December 4, 2018 – Council Meeting Highlights
100 Homes Penticton
Representatives from 100 Homes Committee presented Council with an update on their progress to end homelessness in Penticton. 133 people were housed by July 2018, surpassing their goal of 100. The RentSmart Program has been initiated in Penticton.
Communities for Kids and Success by 6
Patricia Tribe, on behalf of the Communities for Kids and Success by 6 Steering Committee, introduced to Council details of their program initiatives. An update on the upcoming provincial changes, including the elimination of their funding, will affect the support systems for their programming.
FireSmart Community Funding & Support
Council gave support to the application for grant funding from the Union of BC Municipalities for the 2019 FireSmart Community Funding & Support Program. The funding will assist with FireSmart initiatives in our community.
As recommended by staff, Council gave approval to the Cannabis Retail Stores policy and gave three readings for the ‘Smoking Regulations Bylaw 2018-68’ that repeals and replaces ‘Smoking Bylaw 87-15’. First readings were also given to Zoning Bylaw 2018-66 which establishes possibilities for where retail stores may be located and Business Licence Amendment Bylaw 2018-67 which sets fees and regulates operations of cannabis retail stores. A Public Hearing will take place on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. to consider Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2018-66 and Business Licence Amendment Bylaw 2018-67.
Council Meeting Schedule
Council approved the staff recommendation to select the following dates for the 2019 Regular Meetings of Council as follows: January 8, 22, February 5, 19, March 5, 19, April 2, 16, May 7, 21, June 4, 18, July 2, 16, August 6, 20, September 3, 17, October 1, 15, November 5, 19, and December 3, 17.
Council Advisory Committees
Council have approved the following Council Advisory Committees (and Task Force) and Council Liaison appointments: Agricultural Advisory Committee – Councillor Bloomfield Arts, Creative, Cultural Innovations, Heritage and Museum Committee – Councillor Sentes Development Services Advisory Committee – Councillor Watt Economic Development and Prosperity Task Force – Mayor Vassilaki Official Community Plan (Task Force) – Councillors Sentes, Robinson and Kimberley Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee – Councillor Kimberley Penticton Creek and Ellis Creek Restoration Committee – Councillor Regehr These highlights are intended to provide a brief summary of recent Council proceedings. The summary is not inclusive of all agenda items. For a detailed account of the full agenda, including staff reports, other supporting documents and official meeting minutes, please consult the City’s website (www.penticton.ca/council) or call the City’s Corporate Administration Department at 250-490-2400.