Monthly Archives: June 2005

Update on waste beside Pobalscoil Neasáin

Despite the motion passed by the Area Committee (see report below of 17th February) thewaste beside Pobalscoil Neasáin has still not been removed.  I submitted a further motion for the June meeting of the Area Committee.  The Manager’s report is disgraceful.   It made no reference to the decision of the Area Committee in February.  It appears that the decision of the Councillors was simply ignored.  I made clear that if the waste wasn’t removed, I would submit a s.140 motion to the full Council meeting to get the waste removed.

Extract from Minutes of Area Committee 16th June 2005

HOUSING MOTIONS

MHB/175/05


DUMPING AT POBALSCOIL NEASAIN
 
It was proposed by Councillor Healy and seconded by Councillor Maher:
“That the Manager report on why the tarmac dumped on the Council’s land at Pobalscoil Neasain has not been removed as required by this Committee at it’s meeting in February 2005”.
The following report by the Manager was READ and NOTED:
“As reported at the February Committee meeting the broken tarmac and topsoil has been stored on the housing site as a temporary measure.  It will be cleared away as part of site preparation when the construction project commences.  The project is due to commence when the contractors necessary documentation is in place which is expected within the next couple of weeks.
As a result of the February meeting, the Environment Section investigated the alleged dumping of furniture and household rubbish on this site.  A thorough examination of the site was carried out and evidence of dumping was found which was traced to a householder living in the area.  This evidence will be used to initiate a prosecution.  The Environment Department, Street cleaning Section cleared the site of household rubbish.”

 It was proposed by Councillor Healy and seconded by Councillor Maher:

Press release: Greens welcome Fingal move to renewable energy

The Green Party welcomed Fingal County Council’s formal announcement today (Friday 3rd June) that it has switched its two largest electricity consuming locations, representing 15% of its total electricity consumption, – Swords and Blanchardstown –  to wind-generated electricity.    The switch will also mean a saving of 5% in the electricity bills.

Cllr. David Healy (Howth ward) said:  When  we raised this at the Council meeting in January this year, we were encouraged by the positive response from Council management.  We are very pleased to see that they have followed through with the initiative as promised and we look forward to the rest of the Council’s electricity supply contracts being switched to renewable sources of electricity as they come up for renewal and renegotiation.

Further information David Healy 087 6178852