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Nine different delegations to make a pitch to council tomorrow

FILE PHOTO - Penticton City Councilllors, from left, Tarik Sayeed, Campbell Watt, Helena Konanz, Mayor Andrew Jakubeit, Judy Sentes, Andre Martin and Max Picton will listen to nine delegations at tomorrow's Committee of the Whole meeting.
February 06, 2017 - 5:30 PM

PENTICTON - Delegations will be pitching everything from proclamations to a proposed new taxi service to Penticton councillors tomorrow.

No fewer than nine delegations are scheduled to make an appearance before council on Tuesday afternoon.

A proclamation for Chamber of Commerce Week from Feb. 20 to 24 will be requested, as will a delegation from Elevena Slump and Helen Trevors, who are submitting a request for local government representatives to be subject to recall. They will be asking council to make a submission to the Union of B.C. Municipalities.

Current Taxi will approach council with a proposed new taxi service for the city, seeking a letter of support from mayor and council as part of its application to the Passenger Transportation Board. Current Taxi is a Kelowna-based service that uses electric vehicles.

Spectra’s Dean Clarke is expected to make a presentation to council outlining a bid to host the Federation of Canadian Municipalities board meetings in 2019 at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre.

The SS Sicamous Society will approach council for a loan request to construct a wharf on the south side of the steamship, in an effort to create a more attractive entrance to the ship. The wharf is considered to be part of the SS Sicamous overall master plan.

A new vision for a vibrant and proactive arts council will be presented by Penticton Arts Council Executive Director Vaelei Walkden-Brown and President Tim Tweed, and the South Okanagan Similkameen Volunteer Centre will approach council to ask one member to sit on the 2017 Pillar Community Innovation Awards selection committee.

Amberlee Erdmann and Aaron McRann, representing the Youth Engagement Strategy, will update council on their YES project and the youth resource centre in Penticton.

A presentation by the Penticton Peach Festival updating council on the event’s entertainment, special events and new parade route is also scheduled.

Chief Administrative Officer Peter Weeber will also address council, to provide an update from his office.


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