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These highlights are a synopsis of the April 3, 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.

2017 Mental Health Week
The week of May 1st to 7th, 2017 has been proclaimed “Mental Health Week” in the District of Mission. The Canadian Mental Health Association encourages people from all walks of life to learn, talk, reflect and engage with others on all issues relating to mental health.

Parking Enforcement Pilot Project
The District will be launching a four-month parking enforcement pilot project on June 1, 2017 to increase awareness and enforcement of parking regulations in problem areas such as Downtown and the Mission Sports Park. The project will include enforcement of on and off-street parking regulations, resolution of citizen complaints, and arranging to tow vehicles that are parked unsafely or in violation of the Traffic Regulation Bylaw. Enforcement staff will be patrolling these areas during evenings and on weekends.

Quarterly Financial Reporting – December 31, 2016
As part of the District’s financial reporting system, budget status reports occur on the quarters ending June, September and December to provide information about the District’s overall financial performance. Current year-end projections indicate the general operating fund will have a surplus of just over $1.6 million. The final year-end numbers will be available in May once year-end accruals and adjustments have been finalized and the District’s auditors have completed their assessment and report.

Muse Awards
The Cultural Resources Commission established the Muse Awards in 2011 to celebrate and recognize arts and culture in Mission. Council has approved a biennial grant of $5,000 from the District’s Gaming Reserve Fund to support these awards.

Federal Grade Crossing Regulations Update
A recent detailed safety assessment of the London Avenue railway crossing has shown that it is generally compliant with Transport Canada’s new Grade Crossing Regulations and Grade Crossing Standards, with only a few minor deficiencies related to signage and road markings. These deficiencies will be corrected by District staff this year, using existing budget funds. Compliance with Transport Canada’s regulations for the other public railway crossings in Mission (Chester Street, Dyke Road, and Nelson Street) is the responsibility of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

Rot Pot Compost Promotional Options
Due to the increase in popularity and size of the annual rot pot compost giveaway event, the District is exploring alternative options which could take effect beginning in 2018. The new program will continue to recognize the community’s good stewardship efforts in regards to compostable waste.

 

Next Regular Council Meeting is 
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Committee of the Whole – 1:00 pm
Regular Council – 7:00 pm
Council Chambers, Municipal Hall
8645 Stave Lake Street, Mission, BC