Council report

The regular meeting of municipal council was held on Oct. 26. The mayor and all councillors were present.

The regular meeting of municipal council was held on Oct. 26. The mayor and all councillors were present.

Appointments made

Donna Easton was reappointed as a member at large to the Recreation Commission for a three-year period. Her term expires Oct. 9, 2018.

Leanne Sieben, Yoshihito (Chico) Inaba, Karen Hooper, Darlene Forsdick and Lorrie Forde were reappointed as members at large to the Sister City Advisory Committee. Their terms expire March 31, 2017.

The appointment of Jacob Lusted as the student representative on the Climate Action Committee was rescinded.

Development application approved

A development permit application for 17615 Bentley Road received council approval.

The permit application is to construct a new building at the property.

Zoning amendment read

A zoning bylaw amendment for 5818 Nixon Rd. received first and second readings. The bylaw will go to public hearing on Nov. 9.

Temporary use permit area created

Council gave first two readings to a bylaw to create a temporary use permit area at 13415 Lakeshore Dr. A public hearing on the bylaw will be held at the Nov. 9 council meeting.

The bylaw authorizes the temporary commercial use of wine storage at the site.

Roofing contract awarded

Seal Tight Roofing was awarded the contract to re-roof the municipally-owned building at 9525 Wharton St. The contract is for $15,900 plus tax. The building is the former Summerland branch of the Okanagan Regional Library.

Screening contract not awarded

A contract for the raw water screening works and slide gate project was not awarded.

Staff will retain a diver to inspect the gates and circulate a request for quotes for the purchase of two slide gates and two actuators.

A request for $50,000 for the installation of this equipment will be brought forward for council consideration for the 2016 budget.

Councillors appointed

Coun. Doug Holmes was appointed as the alternate council appointee to the Summerland Recreation Commission, replacing Coun. Toni Boot for the remainder of the 2015 commission appointment term.

Coun. Erin Carlson was appointed as the council representative to the Okanagan Regional Library Board, with Coun. Doug Holmes as the alternate, for the remainder of the 2015 term.

Tax exemptions read

Council gave first three readings to the permissive property tax exemptions for 2016.

A special meeting will be held on Oct. 30 at 8:30 a.m. to adopt the bylaw.

Chicken bylaw adopted

Council gave final reading to the animal control amendment, allowing the raising of backyard chickens.

Enforcement bylaw adopted

Council adopted its bylaw notice enforcement bylaw.

 

 

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