The regular meeting of municipal council was held on April 25.
The mayor and all councillors were present.
The municipality will distribute grants in aid to 12 local and regional organizations.
The Summerland Museum and Heritage Society will receive $40,000.
The Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre will receive $15,000.
The Friends of the Summerland Ornamental Gardens will receive $8,000.
The Summerland Community Arts Council, Summerland Asset Development Initiative and Summerland Youth Centre Association will receive $5,000 each.
The Rotary Goodwill Shakespeare Festival will receive $2,904.
The Summerland Royalty Committee will receive $1,200.
The Meadowlark Nature Festival will receive $1,000.
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 22, the Firefighter Curling Team and the Summerland Pipes and Drums will receive $500 each.
In addition, a new category of grant funding for ongoing and operational support to the Summerland Museum and Heritage Society, the Summerland Youth Centre Association, the Summerland Community Arts Council and the Summerland Asset Development Initiative will be established.
The grant in aid application process will not apply to this new category.
Alternate route approved
Municipal staff will proceed with the proposed trail route above Taylor Place to provide alternative access through municipal property.
The cost of this work, $6,000, will come from the Recreation, Parks and Trails Enhancement Account.
Municipal staff will prepare an amendment to the financial plan bylaw for this expenditure.
Approving officer appointed
Peter Muirhead of Muirhead Land Development Solutions Ltd. has been contracted as the municipality’s approving officer for the purpose of processing and considering a subdivision application at 7523 Fudge St.
Wall variance approved
A development variance permit was issued for a retaining wall at 25200 Callan Rd.
The wall increases the maximum allowable height of a retaining wall to 3.8 metres.
Trail champion invitation approved
Council gave approval to the Trans Canada Trail’s invitation to Mayor Peter Waterman to join mayors from across Canada to become a national champion of the trail.
Financial statements received
Council received the unaudited financial statements for 2015.
The municipality’s auditors, MNP, compiled the audit work.
The statements represent the municipality’s financial position as of Dec. 31, 2015.
OCP amendment adopted
Council gave second, third and final readings to an amendment to adopt the Official Community Plan for 17013 Sanborn St.
Financial plan read
Council gave first three readings to the financial plan bylaw.