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June 13, 2016 Council Meeting Highlights

Jun 14, 2016

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER


MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

Heritage Banner Design Contest

The Corporation of Delta is extending the deadline for the Heritage Banner Design Contest until June 17. After already receiving lots of fantastic work from local contributors, the extension provides the opportunity for more local artists to send in their pieces for their chance to have it displayed throughout the community. Submissions in photography, digital art, collage, painting, drawing, and printmaking are welcome. Guidelines and forms can be found at Delta.ca/BannerContest.

North Delta Family Day

North Delta Family Day heads to North Delta Community Park on June 19 for a fun day of celebration filled with lots of activities, live music, delicious barbeque, and of course, a festive parade. Starting at 11 am, the parade will run along 112 Street, from Burnsview to 84 Avenue, before settling at the festival in the park. Be sure not to miss this annual tradition that’s fun for the whole family. For more information, view the events calendar on Delta.ca. Please note that road closures along 112 Street (72 Avenue to 84 Avenue) and 84 Avenue (112 Street to 116 Street) will be in effect from 9 am until 1:30 pm.

Concerts in the Park 

The annual Concerts in the Park series is set to return to parks across Delta this June. The first edition of this summertime staple takes place at Sunstone Park on June 14, as the Delta Music Makers perform classics and popular music. These free concerts run from June through August, and are perfect ways to spend a summer’s day with the family. The concerts start at 7 pm, unless otherwise indicated. For a full performance list, visit Delta.ca/Concerts.  

DISCUSSION REPORTS

Provincial Highway Service and Attraction Signs

Council received a summary of the proposed changes to the Provincial Highway Service and Attraction Signs application process by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and approved the recommendation that consideration be given to a dedicated funding source for a budget up to $30,000 during the 2017 Financial Plan process. The budget would be for the installation of Provincial Highway Service and Attraction Signs and associated way-finding signage. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has consulted with staff on the proposed changes. View the staff report.

Mackie Park Synthetic Turf Replacement Project

Council approved the recommendation that an application for funding of $500,000 be submitted to the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program for the replacement of the synthetic turf at Mackie Park. Installed in 2002, the turf field at Mackie Park is the oldest in Delta and is used approximately 1,800 hours per year. As a result, the field is beginning to show signs of deterioration and needs to be replaced. Replacing the turf would reduce the risk of injury for its users. The project meets the eligibility criteria for the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program and can be materially complete by the March 31, 2018 deadline. View the staff report.

Battle of Britain Commemorative Parade and Cenotaph Rededication Ceremony Grant Application

Council approved staff recommendations to allow Alpha Aviation Inc., to host the 2016 Battle of Britain Commemorative Parade at Boundary Bay Airport. This includes approval to allow the Royal Canadian Air Force to conduct a series of fly-bys during the event. Furthermore, Council also approved staff to apply for funding to organize a rededication ceremony for the Boundary Bay Airport Cenotaph. The ceremony will involve the Corporation of Delta and the Air Cadet League of Canada. The Battle of Britain Commemorative Parade is an annual event that has been successful in previous years. View the staff report.

View the Council report and complete agenda from the June 13, 2016 Regular Meeting.

For more information on this news release, contact the Mayor’s Office at mayor@delta.ca, or the CAO’s Office at 604-946-3212 or email cao@delta.ca.