The regular meeting of municipal council was held on June 22 in council chambers. The mayor and all councillors were present.
Annual report accepted
The municipality’s 2014 annual report was accepted. The report had been distributed on June 8.
Stewardship agreements approved
Council entered into stewardship agreements, for the rocky mountain ridged mussel and the western screech owl.
The 2015-2019 agreements were proposed by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.
Community plan amendment read
The second reading of a bylaw amending the Official Community Plan bylaw was rescinded and an amended Official Community Plan bylaw was given second reading.
A public hearing on the bylaw will be held on Monday, July 27.
The changes affect the municipality’s Urban Growth Strategy.
Grant in aid funding approved
Municipal council approved grant in aid request from the Summerland Museum and Heritage Society and from the Summerland Minor Softball Association.
The museum will receive an addition $3,600 while the softball association will receive $500.
Financial statement approved
Council approved the municipality’s 2014 Statement of Financial Information for filing with the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.
Transit agreement signed
The municipality agreed to the proposed annual operating agreement between Summerland, B.C. Transit and the Penticton and District Community Resources Society. The agreement extends from April 1 to March 31, 2016.
Barkwill appointed voting delegate
Coun. Richard Barkwill was appointed as voting delegate for the Annual General Meeting of the subscribers of the Municipal Insurance Association of B.C. The meeting will be held during the Union of B.C. Municipalities Convention in September.
Busking policy circulated
The municipality will circulate its draft policy for buskers and street performers for comments.
A final draft of the policy will then be presented to council for consideration.