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October 30, 2017 Council Meeting Highlights

Oct 31, 2017

Office of the Mayor


For immediate release – October 31, 2017

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

Delta Sports Hall of Fame

Mayor Lois E. Jackson congratulated the 2017 Sport Champions and Hall of Fame Inductees to the Delta Sports Hall of Fame. These inspiring athletes were recognized for their amazing achievements in sports excellence at the Delta Sports Hall of Fame Banquet on Saturday, October 21:

Sports Champions:

  • Voluneer of the Year – Jim Matheson (Soccer)
  • Coach of the Year – Bob Houtman (Softball)
  • Master Athlete of the Year – Scott Stevenson (Pickleball)
  • Youth Athletes of the Year:
    • Tomas Bourassa (Tennis)
    • Grant McDonald (Football)
    • Mary Parsons (Golf)
    • Jayde Robertsen (Volleyball)
    • Keeley Ainge (Softball)
  • Team of the Year – Delta Tigers Bantam AAA (Baseball)

Inductees:

  • Builder: Jamie Davidson – Cycling
  • Pioneer: Herb Betts – Soccer
  • Athlete: Timothy Lorenz – Football/Hockey
  • Athlete: Sandy Beasley – Softball
  • Coach: Ron Steel – Soccer
  • Team: North Delta Stars – Softball
  • Sponsor: The Run Inn – Kevin Ridley

Thanks for Giving

Mayor Jackson also congratulated the students of Delview Secondary for their incredibly successful Thanks for Giving Food Drive. On October 25, students canvassed North Delta, collecting a record 26,411 canned and non-perishable food items. This was the 25th year of the food drive, which has benefited local food banks.

Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 am on Sunday, November 5. Residents are reminded to set their clocks back one hour before going to sleep. Delta Fire & Emergency Services also reminds residents to use this as an opportunity to change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, as they should be changed a minimum of twice a year. 

DISCUSSION REPORTS 

Legalized Non-Medical Cannabis in BC – Delta’s Submission to the BC Government

Council approved the submission in response to the Provincial government’s request for feedback from local governments to help determine the legal framework for the regulation of non-medical cannabis in BC. Staff will proceed with updating the necessary bylaws for both medical and non-medical cannabis. View the staff report

Community Emergency Preparedness Fund

Council endorsed the submission of three applications for funding through the Union of BC Municipalities’ Community Emergency Preparedness Fund. The projects submitted for funding include staff and volunteer training for Emergency Social Services, equipment and IT technology for the Emergency Operations Centre, and Boundary Bay Dike Foreshore Upgrades between 88 Street and 96 Street. View the staff report.

Ladner Heritage Conservation Area Designation

Council endorsed the draft Scope of Work regarding the Ladner Heritage Conservation Area Designation, allowing completion before the end of the one year Heritage Control Period. The draft identifies new or expanded Heritage Conservation Areas and guidelines in Ladner. These areas are generally defined as Fraser River and Crescent Slough, Highway 17A plus one property to the east near 61 Street, the ALR boundary, and 40 Street. 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.