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November 24, 2014 Council Meeting Highlights

Nov 25, 2014

MAYOR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS


Passing of Pat Quinn
At the Monday, November 24 Regular Meeting of Council, Mayor Lois E. Jackson took a moment to recognize the late Pat Quinn, who passed away on November 23:

Hockey has lost a great man. Known as ‘The Big Irishman,’ Pat was one of hockey’s most respected players and coaches.

As a part-owner of the Vancouver Giants, Pat was very involved in the development of hockey in our community and beyond. Pat’s support towards our local fundraisers and initiatives, including Delta’s anti-bullying campaign, was steadfast. And of course, looking beyond our community, Pat is revered both nationally and internationally for his integral role in hockey, not only as a coach, but as a former player and executive. 

I want to express mine and Council’s sincere condolences to Pat’s wife Sandra, and all of Pat’s family and friends, the Vancouver Giants organization and their fans, during this difficult time.

Pat’s dedication to the game of hockey was truly inspirational and will always be remembered. He will be sorely missed.

Mayor Jackson and Council have requested that CAO George V. Harvie share Delta’s condolences in a community tribute. Starting Friday, November 28, memorial boards will be placed in our local recreation centres inviting the community to sign and honour Pat Quinn. 

SPECIAL PRESENTATION


Thanks For Giving Food Drive
Council viewed a presentation by Delview Secondary School students and teachers who provided an update on their 22nd Annual Thanks For Giving food drive. This year's fundraiser was an incredible success, collecting 22,009 non-perishable food items and breaking the school's past record for donations collected; a great example of what can be achieved by a group of dedicated and caring people.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS


2014 Local Government Election Results
Delta's Chief Election Officer presented Council with the Official Declaration of the 2014 Local Government Election results (view the staff report):

Office of Mayor (declared elected by acclamation on October 20, 2014): Lois E. Jackson

Office of Councillor (six elected):

Name  Number of Votes 
Sylvia Bishop  13,579  12.5 
Jeannie Kanakos  12,028  11.08 
Ian L. Paton  11,803  10.87 
Bruce McDonald  11,761  10.83 
Heather King  11,339  10.44 
Robert Campbell  9,673  8.91 

Office of School Trustee (seven elected):

Name  Number of Votes 
Laura Dixon  12,362  11.11 
Nick Kanakos  11,321  10.17 
Val Windsor  9,643  8.67 
Bruce Reid  8,510  7.65 
Dale Saip  8,231  7.4 
Fabian Milat  7,915  7.11 
Rhiannon Bennett  7,702  6.92 

Municipal Operations Closure – Wednesday, December 24
Council approved the recommendation to close municipal operations on Wednesday, December 24, 2014, the last working day prior to Christmas, to provide staff the opportunity to celebrate the holiday season with their families. View the staff report.

DISCUSSION REPORTS


South Delta Business Sustainability Contract
Council approved the staff recommendation to award the contract for the South Delta Business Sustainability Strategy to G.P. Rollo & Associates Ltd. in the amount of $36,447, including GST. At the October 20, 2014 Regular Meeting, Council authorized staff to move forward with retaining a consultant to work with the Corporation of Delta and local business representatives to develop a strategy to support sustainability of South Delta businesses, as Tsawwassen Mills and Tsawwassen Commons are developed on Tsawwassen First Nation Land. View the staff report.

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Issued by the Office of the Mayor – November 25, 2014

View the Council reports and complete agenda from the November 24, 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.