December 19 Council Highlights

Penticton Creek Master Plan
Council adopted the Penticton Creek master plan.  The plan maps out information about the physical conditions of the creek and the works that need to be undertaken including areas that have deteriorated with solutions that address land issues, fish habitat, archaeological features, flood protection and a strategy to meet objectives within a 20 year horizon.  For more information about the plan visit

Licence to Use renewed
Council approved the renewal of the Licence to Use for a portion of the building located at 251 Dawson Avenue for a five (5) year term at a rate of $1.00 for the term.  The building acts as the Penticton and District Emergency Program Society head office and dispatch centre.   

Granular Sludge pilot program endorsed
Council endorsed the City working with AECOM to undertake a pilot project to test new technology relating to biological nutrient removal at the Advanced Waste Water Plant.

Affordable Housing programs supported
Council approved the City entering into a Memorandum of Understanding with BC Housing for the development of modular housing in Penticton as part of the provincial Rapid Housing Response Program and supported the use of funds from the City’s Affordable Housing Reserve Fund to establish a program to assist not-for-profit housing providers in preparation for expected provincial and federal housing funding announcements.       

953 Forestbrook Drive
Council adopted Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2017-78, a bylaw that rezones the property from R2 (Small Lot Residential) to P2 (Parks and Recreation) and RMS (Medium Density Multiple Housing). 

19-22 Hawthorn Drive
Council referred Development Variance Permit PL2017-8101 back to staff for further evaluation. 

27 Avery Heights
Council approved Development Variance Permit PL2017-8102, a permit to increase the maximum height of a retaining wall within a required yard from 1.2m to 2.5m.  The applicant intends to construct engineered retaining walls in the required setbacks as needed.

4039 Lakeside Road
Council approved Development Variance Permit PL2017-8103, a permit to increase the height of a retaining wall within any required yards from 1.2m to 2.0m, decrease the minimum front yard from 6.0m to 3.0m, to decrease the minimum south interior side yard of a principle building from 1.5m to 0.9m and to decrease the requirement for a driveway to be located 0.5m from a property line to 0.2m from a property line.  The applicant intends to construct a single family dwelling.

Street Naming Request – 1830 Ridgedale Drive
Council gave first, second and third reading to Street Naming (The Ridge) Bylaw No. 2017-80 and referred the request to the Heritage and Museum Committee for comments on the proposed street names for the new roads created by the subdivision of the property.

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