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November 20, 2017 Council Meeting Highlights

Nov 22, 2017

Office of the Mayor


For immediate release – November 22, 2017 

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS 

It’s Time Survey

Delta residents are invited to take part in the It’s Time project. This public engagement and research project, led by the Mobility Pricing Independent Commission, is intended to generate feedback on a successful decongestion charging for Metro Vancouver. Decongestion charging is a form of mobility pricing that refers to a range of fees that can be charged for using transportation services and is intended to reduce congestion. Residents have until November 26 to give feedback. Learn more at ItsTimeMV.ca

Morning With Santa

Get into the holiday spirit with Morning with Santa on Saturday, December 2 at the North Delta Recreation Centre and on Saturday, December 9 at the South Delta Recreation Centre. From 9 am until 12 pm, you and your family are invited to have breakfast and take photos with Santa, while also partaking in crafts, Roaming Rascals, Creative Critters, and skating. Tickets can be purchased at any Delta recreation centre for $10.50 per person. Free admission for kids one year and under. 

November 24, 2017 Pro-D Day

There are a variety of activities taking place on Friday, November 24 due to the Pro-D Day for Delta students. Day camps will be running at North and South Delta Recreation Centres, as well as the Harris Barn. Enjoy Digivations Lego + Arts Imaginerium at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre and Horseback Riding at Pony Pals Stables. For skaters and swimmers, drop in for a Pool Party at any of our indoor aquatic centres between 1 pm and 3 pm or strap on your skates throughout the day for Everyone Welcome Skates or Stick & Puck. See the full list of activities here and register at DeltaReg.ca.

PRESENTATIONS 

Thanks for Giving

Mayor Lois E. Jackson presented a certificate to the students and staff volunteers involved in Delview Secondary’s 2017 Thanks for Giving campaign. This year marks the campaign’s 25th year and on October 26, more than 500 students, staff, and volunteers collected 26,411 cans and non-perishable food items. Over the past 25 years, the Thanks for Giving campaign has collected and donated over 300,000 non-perishable food items to local food banks. Congratulations to all those involved. 

DISCUSSION REPORTS 

Boundary Bay Temporary Flood Protection Works Winter 2017/18

Council received a presentation from Delta’s Engineering Department regarding annual storm preparedness activities in Boundary Bay Village and Beach Grove areas. The highest tides are anticipated to occur in the first weeks of December, January, and February. Staff will be monitoring peak tides, predicted storm surge, and weather forecasts throughout the winter months. View the staff report. 

Winter Season Preparedness

The Engineering Department’s presentation also provided Council with an update regarding steps that have been taken to prepare for this year’s winter season. Preparation work has been completed for the upcoming winter season, which is predicted to be colder than average with higher than normal rainfall and snowfall. Residents can stay up-to-date on weather and road conditions by calling 604-952-3820, visiting Delta.ca, or watching Delta’s social media channels. View the staff report

Review of Bridge Traffic Volumes

Council received the latest data regarding traffic volume for Fraser River crossings in the Lower Mainland since bridge tolls were removed. The data shows that the removal of bridge tolls has not substantially improved congestion at the George Massey Tunnel or Alex Fraser Bridge. Staff will continue to monitor traffic volume data and will report back to Council as updated information becomes available. View the staff report.

Adventure Playgrounds – Annual Implementation

Council approved the implementation of Adventure Playgrounds as an annual service. Due to the notable participation numbers, as well as its success in community and child development, Adventure Playgrounds will be offered between July and August, annually, with one location South Delta and one in North Delta. 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.