August 6, 2019 Council Highlights

Community Sharps Committee Update

Ian Gerbrandt, One Sky Community Resources, and Daryl Meyers, Pathways Addictions, provided Council with an update on the Penticton sharps disposal strategy and introduced a community education video to educate the public on how to safely dispose of sharps and a map of the sharps box locations.

Consideration of Declaration and Remedial Action:  175 Brunswick Street

Council passed a resolution to declare the dwelling, shed, overgrown vegetation, vehicle and RV Camper a nuisance and impose remedial action on the owner to remedy the situation at 175 Brunswick Street by October 31, 2019.

Council Remuneration and Expense Bylaw No. 2019-27

Council gave three readings to “Council Remuneration and Expense Bylaw No. 2019-27” to implement the recommendations that were brought forward by the Mayor and Council Remuneration Task Force.

Budget Amendment – Wheel Loader

Council amended the 2019 Fleet Capital Budget to allow for the replacement of a 2011 Hyundai HL757-9 Wheel Loader while the existing loader be retained as the Public Works loader for light duty work.

Budget Amendment – Bioreactor Waste Pump Replacement

Council amended the 2019 Sanity Sewer Capital Budget to increase the budget for the Bioreactor Waster Pump Replacement project by $140,000 for a total budget of $365,000.

Penticton and Ellis Creek 2018 Freshet Repair

Council amended the 2019 Capital Budget to create two projects as follows:

  1. Penticton Creek 2017 Freshet Repairs with a budget of $170,000; and
  2. Ellis Creek 2018 Freshet Repairs with a budget of $70,000.

Committee Terms of References:  Agriculture, Arts and Heritage

Council amended the 2019-2022 Terms of Reference for the Agriculture Advisory Committee to include a Penticton Indian Band representative as a voting member.

Council approved the Terms of Reference for the Arts, Creative & Cultural Innovations Committee and Heritage and Museum Advisory Committee. Councillor Sentes was appointed as the Council representative to both Committees.

Official Community Plan

Council adopted “Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2019-08”, a bylaw that provides framework of goals and policies to guide decisions on planning and land use within the City of Penticton boundaries.

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 ( or call the City’s Corporate Administration Department at 250-490-2400.