These highlights are a synopsis of the July 4, 2017 Regular Council Meeting. The agenda, full meeting minutes, and webcast of the Council Meeting can be found online at

Canada Day 150 Thank You
Council extends its thanks to the many volunteers who helped to make this year’s Canada Day celebrations spectacular.

Mission Moments: Mission Folk Music Festival
The Mission Folk Music Festival has been running for 30 years, beginning in 1988 with only one stage and taking place on a Sunday. In their second year they increased the festival to two days. By the fifth year, they were known as the sleeper festival of BC. Today, the Mission Folk Music Festival is one of the finest performing arts festivals in the country, showcasing emerging and established local and BC musicians. This year the festival will be held on July 21st to 23rd at Fraser River Heritage Park.

Community Pier Boundary Survey
The District applied for a Licence of Occupation from the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO) in 2013 for the purpose of building a community pier at the south end of Horne Street. The provincial government has completed its review of the file and is in a position to offer the District a Licence of Occupation. Prior to issuing the Licence, FLNRO requires a boundary survey of the area to be completed. The required survey is estimated to cost $7,500, to be funded from the contingency budget.

Claire Clemo Remembered
Mayor Hawes observed the passing of Claire Clemo on Sunday, July 3rd at the age of 82. Claire was a beloved teacher at Mission Central for 30 years, and was made a Freeman of the District in 2013.

Asphalt Rehabilitation Tender
A contract extension for the 2017 asphalt rehabilitation program has been successfully negotiated with BA Blacktop Ltd. The areas scheduled for rehabilitation are:

  • Taulbut Street: Seventh Ave. to Fourteenth Ave.
  • Hayward Street: Hayward Pl. to Keystone Ave.
  • Stave Lake Street: White Ave. to Mission Boundary
  • Eider Street: McRae Ave. to Williams Ave.
  • Dewdney Trunk Road: Pilgrim St. to Stave Dam
  • Lougheed Hwy: Stave Lake St. to Lougheed Hwy

Keystone Avenue Bridge Replacement
Recent condition assessments determined that the bridge on Keystone Avenue requires replacement. The Keystone Avenue Bridge spans Hairsine Creek and was constructed in 1992. Construction of the new bridge is scheduled for late spring to late summer, 2018.

Fire Station 1 Renovations
Since the implementation of 24-hour staffing at Fire Station 1 in August 2016, it has been identified that safety and operational improvements are needed for the washrooms, dorm rooms, office, and fitness areas. A budget of $129,500 has been established for these renovations. The renovations will resolve venting and plumbing issues as well as provide added functionality, capacity and unisex washrooms for both the on shift firefighters and the Emergency Operations Centre.


Next Regular Council Meeting is 
Monday, July 17, 2017
Committee of the Whole – 1:00 pm
Regular Council – 7:00 pm
Council Chambers, Municipal Hall
8645 Stave Lake Street, Mission, BC