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April 24, 2017 Council Meeting Highlights

Apr 25, 2017

Office of the Mayor


For immediate release – April 25, 2017 

SPECIAL RECOGNITION 

One Minute of Silence – Day of Mourning

At the beginning of the meeting, Delta Council observed one minute of silence in recognition of the National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed and Injured at the Workplace. On April 28, all flags will be lowered from dawn until dusk, as CUPE Local 454 holds a commemorative ceremony in Rotary Park at 10:45 am. 

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Delta Trades and Technical Career Fair

On Thursday, April 27, the Delta Trades and Technical Career Fair will be held at Sungod Recreation Centre. This annual event is meant to inspire and encourage people to turn their passions into careers. Delta has been hosting this annual event since 2013, with this year growing to include a new Job Fair for candidates to be interviewed by employers, as well as an exciting Boat Race competition, connecting grade 10, 11, and 12 students with marine industry professionals for a chance to win incredible prizes. This free event runs from 9 am until 8 pm, with the Job Fair beginning at 4 pm. Learn more at Delta.ca/CareerFair. 

BYLAWS 

2017 Annual Tax Rate Bylaws

Council received a presentation from the Director of Finance and gave first, second, and third readings to the 2017 Annual Tax Rate Bylaws for Delta, the Greater Vancouver Regional District, and the Tsawwassen Business Improvement Area. The 2017 Financial Plan requires an overall tax increase of 2.75%, which includes 0.5% to maintain city government services, 0.25% for police services, 0.5% for the Drainage Program,  and 1.5 % for an Emergency Operations Centre, Firehall and Training Facility at Boundary Bay Airport. This proposed increase is below the average increase for Metro Vancouver. View the staff report

DISCUSSION REPORTS 

Deltaport Way/27B Ave. Pedestrian Overpass

Council received an update regarding Deltaport Way/27B Avenue Pedestrian Overpass. Council approved the recommendation to send a joint letter from Mayor Lois E. Jackson and Chief Bryce Williams, Tsawwassen First Nation, to the Port of Vancouver to confirm whether funding opportunities are available for the pedestrian overpass. The potential funding opportunity in question would be from the Container Capacity Improvement Program. A letter of request was sent to the Port on February 12, 2014, outlining the project scope and potential benefits. 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.