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Council Meeting Highlights from March 3, 2014

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Click on either button to watch the video of the Committee of the Whole and the Regular Open meetings.

 Committee of the Whole  Regular Open


  • Report from Okanagan Basin Water Board - Council thanked Mayor Wells for his term as Chair of the OBWB.  Mayor Findlater of West Kelowna was appointed chair. 


  • Water District Rates and Regulations Amendment Bylaw 1242.06, 2014 deferred to the March 17, 2014 regular meeting.

  • Water Rates and Regulations Amendment Bylaw 1242.06, 2014 adopted.

  • Sewer Rates and Regulations Amendment Bylaw 1065.15, 2014 adopted.

  • Waste Management Services and Regulation Amendment Bylaw 1267.06, 2014 adopted.

  • 2014 – 2018 Financial Plan (5 Year Financial Plan Bylaw 1304, 2014) adopted.

  • Report 7 Form Based Zoning Approach to Implement the SE Meadowlark Area Plan (OCP Amendment Bylaw 1230.14, 2014 (IRDPA Guidelines)) adopted.

  • Emergency Program Bylaw 1246, 2014 adopted.



  • Report 5 Wish Property -  ALR Exclusion Application Kent Macpherson is invited to present their new proposal at a COW meeting.

  • Fire Hall Referendum – Possible Timetable - Report presented identifying on a day-by-day basis the timeline leading to a referendum and to meet the 80 day time period according to legislation.

  • 2014 – 2016 Business Plan Approval Council accepted the Plan as presented.

  • Bayview Crescent/36 Avenue Storm Sewer Project Tender awarded the tender to H & M Excavating in the amount of $133,536.90.

  • Desert Live Financial Request Reduced amount requested to $40,000; $15,000 has been committed by Council. Changed dates of music festival to June 27 - July 1. Council approved to fund the additional $25,000 requested from the 2014 Resort Municipality Funds and Community Development budgets.

  • Council consented to the adoption of 2014 RDOS Mosquito Control Extended Service Amendment Bylaw 2602, 2014.

  • Migratory Bird Cull Services Agreement with Alfred Kole.
  • Osoyoos Traditional Archery School – Licence to use 11600 Strawberry Creek Road for use of lands was approved.

  • RCMP Fund Transfer Request. Council approved the RCMP request to use previous approved bicycle maintenance funds to assist with improvements to recently-purchased RCMP sport utility vehicle (UTV).

  • Community Foundation for South Okanagan Similkameen Council approved an initial allocation from the Community Service Program budget in the amount of $2,500. The community is invited to meet or exceed this allocation to help build the Foundation locally.


  • Municipal Election year – November 2014 will be a change to a four year term and on election spending.

  • Kraft Hockeyville - Encourage everyone to become a member online to support the Town’s efforts. March 8 announcement on Hockey Night in Canada – Sonora gymnasium will be set up from 6 to 8 pm for residents to view the announcement

Copies of reports are available within the Council Agenda packages located on the Town’s website

The public is encouraged to attend the Committee of the Whole meetings which take place in Council Chambers at 9:00AM on the morning of the Regular Open Council meetings at 2:00 PM to learn additional in-depth information regarding upcoming business.




Event date: 
Monday, 03 March, 2014
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