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April 11, 2016 Council Meeting Highlights

Apr 12, 2016

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

Pro-D Days

With back-to-back Pro-D Days taking place on Friday, April 15 and Monday, April 18th, Delta Parks, Recreation, and Culture are prepared with a wide assortment of programs to accommodate the doubled up days of fun. From DIGIVATIONS-LEGO® + Arts Innovators to Horseback Riding, Pickle ball to swims with a playleader, there is more than enough to keep you busy on this extended weekend. For a full list of activities, please go to Delta.ca. Regular admission rates apply for drop-in activities or use your Grade 5, 6, 7, 8 pass for free entry. 

April Pools Day 

On Saturday, April 16th, The Corporation of Delta invites you to celebrate swimming as an important life skill. From 1:30 until 3:30 pm, all the aquatic centres across Delta will feature lifesaving demonstrations, fun water safety activities, and give parents the opportunity to see what their kids are learning in swimming lessons. For more information, go to the Events Calendar at Delta.ca. 

Watershed Creek Fish Release

On Sunday, April 17th, Watershed Park will be hosting its annual Watershed Creed Fish Release. Bring the family to release buckets of salmon fry into the creek and enjoy all of the activities and interactive presentations. There is no better way to reconnect with nature and learn about how you and your family can reduce your carbon footprint. This event runs from 12 until 2 pm. For more information, please refer to Delta.ca.

DISCUSSION REPORTS

Invasive Species Management Strategy

Council endorsed Delta’s Invasive Species Management Strategy. Because invasive species have the ability to displace and reduce native populations of plants and animals, The Corporation of Delta will implement a formal strategy for addressing these risks. This strategy is divided into three sections: 1) strategic management, including prevention, mapping and inventory, early detection, and rapid response; 2) control and restoration: regulations, monitoring and replanting; and 3) education and collaboration. Invasive species present risk to both private and public property. View the staff report.

Day of Mourning – Thursday, April 28

Council endorsed the recognition of a Day of Mourning in remembrance of workers killed or injured on the job. As part of the endorsement, Council will observe one minute of silence on the evening session of Council on April 25, 2016, as well as fly the CUPE Day of Mourning Flag on Delta’s Special Flag Pole for one week commencing April 25. All other flags will be flown at half-mast from dawn to dusk on the official Day of Mourning for Workers Killed and Injured on the Job, which will be on April 28, 2016. On that day, a CUPE sponsored ceremony will be held at Rotary Park at 11 am. View the staff report.

Reach Child and Youth Development Society

Council approved the Municipal Assistance and Access Agreement between the Corporation of Delta and Reach Child and Youth Development Society. Upon entering the agreement, Reach will be responsible for the construction and payment of a new building that is slated to start construction in late-April. Delta will provide municipal land for the building, as well as geotechnical reports, installation of water, sanitary sewer and drainage connections. After providing final approval of the building design, Delta will contribute cost sharing of $1 million toward the project over the course of construction. The building will be owned by Delta and leased to Reach to operate. View the staff report. 

View the Council report and complete agenda from the April 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.