City Council Meeting 10/05/2010
Can the City Manager provide a breakdown of the costs reported under Revenue
Expenditure for Fees, Consultancy & Professional Services in the Local
Fund Financial Statement 30th January 2010 to 26th February 2010?
Can he also provide a total annual cost for this section of expenditure?
The total expenditure to the end of February 2010 under the heading of
Fees, Consultancy & Professional Services is €3,945,141. There
is actually no expenditure for either Professional Services or for Consultancy
for this period, therefore the Fees relate in total to Higher Education
Grants Fees. Annual Budgets for 2010 are as follows:-
- Fees Higher Educational
Other Fees €2,896,251
- Consultancy €2,328,877
- Professional Services € 104,650
Q73. COUNCILLOR CIERAN PERRY
Can the City Manager comment on the following in relation to the motion
on the three swimming pools passed at the April City Council meeting –
Noting that it is now City Council policy to keep these 3 stand alone
pools operational, can the Manager detail what steps have been taken to
ensure this happens?
Noting that the motion directs “the Culture, Recreation and Amenity
department will actively seek financial and grant aid from all funding
agencies for assistance in the running and maintenance of the current
pools”, can the Manager detail what steps have been taken to act
upon this, and what progress has been made in this regard?
Letters have been written to the Minister and the Secretary General in
the Department of Tourism, Culture and Sports requesting funding for the
continued operation of the pools and an acknowledgement received. In addition
contact has been made by phone to a senior official in the department
who re-stated the position that sports capital projects must be of a capital
nature. There have been indications that the department is considering
a new round of sports capital funding but there are no details available
Meetings have been
held with a view to exploring the feasibility of having Community Employment
Schemes in two of the pools. Letters of support have been issued to the
sponsor groups of the schemes for consideration by FÁS.
Could the City Manager issue a formal reply to the published report by
the Dublin Civic Trust on behalf of the Dublin City Business Association
in relation to their proposals for the transformation of Central Dublin?
The launch of Defining Dublin’s Historic Core took place on 29th
The report was timely,
constructive and provocative. Timely in terms of the candidature for UNESCO
World Heritage Listing, the Draft City Development Plan, The Designing
Dublin examination of the City Core, and the Draft Public Realm Strategy,
it shows how Dublin needs to embrace these defining Georgian Squares.
The Chapters are very well laid out and attributes setting the context
(history and time to create) followed by Connectivity, Ceremonial and
Civic Space and Public Realm. This report highlights opportunities for
the future of the city.
The document was submitted
to the City Council as a submission on the Draft City Development Plan
2011-2017 and will be responded to in that context.
Q75. COUNCILLOR CIERAN PERRY
Can the City Manager outline the responsibilities of DCC in relation to
pollution caused by barking dogs in either council or private accommodation.
Nuisance by barking dogs is specifically addressed by section 25 of the
Control of Dogs Act 1996. Under this section nuisance by barking dogs
is a matter for the district court to adjudicate on. Neither Dublin City
Council nor the Dog Warden Service have any powers or responsibilities