Regular Council Meeting Highlights - May 16, 2023

Public Comment: Lynn Lashuk, member of Lake Country Farmers’ Institute (LCFI) established April 2023, encouraged Council to postpone adoption of the District of Lake Country Water Conservation Plan and Water Master Plan. Ms. Lashuk indicated LCFI is using the BC Water Calculator to demonstrate water requirements for farmers in Lake Country; and expressed interest in contributing to the sustainability of current and future generations of farmers in Lake Country welcoming new members from all farm types to join the LCFI. Comment was offered that LCFI feels that consultation on the Water Conservation and Water Master Plan through the Water Services Advisory Committee does not qualify as consultation with the agricultural community.   

Road Closure Bylaw:

Council adopted the Road Closure Bylaw – the road impacted is adjacent to 14850 Oyama Road.  

Road Closure Bylaw:

Council adopted the Road Closure Bylaw – the road impacted is adjacent to 11311 Okanagan Centre Road West.  

Zoning Bylaw Amendment:

Council gave two readings to the Zoning Bylaw Amendment for 11470 Bond Road. The applicant is proposing to rezone the property from RR2 – Medium Lot Rural Residential to RR3 – Small Lot Rural Residential to facilitate a 3-lot subdivision. The application will be forwarded to a public hearing scheduled for a future date.  

Tax Exemption Policy:

Council adopted the 2023 Tax Exemption Policy. The deadline for 2024 Tax Exemption applications is July 14, 2023. 

Municipal Policing Expenditure Cap:

Council approved that the Municipal Policing Expenditure Cap for the RCMP Fiscal Year 2023/2024 be revised by adding one additional Full Time Equivalent, increasing the total Lake Country detachment from 18 to 19 members to support a new inspector position.  

Development Approval Procedures Bylaw Amendment:

Council gave three readings to bylaw amendments to assist with process improvements for development applications in Lake Country.