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September 12, 2016 Council Meeting Highlights

Sep 13, 2016

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Fentanyl Forum

In light of a string of overdoses, the Corporation of Delta would like to invite parents, students and the general public to join Mayor Lois E. Jackson, Delta School District Superintendent Doug Sheppard, Delta Police Chief Neil Dubord and Delta Police Sergeant Dave Vaughan-Smith at two public forum on the subject of Fentanyl awareness. The sessions will be held at South Delta Secondary School on September 14 and North Delta Secondary School on September 15 and will run from 6 pm until 7:30 pm. 

Ladner Village Celebration

On September 17, the Corporation of Delta, alongside the Ladner Business Association, is excited to invite Delta residents to the heart of Ladner Village to celebrate the Delta Street improvements. This free, family-friendly event features entertainment from buskers, artists, and Cosmo the Clown while you explore the local shops and restaurants, partake in crafts and face painting, or follow the Discover the Village tour. There are also lots of prizes to be won. This event runs from 11 am until 4 pm with a formal ceremony and cake cutting taking place at noon.     

Battle of Britain and Cenotaph Rededication Ceremony

On September 18, the 2016 Battle of Britain Commemorative Parade returns to the Boundary Bay Airport. Prior to the parade, there will be a very special Cenotaph Rededication Ceremony and Pathway Opening commemorating of the 75th anniversaries of both the Boundary Bay Airport and Air Cadet League of Canada. This features the unveiling of a new cenotaph and the grand opening of the Air Cadet Commemorative Pathway. The event starts at 11 am. 

DISCUSSION REPORTS 

FortisBC Energy Savings Outreach Program

Council endorsed Delta’s participation in FortisBC’s energy conservation and efficiency program. This program, which kicks off in September and ends mid-October, would include a temporary community outreach display at Municipal Hall. FortisBC also invites Mayor Jackson and Council along with any participating staff to sign the energy pledge to reduce consumption. The awareness campaign would be promoted through Delta’s website and appropriate social media channels. View the staff report.   

United Way Loaned Representative Program

Council received an update regarding this year’s United Way Loaned Representative Program, which is now underway. This year marks the seventh year of Delta and CUPE’s participation in the United Way Loaned Representative Program and has provided valuable professional development opportunities for CUPE members. The loaned representative works at the United Way office as an extension of the United Way campaign staff team, providing key support for the more than 360 workplace campaigns that take place each year. View the staff report.  

Annacis Island Traffic Management Options

Council approved of staff recommendations regarding the proposed Annacis Island Traffic Management Options. The staff recommended option (Option 1) is for the Signalization of Southbound Right Turn Access, which would include a traffic signal located on the Highway 91 southbound off ramp at Cliveden Avenue, along with a red light camera. Option 1 could be implemented within six weeks, with the other two options (a Smart Gate for Southbound Right Turn or a Smart Gate for all Southbound Traffic), taking up to 12 months to implement. In the interim, additional traffic control staff will be maintained at private business driveways to assist Delta Police and Bylaws staff with targeted enforcement until Option 1 can be implemented. View the staff report.  

View the Council report and complete agenda from the September 12, 2016 Regular Meeting.