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Highlights of Kelowna City Council meeting: December 2

December 04, 2013 - 8:45 AM

Fibre Strategy
Council received a report from staff about the City’s plan to develop a Fibre Optic Strategy for the installation of fibre optic cables throughout Kelowna. The strategy will focus on a business plan to outline the benefits and costs of installing fibre optic infrastructure.

Medical Marijuana
Council approved the staff recommendation to amend City zoning to permit the production of medical marijuana in industrial and heavy industrial zones only. Rezoning bylaws will be brought forward for public consideration at a future Public Hearing.

Building Department Accreditation
Council witnessed the presentation of professional accreditation for the Building Department by the International Accreditation Services. The City of Kelowna is the first municipality in Canada to receive this type of accreditation.

Civic & Community Awards
Council received information about next year’s Civic and Community Awards. The nomination period is open Dec. 2, 2013 through Feb. 14, 2014. The annual ceremony recognizes nominees’ outstanding achievements and contributions to Kelowna. Nominate today at kelowna.ca/residents.

Kelowna Police Services Building
Council received information about the proposed Police Services Building and directed staff to proceed with a public Alternative Approval Process for borrowing of the funds necessary to complete the project. Staff will also apply for a rezoning application for the location of the proposed facility.

Phase 2 of Stuart Park
Council received a report about Stuart Park Phase 2, the final phase of the park. Development tenders will be reissued in December and construction is scheduled to begin in Feb., 2014. The key design element for this final phase is the extension of the riparian shoreline and public promenade that was developed during Phase 1.

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