Georgia Peck, Program Manager at Living Lakes Canada presented to Council on Foreshore Integrated Management Planning.  

Connection Fee Bylaw:

Council adopted the Connection Fee Bylaw to allow the District to recover costs for the advanced installation of infrastructure intended to provide water or sewer services for specific properties, by the benefiting properties, at the time of connection. 

Final Rail Trail Payment:

Council approved the final payment in the amount of $875,000 to the City of Kelowna for the Lake Country portion of the Okanagan Rail Trail. Once payment is made, ownership will be transferred to the District of Lake Country. 

Pelmewash Slope Stability Mitigation:

Council approved staff bringing forward a budget request to finance mitigating three slope stability areas along Pelmewash Parkway. 

Updated Highways Bylaw Documents:

Council approved changes to the Highways Bylaw. Two key changes include how private driveways are designed, reviewed and approved and the consolidation of the permitting processes for activities within the highway. 

Portable Radio Safety Compliance Upgrade:

Council approved that staff be directed to purchase 20 Portable Radio sets at a cost of $45,000. The purchase is necessary for the fire department to be fully compliant with applicable regulations and standards. 

UBCM Grant Applications:

Council approved staff submitting two separate applications for UBCM funding. First being the Community Resiliency Investment Fund for FireSmart Community Funding in the amount of $200,000.  Second is the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund in the amount of $45,000. Council also supported the Regional District applying for the UBCM Community Emergency Preparedness Fund to complete the extreme heat risk mapping. 

2022 Bylaw Statistics:

Director of Corporate Services provided Council with an update on Bylaw Enforcement activities and statistics. 

Lakestone Master Plan: 

The 2012 Lakestone Master Plan was rescinded, and staff were directed to bring forward amendments to the Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw to remove references to the previous plan to prevent inconsistencies and land use conflicts for the DC-3 zone. 

Minister of Highways:

Council passed a motion proposed by Councillor McKenzie requesting that a letter be sent to the Minister of Highways and Infrastructure regarding Councils displeasure of not receiving a response to several formal meeting requests asking to discuss various community safety issues.