Council Highlights February 13, 2024

Council Highlights

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
February 13, 2024

Delegation – Lee Etherington & Bruce Klippenstein
Mr. Etherington and Mr. Klippenstein spoke to Council about their proposal to create and build a large wooden carving of the Ogopogo / N’ha-a-itk in Peachland. They will manage all aspects of fundraising and material sourcing, with the only request being the donation of a site for installation by the District. Council directed the delegation to consult with Administration, who will return with recommendations at the next Regular Council Meeting.

Peachland Climate Sustainability and Resiliency Task Force Report
Council modified the Peachland Climate Sustainability and Resiliency Task Force Terms of Reference to:

  • Allow for the Action Plan to be divided into two (2) plans, one for sustainability and one for resiliency;
  • Permit the Task Force to apply for grants on behalf of the District of Peachland;
  • Permit the Task Force to approach neighbouring municipalities and First Nations about a possible regional application; and
  • Permit the Task Force to contact the provincial government and private landowners as necessary for grant applications.

Budget Request – Communications
Council approved a request from Administration to increase the operating budget by $16,500 for funds to print and mail a monthly newsletter and to conduct a citizen survey.

OTHER COUNCIL NEWS:

Upcoming Committee Meetings
Committee meetings are held in Council Chambers, Peachland Community Centre, 4450 6th Street.

  • Downtown Revitalization & Implementation Strategy Task Force – Monday, February 26 beginning at 6 pm.
  • Peachland Climate Sustainability & Resiliency Task Force – Wednesday, February 28 beginning at 3:00 pm.
  • Accessibility Advisory Committee – Thursday, February 15 beginning at 5 pm.
Task Force and Committee meetings are open to the public and webcast live. Agendas and minutes can be found here by clicking on the meeting date in the calendar.

Next Council Meeting
The next Regular Meeting of Peachland Council is on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, beginning at 6 pm. Council meetings are open to the public and webcast live. Find the full schedule by visiting www.peachland.ca/council. Find webcasts of past meetings at www.peachland.ca/watch. Keep informed; subscribe to get news and event information emailed directly to you at www.peachland.ca/subscribe.