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20th June 2001
Minutes of the Meeting of the Corporate Affairs Committee held on Wednesday 20 June 2001 at 7.55 pm in the Council Chamber, Council Offices, 47 Derry Road, Strabane
In the Chair:- Councillors I Barr, J McNulty
Other Members:- Councillors A Bell, D A Bresland, D Breslin, J Donnell,J Emery, D Hussey, T Kerrigan, T McBride,E McGarvey, C McGill, C McHugh, B McMahon,
E McMenamin, B McNamee
Total = 16
In Attendance:- Acting Clerk of the Council, Head of Finance, Human Resources Officer, Committee Clerk
Election of Chairperson
At the outset of the meeting the Chairman of the Council, Councillor Barr, explained that he would Chair the meeting for the purpose of electing a Chairperson. He then invited nominations.
Councillor McHugh proposed, seconded by Councillor McMahon, that Councillor McNulty take the Chair. There being no other nominations, Councillor McNulty took the Chair.
Election of Vice Chairperson
The Chairman, Councillor McNulty, invited nominations for the position of Vice Chairperson. Councillor McBride proposed, seconded by Councillor McMenamin, that Councillor Bell be nominated to the position. There being no other nominations, Councillor Bell took the position.
SCHEDULE OF ACCOUNTS
The Schedule of Accounts for the month of June 2001 was presented to the meeting, a copy of which was previously circulated. The Head of Finance (HF) responded to queries by Members.
Healthmatic Ltd. - £12272.58
It was agreed, on the proposal of Councillor Barr, that a report be brought back to Council on the toilets at the SCORE Site.
It was agreed, on the proposal of Councillor Barr, seconded by Councillor McBride, that the meeting go “Into Committee”.
The AC advised Members that the previous Council had reserved one place on each of the three consultation events organised by the New Opportunities Fund, namely health, education and the environment and nominations were now required. It was noted that the Health Initiative consultation had already taken place. It was agreed that Members attending events should bring back information for Councillors’ perusal.
Education Initiatives Consultation
It was agreed, on the proposal of Councillor McMenamin, seconded by Councillor Emery, that Councillor Hussey attend the event on 27 June in Belfast. It was further agreed, on the proposal of Councillor Barr, seconded by Councillor McBride, that Councillor McGill attend the event in Draperstown on 26 June. Councillor Hussey indicated that it would be convenient for him to attend the Belfast event and he would not incur travelling expenses. He further indicated his willingness, however, to withdraw his name in the event that only one Council delegate could be accommodated.
Environmental Initiative Consultation
It was agreed, on the proposal of Councillor Hussey, seconded by Councillor Bresland, that Councillor Kerrigan attend the event in Ballymena on 4 July.
Attendance at Conferences
Councillor McHugh urged that the issue of attendance at conferences be addressed either through the Audit & Staff Committee or the Sub-Committee which was set up and that a recommendation be brought back to Council. This was agreed.
Somme Pilgrimage 2001
The AC reminded Members that the previous Council had agreed to nominate a Council representative to participate in the above pilgrimage from 29 June to 3 July 2001.
It was agreed, on the proposal of Councillor Hussey, seconded by Councillor Kerrigan, that the Council’s representative, Councillor Emery, attend.
Raleigh International Millennium Award
Members considered letter received from Christopher Logue, student at St Colman’s High School, Strabane, seeking a financial contribution towards his participation in the above Award scheme.
It was agreed, on the proposal of Councillor McMenamin, seconded by Councillor Barr, that the Council contribute the sum of £50 in line with the Council’s policy.
Financial Assistance towards Tuition Fees
Members considered a letter requesting financial assistance towards tuition fees for the applicant to qualify as a Barrister.
It was agreed, on the proposal of Councillor McBride, seconded by Councillor McMenamin, that the applicant be advised that Council could not provide tuition fees as it was not within its policy guidelines.
The meeting closed at 9.15 pm.