Kelowna City Council highlights: October 6, 2014

Two public hearing dates
Council approved an extra public hearing date to accommodate a large volume of agenda items. The next public hearing dates will be Tuesday, Oct. 21 and Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers. Agendas for both public hearings will be posted on Thursday, Oct. 9 under Council Meetings at kelowna.ca/council.

Capri Centre development
Council forwarded the rezoning of the Capri Centre to a public hearing Oct. 22. The proposed rezoning will accommodate the development of a large scale, mixed-use development project.

Liquor sales at farmers’ market
Council forwarded the rezoning of a portion of the Orchard Park Mall property to a public hearing Oct. 22. Rezoning of this area would allow liquor sales and sampling at the Kelowna Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market.

Quarterly report
Council received the 2014 third quarter report for information. Highlights include record-breaking passenger numbers at Kelowna International Airport, more than 40 outdoor events, community engagement on projects like Strong Neighbourhoods and City Park concept plan, new transit routes and increases in recycling numbers.

Permissive tax exemptions
Council gave first three readings to the 2015 Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw. Organizations included in the tax exemption bylaw include various Kelowna-based, registered non-profit organizations using property for municipal, recreational, religious, cultural or charitable purposes. For more information, visit kelowna.ca/propertytax.

South Perimeter Road
Council received an update on a project to extend Gordon Drive and construct South Perimeter Road to Stewart Road West, providing an alternative route to and from the Upper Mission area. Staff were asked to consult with the public to gauge acceptance of delays to other Mission road projects if this one proceeds in the near future.

Wine and Art in Chapman Parkade
Council approved a 5-year lease agreement with Marni Manegre for commercial space in the Chapman Parkade. The wine, beer and tapas bar will operate in conjunction with an art gallery and studio space.


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