Agenda and minutes

Virtual Special Meeting of Council, Derry City and Strabane District Council
Thursday 7 May 2020 4.00 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Media

Items
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SC21/20

Notice and Summons of Meeting

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Minutes:

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

SC22/20

Member Attendance and Apologies

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The Chief Executive completed the roll call. 

SC23/20

Declarations of Members' Interests

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Councillor Carr declared a pecuniary interest in agenda item:  Review of Burial Charges during Covid-19.

 

Chairperson's Business

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SC24/20

City Deal Future Fund

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The Mayor expressed delight with the recent announcement by the Department for Finance to match fund the City Deal and Inclusive Future Fund.  She added that the funding was a major contribution towards the progression of the Medical School at Magee Campus and the potential intake of students in September  ...  view the full minutes text for item SC24/20

SC25/20

Message of Condolence/Tribute

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The Mayor expressed sincere condolences to those families who had experienced a bereavement recently and in particular those who had lost a loved one due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

                       

                        She expressed her own personal condolences to Council employee Mr Mal Duddy and his family on the recent death of his  ...  view the full minutes text for item SC25/20

SC26/20

Consideration of Freedom of the City for frontline NHS Workers

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The Mayor referred to a suggestion by Councillor McKinney to award the Freedom of the City to all frontline NHS workers in recognition of their work during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic despite the health risk imposed.  She agreed to liaise with Council Officials in order to progress this area of  ...  view the full minutes text for item SC26/20

SC27/20

Members Covid-19 Briefing pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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The Chief Executive together with relevant Members of the Strategic Leadership Team presented the Covid-19 briefing report (a copy of which had been previously circulated to Members).  The following points were noted:

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        Corporate Update

 

                        Local Government (Coronavirus) Flexibility of District Council Meetings) Regulations (NI) 2020

 

·         Came into operation 1 May  ...  view the full minutes text for item SC27/20

SC28/20

Review of Burial Charges during Covid-19 pdf icon PDF 138 KB

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The Director of Environment and Regeneration presented the above                        report a copy of which was previously circulated to Members.  The                                 purpose of the report was to advise Members regarding implications               associated with the waiving of burial charges for those who had                                  suffered a bereavement during the current Covid-19 pandemic.

 

The  ...  view the full minutes text for item SC28/20