NO EVICTION THREAT BECAUSE OF WATER CHARGES NON-PAYMENT

12 March 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

“Monaghan Co Council have not been directed through legislation that eviction should occur as a result of non-payment of water charges,” it was stated at the Council’s March meeting in response to a question submitted by Sinn Féin’s Colm Carthy.

Colr Carthy had asked: “Monaghan Co Council confirmed at December’s meeting that non-payment of water charges is a matter between occupiers and Irish Water – does this still include tenants in local authority housing or will the Council be obliged to threaten eviction to those tenants who refuse to pay?”

The reply to Colr Carthy also stated the payment of bills to all utility companies was a matter between the tenant and the related company.

FLOODING WORKS QUERY

Also at the March meeting, Sean Conlon (Sinn Féin) asked: “With the provision and maintenance of drainage works and gullies throughout the county road network now the responsibility of Irish Water, what assurances have Monaghan Co Council received from Irish Water that will ensure our roads remain free from blocked gullies and associated flooded roads?”

A written response stated: “The maintenance of storm drainage networks remains the responsibility of Monaghan Co Council and this service will be delivered through the Municipal District Offices.”

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