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January 26, 2015 Council Meeting Highlights

Jan 27, 2015

MAYOR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS


Whatcom County Decision re: Appeal on Radio Towers
Mayor Lois E. Jackson noted that Delta staff will be present at the Whatcom County public Council Meeting on Tuesday, January 27, to hear the Council’s decision on BBC Broadcasting’s appeal to Whatcom County’s previous denial of the Point Roberts Radio Towers. Delta staff will report back to Council on the important issue.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION


Recognition of Heritage Banner Design Contest Winners
Mayor Jackson announced the winners of the Heritage Banner Design Contest and presented each winner with a certificate. Congratulations to Victoria Heryet, winner of the South Delta category and overall grand prize winner, Dave Stevens, winner of the North Delta category, and Emily Kettleson, winner of the Child/Youth category. As grand prize winner, look for Heryet’s Symbiotic Harmony banner displayed throughout the municipality alongside Delta’s new street banner. View the news release and winning banner entries.

CONSENT REPORTS


One Billion Rising
Council approved the upcoming One Billion Rising event as municipally supported and awarded a facility rental fee grant to the Delta Police Department for use of the Fire Hall Centre for the Arts on February 13. Delta Police, in partnership with Network to End Violence in Relationships, is planning an event to support the One Billion Rising initiative. View the staff report.

DISCUSSION REPORTS


Development Activity in Delta
Council received a report summarizing development activity in Delta over the last 14 years. The report notes that development has grown at a moderate rate and supports a healthy economic profile in Delta. Continued growth in the industrial sector has increased tax revenues and created more jobs in the community, while steady residential development continues to support modest population growth. For a detailed summary on development activity in Delta, please view the staff report.

Building Canada Fund 2014
Council approved the staff recommendation to submit a grant application to the Building Canada Fund 2014 for the construction of a proposed $8 million emergency operations centre, fire hall and training facility near Boundary Bay Airport in Delta. The Building Canada Fund supports infrastructure projects in communities with a population of less than 100,000 people. View the staff report.

Port Metro Vancouver Land Use Plan
Council received a review of Port Metro Vancouver’s new Land Use Plan. The review highlights potential areas of concern for Delta, including jurisdictional changes, water area along Deltaport causeway, protection of agricultural land, transportation impacts, Fraser River Estuary Management Program review, and handling of bulk liquids. View the staff report.

British Columbia’s Site Profile and Soil Relocation System Review
Council endorsed comments to be submitted to the Ministry of Environment as Delta’s response to the “Site Profile Process Identification of Potentially Contaminated Sites” and “Prevention of Site Contamination from Soil Relocation” discussion papers. View the staff report.

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Issued by the Office of the Mayor – January 27, 2015

View the Council reports and complete agenda from the January 26, 2015 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.