June 4, 2019 - Council Highlights

 

Pride Week Proclamation

Council proclaimed June 10-16, 2019 as “Pride Week” in the City of Penticton.

Public Washroom Schedule Changes

Effective Wednesday, June 5, 2019, the hours of use for our City’s public washroom facilities will be adjusted in an attempt to minimize the impact of vandalism and illicit activities on our public facilities. The hours of use will be adjusted as follows:

  • 200 block public washroom will be closed except for market days and special events;
  • Regular public washroom facility hours will be shortened to close at approximately 9PM (subject to park bookings or special events); and
  • The unisex/single stall washrooms at the following locations will be closed for the summer: Lakawanna Park, Gyro Park, Okanagan Lake Park and Rotary Park.  The regular washrooms will remain open at these locations.

Good Neighbour Amendment Bylaw No. 2019-20

Council adopted “Good Neighbour Amendment Bylaw No. 2019-20”, a bylaw that introduces a broader definition of the word “street” to include spaces between storefronts and sidewalks and, for the word “obstruction”, include “sit or lie on a street” located between 100-300 Ellis Street, 200-400 Martin Street, and 100- 700 block of Main Street, between May 1 and September 30.

Notice of Motion

Council directed staff to review the Development Cost Charges for Public Open Spaces in comparison to similar sized municipalities in the Okanagan and also review the cost of living increases that might be applied to all classifications within the Development Cost Charges Bylaw. An amendment bylaw is to be provided for Council’s consideration within one year.

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.