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These highlights are a synopsis of the February 20, 2017 Regular Council Meeting. The agenda, full meeting minutes, and webcast of the Council Meeting can be found online at www.mission.ca/municipal-hall/mayor-council.

Telecommunications Tower Applications
Council were provided with information regarding two wireless telecommunication applications:

• TELUS Mobile, to replace an existing wood utility pole with a new wood pole on the south side of 7th Avenue east of Lee Street.
• Freedom Mobile, for a high-mast wireless telecommunication facility in the Mission Sports Park.

TELUS Mobility will be hosting a public information meeting on March 14, 2017 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at the Best Western Plus – Chapel Room, 32281 Lougheed Highway.

Freedom Mobility will be hosting a public information meeting on March 16, 2017 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at the Best Western Plus – Chapel Room, 32281 Lougheed Highway.

Mission Moments: Community Builders
This meeting’s Mission Moments featured two of Mission’s early community builders, Anthony “Tony” Taulbut and Harry Beach.

Tony Taulbut served as the first Village Clerk, a Justice of the Peace, and was the Secretary for the Mission School Board for 26 years. Much of Tony’s memorabilia is now featured in the Taulbut collection in the Mission Museum.

Harry Beach was the first President of many prestigious organizations, including the Canadian Red Cross for the Mission area, the local Boy Scouts of Canada, and the Ambulance Society. He sat on the Hospital Board as Finance Chairman and served as Coroner, Judge of Juvenile Court and Judge of Small Debts Court. During the 1948 flood, Harry was in charge of the Red Cross and helped provide over 33,000 meals to those affected by the flood.

Agreement for Recycling Receiving and Sorting Services
The District previously signed an agreement to join the Recycle BC program beginning April 3, 2017. A requirement for participation with Recycle BC is arranging delivery location for the collected curbside recyclables with Green by Nature, Recycle BC’s sole processing contractor. Council has approved an agreement with Green by Nature and the City of Abbotsford that will see receiving and processing of recyclables continue at the Abbotsford Mission Recycling Depot, with an expected annual net cost savings of $75,000.

Mission RCMP Detachment 2016 Year End Report
The year-end report from the Mission RCMP shows a 20% reduction in property crime and a 9% reduction in violent crime over the last year. The Prolific Offender Suppression Team, in their first year of operation, achieved significant results that are directly related to the decrease in property crime. Theft from auto continues to be the leading crime type in Mission and the surrounding communities.

Mission Community Heritage Commission
Council approved the Mission Community Heritage Commission’s work plan for 2017. This plan includes the prioritizing of heritage sites, ongoing website and social media updates to attract residents and visitors interested in Mission’s heritage, and continued monthly meetings, which are open to the public.

 

Next Regular Council Meeting is 
Monday, March 6, 2017
Committee of the Whole – 1:00 pm
Regular Council – 7:00 pm
Council Chambers, Municipal Hall
8645 Stave Lake Street, Mission, BC