Mayor's Report

March 11, 2019

Good evening everyone and welcome.

There are a few events to tell you about which took place over the past couple of weeks.

Tuesday, February 26 was the Coffee and Conversations event hosted by the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce, where I provided an overview of the Township to several attendees. Topics of discussion included infrastructure and future development.

Later that day I attended the Senior Girls Basketball Championships Banquet Dinner at the Langley Events Centre. A number of exciting games have been played there as part of the High School Basketball Championships over the past couple of weeks and we congratulate all the players.

Saturday, March 2 I attended the annual Langley Forest School Gala in Fort Langley. All event proceeds support LFS and allow the organization to continue providing inspiring and financially-accessible outdoor education for young children.

On Monday, March 4, Councillors Kunst, Woodward, Long, Ferguson and I were provided with a tour of Willoughby Walk, a new rental complex in Willoughby. The Township was also invited by MP John Aldag to attend a round table on business innovation and economic development with Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains.

Monday, March 4th MP John Aldag and Minister Bains hosted a roundtable discussion. Staff from the Western Economic Diversification will be following up with City of Langley, City of Surrey, and Township of Langley on items around food processing opportunities, agritourism, agritech, notion of cannabis research hub through KPU, potential commercial/industrial building retrofit / energy optimization fund, and working with the Province to complete larger transportation expansion initiatives.

On Tuesday, March 5, I was pleased to receive a cheque on behalf of the Township for $149,500 in rebates and incentives that was presented by FortisBC in recognition of the energy efficient initiatives the municipality is undertaking.

Wednesday, March 6, I attended the grand opening of the South Island 911/Police Dispatch Centre on behalf of E-Comm.

Thursday, March 7 was the annual Langley Rams Blue and White dinner at Redwoods Golf Course. Saturday, March 9 was the annual International Women's Day at the Fort Langley Golf Course. The winner of the award is Lydia Francesctti! Also on Saturday, I attended the Langley Skating Club Biennial Ice Show at George Preston.

Council

Cllr. Arnason attended a two-day Fraser Valley Regional Library Board Planning Meeting on February 27 and 28. On Monday, March 4, Cllr. Long attended the annual Langley Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Annual General Meeting at Newlands. On Tuesday, March 5, he accepted the 2019 Stan Rogers Memorial Award that was presented to the Township of Langley by the BC Economic Development Association. The award recognizes the Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre as being the private or public project that is making the most significant economic impact in a community. Cllr. Long also attended the Langley Healthier Community Partnership Meeting Friday, March 8.

METRO / Translink Meetings

Mayor Froese

  • Thursday, February 28 - E-Comm Board of Directors
  • Friday, March 1 - Mayors' Council New Mobility Committee
  • Thursday, March 7 - METRO Zero Waste Committee Meeting
  • Friday, March 8 METRO Regional Planning Committee Meeting

Councillor Bob Long

  • Thursday, February 28 - METRO Housing Committee Bus Tour
  • Wednesday, March 6 - METRO Housing Committee Meeting

Sincerely,

Mayor Frose Signature

Jack Froese, MAYOR

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