October 19, 2015 Council Meeting Highlights
Oct 20, 2015
Delview’s Thanks for Giving Food Drive
Mayor Jackson offered her congratulations to the student volunteers at Delview Secondary School for another successful “Thanks for Giving” campaign, which took place on October 8, 2015. Between 500 and 600 students canvassed their North Delta community for canned and non-perishable food items, with about 17, 378 items collected. The school also received a cheque from North Delta’s Forte Sports and Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Clinic for $868. The clinic donated 5 cents for every can collected.
Family Fright Fest
One of Delta’s biggest Halloween events heads to North Delta and Ladner. On October 22, the Firehall Centre for the Arts hosts the first Family Fright Fest, with the McKee Seniors Centre hosting it on October 28th. Residents are encourage to bring their family, dress up in their costumes and snap lots of photos of all the festivities from the evening. For a full list of times and activities for this free event, go to Delta.ca.
Canada Post Community Mail Boxes
The Corporation of Delta has been informed that Canada Post is starting to install the new Community Mail Boxes. This will affect approximately 4,900 addresses with the V4K postal code. Delta has no say in determining the locations of these boxes; that authority rests entirely with Canada Post. For more information, go to canadapost.ca, or call 1-844-454-3009 with any questions or concerns.
2014 Carbon Neutral Recognition
Council received a report about Delta’s 2014 Carbon Neutral Achievement. As part of the British Columbia Climate Action Charter signed in 2007, Delta has achieved Carbon Neutrality for the third year in a row. This recognition also provides Delta with ‘Green Community’ branding, which will be reflected in correspondence and on our website. View the Staff Report.
Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project
Council received a report about the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project regarding concerns around transportation and the improvements required. Staff is currently reviewing the Environmental Impact Statement provided by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. Delta has requested that the assessment scope of the project be expanded to include road and rail impacts. Staff has compiled a list of suggested transportation upgrades for consideration by the Gateway Transportation Collaboration Forum. View the Staff Report.
Memorial Park Waterpark Proposal
Council approved, in principle, support for the proposal by the Rotary Club of Ladner to upgrade the Kinsmen Water Play Area at Memorial Park. Based on the concept plan, an estimate of $600,000 was verified by an external professional. Based on Council support, the Rotary Club would continue fundraising to secure 50% of the project funding, prior to final approval from Council. View the Staff Report.
2016 Council Meeting and Public Hearing Schedule
Council approved the 2016 Regular Council Meeting and Public Hearing Schedule. Based on Council Policy, the Schedule provides for 28 Regular Meetings and 12 Public Hearings throughout the year. Additional Meetings and Public Hearings may also be scheduled, as required, by Council resolution. View the Staff Report.