Agenda and minutes

Derry City and Strabane District Council
Thursday 26 January 2017 4.00 pm

Venue: Guildhall, Derry. View directions

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Items
No. Item

C1/17

Notice and Summons of Meeting

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

C2/17

Webcasting Notice

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The Mayor read the Webcast Announcement for the Meeting.

C3/17

Apologies

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Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Dobbins.

 

C4/17

Declarations of Members' Interests

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There were no Declaration of Members’ Interests.

 

C5/17

Chairperson's Business

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The Mayor welcomed Members to the first meeting of the year.

 

 

                       

 

C5/17a

Deferment of Special Council Meeting

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A Member of the Sinn Fein grouping proposed that the Special Council Meeting scheduled for Monday 30 January 2017 be deferred as it coincided with a commemoration marking the anniversary of Bloody Sunday.

 

Subsequently Councillor Fleming Moved, Councillor Gallagher Seconded and the Council unanimously

 

 

Resolved       that the Special Council Meeting  ...  view the full minutes text for item C5/17a

C5/17b

Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

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A Member of the UUP grouping commented that he understood the committee had recently held a meeting in the city and was concerned that Members had not been invited or informed of the meeting.  He added that he was aware of a report entitled, The Initial Analysis of the Challenges  ...  view the full minutes text for item C5/17b

C6/17

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Meeting of the Derry City and Strabane District Council held on 15 December 2016 pdf icon PDF 85 KB

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Minutes of Open Meeting of Derry City and Strabane District Council held on 15 December 2016 (C370/16-C392/16) were submitted for approval.

 

On a matter of accuracy, a Member of the UUP grouping referred to the Notice of Motion regarding Goldmining and that three councillors had declared an interest and wished  ...  view the full minutes text for item C6/17

C7/17

Matters Arising

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There were no matters arising.

C8/17

Adoption of the Open Minutes of the following Committees

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C8/17a

Special Environment and Regeneration Committee held on 14 December 2016 pdf icon PDF 58 KB

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Minutes of the Special Meeting of the Environment and Regeneration Committee held on 14 December 2016 (SER13/16-SER17/16) were submitted.

 

Councillor Tierney Moved, Alderman Bresland Seconded and the Council

 

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

 

C8/17b

Monthly Governance and Strategic Planning Committee held on 3 January 2017 pdf icon PDF 76 KB

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Minutes of the Monthly Meeting of the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee held on 3 January 2017 (GSP01/17-GSP16/17) were submitted.

 

On a matter of accuracy, a Member of the DUP grouping referred to GSP03/17 Declaration of Member’s Interests – he stated he had declared an interest in item 11 which  ...  view the full minutes text for item C8/17b

C8/17c

Monthly Planning Committee held on 4 January 2017 pdf icon PDF 90 KB

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Minutes of the Monthly Meeting of the Planning Committee held on 4 January 2017 (P01/17-P14/17) were submitted.

 

On a matter of accuracy, a Member of the UUP grouping referred to the section ‘Referral of Delegated Applications to the Planning Committee’ wherein he had welcomed the change in protocol that permitted  ...  view the full minutes text for item C8/17c

C8/17d

Monthly Assurance, Audit and Risk Committee held on 5 January 2017 pdf icon PDF 45 KB

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Minutes of the Monthly Meeting of the Assurance, Audit and Risk Committee held on 5 January 2017 (AAR01/17-AAR11/17) were submitted.

 

Councillor McKeever Moved, Councillor Duffy Seconded and the Council

 

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

 

C8/17e

Monthly Business and Culture Committee held on 10 January 2017 pdf icon PDF 61 KB

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Minutes of the Monthly Meeting of the Business and Culture Committee held on 10 January 2017 (BC01/17-BC16/17) were submitted.

 

On a matter of accuracy, a Member of the SDLP grouping referred to BC04/17 - Expression of Best Wishes paragraph two where it stated: ‘He suggested that in light of  ...  view the full minutes text for item C8/17e

C8/17f

Monthly Environment and Regeneration Committee held on 11 January 2017 pdf icon PDF 109 KB

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Minutes of the Monthly Meeting of the Environment and Regeneration Committee held on 11 January 2017 (ER01/17-17/17) were submitted.

 

Councillor Hastings 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

 

Christmas Lights Budget  ...  view the full minutes text for item C8/17f

C8/17g

Monthly Health and Community Committee held on 12 January 2017 pdf icon PDF 108 KB

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Minutes of Monthly Meeting of the Health and Community Committee held on 12 January 2017 (HC01/17-HC20/17) were submitted.

 

On a matter of accuracy a Member of the SDLP grouping referred to item HC11/17 – Funding for Front Line Advisers and reported she actually stated disappointment that the monies allocated would  ...  view the full minutes text for item C8/17g

C8/17h

Planning Committee (LDP) held on 16 January 2017 pdf icon PDF 65 KB

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Minutes of Monthly Meeting of the Planning Committee LDP held on 16 January 2017 (PLDP1/17-PLDP10/17) were submitted.

                       

On a matter of accuracy, a Member of the Sinn Fein grouping commented onPLDP09/17  Housing in the Settlement Hierarchy – Options for LDP Preferred Options Paper (POP) and stated that concern was  ...  view the full minutes text for item C8/17h

C9/17

Notices of Motion

Councillor Donnelly to Move:

 

This Council adopts a bi-lingual policy of Irish and English on Corporate branding and signage upon scheduled replacement.

 

Councillor Reilly to Move:

 

That this Council notes the public finance scandal that the mismanagement of the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme has created;

 

Further notes that the loss of up to £500m of taxpayers money over twenty years will heap austerity upon austerity;

 

And recognises that these funds could have been used more effectively, including funding vital Northwest projects such as A5 and A6 and the expansion of Magee and calls for those responsible to be held accountable;

 

Further agrees to write to all political Parties requesting that they make a full public inquiry, under Section 1 of the Inquiries Act 2005 a priority before entering the Northern Ireland Executive.

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Notice of Motion – Bi-lingual Policy of Irish and English

 

Councillor Donnelly proposed, Councillor Gallagher seconded

 

That    this Council adopts a bi-lingual policy of Irish and English on corporate branding and signage upon scheduled replacement.

 

The Chairperson asked if the Member wished to proceed with the Motion and did he  ...  view the full minutes text for item C9/17

C10/17

Responses to Motions pdf icon PDF 29 KB

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Smart Pass Equality Scheme

 

A Member of the Sinn Fein grouping noted the response from the Department of Infrastructure and stated that the Sinn Fein Party were still in support of the Motion. She proposed that a further letter be sent to the Department of Infrastructure asking for a full  ...  view the full minutes text for item C10/17

C11/17

Seal pdf icon PDF 29 KB

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Councillor Boyle Moved, Councillor Tierney Seconded and the Council

                       

Resolved       that the Seal of the Council be affixed to the following documents:

 

Documents Sealed 16th December 2016

 

Grant of Easement in triplicate:- Derry City and Strabane District Council ~and~ Choice Housing Ireland Limited relating to lands at Nelson Drive,  ...  view the full minutes text for item C11/17