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November 16, 2015 Council Meeting Highlights

Nov 17, 2015

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS


South Delta Infrastructure Improvements Public Open House

The South Delta Infrastructure Improvements Public Open House is taking place on Thursday, December 3rd at Harris Barn, from 4 pm – 8:30 pm. The event will provide an overview of the upcoming projects in South Delta and give businesses and residents the opportunity to stay informed. Senior staff will be available to answer any questions or address any concerns.

Sports Day

On Saturday, November 21st, celebrate the power of sport with Sports Day in Canada. There are lots of events locally to keep you busy, including a variety of ‘Try-It’ sessions at our local recreation centres. Also, don’t forget to wear a jersey to a fitness class to be entered to win two tickets to a Vancouver Giants junior hockey game. More information can be found at Delta.ca. 

Urban Reforestation Project

Delta is proud to launch the Urban Reforestation Project, an initiative to increase the tree canopy in Delta. This project will see 5,000 trees planted in Delta’s parks, boulevards, and medians over the course of five years, 67% of which will be native species with lifespans of 50-100 years. Visit Delta.ca/Trees to learn more about the Urban Reforestation Project and how you can help increase the tree canopy with the Trees for Tomorrow Program.

DISCUSSION REPORTS

 

2016 Capital Plan – Early Budget Approval

Council approved the budget for eleven 2016 Capital Plan projects prior to the formal approval of the 2016 Financial Plan. Of the projects listed, like the Delta Street Improvements, North Delta Recreation Centre, and Boundary Bay Airport to name a few, some are time sensitive and required early approval in order to proceed on schedule. View the Staff Report.

Ellis Lane

Council approved the naming of a laneway between 47A Avenue and 48 Avenue to Ellis Lane. The road, currently unnamed, is the site of the Ellis Residence, the restored and protected home of local farmer John Ellis. This lane has three new lots facing it, which were created through a five-lot subdivision at 4840 48 Avenue. View the Staff Report.  

Port Metro Vancouver Tsawwassen Eelgrass Restoration Project

Council approved the recommendation that Mayor Lois E. Jackson send a letter to the BC Environmental Assessment Office requesting a thorough public and stakeholder consultation process regarding the Port Metro Vancouver Tsawwassen Eelgrass Restoration Project, if it is exempted from a formal environmental assessment. View the Staff Report.

View the Council report and complete agenda from the November 16, 2015 Regular Meeting.

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