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May 25, 2015 Council Meeting Highlights

May 26, 2015

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS


Mayor Jackson’s Relay for Life Team
Mayor Jackson invites community members to join her Relay for Life team and help the fight against cancer, a cause very close to her heart. If you can’t join, please consider supporting the Relay for Life, a national fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society.

Seniors Week
Mayor Lois E. Jackson noted that Seniors Week is coming up June 1–7, 2015. Communities across Canada will recognize the contributions that seniors make every day to their community, and Delta is celebrating with many fun activities and informative presentations throughout the week.

Summer Pass Program
Mayor Jackson encouraged youth in the community to pick up the $20 Unlimited Child/Youth Summer Pass, available now at local recreation centres. Take advantage of the great deal from June 25–September 7 and participate in fun summer drop-in activities.

Mayor’s Community Update & Property Tax Letter
Mayor Jackson noted that the annual Mayor’s Community Update and property tax notice are being mailed out this week, and the Community Update will also be available to view online this Friday.

BYLAWS


Delta Tree Protection & Regulation
Council gave first, second and third readings to the Delta Tree Protection and Regulation Bylaw No. 7415, 2015, which increases emphasis on tree protection. Council gave first, second and third readings to concurrent amendments to Notice Enforcement Bylaw No. 7009, 2011, and Municipal Ticketing Information Bylaw No. 6639, 2007, which would allow Bylaw Inspectors to enforce Bylaw No. 7415, 2015. Council also approved the Urban Reforestation Project, which has an initial goal of planting 1,150 trees in the next year. View the staff report.

A special Council Meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 1 pm in the Council Chamber for final consideration and adoption of the bylaws.

Enhancing Emergency Medical Care in Delta
Council gave final consideration and adoption to the Delta Fire Regulation Bylaw No. 5855, 2001 Amendment (Ancillary Health Services) Bylaw No. 7426, 2015, which authorizes Delta firefighters to provide enhanced emergency medical care. View the staff report.

DISCUSSION REPORTS


2014 Carbon Neutral Report
Council received an update on Delta’s 2014 carbon neutral commitment and endorsed the staff recommendation to use 6,734 tonnes of the 23,665 tonnes of CO2e offset credits available to Delta to declare the municipality “carbon neutral” for 2014. The offset credits were obtained through two local carbon reduction projects: Delta’s Green Can collection program and the Vancouver Landfill Gas Capture Optimization Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Project. View the staff report and complete 2014 Carbon Neutral Progress Survey for Delta.

Boundary Bay Airport Heritage Hangar Restoration Update
Council received an update on the Heritage Hangar restoration work at Boundary Bay Airport, which is nearing completion. In order to protect the investment made in the Heritage Hangar, additional roofing work is required and that work is currently undergoing the bidding process. The Heritage Hangar restoration projects remains within budget. View the staff report.

2015 Municipal Open Houses
Council received a summary review of the three Municipal Open House events held in April 2015. The event had more than 1,000 attendees and was a success in that it increased community engagement, garnering both positive feedback and good questions and suggestions. View the staff report.

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Issued by the Office of the Mayor – May 25, 2015

View the Council reports and complete agenda from the May 25, 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.