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October 6, 2014 Council Meeting Highlights

Oct 07, 2014

SPECIAL PRESENTATION


Pricilla Westlake Wins 2014 Canadian Junior Championship in Lawn Bowling
Mayor Lois E. Jackson recognized Pricilla Westlake for her many achievements in Lawn Bowling.

By achieving Gold in the 2014 Canadian Under 25 Championships, Pricilla has earned her right to represent Canada in the 2015 World Junior Championship in Australia. Congratulations to Pricilla!

DELEGATIONS

2014 United Way Campaign Kick-Off
Council received a presentation from Delta’s United Way Campaign Co-Chairs, Doreann Mayhew and Shannon Hadley. Delta’s 2014 United Way Workplace Campaign will run from October 15th –24th and will feature a full slate of fundraising activities including a bake sale, book sale, pulled pork lunch, raffles and more! Delta has participated in the annual United Way Workplace Campaign for the past eight years, raising more than $400,000 for United Way in our community. 

Delta Chamber of Commerce
Council received a delegation from Ian Tait, Executive Director and Kevin Davis, Director of Membership and Strategic Partnerships, Delta Chamber of Commerce, regarding October’s designation as Manufacturing Month. Key objectives for Manufacturing Month include raising the profile of manufacturing in B.C., and raising awareness of skills training, institutions, and jobs in the sector. In recognition of Manufacturing Month, the Delta Chamber of Commerce is planning an Industry Tour of Delta-based manufacturers for Wednesday October 15th. View the presentation.

MAYOR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS


Fire Prevention Week

October 5th to 11th is Fire Prevention Week across Canada. This year’s theme is:
Working smoke alarms save lives- test yours every month!
Did you know smoke alarms should be tested every month? Please ensure you and your family take part in Fire Prevention Week and test your smoke alarms. For more information, visit deltafire.ca

ShakeOut BC Earthquake Drill
Another important public safety initiative is the ShakeOut BC earthquake drill scheduled for Thursday, October 16, at 10:16 am. This national earthquake drill is held each year to encourage you, your family and the community to drop, cover and hold on during an earthquake. For more information on emergency management and the ShakeOut BC drill, visit shakeoutbc.ca.

Thanksgiving Weekend Holiday Hours of Operation
Thanksgiving is upon us and with the upcoming long weekend, there will be no Council Meeting next Monday. Our next Regular Meeting will be held Monday, October 20th in the Council Chambers.

Municipal Hall and some Delta facilities will be closed for the holiday on Monday, October 13th. Please visit our website for a detailed list of closures. Have a Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy time with friends and family! 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS/VERBAL UPDATES


Point Roberts Radio Tower Proposal

Mayor Jackson received correspondence from the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry, regarding the Point Roberts Radio Tower proposal. The Minister advised Industry Canada has articulated the concerns raised by the Corporation of Delta and Tsawwassen residents, particularly as they relate to blanketing interference, to Federal Communications Commission officials ensuring that nearby homes are not subject to unwanted disruptions. In response to Minister Moore’s correspondence, Mayor Jackson wrote back thanking him for his efforts, advising of a 3,500-signature petition that has recently been endorsed by Delta Council, and further urging him to consider sending a representative from Industry Canada to the Public Hearing. View the correspondence.

A Public Hearing has been scheduled for the KRPI radio tower proposal to erect five radio transmission towers in Point Roberts. The hearing will take place at the Whatcom County Courthouse on October 27, 29, 30, 31, and November 3, 2014. The Corporation of Delta will attend the Public Hearing and voice Delta’s concerns with respect to this tower proposal.

DISCUSSION REPORT


Delta DLC Landfill Site Tax Exemption Program

Council approved the issuance of four Revitalization Tax Exemption Agreements for landfill site closure works. In November 2011, the Delta DLC Landfill Site Economic Investment Zone and Revitalization Tax Exemption Program was enacted to provide financial incentives to encourage the closure and redevelopment of demolition, land-clearing and construction (DLC) waste landfill sites along River Road. Under this bylaw, Council may enter into agreements with the owners of the landfill sites and specify requirements which must be met before an exemption certificate is issued. View the staff report. 

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Issued by the Office of the Mayor  –  October 7, 2014

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

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