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Highlights of June 24 City Council meeting

June 26, 2013 - 1:08 PM

Seasonal Light Display
Council approved a partnership with the Capri Rotary Club to trial a new seasonal light display. A maximum one-time contribution of $15,000 will help pay for electrical upgrades and operational costs that are not covered by sponsorship.

Development Application Notification
Council directed staff to adopt a more reader-friendly format for notifications. The statutory notification area will be changed to adjoining/abutting properties only, in support of the delivery of a more general Get Connected notice to the postal delivery route of the subject property.

Pleasantvale Rezoning
Council forwarded the rezoning of various addresses on Central Avenue, Richter Street and Cambridge Avenue to the July 16 public hearing.

Library Parkade
Council approved the development permit for the form and character of the proposed library parkade located at 1360 Ellis Street.

Emergency Mutual Aid
Council approved the renewal of the regional Emergency Mutual Aid Agreement between Kelowna, the Regional District of Central Okanagan, West Kelowna, Lake Country and Peachland for another five-year term. The Agreement allows for emergency resources to be provided by parties outside the fire protection boundaries of the party requesting the emergency resources.

Fire Inspection Frequency
Council approved the recommendation to change the frequency of fire inspections based on a building’s level of risk and compliance by occupancy classification. Night Club inspections will be reduced from four times per calendar year to two, Coffee Shops/Deli from twice per year to once every two years and Group Homes, Rest Homes and Hospitals from three to two times per calendar year.

Annual Report
Council received the 2012 Annual Report, Council Remuneration and Expense report, Employee Remuneration report and the schedule of Payment for the Provision of Goods and Services for information. For more information and to view the Annual Report, visit kelowna.ca/cityhall.

Paddle Centre
Council approved the Kelowna Outrigger Canoe Club Association to apply for a temporary use permit for the Kelowna Paddle Centre to be located at 3050 Abbott Street.

OCP Indicators
Council received the second Official Community Plan Indicators Report for information. Highlights include that more people are living close to parks, housing affordability continues to be an issue for many residents, crime rate are reducing, median incomes are increasing and recreational opportunities remain strong.

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