July 7, 2020 Council Meeting Highlights

Service Announcement

Travel Penticton Progress to Date
Thom Tischik, Executive Director, Travel Penticton provided Council with a presentation on their progress to date to welcome residents and visitors to Penticton during COVID-19.

RNL Investments Ltd. Village Square
Council directed staff to present options to the Safety and Security Advisory Committee addressing the nuisance concerns raised in the correspondence from RNL Investments Ltd. Village Square.

Drought Management Plan
Drew Lejback and Paul Hague, Associated Environmental
Council approved the “City of Penticton Drought Management Plan” dated June 26, 2020 as a guiding document.

Nanaimo Street Bridge and Penticton Creek
Council requested the Penticton Fly Fishers ask the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen Board to extend the grant deadline for the Sought Okanagan Conservation Fund Grant for the design of Penticton Creek Reach 3A Upper/3B to December 31, 2020.

Council also authorized:

  • staff to design the Penticton Creek Reach 3A Upper/3B with the existing Nanaimo Avenue Bridge removed to allow for the passage of the 1:200 Year Design Flow;
  • the Nanaimo Avenue bridge to remain in place until the construction of Penticton Creek Reach 3A Upper/3B;
  • an evaluation and costing of options, public consultation and development of a recommendation to address the removal of the Nanaimo Avenue bridge be considered in the 2022 budget process; and
  • that the construction of Penticton Creek Reach 3A Upper/3B including how to address the removal of the Nanaimo Avenue Bridge be considered in the 2024 Budget process.

Responsible Liquor Consumption in Public Places Pilot Results
Council received into the record the findings from the “Responsible Liquor Consumption in Designated Public Places – Pilot Project”.

Council gave first three readings to “Liquor Consumption (Okanagan Beach east of Power Street, Rotary Park, Okanagan Lake Park and Marina Way Park) Bylaw No. 2020-26”, a bylaw that permits responsible consumption of liquor in designated public places from July through October 15, 2020 from 12 p.m. to 
8 p.m.

A Special Council meeting to adopt Bylaw No. 2020-26 will be held on Wednesday, July 8 at 3:05 p.m.

Council also supported the recommendation from the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee and directed staff to prepare a bylaw that allows for liquor consumption in a portion of Skaha Lake Park and the Ale Trail.

Penticton Restart:  Recreation & Culture Update
Council received into the record the report and accompanying presentation entitled “Penticton Restart:  Recreation & Culture Update”, dated July 7, 2020.

Economic Recovery Task Force
Council supported the recommendation from the Economic Recovery Task Force to continue the COVID recovery work within the existing Council Advisory Committee structure. Council directed staff to amend the terms of reference for the Economic Prosperity and Development Services Advisory Committee to include COVID-19 recovery as an area of focus for the Committee.

Council thanked the members of the Economic Recovery Task Force and invited any members not already on an advisory committee to apply.

Temporary Use Permit PL2019-8515 (Renewal)
Re:  813 Westminster Avenue West

Council approved and directed staff to issue “Temporary Use Permit PL2019-8515 (Renewal)”, a permit to allow the use of ‘motor vehicle sales and rental’, located at 813 Westminster Avenue West, for a one-year period.

Notice of Motion introduced by Mayor Vassilaki on March 3, 2020
Council authorized bylaw services to operate on Sundays from spring to fall.


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.