These highlights are a synopsis of the January 8, 2018 Regular Council Meeting. The agenda, full meeting minutes, and webcast of the Council Meeting can be found online at

Official Community Plan Bylaw Adopted
Official Community Plan Bylaw 5670-2017 has been adopted. The new Official Community Plan (OCP) was developed between November 2015 and December 2017 through the Make it Your Mission project, which included public open houses, neighbourhood meetings, specific topic workshops, online surveys, consultation with stakeholders.

Built on community input, the OCP represents Mission’s vision for the future and will provide a framework to guide growth and decisions about the use and management of land and resources in the municipality.

The new Official Community Plan and accompanying maps are available on the OCP review website at

Freeman Heather Stewart Remembered
A moment of silence was observed in honour of long-time resident and Mission Freeman, Heather Stewart, who passed away on December 25, 2017. Freeman Stewart was known for her dedication to serving others and her commitment to the community. She served two terms as a District of Mission Councillor and was an inspiration and a mentor to countless young women in the community.

Equipment Purchase of Three Tender/Tanker Fire Apparatuses
Council has approved the purchase of three tender/tanker fire apparatuses from Commercial Emergency Equipment Co./Maximetal to replace three existing trucks that will exceed their life cycles between 2018 and 2020. Council has approved a replacement cost of $782,278 (including PST) for Tankers 1 and 3 in 2018 and $418,279 (including PST) for Tanker 2 in 2020. The replacement of all three fire apparatuses has been budgeted for in the
District’s Financial Plan.

Residential Disposal Options for Fallen Branches from the December Ice Storm
The District is implementing the following options to assist residents in the clean-up and disposal of branches and tree debris as a result of a severe ice storm experienced throughout the District on December 29, 2017:

  • Residents will be able to drop off their yard waste free of charge (provided the tree sections are less than 5 feet long and no more than 12 inches in diameter) at the Mission landfill from January 9, 2018 to February 11, 2018.
  • District staff will use social media to promote the availability of larger wood debris for firewood, woodcraft and art uses.

Residents can also dispose of fallen branches and tree debris in compost bins or bags as part of their regular curbside collection, provided the trimmings are bundled and no more than 5 cm in diameter or 90 cm in length. The number of weekly curbside compostable collection containers and yard waste bundles will be limited to a combined total of 10 between January 9, 2018 and February 11, 2018 so that the contractor is able to keep up with the demand.

Temporary Budget for Overflow Extreme Weather Shelter Beds
Council has approved a budget of $5,000 to be reallocated from the Gaming Reserve Fund in order to fund additional extreme weather beds in Mission between January and March 2018. The budget will assist in the opening of additional extreme weather shelter bed spaces for youth and women at the Elks Hall as needed.

Next Regular Council Meeting is

Monday, January 22, 2018

Committee of the Whole – 1:00 pm

Regular Council – 7:00 pm

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