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Highlights of the Regional Board Meeting – May 14, 2015

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2014 Audited Financial Statements Adopted

The Regional Board has approved the 2014 Audited Financial Statements for the Regional District of Central Okanagan.

A copy is available for viewing online at and at the Finance and Administration Services in the Regional District office, 1450 KLO Road, Kelowna.


Support for Crown Land Disposition

The Regional Board conditionally supports a referral application made to FrontCounter BC by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. The Ministry wants approval to transfer approximately 272-hectares of Crown land to the Westbank First Nation in recognition of an exchange of a portion of Reserve lands for a highway improvement project.   The portion of Crown land affected is between and connects the existing Indian Reserves #11 and #12, south of Mission Creek. The Board support for the application is subject to an update being made to the Master Agreement (July 2000) between the Westbank First Nation, Regional District, City of Kelowna, Black Mountain Irrigation District and South East Kelowna Irrigation District to recognize and address each agencies interests associated with the Crown land transfer.

Proposed Communication Tower

The Regional Board has no objections to a proposal by Rogers Communications to install a new communication tower on privately owned land in the 5800 block, Chute Lake Road. As proposed by the company, the 50-meter tall structure conforms to the requirements of Zoning Bylaw No. 871 and will provide improved coverage and network quality in the upper Mission area. 

Award Winning Programs Recognized

The Regional Board has acknowledged volunteers and employees involved with several awards recently presented to Regional District programs. The BC Economic Development Association presented the Community Project of the Year award to the Economic Development Commission for its Okanagan Young Professional Collective. At the recent BC Crime Stoppers conference, Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers received three awards:  Program of the Year; Coordinator of the Year (Gerry Guiltenane) and the Corporate and Community Partner Award for the ongoing financial support provided to the Central Okanagan program by the Canadian Royal Purple Society – Kelowna Lodge #56.  And last week in Victoria, the BC Parks and Recreation Association recognized the cultural and recreational benefits provided by Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Park which received the Association’s 2015 Parks and Open Spaces award.

Regional Board Meetings

Regional District office – 1450 KLO Road, Kelowna (Woodhaven Board Room). Residents are welcome to attend.

·         Monday, May 25th – 7:00 pm
·         Thursday, June 11th – following 8:30 am Governance and Services Committee meeting
·         Monday, June 22nd – 7:00 pm

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