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May 13, 2019 Council Meeting Highlights

May 15, 2019

Council Highlights provide 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.


Extreme Weather Response Shelter Update

Council received a summary from staff regarding the 2018/2019 season of Delta’s Extreme Weather Response Shelter. The shelter was open for 88 nights between November 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019 and hosted 174 stays; 105 stays more than the previous season. Staff will meet with community partners in June to begin planning for next winter. View the staff report.

Mayor Harvie recognized the Extreme Weather Response Shelter volunteers, including Shirley Baker (photo at right), with a certificate for their tremendous work.



Housing Needs Reports Program Funding

Council authorized an application for grant funding through the Union of BC Municipalities to produce a Housing Action Plan for Delta. Funding of up to $70,000 is currently available through the Union of BC Municipalities’ 2019 Housing Needs Reports Program to assist local governments in understanding their community’s housing needs and to develop an action plan to meet those needs. View the staff report.


Sport Court Improvement Program

Council approved the development of a multi-year Sport Court Improvement Program to address Delta’s shortage of dedicated pickleball courts and to improve access to already existing sport courts. Upgrades have been proposed for Chalmers Park, Dennison Park, and Cromie Park and public consultation meetings will be held to hear from the community. View the staff report.


New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Council approved a license agreement between the City and BC Hydro for the installation of two Direct Current Fast Charge Electric Vehicle charging stations at the South Delta Recreation Centre. The charging stations will provide a convenient option for electric vehicle owners to quickly receive a charge and further support the adoption of electric vehicle technology in the area. View the staff report.

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Spring Freshet Update

Council received an update regarding the Fraser River freshet. March 2019 was the driest and warmest on record, which caused early snow melt in low and mid-level elevations. As a result, river flow rates are lower than normal for this time of year and are expected to peak in late May. View the staff report and presentation.


Ladner Harbour Lagoon and Ladner Lions Park Upgrades

Council approved upgrades to the Ladner Harbour Lagoon and Ladner Lions Park, in thanks to the kind bequest received from the estate of Ms. Shirley Ann Bolhuis. The funds will provide substantial upgrades to the lagoon’s pathways and pedestrian bridges as well as create an accessible plaza in Ladner Lions Park. View the staff report.


2018 Climate Action Progress

Council received a summary of the City’s climate action progress and endorsed the 2018 Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program Report. Staff informed Council that Delta achieved carbon neutrality for the seventh consecutive year in 2018 and that the City has seen a 20% reduction in emissions since 2007. View the staff report and presentation.


United Way Campaign Associate Program

Council supported the 2019 United Way Campaign Associate Program, entering into the ninth year of the City and CUPE Local 454’s participation in the program. Funds raised will go towards programs and initiatives offered in Delta to build strong communities and support families in need. Since 2010, staff have raised more than $500,000 for United Way. View the staff report.


Important Dates & Reminders

  • May 14 –  Public Hearing at Delta City Hall
  • May 20 –  City Hall closed for Victoria Day
  • May 27 –  Public Hearing at Delta City Hall
  • June 10 –  Regular Meeting of Council in North Delta at Kennedy Seniors Recreation Centre

For more information on this news release, contact the Mayor’s Office at 604-946-3210 or e-mail



George V. Harvie, Mayor