Agenda and minutes

Governance and Strategic Planning Committee
Tuesday 5 March 2019 4.00 pm

Venue: Guildhall, Derry. View directions

Items
No. Item

GSP30/19

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

The Chief Executive read the Notice and Summons for the Meeting.

 

 

GSP31/19

Member Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

The Chief Executive completed the roll call and no apologies were recorded.

 

GSP32/19

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

Councillors Cooper and Hastings declared an interest in item 4 – Deputation – Ernact.

 

Aldermen Hussey and Thompson and Councillor Fleming declared an interest in item 24 – Social Investment Fund – (SIF).

 

GSP33/19

Thanks

Minutes:

The Chairperson referred to the fact that this was the last meeting of the Committee prior to the forthcoming Local Government Elections.  He thanked Officers and Members for their support and hard work during the last 12 months.  He wished those Members who were standing for re-election every success.

                                                                         

 

GSP34/19

Deputation - To Receive Mr Colm McColgan, General Manager, ERNACT to Consider Ernact Current Projects and Future Plans (copy of presentation attached). pdf icon PDF 506 KB

Minutes:

 

The Committee received Mr Colm McColgan, General Manager, Ernact who gave a power-point presentation on the current projects being carried out by Ernact and their future plans highlighting the following areas:

 

Introduction

 

-              Ernact – European Regions Network for the Application of Communications Technology

-              Setup on a cross-border  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP34/19

GSP35/19

Deputation - To Receive Representatives from Retail NI, Hospitality Ulster and Manufacturing NI Regarding their Request to Reduce the District Rate on Non-Domestic Properties (copy of associated documents attached). pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received Mr Glyn Roberts, CEO, RetailNI, Mr Colin Neill, CEO, Hospitality Ulster and Mr Stephen Kelly, CEO, Manufacturing Northern Ireland who gave a joint presentation on Regeneration NI – Creating 21st Century Town and City Centres and A New Deal for Northern Ireland addressing the following  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP35/19

GSP36/19

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee held on Tuesday 5 February 2019 pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Minutes:

 

Open Minutes of the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee held on 5 February 2019 (GSP12/19-GSP25/19) were signed by the Chairperson.

 

Alderman Hussey referred to the first sentence in paragraph three of GSP17/19 and stated that the words “Vice-Chair” should have read “Deputy Mayor”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GSP37/19

Brexit - Day One Readiness pdf icon PDF 30 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Assurance Officer presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  She advised that the purpose of the report was for Members to note and endorse the work that is ongoing in relation to preparing the Council for Day One Readiness in the event of  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP37/19

GSP38/19

Quarter 3 Financial Outturn and Year End Financial Plan pdf icon PDF 48 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

The Lead finance Officer presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  He advised that the purpose of the report was for Members to consider and approve Council’s Quarter 3 financial outturn and position at 31 December 2018.

 

Councillor Fleming welcomed the report and the many  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP38/19

GSP39/19

City of Derry Airport pdf icon PDF 45 KB

Minutes:

The Lead Finance Officer presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  He advised that the purpose of the report was to provide Members with an update in relation to the current funding position for City of Derry Airport and endorse funding from the North West  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP39/19

GSP40/19

Update on Replacement of Northern Ireland Planning Portal (NIPP) pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Planning Performance and Improvement presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  He advised that the purpose of the report was to update and advise Members on the progress of the replacement NIPP project, the need for a new planning IT system for  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP40/19

GSP41/19

Update on the Structure and Harmonisation Process for the New Council pdf icon PDF 31 KB

Minutes:

The Lead Human Resources Officer presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  She advised that the purpose of the report was to update Members on the complex process of the restructuring of the new Council and progress achieved to date in terms of the harmonisation  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP41/19

GSP42/19

Employing People With a Disability pdf icon PDF 35 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

The Lead Human Resources Officer presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  She advised that the purpose of the report was to update Members on progress achieved to date in relation to encouraging and attracting People with a Disability into the workplace and to seek  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP42/19

GSP43/19

Service Delivery Plan 2019/20 - Strategic Planning and Support Services pdf icon PDF 36 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Democratic Services and Improvement Officer presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  She advised that the purpose of the report was to present for consideration and Members’ approval the Delivery Plan for the Strategic Planning and Support Services for the 2019/2020.

 

The Committee  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP43/19

GSP44/19

Schedule of Meetings pdf icon PDF 51 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Democratic Services and Improvement Officer presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  She advised that the purpose of the report was to seek elected Members’ approval for the proposed schedule of Meetings for 2019/2020

 

The Committee

 

Recommended       that the Meetings Schedule for 2019/2020  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP44/19

GSP45/19

Scheme of Allowances Payable to Elected Members 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 33 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Democratic Services and Improvement Officer presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  She advised that the purpose of the report was to seek approval for an updated Scheme of Allowances as set out in Appendix 1.

 

Councillor Fleming suggested that this matter be  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP45/19

GSP46/19

Membership of Organisations/Associations 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 35 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Democratic Services and Improvement Officer presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  She advised that the purpose of the report was to seek elected Member approval in relation to the continued membership of a number of organisations/associations.

 

The Committee

 

Recommended       (a) that membership  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP46/19

GSP47/19

Wayleave Agreement with NIE - Top of the Hill Country Park pdf icon PDF 27 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Legal Services Officer presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  He advised that the purpose of the report was to seek Members’ approval to enter into a Wayleave Agreement with Northern Ireland Electricity at the Former Immaculate Conception College grounds (being redeveloped by  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP47/19

GSP48/19

Projected Costs for the Local Government Elections 2019 pdf icon PDF 38 KB

Minutes:

The Chief Executive presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  He pointed out that the purpose of the report was to advise Members of the projected costs for the forthcoming Local Government Elections and the financing of such.   

 

Councillor P Kelly expressed concern at the  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP48/19

GSP49/19

Central/Local Government Political Partnership Forum pdf icon PDF 35 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Strategic Business Manager presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  He advised that the purpose of the report was to provide Members with an update on the recent meeting and terms of reference of the Central/Local Government Political Partnership Forum.

 

The Committee

 

Recommended       that  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP49/19