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West Kelowna council fielded reports on everything from baseball to gravel pits

Thursday, March 11th, 2010 | 10:54 am

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West Kelowna Mayor Doug Findlater


RDCO Dog Advisory Representative
Bev Jackson was nominated by Council for the Regional District of Central Okanagan’s Dog Advisory Committee for a two year term. Council invited residents to submit their interest in serving on this committee as a representative of the District of West Kelowna.

Okanagan Basin Water Board Update
Anna Warwick-Sears, Executive Director for the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) provided Council with an update on recent OBWB activities. OBWB’s jurisdiction includes the entire Okanagan Basin from Armstrong to Osoyoos. The Board is currently conducting a Water Supply & Demand Project for the entire basin and have partnered with many levels of government, post-secondary institutions and water associations to complete this project.

Kelowna Jays Baseball
Bill Bayne, President of the Kelowna Jays Baseball association presented Council with information on the Jays organization. Mr. Bayne wishes to raise interest in bringing semi-pro baseball to the District of West Kelowna. The Jays are proposing to play a number of games in West Kelowna using the District’s current facilities. Mr. Bayne noted that the field would require some small modifications in order for the Jays to use it in the short term. Council directed staff to continue discussions with the Kelowna Jays organization and to bring a report back to Council outlining the field modification costs for the short term and the long term.

Targa Canada West – Road Closure
Kelly Silverthorn, CEO of Targa Canada West Inc., presented information to Council on the proposed Targa Bambina event (car rally) scheduled for May 24, 2010 in the Okanagan Valley. Targa Canada West made application to the District of West Kelowna for a temporary road closure in the Glenrosa area of West Kelowna. The race would require roads in the Glenrosa area to be closed for 3 to 8 hours on May 24th.

Council also received a delegation from Michael Trenn, President of the Glenrosa Residents Association. Mr. Trenn presented Council with a petition from area residents opposed to the road closure in their neighborhood.

Council resolved to not support the road closure application for the targa style event.

3111 Thacker Drive
Council rescinded third reading and re-read the zoning bylaw a third time as amended to rezone a property from Country Residential to Single Detached Housing located at 3111 Thacker Drive. Council proceeded with the adoption of the zoning amendment bylaw. Staff Report

1049 Hudson Road
Council gave first and second readings to an Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw and a Zoning Amendment Bylaw for 1049 Hudson Road. The application is to amend the zoning from Institutional and Assembly to Single Detached Housing in order to permit the continued residential use of the property. Staff Report

Secondary Suite Policy
Council provided staff with further direction on Key Policy Considerations in the development of the District of West Kelowna’s Secondary Suite Policy. Council provided staff with the following direction:
• To create and include alternate life safety standards for existing suites
• To include confirmation that a property manager has been secured to manage properties where the property owner does not occupy the residence
Staff will include Council’s direction in the next draft of the secondary suite policy. Staff Report

Central Okanagan Aggregate Task Force Update
Council endorsed District of West Kelowna staff participation in an Aggregate Supply and Demand Update and approved funding up to $10,560 from Council discretionary funds for the District’s share of study. The District will participate in the study along with the City of Kelowna, District of Peachland, District of Lake Country and Regional District of Central Okanagan. Staff Report

Sewer Servicing Extension Strategy
Council authorized the use of an additional $800,000 from the District’s sewer reserves for the first stage of the sewer servicing project which will reduce the local service area tax per property to $8,400 from $10,193.23. Council further set the local service area tax for the second stage of the sewer project at $8,400. District staff has estimated savings in the Ranch Road phase of the sewer servicing at $617,000. Staff Report

Delegation of Authority-Tender Approval for the 2010 Sewer Servicing Strategy
Council gave three readings to a Delegation of Authority Bylaw to allow the Chief Administrative Officer and the Chief Financial Officer to award the construction contracts to the low bidders of the pre-qualified contractors for the 2010 Sewer Servicing Strategy Program. The delegation of authority will expedite the award of construction contracts and aid in achieving the completion of the project efficiently. Staff Report

Tourist Accommodation in Residential Areas
Council deferred consideration of information on Tourist Accommodation in Residential Areas and will discuss it at their next meeting. Council is welcoming comments from residents regarding this topic at Staff Report

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