2021 Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen and Okanagan Similkameen Regional Hospital District Budgets
Jim Zaffino, Manager of Finance, RDOS and John Cote, OSRHD Accountant, RDOS presented to Council the 2021 Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen and Okanagan Similkameen Regional Hospital District Budgets.
100 More Homes – Update and Follow Up to the Letter
Naomi Woodland and Tanya Behardien provided Council with an update of the work being done by 100 More Homes and ideas for the future.
After Hours Veterinary Care
Keith Boswell shared his concerns with the lack of after hour veterinary care in Penticton and the only option is to drive to Kelowna. Requested Council send a letter to College of Veterinarians BC encouraging after hour emergency pet care in Penticton.
Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 2021-05
Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2021-06
Re: 1050 Spiller Road
Council denied first reading of “Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 2021-05” and “Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2021-06”.
Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2021-07
Re: 780 Westminster Avenue East
Council gave first reading to “Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2021-07” a bylaw to rezone 780 Westminster Avenue East from R1 (Large Lot Residential) zone to R2 (Small Lot Residential) zone in order to facilitate a 2-lot subdivision. Council forwarded “Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2021-07” to the March 1, 2021 Public Hearing.
Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 2021-08
Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2021-09
Re: 1830 Ridgedale Avenue
Council gave first reading to “Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 2021-08”, a bylaw that amends Map 1: Future Land Use by amending the ‘Detached Residential’, Urban Residential’, and ‘Parks’ future land use designations for 1830 Ridgedale Avenue, known as Phase 2 of The Ridge subdivision.
Council gave first reading to “Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2021-09”, a bylaw to amend the ‘R1 (Large Lot Residential)’, ‘RM3 (Medium Density Multiple Housing)’, and ‘P2 (Parks and Recreation)’ zoning for 1830 Ridgedale Avenue, known as Phase 2 of The Ridge subdivision.
Council forwarded “Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 2021-08” and “Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2021-09” to the March 1, 2021 Public Hearing.
Review of draft Skaha Lake Park East Plan and next round of engagement
Council directed staff to proceed with the third phase of engagement in the development of the Skaha Lake Park East Plan and consult the community on the Draft Plan, that builds on Concept A (which focuses on the balance of the uses that exist today) with a number of variations/additional options identified through the previous phase of engagement. Council also directed staff to complete the evaluation and analysis of the legal processes and financial implications of the option for a long-term lease for the marina building and moorage and prepare the necessary materials to further pursue the assent of the electors in accordance with the Park Dedication Bylaw 2018-37 and Park Land Protection and Use Policy for Council’s consideration as part of the upcoming by-election.
Request for Proposal – Skaha East Concession
3885 South Main Street
Council received into the record the report titled “Request for Proposal – Skaha East Concession” dated February 16, 2021, a report that introduces a request for proposal for the use of 3885 South Main Street (Skaha East Concession) for the operation of a food concession for a three year term. Council referred the request for proposal to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee for their review and recommendation and that the Request for Proposal for the Skaha East Concession, which is being considered by the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee, include the consideration of the sale of liquor.
License to Use Agreement for Thomas Callin Fine Foods Ltd.
Re: Boulevard adjacent to 202 Main Street
Council approved the 5-year non-exclusive License to Use agreement with Thomas Callin Fine Foods Ltd. for the use of the boulevard area adjacent to 202 Main Street for the purpose of providing an outdoor seating and eating area for customers at an annual rate of $4,400 per year plus GST and annual CPI adjustments.
Gates for the 200 Block Main Street Breezeway
Council directed staff to install decorative and secure gates on the 200 Block breezeway to be closed overnight, and that the procurement and installation of the gates be funded from the Capital reserve and the Financial Plan is to be amended accordingly.
North Gateway Redevelopment & Investment Strategy
Council received into the record the report dated February 16, 2021 titled “North Gateway Redevelopment & Investment Strategy” and endorsed the commencement of the North Gateway Redevelopment & Investment Strategy.
Resolution for 2021 SILGA Convention
The following resolution regarding off-site tasting rooms was supported for consideration at the 2021 Southern Interior Local Government Association (SILGA) Convention:
WHEREAS BC wineries and liquor manufacturers are not able to sell their products at an owner-operated secondary or offsite location; in particular land-based wineries are required to locate their tasting room and retail facility at their manufacturing establishment, which in turn must be located on the agricultural land where their vineyard is located; and commercial wineries may locate their tasting room and retail facility in a town or city only if their manufacturing facility is located on the same property;
AND WHEREAS allowing BC wineries and liquor manufacturers to establish off-site tasting rooms and retail facilities would attract visitors who are increasingly interested in regional, craft and artisanal products to communities around the province, creating significant economic development opportunities for smaller rural communities and limiting pressure on the development of agricultural land for non-agricultural uses;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the British Columbia Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General be requested to revise Division 5 of the B.C. Liquor Control and Licensing Regulation (dealing with Manufacturer’s Licenses) and the Manufacturer License Terms and Conditions such that manufacturers may apply to establish a tasting room and retail facility off-site, either on an individual basis or in concert with one or more other manufacturers; together with associated lounge, patio and picnic-area endorsements.
Notice of Motion introduced by Councillor Regehr on February 2, 2021
Re: Regional District Overhead Costs
Council directed staff to arrange a review of current overhead allocation practices of the RDOS and report back to Council on their impacts to taxpayers, and that staff prepare a proposed policy position regarding regional district overhead costs and report back to Council by June 2021 for Council’s consideration.
Notice of Motion introduced by Councillor Bloomfield on February 2, 2021
Re: Shelter Spaces
Council supported the following recommendation regarding shelter spaces in Penticton:
WHEREAS the City of Penticton has been a willing partner in housing the homeless, but continues to be asked for more;
WHEREAS the level of homelessness continues to escalate despite the building of new housing units for those in need;
WHEREAS there may be an element of transient people coming to Penticton in the hope of finding housing;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the City of Penticton shall convey to the various agencies involved in providing shelter to the homeless a request to prioritize shelter spaces to Indigenous and First Nations and those people who have resided in Penticton for more than 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.