October 5, 2021 - Council Meeting Highlights

Service Announcement

“Penticton Beer Week” October 15-23, 2021
Kim Lawton and Mike Coghill spoke about the eight craft breweries in Penticton and the beer they have collaborated on this year for the third annual “Penticton Beer Week”.  Council proclaimed October 15-23, 2021 as “Penticton Beer Week”.

“World Teachers’ Day” October 5, 2021
Council proclaimed October 5, 2021 as “World Teachers’ Day”.

Council Procedure Amendment Bylaw No. 2021-29
Council gave first, second and third reading to “Council Procedure Amendment Bylaw No. 2021-29”, a bylaw that allows for electronic meetings of Council or Committees.

2022 Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw No. 2021-34
Council gave first, second and third reading to the “2022 Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw No. 2021-34”, a bylaw granting $613,884 in permissive tax exemptions, granting 100-percent of the allowable exemptions for the 2022 Tax Year.

License to Use Agreement – Penticton Community Gardens Society
Re: 480 Vancouver Avenue

Council approved a three-year License to Use agreement with the Penticton Community Gardens Society for the use of a portion of City land located at 480 Vancouver Avenue for the purpose of operating a community garden.

License to Use with Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team (ALERT)
Council approved a five year License to Use agreement with Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team (ALERT) for the use of the old pound building located at 2330 Dartmouth Drive, for the purpose of providing a shelter for domestic animals in the event of a disaster, and for a portion of land located at Fire Hall 202 at 285 Dawson Avenue, for storage purposes.

Council also approved the use of designated Reception Centre(s), currently 199 Ellis Street, during a disaster/emergency for animal services purposes.  

2022 FireSmart Community Funding and Supports Grant
Council supported the application for grant funding up to $150,000 from the Union of British Columba Municipalities (UBCM) under the Community Resiliency Investment (CRI) program, which provides funding for the City of Penticton FireSmart program.

North Gateway Redevelopment & Investment Strategy – Design Charrette Results
Council directed staff to commence the development of the Draft North Gateway Redevelopment & Investment Strategy and community engagement process in the Fall of 2021.

Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 2021-35
Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2021-36
Re: 955 Timmins Street

Council gave first reading to “Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 2021-35”, a bylaw that amends Map 1: Future Land Use of Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2019-08, by amending the future land use designation located at 955 Timmins Street, from ‘Industrial’ and ‘Urban Residential’ to ‘Urban Residential’.

Council gave first reading to “Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2021-36”, located at 955 Timmins Street, a bylaw to rezone the subject property from ‘M1 (General Industrial)’ to ‘RM3 (Medium Density Multiple Housing)’.

Council required that prior to adoption of “Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2021-36”, the developer is to contribute $110,000.00 for traffic calming and increased safety measures on Moosejaw Street. 

Subject to adoption of “Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2021-36”, Council endorsed the removal of 24 City trees, located along the boulevard area on the west side of Timmins Street and required replacement of these trees at a 1:1 ratio.
 
Council forwarded “Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 2021-35” and “Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2021-36” to the October 19, 2021 Public Hearing.


Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2021-33
Development Variance Permit PL2021-9127
Re: Antler Drive and Deer Place

Council gave first reading to “Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2021-33”, a bylaw to rezone lots located on Antler Drive and Deer Place from Large Lot Residential to Duplex Housing to facilitate the construction of a duplex on each property.

Council forwarded “Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2021-33” to the October 19, 2021 Public Hearing.

Subject to adoption of “Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2021-33”, Council will consider “Development Variance Permit PL2021-9127”, a permit to allow vehicular access from the street. 

Development Variance Permit PL2021-9112
Re: 181 Abbott Street

Council approved a Permit located at 181 Abbott Street, to reduce the minimum exterior side yard from 3.0m to 1.5m.

Cemetery Management Amendment Bylaw No. 2021-19
Council adopted “Cemetery Management Amendment Bylaw No. 2021-19”.

Fees and Charges Amendment Bylaw No. 2021-31
Council adopted “Fees and Charges Amendment Bylaw No. 2021-31”.

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.