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August 10, 2015 Council Meeting Highlights

Aug 11, 2015

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Team BC at the Western Canada Summer Games

Congratulations to the athletes, coaches, volunteers and families from Delta that are making their way to Wood Buffalo, Alberta for the Western Canada Summer Games. Councilor Sylvia Bishop represented Mayor Jackson and the Council and presented the athletes with a certificate of achievement as part of the annual "Send Off" hosted by the Delta Sport Council.

Stanley Cup to Visit Tsawwassen

On August 16, Brent Seabrook from the Chicago Blackhawks will return to his hometown of Tsawwassen with the Stanley Cup. Brent will be riding the Vancouver Giants Fanboni with the Cup in a short parade down 56 Street towards the South Delta Recreation Centre. The parade is expected to begin at 8:00 am at 16th Avenue and 56 Street with the cup available for viewings at South Delta Recreation Centre until 10 am.

Fall/Winter Leisure Guide

 Registration for fall and winter programs opens on August 14. Visit delta.ca to view the leisure guide online or pick up a copy at any Delta recreation centre. Register in person, over the phone or at deltareg.ca.

Mayor Jackson’s Garden Contest for Kids

Call for submissions for Mayor Jackson’s Garden Contest for Kids is underway, and the submission deadline is September 14. Children 5–16 are welcome to submit a photo of them gardening for the chance to win prizes. Submission details at delta.ca.

Concerts in the Park

The final installments of Delta’s Concerts in the Park series take place on August 18 and 19. Don’t miss out on the Canadian folk/east coast traditional stylings of The Karmichaels, or the sounds of the ‘70s and ‘80s, as covered by Astro’s Collar. Visit delta.ca for details on these events.

DISCUSSION REPORTS

Wayfinding Signage

Council approved the staff recommendation to pursue the installation of two wayfinding signs on Highway 17 and 17A and a new entrance sign for Tsawwassen on 56 Street at Highway 17, as part of the South Delta Business Sustainability Strategy recommendations.

View the staff report.

Successful Grant Awards for Two Infrastructure Projects in Delta

Council received an update on the recent grant awards for important infrastructure projects in Delta. On July 30 and July 31, 2015, the Corporation of Delta was granted a collective sum of $5.9 million in federal and provincial funding. Delta received $2.7 million each in funding from both the federal and provincial government towards the 12th Avenue Storm Water Management Improvement Project, and received a federal investment of $500,000 to aid in the rehabilitation of the former municipal hall building in Ladner. 

View the staff report.

Fraser Surrey Docks Permit Amendment Application

Council received an update regarding Fraser Surrey Docks’ application for an amendment to its existing Project Permit from Port Metro Vancouver for the construction and operation of a Direct Transfer Coal Facility that will transfer coal directly from the facility to ocean-going vessels. Council approved staff recommendations that Mayor Lois E. Jackson send a letter to Port Metro Vancouver requesting that a Metro Vancouver Air Quality Permit be a requirement of an amended project permit, and that the final Air Quality Management Plan for the Direct Transfer Coal Facility be publically released for comments prior to the approval of the Project Permit amendment. 

View the staff report.

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Issued by the Office of the Mayor – August 11, 2015

View the Council report and complete agenda from the August 10, 2015 Regular Meeting.

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

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