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Controversial logo artist named to Public Art Committee

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 | 12:23 pm

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Kelowna city council had a busy Monday meeting dealing with everything from the high falootin’ arts to yard waste. For a quick tour of their day-long, March 15 meeting peruse council highlights:

Public Art Committee
Amada Parks and Phred Martin were appointed to the Public Art Committee, which determines suitable public locations for art installations and conducts competitions for the commissioning of art pieces.

2010 Capital Projects
The City will see more than 55 major capital projects valued at $100 million be undertaken in 2010. An interactive map with location, descriptions, costs, and estimated start and completion dates can be viewed at

Business Improvement Areas
Council approved the 2010 budgets that will see a levy $570,000 collected by Downtown Kelowna Association and a levy of $134,000 by Uptown Rutland Association from commercial properties to support business improvement activities in the two areas. Council also approved funding of $5,000 to support the South Pandosy Business Association in their further work needed to establish a business improvement area.

Contract Awards

A $1.6 million three-year contract was awarded to AB Contracting for the grinding of organic wood waste at the Glenmore Landfill. Ground wood and yard waste is used in the production of Ogogrow and Glenmore Grow compost products. A $1.05 million contract was awarded to Peter’s Bros. Construction to upgrade storm water drainage north of Moyer Road to Mill Creek.

Cultural & Heritage Grants
City Council approved $145,000 in annual grants for arts, cultural and heritage organizations. Funds were provided to support the operations of 12 nonprofit groups and 15 arts and cultural projects and events.

Downtown Redevelopment

City Council will hold a public workshop on March 29 to review the history of the comprehensive development zone proposed for a four block area of the downtown. The public can attend as observers as Council reviews amendments, the consultation process and previous concerns covered in prior readings of the zoning bylaw. A further Council workshop is planned to review specific areas of interest on April 26.

Entertainment Districts
Council will hold two public sessions this spring to receive public input and discuss issues surrounding liquor control and entertainment districts. Until the review is completed, rezoning applications to allow for a liquor license in the downtown area will not be accepted.

Bigger containers for yard waste
Council approved changes to the yard waste program. Kelowna residents can exchange their 240-litre yard waste cart to a larger 360-litre cart for an annual service fee of $6. The Change-Out Request form is available online at

Wildfire Protection Plan
Council will apply for a UBCM grant to support the development a wildfire protection plan. The plan was last updated in 2004.

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2 Responses to “Controversial logo artist named to Public Art Committee”

  1. Mott Hoople says:
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    The madness never stops… Phred? Thought the City had enough of a go around with him (or at least the public did).

  2. robski says:
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    Phred must have very good friends in high places…

    Please continue discussion on the forum: link