Council Highlights: April 18

April 18, 2017 – Council Meeting Highlights

Peach City Beach Cruise – request for free parking for registrants

Council approved the request from Peach City Beach Cruise granting free parking to registrants in city controlled lots during the event, June 23-25. This was requested to ensure visitors leave Penticton with a positive impression.

Tax Rates Bylaw No. 2017-25

Council gave readings to Bylaw No. 2017-25 to establish the property taxation rates for the 2017 tax year, set at 4.36% General Municipal levy increase, which was approved during the 2017 budget deliberations.

Library Service Agreement

Council approved the service agreement between Penticton Public Library and Penticton Indian Band which entails providing library service to residents and institutions within the Penticton Indian Band.

Penmar Community Arts Society(PCAS) Theatre Seats

Council directed staff to work cooperatively with the Penmar Community Arts Society to dispose of remaining assets (seats and projectors) without formally seizing the assets. This will allow staff to explore options with local parties that have expressed an interest in purchasing these assets and  apply any  proceeds from their sale against the outstanding loan to the Society.

2017/2018 Annual Operating Agreement Conventional and Custom Transit & Transit Service Agreement with BC Transit

Council authorized the signing of these agreements with BC Transit to ensure that the public is provided with the same level of service they currently enjoy.

City Yards roof replacement

Council directed staff to implement the replacement of the roof at the City Yards mechanics garage, and approved a budget amendment of $140,000 from the City’s Asset Emergency Reserve to fund this repair.

 Liquor Application for Winery– Perseus Winery

Council directed staff to commence public notification for the proposed winery lounge for Perseus Winery, located at 134 Lower Bench Road, and to report back at the May 23 Council meeting with the results of the public consultation. The proposed occupant load is 68 persons for the exterior patio, with hours of operation from 10am-8pm, Monday to Sunday.

Downtown Business Improvement Area Bylaw No. 2017-12

Council approved the Certificate of Sufficiency for the Downtown Business Improvement Area Bylaw No. 2017-12, and adopted the Downtown Business Improvement Area Bylaw No. 2017-12. The funds raised are transferred to the Downtown Penticton Association for business promotion within the improvement area.

Land Matters

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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Next Council Meeting scheduled for May 2. Agenda available Friday, April 28.