Agenda and minutes

Derry City and Strabane District Council
Thursday 19 December 2019 4.00 pm

Venue: Guildhall, Derry. View directions

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Items
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C380/19

Notice and Summons of Meeting

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The Mayor read the Notice and Summons for the Meeting.

 

C381/19

Member Attendance and Apologies

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The Mayor completed the roll call and recorded apologies from Councillors Dobbins and McKinney.

 

C382/19

Webcasting Notice

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The Mayor read the Webcast Announcement for the Meeting.

 

C383/19

Declarations of Members' Interests

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There were no declarations of interest.

 

Councillor J Barr entered the meeting at this point.

 

Chairperson's Business

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C384/19

Pay Parity

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Alderman Devenney thanked the Mayor for permitting him to raise the important issue regarding pay parity within Derry City and Strabane District Council.  He stated that he had raised the issue on a number of occasions in relation to the difference in pay scales for some employees in Strabane compared  ...  view the full minutes text for item C384/19

C385/19

Attack on Alderman Warke

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Alderman Devenney condemned the recent attack on Alderman Warke and his family in the City, were his partner had been injured.

 

                        The Mayor also condemned the attack on Alderman Warke and his family and stated that any attack on Elected Representatives was unacceptable. 

 

                        Councillor Tierney stated that the SDLP also  ...  view the full minutes text for item C385/19

C386/19

Special Meeting of Derry City and Strabane District Council held on 17 December 2019

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Councillor Tierney referred to the Special Council meeting held on 17 December 2019 where there had been presentations from representatives of Public Service Trade Unions on key issues affecting workers’ rights, service delivery as well as an update on any industrial action.  He proposed that Council write to the Permanent  ...  view the full minutes text for item C386/19

C387/19

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Meeting of the Derry City and Strabane District Council held on Thursday 28 November 2019 pdf icon PDF 413 KB

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The Minutes of the Meeting of Derry City and Strabane District Council held on 28 November 2019 (C330/19-C372/19) were submitted.

                        Alderman Devenney Moved, Councillor Duffy Seconded and the Council.

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

 

Matters Arising

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C388/19

Castlederg Fire Service (C334/19)

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Councillor Harkin requested that Council write to the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) to thank them for sending a representative to the Special Council meeting on 17 December even though they were not immediately involved in strike action.  He felt that their report was alarming in terms of the impact to  ...  view the full minutes text for item C388/19

C389/19

Adoption of the Open Minutes of the following Committees

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C389/19a

Monthly Meeting of the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee held on 5 November 2019 (C337/19)

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The Lead Democratic Services and Improvement Officer advised Members that, to facilitate the new arrangements for the Planning Committee, revised dates for the Assurance, Audit and Risk Committee meetings had been identified.  She advised that these revised dates had been forwarded to Members and that the Assurance, Audit and Risk  ...  view the full minutes text for item C389/19a

C389/19b

Monthly Planning Committee held on Wednesday 4 December 2019 pdf icon PDF 248 KB

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The Minutes of the Planning Committee held on 4 December 2019 (P149/19-P161/19) were submitted.

Councillor J Boyle Moved, Seconded by Alderman Kerrigan and the Council

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

 

C389/19c

Planning Committee held on Thursday 5 December - Reconvened from 4 December 2019 pdf icon PDF 208 KB

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The Minutes of the Planning Committee held on 5 December – Reconvened from 4 December 2019 (P162/19-P167/19) were submitted.

Councillor J Boyle Moved, Seconded by Alderman Kerrigan and the Council

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

 

C389/19d

Planning Committee held on Thursday 5 December - Reconvened from 11 November 2019 pdf icon PDF 291 KB

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The Minutes of the Planning Committee held on 5 December – Reconvened from 11 November 2019 (P186/19 – P179/19) were submitted.

                        Councillor J Boyle Moved, Seconded by Alderman Kerrigan and the Council

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

 

Notices of Motion

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C390/19

Air Pollution

Councillor McCann to Move:

 

Council acknowledges that poor air quality has harmful effects on people’s health, especially the elderly, infirm and young children.

 

Council recognises that serious action needs to be taken to tackle air pollution.

 

Council commits to increasing its air monitoring across the Council area.

 

Council will create an air quality action plan and adopt World Health Organisation standards.

 

Council will write to all other Councils urging them to pass an air quality motion.

 

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Councillor McCann stated that he wished to withdraw his motion as a report on the matter would be presented at a future meeting of the Health and Community Committee.  He stated that by agreeing to withdraw the motion was not indicating a lack of urgency on the matter by People  ...  view the full minutes text for item C390/19

C391/19

Responses to Motions pdf icon PDF 171 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.

Councillor Harkin referred to the responses received from the Office of the President of  ...  view the full minutes text for item C391/19

C392/19

Sealing List - December 2019 pdf icon PDF 141 KB

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Alderman McClintock Moved, Councillor J Boyle Seconded and the Council

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

                        Sealing List December 2019

 

Documents Sealed 18th November 2019

 

Licence in duplicate:- Guild Cafe Ltd and Derry City and Strabane District Council relating to the  ...  view the full minutes text for item C392/19