Posted on: September 9, 2016

Council Highlights

For Immediate Release
September 08, 2016


West Kelowna Fire Chief Receives Governor General Award

West Kelowna Fire Chief Jason Brolund was presented with a Governor General Award for 20 years of service. MP Dan Albas and Mayor Doug Findlater presented Chief Brolund with the medal.

Parks Master Plan

Council discussed the draft Parks Master Plan which guides capital and operational improvements for the City’s park system including neighborhood, community, waterfront, athletic, linear and natural area parks. The Parks Master Plan replaces the 2010 Parks and Recreation Master Plan and a separate Recreation Facilities Master Plan will be considered during 2017 budget deliberations. Public consultation including, open houses and surveys, resulted in 542 people participating in the development of the Plan. The Plan includes recommendations and funding strategies that span the short term (0 to 5 years), medium term (6 to 10 years) and long term (11+ years) terms. Council postponed adoption of the plan to allow more time for discussion about the specific recommendations. The draft plan will be brought to a meeting in October.

3055 Thacker Drive Development Application

Council gave third reading to a Zoning Amendment Bylaw to rezone a 2.8 hectare parcel at 3055 Thacker Drive from Rural Residential Small Parcel to Single Detached residential to facilitate a 14-lot subdivision. The proposal includes the protection of a steep hillside area commonly associated with Kalamoir Regional Park and a pedestrian access right of way that will connect Collens Hill Road to a proposed extension of Wales Road. The application will be scheduled for adoption pending land dedication of the steep hillside area at the eastern portion of the property, wildfire hazard mitigation works, registration of a pedestrian access right of way to connect Wales Road to Collens Hill Road and a financial contribution to the lift station improvements of $742.42 per unit.

Gellatly Road Rezoning

Council adopted an Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw and Zoning Amendment Bylaw for a property on Gellatly Road, adjacent to the Canyon Ridge Development. The OCP land use designation is changed from Comprehensive Development Area to Medium Density Multiple Family and a portion rezoned from C2 Neighborhood Commercial to R4 Medium Density Multiple Family. The applicant anticipates construction of a multi-family development on the 3.2 hectare site, similar to the neighbouring Canyon Ridge Development.

Rose Valley Water Treatment Plant

Given concern in the community regarding water quality in the Lakeview Water System, Council was provided information on the system and plans for improvement. The City took over administration of the Lakeview Irrigation District in January 2011. In 2013, a Water Master Plan Steering Committee was established to help in the development of a Water Master Plan to administer improvements and maintenance of all the City’s five water systems. In October 2014, Council adopted the City’s Water Master Plan. The Water Master Plan calls for the building of a water treatment plant at Rose Valley Reservoir, which the Lakeview System gets its water from. Building a treatment plant takes significant planning to ensure the correct treatment is done. Planning for this new plant will begin in 2017. The City has a Water Rates Study underway. The new rate structure will appropriately recover funds to pay for the operation, maintenance and capital improvements to the City’s water utilities.

2017 Permissive Tax Exemptions

Council gave three readings to the Property Tax Exemption Bylaw for 2017 permissive tax exemptions for qualifying places of worship, private schools, hospitals and non-profit groups. The estimated value of City property taxes exempted through permissive exemptions is $111,796. In 2016, the value was $108,540. The proposed exemptions will be advertised for two weeks.

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