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Kelowna city council supports reservoir on farmland

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October 01, 2018 - 5:00 PM

KELOWNA - Kelowna city council is pushing to subdivide land in the agricultural land reserve in order to build a water reservoir and pump house as part of its take-over of the South East Kelowna Irrigation District.

At its meeting today, Oct. 1, council agreed to send an application to the Agricultural Land Commission for subdivision of 0.63 hectares of land off Pooley Road.

This is actually the second application for this site. The first, in the spring, did not proceed after the property owner died and the family member who inherited the property wanted to make changes.

The site is a former small gravel pit and there will be no negative impact on farmland, city staff report.

If approved by the land commission, the first phase will be a 230 square metre building that could reach seven metres in height. Future expansion could add another 100 square metres of concrete cells.

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