January 22, 2019 Council Highlights

RCMP Year End Report

Superintendent Ted De Jager provided Council with the Penticton South Okanagan Similkameen Regional Detachment Year End Statistical Report for January to December 2018.

Proposed Telecommunications Tower at 1953 Dartmouth Road  

Council received the Request for Letter of Concurrence package as prepared by Cypress Land Services in regard to a proposed 18.0m telecommunications tower at 1953 Dartmouth Road. Council also directed staff to issue a letter of concurrence, stating that Freedom Mobile has satisfactorily completed the public consultation process as required by Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada. Staff are to prepare a policy and procedure for reviewing future telecommunication tower requests.

Temporary operator of the Skaha Lake Marina – 3895 Lakeside Road

Council directed staff to issue the Request for Proposal to seek a temporary operator of the Skaha Marina for a two year term with a one year option.

Love Food, Hate Waste Campaign

Council supported the City of Penticton’s participation in the provincial “Love Food, Hate Waste Campaign”.  The campaign participation will support Council Priorities, Solid Waste Management Plan, Community Climate Plan, and Climate Action Plan.

Southern Interior Municipal Employers’ Association (SIMEA)

Council appointed Councillor Jake Kimberley and Councillor Katie Robinson as directors and Kerri Lockwood, Human Resources Manager as an alternate director to the Southern Interior Municipal Employers Association (SIMEA) Administrative Committee.

Smoking Regulations Bylaw No. 2018-68

Council rescinded third reading and gave third reading as amended to “Smoking Regulations Bylaw 2018-68.” Council also directed staff to begin public engagement on a full public smoking ban in all public places, as recommended by Interior Health, by January 1, 2020.  

Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2018-66

Council adopted “Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2018-66” in relation to Cannabis Retail.

Business Licence Amendment Bylaw No. 2018-67

Council adopted “Business Licence Amendment Bylaw No. 2018-67” in relation to Cannabis Retail.


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.