September 19 Council Highlights

Skaha Bluffs Area boundary extension
Council directed staff to employ the Alternative Approval Process, as defined in the Community Charter, Section 86, to obtain electoral approval for the Skaha Bluffs Area Boundary Extension.  Electoral approval will be done through assent voting.  Elector Response forms are available at City Hall or online at and must be submitted to City Hall no later than 4:30 pm on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Only those persons who qualify as electors of the municipality are entitled to sign.  For more information, please visit  

Challenge Triathlon agreement amendment
Council supported the amendment to the Challenge agreement changing the brand of the annual triathlon event.  The amendment will allow MB Events to cancel the arrangement with the Challenge Family and deliver a triathlon under a different brand.

161 Bassett Street
Council adopted Zoning Bylaw No. 2017-55 and approved Development Variance Permit PL2017-7950.  The applicant is proposing to subdivide 161 Bassett Street into two lots and construct a four unit complex and a duplex.

68 & 76 Roy Avenue
Following the public hearing, Council adopted Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No 2017-57, and gave second and third reading to Zoning Amendment Bylaw No.2017-58.  The developer is proposing to reconfigure the two lots and create an additional lot for a total of three lots.  Each lot will have two side-by-side duplexes.

342 & 346 Van Horne Street
Following the public hearing, Council gave second and third reading to Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2017-59. The applicant is proposing to construct a dwelling unit in addition to the existing duplex.

647 Okanagan Avenue E
Council approved Development Variance Permit PL2017-8033, a permit to reduce the minimum front yard from 6.0m to 1.5m.  The applicant is proposing to demolish two existing industrial buildings and construct a storage/warehouse building with a security operator dwelling unit.

Main Street Local Improvement process
Council gave first and second reading to the 300 Block-Main Street Local Area Service Bylaw No. 2017-62 to impose a local area service tax to offset the cost of street improvements on Main Street.  Bylaw approval will be subject to a petition against the bylaw by property owners who would be subject to the bylaw.  If supported by the property owners, the funding for this project will be considered as part of the 2018 Budget process.

295 Abbott Street
Council gave first reading to Zoning Amendment Bylaw No 2017-63, to rezone from RD2 (Duplex Housing: Lane) to RM3 (Medium Density Multiple Housing.  The applicant is proposing to construct a four-unit townhouse.  This matter to be forwarded to the October 3, 2017 Public Hearing.

168 Kirkpatrick Avenue
Council gave first reading to Zoning Amendment Bylaw No 2017-64, being a bylaw to amend City of Penticton Zoning Bylaw No 2017-08 by adding Section, a Bed and Breakfast Home shall be permitted.  The applicant is proposing to convert the assisted living facility to a bed and breakfast home with four sleeping units.  This matter to be forwarded to the October 3, 2017 Public Hearing.

259 Backstreet Boulevard
Council approved Development Permit PL2017-7955, a permit to allow for the construction of a four story building.  The applicant is requesting to construct a four story mixed use residential and commercial building.

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