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Zero percent property tax increase for Lake Country residents

Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 09:00 PM

Council approved a Transportation for Tomorrow funding formula in December 2015 that included a $125 parcel tax in 2016 to finance roads and transportation projects and maintenance. Council was determined to apply any revenue resulting from community growth toward reducing the impact on tax payers, and therefore a 2016 budget with a zero percent property tax increase for Lake Country tax payers was approved Tuesday evening.

Before making any decisions, Council was provided with a report on the status...

Busiest Construction Year in Lake Country History!

Posted on Thursday, January 07, 2016 09:00 PM

With last year having passed in the rearview mirror, 2015 was the busiest construction year for Lake Country in their 20-year history. The construction investment of over $68 million in the community was 36% higher than in 2014.

While residential construction at neighbourhoods like LakeStone and The Lakes pushed a lot of the activity, new commercial investment in the community also increased. With the long-awaited Lake Country Town Centre developing, and other projects coming to fruition, Lake Country...

Don't Forget My License' - it's time to renew your dog license

Posted on Wednesday, January 06, 2016 09:00 PM

More than 21,000 Central Okanagan dog owners will be receiving their annual renewal notice in the mail and are encouraged to Don't Forget My License'.

As this is a leap year, owners have an extra day (until Monday, February 29th) to renew their dog license for 2016. Starting March 1st, all renewals are subject to an additional $20 late charge and owners could be faced with a $300 fine for not having a valid license.

Communications Officer Bruce Smith says, "It's easier than ever to keep a dog license...

Rail Corridor Update

Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 09:00 PM

RAIL REMOVAL

CN awarded the contract to remove the rails to Westcan Rail and work began at Hardy Road in Kelowna heading towards Coldstream. As of December 16th, the removal crew is working through Lake Country and has passed Woodsdale Rd and is working along the east side of Wood Lake to Oyama. Please remember that the corridor is undeveloped and not maintained and the spikes and ties may cause hazards until they are removed. Please stay off the trail while the work is happening. The District of...

Council takes final steps towards implementation of 20-year transportation infrastructure plan

Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2015 09:00 PM

Developed over the past three years, Lake Country's Transportation for Tomorrow 20-year infrastructure plan now has the go ahead with one of the final steps being the adoption of a funding strategy so citizens can immediately realize the benefits of the plan.

Most everyone agrees that healthy transportation infrastructure planning is important and that most municipalities are behind in funding the maintenance, renewal and improvements required. Lake Country places a high priority on making sure the...