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December 15, 2017 - 10:07 AM

Glenmore Landfill fee changes in 2018

As of Jan. 1, 2018, fee changes will come into effect at the Glenmore Landfill in accordance with the Solid Waste Management Bylaw No. 10106.

The approved tipping fee increases will help to ensure sustainable funding through the life of the landfill.

  • Garbage (commercial, debris, construction materials) $85/tonne
  • Garbage under 250 kg $11/load
  • Drywall $175/tonne
  • Mattresses $12.50 each
  • Yard waste or wood waste $5/load

Additional charges may apply for loads of contaminated recyclables that require sorting or for wastes that require special handling. A minimum $11 charge applies to all other wastes.

There will be no per bag rate for disposal at the landfill, however; the residential “Tag-a-bag” program allows for up to two additional bags to be placed with your waste cart for $2.50 per tag.

Locations to purchase these tags can be found at regionaldistrict.com.

The rates listed above are for some of the more common residential wastes received at the landfill. Where possible, consider recycling, reusing or donating items instead of throwing them out as garbage. A complete list of new waste rates and acceptable materials is available online. 

INFO: 250-469-8880 kelowna.ca/waste


Events

Tree of Memories at the Memorial Park Cemetery

Loved ones can be honoured and remembered this holiday season by placing an ornament on a Tree of Memories at the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery.

The trees have been set up at the Cemetery since 1998 for residents and visitors to pay tribute to a lost loved one during the holidays. Ornaments can be placed on one of the trees under the dome at the Promontory Green Interment Garden or on the spruce trees that frame the Legacy Gardens and Bennett Memorial.

Those who wish to keep their ornaments should retrieve them after Jan. 4 by contacting the Cemetery office at 250-862-5518.

The Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery is located at 1991 Bernard Avenue.

INFO: 250-862-5518 kelowna.ca/cemetery


Council Highlights

Kelowna Fire Department strategic plan

Council heard a report discussing the Kelowna Fire Department’s 2016- 30 Strategic Plan and a look at the need for, timing of, and location of additional fire stations, additional response vehicles, call demand growth, and strategies to respond to growth and manage risk. Kelowna has some of the highest call volumes in Canada per capita, reaching just over 11,400 in 2016, with medical calls making up the bulk of responses (65 percent).

Supportive housing on Commerce Way

Council deferred considering a development permit on a proposed 55-unit supportive housing project at 1642 Commerce Avenue, after BC Housing advised they would like to make the design of the housing units more aesthetically pleasing. The proposed redesigned project will be brought forward for consideration in the new year. BC Housing’s goal is to provide rapid, safe and affordable housing, together with the necessary support services, to individuals who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness and will be funded by BC Housing’s Rapid Response to Homelessness (RRH) Program.

Multi-family housing on Valley Road

Council gave first reading to an Official Community Plan (OCP) amendment and rezoning application for a 2.43-acre property along Valley Road and forwarded the project to an upcoming public hearing for further consideration in the new year. With the requested land use change, the developer wants to build 52 three-bedroom townhouses on the property.

2018 Financial Plan

Council received a presentation on the 2018 Financial Plan, outlining the proposed 3.59 per cent taxation increase Council will review on Thursday, Dec. 14 during an all-day public meeting. The taxation is necessary to meet previous years’ commitments and to provide for our growing population. Previous years’ budgets include commitments that impact the 2018 Financial Plan, such as employment contracts and the Police Services building project. This year’s budget also reflects investments in multi-use corridors to improve and extend balanced, active transportation networks.

kelowna.ca/council


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