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Peachland Regular Council Meeting Highlights

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December 18, 2016 - 4:13 PM

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

2017 COUNCIL SCHEDULE

Council approved the 2017 Council Meeting schedule. The schedule is available on the website www.peachland.ca  or at Municipal Hall located at 5806 Beach Avenue.

ZONING BYLAW NO. 2100, 2014
Council adopted Zoning Bylaw No. 2100, 2014, effective January 1, 2017. The new zoning bylaw updates and replaces Zoning Bylaw No. 1375, 1996, including changes such as a section addressing secondary suites and garden suites. The Zoning Bylaw No. 2100, 2014 is available to be viewed at www.peachland.ca, as well as, at Municipal Hall located at 5806 Beach Avenue.

SECONDARY SUITE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN
Council approved the Secondary Suite Implementation plan, effective January 1, 2017. The implementation of the secondary suite plan coincides with the impending changes forthcoming in the Zoning Bylaw No, 2100, 2014.

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATION
Council forwarded a Mayor’s Task Force on Climate Change recommendation to consider an electric vehicle charging station to the 2017 budget deliberations.

FEE STRUCTURE OF OUTDOOR VENDING APPLICATION – WIBIT
Council approved establishing the fee structure for outdoor vending applicant OV16-02 (WIBIT Waterpark) for 2017, and entering into a 3-year foreshore sublease agreement. The fee structure will be reviewed next year for years 2 and 3 of the foreshore lease agreement.

WINTER MAINTENANCE POLICY PRO-330 AMENDMENTS
Council approved the Winter Maintenance Policy PRO-330. The amendments include:
• Add and update definitions and staff titles
• Reorder content to make it more reader friendly
• Update language for priorities of snowplowing, ice control and sidewalk clearing to align with current practices
• Add provisions for monitoring sidewalks and roads
• Add monitoring, record keeping and responding to non- compliance
The policy can be found on the website www.peachland.ca.

WOODPECKER REPORT – SANDERSON ROAD HABITAT ANALYSIS
Council directed staff to send the Sanderson Road Habitat Analysis Report regarding the Lewis’s Woodpecker habitat, along with a letter indicating that the District of Peachland has no pbjection to the removal of a tree and shrubs on the District’s right of way on Sanderson Road, in order for power to be provided to a property owner.

PARKING REVIEW AND MANAGEMENT STRATEGY
Council reviewed and endorsed the recommendations contained in the Parking Policy Review and Management Strategy Report. The Report recommends that Peachland consider the following parking policies and management in order to continue to revitalize and cultivate development of the downtown core:
• Consider 2-hour time limits adjacent to Businesses
• Install parking wayfinding signage to direct people to other public parking areas
• Improvements to the 2nd Street Parking Lot
• Boat Trailer Parking Management, including clear signage and/ or paid parking
• On going monitoring of the parking as change and development continues in Peachland.

Council has directed staff to prepare a budget briefing for Council’s consideration during upcoming budget considerations.


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