September 5 Council Highlights

Grant approved for Recovery Coach Workshop
Penticton District Community Resource Society’s grant application was approved in the amount of $5,000. PDCRS has partnered with Smart Recovery, Discovery House and Raymond James to host a workshop that will certify 15 coaches to become Recovery Coaches to help recoverees from addictions, transition to a normal life.   This initiative aligns with the priorities of the City to create a “livable, connected and strong” community.

PTCC roof and skylight system to be replaced
Council approved budget transfers from within the 2017 Facilities Capital budget in the amount of $190,000 to fund the replacement of the existing roof and skylight system with a sealed glazing unit that meets current BC building code.  The replacement will provide another 20-25 years of life for this roof system.

Project funding change approved
Council approved the funding of $1,174,450 for the Carmi Reservoir Expansion Project with the additional required funds of $325,550 to be transferred from the water surplus account. In March 2017, the City of Penticton received a grant in the amount of $1,174,450 under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund to help fund this project.  This project is expected to provide a substantial reduction in the risk to the community through improved fire flow capacity. 

Fees and Charges Annual Update
Council adopted Fees and Charges Amendment Bylaw No. 2017-52.  Fees and charges are used to recover the cost of services provided whenever possible as an alternative to property taxation.  The Staff Report outlining the changes for the 2018 Fees and Charges can be viewed online at www.penticton.ca/council and form a part of the August 15 Regular agenda.  

703 Forestbrook Drive
Following the Public Hearing, Council gave second and third reading to Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2017-53 to rezone the property from R2 (Small Lot Residential) to RM2 (Low Density Multiple Housing). The applicant is proposing to construct two duplexes for a total of four units.

161 Bassett Street
Following the Public Hearing, Council adopted OCP Bylaw No. 2017-54, a bylaw changing the OCP designation from LR (Low Density Residential) to MR (Medium Density Residential) and gave second and third reading to Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2017-55, to rezone a portion of the property from R2 (Small Lot Residential) to RM2 (Low Density Multiple Housing).  The developer intends to subdivide the lot and develop a 4 unit complex and a duplex. 

597 Ellis Street
Following the Public Hearing, Council adopted Zoning Amendment No. 2017-56 to rezone the property from C3 (Mixed Use Commercial) to RM (Urban Residential) and approved Development Variance Permit PL2017-7971. The applicant is proposing to build a four-unit townhouse development. 

602 & 640 Eckhardt Avenue West
Council adopted Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2017-43 to rezone the property from C7 (Service Commercial) to CT1 (Tourist Commercial) and approved Development Variance Permit PL2017-7969.  The applicant is proposing to construct a four storey, 95 room hotel.  

402 Orchard Avenue
Council approved Development Variance Permit PL2017-7975, a permit to reduce the minimum lot area from 275m2 to 263m2. The applicant is proposing to retain the existing dwelling and subdivide the property into two lots. 

541 Papineau Street
Council approved Development Variance Permit PL2017-7992, a permit to decrease the minimum lot width from 9.1m to 8.95m and to decrease lot area from 275m2 to 273m2 to facilitate a 2-lot subdivision and to decrease the minimum interior side yards between the duplexes from 1.5m to 1.3m.  The applicant is proposing to demolish an existing single family dwelling, subdivide the property and construct a front to back duplex on each lot. 

342/346 Van Horne Street
Council gave first reading to Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2017-59 to rezone the property from RD2 (Duplex Housing: Lane) to RM5 (Urban Residential). The applicant is proposing to construct a dwelling unit in addition to the existing duplex. This matter to be forwarded to the September 19, 2017 Public Hearing.

68 & 76 Roy Avenue
Council gave first reading to OCP Amendment Bylaw No. 2017-57 changing the OCP designation on the properties from LR (Low Density Residential) to MR (Medium Density Residential), Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2017-58 to rezone from R1 (Large Lot Residential) to RM2 (Low Density Multiple Housing).  This matter to be forwarded to the September 19, 2017 Public Hearing.

Further details of the Public Hearing (land and zoning matters) portion of Council Meetings can be found on the City’s website.

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