November 6, 2017 Council Meeting Highlights
Nov 10, 2017
Office of the Mayor
For immediate release – November 7, 2017
Remembrance Day Ceremonies
Delta will be holding our official Remembrance Day ceremonies in both North and South Delta on Saturday, November 11. The North Delta ceremony will take place at the North Delta Social Heart Plaza on 84 Avenue, commencing at 10:40 am. A reception will follow at the North Delta Recreation Centre, hosted by the Kennedy Seniors Society.
In South Delta, the ceremony will be held at the Cenotaph in Memorial Park in Ladner. The Parade will start at 10:15 am from the Royal Canadian Legion at 4896 Delta Street and end at the Cenotaph for the 10:45 am ceremony.
Mayor Lois E. Jackson announced a call for nominations for the 2018 Delta Heritage Awards. The awards are given to people and places that epitomize efforts to preserve, maintain, or restore heritage buildings or locations in Delta. Recipients of these awards will be acknowledged during the February 2018 Heritage Week Opening Ceremonies. For more information, visit Delta.ca/HeritageAwards.
Mayor’s Garden Contest for Kids
Mayor Jackson presented the winners of her 2017 Garden Contest for Kids. The contest is an annual event to encourage children and youth between the ages of 5 and 16 to be active outdoors and cultivate an appreciation for nature by learning how to garden. The individual winners were:
1st Place – Juliet Harris Unger
2nd Place – Vamakshi Parikh
3rd Place – Caleb Rebeiro
1st Place – Abhinav Kannan
2nd Place – Raina Zang
3rd Place – Nicolas Mahaux
In the School Classroom Category, the winner was Hawthorne Elementary. The students will receive 20 small garden trowels, a wheelbarrow, a load of topsoil, and a one hour classroom visit by one of Delta’s gardeners.
Air Quality in Delta and the Lower Fraser Valley
Council received a presentation from Metro Vancouver’s Superintendent, Environmental Monitoring and Sampling regarding Air Quality in Delta.
Enviro-Smart Organics Permit & Licence Amendment Applications
Council received a presentation from Metro Vancouver’s Environmental Regulation and Enforcement Division Manager regarding Enviro-Smart Organics Air Quality Management Permit and Composting Licence Amendment Applications.
Fraser Valley Regional Library – Proposed 2018 Budget
Council approved Budget Option 3, as presented in the 2018 Budget for the Fraser Valley Regional Library. Option 3 represents a 2.86% increase, which includes an extra 2% specifically for library materials. This option responds to the demand for more books, as noted by results of the recent Library Plan public consultation process. Although council approved Option 3, the budget ultimately needs to be approved by the FVRL board, with no guarantee that the board will support the same budget option. FVRL establishes an annual budget for the provision of library services to 15 municipalities, with each member charged a levy to cover operating costs of the library branches and central administration services. View the staff report.
Proposed Grain and Potash Terminals at Fraser Surrey Docks
Council received information regarding two proposed grain and potash terminals at Fraser Surrey Docks. As part of the application review period there will be the opportunity for public comments to be submitted. Staff recommend that the Port of Vancouver be requested to work with the proponents of the proposed terminals to conduct a cumulative impacts assessment of the community and environmental impacts of these proposed developments. View the staff report.
For more information on this news release, contact the Mayor’s Office at 604-946-3210 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.