Penticton Council Highlights

The following is a snapshot of what transpired during the Aug. 20, 2012 meeting of Penticton Council.

Waterfront Committee update

Waterfront Enhancement Select Committee Chair Rod King joined Director of Operations Mitch Moroziuk to provide an update on the planning process for West Okanagan Lake revitalization. Design options were presented to the public in the last week and staff were seeking comments on items like traffic flows, parking configurations and various design features.

To view the presentation and take the survey, visit the Vibrant Penticton Waterfront website.

July building statistics show improvement

Council received the July building statistics, which showed 114% growth year over year in overall permits issued to build additions or renovate. Investments of almost $32 million dollars in construction value year to date represent an increase of more than 110% for the month of July compared to last year and more than double year-to-date totals.

Power generation feasibility

Midgard Consulting's Peter Helland gave a presentation to Council outlining the feasibility of power generation in Penticton. According to the Milgard report, the City of Penticton has feasible opportunities for self-generating electricity, with hydroelectric opportunities among preferred options, as a way of mitigating increasing supply costs from Fortis B.C. Council received the report.

Outdoor wedding liquor licence endorsed

Council endorsed an application for an outdoor beer-wine garden licence at the S.S. Sicamous to allow for a wedding, classified as a private event. Licences are approved by the Liquor Control Licensing Branch.

Bylaw updates

First three readings of amendments to the Good Neighbour Bylaw received Council approval Monday. The changes are considered "house-keeping," in that the changes will ensure the violation notice associated with the Municipal Ticketing Bylaw will remain in a short form.

Apartment rezoning

Council considered a zoning amendment for 273 Scott Ave. that could allow for construction of a three-storey, 17-unit apartment building. First reading was passed, and the application will go to public hearing.

Amendment for agri-tourism

Council adopted the zoning amendment bylaw for 1291 Corbishley Ave. that would accommodate agri-tourism on a farm.

Regional context statement

Penticton Council adopted an Official Community Plan amendment to include a regional context statement from the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen.

Row-house zoning adopted

Council approved second and third reading and adoption of a zoning amendment for 551 and 559 Ellis St. to allow for a five-unit townhouse development with a flex unit included in each unit. The townhouses will be designed in a three-storey row house style with a rooftop patio on each.

Van Horne townhouse zoning adopted

Penticton Council approves a zoning amendment for 317, 325, 331, 337, 345 and 351 Van Horne St. to make way for a 27-unit townhouse development. Second and third readings and adoption were approved.



Penticton Council Highlights are written by communications staff at the City of Penticton. A PDF version [PDF - 95 KB] is available for download. If you require an official record of Council meeting resolutions, the Minutes are also available online.