July 3, 2018 Council Highlights

Non-Medical Cannabis Framework - Retail Sales and Public Consumption
The Committee of the Whole received the public survey results summary regarding the retail sales and public consumption of non-medical cannabis in Penticton and endorsed the retail sales and public consumption framework outlined in the report, for the purposes of initiating Phase II of the public engagement strategy.  Full details can be viewed at www.penticton.ca/council attached in the July 3 Committee of the Whole Agenda Package.

2017 Annual Report
The 2017 Annual Report for the City of Penticton was received by Council. Citizens may download a copy of the report at www.penticton.ca/reports or visit City Hall at 171 Main Street to review a copy between regular business hours (8:30 am to 4:30 pm) Monday to Friday.  Take home copies will be available for the public within the next two weeks.

Residential Automated Waste Collection Service Levels and Standards Policy
Council approved the Residential Automated Waste Collection Service Levels and Standards Policy. The policy outlines the service levels and standards for residential curbside waste collection by way of City supplied carts and automated side load collection equipment.

Municipal Grant Policy
Council approved the amended City of Penticton Municipal Grants Policy dated July 3, 2018. Proposed changes to the municipal grants policy will:

  • Introduce greater flexibility to extend the grant deadline as necessary;
  • Change the process for applications to the use of grant software currently being implemented;
  • Identify a process for mid-year grant requests;
  • Provide additional clarity for sustainable grant criteria.

For more information on grants, please click here.

Financial Management Policy
Council adopted the Financial Management Policy effective July 3, 2018. This policy document provides the City with a blueprint for making good financial decisions through changing conditions, and aims to provide clarity to staff, Council and the community with respect to how financial decisions are made today and into the future.

The Green Infrastructure – Environmental Quality Program Grant
Council directed Staff to submit an application for grant funding for the Ridgedale Reservoir Expansion through the ICIP – Green Infrastructure: Environmental Quality Sub-stream.  Should the City be successful in its grant application it could receive $3,299,850 toward a project with a total cost of $4,500,000.

These highlights are intended to provide a brief summary of recent Council proceedings.  The summary is not inclusive of all agenda items.  For a detailed account of the full agenda, including staff reports, other supporting documents and official meeting minutes, please consult the City’s website (www.penticton.ca/council) or call the City’s Corporate Administration Department at 250-490-2400.