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July 10, 2017 Council Meeting Highlights

Jul 12, 2017

Office of the Mayor


For immediate release – July 12, 2017 

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Boundary Bay Airshow

On Saturday, July 22, the Corporation of Delta and Alpha Aviation invite you and your family to experience the thrills and excitement of the annual Boundary Bay Airshow. Come watch these elite pilots as they demonstrate their aeronautic skills in beautiful historic and contemporary aircrafts. This family-friendly event is complete with displays, mini-golf, wiggle carts, autograph tents, and a wide variety of food vendors. Learn more at BoundaryBayAirshow.com

Concerts in the Park

Delta’s wonderful Concerts in the Park series continues on Tuesday, July 25 at Sunstone Park in North Delta with the Delta Concert Band. They will be preforming a wide range of classic music for the whole family to enjoy. The concert is free and the performance begins at 7:30 pm. To learn more about concerts happening in your community this summer, visit Delta.ca/ConcertsInThePark

Playgrounds

There are plenty of playgrounds popping up around Delta that are now open to the public. Recently, the natural playground at Annieville Lions Park and, the Adventure Playgrounds at the North Delta and South Delta Recreation Centres opened to the public. There is also the water spray park at Diefenbaker Park to help you stay cool during the summer months, as well as the musical garden, complete with drums, chimes, and xylophones. Learn more about these playgrounds at Delta.ca

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

On the Tip of the Toes

Mayor Lois E. Jackson congratulated the work and achievements of Nolan McLeod, a cancer survivor who has worked tirelessly to help children who are undergoing treatment. Since receiving his last treatment in September 2015, Nolan has accomplished the impressive feat of completing a week-long dogsledding competition in the region of Charlevoix, Quebec. As a musher, Nolan led a pack of huskies from one log cabin to another in snowy wilderness terrain. On top of that, he continues to be a champion in the fight against cancer as an ambassador for the RBC Race for the Kids and the Sears National Kids Cancer Ride. This fall, he will be starting a new chapter in his life studying business at the University of Victoria. Congratulations and thank you for all your fine work, Nolan. 

DISCUSSION REPORTS 

Major Civic Building Committee Update

Council received a presentation from Chief Administrative Officer George V. Harvie regarding the various capital building projects that are under way this year. These projects include:

  • North Delta Recreation Centre Arena Slab Replacement Project
  • Fire Hall No. 4 Emergency Operations Centre located at 7977 Churchill Street,
  • Delta Historical Municipal Hall Rehabilitation project
  • North Delta Arts Centre
  • Lois E. Jackson Kinsmen Centre for Children.

These projects were included in the 2017 Financial Plan, which was approved on February 28, 2017. View the staff report

Pattullo Bridge Replacement Project

Council received an update regarding the provincial-federal environmental assessment process for the Pattullo Bridge Replacement Project. Council also approved the recommendation that a letter be sent to the BC Environmental Assessment Office highlighting the need for a six-lane bridge, instead of the four-lane bridge currently proposed. The letter will highlight the need for a more efficient operation of the local and regional road network. View the staff report. 

Southwest Area Transport Plan

Council endorsed comments made by staff regarding the draft TransLink Southwest Area Transport Plan. The comments include a review of options to continue service to the Holly Park area of Ladner, as well as improve of parking availability at Scott Road Station, customer amenities at Bridgeport Station, and bus service frequency and coverage for Tsawwassen. These recommendations will build upon significant service level improvements, notably, the inclusion of the 601 in the Frequent Transit Network and the establishment of a B-line service on Scott Road. View the staff report. 

Community Book Exchange Proposal

Council approved the installation and ongoing maintenance of the community book exchange units at Grauer Park, Beach Grove Mini-Park, Pebble Hill Park and Diefenbaker Park by the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen. Community book exchanges are a grassroots movement, intended to be a free, small scale, centrally located repository to share books with other residents of the community. The establishment of a community book exchange network in Tsawwassen will be free for all residents, and should support the strengthening of residential communities. The Rotary Club has sought the involvement of local students through the Delta School District to aid in the construction of the exchange units. 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.