February 6, 2018 Council Meeting Highlights

Grant funding opportunity
Council supported the grant application to UBCM for equipment, supplies and training for the City of Penticton Emergency Operations Centre (EOC). This funding will allow improvements to the City of Penticton EOC for increased preparedness and the ability to respond to emergency incidents.

Southern Interior Local Government Association (SILGA): 2018 Resolutions
Council will present a resolution to the SILGA for regional support of a request that the Provincial Government provide financial support to municipalities for cyber security audits and upgrades as needed.

Fees and Charges Amendment Bylaw
Council supported updates to the Fees and Charges Bylaw.

Economic Development Strategic plan supported
The 2018-2022 Economic Development Strategic Plan was supported by Council.  The five-year Strategic Plan will be reviewed and refreshed annually.  The full plan can be found on our web site.

Land disposition policy
Council approved the City Land Disposition Policy that included clause amendments on how proposals are vetted at the staff level and Council involvement for final approvals.  The policy also covers public engagement.

Asset management investment plan supported
Council endorsed the staff recommendation that future engineering projects reflect the reduced road widths and sidewalk elimination as per the established standard to provide savings reflected by road width reductions and sidewalk elimination. This project supports the Fiscal Sustainability Priority of undertaking asset management to ensure the long term sustainability of municipal infrastructure.

City Owned Land Project Update
Council received a report from staff identifying City owned land and an update on the longer term strategy.

Bylaw amendments given third reading
Council gave third reading to Electric Utility Services Bylaw No. 2017-44, Subdivision and Development Amendment Bylaw No. 2018-08 as it pertains to net metering, and Fees and Charges Amendment Bylaw No. 2018-09.  Staff were directed to forward the Electric Utility Service Bylaw No. 2017-44 to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing for approval.

249/257 Scott Avenue
Council approved Development Variance Permit PL2017-8115, a permit to waive the visitor parking requirements and to reduce the minimum amenity space from 20m2 to 0m2 conditional to the developer entering into a Housing Agreement with the City of Penticton requiring participation in the South Okanagan Brain Injury Society landlord partnership program or other eligible similar program for four units within the building for a minimum of 20 years.  The applicant is proposing to convert eight parking spaces into four bachelor suites.

108, 114, 120, 126 and 136 Ellis Street
Council approved Development Permit PL2018-8153, a permit for a 6 storey, 48 unit residential building with 2 live work units and ground floor commercial uses.

799 Martin Street
Council gave first reading to Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2018-04, a bylaw to rezone the property from RD1(Duplex Housing) to RM3 (Medium Density Multiple Housing).  The applicant is proposing to construct three 3-unit townhouses for a total of nine new units.  This matter will be forwarded to the February 20, 2018 Public Hearing.

240 Riverside Drive - 251 Wylie Street – 1140 Burnaby Avenue
Council gave first readings to OCP Amendment Bylaw No. 2018-05, changing the OCP designation on the properties from TC (Tourist Commercial) to MR (Medium Density Residential) and to Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2018-06, a bylaw to rezone the properties from CT1 (Tourist Commercial) and CT2 (Campground Commercial) to RM3 (Medium Density Multiple Housing).  The applicant proposes to build a 35-unit townhouse complex on the subject lands. This matter will be forwarded to the February 20, 2018 Public Hearing. 

Further details of the Public Hearing (land and zoning matters) portion of Council Meetings can be found on the City’s website www.penticton.ca/council .

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