January 25, 2016 Council Meeting Highlights
Jan 26, 2016
George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project Open Houses
The government of British Columbia invites members of the public to be a part of the third phase of consultation on the George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project. On January 26 and 27, the BC government will host a pair of open houses, the first at the Sandman Signature Hotel Vancouver Airport in Richmond, and the second at the Delta Town and Country Inn. Both open houses run from 2 until 8 pm. Go to MasseyTunnel.ca for more information.
Winskill Park Master Plan
Mayor Jackson announced that the Corporation of Delta is starting a six month public consultation process to assist in developing a Master Plan for Winskill Park. During this time, 20 meetings will be held to gain feedback from the public, with the first two scheduled for January 27 at 5 pm at the Ladner Community Centre, and the second January 28 at 5 pm at the Harris Barn. Both meetings will serve as orientation sessions for the consultation process.
Delta Police Gala
On February 13, the Delta Police Foundation is hosting a fundraising dinner at Tsawwassen Springs to raise money for initiatives that are outside the Delta Police Department’s regular operating budget. Previously, the Police Department has used the funds towards the Emergency Command Vehicle, as well as vans for Community Police Stations. For more information about the fundraiser, please visit Deltapolice.ca.
2015 Heritage Banner Winners
At last night’s meeting, Mayor Lois E. Jackson and Delta Council recognized the winners of Delta’s 2015 Heritage Banner Design Contest. Started in 2014 by the Heritage Advisory Committee, the contest features three categories, South Delta, North Delta, and Child/Youth, as well as a grand prize winner. The winners of the 2015 Heritage Banner Contest were:
- South Delta Category, Grand Prize: Gary Nay, Ours to Preserve
- North Delta Category: Cathey Tyler, River of Life
- Child/Youth Category: Luna Nanahoshi, Salish Sea
Delta Smoking Regulation Bylaw
Council gave a final adoption of Delta Smoking Regulation Bylaw No. 7481, 2015. This bylaw replaces Delta Smoking Regulation Bylaw No. 5891, 2001, hereby prohibiting smoking in all of Delta’s parks and open spaces. The Bylaw furthers Delta as an increasingly smoke-free municipality, encouraging the health, safety and welfare of Delta residents. In conjunction with this Bylaw, Council also adopted Municipal Ticketing Information Bylaw No. 6639, 2007, Amendment Bylaw No. 7482, 2015, as well as Delta Bylaw Notice Enforcement Bylaw No. 7009, 2011 Amendment Bylaw No. 7483, 2015. View the staff report.
George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project
Council received an update on the Project Definition Report regarding the George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project commencing the third phase of consultation. Part of this consultation includes the two public open houses taking place on January 26 and 27, with the public comment period closing January 28, 2016. Further updates include BC Hydro’s plans to remove the powerlines from within the George Massey Tunnel and the commencement of the Environmental Assessment. View the staff report.
Soap Box Derby
Council approved the investment of staff resources for the delivery of a Soap Box Derby led by the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen in 2016. The purpose is to implement the Derby as an annual fundraiser for the Rotary, with the proposed race route along 8A Avenue from English Bluff Road to Dennison Park. In conjunction with the Derby, a community festival is planned at Dennison Park, including concession, activities and entertainment. The Derby is planned for a Saturday in May or June 2016, with confirmation of a date being dependent on details with partnering organizations. View the staff report.
2016 Municipality Supported Events
Council approved the listing of 2016 Municipality Supported Events endorsed by the Corporation of Delta. Council policy requires Council to approve all corporate and special events, as well as facility rental fee grants in excess of $500. The events meet Council’s objectives and the budgeted resources align with the number and scale of events. View the staff report.
View the Council report and complete agenda from the January 25, 2016 Regular Meeting.