Dublin City Council

 

Question to City Manager                           City Council Meeting 09/01/2012

 

Q79.    COUNCILLOR CIERAN PERRY
            In relation to the Waste Management Service:
a) Can the Manager confirm whether Dublin City Council is subsidising the waiver scheme for 2012?
b) Can the Manager give a commitment that the Green Bin collection will continue without charge into 2013?
c) Can the Manager confirm that former Dublin City Council customers are not required to sign up with Greyhound to continue to avail of the Green Bin collection.

 

CITY MANAGER’S REPLY:
The domestic and commercial kerbside waste collection will transfer from Dublin City Council to Greyhound Recycling and Recovery (GRR) with effect from Monday 16th January 2012. The terms of the sale are commercially sensitive and therefore confidential.
As part of the arrangement, the green bin collection will be a free service during 2012. I am not in a position to indicate what may happen thereafter.
City Council customers will be contacted by Greyhound Recycling and Recovery to establish accounts which will ensure continuity of collection of all bins. Customers are, however, free to choose any other service provider if they are not satisfied with the service to be offered by GRR.

 

Q80.    COUNCILLOR CIERAN PERRY
            To ask the Manager to detail the number of evictions carried out by DCC over the last five years by individual area and reason for eviction.

 

CITY MANAGER’S REPLY:

2007


Area

Arrears

Estate Management

Other Loans/Grants etc

Total

North West

8

2

0

10

North Central

0

0

0

0

Central

4

1

1

6

South Central

0

7

1

8

South East

2

2

0

4

 

 

 

 

28

2008


Area

Arrears

Estate Management

Other Loans/Grants etc

Total

North West

1

4

0

5

North Central

1

1

0

2

Central

4

2

0

6

South Central

9

7

0

16

South East

0

1

0

1

 

 

 

 

30

2009


Area

Arrears

Estate Management

Other Loans/Grants etc

Total

North West

0

4

0

4

North Central

2

0

0

2

Central

2

4

0

6

South Central

4

6

0

10

South East

2

1

0

3

 

 

 

 

25

2010


Area

Arrears

Estate Management

Other Loans/Grants etc

Total

North West

1

1

4

6

North Central

1

0

0

1

Central

2

1

0

3

South Central

4

1

1

6

South East

1

0

0

1

 

 

 

 

17

 

 

2011


Area

Arrears

Estate Management

Other Loans/Grants etc

Total

North West

7

0

0

7

North Central

4

0

0

4

Central

3

1

0

4

South Central

13

1

0

14

South East

4

2

0

6

 

 

 

 

35

 

 

Q81.    COUNCILLOR CIERAN PERRY
            In relation to Allotments: 
a) Can the Manager detail Dublin City Council policy?
b) Can the Manager list Allotment sites under the control of Dublin City Council?

 

CITY MANAGER’S REPLY:

  1. The City Development Plan contains a Green Infrastructure Strategy, outlined in Chapter 6. Policy GC16 is to support the provision of community gardens/allotments/local markets/pocket parks, where feasible, and in particular as temporary uses on vacant underutilised or derelict sites in the city.

(b)  The following is a list of Council allotments / community gardens in Dublin City Council’s administrative area:
 
De Courcey Square, Glasnevin
Summer Street North, Dublin 1
Newcomen Court, Dublin 1 – Larkin Centre
Newcomen Court, Dublin 1 – Mud Island
Rutland Street, Dublin 1
Ringsend Park, Dublin 4
Herbert Park, Dublin 4
Weaver Square
Braithwaite Street, Dublin 8

            In addition, the City Council has made land at Cherry Orchard Green available to Cherry Orchard Regeneration Board Limited for use as allotments.  A total of 65      allotments of varying sizes can be accommodated on the site.  To date 37 of these are let and in use.  The remaining 28 allotments are being developed and will be available in the Spring.  These allotments are managed and operated by Cherry Orchard Regeneration Board Ltd.

 

Q82.    COUNCILLOR CIERAN PERRY
            In relation to Fire Service callout charges, can the Manager detail the following: 
a) How many charges have been levied annually over the last five years?
b) How many charges have been paid annually over the last five years?
c) What is the monetary value of the unpaid charges annually?

 

CITY MANAGER’S REPLY:

Year

No’s levied

No’s paid

Amounts outstanding

2011

538

255

€219,043

2010

507

387

€147,455

2009

593

488

€147,680

2008

712

618

€  57,790

2007

599

524

€182,965

It should be noted that all amounts outstanding are actively pursued.  However, in some cases invoices are disputed and in others there are difficulties establishing liability.