June 19, 2018 Council Highlights

Asset Management Investment Plan Urban Systems representative Cory Sivell, presented an overview and summary of the City’s assets that included how much the City’s assets are worth, remaining life, current and future infrastructure deficit and how much will be needed to invest annually to sustain the assets. A full copy of the presentation can be viewed at www.penticton.ca/council  attached in the June 19 Committee of the Whole Agenda Package.

Parks & Recreation Master Plan Council approved the 2018 Parks and Recreation Master Plan. The Parks and Recreation Master Plan will provide positive direction for the community moving forward and has identified priorities for continued investment and the following four important implementation items that were considered by Council as follows:

  • Park Dedication Bylaw: Council gave give first, second and third reading to “Park Dedication Bylaw No. 2018-37”, a bylaw that dedicates city owned lands as public park and repeals “City of Penticton Park Dedication Bylaw No. 2002-42”.
  • Park Land Protection & Use Policy: Council approved the Park Land Protection and Use Policy.
  • Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee: Council approved the Terms of Reference.
  • Park Zoning Bylaw Amendments: Council directed staff to bring forward Zoning Bylaw Amendments for City Park Land.

Short Term Vacation Rental Program Council directed staff to contract a third party business to count the number of unlicensed short term vacation rental businesses operating as well as locate and determine the length of time each unlicensed vacation rental has been operating.  Staff were also directed to increase the fine amounts for operating and advertising a business without a licence to $450.00 per occurrence.

Statement of Financial Information The annual Statement of Financial Information was approved by Council for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2017.

Amendment to the City FortisBC Supply of Electricity Wholesale Service Agreement Council approved the amendment agreement to the City FortisBC Supply of Electricity Wholesale Service Agreement with a renewal term of five (5) years, ending November 30, 2023.

Policies approved Council approved the Land Acquisition Policy and the Renewal of Leases and Licenses Policy as presented.

These highlights are intended to provide a brief summary of recent Council proceedings.  The summary is not inclusive of all agenda items.  For a detailed account of the full agenda, including staff reports, other supporting documents and official meeting minutes, please consult the City’s website (www.penticton.ca/council) or call the City’s Corporate Administration Department at 250-490-2400.