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838 (1) A board may, by bylaw, establish in an electoral area one or more local communities to be administered by local community commissions.

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2016 Central Okanagan West Electoral Area Advisory Planning Commission

Colin Andres (3 Yr term - July 2018)
Jeff Deacoff (3 Yr term - July 2018)
Ben Hansen (3 Yr term - July 2018)
Cheryll Hordo (3 Yr term - July 2018)
George Lenson (3 Yr term - May 2017)
Norm MacLeod (3 Yr term - July 2018)
Edward McLean (3 Yr term - May 2017)

.pdf icon Item 7.2 2016 Committee Board Appointments

Cheryll Hordo passed away suddenly, so is not on the Advisory Planning Commission anymore.

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July 16, 2015

Central Okanagan West Electoral Area Advisory Planning Commission Members 2015

It is recommended that three members whose terms have expired be reappointed and two new members be appointed.

.pdf icon RDCO Board Agenda Item 7.1 Appointments To Central Okanagan West Advisory Planning Commission

Norm Macleod
Jeff Deacoff
Ben Hansen

Cheryll Hordo
Colin Andrews

appointed for three year terms (expiring July 2018)

Both Norm Macleod and Ben Hanson have been members since at least 2009 and Jeff Deacoff we are not sure how long he has been a member, but Jeff was not on the Advisory Planning Commission before 2011 that we know of.

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May 25, 2015

Central Okanagan West Electoral Area Advisory Planning Commission Members 2015

.pdf icon RDCO Board Agenda Item 5.1 Advisory Planning Commission Membership Central Okanagan West

Norm Macleod
Jeff Deacoff
Ben Hansen
Mark Woolridge

appointed for three-year terms (expiring May 2018)

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Central Okanagan West Electoral Area Advisory Planning Commission Members 2014

.pdf icon Item 5.1 2014 Committee Appointments

Don Bennison (2yr term - May 2014
Jeff Deacoff (3Yr term - May 2015)
Ben Hansen (3Yr term - May 2015)
Joe Lafrancesco (3Yr term - May 2015)
Bob Johncox (2 Yr term - May 2014)
Norm MacLeod (3 Yr term - May 2015)

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.pdf icon COW Advisory Planning Commission Members 2011

Don Bennison (2yr term – exp April 2011)
Rick deJong (2yr term - exp Jan 2012)
Ben Hansen (2yr term – exp April 2011)
Joe Lafrancesco (2yr term – exp April 2011)
Robert (Bob) Johncox (exp Jan 2011)
Norm McLeod (2yr term – exp April 2011)
Helmuth Mitchell (2yr term – exp April 2011)

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.pdf icon January 14, 2016 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 7.2 2016 Committee Board Appointments

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Item 7.2 2016 Committee Board Appointments

(Chair) is Ex-officio ofall Regional District committees
(Vice-Chair) is Ex-officio to all Regional District committees at the direction of the Chair

Governance & Services Committee
Gail Given (Chair)
Duane Ophus (Vice Chair)
James Baker
Colin Basran
Wayne Carson
Maxine DeHart
Cindy Fortin
Doug Findlater
Tracy Gray
Patty Hanson
Brad Sieben
Luke Stack
Councillor Chris Derickson (WFN-non-voting)

Agricultural Advisory Commission
Sandra Gesi (June 2018)
Eveline Irons (exp Feb 2016)
Emma Rantucci (exp June 2018)
Molly Thurston (exp Dec 2016)
Anne Skinner (advisory only)

Environmental Advisory Commission (revised April 2015)
Beverly Andrews (3 yr term Jan 2017)
Brianne Berchowitz (1 yr term - April 20 16)
Melony Catana (3 yr term - Nov 2018)
Angela Cormano (3 yr term - Jan 2017)
Rose Gunoff (3 yr term - Nov 2018)
Les Gyug (3 yr term - Jan 2017)
John Janmaat (3 yr term - Jan 2017)
Joe Kennedy (3 yr term - April 2018)
Mary Ann Olson-Russello - (3 yr term - Nov 2018)
Peter Spencer (3 yr term - Nov 2018)
Linda Workman (3 yr term - April 2018)

Central Okanagan West Electoral Area Advisory Planning Commission
Colin Andres (3 Yr term - July 2018)
Jeff Deacoff (3 Yr term - July 2018)
Ben Hansen (3 Yr term - July 2018)
Cheryll Hordo (3 Yr term - July 2018)
George Lenson (3 Yr term - May 2017)
Norm MacLeod (3 Yr term - July 2018)
Edward McLean (3 Yr term - May 2017)

Court of Revision (when required)
Wayne Carson
Patty Hanson

Economic Development Commission
Gail Given
Wayne Carson (alternate)

Emergency Operations Control Group
Chief Administrative Officer Brian Reardon

Audit Committee
Gail Given (Chair)
Duane Ophus (Vice Chair)
James Baker
Colin Basran
Doug Findlater
Cindy Fortin

Westside Wastewater Treatment Service
Stakeholder Select Committee
Doug Findlater (RDCO) - Chair
Duane Ophus (West Kelowna)
Cindy Fortin (Peachland)
Councillor Chris Derickson (WFN)

Okanagan Basin Water Board
Doug Findlater
Cindy Fortin
Tracy Gray
James Baker (1 st alternate)
Wayne Carson (2nd alternate)
Patty Hanson (3rd alternate)

Okanagan Regional Library
Wayne Carson
Patty Hanson (alternate)

Sterile Insect Release Board
Duane Ophus
Brad Sieben
Luke Stack (1st alternate)

Airport Advisory Committee
Chair Given

Community Action Towards Children's Health (CATCH) (non-voting, liaison only)
Cindy Fortin

Municipal Finance Authority
Duane Ophus
Gail Given (alternate)

Okanagan Film Commission
(non-voting, liaison only)
Tracy Gray
Duane Ophus (alternate)

Southern Interior Beetle Action
Coalition (SIBAC)
Wayne Carson

Sustainable Transportation Partnership
Central Okanagan
Chair Given (RDCO rep)
Brian Reardon (CAO Committee)

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.pdf icon January 14, 2016 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes

7.2 2016 Committee/Board Appointments (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

Chair Given noted that Central Okanagan West Alternate Director Darryl Hordo's wife, Cheryl Hordo, recently passed away. She was a member of the Westside Advisory Planning Commission.

The appointments for 2016 have been reviewed by the Chair and presented for consideration. It was noted that the Chair represents the Regional Board on committees and as such represents the electoral areas on the Audit Committee and the EDC Advisory Board. The Board's motion of sanctions for Director Hanson was very specific in which committees she was removed from for the next year.

BAKER/DEJONG
THAT the 2016 Committee/Board Appointments be approved.

CARRIED (Opposed: Carson/Hanson)

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.pdf icon July 16, 2015 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Nothing was mentioned in the Highlights about Item 6.3 Part 26 Cost Sharing Agreements 2016

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.pdf icon July 16, 2015 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 6.3 Part 26 Cost Sharing Agreements 2016

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Purpose: To seek Board direction to negotiate a new Part 26 Cost Sharing Agreement with the Cities of Kelowna & West Kelowna and the Districts of Peachland and Lake Country.

Executive Summary:
For the 2015 calendar year the cities of Kelowna & West Kelowna and the districts of Peachland and Lake Country opted to be full participants in Regional District Electoral Area Planning Services. RDCO Planning Services staff have recently been meeting with their municipal counterparts and discussing available options for continued participation in Electoral Area
Planning Services including a new Part 26 Cost Sharing Agreement in 2016.

The RDCO member municipalities want to understand their options and the associated processes for full, partial and/or no participation in Electoral Area Planning Services in 2016 and beyond. Of particular interest is a new Part 26 Cost Sharing Agreement in 2016. The nature and complexity of these agreements will depend on the level of interest in geographic area,
voting entitlement and cost apportionment.

Should the Board wish to pursue this matter further a motion authorizing the Chief Administrative Officer to enter negotiations with the cities of Kelowna & West Kelowna and the Districts of Peachland and Lake Country for a new Part 26 Cost Sharing Agreement would be in order. A report back to the Board would be forthcoming.

RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the Board authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to enter negotiations with the cities of Kelowna & West Kelowna and the Districts of Peachland and Lake Country for a new Part 26 Cost Sharing Agreement in accordance with s.804.1 of the Local Government Act.

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6.3 Part 26 Cost Sharing Agreements 2016 (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

Staff report dated July 6, 2015 outlined the background for full participation in the fringe area planning function approved in 2015. The statutory deadline for a municipality to provide Notice if it wishes to withdraw from electoral area planning is August 31 st in a given year that would go into effect on January 1st.

In March 2015, the municipalities of Kelowna, District of West Kelowna, Peachland and lake Country opted in to full participation of fringe area planning.

Since that time the municipalities have considered options for continuing with participation. Staff are requesting direction to negotiate a new Part 26 Cost Sharing Agreement for the future.

OPHUS/BASRAN
THAT the Regional Board authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to enter negotiations with the cities of Kelowna & West Kelowna, and the Districts of Peachland and lake Country for a new Part 26 Cost Sharing Agreement in accordance with s.804.1 of the Local Government Act.

CARRIED (Carson opposed)

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.pdf icon July 16, 2015 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Central Okanagan West APC Appointments

The Regional Board has approved the appointment of five members to the Central Okanagan West Advisory Planning Commission. Norm MacLeod, Jeff Deacoff and Ben Hansen have been reappointed to serve three year terms, while Cheryll Hordo and Colin Andrews are new appointments to the Commission and will also serve through July 2018. The Advisory Planning Commission reviews land use and Official Community Plan applications and provides advice to staff and the Regional Board on how the community may be impacted.

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.pdf icon July 16, 2015 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 7.1 Appointments To Central Okanagan West Advisory Planning Commission

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Purpose:
To consider appointing two new members and re-appointing three existing members to the Central Okanagan West Advisory Planning Commission (APC) to three year terms in accord with Advisory Planning Commission Bylaw No. 1229, 2008, (as amended by Bylaw No. 1288, 2011).

Executive Summary:
The mandate of the APC is to provide advice on planning related issues with an emphasis on how the community may be impacted.  All members are volunteers and appointed by the Regional Board. It is recommended that three members whose terms have expired be reappointed and two new members be appointed.

RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the Regional Board endorses the following appointments to the Central Okanagan West Advisory Planning Commission:
• Norm Macleod, Jeff Deacoff, Ben Hansen, Cheryl! Hordo, and Colin Andrews appointed for three year terms (expiring July 2018).

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.pdf icon July 16, 2015 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes

7. COMMUNITY SERVICES

Planning

7.1 Appointment of Members to the Advisory Planning Commission for Central Okanagan West Electoral Area (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

FORTIN/CARSON
THAT the Regional Board approves the following appointments to the Central Okanagan West Advisory Planning Commission:
• Norm Macleod, Jeff Deacoff, Ben Hansen, Cheryll Hordo and Colin Andrews appointed for three-year terms (expiring July 2018).

CARRIED Unanimously

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.pdf icon June 11, 2015 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Nothing was mentioned in the Highlights about Director Item - Director Carson mentioning that he has selected membership for the APC and will be submitting the membership list to Norm McLeod who is Chair of the APC.

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.pdf icon June 11, 2015 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes

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.pdf icon May 25, 2015 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Nothing was mentioned in the Highlights about Item 5.1 Advisory Planning Commission Membership Central Okanagan West

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.pdf icon May 25, 2015 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 5.1 Advisory Planning Commission Membership Central Okanagan West

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Purpose:
To consider appointing one new member and re-appointing three existing members to the Central Okanagan West Advisory Planning Commission (APC) to three year terms in accord with Advisory Planning Commission Bylaw No. 1229, 2008, (as amended by Bylaw No. 1288, 2011).

Executive Summary:
The mandate of the APC is to provide advice on planning related issues with an emphasis on how the community may be impacted. All members are volunteers and appointed by the Regional Board. To maintain six members on the APC, it is recommended that three members whose terms are expiring be re-appointed and a new member be appointed.

RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the Regional Board endorses the following appointments to the Central Okanagan West Advisory Planning Commission:
Norm Macleod, Jeff Deacoff, Ben Hansen, and Mark Woolridge appointed for three-year terms (expiring May 2018).

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.pdf icon May 25, 2015 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes

5. COMMUNITY SERVICES

Planning
5.1 Report regarding appointment of members to the Advisory Planning Commission for Central Okanagan West Electoral Area (0540-20-01) (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

Staff report dated May 19, 2015 outlined the appointments to the Advisory Planning Commission for a period of three-years, expiring May 2018. The appointment of the Electoral Area Planning Commission (APC) members is at the direction of the electoral area directors as per the current APC bylaw. Over the years, the Commissions have proved to be beneficial in providing advice to the Board when considering planning issues.

CARSON/BAKER
THAT new appointments to the Central Okanagan West Advisory Planning Commission be POSTPONED until the area director has had an opportunity to speak with staff and the Commission's chair regarding the recommended appointments.

CARRIED Unanimously

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.pdf icon May 26, 2014 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Advisory Planning Commission Members
The Regional Board has appointed two new members to the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area Advisory Planning Commission. George Lensen and Edward McLean will serve a three year term until May 2017. The Commission acts in an advisory capacity reviewing land-use applications and providing recommendations for consideration of the Regional Board.

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.pdf icon May 26, 2014 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 7.1 Central Okanagan West Advisory Planning Commission

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Background:

Planning staff advertised in the Vernon Morning Star and the Kelowna Capital News in March 2014 to recruit new volunteer members to serve on the APC. A total of six applications were received (four applicants reside within the City of Kelowna, while two applicants reside within the electoral area).

APC Bylaw No. 1229, 2008, states that appointments must be via resolution of the Regional Board on advice of the electoral area director. Members shall be selected on the basis of their demonstrated interest, regional location, demographic representation, participation in planning issues, community matters, academic and/or technical qualification, availability, work experience, knowledge and professional expertise. Two thirds of the members shall reside within the electoral area.

The Central Okanagan West Electoral Area Director is recommending that Mr. George Lensen of 583 Bear Creek Road and Mr. Edward McLean of 3765 North Westside Road be appointed as new members of the APC.

Should the Board approve appointment of George Lensen and Edward McLean, total membership on the APC will be six. This is in keeping with APC Bylaw No. 1229, 2008, which mandates that the Commission be comprised of a minimum number of three and maximum number of eight members.

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.pdf icon May 26, 2014 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes

7.1 Appointment of Members to the Advisory Planning Commission for Central Okanagan West Electoral Area (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

EDGSON/OPHUS
THAT the Regional Board endorse the following appointments to the Central Okanagan West Advisory Planning Commission for a three-year term, expiring May 2017:

• George Lensen
• Edward McLean

CARRIED Unanimously

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RDCO is looking for new Advisory Planning Commission members

Advisory Planning Commission Members Wanted

If you live within the Regional District of Central Okanagan Electoral Areas and are interested in your community, the Regional District would like to hear from you.

Communications Officer Bruce Smith says “We’re currently looking for volunteer members to serve on the Central Okanagan East and Central Okanagan West Advisory Planning Commissions (APC).”

He adds, “These groups advise the Regional Board on policy changes relating to planning issues and their possible impact on the Electoral Areas. The APC consider land use issues, the preparation and adoption of Official Community Plans and proposed bylaws or permits.”

Members of each Advisory Planning Commission will be selected on the basis of their demonstrated interest and participation in community matters, academic and/or technical qualifications, availability, work experience, knowledge, professional expertise, and land use planning.

To learn more about these Commissions, please visit regionaldistrict.com/advisorycommissions or contact the RDCO Community Services Planning Section by emailing planning "at" cord.bc.ca or call 250-469-6227.

Applications are being accepted until Friday, April 4th. There’s a convenient link to an online form that can be completed and submitted on the Regional District website. Forms may also be downloaded, completed and dropped off in person or by mail.

(March 12, 2014)

Source:  RDCO Whats New

 

Central Okanagan West Electoral Area Advisory Planning Commission 2014

.pdf icon Item 5.1 2014 Committee Appointments

Don Bennison (2yr term - May 2014
Jeff Deacoff (3Yr term - May 2015)
Ben Hansen (3Yr term - May 2015)
Joe Lafrancesco (3Yr term - May 2015)
Bob Johncox (2 Yr term - May 2014)
Norm MacLeod (3 Yr term - May 2015)

FYI Norm MacLeod has been on this Advisory Committee for many years.  Isn't it time he retired and get some new blood in there?  It may just attract some new members!!!

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.pdf icon January 16, 2014 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 5.1 2014 Committee Appointments

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Governance & Services Committee
Robert Hobson (Chair)
Gail Given (Vice Chair)
James Baker
Colin Basran
Jim Edgson
Keith Fielding
Doug Findlater
Walter Gray
Patty Hanson
Duane Ophus
Luke Stack
Gerry Zimmermann
Councillor Chris Derickson (WFN-non-voting)

Environmental Advisory Commission
Beverly Andrews (3 yr term - Jan 2017)
Jeffrey Austin (3 yr term exp April 2015)
Melony Catana (3 yr term - Nov 2015)
Jennifer Clarke (3 yr term - exp April 2015)
Angela Cormano (3 yr term - Jan 2017)
Denis Davis (3 yr term - exp April 2015)
Jacqueline Foley (3 yr term - Nov 2015)
Jenna Gall (1 yr term - Jan 2015)
Rose Gunoff(3 yr term - Nov 2015)
Les Gyug (3 yr term - Jan 2017)
John Janmaat (3 yr term - Jan 2017)
Allan King (3 yr term - Jan 2017)
Peter Spencer (3 yr term - Nov 2015)

Central Okanagan West Electoral Area Advisory Planning Commission
Don Bennison (2yr term - May 2014
JeffDeacoff (3Yr term - May 2015)
Ben Hansen (3Yr term - May 2015)
Joe Iafrancesco (3Yr term - May 2015)
Bob Johncox (2 Yr term - May 2014)
Norm MacLeod (3 Yr term - May 2015)

Agricultural Advisory Commission
Bob Fugger (exp. Nov 2015)
Lisa Cameron (exp Nov.2015)
Eveline Irons (exp Feb 2016)
Victor Macdonald (exp Feb 2015)
Emma Rantucci(exp Feb 2015)
Molly Thurston (exp Dec 2016)
Carl Withler (advisory only)

Sterile Insect Release Board
Colin Basran
Duane Ophus
Gail Given (1st alternate)

Okanagan Basin Water Board
Keith Fielding
Doug Findlater
Gerry Zimmermann
Patty Hanson (1st alternate)
James Baker (2nd alternate)
Gail Given (3rd alternate)

Audit/Human Resources Committee
Robert Hobson (Chair)
James Baker
Walter Gray
Keith Fielding
Doug Findlater

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5. CORPORATE SERVICES
5.1 Approval of 2014 Committee Appointments (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

Chair Hobson presented the list of committee appointments for 2014.

EDGSON/FIELDING
THAT the Regional Board approve the 2014 Committee Appointments.

CARRIED Unanimously

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.pdf icon May 28, 2012 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Advisory Planning Commission Membership

The Regional Board has appointed several members to the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area Advisory Planning Commission. Appointed for a three year term ending in May 2015 are Norm MacLeod, Jeff Deacoff, Helmuth Mitchell, Joe Iafrancesco and Ben Hansen. Appointed for a two year term (expiring in May 2014) is Don Bennison and Bob Johncox. The Commission acts in an advisory capacity reviewing land-use applications and provides recommendations for the consideration of the Regional Board.

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.pdf icon May 28, 2012 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes

Planning: (Unweighted Vote)

7.2 Report regarding appointment of members to the Advisory Planning Commission Central Okanagan West. (0540-20-01) (All Directors)
Staff report dated May 22, 2012 outlined the appointments required for the Central Okanagan West APC. All six terms expired in 2011. In recognition of the Board review and endorsement to continue with the APC function the following appointments are recommended, all with endorsement of the electoral area director.
Director Hanson excused herself from the meeting as she is related to an individual who is being recommended for an appointment

EDGSON/FINDLATER
THAT the Regional Board approves the following appointments to the Central Okanagan West Advisory Planning Commission (APC):
• Norm Macleod, Jeff Deacoff, Helmuth Mitchell, Joe lafrancesco and Ben Hansen appointed for three-year terms (expiring May 2015);
• Don Bennison and Bob Johncox - appointed for two-year terms (expiring May 2014).

CARRIED

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.pdf icon February 9, 2012 Regional District of Central Okanagan Governance and Services Committee Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 10.1 Committee Structure.pdf

Agenda No: 10.1
Mtg Date: Feb 9, 2012

Governance and Services Report

TO: Governance and Services Committee
FROM: Harold Reay, CAO
DATE: January 31,2012
SUBJECT: Committee Structure

The Chair requested that staff review the Regional District's committee structure in order to determine the feasibility of reducing the number of committees to streamline processes and decision making, in order to reduce costs. After reviewing all committees, it is recommended that the Governance and Services Committee recommend to the Regional Board that the committees, for the year 2012, be amended as follows:

HR/ Committee - no longer required, it's terms of reference are now included in the HR/Audit Committee (Chair and Mayors)

Sustainability Committee - this committee is comprised of the Mayors and Chair and meets infrequently. This committee can be eliminated and should issues arise they could be referred to the HR/Audit Committee.

Treaty Advisory Committee - can be eliminated for now and reinstated should treaty negotiations commence.

Watercraft Committee - This committee is community members at large, the mayors, and one other Board member. This committee has met once in the last four years and can be eliminated.

Agricultural Advisory Commission - Comprised of 6 members from the public and one Ministry appointment. Planning staff have found their input to be of value when dealing with ALR applications and OCP development and amendments and wish to see this committee continue. Costs are minimal as one staff attends and meetings are infrequent.

Environmental Advisory Commission - Currently 16 members appointed from the public. Staff has found this committee to provide valuable advice, at minimal cost (staff time for agenda prep and minutes), however the number of members could
be reduced to 9. Our recommendation would be to reduce to 9 by not reappointing any member until we reach less than 9.

Central Okanagan West Advisory Planning Commission - The Director from this Electoral Area wishes to keep this committee as he relies upon it when reviewing applications.

Central Okanagan East Advisory Planning Commission - The Director from this Electoral Area does not wish to continue with this committee and should be eliminated.

Dog Advisory Commission - That this committee be held in abeyance at this time and no appointments be made. This committee will be reviewed by the consultant as part of the Dog Control service review, and recommendations will be forthcoming as to it's structure, if needed.

Westside Wastewater Treatment Plant Stakeholder Committee - this is comprised of one representative each of West Kelowna, Peachland, Westbank First Nation, and the Regional District. This committee meets only when needed and has been effective and it is recommended that the committee continue.

In addition to the above noted Regional District Committees the Regional District appoints a Director to external committees. Our recommendation relating to these appointments are:

Airport Advisory Committee - continue to appoint the Chair as a representative.

Highway 97 Coalition - Not sure if this committee is continuing so no appointment is necessary at this time.

Okanagan Airshed Coalition - no longer exists, staff will continue to liaison with the South Okanagan Similkameen RD on joint initiatives, the North Okanagan RD no longer participates in air quality programs.

Okanagan Marine Advisory Council - this committee no longer meets.

There will be some savings in reducing the number of committees and meetings. Directors are reimbursed $65 for half day meetings and $130 for full day meetings, plus staff time required for preparation and attendance. It is difficult to quantify the dollar amount, as it is dependent on the number of meetings held.

This is submitted for the Committee's consideration.

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10. Corporate Services

10.1 RDCO Committee Structure Review
In follow-up to direction from the Regional Board, staff was asked to review the Regional District's committee structure in order to determine the feasibility of reducing committees no longer required and to potentially streamline the process of decision making.

Staff report dated January 31, 2012 outlined recommendations for the following committees:

HR Committee;
Sustainability Committee;
Treaty Advisory Committee;
Watercraft Committee;
Agricultural Advisory Commission;
Environmental Advisory Commission;
Central Okanagan West Advisory Planning Commission;
Central Okanagan East Advisory Planning Commission;
Dog Advisory Committee;
Westside Wastewater Treatment Plant Stakeholder Committee;
Airport Advisory Committee;
Highway 97 Coalition;
Okanagan Airshed Coalition and the
Okanagan Marine Advisory Council

Staff noted that due to concerns raised by the Environmental Advisory Commission which is largely made up of technical people, that by cutting back on its size the effectiveness of the Commission would be jeopardized. It was agreed that further
input should be received from the Commission prior to making a final decision on the number of members required.

ZIMMERMANN/EDGSON
THAT the Governance and Services Committee recommends to the Regional Board that the committee structure for the year 2012 be amended as follows:
• HR Committee - no longer required
• Sustainability Committee - no longer required
• Treaty Advisory Committee appointments - eliminate until treaty negotiations commence
• Watercraft Committee - no longer required
• Agricultural Advisory Commission - continue as previous
• Environmental Advisory Commission - staff to consult with the EAC on membership and report back to the Board.
• Central Okanagan West Advisory Planning Commission - continue as previous
• Central Okanagan East Advisory Planning Commission - discontinue
• Dog Advisory Committee - hold in abeyance until Dog Control Service Review is completed.
• Westside Wastewater Treatment Plant Stakeholder Committee - continue.
• Airport Advisory Committee - appoint Chair Hobson
• Highway 97 Coalition - no appointment
• Okanagan Airshed Coalition - no appointment
• Okanagan Marine Advisory Council - no appointment

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.pdf icon March 10, 2011 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Special Board Meeting

There are no Regional Board Meeting Highlights published for March 10, 2011 and its Feb 29, 2012 ????

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.pdf icon March 10, 2011 Regional District of Central Okanagan Special Board Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 5.1 RDCO Advisory Planning Commissions Amendment Bylaw No. 1288, 2011.pdf

Agenda No: 5.1
Mtg Date: March 10th, 2011

DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT REPORT

For the Regional Board March 10th, 2011
TO: Chair & Members of the Regional Board
FROM: Ron Fralick, Planner 1
DATE: March 3rd, 2011
SUBJECT: Amendment to Regional District of Central Okanagan Bylaw No. 1229, 2008 A Bylaw to Establish Advisory Planning Commissions (File: 0540-01)

RECOMMENDATION:
THAT Regional District Advisory Planning Commission Amendment Bylaw XXX be given first, second & third readings, and be adopted this 10th day of March, 2011.

BACKGROUND:
At request and agreement of the two Electoral Area Directors, Planning staff is bringing this APC Bylaw amendment forward for Regional Board consideration. The amendment is to delete the first sentence of Section 4 c) of the APC Bylaw and replace with the following: "Appointments are for a three year term. A member may be re-appointed to serve a maximum of two (2) consecutive three-year terms. The last sentence of Section 4 c); "Such appointments shall be made so that no more than three (3) members' terms end in the same year" is to remain in the bylaw. A copy of the existing APC Bylaw and amending bylaw is attached.

It is noted that the above language is consistent with provision of the Agricultural Advisory Planning Commission's Term of Appointment (to allow appointments for a 3 year term and members being re-appointed to serve a maximum of two consecutive three-year terms).

Planning staff recommends that the Regional Board grant three readings, and adopt the amending bylaw.

Respectfully submitted,
Ron Fralick, MCIP, Planner 1

Dan Plamondon, Director of Development Services

Attach
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.pdf icon January 18, 2010 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Agenda

.pdf icon Item 6.3 Advisory Planning Commission Central Okanagan West.pdf

Agenda No 6.3
REGIONAL DISTRICT of CENTRAL OKANAGAN
Mtg Date: January 18th, 2010

DEVELOPMENT & ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT REPORT
For the Regional Board January 18th, 2010

TO: Chair & Members of the Regional Board
FROM: Ron Fralick, Planner 1
DATE: January 11th, 2010
SUBJECT: Appointment to the Central Okanagan West Advisory Planning Commission (APC) (File: 0540-20-01)

RECOMMENDATION:
THAT Rick de Jong be appointed to the Central Okanagan West Advisory Planning Commission for an additional two year term.

BACKGROUND:
It is noted that current membership for the Central Okanagan West APC stands at the maximum of eight in accord with the APC Bylaw for the Regional District. The APC bylaw allows each APC member to be appointed for two year terms. The Bylaw requires that appointments be endorsed by the Regional Board on advice from the Electoral Area Directors. Mr. Jim Edgson, Central Okanagan West Electoral Area Director is recommending that one existing member, Mr. Rick de Jong be appointed for an additional two year term in recognition that the current term expires January 28, 2010.

Planning staff of the Development & Environmental Services Department is providing this for the information and consideration of the Board.

Respectfully submitted,
Ron Fralick, MCIP
Planner 1

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.pdf icon January 18, 2010 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes

6.3 Report regarding appointment of a member to the Advisory Planning Commission Central Okanagan West. (0540-20-01) (All Directors)

EDGSON/OPHUS
THAT Rick deJong be appointed to the Central Okanagan West Advisory Planning Commission for an additional two-year term.

CARRIED

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.pdf icon December 13, 2010 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Nothing mentioned in the highlights of the Board meeting about Committee Appointments

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.pdf icon Nothing in the Agenda mentioning Committee Appointments

.pdf icon December 13, 2010 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes

13. OTHER BUSINESS

13.2 RDCO Committee Appointments - 2011

Chair Hobson presented the committee appointment listing for 2011. It was noted that Peter Austin had resigned from the Central Okanagan West Advisory Planning Commission.

HODGE/BAKER
THAT the Regional Board approve Committee/Board appointments for 2011.

CARRIED

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.pdf icon April 27, 2009 - Highlights of the Regional Board Meeting

Advisory Planning Commissions

The Regional Board has approved appointments to its Advisory Planning Commissions. In Central Okanagan East, Don Stuart has been appointed to the Advisory Planning Commission for a two year term while Bob Calder, Wendy Schlief, Ted Thomas and Randy Woods have been re-appointed for an additional two year term. In Central Okanagan West, Ben Hansen has been appointed for a two year term to the Advisory Planning Commission while Peter Austin, Don Bennison, Norm McLeod and Helmuth Mitchell have been re-appointed for an additional two year term.

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.pdf icon April 27, 2009 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes (Pg, 8)

b) Report regarding appointment of members to the Central Okanagan West Advisory Planning Commission (All Directors)

EDGSON/SHEPHERD
THAT Norm McLeod, Peter Austin, Joe lafrancesco, Don Bennison, Helmuth Mitchell be appointed to the Central Okanagan West Advisory Planning Commission for an additional two year term;

AND FURTHER THAT Ben Hansen be appointed to the Central Okanagan West Advisory Planning Commission for a two year term.

CARRIED

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Regional District of Central Okanagan Regional Board Agenda April 27, 2009

.pdf icon Item 6.5b Central Okanagan West Advisory Planning Commission Member Appointments

Development & Environmental Services Department Report
Subject: Appointment to the Central Okanagan West Advisory Planning Commission (APC) (File: 0540-20-01)

Recommendation:
That Norm McLeod, Peter Austin, Joe Lafrancesco, Don Bennison, Helmuth Mitchell, and Ben Hansen be appointed to the Central Okanagan West Advisory Planning Commission for two year terms.

The Bylaw requires that appointments be endorsed by the Regional Board on advice from the Electoral Area Directors. Mr. Jim Edgson, Central Okanagan West Electoral Area Director is recommending that one new member, Mr Ben Hansen be appointed, in addition to the appointment of the five commission members whose terms have expired. Approval of the noted individuals brings membership to the maximum provided for in the APC bylaw.

 

Municipal Act 1960 - Division (2) - Advisory Planning Commission
Advisory Planning Commission, whose members shall serve without remuneration

 

.pdf icon Bylaw 1229, 2008 - Remuneration page 4
8. Members shall serve without remuneration, but may be paid reasonable and necessary expenses that were directly out of the performance of their duties. Regional Board Policy defines these expenses, which are amended from time to time.

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.pdf icon January 26, 2009 Highlights of the Regional Board Meeting

Appointments to Advisory Commissions

The Regional Board has appointed two people to become members of its Advisory Planning Commissions.  Vanda Mallinson will serve on the Central Okanagan East Advisory Planning Commission while Robert Johncox will join the Advisory Planning Commission for the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area. Both are two-year appointments.

 

.pdf icon January 26, 2009 Regional District of Central Okanagan Board Agenda

Item 6.5 Advisory Planning Commission Appointment

The Bylaw requires that appointments be endorsed by the Regional Board on advice from the Electoral Area Directors.  The recommendation for the appointee of Mr. Johncox was submitted by Mr. Jim Edgson, Central Okanagan West Electoral Area Director.

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.pdf icon January 26, 2009 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes

6.5 Advisory Planning Commission Appointment

a) Appointment to Central Okanagan West Advisory Planning Commission (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

RULE/GIVEN
THAT Robert (Bob) Johncox be appointed to the Central Okanagan West Advisory Planning Commission for a two year term, effectively immediately.

CARRIED

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Regional District of Central Okanagan Regional Board Agenda Jan 26, 2009

.pdf icon Item 6.2a Consultant Contract Award

(page 6) f. renaming the electoral area which encompasses the lands contained within the North Westside Official Community Plan to include Crystal Mountain.

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.pdf icon Officers and Employees Amendment Bylaw No. 1228, 2008 - Amends Bylaw No. 900

Regional District of Central Okanagan Bylaw No. 1228 Powers, Duties and Functions of the Director of Development Services

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.pdf icon Regional District of Central Okanagan Special Budget Meeting Minutes - March 28, 2008 (Pg. 2-3)

#84/08 Shepherd/Edgson
THAT participation in fringe area planning for 2008 is as follows:

  • Kelowna participates in Central Okanagan East Electoral Area and the North Westside area of the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area;

  • Lake Country participates in Central Okanagan East Electoral Area;

  • Peachland participates in Central Okanagan West Electoral Area (ie: Trepanier, Brent Road, Crystal Mountain) but not the North Westside area.

AND THAT the 2008 costs for fringe area planning for each area are as per the 2008 Regional District of Central Okanagan Financial Plan approved March 28, 2008;

AND FURTHER THAT a review of fringe area planning with respect to the voting structure be continued and that a policy and/or bylaw be established prior to the next civic election (November 2008).

CARRIED

#85/08 Reid/Edgson
THAT the Westside District Municipality participates in fringe area planning in the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area.

CARRIED

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.pdf icon January 28, 2008 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes (page 10)

#21/08 Hanson/Edgson

6.6 Bylaw:

a) Regional District of Central Okanagan Advisory Planning Commissions Bylaw No. 1229, 2007 (Central Okanagan West and East Electoral Areas), 1st,2nd, and 3rd readings and Adoption (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

#22/08 Findlater/Edgson
That Regional District of Central Okanagan Advisory Planning Commission Bylaw No. 1229, 2007 be given first, second, and third readings, reconsidered and adopted this 28th day of January 2008.

CARRIED

#23/08 Edgson/Findlater
That Rick deJong be appointed to the Central Okanagan West Advisory Planning Commission effective immediately (January 28, 2008).

CARRIED

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.pdf icon Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes - January 28, 2008 (page 6)

#15/08 Baker/Given
That the Regional Board approve the 2008 appointments to the Agricultural Advisory Commission and the Environmental Advisory Commission as follows:

AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY COMMISSION: Tony Cetinski, Glen Deacoff, Margarita Littley, Tim Munson, Ron Pavlakovic and Carl Withler

ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COMMISSION: Frederick Anderson, Ronald Brown, Barry Jones, Drew Kaiser, Mike Kamann, Heather Larratt, Janice Reilly, Jim Ripley and Jason Schleppe

CARRIED

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.pdf icon Governance & Services Committee Meeting Minutes – January 10, 2008 (Pg. 5 - 6)

5.3 Fringe Area Planning

The Administrator outlined the regional district’s policy past practice for fringe area planning and the need for a change in policy due to incorporation of the Westside.

A draft report was submitted with options to consider for moving forward. The City of Kelowna has stated they are interested in participating in rural area planning in Joe Rich and Ellison as it will affect their boundaries.

Director Hanson has stated that she is not interested in fringe area planning where the City of Kelowna would be in control of decisions for Joe Rich and Ellison.

Committee members voiced concern that without participation of the municipalities there would be no feedback for a director and that generally speaking it has been helpful to have more people involved in the discussion. Without any participation from municipalities taxes may be impacted for the electoral area.

It was noted that the Westside Council has yet to discuss fringe area planning.

Staff confirmed that they would be willing to come and discuss the issue with Council.

From Peachland’s perspective, Council is interested in fringe area planning with respect to Crystal Mountain, Brent Road and Trepanier.

Staff reviewed the Local Government Act (LGA) relating to ‘fringe area’ planning.

The LGA states that a municipality will participate in planning unless they opt out.

It also states that the director for the municipality is not entitled to vote on the resolution or bylaw authorizing the regional district to enter into the agreement. As soon as the agreement has been entered into, the director for that municipality is not entitled to vote on any resolution or bylaw authorizing the regional district to enter into any other agreement under that section.

It was noted that the City of Kelowna has opted out of the regional planning function but agreed to fringe planning. The District of Peachland opted in to fringe planning as well.

It was noted that should the electoral area opt for no fringe area planning the only directors who would vote on their planning issues would be the electoral area directors.

The benefit of having input from Kelowna was stated particularly with involvement in the North Westside Advisory Planning Commission. Director Edgson stated his support for fringe area planning.

It was stated that staff need to develop a foundation, including past and present decisions, so that all directors understand clearly how regional planning and fringe area planning works within the regional district. As well staff need to review and set revised boundaries for fringe area planning as with the incorporation of the Westside boundaries have changed.

CLARK/SHEPHERD
THAT further discussion on Fringe Area Planning be postponed until the next Governance & Services Committee meeting in order for municipalities to review their options.

CARRIED

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.pdf icon January 10, 2008 Governance & Services Committee Meeting Minutes (Pg. 4)

5.2 Advisory Planning Commissions

With the change in governance of the Westside a physical change of the electoral area boundary has occurred such that there is no longer Westside North and Westside South Electoral Areas which each had an APC in those areas.

The area director believes, as in the past, quality volunteers will be interested in representing the area on the APC. All meetings occur at the regional district offices and in the past have proved to be very effective.

EDGSON/RULE
THAT Planning staff of Development Services be directed to initiate a bylaw amendment to Bylaw No. 943 A Bylaw to Establish Advisory Planning Commissions to establish a new Central Okanagan West Advisory Planning Commission reflecting the new Electoral Area boundary;

AND FURTHER THAT consideration be given to canvass new members for appointment to the Central Okanagan West Advisory Planning Commission representing interests from the Trepanier, Brent Road and Crystal Mountain areas.

CARRIED

It was noted that a bylaw amendment and at a suitable time, commission appointments will be brought forward to the Regional Board for approval.

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.pdf icon North Westside Official Community Plan Sept 2007 (page 51 .pdf or 52)
Policies:
The Regional District will:
2. Coordinate resources to ensure provision for a future school site in the general location of the "Valley of the Sun" subdivision.

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.pdf icon Highlights of the Regional Board Meeting– September 10, 2007
Advisory Planning Commission Appointees
The Regional Board has appointed two North Westside residents to the Advisory Planning Commission for that area. Helmuth Mitchell and Don Bennison will serve a two year term. The Advisory Planning Commissions for the Regional District review land use and development applications and may make recommendations for consideration of the Regional Board.

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.pdf icon Minutes of a meeting of the Westside Issues Committee held on Monday, August 27, 2007

Advisory Planning Commissions
Committee members reviewed a recommendation from the Chair of the Westside North APC regarding two appointments to the Commission.

Novakowski/Findlater, that:
It be recommended to the Regional District Board that Mr. Helmuth Mitchell and Mr. Don Bennison be appointed to the Westside North Advisory Planning Commission for a two (2) year term.

CARRIED

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.pdf icon Regional Board Agenda July 23, 2007

.pdf icon Planning Services Report July 17, 2007 - Fringe Area Planning Policies
Fringe Area Development Policies (File # 0550-00)

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.pdf icon Westside Issues Committee Meeting Minutes, February 19, 2007 (Pg. 4)

6. Appointments – Advisory Planning Commissions

The Planning Services report of October 13, 2006 proposing appointments to the Westside South Advisory Planning and Westside North Advisory Planning Commission was reviewed.

KNOWLES/NOVAKOWSKI, that;
The Westside Issues Committee recommends to the Regional Board that Doug Findlater, Peter Borszcz and Leanne Spanza be appointed to the Westside ‘South’ Advisory Planning Commission; and, Michael Duggan and Joe Lafrancesco be appointed to the Westside ‘North’ Advisory Planning Commission.

CARRIED

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.pdf icon Regional District Regular Board Meeting Minutes – March 13, 2006 (Pg. 5-6)

6.2 Development Variance Permits (Unweighted Vote)

a) Development Variance Permit Application for Ernie Marchinko (owner) located adjacent to Westshore Road. (VP-06-01) Westside Electoral Area (Electoral Areas and the Kelowna Fringe Area)

Staff reviewed the application.

Chair Hobson asked if there was anyone in the gallery who deemed their property to be affected by the variance.
Mr. Jim Edgson addressed the Board as Chair of the Westside - North Advisory Planning Commission. Although in support of the variance application, the APC has asked him to recommend that the Regional District put a process in place to prevent future occurrences. It is suggested that a point of inspection be added to the building inspection process to inspect footings before concrete is poured.

After discussion, the Board advised that the Advisory Planning Commission should put its request in writing to the Director of Inspection Services for further review and consideration.

#126/06 DINWOODIE/NOVAKOWSKI
THAT the Regional Board approve Development Variance Permit application VP-06-01 for Ernie Marchinko (owner) located adjacent to Westshore Road to vary RDCO Zoning Bylaw No. 871, s.7.1.4, by reducing the minimum front setback requirement in the R1 Single Detached Housing zone from 4.5 metres (14.8 ft) to 3.69 metres (12.10 ft) in accordance with the January 3, 2006 Site Improvement Survey, prepared by Advanced Surveying Ltd.

CARRIED

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.pdf icon Governance and Services Committee Meeting – February 25, 2005 (Pg.4)
Electoral Area Planning – large surplus swing has contributed to increase in tax requisition.
ACTION: Planning & Environment Committee to discuss budget increases to the electoral area planning at its March 9th meeting.

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Highlights of the Regional Board Meeting– May 3, 2004
McCulloch Lake Resort Acquisition
The Regional Board has received the results of the Alternate Approval Process used for the agreements to acquire McCulloch Lake Resort. While the signatures of 10% of electors were required to seek approval through referendum, only four signatures were received. The Regional District, Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs and South East Kelowna Irrigation District have formed a joint venture, offering to purchase and manage the resort. The offer requires Supreme Court approval.

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Governance and Services Committee Meeting – February 26, 2004 (Pg.3)

4.2 Regional Park Service

The Committee reviewed the regional park service. The old policy required 4 out of 6 areas to agree to any change. Due to changes to the Westside Electoral Area there are now only five areas which requires the policy to be changed.

HEIN/CANNAN
THAT the following amendments to the Regional District policy concerning tax rate limits for Regional Parks Service be recommended to the Regional Board for approval:

a) 75% of the total weighted vote of the Regional District Board to be case in favour of the proposed change; and

b) approval of 3/5 of the participants of the Regional District Regional Parks Service to be in favour of the proposed change. (In the case where a participant has more than one representative, a majority of those representatives voting in favour of the proposal is approval).

CARRIED

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Westside gets bill for rural area planning
Kelowna Capital News - By Jason Luciw - Published: March 26, 2009

If Westside wants a say in development outside its boundaries, there’ll be a small price to pay.

Development that happens in a rural area, immediately outside a municipality, is called fringe planning.

If a municipality wants to vote on such development it is then permitted to pay in to the regional district planning process.

Municipalities will often pay for fringe planning to ensure rural developments, near their borders, don’t have negative impacts on infrastructure, like roads or parks for example.

Westside’s fringe areas are considered Trepanier Valley, Crystal Resort and parts of North Westside.

To vote on development in those fringe areas, the municipality will have to pay just under $6,000, according to a report submitted to the Central Okanagan Regional District’s governance and services committee on Thursday.

The regional district board must still vote on the report, however.

And rural area directors may yet express concern with the fringe planning scheme.

That’s because municipalities carry more votes on the regional board.

So, if a rural director was in favour of a development and a municipality was not, the rural director could be outvoted.

There’s also debate around the board table as to whether that’s fair seeing as how the rural areas have no jurisdiction to vote on development inside municipalities and municipal representatives aren’t elected to address rural matters.

jluciw [at] kelownacapnews.com

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Official community plan called for by CORD board
By Jason Luciw - Kelowna Capital News - Published: March 24, 2009

Good news for residents in three Central Okanagan neighbourhoods where substantial development pressure has surfaced in the last two years.

The Central Okanagan Regional District board has decided that official community plans will proceed in June Springs and Lakeshore Road South near Kelowna’s borders and Trepanier Valley between West Kelowna and Peachland’s boundaries.

Several development applications have come forward in the areas over the last two years but the board has often struggled on how to proceed without a guiding planning document.

Official community plans will establish clear guidelines in the areas for planning staff, developers, residents and the board alike, said regional district development services director Dan Plamondon.

“In the case of the South Lakeshore area we’ve met with some residents of the community who’ve asked us to look at developing an official community plan because of the development pressures,” stated Plamondon.

The board has shot down three different development proposals from two different developers in the last two years in Lakeshore Road South, because neighbours expressed vehement opposition and environmental concerns were inadequately addressed, in the board’s opinion.

An official community plan will better equip staff in overlaying development applications with environmentally sensitive areas so the board can get a clear picture of the impact, said Plamondon.

Official community plan processes will hopefully start in all three rural areas in the second half of this year, Plamondon told the regional board Monday night. The regional district is already proceeding on a similar process in the vast North Westside rural area, north of West Kelowna, across Okanagan Lake from Lake Country and parts of Kelowna.

Meanwhile, the regional district will postpone a much broader regional growth strategy, which looks at environmental, transportation, affordable housing and sustainability issues for all of the Central Okanagan.

Chairman Robert Hobson said the board felt it was best to finish the official community plans first.

“It’s a bit of a chicken and egg debate as to whether one should do an official community plan review or a regional growth strategy first,” said Hobson.

In this case, the board also opted to wait because West Kelowna and Kelowna were conducting their official community plan reviews too.

The regional growth strategy must be completed by 2012, according to provincial legislation.

jluciw [at] kelownacapnews.com

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Adv. Plan Comm. ] Alt. Approval ] Ambulance ] Argo Road ] BC Hydro ] Budget 2010 ] Budget 2011 ] Budget 2012 ] Budget 2013 ] Budget 2014 ] Budget 2015 ] Building Inspection ] Build Laws - BC ] Build Laws - RDCO ] Building Violations ] COW Elect 08 ] COW Elect. 11 ] Director Edgson ] Dogs ] Easement Roads ] EDC ] Elect. Boundary ] Environ. Advisory ] ESS ] Finance ] Fintry Develop ] Fintry Park ] Fire Boat ] Fire Bylaws ] Fire Dept. ] Fire Dept FOI ] Fire Hydrants ] Fire Minutes ] Fires House ] FOI Act ] Friends Fintry ] Garbage ] Garbage Area ] Garbage Bylaws ] Garb Comment 08 ] Garbage Contract ] Garbage Finance ] Garbage FOI ] Garbage FOI ] Garbage La Casa ] Garbage Locker ] Garbage Minutes ] Garbage NOWESI ] Garbage Ombudsman ] Garbage Questionaire ] Garbage Secret ] Garbage Solution ] Garbage Survey ] Garbage Traders ] Governance Wide ] Government ] Helicopters ] History ] Killiney Hall ] Killiney Park ] La Casa ] Motorized Rec. ] NW OCP ] NWCA ] NWCA FOI ] NW Parks ] OKIB ] OKIB Logging ] OKIB Road ] OKIB Tax ] Peacocks ] Police Tax ] Property Tax ] RDCO ] RDCO Dog Minutes ] RDCO Jokes ] RDCO Policy ] RDCO Regs ] Report Animals ] Septic Systems ] Subdiv. History ] T. Mtn After Fire ] Terrace Mnt. Fire ] Trench Burner ] Vote Box ] Water Budget 08 ] Water Budget 09 ] Water Budget 10 ] Water Bylaws ] Water Construct ] Water FOI ] Water Grants ] Water Judgements ] Water Laws ] Water Meters ] Water Minutes ] Water Rates ] Water Right-of-Way ] Water Survey ] Water System ] Water VOS ] Water VOS Pics ] Water Well Data ] Water Wells ] Westside Road ] WR Development ] WR Incorporation ] WR Overpass ] WRIC ] Zoning Bylaw 66 ] Zoning Bylaw 1981 ] Zoning Bylaw 871 ]

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