Council observed a moment of silence in honour of the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
Two (2) delegations appeared before Council:
Council reviewed the Draft Integrated Transportation Infrastructure Master Plan as presented by Urban Systems.
Council received an update report on the Helen Fathers Centre Street Walkway project and authorized the Mayor to sign the contribution agreement between the City and Infrastructure Canada in the amount of $996K for the successful award from the Active Transportation Fund.
Council received a report regarding an amendment to the White Rock Financial Plan (2022-2026) to:
Bylaw 2442 was given three readings later in the agenda. Public input on this Bylaw will be received at the Regular Council meeting on Oct. 3, 2022.
An upgrade to Emerson Park playground took place this summer with “Phase 1” of the park being installed with equipment targeted for children aged 2 to 5. In May, Council directed staff to bring forward a subsequent report with options for additional park equipment for children aged 5 to 12 (Phase 2 of the project).
After reviewing the options presented by staff, Council directed to move forward with design option #1 (a climbing feature) which would be placed next to the current playground.
Council adopted a motion in support of having the city enter into a Regional Public Works Mutual Aid Agreement with other Metro Local Governments.
Council awarded Engaged Communities Canada Societies with the contract for the operation of a daytime warming shelter from Nov. 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023 in the amount of $450K.
The City received $320K for this project through UBCM Strengthening Communities grant funding. Council has budgeted 80k for 2023 for this project and has reached out to the City of Surrey to request an equivalent amount to be contributed.
A representative of Engaged Communities of Canada Societies will be invited to attend the Oct. 3, 2022 Regular Council meeting to answer any questions in regard to the facility.
An updated progress report was provided on Council’s top priorities.
Following the Land Use and Planning Committee meeting held earlier in the evening, Council directed staff to advance two (2) projects to the next stage in the application review process. Both applications are requesting a rezoning to enable a two-lot subdivision at:
Council endorsed two (2) recommendations from the Committee:
Council directed staff to prepare a report on the inclusion of a biofiltration component within the Stormwater Management Improvements on Marine Drive project.
Council endorsed a recommendation from the Committee regarding the establishment of a Placemaking Committee for the next Council term.