For City of Langley Regular Council meeting of April 3, 2023.
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Arts, Recreation, Culture and Heritage Committee 2023 Work Plan
Council approved the Arts, Recreation, Culture and Heritage (ARCH) Committee 2023 Work Plan.
Crime Prevention Committee – Security Measures to Deter Mail Theft
Council directed the Development Services Department to investigate the feasibility of requiring target-hardening security measures as a standard requirement, as suggested by Canada Post, to deter mail theft for new multi-family development applications.
Out of Province Conference Requests - Director of Corporate Services and Deputy Director of Development Services
Council approved out of province conference requests from two City staff to attend the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Annual International Conference in Portland, Oregon from May 21 to 24, 2023 and the Canadian Institute of Planners National Conference in Halifax. Nova Scotia from June 27-30, 2023.
Community Emergency Preparedness Fund Grant Application, EOC and Training
Council supported the application by the Langley City Fire Rescue Service, on behalf of the City of Langley, for a $30,000 grant from the UBCM’s Community Emergency Preparedness Fund for modernizing equipment and training for the Emergency Operation Centre.
Request for Support of a Council Member to Continue to Serve on LMLGA Executive Board
Council passed a motion of support for Councillor Paul Albrecht’s nomination for re-election to the position of First Vice-President on the Executive Board of the Lower Mainland Local Government Association (LMLGA) for the 2023-2024 term.
Sustainable Canadian Local Governments Asset Management Fund
Council passed a motion to forward the following resolution to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities for consideration at its September Board Meeting:
WHEREAS Canada’s infrastructure deficit is estimated to be as high as $570B with almost 60% of the deficit within local government jurisdictions.
WHEREAS the costs to replace and repair local government infrastructure for critical services such as roads, arenas, bridges, drinking water, and wastewater systems are estimated to be $141 billion, which is well beyond the financial capacity of local governments across the country due to limited revenue generation options, and all while costs for infrastructure renewal continue to escalate at an exponential rate.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that FCM petition the Government of Canada create a sustainable and reliable local government asset management fund, like the permanent Building Canada’s Public Transit Future Fund, to increase investments in infrastructure renewal, which is essential to enhance public safety, reduce health risks, ensure economic sustainability, and lessen the financial burden on future generations to pay for the infrastructure deficit.