March 5, 2019 Council Highlights

Downtown Penticton Association

Lynn Allin, Executive Director and Ryan Graham, President of the Downtown Penticton Association provided Council with the cost to deliver and promote the major civic events in Penticton.  The Downtown Penticton Association would like a stronger financial partnership so the DPA revenue can be used for other business improvement initiatives.

Arts, Creative, Cultural Innovations, Heritage and Museum Committee

Council appointed the following members to the Arts, Creative, Cultural Innovations, Heritage and Museum Committee for a term ending December 31, 2022; Randy Manuel, Anne Hargrave, Susan Smith, Ron Crawford, Anita Petersen, Shelley Clarke, Tristan Kaulback, Gerald Buzzell, Paul Crawford, Judy Richards and Timothy Tweed.       

Agriculture Advisory Committee

Council appointed the following members to the Agricultural Advisory Committee for a term ending December 31, 2022: Rod King: Darshan Jasser; Paul Gardner; Annelise Simonsen; Doug Mathias; Jesse Chapman; Kristie Tatebe; Steve French and Chris Holler.

“Designated Community” for Homelessness Funding

Council directed staff to provide 100 Homes Penticton with a letter of support to accompany the application naming Penticton as a “Designated Community” for funding through Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy.

Free Parking with Veteran Plates Policy

Council approved the “Free Parking with Veteran Plates Policy”, a policy that provides Veteran license plates with free parking in City of Penticton paid parking lots and on street city metered parking spaces for the time period permitted.

Community Engagement Policy and Framework

Council approved the plan to create a Community Engagement Policy as outlined in the report dated March 5, 2019 titled “Community Engagement Policy”.

Street name request in honour of Rory Mclvor 

Council supported the renaming of the portion of Fairview Road running adjacent to the Museum and Library complex between Martin Street and Main Street as Rory McIvor Way.

South Okanagan Performing Arts Centre Society (SOPAC)

Council directed staff to prepare an Area Redevelopment Plan for the 100, 200 & 300 Blocks of Ellis Street that will look at the future use of City lands and public infrastructure, and to bring forward budget requests for this project as part of the 2020 Budget process and the subject lands not be redeveloped until the completion of the Area Redevelopment Plan for the 100, 200 & 300 Blocks of Ellis Street.

Notice of Motion

Council directed staff to investigate funding opportunities for infrastructure developments of renewable energy production and refer the findings to future meetings with the Penticton Indian Band (PIB) for their consideration.

 

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.