q36. 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 following is a breakdown of fines issued from 01/01/2009 to 18/12/2009:

 

Question to City Manager City Council Meeting 11/01/2010

Q37. COUNCILLOR CIERAN PERRY
Can the Manager provide this Council with the number of Derelict Site levies being applied within the Dublin area by location, amount and the length of time these levies have been paid? Can he also provide the number, location and value of Derelict Sites where the owners cannot be identified and the length of time these sites have been on the register?

CITY MANAGER’S REPLY:
The information requested is detailed below.

Contact: Therese Curran
Tel: 222 3378

* Owner is unknown
** Derelict Sites Levy is 3% of market value


The City Council operates a strict policy in relation to the collection of outstanding Derelict Sites Levies. Levies that are outstanding for more than 2 months from the due date are referred to the City Council’s Legal Team to institute legal proceedings for their collection. The legal process, however, by its very nature, can be lengthy and protracted due to legal challenges, securing of court dates, adjournments, etc.


Question to City Manager City Council Meeting 11/01/2010

Q38. COUNCILLOR CIERAN PERRY
Can the Manager provide figures for the number of Dublin City Council owned housing units which have been sold in the last five years excluding Affordable Housing? Can he provide a breakdown of the housing types sold?

CITY MANAGER’S REPLY:
A total of 734 housing units were sold under the Sales Scheme in the last five years, consisting of 2/3 bedroom dwellings. Senior Citizen dwellings, maisonettes, duplexes and all flats/apartments are currently excluded from the Scheme.
However, the Housing Miscellaneous Bill 2009 makes provision for the sale of local authority flats and it is anticipated that a ministerial order will be signed in 2010 to allow local authorities proceed with a sale of flats scheme.