These highlights are a synopsis of the November 6, 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.
Mission Moments: Veterans
Many Mission residents served in either World War I, World War II or the Korean War, with a total of 135 residents making the ultimate sacrifice.
Each year, the British Columbia/Yukon Command of the Royal Canadian Legion publishes a Military Service Recognition Book which includes veterans’ histories and photographs. Submissions for the annual book are welcome from everyone; including veterans, service personnel, relatives and friends.
The Royal Canadian Legion #57 will be holding their Remembrance Day parade and service on Saturday, November 11th. The parade will start at 10:00 a.m. at the L’école des Deux-rives on Stave Lake Street and the Service of Remembrance will begin at 10:40 a.m. in the Clarke Theatre.
Cedar Valley Plan Project
A progress report was provided to Council in regards to the Cedar Valley Plan Project. The Cedar Valley Local Area Plan is being developed to provide improved guidance for development of Cedar Valley. Specifically, it will ensure that projects align with Mission’s Official Community Plan and related Engineering and Parks Master Plans. The Local Area Plan is scheduled to be completed and presented to Council by mid-2018.
Mission RCMP Detachment Quarterly Report
Inspector Fellner provided the Mission RCMP Detachment Quarterly Report to Council. The numbers of calls in regards to auto thefts, break and enters, thefts from vehicles, violent crime and property crimes are all down from last year.
Cycling Route task Force Summary Report
The Cycling Route Task Force presented their recommendations to Council, which included:
- Utilizing 7th Avenue as the cross-town connection;
- Establishing an ongoing cycling committee;
- Converting some road shoulders to bike lanes, prioritizing street cleaning on cycling routes;
- Improving cycling amenities at Heritage Park, Retail Plaza and the Leisure Centre; and
- Installing signage on Jasper Avenue to raise awareness of shared cycling lanes.
The committee also identified several funding sources such as the BikeBC program.
Proposed Telecommunication Facility Application
Cypress Land Services Incorporated has submitted an application, on behalf of Freedom Mobile, for a proposed wireless telecommunication facility on 7th Avenue, adjacent to 7494 Mary Street. Their application suggests replacing an existing streetlight with a new streetlight connected to the communications facility.
Next Regular Council Meeting is
Monday, November 20, 2017
Committee of the Whole – 1:00 pm
Regular Council – 7:00 pm