Agenda and minutes

Derry City and Strabane District Council (Open)
Thursday 25 January 2018 4.00 pm

Venue: Guildhall, Derry. View directions

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Items
No. Item

C1/18

Notice and Summons of Meeting

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The Mayor read the Notice and Summons for the Meeting.

C2/18

Member Attendance and Apologies

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Apologies were received from Alderman Thompson and Councillors P Kelly and McGuire.

 

C3/18

Webcasting Notice

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 The Mayor read the Webcast Announcement for the Meeting.

 

C4/18

Declarations of Members' Interests

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There were no Declarations of Interest.

 

C5/18

Chairperson's Business

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C05/18           Dog Attack

 

The Mayor sent good wishes and a speedy recovery to a Council employee who had recently been seriously injured by a dog whilst carrying out his duties.  He stated that dog owners had a responsibility to ensure that their dogs were secured to prevent a repeat of  ...  view the full minutes text for item C5/18

C6/18

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Meeting of the Derry City and Strabane District Council held on Thursday 14 December 2017 pdf icon PDF 76 KB

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The Minutes of the Open Meeting of Derry City and Strabane District Council held on 14 December 2017 (C347/17-C368/17) were submitted for approval.

C7/18

Matters Arising

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C08/18           Growth Deal/City Deal (C354/17)

 

Alderman McClintock stated that she welcomed all efforts to progress the City Deal and asked for an update regarding recent meetings held at Westminster and with Arlene Foster MLA.  

Alderman Hussey stated that Members had agreed to invite ministerial representation to Council to discuss the  ...  view the full minutes text for item C7/18

C8/18

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Special Meeting of Derry City and Strabane District Council held on Thursday 14 December 2017 pdf icon PDF 88 KB

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The Open Minutes of the special Meeting of Derry City and Strabane District Council held on Thursday 14 December 2017 (SC36/17 – SC38/17) were submitted.

 

On a point of accuracy, Alderman R Hamilton stated that her attendance at the meeting was not recorded.

 

It was agreed that the Minutes would  ...  view the full minutes text for item C8/18

C9/18

Adoption of the Open Minutes of the following Committees

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C10/18

Adoption of the Open Minutes of the Special Planning Committee Meeting held on Wednesday 20 December 2017 pdf icon PDF 51 KB

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The Minutes of the Special Planning Committee held on 20 December 2017 (P08/17 – P14/17) were submitted.

 

Councillor R Mc Hugh Moved, Councillor Jackson Seconded and the Council

 

Resolved       that the above minutes be adopted as a true record of the Meeting

 

C10/18a

Monthly Governance and Strategic Planning Committee held on Tuesday 9 January 2018 pdf icon PDF 79 KB

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The Minutes of the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee held on 9 January 2018 (GSP1/18-GSP20/18) were submitted.

 

                        Councillor McKnight Moved, Councillor McMahon Seconded and the Council

 

Resolved       that the above minutes be adopted as a true record of the meeting

 

                        Matters Arising from the Minutes

C14/18           Motion on Naming of  ...  view the full minutes text for item C10/18a

C10/18b

Monthly Planning Committee held on Wednesday 10 January 2018 pdf icon PDF 87 KB

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The Minutes of the Planning Committee held on 10 January 2017 (P01/18- P15/18) were submitted.

 

Councillor Hassan Moved, Seconded by Alderman Bresland and the Council

 

Resolved       that the above minutes be adopted as a true record of the Meeting

 

C10/18c

Monthly Assurance, Audit and Risk Committee held on Thursday 11 January 2018 pdf icon PDF 64 KB

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The Minutes of the Assurance, Audit and Risk Committee held on Tuesday 11 January 2018 (AAR1/18- AAR13/18) were submitted.

 

Councillor Duffy Moved, Seconded by Councillor McMahon and the Council

 

Resolved       that the above minutes be adopted as a true record of the Meeting

 

C10/18d

Monthly Business and Culture Committee held on Tuesday 16 January 2018 pdf icon PDF 77 KB

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The Minutes of the Business and Culture Committee held on Tuesday 16 January 2018 (BC01/18 – BC19/18) were submitted.

 

Councillor McKnight Moved, Seconded by Alderman R Hamilton and the Council

Resolved       that the above minutes be adopted as a true record of the Meeting

 

                        Matters Arising from the minutes

 

C18/18  ...  view the full minutes text for item C10/18d

C10/18e

Monthly Environment and Regeneration Committee held on Wednesday 17 January 2018 pdf icon PDF 73 KB

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The Minutes of the Environment and Regeneration Committee held on 17 January 2018 (ER1/18 – ER19/18) were submitted.

 

On a point of accuracy, Alderman Hussey referred to ER12/18 Adoption of a Circular Economy/Zero Waste Strategy for Derry City and Strabane District Council.  He stated that the second sentence be replaced  ...  view the full minutes text for item C10/18e

C10/18f

Monthly Health and Community Committee held on Thursday 18 January 2018 pdf icon PDF 77 KB

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The Minutes of the Health and Community Committee held on Thursday 18 January 2018 (HC01/18-HC21/18) were submitted.

 

Councillor Hastings Moved, Seconded by Councillor R McHugh and the Council

Resolved       that the above minutes be adopted as a true record of the Meeting

 

                        Matters Arising from the minutes

 

C23/18           Motion on  ...  view the full minutes text for item C10/18f

C11/18

Notices of Motion

Alderman Ramsey to Move:

 

Whereas this Council, Derry City & Strabane District Council , recognises the vital significance of Bombardier Aerospace, formerly Shorts, for the Northern Ireland economy, with four thousand three hundred workers directly employed and a further twenty thousand employed indirectly in the supply chain or through induced economic activity; we express our profound concern at the threat posed to these jobs by the recent protectionist judgements by the US International Trade Commission which effectively placed a 300% surcharge on the C Series aircraft in an attempt to close the US market; it is resolved to express our full solidarity with the workforce and company at this time of trial and propose to write directly to the Prime Minister Theresa May MP to request that the government make it known to Boeing that if they do not withdraw their case then they will be excluding themselves from UK procurement opportunities both current and future; it is further resolved to write to the European Trade Commissioner to request an immediate escalation through existing trade disputes mechanisms.

 

Councillor Cooper to Move:

 

Is Céim 2 é forbairt Scoil an Leighis ag Mac Aoidh agus ina cuid ríthábhachtach de mhéadú breise ar Champas Mhic Aoidh.  Scríobhfaidh an Chomhairle seo chuig Rúnaí Buan na Roinne Sláinte chun aontú práinneach a lorg ar an chás gnó le gur féidir an sprioc-am faoin choinne próiseas SIOC de Mhárta 2018 a bhaint amach.

 

The development of a Medical School at Ulster University Magee is Phase 2 and a crucial element of the further expansion of the Magee Campus.  This Council will write to the Permanent Secretary of the Department of Health to seek urgent sign off on the business case so that the deadline for the UCAS process of March 2018 can be met.

 

Councillor McKnight to Move:

 

Tar éis chinneadh Coimisiún an Aontais Eorpaigh nach mbeidh tuaisceart na hÉireann níos i dteideal cathair óstach a bheith aici mar chuid de Phríomchathair Chultúir na hEorpa i 2023 tar éis an AE a fhágáil i 2019, iarrann an Chomhairle seo ar Rialtas na hÉireann plé le féidearacht go ndéanfaidísne iontráil chomhiarratais Dhoire/an tSratha Báin agus Bhéal Feirste ar an chomórtas a éascú.

 

Scríobhfaidh an Chomhairle seo chuig Aire agus Coiste Cultúir, Oidhreachta agus na Gaeltachta i mBaile Átha Cliath chun seo a iarraidh.

 

Following the EU Commission decision that the north of Ireland will no longer be eligible to have a host city as part of the European (Capital) City of Culture in 2023 after leaving the EU in 2019, this Council calls on the Irish Government to explore the possibility of them facilitating the entry of the Derry/Strabane and Belfast joint bid to the competition. 

 

This Council will write to the Minister and Committee of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in Dublin to request this. 

 

Councillor Gallagher to Move:

 

I call on this Council to place a moratorium on all financial spending with regards to the European  ...  view the full agenda text for item C11/18

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C25/18           Notice of Motion – Circular Economy/Zero Waste Strategy

 

The Mayor asked that this Motion be considered before the others as Councillor Dobbins had to leave the meeting early.

                        Councillor Dobbins Moved, Seconded by Councillor Hastings

 

That    this Council recognises the impact that waste has on our environment, recently highlighted  ...  view the full minutes text for item C11/18

C12/18

Seal pdf icon PDF 25 KB

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Alderman R Hamilton Moved, Councillor Boyle Seconded and the Council

 

Resolved       that the seal of the Council be affixed to the following documents

 

Sealing List January 2018

 

Documents Sealed 21st December 2017

 

Contract in duplicate:- Belfast City Council In Partnership With Derry City and Strabane District Council with  ...  view the full minutes text for item C12/18