City Council Meeting 14/06/2010
Can the City Manager provide this committee with the total costs of the
RAS scheme in 2009? How much of this cost can be reclaimed from central
Government? What is the projected cost of RAS in 2010?
The cost of the Rental Accommodation Scheme (RAS) in 2009 was €13.5m
all of which was recouped from the Department of the Environment, Heritage
and Local Government. The projected cost of RAS in 2010 is €16m.
Can the City Manager provide this committee with information on the following?
What was the annual income from Fire Brigade fees from commercial premises
in the last five years?
What are outstanding fees on an annual basis for the last five years?
A summary of the Fire Charges is given in the table below:
All outstanding monies are
being pursued. However, some may not be collectable in full.
Due to the fact that Overcrowding Extension applications are currently
not proceeding due to budgetary constraints, could the Manager comment
on the suggestion that some tenants would be prepared to pay for their
extensions through their rent
Funding to the value of €1.1 M has been made available in 2010 from
the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government to the
City Council for the provision of extensions for disabled tenants and
the relief of overcrowding. This funding will allow the construction of
approximately 14 extensions this year, of which 4 will be for the relief
The Council does not have any
internal financial resources to construct any additional extensions this
The suggestion by the Councillor
that the Council would build extensions to relieve overcrowding and that
the tenant would pay the cost of the works through their rent is not feasible
as the Council would require to have the capital cost of construction
available to it and, as stated above, the Council does not have such internal
Can the Manager confirm that Dublin City Council have received
approximately €1million in Bin Charge arrears each month since January?
Can he also confirm the amount due to Dublin City Council from the tax
levied on non-principal private residences and when this income is due?
Can income from either of these sources be used to finance the retention
of the three swimming pools at Sean Mac Dermott Street, Coolock and Crumlin?
Total receipts to the 31st May 2010 on foot of the household waste collection
charge amount to € 7,537,714.00 which in the main relates to the
quarterly bills issued in January and April this year. The amount received
clearly does not reflect payment of €1 million each month in arrears.
Private Residences (NPPR)
The amount collected in respect of non principal private residences within
the Dublin City Council area up to Friday 4th June is €2.787m. The
amount budgeted to be collected during 2010 is €11m.
The funds from both sources
(i.e. Non Principal Private Residences (NPPR) and domestic waste charges)
are required to fund services already specified in the 2010 Budget as
adopted by Dublin City Council.