Agenda and minutes

Derry City and Strabane District Council
Thursday 28 February 2019 4.00 pm

Venue: Guildhall, Derry. View directions

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C46/19

Notice and Summons of Meeting

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The Mayor read the Notice and Summons for the Meeting.

 

C47/19

Member Attendance and Apologies

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The Mayor completed the roll call and recorded apologies from Aldermen R Hamilton and Kerrigan.

 

C48/19

Webcasting Notice

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The Mayor read the Webcast Announcement for the Meeting.

 

C49/19

Declarations of Members' Interests

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Councillor O’Reilly declared an interest in the following minute item:

·         Call for Good Relations Funding for a Three Year Period from the Executive Office (HC38/19)

Councillor M McHugh declared an interest in the following agenda item:

·         Agenda Item 11 - Request to Illuminate the Guildhall/Other Civic Building

Councillors Logue, Mc  ...  view the full minutes text for item C49/19

Chairperson's Business

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C50/19

Condolences

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The Mayor expressed condolences to Councillor Gallagher and Councillor McGuire on their recent bereavements.

C51/19

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Meeting of the Derry City and Strabane District Council held on Thursday 31 January 2019 pdf icon PDF 173 KB

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The Minutes of the Open Meeting of Derry City and Strabane District Council held on 31 January 2019 (C01/19-C37/19) were submitted.

                        On a matter of accuracy, Councillor R McHugh referred to C06/19 and asked that the word ‘dual’ be removed from the minutes.

                        Councillor Hastings Moved, Alderman Devenney  ...  view the full minutes text for item C51/19

Matters Arising

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C52/19

Anti-Social Behaviour in Off-Street Car Park (C11/19)

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Councillors Donnelly and Tierney stated that they had been contacted by residents from the William Street area of the city who had informed them that the gates to the carpark were still not being locked each evening as agreed due to an issue with the contractor.  They urged that the  ...  view the full minutes text for item C52/19

C53/19

Replacement of Street Lighting (C06/19)

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Councillor P Kelly enquired if there had been any update regarding a meeting with the Department for Infrastructure.

In response, the Director of Environment and Regeneration stated that representatives from the Department for Infrastructure would be attending a special meeting of the Environment and Regeneration Committee on 21 March 2019.  ...  view the full minutes text for item C53/19

C54/19

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Special Meeting of Derry City and Strabane District Council held on Monday 4 February 2019 pdf icon PDF 98 KB

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The Minutes of the Special Meeting of Derry City and Strabane District Council held on 4 February 2019 (SC15/19 – SC21/19) were submitted.

                        Councillor Hastings Moved, Councillor P Kelly Seconded and the Council

 

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

 

C54/19a

Monthly Governance and Strategic Planning Committee held on Tuesday 5 February 2019 pdf icon PDF 63 KB

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The Minutes of the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee held on 5 February 2019 (GSP12/19-GSP25/19) were submitted.

                        Councillor Tierney Moved, Councillor McLaughlin Seconded and the Council

 

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

 

C54/19b

Monthly Planning Committee held on Wednesday 6 February 2019 pdf icon PDF 109 KB

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The Minutes of the Planning Committee held on 6 February 2019 (P20/19-P33/19) were submitted.

Alderman Bresland Moved, Seconded by Councillor Dobbins 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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C55/19

Planning Applications List with Recommendation for Decision (P28/19)

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In relation to a query from Councillor Tierney regarding the postponement of site meetings, the Director of Environment and Regeneration stated that she would follow up on the matter with Planning officers and provide Members with the revised dates.

 

C55/19a

Monthly Assurance, Audit and Risk Committee held on Thursday 7 February 2019 pdf icon PDF 44 KB

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The Minutes of the Assurance, Audit and Risk Committee held on 7 February 2019 (AAR13/19-AAR21/19) were submitted.

                        Alderman Thompson Moved, Alderman McClintock Seconded 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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C56/19

Consultation on the Timetable and Work Programme for the Preparation of the Northern Ireland Flood Risk Management Plan (2021- 2027) (AAR20/19)

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Councillor Gallagher referred to the path and footbridge in Park Village that had been washed away during the flooding incident in August 2017.  He asked that a report be brought forward detailing a schedule of works to have the path and footbridge repaired as they were a vital piece of  ...  view the full minutes text for item C56/19

C56/19a

Monthly Business and Culture Committee held on Tuesday 12 February 2019 pdf icon PDF 68 KB

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The Minutes of the Business and Culture Committee held on Tuesday 12 February 2019 (BC19/19 – BC37/19) were submitted.

                        Councillor McKeever Moved, Councillor Mellon Seconded and the Council

 

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

 

C56/19b

Monthly Environment and Regeneration Committee held on Wednesday 13 February 2019 pdf icon PDF 103 KB

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The Minutes of the Environment and Regeneration Committee held on 13 February 2019 (ER28/19 – ER55/19) were submitted.

                        Councillor Reilly Moved, Seconded by Alderman Bresland and the Council

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

                        Councillor McGuire entered the meeting at this point.  ...  view the full minutes text for item C56/19b

Matters Arising from the Minutes

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C57/19

Bay Road Park Emergency Removal of Trees (ER43/19)

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Alderman Hussey referred to trees in Sion Mills which had been affected due to recent high winds.  He stated that 3 trees had fallen in the area and asked if there had been any action taken on the matter.

In response, the Director of Environment and Regeneration stated that officers  ...  view the full minutes text for item C57/19

C58/19

Green Infrastructure Plan Update (ER51/19)

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Councillor Hastings referred to the greenway plans for the Strathfoyle area of the City.  He stated that he had been asked to raise the matter by constituents from the area who were eager to have the project completed.  He proposed that Council write to the Department for Infrastructure asking them  ...  view the full minutes text for item C58/19

C58/19a

Monthly Health and Community Committee held on Thursday 14 February 2019 pdf icon PDF 74 KB

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The Minutes of the Health and Community Committee held on Thursday 14 February 2019 (HC32/19-HC44/19) were submitted.

                        Councillor Reilly Moved, Seconded by Alderman McClintock 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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C59/19

Call for Good Relations Funding for a Three Year Period from the Executive Office (HC38/19)

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Councillor Cusack informed Members that Rosemount Resource Centre had received funding from the Department for Communities (DfC) towards their new premises.  However, she advised that there was a shortfall in funding.  She advised that if this shortfall was not addressed by 31 March 2019 then the project would  ...  view the full minutes text for item C59/19

C60/19

Playing Pitch Report Update (HC39/19)

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Alderman Hussey referred to the report and stated that he had attended two meetings which included two football clubs from the Castlederg Area where the lack of provision for the overall area had been discussed. 

Alderman Hussey Proposed, Seconded by Alderman M Hamilton

That    this Council immediately instigate the promised  ...  view the full minutes text for item C60/19

C60/19a

Special Planning Committee held on Thursday 14 February 2019 pdf icon PDF 42 KB

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The Minutes of the Special Planning Committee held on Thursday 14 February 2019 (SP1/19-SP4/19) were submitted.

                        Councillor Hastings Moved, Seconded by Councillor McLaughlin and the Council

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

 

C61/19

Delegation to Meet with the Permanent Secretary for the Department of Education pdf icon PDF 27 KB

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The Lead Democratic Services and Improvement Officer presented the above report, previously circulated to Members.  She stated that the purpose of the report was to update Members on the letter issued to the Permanent Secretary of Education in respect of the current financial situation in the education sector and to  ...  view the full minutes text for item C61/19

C62/19

Request to Illuminate the Guildhall/Other Civic Building pdf icon PDF 33 KB

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The Lead Democratic Services and Improvement Officer presented the above report, previously circulated to Members.  She stated that the purpose of the report was to seek Members’ views in relation to a request to light up the Guildhall/other civic building in support of the campaign to introduce an Irish Language  ...  view the full minutes text for item C62/19

Notices of Motion

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C63/19

Northern Ireland Air Ambulance

Alderman Ramsey to Move:

 

That this Council commends the work of the Northern Ireland Air Ambulance and have discussions on future financial support at the relevant Committee.

 

Councillor Jackson to Move:

 

Derry City and Strabane District Council calls upon employers to end the practice of zero hour contracts now. This Council commits itself to doing everything that it can to help make the north-west region a zero hour contract free zone.

This council agrees that zero hour contracts have no role in stimulating inclusive economic growth and should be banned.

 

This motion further proposes that the Mayor convene a district wide forum, including local business leaders, trade unions, employer’s organisations, youth groups, anti-poverty groups, and any other concerned sections of civic society, to develop a practical strategy aimed at bringing an end to these damaging and harmful employment practices.

 

IarrannComhairle Chathair Dhoire agus Cheantar an tSratha Báin ar fhostóirí deireadh láithreach a chur le nós na gconarthaí náid uaireanta. rún daingean ag an Chomhairle gach iarracht a dhéanamh le cinntiú go mbeidh réigiún an Iarthuaiscirt iomlán saor ó nós na gconarthaí náid uaireanta.

Aontaíonn an Chomhairle seo nach bhfuil ról ar bith ag conarthaí náid uaireanta san fheachtas le fás ionchuimsitheach eacnamaíoch a spreagadh agus mór cosc a chur orthu.

 

Moltarlena chois gur chóir go dtionólfaí fóram ceantair ag an Mhéara a thabharfadh deis do cheannairí áitiúla gnó, cheardchumainn, eagraíochtaí a fhostaíonn daoine, ghrúpaí óige, ghrúpaí frithbhochtaineachta, agus d'aon pháirtithe leasmhara eile sa phobal a bhfuil baint acu leis an cheist, stráitéis phraiticiúil a fhorbairt a chuirfeadh deireadh leis an chleachtas fostaíochta seo atá dochrach díobhálach

 

Councillor McGinley to Move:

 

That this Council reaffirms it’s commitment as a partner to the Neighbourhood Renewal People and Place Strategy,

 

That this Council notes with concern significant funding cuts faced by NR funded groups and bodies and that this Council requests a meeting with the Permanent Secretary for the Department for Communities to challenge the proposed cuts to Neighbourhood Renewal budgets.

 

Go n-athdhearbhaíonn an Chomhairle seo go bhfuil tiomanta don StraitéisPobal agus Ceantar’ um Fhorbairt Chomharsanachtaí.

 

Go léiríonn imní faoi na ciorruithe diana ar ghrúpaí agus chomhlachtaí atá maoinithe faoi scéimeanna um Fhorbairt Chomharsanachtaí agus Gur chóir don Chomhairle seo cruinniú a iarraidh leis an Rúnaí Buan sa Roinn Pobail le dul i ngleic leis na ciorruithe atá molta ar bhuiséid um Fhorbairt Chomharsanachtaí

 

Councillor Logue to Move:

 

That this Council recognises the health and environmental risks associated with Glyphosate, which the World Health Organisation has upgraded to “probably carcinogenic in humans”. Taking this into consideration this Council should cease from using the weed killer and request that all subcontractors employed by Council also cease the use of Glyfos and all products containing Glyphosate in this Council district, in favour of a more environmentally friendly product.


As a Council we pledge to discontinue the use of glyphosate in all operations with the only  ...  view the full agenda text for item C63/19

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Alderman Ramsey Moved, Seconded by Alderman McClintock

That    this Council commends the work of the Northern Ireland Air Ambulance and have discussions on future financial support at the relevant Committee.

 

After voting by a show of hands the result was unanimous in favour of the motion.

 

Subsequently Alderman Ramsey Moved,  ...  view the full minutes text for item C63/19

C64/19

Zero Hour Contracts

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Councillor Jackson Moved, Seconded by Councillor Duffy

That    Derry City and Strabane District Council calls upon employers to end the practice of zero hour contracts now. This Council commits itself to doing everything that it can to help make the north-west region a zero hour contract free zone.

This council  ...  view the full minutes text for item C64/19

C65/19

Neighbourhood Renewal People and Place Strategy

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Councillor McGinley Moved, Seconded by Councillor Fleming

That    this Council reaffirms its commitment as a partner to the Neighbourhood Renewal People and Place Strategy,

 

That this Council notes with concern significant funding cuts faced by NR funded groups and bodies and that this Council requests a meeting with the Permanent  ...  view the full minutes text for item C65/19

C66/19

Products containing Glyphosphate

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Councillor Logue Moved, Seconded by Councillor McKnight

That     this Council recognises the health and environmental risks associated with Glyphosate, which the World Health Organisation has upgraded to “probably carcinogenic in humans”. Taking this into consideration this Council should cease from using the weed killer and request that all subcontractors employed  ...  view the full minutes text for item C66/19

C67/19

Strabane River Walkway

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Councillor Tierney Moved, Seconded by Councillor McKeever

That    Council recognises the current state of disrepair the Strabane River Walkway is in; further notes the importance of the River Walkway for local Search and Rescue Groups and angling clubs; Expresses concern about the lack of emergency water safety measures in place  ...  view the full minutes text for item C67/19

C68/19

Eurovision Song Contest 2019

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Councillor Duffy Moved, Seconded by Councillor Jackson

This    Council supports calls for Ireland and other participants not to take part in the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest which will take place in Israel in accordance with Derry City and Strabane District Council’s support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions policy.

 

This  ...  view the full minutes text for item C68/19

C69/19

Resolutions from Other Councils pdf icon PDF 21 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 resolutions from other councils.

Members were asked to note the contents of the report.

 

C70/19

Responses to Motions pdf icon PDF 28 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 were asked to note the contents of the report.

 

C71/19

Sealing List - February 2019 pdf icon PDF 48 KB

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Alderman Hussey Moved, Councillor Hastings Seconded and the Council

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

                                                            Sealing List February 2019

 

Document Sealed 22 January 2018

 

Transfer Deed in triplicate:- Derry City and Strabane District Council ~to~ William Lee Kennedy relating to lands adjacent  ...  view the full minutes text for item C71/19