Public Hearing:

The public hearing considered amending Zoning Bylaw 1168, 2021 that would allow docks and boatlifts to be constructed with alternative materials such as steel piles in accordance with Provincial regulations. During the Regular Council meeting the bylaw amendment was adopted. 

Public Comment:

Mr. Spears provided Council with an update on the soon to be formed society application for dredging the channel between Wood Lake and Kalamalka Lake. The society is requesting the District help fund the initiative which is anticipated to cost between $75,000 – $125,000. 

Ms. Irvine addressed Council regarding the amount of litter she has cleaned up this year within Lake Country. The request was made for additional garbage cans and recyclable bins. 

Development Permit and Development Variance Permit:

Council approved the development permit and development variance permit for two oversized retaining walls required to construct a home at 13378 McCreight Road. 

Development Variance Permit:

Council approved reducing the servicing standard from an urban standard RU to RR2 rural residential at 10650 Tyndall Road. With the deferral of servicing, the property can now support a one hector single lot subdivision. 

Development Variance Permit:

Council deferred the application back to staff to work with the owner who is requesting a variance to the Zoning Bylaw, to reduce the side yard setback at 4486 Finch Road. The variance is needed to accommodate an accessory building on the property.  

Development Variance Permit:

Council approved a variance to the front yard setback at 12012 Willett Road to accommodate a house to be built on the lot. The applicants request to vary the side yard setback and to allow for a new F-shaped dock were denied.  

Development and Soil Removal Permit:

Council approved granting a three-month extension to a Development Permit issued May 18th that allows for mining of gravel from the site located on Okanagan Centre West Road.  

Bylaw Enforcement Amendments:

Council approved amendments to various bylaws including increasing fines for unauthorized short-term rentals.  

Crown Land Tenure Application:

Council approved the application for License of Occupation for two areas of foreshore along Pelmewash Parkway for Community Recreation purposes, allowing staff to continue with the permitting process for the construction of an accessible fishing pier and kayak launch.  

Wastewater Treatment Plant Temporary Borrowing:

Council adopted the bylaw that authorizes temporary borrowing of up to $8.840 million for the wastewater treatment plant. 

Infrastructure Grant:

Council approved an application be submitted in the amount of $15 million to Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. If the District is successful in getting the grant it will be used to assist funding the wastewater treatment plant phase 5 upgrades to the District’s wastewater collection and treatment system.  

Risk Management Policy:

Council adopted the Sidewalk Inspection & Maintenance Policy.  

Notice of Motions:

  • Councillor Kozub presented a notice of motion that the zoning bylaw is not enforced at a residential property that doesn’t have proper zoning for a food hydration business. The motion will be discussed by Council at the December 21st Regular Council meeting.  
  • Council supported Councillor Ireland’s motion that a letter be sent to MOTI requesting that winter tires be mandatory on rental vehicles during winter months.  

Next Regular Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday December 21st at 7:00 pm. Watch Council meetings live from any device.