Agenda and minutes

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

Venue: Guildhall, Derry. View directions

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Items
No. Item

C313/18

Notice and Summons of Meeting

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The Mayor read the Notice and Summons for the Meeting.

 

 

C314/18

Member Attendance and Apologies

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The Mayor completed the roll call and recorded apologies from Aldermen R Hamilton and Ramsey, Councillors Gardiner, P Kelly, McCauley and McGuire.

 

 

C315/18

Webcasting Notice

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The Mayor read the Webcast Announcement for the Meeting.

 

C316/18

Declarations of Members' Interests

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There were no Declarations of Interest.

 

C317/18

Chairperson's Business

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C317/18         Congratulations

 

The Mayor referred to the following Awards presented to Council Officers in recent weeks and congratulated all those staff involved on their achievements: 

 

Nilga - Employee of the Year Award

Nilga - Best Local Authority for Elected Member Development

            Initiative

                        Nilga - Local Government Award for Excellence and  ...  view the full minutes text for item C317/18

C318/18

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Meeting of the Derry City and Strabane District Council held on Thursday 27 September 2018 pdf icon PDF 131 KB

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                        The Minutes of the Open Meeting of Derry City and Strabane District Council held on 27 September 2018 (C277/18-C305/18) were submitted.

                       

Councillor Hastings Moved, Alderman Devenney Seconded and the Council.

 

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

 

C319/18

Matters Arising

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C319/18         Situation in Khan al-Ahmar (Ref C283/18)

 

Councillor Gallagher sought an update in regards to a Motion passed by Council in September 2016 that a list of Boycott Diversity Sanctions be distributed to all households within the Council district and that a report be prepared on the most cost  ...  view the full minutes text for item C319/18

C320/18

Adoption of the Open Minutes of the following Committees

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C321/18

Monthly Assurance, Audit and Risk Committee held on Monday 24 September 2018 pdf icon PDF 43 KB

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The Minutes of the Assurance, Audit and Risk Committee held on 24 September 2018 (AAR82/18 – AAR95/18) were submitted.

                       

Alderman McClintock Moved, Councillor McKnight Seconded and the Council

 

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

 

C321/18a

Monthly Governance and Strategic Planning Committee held on Tuesday 2 October 2018 pdf icon PDF 64 KB

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The Minutes of the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee held on 2 October 2018 (GSP143/18-GSP151/18) were submitted.

                       

Councillor Tierney Moved, Councillor Hastings Seconded and the Council

 

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

 

C321/18b

Monthly Planning Committee held on Wednesday 3 October 2018 pdf icon PDF 80 KB

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The Minutes of the Planning Committee held on 3 October 2018 (P162/18-P177/18) were submitted.

 

Alderman Bresland Moved, Councillor D Kelly Seconded and the Council

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

 

C321/18c

Monthly Assurance, Audit and Risk Committee held on Thursday 4 October 2018 pdf icon PDF 31 KB

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The Minutes of the Assurance, Audit and Risk Committee held on 4 October 2018 (AAR96/18 – AAR102/18) were submitted.

 

                        Councillor Hastings Moved, Alderman McClintock Seconded and the Council

 

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

 

C321/18d

Monthly Business and Culture Committee held on Tuesday 9 October 2018 pdf icon PDF 72 KB

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The Minutes of the Business and Culture Committee held on Tuesday 9 October 2018 (BC197/18 – BC211/18) were submitted.

 

                        Councillor Reilly Moved, Alderman M McHugh Seconded and the Council

 

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

 

 

C321/18e

Monthly Environment and Regeneration Committee held on Wednesday 10 October 2018 pdf icon PDF 101 KB

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The Minutes of the Environment and Regeneration Committee held on 10 October 2018 (ER217/18 – ER236/18) were submitted.

 

                        Alderman Bresland Moved, Councillor Tierney Seconded and the Council

 

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

 

Matters Arising from the Minutes

 

C327/18         Review of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item C321/18e

C321/18f

Monthly Health and Community Committee held on Thursday 11 October 2018 pdf icon PDF 110 KB

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The Minutes of the Health and Community Committee held on Thursday 11 October 2018 (HC203/18-HC218/18) were submitted.

 

                        Alderman McClintock requested an amendment to Minute HC215/18 in that the word “recommendation” contained in the third sentence of the second paragraph should have read “remediation”.   She said that within that paragraph she  ...  view the full minutes text for item C321/18f

C322/18

Notices of Motion

Councillor D Kelly to Move:

 

That this Council acknowledges the commitments made in the Brexit negotiations - both the Joint Report and the Draft Agreement - where Irish/EU citizens in the North of Ireland ‘will continue to enjoy, exercise and have access to rights, opportunities and benefits as EU citizens’.

 

In recognising that this body of rights includes democratic rights (including the right to vote and stand as candidates in EU elections) and given that Ireland has been allocated two additional seats in the European Parliament, this Council calls on the Irish Government to amend the current legislation to allocate those seats to the North of Ireland to ensure EU citizens here continue to have representation in the European Parliament.

 

The Chief Executive to write to the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government with this request.

 

Go nglacann an Comhairle leis na gealltanais a rinneadh in idirbheartaíochaí an

Bhreatimeachta -idir an comhthuairisc agus an dréachtchomhaontú-‘inar féidir le saoránaigh Éireannacha/AE ó thuaidh a gcearta a fheidhmiú agus ina mbeidh, ar bhonn leanúnach, cead teacht ar chearta, dheiseanna agus leasa mar shaoránaigh AE.’

 

Ag aithint go gcludaíonn na cairteacha seo cearta daonlathacha (agus cead vótála agus ceadseasamh mar iarrthóirí i dtoghcháin AE) agus toisc gur tugadh dhá siochán FE sa bhreis d’Éire iarrann an Comhairle seo ar Rialtas na h’Éireann an reachtaíocht reatha a leasú agus an dá shiochán a chur ar fáil don tuaisceart agus cead vótál a a thabhairt do shaoránaigh an tuaiscirt do na suíocháin seo chun go mbeadh ionadaíocht acu i bParlaimint na hEorpa.

 

Iarr ar an phríomhfheidhmeannach scríobh chuig an Aire Tithíochta, Pleanála agus Rialtais Áitiúil leis an iarratas seo.

 

Councillor Cooper to Move:

 

This Council acknowledges the result of the EU Referendum of June 2016, recognises that the majority of people in the north of Ireland voted to remain and asserts that no one in the Derry & Strabane District council area voted for a bad deal, or a no deal, which in either case could wreck our economy and jeopardise our peace process.

 

The Council agrees to write to the British Secretary of State and to the Prime Minister expressing its support for a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal or where no deal has been negotiated and in both cases remaining in the EU must be an option – based on the bottom line which has been expressed by the majority of elected MLAs in supporting:

·         The full protection of Human Rights and equality provisions

·         No exclusion from the single market or customs union

·         The full protection of the Good Friday Agreement in all of its parts

·         That the backstop agreed by both the British Government and the EU27 is the bottom line in order to safeguard our political and economic stability now and for the future.”

 

Go n-aithníonn an Chomhairle seo toradh Reifreann AE Meithimh 2016, agus aithníonn go vótáil tromlach an phobail i dtuaisceart na hÉireann fanacht agus dearbhaíonn nár vótáil éinne i gceantar Chomhairle Chathair Dhoire & Cheantar an tSratha Báin  ...  view the full agenda text for item C322/18

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C331/18         European Parliament

           

                        Councillor D Kelly Moved, Councillor Duffy Seconded

 

That    this Council acknowledges the commitments made in the Brexit negotiations - both the Joint Report and the Draft Agreement - where Irish/EU citizens in the North of Ireland ‘will continue to enjoy, exercise and have access to rights, opportunities  ...  view the full minutes text for item C322/18

C323/18

Responses to Motions pdf icon PDF 31 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.

 

C324/18

Seal pdf icon PDF 28 KB

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Councillor Tierney Moved, Councillor Reilly Seconded and the Council

 

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

           

                                                            Sealing List October 2018

 

Documents Sealed 24th September 2018

 

Form of Agreement:-  Derry City and Strabane District Council ~and~ MWA Partnership Ltd relating to Concept Masterplan  ...  view the full minutes text for item C324/18