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August 24, 2015 Council Meeting Highlights

Aug 26, 2015


Fall/Winter Leisure Guide

Registration for fall and winter programs is now open. Visit to view the leisure guide online or pick up a copy at any Delta recreation centre. Register in person, over the phone, or at

Mayor Jackson's Garden Contest for Kids

Mayor Jackson’s Garden Contest for Kids is open for submissions, with September 14 as the deadline. Children between the ages of 5–16 are welcome to submit a photo of them gardening for the chance to win prizes. Submission details at  

Luminary Festival

The Luminary Festival returns to Sunstone Park in North Delta on September 12th, from 6 pm – 10 pm. Help illuminate the night sky with a display, lantern, or dress up and illuminate yourself. The Luminary Festival is one of Delta’s most magical events and the perfect way to help close out summer. Go to for more information.


Urban Reforestation Project 

Council endorsed awarding Canadian Landscape and Civil Services Ltd. a contract in the amount to $348,824.18, including GST, as part of the Urban Reforestation Project. This includes supply, planting and maintenance of the planting plans at Cromie Park, Paterson Park, and Nordel Way. The contract lists work to begin at the end of October and be completed by December 31, 2015. However, staff have contacted Canadian Landscape and Civil Services Ltd. to ensure that work is not to proceed until Metro Vancouver water restrictions have been lifted and that work can be delayed without additional cost.

View the staff report.

Addition of a Section of the highway 91 Connector to the Major Road Network

Council approved that staff make an application to TransLink to add the Highway 91 Connector to the Major Road Network. After a review by the Province, the Highway 91 Connector has been indicated within Delta Jurisdiction and because of the high volume of truck and general purpose traffic, as well as the regional function connecting Tilbury and Sunbury areas with Highway 17 and 91, Delta seeks its inclusion into the Major Road Network. This distinction would realize a $17,500 contribution from TransLink in annual Operating Maintenance and Rehabilitation funding with the possibility of future cost sharing with TransLink over future upgrades on this section of Highway 91. 

View the staff report.   

Boundary Bay Airport - Heritage Hangar Update

Council received an update regarding the status of the Boundary Bay Heritage Hanger rehabilitation project. The initial phase is complete, which included structural work, sliding replacement, and remediation of the main hanger doors, including window replacement. Preparation is underway to tender the complete re-roofing of the Heritage Hangar in early 2016.  

View the staff report


Issued by the Office of the Mayor – August 26, 2015

View the Council report and complete agenda from the August 24, 2015 Regular Meeting. 

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