The regular meeting of municipal council was held on June 27 in council chambers. All council members except Coun. Toni Boot were present.
Firefighting training supported
The Summerland Fire Department will establish a training program to comply with the training competencies required by the provincial playbook.
The municipality’s corporate officer will establish a service level and training policy in compliance with the playbook.
Summerland has a full service fire department, as defined in the 2015 edition of the province’s playbook.
Dog show approved
The Skaha Kennel Club will use Dale Meadows Park for a dog show in early September.
Council approved the club’s application to use the park for the show and overnight camping from Sept. 9 to 11.
Grant given to fastball team
A $500 grant in aid was given to the Summerland Minor Fastball Association to subsidize travel costs for an upcoming tournament.
The Under 16 C team travelled to Cranbrook for the provincials from June 30 to July 3.
The funding will come from the municipality’s 2016 Grant in Aid budget.
Annual report received
Council received the municipality’s 2015 Annual Municipal Report.
Municipal council voted to table the discussion regarding the Regional Shared Services Pilot until the next council meeting.
The discussion is over an agreement between the municipality, the City of Penticton, the Okanagan Skaha School District and the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen.
Upgrade report received
Council received a project upgrade for the Jones Flat and Garnett Valley Water System Separation.
The report, submitted by the Director of Works and Utilities on June 27, was received for information.
Because of the potential environmental impact of providing an alternate route to the Old Flume Trail, an earlier council resolution was rescinded.
The resolution had been passed at the April 25 council meeting.
Municipal staff will now proceed with the installation of signage on the trail to indicate to users that the trail enters private property.
In addition, the cost of signage, at $1,800, will come from the Recreation, Parks and Trails Enhancement Reserve Account.
The council meeting scheduled for Monday, July 11 has been rescheduled. It will be held Tuesday, July 12 at 7 p.m.
Parks bylaws read
A pair of bylaws, amending the Official Community Plan and the zoning bylaw for parks in Lowertown, received third reading.
The bylaws had been the subject of a public hearing earlier in the meeting.
Zoning and OCP bylaws read
Council gave third reading to a pair of bylaws affecting a property at 2311 Thornber Street.
The bylaws amend the Official Community Plan and zoning bylaw for the property.
A public hearing on the bylaws had been held earlier in the evening.
Council adopted an amendment to its Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection Act bylaw.