Dublin City Council

 

Question to City Manager               City Council Meeting 04/10/2010

 

Q104.  COUNCILLOR CIERAN PERRY
Can the Manager confirm that it is a requirement of contractors employed by DCC to notify residents by means of a leaflet when noisy or intrusive works are scheduled to take place in a residential area.

CITY MANAGER’S REPLY:
The entire City of Dublin is residential in nature. Contractors employed by DCC on Capital Projects generally follow the Specification approved by the Department of   Environment, Heritage and Local Government for each Contract. Experience has shown that contact using leaflets is generally not effective as a communications tool.   Surplus leaflets often give rise to litter hazard and increase waste arising.  Many apartment blocks are in effect gated and mailbox drops are not effective.  All roadworks are listed on the weekly traffic bulletin which is listed on the DCC website, www.dublincity.ie. This is the best and most up to date listing of all major construction works taking place in the City.  All roadworks are obliged to conform to the Control of Roadworks Regulations.

Drainage Division/Water Services Division rarely engages contractors to carry out work in residential areas on its behalf.  In the event of planned work to be carried out by our own staff, it is our practice to notify residents and businesses in the area of the intended works.

 

Q105.  COUNCILLOR CIERAN PERRY
To ask the Manager to provide the following information:
The number of people currently on the various Dublin City Council housing lists giving details of the amount on each list and further detailed by area.

CITY MANAGER’S REPLY:
The table below sets out the number of applicants included on each category of the City Council’s Housing List.

 

List

List Category

Housing Area

B

D

E

H

J

K

L

M

N

P

Grand Total

Housing List

Homeless

270

75

142

170

105

97

155

74

65

71

1224

Points

3598

674

2622

1779

1441

1294

1346

925

1694

448

15821

Medical

41

6

42

34

27

29

21

29

27

11

267

Welfare

23

5

14

12

16

5

12

13

5

4

109

Other

61

17

51

1

17

10

8

3

1

1

170

Total

3993

777

2871

1996

1606

1435

1542

1044

1792

535

17591

Transfer List

Points

975

496

923

817

733

844

986

576

218

229

6797

Medical

46

20

40

68

22

29

46

44

11

11

337

Welfare

53

26

43

28

27

21

41

25

4

7

275

Other

26

26

38

22

27

18

49

19

9

9

243

Total

1100

568

1044

935

809

912

1122

664

242

256

7652

 

Q106.  COUNCILLOR CIERAN PERRY
In relation to the proposed development of social housing in Spencer Dock, can the Manager explain the rationale behind housing all the social units in separate blocks from the private units? Can he also confirm the finance allocated for this development and the proposed pumping station?

CITY MANAGER’S REPLY:
Dublin Docklands Development Authority certified a Section 25 planning application by Spencer Dock Development Company Limited to build residential blocks, S, T, U, V, M and N at Spencer Dock.  Blocks S, T, U and V have been completed and occupied but Blocks M and N have not yet commenced.  In accordance with the certified planning permission and as currently designed and amended by subsequent certification Block N is to consist of social and affordable units and Block M of private units.  The funding for the social element of the development will be provided out of Dublin City Council’s annual allocation from the Social Housing Investment Programme.

Provision of €6.5m has been made in the upcoming capital budget for the Spencer Dock Pumping Station to meet Dublin City Council’s obligations under the Development Agreement.

 

Q107.  COUNCILLOR CIERAN PERRY
Can the Manager request a reply from An Garda Síochána regarding my question to the City Council meeting of 1/3/2010? Q.107 was in relation to:
The amount of fines issued for breach of the HGV exclusion zone in the City Centre,
The amount of fines paid for breach of the HGV exclusion zone in the City Centre.

CITY MANAGER’S REPLY:
The Gardaí have been requested to supply this information. The Gardaí are due to respond to the request shortly and the Councillor will be informed in due course.