Wednesday, December 9, 2020

December 7 Council Meeting: Updates on plans and projects in Langley City. 2020 was a busy year.

Monday afternoon was the penultimate Langley City Council meeting in 2020. The meeting started with Councillor Paul Albrecht reading a statement about why he voted for Councillor Gayle Martin for the City’s representative on the Metro Vancouver Regional District Board.

Councillor Martin gave an update about the Fraser Valley Regional Library, of which Langley City is a member. Currently, eBook loans are up 55% compared to the same time last year, and physical material loans are up 6%.

Picnic Shelter Slabs at City Park

Rick Bomhof, Director of Engineering, Parks and Environment, provided an update to Council as follows:

  • 62 Avenue sidewalk and curb project near 200 Street is complete
  • Concrete slabs poured for the new picnic shelters in City Park
  • New iconic signs installed at Innes Corners Plaza and Douglas Park/Spirit Square
  • Pavement renewed at Fraser Highway near 201A Avenue
  • Annual water main flushing is in progress
  • Drainage improvements completed in Penzer Park
  • Christmas lights around Downtown Langley are up

Francis Cheung, Chief Administrative Officer for the City, provided an update on implementing the Langley City: Nexus of Community vision.

In 2020, the City implemented a new Advisory Design Panel that includes architects, landscape architects, RCMP, an accessibility representative, and representatives from the business community and the community. This panel provides feedback on all projects that require a development permit in the City.

Also nearing completion is:

  • A new Official Community Plan
  • A new Zoning Bylaw
  • A new Downtown and Transit Corridor Masterplan
  • New neighborhood plans

It has been a busy year at City Hall implementing the Nexus vision.

1 comment:

Kory Swaele said...

I a concerned at the manner in which Council is treating our Mayor. Like it or not residents voted her in and we expect Council to give her the respect due the postion. And to suggest it is all in her mind is very condescending and will be remembered at the next election. Kory Swaele