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Highlights of Kelowna city council meeting: March 3, 2014

March 05, 2014 - 8:48 AM

Okanagan Symphony
Council received the Okanagan Symphony’s Annual Report. Highlights include quality orchestra performances, exceptional guest artists, extensive youth outreach and unique collaborations.

Grant for Ballet Kelowna
Council approved the 2014 Professional Arts Operating Grant of $30,000 for the Kelowna Ballet Society. A review of the Society’s budgets, financial statements, business plan and attendance indicated the organization has stabilized and is poised for future success.

Climate Action
Council received information on the City’s climate action progress made in 2013 and plans for 2014 to meet the requirements for the provincial Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program grant. Highlights from 2013 include expansion of active transportation networks, completion of the Rutland Transit Exchange, smartTRIPS Springvalley, new seedlings and trees in parks and private properties and received the FCM Sustainable Communities Award.

Street Sweeping Downtown
Council approved the purchase of a sidewalk sweeper for the Downtown Kelowna Association (DKA). The DKA will rent-to-own the sweeper from the City of Kelowna and provide sweeping and scrubbing services to the downtown area, including Bernard Avenue, the Queensway transit exchanges and parkades.

Council authorized a Canadian Forces Snowbirds fly-over during the Rotary Airshow event on July 30, 2014.

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