September 17, 2019 Council Highlights

Hurricane Dorian Bahamas – Great Abaco

Fire Chief Larry Watkinson and disaster dog Sam provided Council with a presentation on their search and rescue efforts in Great Abaco, Bahamas.

Proclamation “Penticton Beer Week” October 19-26, 2019

Council proclaimed October 19-26, 2019 as “Penticton Beer Week” in the City of Penticton.

Penticton as an Age Friendly City

Elmie Salltink and Mignonne Wood provided Council with a presentation on making Penticton an Age Friendly City.

Cannabis Retail Store Application – Request for Reconsideration

Dave Martyn, Starbuds, provided Council with a presentation on his Cannabis Retail Store Application and asked that the motion made at the September 3, 2019 Council Meeting regarding his application be reconsidered.

During the “Business Arising” portion of the agenda, Council reconsidered the motion made on September 3, 2019 and directed staff to send a recommendation of support for the property located at 2150 Main Street (Starbuds) to the British Columbia Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch.

Budget Process Timeline Update

Jim Bauer, Chief Financial Officer, provided Council with a presentation on the 2020-2024 financial plan which included key dates of the upcoming budget process.

Good Neighbour Bylaw Compliance Policy

Council approved “Good Neighbor Bylaw Compliance Policy”, a policy that outlines a fair and consistent approach to obtain compliance with the Good Neighbor Bylaw.

Plastic Use Reduction

In response to a delegation made by a student at Penticton Secondary School on May 7, 2019 and direction from Council, the City will support the Province of British Columbia’s CleanBC single-use plastics action plan, by providing a formal submission to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, supporting the initiative to limit single-use plastics.

2020 Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw No. 2019-34

Council gave first three readings to “2020 Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw No. 2019-34”, a bylaw granting $557,900 in permissive tax exemptions listed granting 94.35% of the allowable exemptions for the 2020 Tax Year.

Committee Terms of Reference – Community Sustainability and Safety and Security

Council approved the 2019-2022 Terms of Reference for the Community Sustainability Advisory Committee and the Safety and Security Advisory Committee. Council also approved to amend the Terms of Reference for the Penticton and Ellis Creek Restoration Select Committee to add one member of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee in a voting capacity.

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.