January 21, 2020 Council Highlights

Okanagan Youth Recovery House

Celine Thompson and John Yarschenko, The Bridge Youth & Family Services provided Council with a presentation on the needs in our region for youth treatment services and their plans to address the need with a youth recovery house.

During the ‘Business Arising’ portion of the agenda, Council approved to send a letter of support to The Bridge Youth & Family Services supporting the Okanagan Youth Recovery House initiative.

Update from Penticton Ministerial Association

Clark Taylor provided Council with an update on the activities of the Penticton Ministerial Association.

2020-2024 Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 2020-01

Council adopted “2020-2024 Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 2020-01”.

Cannery Brewing Structural Change

 Re: 198 Ellis Street (172 Ellis Street)

Council approved to recommend to the Liquor & Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB) that it supports the application for a manufacturing facility structural change for an exterior patio from the Cannery Brewing Company located at 198 Ellis Street with no amplified music beyond 9:00 p.m.

Application for Winery Lounge Endorsement – Wesbert Winery Ltd.

Re:  1465 Naramata Road

Council approved to recommend to the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB) that it support the application for the proposed Winery Lounge Endorsement from Wesbert Winery Ltd., located at 1465 Naramata Road with the condition of no amplified music on the exterior patio lounge.

During the ‘Business Arising’ portion of the agenda, Council also directed staff to report back with options to address light pollution in the Good Neighbour Bylaw.

Proposed SILGA Resolution provided by Councillor Bloomfield

Council approved to submit the following resolution to the Southern Interior Local Government Association for consideration:

WHEREAS There is a growing pressure on municipalities within the province to provide services in areas which have not traditionally been municipal services, including homelessness, addictions, mental health, child care and age-friendly matters;

WHEREAS The province is providing resources and services and municipalities are left with the responsibility of coordinating the available resources and services;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED The province provide 50% of the costs of a social development specialist for municipalities with a population of 10,000 or more, or to municipalities that are deemed to be communities in need, to work collaboratively with stakeholders in the alignment of policy, strategies and resourcing.

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.