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October 17, 2016 Council Meeting Highlights

Oct 18, 2016

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Delview Secondary Thanks for Giving Food Drive

Mayor Lois E. Jackson offered thanks and congratulations to the students and staff at Delview Secondary School for another successful Thanks for Giving campaign. On October 13, student volunteers canvassed North Delta, collecting over 16,000 cans and non-perishable food items. The campaign also collected over $1,000 in cash. Over the past 23 years, the Thanks for Giving Campaign has been responsible for donating more than 300,000 non-perishable food items to the local food banks. 

Pet Oxygen Masks

On October 12, Delta Fire and Emergency Services responded to a fire in North Delta that involved family pets. Of the animals recovered from the fire, two dogs were suffering from severe respiratory distress. Thanks to the training of our first responders and the availability of pet oxygen masks, courtesy a generous donation from Delta Scottsdale Lions Club in May 2016, both of the dogs are expected to make full recoveries. Thank you and congratulations to Delta Fire for their timely and effective work. 

Family Fright Fest

On October 20, from 4:30 until 7:30 pm, the Corporation of Delta invites residents to come to the Firehall Centre for the Arts for the annual Family Fright Fest. On October 26, the Fright Fest will be hosted at the Ladner Community Centre from 4:00 through 8:00 pm. Wear your costume and bring the kids to get in some early trick-or-treating in between playing some spooky games. Both of these events are free.

PRESENTATIONS

Reach Child and Youth Development Society

A delegation from Reach Child and Youth Development Society gave a presentation regarding the Building for Children Together Campaign. The presentation included a surprise announcement that the child development centre, currently under construction in Ladner, will be named the Lois Jackson Kinsmen Centre for Children. The delegation thanked the Corporation of Delta and Mayor Jackson for their support of the project, which included $1 million dollars, provision of land, servicing, as well as parking and landscaping. 

DISCUSSION REPORTS

Roberts Bank T2: Submission to Review Panel

Council approved the submission of comments collected by staff regarding the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 project environmental impact statement. Delta staff has reviewed the sections of the environmental impact statement that are relevant to each department, compiling the comments into a single report. The comments are to be provided to the Review Panel for consideration as part of the environmental assessment process. The public consultation period ends October 28, 2016. View the staff report. 

BC Hydro License Agreement

Council approved the renewal of a licence agreement between the Corporation of Delta and BC Hydro for a municipal utility crossing of BC Hydro’s corridor in North Delta. The previous agreement was entered with BC Hydro on April 15, 1996 for a sidewalk crossing on 96 Avenue, west of 120 Street and lasted for twenty years. Renewing the licence agreement with BC Hydro and Power authority will allow Delta to continue to operate our sidewalk within BC Hydro’s utility corridor for a further 20 years. View the staff report.

Tenure Application for Boundary Bay Seawall Erosion Protection

Council approved the submission of a tenure application for a Water Lot fronting 50 Centennial Parkway up to and including 1A Avenue. During major high tide storm events, wave action can cause erosion at the base of the seawall, reducing stability. If Delta was granted tenure, it could offer licences to individual homeowners to install rip rap to protect against erosion for individual seawalls on private property. All costs associated with engineering works, permits, and construction of the works will be the responsibility of private property owners. View the staff report. 

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