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Kelowna highlights of Sept. 23 City Council meeting

Awards at UBCM
Mayor Walter Gray shared information about three awards presented to the City of Kelowna at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities convention last week. The City won the UBCM Community Excellence Award for Best Practices for its mobile service request system. It received the Open for Business Award from the B.C. Small Business Roundtable and a Community Recognition Award from WoodWORKS! B.C. for the use of wood in the new Glenmore Landfill administration building.

National Culture Days
Council was presented with a poem by local spoken word artist Rawle James to raise awareness about Culture Days in Kelowna. Running Sept. 27-29, Culture Days is a collaborative coast-to-coast-to-coast volunteer movement to raise awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.

ALR Exclusion
Council supported an exclusion from the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) for the properties at 2025 Springfield Rd. and 2120 Cooper Rd., located across from Orchard Plaza, to facilitate the creation of a mixed use development.  If supported by the Agricultural Land Commission, this proposal could support residential units, as well as commercial and office space.

Collett Manor Extension
Council approved an extension for the final adoption of the rezoning of properties in the Hospital Health District proposed for a mixed-use development. The proposed Collett Manor Medical & Residential Facility would provide additional accommodation and office space in the area.

Okanagan Symphony
Council approved a five year lease to the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra Society for the use of the Knowles House for office and storage space.

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