Agenda and minutes

Derry City and Strabane District Council (Open)
Thursday 26 April 2018 4.00 pm

Venue: Guildhall, Derry. View directions

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Items
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C98/17

Notice and Summons of Meeting

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The Mayor read the Notice and Summons for the Meeting.

C99/17

Member Attendance and Apologies

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Apologies were received from Alderman R Hamilton and Councillors Jackson and D Kelly.

 

C100/17

Webcasting Notice

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The Mayor read the Webcast Announcement for the Meeting.

C101/17

Declarations of Members' Interests

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There were no Declarations of Interest.

 

Chairperson's Business

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C102/17

Congratulations

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The Mayor extended congratulations to the Institute Football Team on their success on promotion to the higher division.

 

C103/17

Member Development Charter Plus Award

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The Mayor informed Members that Derry City and Strabane District Council are the first council to be awarded the Member Development Charter Plus Award.  He stated that this was a great credit to Council and extended his congratulations on the tremendous work by the Officers involved who ensured that Members  ...  view the full minutes text for item C103/17

C104/17

Delegation to China

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The Mayor stated that Officers representing Derry City and Strabane District Council will be travelling to Dalian, China as part of a delegation to foster and develop existing links with Dalian.  He hoped that the visit would bring prosperity to the City and District in the near future.

 

C105/17

Best Wishes

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Alderman Ramsey stated that the DUP wished to take this opportunity to acknowledge and congratulate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their son.  He also extended best wishes to Prince Harry and Meghan Markel on their forthcoming wedding.

 

C106/17

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Meeting of the Derry City and Strabane District Council held on Thursday 29 March 2018 pdf icon PDF 165 KB

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The Minutes of the Open Meeting of Derry City and Strabane District Council held on 29 March 2018 (C83/18-C119/18) were submitted.

On a matter of accuracy, Alderman McClintock referred to C90/18, Flooding Incident Response.  She stated that it was omitted from the Minutes that the DUP were delivering  ...  view the full minutes text for item C106/17

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C107/17

Flooding Incident Response (C90/18)

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Alderman Graham Warke was nominated to sit on the Adverse Weather Working Group.

 

Alderman McClintock enquired if there had been any response regarding the meeting with the statutory agencies.

 

In response, the Chief Executive stated that Officers were liaising with the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) and the statutory  ...  view the full minutes text for item C107/17

C108/17

Displays Bearing the Council Logo (C94/18)

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Councillor Gallagher stated that a decision had been made to deny Tony Taylor a new parole hearing and he has been incarcerated without trial for two years. 

 

Councillor Gallagher Moved, Seconded by Councillor Donnelly

 

That    This Council sends a delegation to the Secretary of State to demand the release of  ...  view the full minutes text for item C108/17

C109/17

CCTV Funding Update (C160/18)

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Alderman McClintock stated that meetings had taken place with Officers and the PSNI regarding recent events at St Columb’s Park.  She stated that a swift response was required before any incidents could escalate as large numbers of young people had congregated in the park.  She reported that a very positive  ...  view the full minutes text for item C109/17

C110/17

Adoption of the Open Minutes of the following Committees

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C110/17a

Monthly Governance and Strategic Planning Committee held on Tuesday 10 April 2018 pdf icon PDF 65 KB

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The Minutes of the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee held on 10 April 2018 (GSP54/18-GSP75/18) were submitted.

On a matter of accuracy, Councillor Boyle referred to GSP72/18 Language Working Group – Review of Options for Language Usage on Council Branding and Signage.  He stated that he had said the request  ...  view the full minutes text for item C110/17a

Matters Arising from the Minutes

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C111/17

Condemnation- Attack on Councillor Campbell's Home (GSP58/18)

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Alderman Devenney reiterated his condemnation of the attack on Councillor Campbell’s car.  However, he expressed concern at alleged events that had taken place after the attack.  He stated that allegations had been made regarding an Elected Representative and a Council Officer and sought clarification on the matter from Sinn Fein.  ...  view the full minutes text for item C111/17

C112/17

Nominees for NILGA Local Planning Programme for Elected Members (GSP69/18)

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Councillor McGuire was nominated to undertake on the Local Planning Programme.

The Chief Executive stated that NILGA had now allocated a third place on the programme.

Councillor Robinson as the incoming Chair of the Planning Committee was nominated to undertake on the Local Planning Programme.

 

C113/17

Data Protection Policy (GSP66/18)

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Councillor P Kelly referred to the reimbursement of data protection fees to Members.  He stated that the matter had been raised a recent meeting of the National Association of Councillors (NAC).  He stated that other Councils within Northern Ireland were reimbursing fees to Members and that Derry City and Strabane  ...  view the full minutes text for item C113/17

C114/17

Establishing an Adverse Weather Working Group (GSP65/18)

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Councillor Donnelly was nominated to sit on the Adverse Weather Working Group.

 

Councillor Donnelly enquired if a date had been set for the group to meet.

In response, the Chief Executive advised that the Lead Assurance Officer would contact the nominated Members with a meeting date.

 

C115/17

Language Working Group - Review of Options for Language Usage on Council Branding And Signage (GSP72/18)

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Councillor Donnelly stated that a previous Motion had been passed at a previous meeting of Council to establish a Language Working Group.  He stated that Members had entered into a very thorough process during which three options had been agreed upon.  He further stated a fourth option, which had never  ...  view the full minutes text for item C115/17

C115/17a

Monthly Planning Committee held on Wednesday 11 April 2018 pdf icon PDF 86 KB

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The Minutes of the Planning Committee held on 11 April 2018 (P63/18-P75/18) were submitted.

 

Councillor Hastings Moved, Seconded by Alderman McClintock and the Council

 

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

 

C115/17b

Monthly Assurance, Audit and Risk Committee held on Thursday 12 April 2018 pdf icon PDF 43 KB

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The Minutes of the Assurance, Audit and Risk Committee held on 12 April 2018 (AAR36/18- AAR49/18) were submitted.

 

Councillor McKeever Moved, Seconded by Alderman McClintock and the Council

 

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

 

C115/17c

Monthly Business and Culture Committee held on Tuesday 17 April 2018 pdf icon PDF 53 KB

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The Minutes of the Business and Culture Committee held on Tuesday 17 April 2018 (BC75/18 – BC87/18) were submitted.

 

Alderman Warke, Seconded by Councillor McGuire and the Council

 

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

 

Matters Arising

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C116/17

Culture Venues Funds 2016/17- Impact Report (BC85/18)

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Councillor Robinson stated that he had recently visited Studio 2 in the Skeoge area of the City to discuss their current funding difficulties.  He reported that the facility provided a wide range of programmes for up to 1400 young people in the Skeoge area and beyond.  He added that the  ...  view the full minutes text for item C116/17

C117/17

Northern Ireland Women in Enterprise Challenge 2018-2021 (BC83/18)

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Alderman Hussey enquired if an update was available regarding his request that the funding contribution between the eleven Councils be challenged to ensure that each Council area received an equal amount of funding to participate in the initiative. 

 

In response, the Mayor advised that the matter would be raised with  ...  view the full minutes text for item C117/17

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C118/17

Culture Venues Fund 2016/17- Impact Report (BC85/18)

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Councillor Robinson stated that he had recently visited Studio 2 in the Skeoge area of the City to discuss their current funding difficulties.  He reported that the facility provided a wide range of programmes for up to 1400 young people in the Skeoge area and beyond.  He added that the  ...  view the full minutes text for item C118/17

C119/17

Northern Ireland Women in Enterprise Challenge 2018-2021 (BC83/18)

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Alderman Hussey enquired if an update was available regarding his request that the funding contribution between the eleven Councils be challenged to ensure that each Council area received an equal amount of funding to participate in the initiative. 

 

In response, the Mayor advised that the matter would be raised with  ...  view the full minutes text for item C119/17

C119/17a

Monthly Environment and Regeneration Committee held on Wednesday 18 April 2018 pdf icon PDF 62 KB

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The Minutes of the Environment and Regeneration Committee held on 18 April 2018 (ER70/18 – ER84/18) were submitted.

 

Councillor Dobbins Moved, Seconded by Alderman Bresland and the Council

 

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

 

C119/17b

Monthly Health and Community Committee held on Thursday 19 April 2018 pdf icon PDF 102 KB

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The Minutes of the Health and Community Committee held on Thursday 19 April 2018 (HC67/18-HC85/18) were submitted.

 

Councillor Hastings Moved, Seconded by Councillor Tierney and the Council

 

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

 

C120/17

Good Relations Grant Aid 2018/19 (HC76/18)/ Community Support Fund 2018/19 (HC77/18)

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Alderman Thompson stated that he sought clarity regarding the surplus of funding within Council DEA’s.  He outlined that some of the DEA’s may have only submitted a small number of applications for funding which would result in a substantial surplus for that particular area.  He sought assurance that funding could  ...  view the full minutes text for item C120/17

C121/17

Expulsion of the Israeli Ambassador

Councillor Cooper to Move:

 

Given the recent massacre of civilians at the Palestinian border by Israeli State forces, this Council calls for the immediate expulsion by the Irish government of the Israeli ambassador.

 

I bhfianaise an áir sibhialtach le déanaí ag an teorainn Phalaistíneach ag fórsaí stát Iosrael, éilíonn an Chomhairle seo go ruaigtear láithreach Ambasadóir Iosrael ag Rialtas na hÉireann.

 

Councillor McKnight to Move:

 

Go gcuireann Comhairle Chathair Dhoire agus Cheantar an tSratha Báin ina luí ar an Roinn Bonneagair go bhfuil an-tábhacht leis an A2 Bóthar Bhun Cranncha mar thiomántóir eacnamaíoch don Réigiún ar fad san larthuasiceart.  Agus plé ag an leibhéal is airde leis an Roinn chun cur ina luí uirthi nach mór gach réiteach a thriail chun a chinntiú go gcuirtear forbairt A2 Bóthar Bhun Cranncha i gcrích.

 

That Derry City and Strabane District Council impress on the Department of Infrastructure the importance of the A2 Buncrana Road as an economic driver for the entire North West Region.  And to engage at the highest level with the Department to impress on it that all funding avenues be exhausted to ensure the development of the A2 Buncrana Road is completed.

 

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Councillor Cooper Moved, Seconded by Councillor Campbell

That    given the recent massacre of civilians at the Palestinian border by Israeli State forces, this Council calls for the immediate expulsion by the Irish government of the Israeli ambassador.

 

The following amendment to the Motion was moved by Councillor Reilly, Seconded by  ...  view the full minutes text for item C121/17

C122/17

Notice of Motion- A2 Buncrana Road

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Councillor McKnight Moved, Councillor Logue Seconded and the Council unanimously

 

Resolved                   That Derry City and Strabane District Council impress on the Department of Infrastructure the importance of the A2 Buncrana Road as an economic driver for the entire North West Region.  And to engage at the highest level with the  ...  view the full minutes text for item C122/17

C123/17

Responses to Motions pdf icon PDF 35 KB

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The Chief Executive presented the above report, a copy of which had been previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to advise Members of correspondence received in relation to Motions passed by Council.

 

Members noted the content of the report.

 

Councillor Gallagher referred to the response received  ...  view the full minutes text for item C123/17

C124/17

Seal pdf icon PDF 29 KB

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Councillor Tierney Moved, Councillor Hastings Seconded and the Council

 

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

Documents Sealed 9 April 2018

 

Deed of Dedication in triplicate:- Derry City and Strabane District Council ~and~ The Executive Office relating to Invest In Play Project, Land  ...  view the full minutes text for item C124/17