Agenda and minutes

Derry City and Strabane District Council (Open)
Thursday 22 February 2018 4.00 pm

Venue: Guildhall, Derry. View directions

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Items
No. Item

C43/18

Notice and Summons of Meeting

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

C44/18

Webcasting Notice

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The Mayor read the Webcast Announcement for the Meeting.

 

 

C45/18

Member Attendance and Apologies

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Apologies were received from Alderman Thompson and Councillors Campbell and O’Reilly.

 

Alderman McClintock advised that she and Aldermen Ramsey and Warke would be leaving the Meeting early to attend an engagement in Belfast.

 

 

C46/18

Declarations of Members' Interests

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Councillor Boyle declared an interest in item as Council’s representative on the CoDA Board.

 

 

C47/18

Chairperson's Business

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C47/18           Best Wishes

 

The Mayor referred to the fact that this was Councillor Hassan’s last Council Meeting prior to his retirement.  He commended Councillor Hassan on the excellent work he had carried out during his twenty one years as an elected representative of Council and extended his best wishes to  ...  view the full minutes text for item C47/18

C48/18

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Meeting of the Derry City and Strabane District Council held on Thursday 25 January 2018 pdf icon PDF 101 KB

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The Minutes of the Open Meeting of Derry City and Strabane District Council held on 25 January 2018 (C1/18-C32/18) were submitted.

                       

Councillor Hastings Moved, Councillor McKeever Seconded and the Council

 

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

 

C49/18

Matters Arising

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C49/18           Flooding Incident Response (Ref C11/18)

 

In response to a query from Councillor Reilly, the Chief Executive advised that he had been liaising with the Department for Infrastructure during the past number of weeks.  He stated that he had spoken with a senior official from the Department the previous day  ...  view the full minutes text for item C49/18

C50/18

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Special Meeting of Derry City and Strabane District Council held on Monday 5 February 2018 pdf icon PDF 92 KB

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The Open Minutes of the Special Meeting of Derry City and Strabane District Council held on Monday 5 February 2018 (SC15/18 – SC23/18) were submitted.

 

Alderman McClintock referred to discussion which had taken place at SC23/18 regarding the flying of the tricolour at the St Patrick’s Day Parade in Strabane.  ...  view the full minutes text for item C50/18

C51/18

Adoption of the Open Minutes of the following Committees

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C51/18a

Monthly Governance and Strategic Planning Committee held on Tuesday 30 January 2018 pdf icon PDF 83 KB

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The Minutes of the Monthly Governance and Strategic Planning Committee

held on 30 January 2018 (GSP24/18-GSP33/18) were submitted.

 

Councillor Boyle Moved, Councillor Hastings Seconded and the Council

 

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

 

Matter Arising From Minutes

 

C55/18           Irish Language Week 2018  ...  view the full minutes text for item C51/18a

C51/18b

Monthly Planning Committee held on Wednesday 31 January 2018 pdf icon PDF 72 KB

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The Minutes of the Monthly Planning Committee held on 31 January 2018 (P21/18-P38/18) were submitted.

 

Alderman Kerrigan Moved, Councillor Boyle Seconded and the Council

 

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

 

C51/18c

Monthly Assurance, Audit and Risk Committee held on Thursday 1 February 2018 pdf icon PDF 42 KB

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The Minutes of the Monthly Assurance, Audit and Risk Committee held on 1 February 2018 (AAR14/18-AAR22/18) were submitted.

 

Councillor Gallagher referred to a recommendation made in relation to Minute AAR20/18 “to bring forward a report on the analysis of the recent court case”, which had been omitted from the Minutes.  ...  view the full minutes text for item C51/18c

C51/18d

Monthly Business and Culture Committee held on Tuesday 6 February 2018 pdf icon PDF 75 KB

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The Minutes of the Monthly Business and Culture Committee held on Tuesday

6 February 2018 were submitted.

 

Councillor McKnight Moved, Alderman R Hamilton Seconded and the Council

 

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

 

C51/18e

Monthly Environment and Regeneration Committee held on Wednesday 7 February 2018 pdf icon PDF 74 KB

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The Minutes of the Monthly Meeting of the Environment and Regeneration

Committee held on Wednesday 7 February 2018 (ER27/18-ER39/18) were

submitted.

 

Councillor Dobbins Moved, Councillor Hastings Seconded and the Council

 

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

 

Matter Arising From Minutes

 

ER62/18  ...  view the full minutes text for item C51/18e

C51/18f

Monthly Health and Community Committee held on Thursday 8 February 2018 pdf icon PDF 105 KB

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The Minutes of the Monthly Meeting of the Health and Community

Committee held on Thursday 8 February 2018 (HC24/18=HC40/18) were

submitted.

 

Councillor Tierney Moved, Alderman McClintock Seconded and the Council

 

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

 

 

C52/18

Minutes of the Special Planning Committee Held on Tuesday 13 February 2018 pdf icon PDF 51 KB

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The Minutes of the Special Planning Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 13 February 2018 (SP1/18-SP6/18) were submitted.

 

Councillor Gardiner Moved, Alderman Bresland Seconded and the Council

 

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

 

C53/18

Notices of Motion

Councillor Logue to Move:

 

This Council sends our condolences and solidarity to the families of Raychel Ferguson, Conor Mitchell, Claire Roberts, Adam Strain and Lucy Crawford following the publication of the report of the Inquiry into Hyponatraemia-related Deaths;

 

this Council states that we fully and wholeheartedly support Raychel’s Law - the demand for a Statutory Duty of Candour in honour of those children who have died as a result of Hyponatraemia:

 

and we instruct Council to write to the Department of Health and urge it to begin proceedings that will introduce a Statutory Duty of Candour.

 

Go gcuireann An Chomhairle seo comhbhrón agus dlúthpháirtíocht chuig muintir Raychel Ferguson, Conor Mitchell, Claire Roberts, Adam Strain agus Lucy Crawford tar éis phoibliú na tuairisce den Fhiosrúchán faoi Bhásanna atá bainteach le Hyponatraemia;

Is mian leis An Chomhairle seo a dhearbhú go dtacaíonn muid go huile agus go hiomlán le Dlí Raychel - an t-éileamh ar Dhualgas Reachtúil Ionracais in ónóir na bpáistí a d’éag mar thoradh ar Hyponatraemia.

Agustreoraíonn muid don Chomhairle scríobh chuig an Roinn Sláinte agus í a ghriosadh a chur le himeachtaí a thabharfaidh Dualgas Reachtúil Ionracais isteach.

 

Councillor Cusack to Move:

 

This Council recognises the impact that the changes to the ‘Support for Mortgage Interest’ (SMI) scheme will have on hardworking, low income families in our City and District who will face increased financial hardship due to the upcoming change in the SMI scheme from a benefit to a loan;


further recognises that this change will punish those who own their own home, including those who were actively encouraged by the British Conservative Government to buy their own homes during the crash;


is concerned that the conditions of this loan will cause people to get into unmanageable debt and is self-defeating in that it could cause people to lose their homes, and in turn possibly become more reliant on the state and on social housing;


and calls on  the Department for Work and Pensions to urgently review this decision, as well as its financial impact and validity before the changes are made in April.

 

Councillor Tierney to Move:

 

This Council recognises the value of Neighbourhood Renewal as a flagship programme to tackle poverty and disadvantage; further recognises the contribution that Neighbourhood Renewal projects make to our most disadvantaged communities across this Council area; expresses concern at the proposed 11% cut to Neighbourhood Renewal budgets for the financial year 2018/19; and calls on the Department for Communities to protect the existing budgets for these valuable projects.

 

Councillor Carlin to Move:

 

That this Council recognises the pioneering scientific discoveries and ground breaking achievements of Strabane native, Annie (Russell) Maunder, Astronomer, who was born 150 years ago on 14 April 1868, and that we liaise with local schools and the Armagh Planetarium and Observatory to develop an appropriate programme of events to commemorate and celebrate her life and work during April 2018.

 

go n-aithníonn an Chomhairle seo na fionnachtana ceannródaíocha eolaíocha agus na  ...  view the full agenda text for item C53/18

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C66/18           Notice of Motion – Inquiry into Hyponatraemia related Deaths

 

Councillor Logue Moved, Councillor Dobbins Seconded and the Council unanimously

           

Resolved       that this council sends our condolences and solidarity to the families of Raychel Ferguson, Conor Mitchell, Claire Roberts, Adam Strain and Lucy Crawford following the publication of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item C53/18

C54/18

Correspondence pdf icon PDF 25 KB

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The Chief Executive presented the above   report a copy of which had been previously circulated. He stated that the purpose of the report was to advise Members of correspondence received in relation to proposals carried by Council.

 

Members noted the content of the report.

 

 

C55/18

Seal pdf icon PDF 26 KB

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Councillor Tierney Moved, Councillor Cusack Seconded and the Council

 

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

 

                                    Documents Sealed 22nd February 2018

Grant of Right of Burial in Ballyoan Cemetery

 

Mr Michael Lynch, 13 Moira Park, Lisburn, BT28 1SJ

 

Grants of Right of Burial  ...  view the full minutes text for item C55/18