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January 6, 2014 Council Meeting Highlights

Jan 08, 2014


BNSF Railway Company – North Colebrook Siding
Council received a delegation from BNSF Railway Company including Johann Hellman, Executive Director, Government Affairs, Glen Gaz, Director of Engineering, Terry Finn, Senior Consultant, and Bill Jenkins, Consultant with AECOM. The delegation provided information regarding the proposed North Colebrook Siding.

Council also directed staff to seek drainage conveyance improvements and address pedestrian safety in conjunction with BNSF Railway Company’s proposed North Colebrook Siding works.
View the staff report


Cogeneration Facilities at Greenhouses
Council gave first and second readings to Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 7286, that would allow for the establishment of combined heat and power generation (cogeneration) facilities in association with greenhouse operations in the A1 Agriculture Zone. This bylaw responds to the recent adoption of standards for cogeneration facilities by the Ministry of Agriculture. Bylaw No. 7286 will now be forwarded to the Ministry of Agriculture, the Provincial Agricultural Land Commission, the Agricultural Advisory Committee, and the Delta Farmers’ Institute for consideration and comment. View the staff report


Westshore Terminals Infrastructure Reinvestment Project
Council resolved to send a letter to Port Metro Vancouver indicating Delta’s support for the Westshore Terminals Reinvestment Project. Council also requested that Westshore Terminals and Metro Vancouver Air Quality Division provide funding for Delta to undertake an independent, comprehensive one-year study of dust emissions from coal cars, including continuous dust monitoring at locations along the railway corridor in Delta. Westshore Terminals advised by letter dated January 6, 2014, that Westshore will participate in both the development of the study and contribute to the funding. View the staff report

Proposed Regulations for Medical Marihuana Facilities in Delta
Council directed staff to bring forward amendments to the Delta Zoning Bylaw to prohibit all aspects of the growing, production, manufacturing, testing, storage and sales of medical marihuana within The Corporation of Delta. Businesses wishing to establish medical marihuana operations in Delta would be required to apply for site specific zoning, which would be subject to Council approval.

Hawthorne Grove Park Use and Rental Protocol
Council approved a new use and rental protocol for the Harris Barn. Delta will assume responsibility for management of the Harris Barn as well as for issuing rental contracts for the Kirkland House and Harris Barn. The protocol limits the number of events that have a high impact to the neighbourhood by restricting their frequency, amplified noise, and late evening events. The new protocol will ensure a fair and equitable approach to bookings while also minimizing disruption to surrounding neighbours. View the staff report

Sewage Meter Access and Works Right-of-Way: Seaspan Ferries
Council approved a statutory right-of-way for access and maintenance of a sewage meter at 7570 Hopcott Road. The right-of-way will allow Delta to access and perform periodic readings, maintenance, and repairs to the sewage meter that monitors Seaspan’s discharge of domestic vessel sewage into Delta’s sewer system. View the staff report


Issued by the Office of the Mayor - January 7, 2014

View the Council reports and complete agenda from the January 6, 2014 Regular Meeting of Council 

For more information on this news release, contact the Mayor's Office at 604-946-3210 or email