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December 10, 2018 Council Meeting Highlights

Dec 11, 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.


Carbon Monoxide Safety Message

Fire Chief Paul Scholfield provided a presentation to Council on carbon monoxide safety, in response to an increase in poisoning incidents around BC over the past week. Carbon monoxide is a colourless, odourless toxic gas. When inhaled, carbon monoxide interferes with the blood's ability to absorb and transport oxygen. Carbon monoxide is produced when fuels are burned incompletely. Tobacco smoking, idling gasoline-powered vehicles, and the burning of oil, coal, wood, charcoal, kerosene, propane or natural gas can all produce carbon monoxide. Residents are urged to have working carbon monoxide detectors in their home and test them on a regular basis.


2018-19 Winter Season Preparedness

Council received an overview of the City’s key responses during extreme snow and ice events. Engineering Operations has undertaken preparation work for the upcoming season, including stockpiling road salt, brine trucks, plows, establishing an emergency response protocol line for first responders, and a winter road conditions phone line (604-952-3820) for residents. View the staff report and presentation.


Extreme Weather Shelter – Information Update

An update was received by Council on the Delta Extreme Weather Shelter at Ladner United Church and the services it provides, along with other City services available to support vulnerable people. Delta staff are exploring the provision of additional services and will update Council as this initiative progresses. View the staff report.


Deltassist Funding Support Request

Council approved a funding increase of $75,000 to Deltassist to support the provision of seniors services, including the Better at Home Seniors program. A letter will also be sent from the Mayor to the BC Ministry of Health requesting increased funding for Deltassist. View the staff report.


Public Consultation re: Intersection Improvements for 53A Street & 16 Avenue

Council directed staff to consult with the neighbourhood regarding intersection safety improvements at 53A Street and 16 Avenue. View the staff report.


Important Dates & Reminders

  • December 17th – Regular Meeting of Council at Delta City Hall
  • December 24th, 25th, 26th and January 1st – City Hall Closed
  • January 14th – Regular Meeting of Council in North Delta at Kennedy Seniors’ Recreation Centre
  • January 28th – Regular Meeting of Council at Delta City Hall
  • January 29th – Public Hearing