Penticton Council Highlights

The following is a snapshot of what transpired during the Oct. 1, 2012 meeting of Penticton Council.

B.C. Seniors Games recognizes City

Jim Cade, Zone 5 director of the B.C. Seniors Games, presented Council with a 4x6 banner in recognition of Penticton hosting the Games in 2004 and in celebration of the B.C. Seniors Games' 25th anniversary.

Transit contract extended

Penticton Council supported B.C. Transit extending the conventional transit agreement with Penticton Transit Services for an additional three years with 1.5 percent increases for fixed and variable costs and 2 percent for mechanics' wages.

Sign licence renewed

Council endorsed the renewal of the licence to use between Lordco Parts Ltd. and the City for 80 square feet of City-owned land adjacent to 150 Parkway Pl. for a free-standing sign. The licence rate is $1,000 per year, subject to CPI increases in subsequent years for a three-year term, with an option to renew for an additional three years subject to mutual consent.

West Okanagan Lake waterfront update

An update was provided on progress regarding the West Okanagan Lake waterfront design process. Staff is developing an additional two options for consideration. The public is welcome to visit a display of concepts on Oct. 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at both Council Chambers at City Hall (171 Main St.) and Penticton Community Centre (325 Power St.), where staff will be on hand to explain the concepts developed. A public input session will be held at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre (273 Power St.) on Oct. 17, with displays available between noon and 6 p.m. Participants can put their name on a speakers' list between 5 and 6 p.m., and a short presentation will begin at 6 p.m. detailing the concepts up for consideration. Members of the public are invited to give their thoughts between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.

Carriage house permit

Penticton Council approved a development variance permit for 362 MacDonald St. to vary the size requirements to permit the construction of a carriage house.

Strata conversion supported

Penticton Council supported a strata conversion application for 1458 Columbia St. that would allow the existing duplex of subdividing the duplex into two strata-titled units.

West Bench fire protection agreement

Penticton Council approved endorsement of a fire protection agreement between the City of Penticton and the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen to provide first responder and fire suppression services to West Bench and Husula Highlands properties.

Letter of support

Penticton Council supported providing the South Okanagan Immigrant and Community Services a letter of support for their RFP submission to the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation. The organization is applying to develop a regional Community Action Plan to attract and welcome people who are new to the country to the South Okanagan.

Agriculture committee recommendation considered

Penticton Council approved an Agriculture Advisory Committee recommendation that staff be directed to report on the feasibility for allowing backyard hens within the residential areas of the City and the potential for a pilot program to assess the impacts.

Downtown parking

Penticton Council supported a notice of motion from Coun. John Vassilaki to extend the time allowed for free parking from one hour to two hours in Downtown Penticton between the 200 and 600 blocks of Main Street. Council also directed staff refer this initiative to the 2013 budget.



Penticton Council Highlights are written by communications staff at the City of Penticton. A PDF version [PDF - 114 KB] is available for download. If you require an official record of Council meeting resolutions, the Minutes are also available online.