March 19, 2019 - Council Meeting Highlights

Peach Festival Economic Impact Report

Bregje Kozak, Director of Recreation and Facilities, and Don Kendall, President of Peach Festival, provided Council with the 2018 Peach Festival Economic Impact Assessment.

Community Events – Downtown Penticton Association/Shatford Centre

Council approved the allocations of $33,990 to the Sport and Event Program from the Municipal Grants Program for 2019. Council did not approve the grant request of $1,190 to the Downtown Penticton Association’s Live at Lunch Series for 2019 but hoped they could find the funds to continue due to the City taking over some other events. Council approved a grant request of $47,000 for the Okanagan School of the Arts for operating utilities and directed staff to undertake further investigation and report back to Council on the building repairs required.

 2019-2023 Five Year Financial Bylaw 2019-10

Council supported giving a first, second and third reading to the “2019-2023 Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 2019-10”.

CleanBC Funding Opportunity

Council supported the application to the Clean BC Community Fund (CCF) for funding assistance for the purchase and installation of two dual pedestal Level II electric vehicle charging stations to be installed at the new public pay parking lots at 313 Ellis Street. Council directed staff to investigate the cost and options to charge fees for the use of electric vehicle charging stations.

Arena Development Strategy Update

Council directed staff to decline the $6M Strategic Priorities Find (SPF) grant to UBCM by March 31, 2019 as the conditions of the grant cannot be met and to plan base building repairs for McLaren and Memorial Arenas to maintain the buildings operational for up to 10 years and to develop a long-term funding plan for replacement or upgrade of the facilities in the next 10+ years.

Council Priorities/Key Issues – Q1 Quarterly Report

Council received the report outlining completed and ongoing priorities and key issues.

Smoking Regulations Bylaw 2018-68

Council adopted “Smoking Regulation Bylaw No. 2018-68”.

Notice of Motion

Council directed staff to investigate the options, costs and the necessity for monitoring vehicle speed along municipal roadways.


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.