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April 26 Council Meeting Highlights

Date

For City of Langley Regular Council meeting of April 26, 2021.
Please note these are not the official minutes. Council Meeting Highlights are an informal summary. Council Meeting agenda is available here:  https://langleycity.ca/cityhall/city-council/council-meetings. For more information, please contact kkenney@langleycity.ca or pkusack@langleycity.ca

Anti-Human Trafficking Campaign - Cathy Peters, BC Anti-Human Trafficking Educator, Speaker, Advocate

Council received a presentation from Ms. Cathy Peters representing the Anti-Human Trafficking Campaign; Council subsequently passed the following resolution:

THAT correspondence be sent on behalf of Council, to the Premier, Prime Minister, and their respective cabinets expressing Council’s concern regarding the issue of human sex trafficking, which is occurring in all provinces of Canada, and inviting them to connect with Cathy Peters, BC anti-human trafficking educator, speaker, and advocate to receive a presentation on this issue.

Bylaw 3142 - Zoning Amendment Bylaw/Development Permit No. 04-20/Bylaw 3143 - Discharge of Land Use Contract Bylaw No. 04-75 (20222 56 Avenue & 20237 Michaud Crescent)

Council gave final reading to Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3142, Discharge of Land Use Contract Bylaw No. 3143, and approved Development Permit No. 04-20 for the properties located at 20222 56 Avenue & 20237 Michaud Crescent to accommodate a 6-storey, 213-unit rental apartment development and associated Michaud Park Community Garden expansion.

Alternative Approval Process (AAP) for Property Acquisition Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 3145

Council set the submission deadline date (June 7, 2021), established the number of electors in the area to which the AAP applies (21,374), and approved the elector response form and public notice to be used in the AAP, the purpose of which is to seek elector approval for adoption of Property Acquisition Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 3145 that would permit the City to borrow up to $7.5 million for strategic property purchases.

Mayor's Gala Detailed Cost Analysis

Council received a report regarding detailed costs incurred by the RCMP and the City to support the Mayor's Gala held in 2020.  Council subsequently passed a resolution requesting staff report back to Council with answers to the following questions:      

How much of the Mayor’s Gala overtime costs were allocated to the Township of Langley?

Why is there a significant discrepancy between the Gill report and the RCMP report on taxpayer costs, one saying $8100 and one saying $361.44?

Why did it take over one year to receive a response from the RCMP?

Why was the former OIC of the Langley detachment Superintendent Murray Power reassigned?

Council further directed staff  to include in the 2022 budget, a review of the policing service model for Langley City.

Local Government Development Approvals Program Grant Application

Council passed a resolution endorsing the UBCM Local Government Development Approvals Program grant application for the Water Distribution and Sanitary Sewer Systems Master Plans and approved having the City provide overall grant management and to fund the remaining project budget within the City of Langley’s approved 2021 Capital Improvement Plan.

Door to Door Canvassing Application Request

Council approved a request from  Globalfaces Direct, Professional Fundraising Service Provider to canvass  in the city for 4 weeks per client in 2021 for the following charities:

  • Plan International Canada
  • Canadian Institute for the Blind
  • Unicef Canada
  • Save the Children Canada
  • Children Believe Canada 

RCMP OIC Selection and Interview Process

Council appointed Councillor Teri James to be Council's representative for the Langley RCMP OIC interview process.