Wednesday, March 8, 2017

March 6th, 2017 Council Meeting Notes: Timms Community Centre massive usages numbers, plus info on other City projects

To say that the new Timms Community Centre is well used is an understatement. Langley City council received a Recreation, Culture & Community Services update on Monday night including statistics from the first year of operation for the new community centre.

8,490 people are members at Timms Community Centre which represents about one third of the population of Langley City. Those members dropped-in 97,023 times to programs and activities throughout the year. The top three member demographics by drop-ins are:

  1. Adult: 40,626
  2. Seniors: 29,603
  3. Youth: 12,456
Kim Hilton, Director of Recreation, Culture & Community Services presenting stats on Timms Community Centre.

Timms Community Centre and the people that work at the centre provide a valuable service by providing opportunities for people to participate in positive activities.

At Monday night’s council meeting, an Engineering, Parks, & Environment update was also presented.

Langley City received a $5,230 grant from Tree Canada to plant 35 trees along the BC Hydro corridor. 21 trees were planted in Uplands Park, and 14 near 200th Street.

Traffic calming is a key focus in this year’s capital improvement plan for the City, and as I posted about previously, four areas have been selected this years for calming. The current progress for these areas are as follows:

  • 50 Avenue around Conder Park: Approved by residents in area
  • 198 Street around Brydon Park: City mailed ballots to residents
  • Michaud Crescent around Linwood Park: Ballots are being prepared
  • 201A Street around Linwood Park: Not yet started

Last month, I noted that Metro Vancouver will be doing work on the water main that services Langley City. This work has been delayed to March 13th. On the topic of water, the City will be flushing water mains between March 20th and May 15th. If you notice cloudy water, just run your tap until it is clear. Cloudy or clear, the water is safe to drink.

Other City projects under construction or about to start construction include:

  • Various Traffic Signal Upgrades
  • 203rd Street Corridor Improvements
  • Penzer Action Park Construction
  • Newlands Drive – 210 Street storm sewer installation and water main replacement
  • 56 Avenue Improvements
  • Wayfinding in the Floodplain

Later during the council meeting, Councillor Albrecht noted that due to the wild weather this winter, there will be potholes on City streets. He reminder people to use the City’s Request for Service application to report potholes.

Councillor Storteboom reminded people to nominate their Langley Environmental Hero.

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