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November 26, 2018 Council Meeting Highlights

Nov 27, 2018

Council Highlights provides an informal summary of key decisions made by Delta Council at each Regular Meeting. The City Clerk provides the complete, formal documentation of Council meetings referred to as minutes.


2019 Council Meeting Schedule Alternates Meetings Between North and South Delta

Council endorsed the proposed 2019 schedule of Regular Council Meetings and Public Hearings. The schedule is changing to two Council Meetings per month, alternating between North Delta and City Hall, for a total of 24 Regular Meetings and 12 Public Hearings. Special meetings will be called as necessary. Previously, only 4 Council Meetings were held in North Delta on an annual basis. North Delta Council meetings will continue to be held at the Kennedy Seniors’ Recreation Centre until the new Arts Centre is constructed. View the staff report.


Winter Storm Preparation & Readiness

Council received an update on annual storm preparedness activities in Boundary Bay and Beach Grove, as per Delta’s Staged Flood Preparedness and Response Plan. In coordination with Delta’s Emergency Management Office, staff continue to review weather forecasts and monitor conditions to prepare for any potentially high risk storm events. View the staff report.


Cannabis Zoning Amendments Approved

Council gave final consideration and adoption to Bylaw No. 7795. This bylaw regulates the growing of cannabis in the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) as set out in the updated ALR Use, Subdivision and Procedure, released by the Provincial government in July 2018. Bylaw No. 7795 also updates several definitions and regulations in reponse to the Federal legalization of cannabis. View the staff memo.


Council Service Benefit Eliminated

Council gave final consideration and adoption to Bylaw No. 7814, which eliminates the Council service benefit for new members of Delta Council, while providing the benefit for service prior to November 5, 2018. View the staff memo.


Updates to Smoking Regulation Bylaw to Enable Ticketing

Council gave three readings to Bylaw No. 7803 and 7804 to amend the existing enforcement and municipal ticketing bylaws. The amendments add a $200 fine for offences related to failure to provide identification, as per Delta’s Smoking Regulation Bylaw No. 7779. View the staff report.


Facility Grant Awarded to REACH Child & Youth Development Society for Fundraiser

Council approved the allocation of a facility rental fee grant for use of the Harris Barn on February 2, 2019 to REACH Child & Youth Development Society for their Cheers for Children fundraising event. Council also agreed to a relaxation of Delta’s Noise Control Bylaw for this evening fundraiser. View the staff report.


Facility Grants Awarded to the Rotary Club of Ladner

Council awarded facility rental fee grants to the Rotary Club of Ladner to help support the Club’s local events, including its 2018 Pumpkin Sale, Peer Support Mental Health Dinner, and Christmas Tree Lighting events. View the staff report.


Annieville Lions Park Playground Replacement

Council awarded a contract to replace the playground equipment at Annieville Lions Park. View the staff report.


Community Wildfire Protection Plan Update

Council endorsed a series of recommendations aimed at developing a prioritized implementation plan for the City’s Wildfire Protection Plan. The Plan is being referred to the City’s 2019 budget discussions for funding consideration. The City is also applying for a $100,000 grant through the Community Resiliency Investment Program, to develop a fuel management prescription program. View the staff report.


Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project Update

The City reafirmmed its position regarding the proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 project and has been closely involved in the environmental assessment process since it began in 2013. View Delta’s comments and position in the staff report.


City Concerns re: Amendments to Organic Matter Recycling Regulation

Council expressed concerns over the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy’s proposal to include raw undigested sewage sludge as an acceptble feedstock for composting. In response, Council directed staff to meet with members of the Delta Farmers Institue to obtain their feedback on the BC Government’s proposal, to include as part of Delta’s official response to the Ministry. View the staff report.


Important Dates & Reminders

  • November 29th – Public Information Meeting at South Delta Rec Centre re: Southlands Village Development
  • November 29th – Public Information Meeting at Pinewood Elementary re: Multi-Family Development at 6950 Nicholson Road
  • December 10th – Regular Meeting of Council and Public Hearing in North Delta at Kennedy Seniors Recreation Centre
  • December 17th – Regular Meeting of Council at Delta City Hall
  • December 24th, 25th, 26th – City Hall Closure