Dublin City Council


DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL MEETING JULY 2009

Question to City Manager City Council Meeting 06/07/2009

Q.89 COUNCILLOR CIERAN PERRY

To ask the City Manager to provide the projected costs of fees for all consultants engaged by Dublin City Council for 2009 and to provide a breakdown of these fees.

CITY MANAGER’S REPLY:

The actual spend on Consultancy on day-to-day services in 2008 amounted to €5.1m. The amount budgeted as part of the 2009 Budget is €3.6m. This budgeted amount represents a reduction of €1.45m or 28.4%. Dublin City Council is currently engaged in a process of seeking reductions in fees and service costs. This process is underway and when complete will reduce the budgeted spend for consultancy in 2009 further.


Question to City Manager City Council Meeting 06/07/2009

Q.90 COUNCILLOR CIERAN PERRY
To ask the City Manager to provide the total cost to date of engaging Legal & Trade Collection (Ireland), Intrum Justitia and Bill Holohan & Associates Solicitors in works for Dublin City Council in relation to the non-payment of the Bin Charges and to give a breakdown of these costs.

CITY MANAGER’S REPLY:
The information is being collated at present and will be forwarded to the Councillor when completed.

 

Question to City Manager City Council Meeting 06/07/2009

Q.91 COUNCILLOR CIERAN PERRY
To ask the City Manager to provide an update on the progress of the Flood Partnerships and to state whether this project will be expanded into other areas.

CITY MANAGER’S REPLY:
A number of flood partnerships were established during the INTERREG iiiB project SAFER which concluded in 2008. We have been successful in forming another INTERREG ivB project known as the FloodResilienCity. It is proposed that flood partnerships will be expanded into other areas including both community and commercial groups.

 

Question to City Manager City Council Meeting 06/07/2009

Q.92 COUNCILLOR CIERAN PERRY
To ask the City Manager when the Dublin Region Watermain Rehabilitation Project is due to begin work in Dublin Central considering the poor water pressure in parts of the area.

CITY MANAGER’S REPLY:

The Dublin Region Watermain Rehabilitation Project has already carried out some small work in Church Street and Green Street during 2008. Further work is proposed in the Dublin Central Area but is dependent on Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government financial and technical approval. It is not possible now to indicate when these works will be done but the Project Office will contact the Area Office well in advance of any work commencing to ensure Councillors, residents and businesses are fully briefed.