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January 11, 2016 Council Meeting Highlights

Jan 12, 2016



MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

Delta School District Grads on UBC Thunderbird Teams
Mayor Jackson recognized the Delta School District Alumni who were part of the 2015 UBC Thunderbird Championship teams in a special presentation. Recognized from the Women’s Field Hockey Team was Cailean Meredith; from the Women’s Soccer Team, Nadia Langenberg, Jasmine Mander, Taylor Shannik, and Nicole Sydor; and from the Men’s Football Team, Chris Adams, Bryce Connors, Tony Ganton, Riley Jones, David Mann, and Ethan Sadowski. Congratulations to the players, the coaching staff, and their families on a tremendous year.   

Committee and Commission Appointments
Delta has several different Committee and Commission positions that await volunteer appointments. These positions serve as advisory committees that collaborate with and provide advice to Council on various issues affecting Delta. Please forward applications to The Office of the Municipal Clerk at the Delta Municipal Hall by January 31, 2016. Visit Delta.ca for more information.

Splash N’ Dash
This year, in light of the pending roadway improvements along the traditional triathlon route, the bike component will be removed from this year’s event. Instead, adults are invited to participate in the Splash N’ Dash swim and run event. Children will be able to participate in the Kids of Steel Triathlon, with the alternative route taking place around Paterson Park. Registration opens on January 18, 2016 at 6:00 am at Delta.ca/Triathlon

DISCUSSION REPORTS

Burns Bog Drainage Update
Council received a presentation regarding the 2016 Burns Bog work plan. As part of the Management Plan, Delta has taken a significant role in working towards the long-term goal of restoring Burns Bog as a self-sustaining raised bog ecosystem. The update refers to several projects that started as part of this plan, including the Water Level Monitoring and Restoration Program, Twin Culvert Removal, a Water Balance Model, FortisBC Pipeline Stress Relief Project, Peatland Ecology Research Group Technology Transfer Workshop, and the Canadian Water Resources Association BC Conference Presentation. View the staff report.  

Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Environmental Assessment Update 
Council received an update regarding the federal environmental assessment process for the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project. On December 4, 2015 the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency requested additional information from Port Metro Vancouver on a variety of issues, including invasive species, marine life, mapping, at-risk species, cumulative effects assessment, physical and cultural heritage, and current and future use of lands for traditional uses. This is expected to delay the environmental assessment process by a few months. This delay will provide Delta staff with additional time to review information already received. View the staff report.

Healthy Community Partnership – My Health My Community 
Council confirmed the Corporation of Delta’s support of the Healthy Community Partnership and approved the recommendation that senior staff continue to attend Partnership meetings. Since entering a partnership agreement with Fraser Health in 2012, Delta has identified five key areas to support the health of citizens: healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco reduction, healthy built community, vulnerable citizens and neighbourhoods. Council recently approved the addition of two positions, Seniors Support Coordinator and Corporate Social Planner that could provide further support to the Partnership. View the staff report.

View the Council report and complete agenda from the January 11, 2016 Regular Meeting.

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