Mayor's Report

March 19, 2018

Good evening everyone.

Friday, March 9 was the annual Bowl for Kids Sake event kick-off at Willowbrook Lanes. It was great to see so many people attend this annual event, including Cllr. Quaale, Cllr. Whitmarsh, Cllr. Fox, and MLAs Mary Polak and Rich Coleman. Over $20,000 was raised to help fund mentoring programs.

Later that evening was the West Fine Arts Show reception at Yorkson Middle School. Cllr. Fox and I enjoyed viewing the work of artists from across western Canada. Partial proceeds from the sale of the art will go to help homeless youth in our community.

Saturday, March 10 was the annual Open House at Diamond Bar Equipment in Aldergrove; they have some great products… including robotic lawnmowers. Thank you to Bruce for the invitation.

Tuesday, March 13, I visited Ms. Annette VandenBrink and three Grade Five classes who are currently studying the various levels of local government at Langley Christian Middle School.

The following day, Wednesday, March 14, I visited the playground at High Point where I was met by young residents Merlin and his sister, who are hoping to improve the play apparatus at this location. It’s always great to meet with young people in our community and hear their thoughts and ideas.

Friday, March 16, I was at the Vancouver Giants Fan Appreciation Night and Awards Presentation, where I presented the most sportsmanlike player to Davis Koch. Later that evening I attended the VIP Exclusive Tasting at The Italian, a new restaurant located in Walnut Grove. Cllr. Sparrow and Cllr. Richter also attended.

Sunday, March 18 was the annual BC Farm Museum Pot Luck Dinner, which was fantastic as always. Cllr. Long and Karen attended the function as well.

The Phase 2 Funding Plan has been approved. The Mayor’s Council has agreed on a proposed model to fund the regions $2.5 billion share. $1.6 billion will be funded through increased fare revenue from higher ridership resulting from service expansion, TransLink resources and efficiencies. Delivery of the remaining funding share will be through average increases such as: 5-15 cent increase to adult concession transit fares. A 15 cent per hour increase for parking. $5.50 increase in property taxes or .46 cents per month. $300-$600 increase in Development Cost Charges on new residential units depending on the type of dwelling.

Acting Mayor Davis: Langley’s Youth Men’s Curling won the gold in Scotland. Three Minute Thesis Judging at TWU – Peoples Choice was Jocelyn Harris, No. 2 was Cynthia Baroud and #1 went to Daniel Mezaros.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 20

GLCC March Dinner Meeting - Langley Leadership Panel

Friday, March 30

Easter Weekend

Thursday, April 5

Volunteer Appreciation Event

METRO

Mayor Froese

  • Friday, March 9 – METRO Regional Planning
  • Friday, March 9 – Meeting of the Mayors' Council on Regional Transportation
  • Wednesday, March 14-16 – Mayor's Caucus

Cllr. Fox

  • Thursday, March 8 – METRO Utilities Committee Meeting

Cllr. Long

  • Thursday, March 8 – METRO Zero Waste Committee Meeting
  • Thursday, March 15 – METRO Regional Parks Committee Meeting
  • Friday, March 16 – METRO Voting Allocation Task Force Meeting
  • Friday, March 16 – METRO Housing Committee Meeting

Attended by Council

Cllr. Petrina Arnason

Wednesday, March 14
Thursday, March 15
Friday, March 16

Lookout Housing & Health Society Open House
Social Sustainability Panel
Coffee & Conversation with Darryl Plecas, MLA

Cllr. David Davis
ACTING MAYOR
Wednesday, March 14 Judge at a speech competition – Trinity Western University
Cllr. Charlie Fox

Wednesday, March 7
Friday, March 9
Thursday, March 15

Innovative Lab Follow Up
Bowl for Kids Sake
Social Sustainability Panel
Cllr. Angie Quaale

Friday, March 9
Wednesday, March 14
Thursday, March 15

Bowl for Kids Sake
Lookout Housing & Health Society Open House
Social Sustainability Panel

Cllr. Michelle Sparrow Thursday, March 15 Social Sustainability Panel
Cllr. Blair Whitmarsh Friday, March 9

Bowl for Kids Sake

Sincerely,

Mayor Frose Signature

Jack Froese, MAYOR

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