Leisure, Arts And Communities Committee - 17/04/2000
The Committee agreed to hear two deputations relative to the carnival at Caird Park.
After the deputations had stated their case, they were thanked for their attendance, and withdrew.
II BROUGHTY FERRY BEACH - PROPOSED ANIMAL EXCLUSION ZONE
The Director of Leisure and Parks and the Director of Environmental and Consumer Protection submitted Joint Report No 249-2000 requesting approval for the development of an Animal Exclusion Zone on Broughty Ferry Beach.
(a) approved the creation of an Animal Exclusion Zone on the area of Broughty Ferry Beach as outlined in Appendix 1 to the Report to take effect from 1st April 2001 and for the signage etc., to be fully installed and completed around August 2001.
(b) instructed the officers to investigate sources of external funding to provide additional signage which would be required and,
(c) instructed the officers to brief groups and local residents on the implications of the Animal Exclusion Zone and to seek consultation on the possibility of excluding dogs and other animals from the entire beach and to report to the Committee on the outcome.
III TRANSFER OF FUNDS TO THE DUNDEE FLOWER SHOW AND FOOD FESTIVAL
The Director of Leisure and Parks reported that Dundee City Council had supported the Dundee Flower Show and Food Festival in Camperdown Country Park since 1996 and the Show was administered by the staff of the Leisure and Parks Department and various Horticultural Societies. The present year's Show would take place on 1st to 3rd September 2000 and a Food Festival was also planned supported by the City of Discovery Company.
The Committee agreed that the Council continue to support the Show and that 12,000 be transferred to the Show Committee for which an allowance had been made in the Leisure and Parks 2000/2001 Revenue Estimates.
IV BAA YOUTH GAMES IN ABERDEEN - DUNDEE'S INVOLVEMENT
The Director of Leisure and Parks reported that the above games would be held in Aberdeen on 17th and 18th June 2000 and Dundee's contribution would be extensive with many teams entered.
The Committee noted Dundee's involvement in the games and approved the use of the Department's facilities for trials, selections and training sessions.
V CAMPERDOWN COUNTRY PARK - APPLICATIONS FOR USE
(a) DUNDEE CHURCH OF CHRIST - 22ND JULY 2000
It was reported that a request had been received from the Minister of Dundee Church of Christ to set up booths in a section of Camperdown Country Park on 22nd July 2000 for the purpose of offering literature, puppet shows etc., and for making available public information concerning the local church.
The Committee approved the request.
(b) IMPERIAL CANCER RESEARCH - 23RD JULY 2000
It was reported that a request had been received from Imperial Cancer Research Fund to hold a fundraising event in Camperdown Park on 23rd July 2000 using a "thrill slide" where participants would travel down a wire distance of approximately 250 metres.
The Committee approved the event and remitted to the Director of Economic Development to enter into a lease agreement.
The Committee also noted that the event would be subject to the necessary insurances being provided, indemnifying the Council against damage to property, injury or loss of life etc., to members of the public, and in addition to any services being provided by the Department being paid for by the applicants. The Committee further noted that an acceptable risk assessment on the methods employed would be forwarded and approved by the relevant Council officials prior to the event going ahead.
VI DICK McTAGGART CENTRE - PROPOSED LEASE TO DUNDEE COLLEGE
Councillors Luke, Guild and de Gernier declared an interest and took no part in the discussion of this item.
On a reference to the minute of meeting of the Policy and Resources Committee of 9th March 2000, the Director of Leisure and Parks submitted Report No 268-2000 recommending that the Committee agree to the principles of the lease agreement as outlined in Section 6 of the report and remitted to the appropriate officers to finalise and conclude the lease agreement on this basis.
The Committee approved accordingly.
VII PROPOSED LOCAL NATURE RESERVE DESIGNATION AT SHIELL STREET, BROUGHTY FERRY AND TROTTICK PONDS
The Director of Planning and Transportation and the Director of Leisure and Parks submitted Joint Report No 235-2000 (a) outlining feedback on the proposed Local Nature Reserve designations after consultation with relevant local communities and statutory undertakers and formal consultation with Scottish Natural Heritage and (b) seeking approval of the finalised Management Plans/Management Statements for each site and authority for the Directors to jointly proceed towards formal declaration.
(a) remitted to the Director of Leisure and Parks and the Director of Planning and Transportation to commence formal declaration procedures under Section 21 of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949, as amended and,
(b) agreed that the Local Nature Reserve designations be accommodated in the Review of the Development Plan framework.
VIII NOSWA - TAY WASTE WATER PROJECT - TEMPORARY USE OF WINDMILL TOILETS, BROUGHTY FERRY ESPLANADE, BY BECHTEL-MORRISON EPC JOINT VENTURE
The Committee (a) approved the temporary use of the above toilets by the above company who would provide and maintain two portable "Scotloo" facilities (one male, one female) from April to October 2000 and April to 31st July 2001 to be opened during site working hours and (b) remitted to the Director of Economic Development to agree a suitable lease between Dundee City Council and Bechtel-Morrison EPC Joint Board.
IX CARNIVAL AT CAIRD PARK
The Director of Leisure and Parks reported that a request had been received from Charles Horne for consent to operate a carnival at Caird Park from Monday, 8th to Sunday, 21st May 2000, inclusive.
The Convener, seconded by Councillor Letford, moved that the Committee remit to the Director of Economic Development to negotiate a lease for a carnival at Caird Park subject to the Council's normal conditions of let.
As an amendment, Councillor FitzPatrick, seconded by Councillor Dawson, moved that the Committee refuse the request for a lease at Caird Park.
On a division there voted for the motion - The Convener, Lord Provost Wright and Councillors de Gernier, Letford, Ward, Shimi, Presswood, Regan, Luke, Kemp, Sturrock, Glen, Grant, Rolfe, Powrie and Mackie (16); and for the amendment - Councillors Richard Beattie, Dawson, Sawers, FitzPatrick, Petrie, Guild, Corrigan, Fordyce, Bowes, Wallace, Scott and Borthwick (12) - whereupon the motion was declared carried.
X TENDERS RECEIVED
REPORT NO 257-2000 BY CITY ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES OFFICER ON DUNDEE ICE ARENA
(a) Supply and Delivery of Ice Resurfacing Machine
The Committee agreed to accept the lower offer by Marshalls International Ltd., amounting to 42,726 to which required to be added an allowance of 2,100 for five year warranty, making a total expenditure of 44,826.
(b) Supply and Delivery of Ice Edging Machine
The Committee agreed to accept the lowest offer by Marshalls International Ltd amounting to 1,696.08.
(c) Supply and Delivery of Skate Sharpener/Grinder
The Committee agreed to accept the lower offer by Arena Supplies amounting to 6,941.70.
(d) Supply and Delivery of Skate Riveter
The Committee agreed to accept the most advantageous offer by Arena Supplies amounting to 923.90.
(e) Supply and Delivery of Hockey Nets
The Committee agreed to accept the sole offer by Arena Supplies amounting to 1,550.
(f) Supply and Delivery of Ice Skates
The Committee agreed to accept the sole offer by New English Skating Equipment amounting to 37,161.
CHARLES FARQUHAR, Convener.