October 20, 2020 Council Meeting Highlights

Service Announcement

Proclamation “Respiratory Therapy Week” October 25-31, 2020
Council proclaimed October 25-31, 2020 as “Respiratory Therapy Week”.

Granfondo Axel Merckx Partnership
Axel Merckx and Jeff Plant, Event Director, Granfondo Axel Merckx provided Council with an update on COVID-19 recovery program, description of partnership opportunity for City of Penticton and an outlook for growth of the event. 

Petition – Extension Hours for Cannabis Stores
Council received into the record the petition requesting an extension of cannabis stores operating hours in Penticton from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Temporary Use Permit PL2020-8834
Re:  352 Winnipeg Street

Council approved and directed staff to issue “Temporary Use Permit PL2020-8834”, a permit to allow the use ‘emergency shelter’, located at 352 Winnipeg Street, for a period of six-months with the following conditions:

  1. Permitting the number of beds for winter emergency shelter at 352 Winnipeg Street to a maximum of 42 beds;
  2. Requiring all other beds in existing support locations in the community be full before using 352 Winnipeg Street;
  3. Requiring all other beds in existing support locations in the community be full before using 352 Winnipeg Street;
  4. Requiring security to be provided on-site 24-hours a day;
  5. Require communication be sent to the neighbouring properties from BC Housing indicating resources available for neighbours; and
  6. That operations at Penticton’s other shelter location remain operational during the winter months. There may not be a consolidation of shelter services to 352 Winnipeg Street. 

RCMP Quarterly Report
Superintendent Brian Hunter provided Council with an update on crime statistics (July –September 2020) for Penticton. Council received into the record the report dated October 20, 2020 titled “RCMP Quarterly Update”.

Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2020-43
Re:  2995 Partridge Drive

Council gave first reading to “Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2020-43”, located at 2990, 2995 and 3000 Partridge Drive, a bylaw to rezone the subject properties from R1 (Large Lot Residential) to RM1 (Bareland Strata Housing) and P2 (Parks and Recreation), as shown on the schedule to the bylaw, to allow for a 14-lot strata subdivision with the following site-specific provisions:

  • Not withstanding Section 10.7.1.4, duplexes are not permitted.
  • Not withstanding Section 10.7.1.7, townhouses are not permitted.
  • Not withstanding Section 10.7.2.6, the maximum building height for principal buildings shall be 10.5m.

Council also directed staff to refer the bylaw to the November 17, 2020 Public Hearing and that the three lots be consolidated prior to adoption of the bylaw.

Fees and Charges Amendment Bylaw No. 2020-38
Re:  Electric, Sewer, Water and Storm Water

Council gave first three readings and adopted “Fees and Charges Amendment Bylaw No. 2020-38”, a bylaw to set the general 2021 fees and charges for electric, sewer, water and storm water.

Food Primary – Entertainment Endorsement and Liquor Primary Change of Hours of Liquor Service
Re:  600 Comox Street

Council recommended to the Liquor & Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB) that it supports the application from the Penticton Golf & Country Club located at 600 Comox Street for:

  • Food Primary-Entertainment Endorsement; and
  • Liquor Primary change in service hours from:
    Monday to Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m., and
    Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. (midnight) to 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. (midnight)

Bylaw Notice Enforcement Amendment Bylaw No. 2020-39
Municipal Ticketing Information Amendment Bylaw No. 2020-40
Re:  Parking Fines

Council adopted “Bylaw Notice Enforcement Amendment Bylaw No. 2020-39”, a bylaw to increase “A” Ticket overtime parking and “B” Ticket Infraction fines by $5. Council also adopted “Municipal Ticketing Information Amendment Bylaw No. 2020-40”.

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.