Agenda and minutes

Derry City and Strabane District Council
Thursday 18 July 2019 4.00 pm

Venue: Guildhall, Derry. View directions

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C180/19

Notice and Summons of Meeting

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The Mayor read the Notice and Summons for the Meeting.

 

C181/19

Member Attendance and Apologies

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The Director of Business and Culture completed the roll call and recorded apologies from Aldermen Guy, Bresland and Ramsey and Councillors Cooper and Ferguson.

 

 

C182/19

Webcasting Notice

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The Mayor read the Webcast Announcement for the Meeting.

 

C183/19

Declarations of Members' Interests

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Councillor M Boyle declared an interest in Agenda Item 5 – Chairperson’s Business.

 

C184/19

Suspension of Standing Orders - British and Irish Sign Language Charter

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The Mayor welcomed members of the deaf community and a sign language interpreter who were seated in the public gallery.  She stated that she wished to bring the agenda item forward to facilitate those who had been seated for quite some time.  Councillor Reilly then proposed a Suspension of Standing  ...  view the full minutes text for item C184/19

C185/19

Suspension of Standing Orders - Death of Mr Sammy Devenny

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Councillor Donnelly Proposed a Suspension of Standing Orders, Seconded by Councillor Carr to allow consideration of a proposal.

 

After voting by a show of hands, the result was as follows:

For – 28; Against – 5; Abstentions 0.

 

The Proposal was carried and met the qualified majority threshold.

 

The Mayor  ...  view the full minutes text for item C185/19

C186/19

Suspension of Standing Orders - Medical School at Magee

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Councillor McCann Proposed a Suspension of Standing Orders, Seconded by Councillor Harkin to allow consideration of a proposal.

After voting by a show of hands, the result was unanimous and the Proposal was therefore carried.

The Mayor then invited Councillor McCann to address the Chamber.

Councillor McCann stated that Lord  ...  view the full minutes text for item C186/19

Chairperson's Business

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C187/19

Foyle Cup and Foyle Pride

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The Mayor advised that the annual Foyle Cup event would commence on Monday 22 July 2019 with a parade in the City.  She encouraged everyone to support the football teams taking part in the event.

 

                        She also advised that the Foyle Pride celebration would take place on 24 August 2019  ...  view the full minutes text for item C187/19

C188/19

Tyrone win the Ulster U20

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The Mayor extended congratulations on behalf of the Council to the Tyrone Under 20’s on winning the championship title at the weekend, particularly to Captain Ruairi Gormley who also played for Sigerson’s GAA Club.  She stated that the team would be invited to a Mayoral reception to mark their prestigious  ...  view the full minutes text for item C188/19

C189/19

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Meeting of the Derry City and Strabane District Council held on Thursday 27 June 2019 pdf icon PDF 580 KB

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The Minutes of the Meeting of Derry City and Strabane District Council held

on 27 June 2019 (C127/19-C171/19) were submitted.

                       

Councillor Tierney Moved, Councillor J Boyle Seconded and the Council.

 

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

 

Matters Arising

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C190/19

Elected Member Support Services: Meeting/Workstation Facilities (C144/19)

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Councillor Harkin stated that Councillor Donnelly had attempted to submit a call-in regarding this item as he and other Members had not heard the recommendation being endorsed.  However, the Lead Legal Services Officer had advised that the request had been submitted late and could therefore not be accepted.  He stated  ...  view the full minutes text for item C190/19

C191/19

Welfare Reform (C164/19)

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Councillor Harkin referred to the Motion and asked for an update regarding the recommendation to convene a meeting with the relevant parties.  He stated that it was a matter of urgency that the meeting be convened due to the repercussions of welfare reforms on the people throughout the City and  ...  view the full minutes text for item C191/19

C192/19

Correspondence from DfE on Mineral Prospecting Licensing Application Consultation Response (C150/19)

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The Lead Legal Services Officer advised that the requested legal opinion regarding the above matter was received by Council on Tuesday 16 July 2019, therefore no ample opportunity was available to present a formal paper on the matter and that he would advise Members of the opinion in confidential business.  ...  view the full minutes text for item C192/19

C193/19

Climate Change (C167/19)

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Councillor Harkin referred to Councillor McCann’s Motion that had been passed and asked for an update regarding the proposal to set up a multi-agency team to tackle climate change.  He stated that Members had also agreed to support the global strike to take place on 20 September 2019 and stressed  ...  view the full minutes text for item C193/19

C194/19

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Special Meeting of Derry City and Strabane District Council held on Thursday 4 July 2019 pdf icon PDF 329 KB

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The Minutes of the Special Meeting of Derry City and Strabane District Council held on 4 July 2019 (SC31/19-SC37/19) were submitted.

                        Councillor Duffy Moved, Councillor J Boyle Seconded and the Council.

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

 

Matters Arising

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C195/19

Appointment of Members to External Bodies (SC36/19)

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Alderman McClintock advised that Alderman Warke would replace Alderman Devenney on the Derry and Strabane Local Action Group.

 

C196/19

Adoption of the Open Minutes of the following Committees pdf icon PDF 328 KB

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C196/19a

The Special Environment and Regeneration Committee Meeting held on Wednesday 26 June 2019 pdf icon PDF 221 KB

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The Minutes of the Special Environment and Regeneration Committee held on 26 June 2019 (SER6/19-SER10/19) were submitted.

On a matter of accuracy, Councillor Tierney stated that he had attended the meeting, however he was not recorded on the attendance list.

Councillor Jackson Moved, Seconded by Councillor McKeever and the Council  ...  view the full minutes text for item C196/19a

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C197/19

To receive representatives from DfI (Roads Western Division) to discuss the 2019/2020 Annual Report-Spring (SER10/19)

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Councillor Logue stated that the proposed parking scheme at the Rossville Street area of the Bogside has been postponed until 2020.  She stated that it was a major problem for people residing in the Bogside and surrounding area and were patiently waiting for parking solutions from the Department.  She stated  ...  view the full minutes text for item C197/19

C197/19a

Monthly Governance and Strategic Planning Committee held on Tuesday 2 July 2019 pdf icon PDF 286 KB

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The Minutes of the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee held on 2 July 2019 (GSP76/19-GSP89/19) were submitted.

 

Matters Arising from the Minutes

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C198/19

Elected Member Support Services: Meeting/Workstation Facilities (GSP87/19)

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The Lead Legal Services Officer stated that a request should have been put forward that delegated authority be granted to the Chief Executive to deal with any matters that may arise during recess in consultation with the Mayor and Chairs of relevant Committees as appropriate. 

 

                        Councillor McGuire Proposed, Seconded by  ...  view the full minutes text for item C198/19

C199/19

Suspension of Standing Orders - Paramilitary Flags and Banners (GSP79/19)

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Councillor Donnelly stated that he had reservations regarding the proposal carried at the meeting of the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee on 2 July 2019 regarding flags and banners.  He stated that there were a number of banners erected in the Bogside area promoting a range of local businesses and  ...  view the full minutes text for item C199/19

C200/19

Monthly Planning Committee held on Wednesday 3 July 2019

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The Minutes of the Planning Committee held on 3 July 2019 (P72/19-P88/19) were submitted.

Councillor Kelly Moved, Seconded by Councillor J Barr and the Council

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

 

Matters Arising from the Minutes

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C201/19

Reconsidered Applications Deferred (P77/19)

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Councillor Kelly stated that a number of reconsidered applications were deferred as a result of not having the required quorum in order to make a determination on those applications.  He stated that it was no fault of the applicant that those applications had to wait until a quorum had been  ...  view the full minutes text for item C201/19

C202/19

Planning Applications List with Recommendation for Decision (P83/19)

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Councillor Tierney referred to LA11/2019/0152/F - Mobile unit of accommodation as a potting shed/workshop with a toilet and sink.  Extended fencing and site curtilage.  This proposal is associated with the existing site use at lands to the rear of Nos 21 to 28 (inclusive) Leafair Park, Derry. 

He stated that  ...  view the full minutes text for item C202/19

C202/19a

Monthly Business and Culture Committee held on Tuesday 9 July 2019 pdf icon PDF 291 KB

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The Minutes of the Business and Culture Committee held on Tuesday 9 July 2019 (BC85/19 – BC102/19) were submitted.

                        Councillor J Barr Moved, Seconded by Councillor Logue and the Council

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

 

C202/19b

Monthly Environment and Regeneration Committee held on Wednesday 10 July 2019 pdf icon PDF 265 KB

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The Minutes of the Environment and Regeneration Committee held on 10 July 2019 (ER126/19 – ER149/19) were submitted.

                        Councillor Duffy Moved, Seconded by Councillor Tierney and the Council

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

 

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C203/19

Christmas Lights Update (ER145/19)

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Councillor Carr stated that he had requested that a Christmas tree be provided in the Strathfoyle area this year but could not make a proposal as he was not a member of the Committee.  He also extended his thanks to officers on their prompt response on the matter.

                        Councillor Carr  ...  view the full minutes text for item C203/19

C203/19a

Monthly Health and Community Committee held on Thursday 11 July 2019 pdf icon PDF 238 KB

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The Minutes of the Health and Community Committee held on Thursday 11 July 2019 (HC113/19-HC139/19) were submitted.

                        On a matter of accuracy (Ref HC115/19), Councillor Farrell stated that he did not declare an interest on the PCSP Board.

                        It was agreed that the minutes would be amended accordingly.

                        Councillor McHugh  ...  view the full minutes text for item C203/19a

Matters Arising from the Minutes

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C204/19

Nomination of Political Members to sit on Shortlisting and Interview Panels for the Appointment of PCSP Independent Members (HC131/19)

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Alderman Devenney (DUP) was nominated as a Political Representative to sit on the Shortlisting and Interview Panel.

 

Notices of Motion

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C205/19

Animal Cruelty

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Councillor Cusack Moved, Seconded by Councillor McLaughlin

 

That     This Council condemns animal cruelty in all forms; notes the effective framework for punishing offenders and imposing appropriate sentences which serve as a deterrent to others; recognises the work of the USPCA in challenging cruel behaviour toward animals as well as supporting  ...  view the full minutes text for item C205/19

C206/19

Foyle Pride Week

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Councillor Duffy Moved, Seconded by Councillor McCann

That    this Council recognises the huge positive contribution made by our LGBTQ+ Citizens right across the City and District.

To build on the support already shown by Derry City and Strabane District Council to the annual Foyle Pride Festival and in a show  ...  view the full minutes text for item C206/19

C207/19

Motor Neurone Disease Charter

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Councillor Kelly Moved, Seconded by Councillor McGuire

 

That    this Council adopt the Motor Neurone Disease Charter.

 

Councillor J Boyle suggested that the Northern Ireland Motor Neurone Disease Association be invited to speak at the relevant committee to highlight issues regarding the disease.

 

After voting by a show of hands the  ...  view the full minutes text for item C207/19

C208/19

Local Government Officers' Superannuation Committee

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Councillor McHugh Moved, Seconded by Councillor Mellon

That    This Council calls on the Local Government Officers' Superannuation Committee to divest the local government pension scheme from fossil fuel companies. 

 

Further this Council calls on the Local Government Officers' Superannuation Committee to bring forward an ethical investment policy and desist from  ...  view the full minutes text for item C208/19

C209/19

'Go Green for Mito'

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Councillor Mellon Moved, Seconded by Councillor McHugh

That    this Council approves the lighting up of our Council offices and Guildhall in tandem with other landmarks across the world from the 16- 22 September to “Go Green for Mito.”

This is a globally supported campaign that raises awareness, educates and  ...  view the full minutes text for item C209/19

C210/19

Industrial Action by NIPSA

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Councillor Harkin Moved, Seconded by Councillor McCann

That    Council views workers’ rights as intrinsic to a democratic and just society. The struggle for workers’ rights unites rather than divides communities. In Derry and Strabane and elsewhere, poverty wages and disrespect for labour are widespread. Public and private sector workers, including  ...  view the full minutes text for item C210/19

C211/19

Marriage Equality and Abortion

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Councillor McCann Moved, Seconded by Councillor Harkin

That    Council notes the recent vote in Westminster to extend Marriage Equality and the decriminalisation of abortion to the North.

 

Council supports the right to marry for same-sex couples and opposes all forms of homophobia and transphobia.

 

Council supports the decriminalisation of abortion.  ...  view the full minutes text for item C211/19

C212/19

Referendum on the Right of all Irish Citizens

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Councillor Tierney Moved, Seconded by Councillor Farrell

That    That this Council recognises the unique ability of people living in Northern Ireland to hold citizenship of Britain, Ireland or both, as a result of the Good Friday Agreement:

 

Welcomes the announcement from An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD and the Irish Government  ...  view the full minutes text for item C212/19

C213/19

Holiday Pay for Overtime Hours

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Councillor Harkin Moved, Seconded by Councillor McCann

That    A recent court decision ruled workers in both the public and private sector can claim holiday pay for overtime hours.  Council welcomes this decision.

Council supports public and private sector workers’ holiday back pay claims. Council views this as money earned that  ...  view the full minutes text for item C213/19

C214/19

Seal - July 2019 pdf icon PDF 56 KB

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Councillor Tierney Moved, Councillor J Boyle Seconded and the Council

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

                                                            Sealing List July 2019

 

Documents Sealed 17th June 2019

 

Deed of Variation in duplicate:-  Northern Ireland Housing Executive ~and~ Derry City and Strabane District Council  ...  view the full minutes text for item C214/19