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NORTH WESTSIDE ROAD OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN

NOW CALLED RURAL WESTSIDE OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN

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REGIONAL GROWTH STRATEGY

CENTRAL OKANAGAN WEST

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LAST UPDATE November 03, 2016

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This notice of consultation for the Rural Westside Official Community Plan Bylaw #1274 is an environmental policy and guideline update for the North Westside and Crystal Mountain areas of the Regional District of Central Okanagan.
This notice was published in the Vernon Morning Star May 7, 2010.

A public hearing has not been scheduled as yet.

They want to address any concerns residents and other stakeholders may have first, before this goes to a public hearing.

Notice of Consultation Rural Westside Official Community Plan Bylaw 1274
Rural Westside Official Community Plan Bylaw #1274
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.pdf icon 2011 Slideshow re: Regional Growth Strategy

RDCO's Regional Growth Strategy Website

RDCO's Regional Growth Strategy Webpage

.pdf icon Official Community Plan Bylaw - Enforcement Policies March 16, 2005

RDCO's website - Bylaws in Alphabetical Order

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RURAL WESTSIDE OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN BYLAW NO. 1274

Note: This refers generally to the area from Trader's Cove north along Westside Road up to and including Westshore Estates and includes the Crystal Resort area.

.pdf icon Consolidated Schedule A and Appendices (211 pages, 11 MB Updated December 2011)

Appendices
.pdf icon A1 - A6 (49 pages, 2.4 MB)
.pdf icon A9 and B8 Crystal Resort (45 pages, 6.8 MB)

Maps
.pdf icon Plan Boundaries Map (1.6 MB)
.pdf icon Agricultural Land Reserve Areas Map (1.4 MB)
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.pdf icon Future Land Use Maps (2 MB - updated November 2011)

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.pdf icon October 24, 2016 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Rural Westside OCP Application
The Regional Board has given first reading to a Rural Westside Official Community Plan (OCP) bylaw amendment. The Strata for La Casa Resort have applied to the Province to purchase three Crown Land parcels in order to develop ATV access to Terrace Mountain Forest Service Road; a swimming pool and amenities; vehicle parking and a garbage transfer station. A condition of the sale requires that the parcels be rezoned to accommodate Campground, Cabin and Motel Commercial uses. A Public Hearing will be scheduled and advertised for this application.

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.pdf icon October 24, 2016 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes

Minutes of RDCO Board meetings are not usually posted to RDCO's website until after the following meeting which would be November 10th.  If the minutes are not posted here yet, you can check RDCO's website to see if they are posted there yet.  If you want a copy of the minutes before then, contact RDCO who will have a copy of the minutes at their office within 7 days after you request a copy of the minutes.  This is in accordance to Local Government Act Procedure Bylaws and Enforcement section 794 (5) and Community Charter Other records to which public access must be provided section 97 (2)

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.pdf icon September 19, 2016 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Nothing was mentioned in the Highlights about Item 5.1 Kris Nichols, Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development re: Regional Growth Strategy

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.pdf icon September 19, 2016 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes

5. DELEGATION
5.1 Kris Nichols, Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development
re: Regional Growth Strategy (All Directors - Unweighted Corporate Vote - Simple Majority- LGA 208.1)
K. Nichols provided an overview to the Board of the benefits of adopting a Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) in the region. Staff report dated September 12, 2016 outlined background information on the RGS. Provincial staff is currently touring four regional districts providing information on RGS, what others are doing within the province, and what we are doing within the Central Okanagan.
Director Basran arrived at 7:05 p.m.
It was noted that RGS are not prescriptive-there are minimum requirements for regional districts to meet. It is all about collaboration between the regional districts, municipalities and the Province.
FORTIN/BARTYIK
THAT the report presented by Kris Nichols, Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development on the Regional Growth Strategy be received for information.
CARRIED Unanimously

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.pdf icon April 14, 2016 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Regional Growth Context Statement

The Regional Board has approved a proposed Regional Context Statement from the City of Kelowna. The statement, to be included in the City of Kelowna Official Community Plan is required under Provincial legislation and links the municipal Official Community Plan (OCP) to the Regional Growth Strategy by showing how the OCP supports and aligns with the goals and strategies of the Regional Growth Strategy.

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6.2 City of Kelowna - Regional Context Statement - [All Directors - Unweighted Vote - 208(1)]
Staff report dated April 5, 2016 provided an overview of the requirement for municipalities to provide a regional context statement to reflect the RDCO Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 1336.
FINDLATER/BAKER
THAT the Regional Board accept the City of Kelowna's proposed Regional
Context Statement in their Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No.
11205.
CARRIED Unanimously

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.pdf icon March 21, 2016 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes

8. DIRECTOR ITEMS
- Director Findlater asked that staff present the RDCO’s Strategic Priorities Plan to West Kelowna Council. The CAO will make arrangements to provide a presentation to Council.

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.pdf icon February 22, 2016 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Strategic Priorities Plan Adopted

The Regional Board has adopted its 2015-2018 Strategic Priorities Plan. It’s the framework that guides the Board and provides direction for staff in six strategic priority areas: Providing Proactive and Responsive Governance; Ensuring Asset, Service and Financial Sustainability; Nurturing Responsible Growth and Development; Protecting and Promoting Our Environment and Lifestyle; Championing Communications and Engagement and Empowering RDCO employees. The plan also outlines Strategic Initiatives in each of the priority areas.

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.pdf icon February 22, 2016 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Agenda

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RDCO Strategic Priorities Plan

The Plan guides the Board and provides direction for staff in six strategic priority areas: proactive and responsive governance; ensuring asset, service and financial sustainability; nurturing responsible growth and development; protecting and promoting the environment and lifestyle; championing communications and engagement. The Plan also outlines strategic initiatives in each of the priority areas.

#58/16 STACK /BAKER

THAT the Regional Board approve the amended 2015-2018 Strategic Priorities Plan.

CARRIED Unanimously

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

License of Occupation Modification
The Regional Board has authorized completion of a Modification Agreement with the Province to amend the License of Occupation for Rose Valley Regional Park. The new agreement will remove almost half a hectare of land from the current 230-hectares under tenure for the regional park. The land that is being removed will be used to provide an access from Bear Creek Road for a private property parcel on the north-east corner of the regional park.

Regional Growth Strategy Context Statement
The Regional Board has approved a proposed Regional Context Statement from the District of Lake Country. The statement, to be included in the District of Lake Country Official Community Plan is required under Provincial legislation. A Regional Context Statement links the Official Community Plan (OCP) of a municipality to the Regional Growth Strategy and shows how the OCP supports and aligns with the goals and strategies set out in the Regional Growth Strategy.

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

.pdf icon Item 7.2 District Of Lake Country Regional Context Statement Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No 927 2015

.pdf icon Item 8.1 Rose Valley Regional Park License Of Occupation Modification Agreement

.pdf icon Item 9.1 Security Issuing Bylaws Lake Country And Kelowna

.pdf icon Item 9.2 2015 2019 Financial Plan Amending Bylaw No 1365 2015

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Item 7.2 District Of Lake Country Regional Context Statement Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No 927 2015

SUBJECT: District of Lake Country - Regional Context Statement (RDCO File: 8430-02) Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 927, 2015

Purpose:
To incorporate an updated Regional Context Statement in the District of Lake Country's Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 750, 2010, to reflect the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 1336, 2013.

Executive Summary:
All member municipalities are required to adopt a Regional Context Statement (RGS) in their Official Community Plans (OCP) withintwD years of the adoption of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 1336, 2013 (RGS). Prior to a municipal council adopting a RCS, the Regional Board must pass a resolution accepting the RCS. To date, there are no concerns from member municipalities or affected Regional District departments regarding District of Lake Country's proposed RCS.

RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the Regional Board accepts the District of Lake Country's proposed Regional Context Statement (Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 927, 2015).

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Item 8.1 Rose Valley Regional Park License Of Occupation Modification Agreement

Purpose:
To seek Regional Board approval to execute and complete a Province of BC Modification Agreement to amend the Licence of Occupation for Rose Valley Regional Park, Licence #343500.

Executive Summary:
The Regional District has a ten (10) year licence of occupation, Licence Number 343500, for regional park purposes (Rose Valley) over parts of District Lots 4183, 1979, 4090 and 1119.  The current term of the Licence of Occupation commenced on April 7, 2006 and is scheduled to expire on April 7, 2016. The Regional District has received a Modification Agreement from the Province to amend the current tenure area of the Licence of Occupation to exclude 0.4599 hectares of land from the northwest corner of District Lot 4183.

RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the Regional Board approves the completion of a Province of BC Modification Agreement dated May 27, 2015, to amend the Licence of Occupation, Licence number 343500, for Rose Valley Regional Park subject to the receipt of a revised modification agreement with the corrected tenure area.

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Item 9.1 Security Issuing Bylaws Lake Country And Kelowna

Purpose: To approve 3 security issuing bylaws for borrowing on behalf of Lake Country and Kelowna.

Executive Summary:
Approval of three (3) security issuing bylaws is required in order for the RDCO to proceed with borrowing the funds from the Municipal Finance Authority in the Fall Issue on behalf of the Municipalities.

RDCO SI Bylaw 1362: The District of Lake Country Council has approved borrowing of $2,615,000.00 for the Okanagan Rail Corridor via Loan Authorization Bylaw 906, and a Council Resolution dated June 24th, 2015.

RDCO SI Bylaw 1363: The City of Kelowna Council has approved borrowing of $42,384,000.00 for the Police Services Building via Loan Authorization Bylaw 10900, and a Council Resolution dated June 30th, 2015.

RDCO SI Bylaw 1364: The City of Kelowna Council has approved borrowing of $15,000,000.00 for the Expansion of current Library parkade, and construction of the Memorial parkade via Loan Authorization Bylaw 10742, and a Council Resolution dated June 30, 2015.

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Item 9.2 2015 2019 Financial Plan Amending Bylaw No 1365 2015

SUBJECT: Budget Bylaw Amendment

Purpose:
To amend the Regional District of Central Okanagan 2015 - 2019 Financial Plan Bylaw No. 1356, 2015 via amending bylaw 1365.

Executive Summary:
Amendments to the 5 year Financial Plan have been proposed as follows:
199 - Vehicle Operations: To increase the capital amount from $7,500 to $13,000 for software that best meets the RDCO's needs, funded from reserves.
111 - Electoral Area Planning: To reflect a $10,000 OBWB grant received and related costs of $10,000 for the Joe Rich Creek Restoration Monitoring Program.
123 - Joe Rich Community Hall: Unforseen legal expenses of $4,000 relating to contract administration have been incurred which were not budgeted. To offset these costs, the planned $4,000 transfer to reserves has been removed to avoid a deficit.
142 - Regional Parks: Included $3.4 million for land acquisition strategy in 2016.
046 - Dog Control: Reduced HVAC/Air Conditioning capital project from $25,375 to $7,000, and increased Pound Improvement Project from $0 to $18,375 for security, cameras, and other needs.

RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the Regional District of Central Okanagan 2015 - 2019 Financial Plan Amending Bylaw 1365, 2015 be given 1st, 2nd, 3rd reading and adopted.

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7.2 District of lake Country Regional Context Statement Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 927,2015 (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

Staff report dated JUly 8, 2015 outlined that all member municipalities are required to adopt a Regional Context Statement in their Official Community Plans within two years of the adoption of the RDCO Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw.

BAKER/FINDLATER
THAT the Regional Board accepts the District of Lake Country's proposed Regional Context Statement (Lake Country Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 927,2015).

CARRIED Unanimously

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8. PARKS SERVICES

8.1 Rose Valley Regional Park - Licence of Occupation Modification Agreement (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

Staff report dated July 9, 2015 outlined the 10 Year License of Occupation for regional park purposes of Rose Valley Regional Park. The current term is due to expire April 2016. The Regional District has received a Modification Agreement from the Province to amend the current tenure area to exclude 0.4599 hectares from the Northwest corner of District Lot. 4183. Knights Gate Properties Ltd. applied to the Province for a Section 80 Roadway over the District Lot.

The Regional Board previously adopted a resolution at its September 25, 2013 (#186/13) meeting of non-support issuance of a Section 80 Roadway but supported the issuance of a temporary use permit to provide personal and private access to the existing Lot 4, District Lot 3871 through Rose Valley Regional Park.

OPHUS/FINDLATER
THAT the Regional Board approves the completion of a Province of BC Modification Agreement dated May 27,2015 to amend the Licence of Occupation, Licence Number 343500, for Rose Valley Regional Park subject to the receipt of a revised modification agreement with the corrected tenure area.

CARRIED Unanimously

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9. FINANCE SERVICES

9.1 Security Issuing Bylaws - Lake Country and Kelowna

a) Regional District of Central Okanagan Security Issuing Bylaw No. 1362, 2015, 1st, 2nd and 3rd readings and Adoption (All Directors Weighted Vote) - Lake Country

STACK/BAKER
THAT Regional District of Central Okanagan Security Issuing Bylaw No. 1362, 2015 be given first, second and third readings and adopted this 16th day of July 2015.

CARRIED Unanimously

b) Regional District of Central Okanagan Security Issuing Bylaw No. 1363, 2015, 1st, 2nd and 3rd readings and Adoption (All Directors Weighted Vote) - Kelowna

STACK/BAKER
THAT Regional District of Central Okanagan Security Issuing Bylaw No. 1363,2015 be given first, second and third readings and adopted this 16th day of July 2015.

CARRIED Unanimously

c) Regional District of Central Okanagan Security Issuing Bylaw No. 1364, 2015, 1st, 2nd and 3rd readings and Adoption (All Directors Weighted Vote) - Kelowna

STACK/BAKER
THAT Regional District of Central Okanagan Security Issuing Bylaw No. 1364, 2015 be given first, second and third readings and adopted this 16th day of July 2015.

CARRIED Unanimously

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9.2 Regional District of Central Okanagan 2015 - 2019 Financial Plan Amending Bylaw No. 1365, 2015 1st, 2nd and 3rd readings and Adoption (All Directors - Weighted Vote)

FORTIN/OPHUS
THAT Regional District of Central Okanagan 2015 - 2019 Financial Plan Amending Bylaw No. 1365, 2015 be given first, second and third readings and adopted this 16th day of July 2015.

CARRIED Unanimously

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Nothing was mentioned in the minutes about legal fees for the North Westside Road Communities Association

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.pdf icon March 12, 2015 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Regional Growth Strategy Context Statement

The Regional Board has approved a proposed Regional Context Statement from the District of West Kelowna. The statement, to be included in the District of West Kelowna Official Community Plan is required under Provincial legislation. A Regional Context Statement links the Official Community Plan (OCP) of a municipality to the Regional Growth Strategy and shows how the OCP supports and aligns with the goals and strategies set out in the Regional Growth Strategy.

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.pdf icon Item 5.1 District Of West Kelowna Regional Context Statement

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SUBJECT: District of West Kelowna - Regional Context Statement (RDCO File: 6430-02) Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 0100.29, 2015

Purpose:
To incorporate an updated Regional Context Statement in the District of West Kelowna's Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 0100 to reflect the recently adopted Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 1336.

Executive Summary:
All member municipalities are required to adopt a Regional Context Statement (RCS) in their Official Community Plans (OCP) within two years of the adoption of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 1336, 2013 (RGS). Prior to a municipal council adopting a RCS, the Regional Board must pass a resolution accepting the RCS. To date, there are no concerns from member municipalities' staff or affected Regional District departments regarding District of West Kelowna's proposed RCS.

RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the Regional Board accepts the District of West Kelowna's proposed Regional Context Statement (Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 0100.29, 2015).

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5. COMMUNITY SERVICES

Planning

5.1 District of West Kelowna Regional Context Statement - DWK Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 0100.29, 2015 (All Directors Unweighted Vote)

Staff report dated March 4, 2015 outlined the requirement for all municipalities to adopt a Regional Context Statement (RCS) in their Official Community Plans within two years of the adoption of the RDCO's Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw.
Prior toa municipal Council adopting the RCS, the Regional Board must pass a resolution accepting the RCS.

FINDLATER/BAKER
THAT the Regional Board accepts the District of West Kelowna's proposed Regional Context Statement for DWK Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 0100.29, 2015.

CARRIED Unanimously

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Nothing was mentioned in the Highlights about Director Item - Brian Reardon noted that a strategic planning session with be arranged for the Board in April, because this was a Director Item.

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10. DIRECTOR ITEMS

a) Strategic Planning - Brian Reardon noted that a strategic planning session with be arranged for the Board in April.

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.pdf icon October 9, 2014 Regional District of Central Okanagan Governance and Services Committee Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 5.1 Planning For Ecological Connectivity In The RDCO

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SUBJECT: Planning for Ecological Connectivity in the RDCO. Presentation by Dr. Lael Parrott, Director of the Okanagan Institute for Biodiversity, Resilience, and Ecosystem Services (BRAES) at UBC-Okanagan.

Purpose: To provide an update on the collaborative works being undertaken by UBC Okanagan and RDCO on ecological connectivity.

Executive Summary:
Ecological connectivity or a connected network of ecosystems is important to support ecosystem functions and the movement of species. It is also an important component in the continued provision of ecosystem services like clean air and water and contributes to the unique Central Okanagan lifestyle and environment. Planning for ecosystem connectivity starts with the identification of existing green spaces, natural areas and potential linkages but must also take land use into account. The Okanagan Region Biodiversity Conservation Strategy identified priority connectivity corridors and this mapping together with the land use information from the Regional Growth Strategy update, has led to a partnership with UBC-Okanagan to further refine ecological connectivity.

RECOMMENDATION:
THAT this Report and the presentation on Planning for Ecological Connectivity in the RDCO be received for information.

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5. Community Services

5.1 Planning for Ecological Connectivity in the RDCO (Presentation by Dr. Lael Parrott, Director of the Okanagan Institute for Biodiversity, Resilience and Ecosystem Services at UBC-Okanagan

Staff introduced Dr. Parrott to the Committee who provided an update on the ecosystem connectivity project work.

The Okanagan Region Biodiversity Conservation Strategy, led by the Okanagan Collaborative Conservation Program, identified connectivity corridors to support ecosystem functions and the movement of species. This mapping together with the land use information from the Regional Growth Strategy update, has led to a partnership with UBC-Okanagan to further refine ecological connectivity across the RDCO. The objective of this project is to assist in identifying a network of patches
and corridors whose conservation or restoration may contribute to maintaining ecosystem connectivity for a broad range of species in the Okanagan Basin.

Directors Given and Basran arrived at 8:35 a.m. Director Fielding arrived at 8:37 a.m.

Land use change may impact the landscape and affect ecological resilience or the capacity of an ecosystem to respond to disturbances. Planning to identify and maintain a connected network of ecosystems begins with existing parks, natural areas and greenways. Barriers and missing linkages need to be identified and addressed in order to ensure connectivity into the future. By combining mapping of priority environmental areas and linkages with land use, a more realistic approach to ecosystem connectivity can be achieved.

Director Singh arrived at 8:53 a.m.

A review of next steps was provided. In discussion it was noted that there is a need to get this information more widely publicized ie: saving natural parkland/grasslands. Elected officials need to be aware to build policies into OCPs and when development occurs in the valley this information should be considered by developers (build into development plans to maintain corridors) and continue to look at different functions that conservation plays into. Conservation is not a nice
to have, but an essential part to live-ability. Natural capital value needs to be linked to development. Continue to use our regional parks as a 'laboratory' to educate the public ie: interpretative signage how it relates to the environment and natural capital.

EDGSON/GIVEN
THAT the Planning for Ecological Connectivity in the RDCO presentation by Dr. Lael Parrott, Director of the Okanagan Institute for Biodiversity, Resilience and Ecosystem Services at UBC-Okanagan be received for information.

CARRIED

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.pdf icon June 23, 2014 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw Adopted

The Regional Board has adopted the new Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) Bylaw No. 1336. The RGS update has been underway since 2010 after consulting several times with the public, stakeholders, local governments, the Westbank First Nation and Okanagan Indian Band and many provincial and senior government agencies. The bylaw updates and addresses changes that have occurred across the Central Okanagan since the previous Regional Growth Strategy was adopted in 2000 while considering future sustainability for the region. As required by the Local Government Act, the bylaw has been accepted by all member municipalities and adjacent regional districts.

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7. COMMUNITY SERVICES

Bylaw: Adoption
7.1 Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 1336, 2013 (All Directors Unweighted Vote)

Staff report dated June 16th outlined that acceptance has been received from all affected local governments.

OPHUS/EDGSON
THAT the Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 1336, 2013 be given third reading and adopted this 23rd day of June 2014.

CARRIED Unanimously

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

.pdf icon Item 7.2 Update Regarding Bill 17

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Purpose:
To provide the Regional Board with information and an update on Bill 17 - Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act.

Executive Summary:
Bill 17 - Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act includes a number of amendments. Specific amendments which will affect the Regional District of Central Okanagan include the intent to terminate all land use contacts (LUC) in the province by June 30, 2024, in addition to streamlining the bylaw approval process by removing unnecessary ministerial approval.

The intent of this component of Bill 17 is to streamline the approval process for all regional districts adopting OCP's, zoning or subdivision servicing bylaws, issuing temporary use permits and amending LUC's by exempting all regional districts from ministerial approval for these types of bylaws.

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

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.pdf icon April 28, 2014 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw

The Regional Board has given second reading to the new Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 1336. It updates and responds to changes that have occurred within the Central Okanagan since the current bylaw was adopted in 2000 while addressing issues for the future sustainability of the region. The bylaw will be forwarded for approval of each member municipality and adjacent regional districts prior to final consideration and adoption.

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.pdf icon April 28, 2014 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes

9. COMMUNITY SERVICES

Planning:

Bylaw: (Second Reading)

9.1 Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 1336, 2013 (All Directors Unweighted Vote)

Staff report dated April 17, 2014 outlined the RGS review. Further discussions and meetings have occurred via the RGS Steering Committee since second reading was rescinded. In addition, municipal CAOs have met and Councils endorsed the amendments being proposed. A 60-day referral notice is now required.

FINDLATER/BASRAN
THAT RDCO Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 1336,2013 be given second reading as amended;
AND FURTHER THAT Bylaw No. 1336 be referred to member municipalities and adjacent regional districts for formal acceptance in accordance with Section 857 of the Local Government Act.

CARRIED Unanimously

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.pdf icon March 28, 2014 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

There is no Highlights of the Board Meeting for Budget Meetings for some reason??  There wasn't any for last years budget meeting either.

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2. ADDITION OF LATE ITEMS

There were no late items for the agenda.

5.4 - Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw was withdrawn from the agenda

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Bylaw: (Second Reading)

5.4 RDCO Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 1336, 2013 (All Directors Unweighted Vote) WITHDRAWN FROM THE AGENDA

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.pdf icon January 27, 2014 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Nothing was mentioned in the Highlights about Director Item - Director Fielding saying that Metro Vancouver is taking Langley to court over its Regional Growth Strategy and that this will show how Regional Growth Strategies play out in court.

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.pdf icon January 27, 2014 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon This was a Director Item so there is nothing in the agenda about Director Fielding saying that Metro Vancouver is taking Langley to court over its Regional Growth Strategy and that this will show how Regional Growth Strategies play out in court.

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

Regional Growth Strategy

The Regional Board has rescinded second reading of the Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 1336. This will allow staff to continue discussions with affected local governments in the Central Okanagan to resolve areas of concern that they have identified with the proposed update to the Regional Growth Strategy bylaw. Following these discussions, it is anticipated amendments will be presented to the Board for further consideration of the bylaw.

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7. COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

7.1 Rise & Report - Governance & Services Committee meeting of January 16, 2014

a) Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 1336, Rescind 2nd reading (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

FINDLATER/FIELDING
THAT second reading of Regional District of Central Okanagan Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 1336 be RESCINDED;
AND FURTHER THAT the Regional Board direct staff to engage in discussions with the affected local governments to resolve the items brought forward as noted in the January 16, 2014, Appendix 'A' report.

CARRIED Unanimously

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.pdf icon January 16, 2014 Regional District of Central Okanagan Governance and Services Committee Meeting Minutes

7. Community Services

Planning:

7.1 Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 1336 - Referral Responses and Next Steps

David Widdis, RGS Coordinator, provided the Board with an update on the referral responses and next steps for the region's Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw. The Board gave first and second reading to the Bylaw on October 28, 2013 and it was
referred to local governments for consideration. Since that time, staff has received comments from Kelowna, West Kelowna and Peachland that include requests for amendments. It is recommended that second reading of the bylaw be rescinded to allow for further engagement with the affected municipalities.

Staff reviewed comments received from the local governments including:
• Within 60 day period responses were received-three local governments have requested amendments.
• Some comments are substantial, others less so which may only require some minor wording changes.

BAKER/FIELDING
THAT the Governance & Services Committee recommends to the Regional Board that second reading of Regional District of Central Okanagan Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 1336,2013 be rescinded;
AND FURTHER THAT the Board direct staff to engage in discussions with the affected local governments to resolve the items brought forward as noted in Appendix 'A' of the staff report dated January 16, 2014.

CARRIED Unanimously

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.pdf icon December 9, 2013 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes

.pdf icon December 9, 2013 Regional District of Central Okanagan Statutory Board Meeting Minutes

10. NEW BUSINESS

10.1 RDCO Strategic Plan Review - Jerry Berry Consultants Inc. (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

Staff report dated December 3, 2013 outlined the review of the RDCO Strategic Plan that the Regional Board undertook in November with consultant Jerry Berry. It was agreed at that time that it would be more appropriate for the incoming Board in 2015 to set down a formalized strategic planning process and that the current Board's priority would be approval and implementation of the Regional Growth Strategy.

BAKER/FIELDING
THAT the Regional Board receive for information Jerry Berry Consultants Inc. information notes from the November 2013 strategic planning session;
AND FURTHER THAT the information be referred to the 2015 newly elected/appointed regional board for a proposed comprehensive review and the establishment of an updated Strategic Plan.

CARRIED

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11. DIRECTOR ITEMS

11.2 Regional Growth Strategy (RGS)

It was noted that the RGS is being presented to Peachland and West Kelowna Council tomorrow, as well as Kelowna and Lake Country in the next week. This will provide an opportunity for Councils to bring any issues they have with the document forward for further discussion.

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.pdf icon October 28, 2013 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw Introduced

The Regional Board has given first and second readings to the Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) Bylaw No. 1336. The RGS update has been underway since 2010 after consulting several times with the public, stakeholders, local governments, the Westbank First Nation and Okanagan Indian Band and many provincial and senior government agencies. The RGS review updates the existing Regional Growth Strategy that was adopted in 2000 by responding to changes that have occurred and addressing issues and future sustainability for the region. As required by the Local Government Act, the bylaw will now be referred to all member municipalities and adjacent regional districts for acceptance, before it is considered for adoption by the Regional Board.

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8.3 RDCO Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 1336, 2013, 1st and 2nd reading (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

Staff report dated October 22, 2013 outlined the update of the region's Regional Growth Strategy which began in 2010. Various consultation processes were involved during the review.

In discussion, regarding Schedule A, Section 3.2.6 Our Housing, Policies .4 "Support an investigation of the potential to establish a Central Okanagan Housing Authority as an opportunity to further the region's affordable and social housing efforts", as the establishment of a Central Okanagan Housing Authority is not supported by member municipalities it was agreed to delete it from the document. Staff was asked to review the document for various grammatical errors.

The bylaw will be forwarded to member municipalities and bordering regional districts for a resolution of acceptance prior to coming back to the Board for final reading and adoption.

BAKER/FIELDING
THAT in Schedule A, Section 3.2.6 Our Housing, Policies .4 "Support an investigation of the potential to establish a Central Okanagan Housing Authority as an opportunity to further the region's affordable and social housing efforts" be deleted from the document;
AND THAT the Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 1336, 2013 be given first and second readings this 28th day of October 2013, as amended;
AND FURTHER THAT Bylaw No. 1336 be referred to member municipalities and adjacent regional districts for formal acceptance, in accordance with Section 857 of the Local Government Act.

CARRIED

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.pdf icon September 12, 2013 Regional District of Central Okanagan Governance and Services Committee Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 6.1 Quarterly Program Measures Report

.pdf icon Item 5.1 And 5.2 Okanagan Wetland Strategy Habitat Connectivity

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Planning Services:
Organizational restructuring resulted in the creation of Community Services headed up by Director Chris Radford. Community Services oversees Planning Services. Ron Fralick was promoted to Manager of Planning Services effective January 1, 2013. An exemption from the requirement for ministerial approval on RDCO bylaws has been granted due to clear demonstration of the department to work effectively with referral agencies and the Province to address issues as they arise early during the bylaw review process. This exemption will streamline and reduce processing time for approval of both private landowner and RDCO initiated development applications and other bylaws subject to the exemption regulation.

110 - Regional Planning
Regional Growth Strategy: Continued consultation among the local governments, Provincial Ministries, stakeholders, Westbank First Nation and staff to finalize draft RGS Agreement. The updated Regional Growth Strategy is anticipated to be adopted in the fall of 2013. Aggregate Supply & Demand Study: A draft study, representing a key milestone of 70% completion of the project, was presented to the G&S Committee, referred out to agencies and made available to the public on June 13, 2013. Both the RGS and Aggregate Supply & Demand Study draft updates are available online at www.futureok.ca. The Board has accepted the proposed RGS and Fringe Area policy amendments for the neighbouring Thompson-Nicola Regional District. Development of Bio-Diversity Conservation Strategy carried forward from 2012 has progressed with the finalization of the Methodology and Analysis Report; inclusion of mapping in the RDCO amalgamated environmental data set and review of Draft 2 of the Connectivity document and Strategy. Staff update: Permanent part-time employee moved into a fulltime term position to replace staff member on leave. Relief employee was hired to fill the part-time position during the term.

111 - Electoral Area Planning
Application fee revenue is $7,200 higher than budgeted at June 30; three development applications totaled $11,000. To June 30, 2013, 33 lots have subdivided and 69 development enquires have been made, a significant increase compared to 4 lot subdivisions and 25 development enquiries at June 30, 2012. Fringe Area Planning cost sharing agreements work plan was presented to the Board in May 2013. Draft maps and fringe area agreement document with financials details to be prepared in the third quarter. Groundwater Study initiatives were completed in March 2013 in conjunction with OBWB and the Province regarding the location and drilling of the Ellison monitoring well. Joe Rich Rural Land Use Bylaw amendment was adopted changing the land use designation on a property to allow the owner to subdivide into two lots and bringing it in line with similar designations provided for other properties.

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6. Finance & Administrative Services

6.1 Quarterly Program Measures Report - Year-to-date June 30, 2013

The quarterly measures report, year-to-date June 30, 2013, Executive Summary was presented for information. Staff highlighted areas of note including:
• At the end of June budgets are on track. Budget revision will come forward in regards to capital costs.
• Restructuring of staff has occurred - existing and new staff.
• Trepanier Fire - paid on call reimbursement has been received from Ministry of Forests. Surplus has been reflected in revenues. The past practice is to top up paid on call wages to $30 for incident and budget remainder into reserves. Reimbursement is reflective of what other fire departments are paid for response. The question was raised whether it sets a precedent to reimburse paid-on-call at this rate? The question was raised whether the Board need to approve a policy change or is this administrative in nature? Staff noted this is within the existing budget. Need to be consistent across other communities, staff to confirm that it is consistent in the region.

OPHUS/ZIMMERMANN
THAT staff provide a report to the Board on the policy for reimbursement of paid on call emergency response for fires such as the Trepanier Fire, confirming the practice for reimbursement is consistent in the region.

CARRIED

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5. Community Services

Environmental Planning:

5.1 OBWB collaboration and Okanagan Wetland Strategy--presentation by Anna Warwick-Sears and Nelson Jatel (Okanagan Basin Water Board)
Anna Warwick-Sears introduced the topic of collaboration between the Water Board and RDCO. Solutions to water issues are bigger than one jurisdiction.
Director Baker arrived at 8:37 a.m.
Through the OBWB grant program, the RDCO and partners have been involved in a number of projects including: sensitive habitat inventory mapping; best management practices illustrations; hydrogeological assessments and modeling of aquifer systems in the central Okanagan; stream restoration and education activities on Joe Rich Creek; the "silvopasture" project in Vernon and Oyama Creek watersheds; Okanagan Lake foreshore inventory mapping; and wetland inventory, collaboration and prioritization.
Nelson Jatel provided an update on the Okanagan Wetland Strategy and the ground water study. RDCO Community Services Planning Section is working in collaboration with the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) on a number of initiatives related to water conservation and quality, including input on the Regional Growth Strategy.
Director Stack arrived at 8:47 a.m.
Regional planning function is imperative to the strategy as it has to be bigger than Central Okanagan boundaries. The majority of funding comes from senior governments. Wetlands are the 'kidneys' of the environment. The Strategy is looking at emerging issues and collecting the dots between data currently available and future data.

Discussion:
- Director Baker noted that Lake Country is supporting a resolution at UBCM to get more staffing in environment offices in the Okanagan. Jatel noted they don't see a trend for increased staffing being re-routed to the environment. The answer is going to rest in new solutions to consider and dealing with constricted budgets.
- If new sources of revenue are taxed, need to ensure the funds are being directed to the areas identified.
- Are there any results back from the Joe Rich water study? The data from Joe Rich is just beginning-limited data sets available, still playing catch-up. It is imperative to share data in a meaningful way to help local government in the decisions they are required to make when it comes to development.
- Is the OBWB looking at working with local governments on storage of water, particularly high level? Storage is something that is done by individual water utilities. Storage is multi-jurisdictional as well - province, local governments, First Nations.
- Lobbying provincial representatives re: water quantity/quality affects health care.
- It is one water basin, We all have to work together to protect water sources,
- One of the issues RDCO is looking at is the emergency program for climate change including: continuity of service, adaption including catastrophic events, flood risk assessments/mapping critical to the future.

ZIMMERMANN/FIELDING
THAT the presentation by Anna Warwick-Sears and Nelson Jatel, Okanagan Basin Water Board on the Okanagan Wetland Strategy be received for information.

CARRIED

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5.2 Habitat connectivity in the Okanagan Region--presentation by Dr, Lael Parrot (UBC-O) Species at risk

Another collaborative environmental planning project that has been partially funded through RDCO is the Biodiversity Conservation Strategy. The information and mapping on habitat connectivity that has been developed in conjunction with the
project, together with the land use information from the Regional Growth Strategy update, has led to a partnership with UBCO to further refine habitat connectivity across the RDCO area, The objective of this project is to assist in identifying a terrestrial network of patches and corridors whose conservation or restoration may contribute to maintaining habitat connectivity for a broad range of species in the Okanagan Basin. Restoring habitat connectivity once it has been lost is considerably more costly and much less effective than conserving existing native habitat. Dr. Lael Parot provided a presentation on identifying priority areas for conserving habitat connectivity in the Okanagan Region.

The vision of the group: maintaining ecological functional landscape in the Okanagan; support and sustain native biodiversity; maintain habitat connectivity for native species throughout the valley and with Washington State.

Why is it important to maintain natural habitats? To maintain quality of life, local ecosystem is unique to Canada, 25% of species at risk are located here.

How much habitat is enough? Minimal values includes 40% of historic watershed wetland coverage; 50% native vegetation cover or more at the watershed scale to support most species and healthy aquatic system, 75% of stream lengths should be vegetated.

Some previous work has been done by Okanagan Collaborative Conservation Program and the South Okanagan Conservation Program. Objective of program was reviewed as well as the method of work UBC-O is doing. Working groups are being formed which includes Washington State. Species don't know about borders
- collaboration is imperative.

Discussion:
- As you do the mapping and analysis will remediation be done as well? The first step is to identify what we have in the current landscape that can be conserved.

Remediation gets into a whole other field which would need funding. This project may identify priority areas.
- How do you anticipate local governments to be involved? That is why they are here today - currently contact is with local government staff.
- The challenge in conservation is identifying where subdivisions are - what is on public lands, what is on private lands.
Director Gray arrived at 9:35 a.m.
- Important to review/look at restrictive development to protect the natural landscape. Need to look at extreme scenarios - public dialogue will be important.
- What is the timeline to present some information to staff/board? Connectivity maps - 12 to 18 months. Honor thesis available by May 2014. Larger project simulation models - 5 year project plus.
- Important to establish environmental contacts with each of the municipalities staff can assist with this. Important to engage with all staff, at all levels.
- Bringing First Nations in is critical at the beginning of the process and bringing in their values as well.
- This work fits in with the Regional Growth Strategy.

STACK/BAKER
THAT the presentation by Dr. L. Parrot (UBC-O) on habitat connectivity in the Okanagan region be received for information.

CARRIED

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.pdf icon July 29, 2013 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Brent-Trepanier Land Use Applications

The Regional Board did not give first reading to proposed land use designation changes for a property adjacent to Paradise Valley Drive and Trepanier Road in the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area. The applicant requested discharge of a Land Use Contract; and amendments to the Brent Road – Trepanier Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw in order to allow a proposed three lot Country Residential subdivision from the existing 3.32-hectare property. The application was not supported by the Board for several reasons: it is contrary to growth management in the area; the proposed zoning is not supported by the Official Community Plan and it doesn’t meet the community water system servicing requirement of the Subdivision and Servicing Bylaw. In addition, there is no local fire protection or community water system available in this part of the electoral area.

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Planning:

9.2 Regional Growth Strategy Review Update (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

Staff report dated July 23, 2013 provided a current review of the update of the draft Regional Growth Strategy.

David Widdis provided an overview of the RGS update comments received to date:

• Review messaging: manage growth effectively and efficiently; there are limits to growth; minimize the impact on future generations.
• Review of sections added in this update include: climate, food, land and health.
• RGS is not a land specific document. Any comments received regarding land specific issues were referred directly to the appropriate municipality.
• 'Shall' is used in the draft instead of 'may'. The question was raised whether this wording should be used or just the policy statements. Removing shall of concern: will this limit the RDCO ability to request specific information when it comes to development? This only applies to the one line prior to the policy statements. Policy statements will still have to be followed.
• Clarity on process. Is it intended each partner will get a specific presentation? Staff: The idea is to bring the draft forward to determine if the document still makes sense? If changes need to be made there is time to do this. A draft bylaw will be brought forward to the Board and there will be a 60-day period for comment from local governments. Presentations can be
made to Councils if they so wish. All municipal staff have been involved in the process from the beginning, as well as elected official forums.
• Food - there is nothing about genetically modified food, is this an issue-is it a policy gap? This has not come up in any discussion to date. The Province has said they plan to develop policies around this issue.
• Transportation - should electric vehicle encouragement be considered?
• Rural development - should more specific information on rural growth be included in the RGS? Rural lifestyle, rural OCPs may cover this. One of the legislative roles is to minimize growth in rural areas.
• The draft includes compilation of data, consultation and information presented. The current timeline to complete the review has been extended slightly because funding approvals were late. $600,000 is available for the update with just over $200,000 spent to date. If all the grant funds are not spent it will go back.
• The next step is a bylaw for the Board to consider in the fall.
• Concern was expressed if the RGS is just another layer of bureaucracy? DWK will not support the document as is. Wording may be too prescriptive, such as words like 'we agree'.
• There is no specific definition of what a major OCP amendment is? Is one required? This should be considered and possibly defined. These policies are already in each of the municipal OCPs-they are there now.
• The RGS affirms good planning policies which municipalities have in place this is just affirming these policies. It does not fetter local Councils at all.
• Need to move forward with the draft bylaw so more specific comments can be reviewed.
• Need statements that 'we' can all agree about. There is independence in municipalities and electoral areas. These are fairly basic principles. OCP amendments have never come to the Regional Board. Need to agree on some basic principles, some of which the Province requires to be included in the RGS. Define major at the 'high bar' level not at a minor level. Careful with 'specific' statements - set up for success, not failure.

EDGSON/STACK
THAT the Regional Board receive the updated Regional Growth Strategy review information and direct staff to incorporate and refine language definitions further
including what is considered 'major';
AND THAT the Board discuss the draft RGS document more informally at a future meeting.

CARRIED

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Planning:

9.2 Regional Growth Strategy Review Update (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

Staff report dated July 23, 2013 provided a current review of the update of the draft Regional Growth Strategy.

David Widdis provided an overview of the RGS update comments received to date:
• Review messaging: manage growth effectively and efficiently; there are limits to growth; minimize the impact on future generations.
• Review of sections added in this update include: climate, food, land and health.
• RGS is not a land specific document. Any comments received regarding land specific issues were referred directly to the appropriate municipality.
• 'Shall' is used in the draft instead of 'may'. The question was raised whether this wording should be used or just the policy statements. Removing shall of concern: will this limit the RDCO ability to request specific information when it comes to development? This only applies to the one line prior to the policy statements. Policy statements will still have to be followed.
• Clarity on process. Is it intended each partner will get a specific presentation? Staff: The idea is to bring the draft forward to determine if the document still makes sense? If changes need to be made there is time to do this. A draft bylaw will be brought forward to the Board and there will be a 60-day period for comment from local governments. Presentations can be made to Councils if they so wish. All municipal staff have been involved in the process from the beginning, as well as elected official forums.
• Food - there is nothing about genetically modified food, is this an issue-is it a policy gap? This has not come up in any discussion to date. The Province has said they plan to develop policies around this issue.
• Transportation - should electric vehicle encouragement be considered?
• Rural development - should more specific information on rural growth be included in the RGS? Rural lifestyle, rural OCPs may cover this. One of the legislative roles is to minimize growth in rural areas.
• The draft includes compilation of data, consultation and information presented. The current timeline to complete the review has been extended slightly because funding approvals were late. $600,000 is available for the update with just over $200,000 spent to date. If all the grant funds are not spent it will go back.
• The next step is a bylaw for the Board to consider in the fall.
• Concern was expressed if the RGS is just another layer of bureaucracy? DWK will not support the document as is. Wording may be too prescriptive, such as words like 'we agree'.
• There is no specific definition of what a major OCP amendment is? Is one required? This should be considered and possibly defined. These policies are already in each of the municipal OCPs-they are there now.
• The RGS affirms good planning policies which municipalities have in place this is just affirming these policies. It does not fetter local Councils at all.
• Need to move forward with the draft bylaw so more specific comments can be reviewed.
• Need statements that 'we' can all agree about. There is independence in municipalities and electoral areas. These are fairly basic principles. OCP amendments have never come to the Regional Board. Need to agree on some basic principles, some of which the Province requires to be included in the RGS. Define major at the 'high bar' level not at a minor level. Careful
with 'specific' statements - set up for success, not failure.

EDGSON/STACK
THAT the Regional Board receive the updated Regional Growth Strategy review information and direct staff to incorporate and refine language definitions further including what is considered 'major';
AND THAT the Board discuss the draft RGS document more informally at a future meeting.

CARRIED

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.pdf icon June 13, 2013 Regional District of Central Okanagan Governance and Services Committee Meeting Minutes

7.2 Regional Growth Strategy Update (David Widdis)

Staff report dated June 4, 2013 provided an update on the Regional Growth Strategy review, David Widdis provided a brief overview noting that consultation is ongoing:

• Draft has been completed after various reviews, consultation, etc.
• Ensuring we can support and bring a regional voice forward to the Province on regional issues.
• Directors asked to take back the draft to Councils and have them review it and provide comments prior to July 18. Not a formal referral process - just more input requested.
• Open houses scheduled next week - more information will be gather and staff will bring forward a draft bylaw in the fall.

Discussion:
-West Kelowna directors noted in the present form DWK will not likely support. DWK needs to address with staff what their further concerns are. 'Shall' word infringes on municipal governments.

BASRAN/GIVEN
THAT the Governance & Services Committee receives the Regional Growth Strategy Review report of June 4, 2013 for information.

CARRIED

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.pdf icon March 14, 2013 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Special Board Meeting

TNRD Growth Strategy Supported

The Regional Board has accepted the proposed Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) and Fringe Area Policy amendments for the neighbouring Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD). The review process to amend the TNRD Regional Growth Strategy has been underway since 2011. Before any RGS can be adopted, the Local Government Act requires the support of all affected local governments.

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6. COMMUNITY SERVICES

6.1 Regional Growth Strategy Amendment Bylaw - Thompson-Nicola Regional District (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

Staff report dated March 1, 2013 outlined that the Thompson-Nicola Regional District initiated a minor amendment process in its review of the Regional Growth Strategy. As per the Local Government Act the bylaw must be accepted by other regional districts.

FIELDING/EDGSON
THAT the Thompson-Nicola Regional District's Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 2409 be accepted by the Regional Board of the Regional District of Central Okanagan.

CARRIED

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Wyles v. Stout, 1995 CanLII 2712 (BC SC)
Date: 1995-05-26
Docket: 12318
URL: http://canlii.ca/t/1dr4n
Citation: Wyles v. Stout, 1995 CanLII 2712 (BC SC), <http://canlii.ca/t/1dr4n> retrieved on 2013-03-20

12 The appellants submit that the Official Community Plan is only a planning document and because it requires further implementation before it becomes effective the zoning by-law must take precedence to it. The appellants refer to the judgment of Gould, J. in Capozzi Enterprises Ltd. v. Regional District of Central Okanagan (1979) 94 D.L.R. (3d) 80. In that case the plaintiff sought a declaration that an Official Regional Plan by-law passed by a Regional District was of no force and effect because its passage had not complied with the provisions for passing zoning by-laws. The declaration was refused on the basis that the by-law in question was not a zoning by-law. In that case the court found that where a plan is enacted that is general in nature and has prospective application which will affect future developments rather than the present rights and privileges the court will not find that the plan is a zoning by-law as opposed to an Official Plan even though the Official Plan goes some way in establishing constraints and details permitted uses.

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.pdf icon November 26, 2012 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 6.4 District Of West Kelowna Service Participation (Economic Development Commission, Regional Planning, Transportation Demand Management, Noxious Weeds and Insect Control, Air Quality)

.pdf icon Item 8.2 Regional Growth Strategy Update Public Engagement

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Planning
8.2 Report regarding Regional Growth Strategy Update (6430-40) Central Okanagan West and East Electoral Areas (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

Staff report dated November 19, 2012 outlined the public engagement consultation results for the update of the Regional Growth Strategy. The public was encouraged to complete the 'Do It Yourself' Discussion Guide either on-line or as a downloadable file. Staff received 31 responses. The youth consultation process had a higher response rate. The engagement was completed through a survey and social media targeted at grades 8-12 as well as post secondary students. Staff received 473 responses. A second elected official forum was held in the fall with 46 individuals attending.

Sustainability Solutions Group, Lindsay Cole, reviewed the results of the public engagement including the outcome to move forward in areas where consensus exists, support ongoing dialogue on priority issues and develop a social media strategy (benefit by building a social media community in the long-term, increasingly that is where the public is looking for information).

The question was raised when the draft bylaw will be available for review. Staff noted that it will be brought forward in early 2013 as previously scheduled.

Concern was expressed with regards to wording within the document ie: to be careful when using consensus (but, it was noted that consensus typically means can live with the results, not necessarily in favor of everything); can policy decisions be made to 'motherhood' type questions?; a lot of what is in the document is also in municipal OCPs including land use decisions within the municipality and next steps will come through the land use decisions in each community; municipalities will incorporate goals in their own community ie: air quality was identified in the first RGS, what kind of health impacts do you want, what kind of airshed do you want to see. Need to believe in collaboration and cooperation--that is what the next generation is looking for and that is what elected officials need to model at the table.

The Board was reminded that this is an update of the current RGS which is to be updated every 5 years or so. The bylaw, after first reading, will be forwarded to member municipalities and bordering regional districts for comment.

EDGSON/BAKER
THAT the Regional Board receives for information the Regional Growth Strategy Phase 2 public engagement results.

CARRIED

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.pdf icon July 23, 2012 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes

12. DIRECTOR ITEMS

c) City of Kelowna Press Release

Director Gray noted that the City of Kelowna, earlier today, issued a press release that Kelowna will be reviewing extension of boundaries to include Ellison, June Springs, Lakeshore Road, and the South Slopes. Council has embarked on a study and discussion with Lake Country regarding a potential boundary adjustment between Lake Country and Kelowna and have also
agreed to look at whether there is an appetite of the public for extension of Kelowna's boundary.

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.pdf icon July 23, 2012 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Regional Growth Strategy Discussion Papers

The Regional Board has received updated information on the process of developing a new Regional Growth Strategy. Six new detailed discussion papers have been prepared that will be used this fall for input from the public, stakeholders and elected officials. The papers present information on: Economic Development, Environmental Protection, Housing, Parks and Open Spaces, Transportation and Mobility and Water Resources, Lakes and Streams. They are available for viewing at the Regional District office and on the Regional Growth Strategy website www.futureok.ca.

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Planning:

9.2 Report regarding Regional Growth Strategy Transportation Discussion Paper (6430-40) (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

Staff report of July 17, 2012 outlined the background of the RGS Transportation Discussion Paper. An executive summary was provided for the Board's review. The main objective of the transportation discussion paper is to provide a forum for policy analysis of the issue and update the information on regional transportation to support strategic direction in the future.
Staff further outlined the RGS process as part of updating the region's Regional Growth Strategy. The timelines for the update and the purpose of the discussion papers were highlighted. An elected official forum will be held in October to provide an opportunity for further input into the papers, including:
Economic Development, Environmental Protection, Housing, Parks and Open Spaces, Transportation and Mobility and Water Resources, Lakes and Streams. They are available for viewing at the Regional District office and on the Regional Growth Strategy website www.futureok.ca.

EDGSON/BAKER
THAT the Regional Board receive for information the Regional Growth Strategy Transportation Discussion paper.

CARRIED

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.pdf icon June 25, 2012 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

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Bylaws: (Second and Third Reading, Reconsideration & Adoption) (Unweighted Vote)

8.4 i) Elilison Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1124-03 for D. & L. Tulloch, V. Jefferies, and D. & G. Caruk (owners) and Donald Tulloch (agent) to amend the Ellison Official Community Plan from Rural 4 Ha to Rural 2 Ha located adjacent to Postill Lake Road. Central Okanagan East Electoral Area (All Directors)

HANSON/BAKER
THAT Ellison Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1124-03 be given second and third readings, reconsidered and adopted this 25th day of June 2012.

CARRIED

ii) Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 871-213 for the above to amend the zoning from RU2 (Rural 2) to RU6 (Small Holdings). (Z12/03) Central Okanagan East Electoral Area (Electoral Areas and Kelowna Fringe Area)

HANSON/EDGSON
THAT Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 871-0213 be given second and third readings, reconsidered and adopted this 25th day of June 2012.

CARRIED

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.pdf icon June 14, 2012 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

South Slopes Official Community Plan (OCP)

The Regional Board has adopted the new South Slopes Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1304. This is the first OCP for the area which includes the electoral area outside the City of Kelowna boundary between June Springs Estates and the south portion of Lakeshore Road and was developed after more than one year of extensive public consultation. One of the primary objectives in developing the area OCP is incorporation of several environmental Development Permit requirements that previously were not in place to ensure the protection of important environmental values and areas. The bylaw also identifies the ‘Kelowna Mountain’ properties as a Recreation Resort Study Area which indicates the secondary planning process required prior to consideration of any future change in land use.

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

Brent Road-Trepanier OCP Adopted

The Regional Board has adopted the first Official Community Plan (OCP) bylaw for the Brent Road and Trepanier areas of the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area. It was developed after an extensive public consultation process and incorporates environmental Development Permit requirements that were previously not in place to ensure important environmental values and areas are protected. The new Official Community Plan will serve as a guide by the Regional Board for consideration of land use change applications in the two areas.

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Correspondence

7.2 Letter of request from Regional District of North Okanagan to support the funding application for a Regional Growth Strategy Integrated Implementation Plan (0470-01 /6430-40) (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

Staff report dated April 13, 2012 outlined a request from the Regional District of North Okanagan for a letter of support for an application to UBCM for their Regional Growth Strategy Integrated Implementation Plan. It was noted that regional growth strategies are a collaborative process among stakeholders and that NORD's implementation plan will assist the Central Okanagan in the future as we complete our RGS update and consider funding applications.

It was noted that the documentation from NORD did not state how the funds will be use or what the deliverables are. Staff noted the funds, if received, will likely be used to complete and implement their RGS plans and studies.

GIVEN/BASRAN
THAT the Regional Board of the Regional District of Central Okanagan supports the Regional District of North Okanagan's funding application for the 2012 Integrated Community Sustainability Planning/Capacity Building grant for the development of a Regional Growth Strategy Integrated Implementation Plan.

CARRIED

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.pdf icon Item 7.4 Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 871-211.pdf

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The amendments to the text of the bylaw include;

  • Clarifying the intent of prohibited uses;

  • Clarifying the permitted area to be used for Home Based Business, Major and Home Based Business in an Agricultural Zone;

  • Clarifying bed and breakfast accommodation regulations; and

  • Clarifying the definition of 'housing animals'.

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Bylaws: (First Reading) (Unweighted Vote)

7.4 Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 871-211 for Regional District of Central Okanagan (applicant) to amend the text and mapping of Zoning Bylaw No. 871, 2000 (Z12/01) Central Okanagan West and East Electoral Areas (All Directors)

Staff report dated April 17, 2012 outlined zoning amendment which has been initiated in house for text and mapping amendments to Zoning Bylaw 871. Staff outlined the rationale.

EDGSON/HANSON
THAT Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 871-211 (application Z12/01) be given first reading this 23rd day of April 2012;
AND FURTHER THAT the application be scheduled for a Public Hearing.

CARRIED

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Brent Road-Trepanier Official Community Plan Bylaw

The Regional Board has given second and third reading to a new Official Community Plan (OCP) Bylaw for the Brent Road and Trepanier neighbourhoods of the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area. This is the first OCP for the area and was developed after an extensive public consultation process. One of the primary objectives in developing the OCP is to incorporate environmental Development Permit requirements currently not in place, to ensure important environmental values and areas are protected.

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Bylaws: (Second and Third Reading) (Unweighted Vote)

7.5 RDCO Brent Road / Trepanier OCP Bylaw No. 1303, Central Okanagan West Electoral Area (6480-80) (All Directors)

Staff report outlined the OCP bylaw. In follow-up to discussions at the Public Hearing the following was highlighted: municipal boundary expansion is a governance issue, strengthen language to ensure source drinking water is protected and that fire protection will always be an issue of concern in rural areas.

One of key issues of concern to the municipality is the District of Peachland's watershed. There needs to be greater emphasis (pg 30 - 08) on protecting the watershed: change to "Ensure protection of water quality and quantity" instead of 'support efforts to protect water quality and quantity'. Similar changes to be made to policies P4 & P5 of the 'Water and Riparian Protection' sections on page 31. Pg 58, it needs to be clear that extension of boundaries is a governance issue with the District of Peachland.

The issue of rural residential land designation was raised - designation is large rural properties with minimal services and some limitations consisting of a 4ha minimum lot size, It was noted that there has not been a lot of opposition to
the 4ha minimum lot size. There are always individuals who will want to subdivide properties but RDCO currently has to abide by its' subdivision servicing bylaw that is why there are policies in place. There is still potential for subdivision but none envisioned at this time. Should an application for subdivision come forward the applicant would be required to provide and
support potable water servicing and fire protection. If connection to municipal water and sewer is required the applicant would have to consider boundary expansion to a local municipality. An applicant may not get everything they want--subdivision is possible but only on individual application confirming that water is available, fire protection is considered, and sewer issues resolved.

The RDCO's Regional Growth Strategy does not support increased density in the rural areas. Any amendment to lot size would affect all electoral areas in the region.

Bordering municipalities have developed urban containment boundaries rather than continued residential sprawl and may not be interested in expanding their borders to offer urban type services. Some areas are not environmentally sustainable if future development would be considered. Most rural residents have chosen a rural lifestyle and do not want small lot size. If urban services (water, sewer, fire protection) are wanted one may need to live in an urban area or consider such services will be at great expense. Continuing subdivision is not a panacea for fire protection in Trepanier or any other area.

Interface areas are, and will continue to be faced with fire protection issues. It is one of the reasons the Province developed interface fire protection measures for rural areas to consider.

EDGSON/FINDLATER
THAT Brent Road / Trepanier Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1303 be given second and third readings, as amended;
AND FURTHER THAT reconsideration and adoption be withheld pending receipt of formal bylaw approval from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

CARRIED

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Brent Road-Trepanier Official Community Plan Bylaw

The Regional Board has given second and third reading to a new Official Community Plan (OCP) Bylaw for the Brent Road and Trepanier neighbourhoods of the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area. This is the first OCP for the area and was developed after an extensive public consultation process. One of the primary objectives in developing the OCP is to incorporate environmental Development Permit requirements currently not in place, to ensure important environmental values and areas are protected.
 

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Grant Funding Allocations

The Regional Board has approved spending funds from two different senior government grant programs. The Regional District will enter into the General Strategic Priorities Fund Agreement with the Canada and BC governments and use $405,000 from the Federal Gas Tax Revenues for completion of the updated Regional Growth Strategy.

In addition, the Board has approved using this year’s basic regional district grant of $169,916 from the BC Government Strategic Community Investment Fund for financing the recently completed roofing upgrade at the KLO Road administration building.

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2. ADDITION OF LATE ITEMS

8.2 Approval of Strategic Community Investment Funds - Gas Tax Agreement

Director Hanson requested Kelowna Mountain be added to the agenda (6.4)

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3. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA

BAKER/HANSON
THAT the agenda be adopted as amended.

CARRIED

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6.3 Regional Growth Strategy - General Strategic Priorities Fund Gas Tax Agreement (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

BAKER/GIVEN
THAT the Regional Board approves entering into the General Strategic Priorities Fund Agreement under the agreement on the transfer of Federal Gas Tax Revenues for the Regional Growth Strategy Review Update with UBCM in the amount of $405,000.

CARRIED

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8.2 Approval of Strategic Community Investment Funds - Gas Tax Agreement (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

FIELDING/BAKER
THAT the Regional Board approves entering into the 2012-2014 Strategic Community Investment Funds (Regional District Basic Grant) Agreement;
AND FURTHER THAT the Strategic Community Investment Funds - Regional District Basic Grant for 2012 of $169,916 be directed toward the financing of the KLO roof project.

CARRIED (Ophus opposed)

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Court Judgement back in 1995 in regards to Official Community Plan

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Date of Release: May 26, 1995 No. 12318
Vernon Registry

REASONS FOR JUDGMENT OF THE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE HAMILTON
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

BETWEEN: )

Leslie Richard Wyles and Dona Ori Guertin )
Appellants

AND:

Ian Stout, Approving Officer of the City of Penticton
Respondents

Place and date of hearing: Kelowna, British Columbia May 23, 1995

R.M. Moffat Counsel for the appellants
D.A. Clancy Counsel for the respondents
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1 The appellants appeal, pursuant to s.89 of the Land Title Act, from the September 8, 1994 refusal of the City of Penticton's Approving Officer, Ian Stout, to approve a plan of subdivision of the appellants land. The land is a 35 acre parcel zoned agricultural and formerly used as a gravel pit which the appellants wish to subdivide into six parcels of approximately two hectares

21 The respondent says that, on the basis of the law as set out particularly in the recent decision of the court in Cole v. Anderson, the Approving Officer was correct in looking to the Official Community Plan in determining what was in the public interest.

22 I find that the Approving Officer was entitled to consider the Official Community Plan in determining what was in the public interest and that, having done so, it cannot be said that his decision was based on a totally inadequate factual basis. I find here that the Approving Officer was, in the words of Simpson v. City of Vancouver (supra), "honestly endeavouring to comply with the duties imposed on (him) by the legislature in planning the coherent and logical development of (his) areas."

23 The appeal is dismissed.

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.pdf icon March 8, 2012 Regional District of Central Okanagan Governance and Services Committee Meeting Minutes

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.pdf icon February 17, 2012 Regional District of Central Okanagan Governance and Services Committee Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 1 Budget Presentation.pdf

.pdf icon Item 1a Budget Piechart.pdf

.pdf icon Item 1b Budget Summaries.pdf

.pdf icon Item 1c Tax Requisitions and Rates.pdf

.pdf icon Item 2 Financial Plan Contents.pdf

.pdf icon Item 2a Environmental Services - Engineering.pdf

.pdf icon Item 2b Environmental Services - Waste Management.pdf

.pdf icon Item 3a Development Services - Planning.pdf

.pdf icon Item 3b Development Services - Protection Services.pdf

.pdf icon Item 3c Development Services - Inspection Services.pdf

.pdf icon Item 4 Parks Services.pdf

.pdf icon Item 5 Finance and Administration.pdf

.pdf icon Item 6 Corporate Services.pdf

.pdf icon Item 6a Corporate Services - Policing Liaison Services.pdf

.pdf icon Item 7 Economic Development Commission.pdf

.pdf icon Item 8 Regional Board.pdf

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.pdf icon February 17, 2012 Regional District of Central Okanagan Governance and Services Committee Meeting Minutes

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Regional Planning
-Tax requisition down slightly. Gas tax funds and FCM grant approval has been received for the update of Regional Growth Strategy. Confirmed the RDCO can bill quarterly for RGS grant funds which will provide better reconciliation.
-Clarify fringe area planning process. What will be the impact to budgets? The municipalities have been asked to respond to this issue and have not yet done so.
-Why is there an increase in staffing costs--casual and summer student? Summer student involved in OCP work (PIBC members receive reduction in course fees if student taken on).

Electoral Area Planning
-Fringe area planning costs and how they will be shared? The municipalities have been asked to respond to this issue and have not yet done so.
-There are sufficient funds in place for the South Slopes OCP as proposed by the Board.

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

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

CARRIED

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8.4 Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) Review - Regional Greenhouse Gas Emissions Assessment

Staff report dated February 9, 2012 provided a review of the regional greenhouse gas emissions assessment. Staff confirmed that gas tax funds have recently been approved to assist with the update of the RGS. Issue and policy areas highlighted.
Continue to meet and collaborate with municipal staff and public.

Yuill Herbert, of Sustainability Solutions, provided an update for the Committee on the greenhouse gas implications of land-use scenarios for the Regional Growth Strategy. The results of the GHG model provide insight to possible GHG emissions and energy consumption base on potential futures. The developed scenarios are not a forecast but possible outcomes. The Local Government Act requires targets for local governments to work towards creating a healthy, livable and sustainable community. The effort to reduce GHG emissions benefits the community through lower capital and operating costs, improvement to health, and opportunities for economic development.

The report will be posted on the Regional District's website for public information.

OPHUS/GAMBELL
THAT the Regional Growth Strategy Review on regional greenhouse gas emissions assessment be received.

CARRIED

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Regional Committee Structure Review

The Regional Board has approved adjustments affecting its advisory committees. Among the major changes: the Central Okanagan East Advisory Planning Commission will be eliminated. Staff will present a report to the Board at a future meeting on the membership options for the Environmental Advisory Commission. The requirement for a Central Okanagan Dog Advisory Committee will be considered during the overall review of the Dog Control Service. Several other inactive Board committees have also been discontinued. The Central Okanagan West Advisory Planning Commission will remain active.

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7. COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

7.1 Rise and Report - Governance & Services Committee meeting of February 9, 2012

d) RDCO Committee Structure (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

EDGSON/STACK
THAT the Regional District's 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 - not 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

CARRIED

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2. Addition of Late Items to the Agenda

Item 8.1 Letter from the City of Kelowna re: 'Kelowna Mountain'

3. Adoption of the Agenda

EDGSON/FIELDING
THAT the agenda be adopted.

CARRIED

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8. Development Services

8,1 Options for Proceeding with the Proposed RDCO South Slopes Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1304 (As per Board Resolution #22/12 of Jan. 23, 2012 'Kelowna Mountain' proposal)

Staff report dated February 2, 2012 provided a review of the Regional Board's discussions at its January 1i h meeting with regards to the proposed RDCO South Slopes Official Community Plan Bylaw and the 'Kelowna Mountain' proposal.

At the request of the Regional Board, City of Kelowna was asked to review the proposal from 'Kelowna Mountain' through the fringe area referral process. It was noted that there is currently no formal application from 'Kelowna Mountain'.
Kelowna, recognizing that a project of this magnitude would have technical and financial impacts, note that the City is not prepared or able to undertake a review on the basis of the information provided by 'Kelowna Mountain'. Kelowna's
recommendation would be that the RDCO designate the area in question as a 'recreation resort special study area' and move forward with a Public Hearing at which time the Board could hear from the applicant and the public.

Staff outlined that this process would take a great deal of resources and time.

Consultants would be required to assist with the proposal. Staff outlined the options if the area was identified before first reading, or identified after first reading and a public hearing. The timeline for either process would be about the same and
is dependent upon on the proponent and the reports required. It was noted that a voluntary gifting agreement would be required as the Regional District's cannot receive DCCs, that a study zone does not guarantee the proponent approvals, that
due process would be given as with any developer, but that the referral process and studies do take time.

The question was raised what the issues are with the June Springs area. The electoral area director will continue to discuss with staff options which might be considered in the OCP.

OPHUS/GIVEN
THAT the Governance and Services Committee recommend that staff bring forward a resolution to the Regional Board for consideration to include that the Regional Board proceed with consideration of the South Slopes Official Community Plan identifying 'Kelowna Mountain' as a recreation resort study area prior to first reading.

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South Slopes Official Community Plan

The Regional Board has agreed to proceed with consideration of the proposed Official Community Plan (OCP) Bylaw No. 1304 for the South Slopes area of the Central Okanagan East Electoral Area. The Board has asked that prior to first reading, a Recreation Resort Special Study Area be identified in the OCP for a proposed future ‘Kelowna Mountain’ development. The OCP will be used to guide land use decisions and applications in the area, which isn’t currently covered by an Official Community Plan and as a result is not subject to Development Permit requirements which protect important environmental values and areas.

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7. COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

7.1 Rise and Report - Governance & Services Committee meeting of February 9, 2012

e) Proposed RDCO South Slopes Official Community Plan Bylaw No, 1304

HANSON/BLANLEIL
THAT the Regional Board proceed with consideration of the RDCO South Slopes Official Community Plan Bylaw No, 1304 identifying, prior to first reading, 'Kelowna Mountain' as a recreation resort study area.

CARRIED

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Brent Road/Trepanier Official Community Plan

The Regional Board has given first reading to the proposed Official Community Plan (OCP) Bylaw No. 1303 for the Brent Road – Trepanier area of the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area. The OCP will be used to guide land use decisions and applications in the area, which isn’t currently covered by an Official Community Plan and as a result is not subject to Development Permit requirements which protect important environmental values and areas. The bylaw has been developed after an extensive public consultation process over the past 12 months. A Public Hearing will be scheduled in February and advertised to provide further input into the proposed bylaw.


South Slopes Official Community Plan

The Regional Board has deferred first reading of the proposed South Slopes Official Community Plan (OCP) Bylaw No. 1304 for the June Springs Road and south Lakeshore Road areas of the Central Okanagan East Electoral Area. The OCP would guide land use decisions and applications in the area, which isn’t currently covered by an Official Community Plan and as a result is not subject to Development Permit requirements which protect important environmental values and areas. The deferral will allow further consultation for the new area Director as well as with the City of Kelowna regarding a letter from an area landowner outlining potential development possibilities at the ‘Kelowna Mountain’ property. Staff will provide a further report outlining possible options for Board consideration on the Kelowna Mountain proposal at its February 9th meeting.

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.pdf icon Item 7.2 and 7.3 Official Community Plan Bylaws 1303 and 1304 Report.pdf

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Agenda No: 7.2 & 7.3
Mtg Date: January 23, 2012

DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT REPORT

For the Regional Board January 23, 2012
TO: Chair & Members of the Regional Board
FROM: Ron Fralick, Current Planning Manager
DATE: January 17. 2012
SUBJECT: Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1303 (Brent Road/Trepanier)
Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1304 (South Slopes)
(RDCO Files: 6480-80 & 6480-85)

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Planning

7.2 RDCO Brent Road/Trepanier Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1303 (Central Okanagan West Electoral Area) 1st Reading (All Directors)

Staff report dated January 17, 2012 outlined the review completed for the Official Community Plan. One of the primary objectives in developing an OCP is to incorporate environmental development permit requirements that currently do not apply to the area. Specifically, Environmental DP area designations have been developed and identified (aquatic ecosystem, sensitive terrestrial, hillside and wildfire). The intent is to ensure that important environmental values and areas are protected from development.

Staff outlined the specific area for the OCP and noted that updates have been provided to the Governance & Services Committee on the bylaw. Staff reviewed the public process to date, key milestones and anticipated timelines for moving forward.

Staff noted that generally agencies supported the policy direction to not support new development in the OCP areas recognizing the limited services and infrastructure available. Agencies also supported policies indicating that new development should be directed to the adjacent, more urbanized centres.

HB Lanarc was the consultant involved in the OCP development. It is anticipated a Public Hearing will be held in February.

EDGSON/HANSON
THAT Regional District of Central Okanagan Brent Road/Trepanier Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1303, 2012 be given first reading this 23rd day of January 2012;
AND THAT staff be directed to forward the OCP bylaw to the Agricultural Land Commission for comment in accord with Section 282 of the Local Government Act;
AND FURTHER THAT RDCO Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1303, 2012 be scheduled for a Public Hearing.

CARRIED

7.3 RDCO South Slopes Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1304 (Central Okanagan East Electoral Area) 1st Reading (All Directors)

Staff report dated January 17, 2012 outlined the review completed for the Official Community Plan. One of the primary objectives in developing an OCP is to incorporate environmental development permit requirements that currently do not apply to the area. Specifically, Environmental DP area designations have been developed and identified (aquatic ecosystem, sensitive terrestrial, hillside and wildfire). The intent is to ensure that important environmental values and areas are protected from development. Staff highlighted the pockets of residential development in the area of June Springs and the South Slopes.

It was noted that last week correspondence had been received from the proponents of 'Kelowna Mountain', located in the south slopes requesting that their proposed development be considered within the Official Community Plan.

Concern was expressed that the Kelowna Mountain proposal did not come forward during the development of the OCP. 90% of the OCP process has already been completed and concern was expressed regarding delay in moving forward. It was noted that the City of Kelowna has developed an urban containment boundary and that generally agencies supported the policy direction to not support new development in the OCP areas recognizing the limited services and infrastructure available.

The electoral area Director expressed concern that as she has just been elected she has not had the opportunity to fully review the draft OCP including recent issues raised by residents in the June Springs area and now the 'Kelowna Mountain' proposal, and for that reason requests a delay in consideration of first reading.

The Board discussed options: what is the timeframe for the Director and the City of Kelowna Council to consider and respond?; a Public Hearing is scheduled for February 20-would there be enough time to consider first reading and move forward with the Public Hearing?; what would be the added costs to delaying the OCP?; is there an option to identify 'Kelowna Mountain'
as a resort or study area?

Staff indicated one of the main reasons for developing an OCP for the South Slopes related to land management issues underway in the area and that there was no OCP in place to help regulate and manage growth properly. The OCP process may be set back for some time if the Board wishes to consider the 'Kelowna Mountain' proposal at this time.

HANSON/EDGSON
THAT in consideration of issues raised by the electoral area Director regarding June Springs and the 'Kelowna Mountain' proposal that consideration of first reading of RDCO Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1304 be postponed;
AND THAT the 'Kelowna Mountain' proposal from Michael J. Boccio be received for information;
AND FURTHER THAT staff be directed to forward the 'Kelowna Mountain' proposal to City of Kelowna Council for consideration and response through the fringe area referral process;
AND FURTHER THAT staff be directed to bring forward options for consideration of the 'Kelowna Mountain' proposal to the February 9th Governance and Services Committee meeting for consideration.

CARRIED

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Agenda No: 7.1
Mtg Date: Jan 12, 2012

DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT REPORT For the Governance & Services Committee January 12th, 2012

TO: Chair and Members of the Governance and Services Committee
FROM: Ron Fralick, Manager of Current Planning
DATE: January 5, 2012
SUBJECT: Overview and update of development of Official Community Plans for Trepanier/Brent Road and June Springs/South Lakeshore Road (South Slopes) areas of the Regional District (Files: 6480-80 & 6480-85)

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7. Development Services

7.1 Update - Official Community Plans for Trepanier/Brent Road and June Springs/South Lakeshore Road (South Slopes)
Staff report dated January 5, 2012 provided an overview and update of the development of the Official Community Plans for Trepanier/Brent Road and June Springs/South Lakeshore Road areas of the Regional District.

Legal review was completed yesterday. Consultant doing final edits to documents. First reading of the bylaws will be brought forward to the Jan 23 Board meeting.

No new development is being considered in any of the areas. Once these two areas are included in official community plans (OCP) then all areas in the RDCO will have an OCP.

ZIMMERMANN/EDGSON
THAT the update on the Official Community Plans for Trepanier/Brent Road and June Springs/South Lakeshore Road areas of the Regional District be received for information.

CARRIED

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.pdf icon November 10, 2011 Regional District of Central Okanagan Governance and Services Committee Meeting Minutes

7. Development Services

7.1 Regional Growth Strategy review - Technical Report - Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG)

Staff report dated November 4, 2011 outlined the technical report regarding GHG emissions including plans, commitments, programs and standards from various levels of governments and industries. Understanding the connection between land
use decisions and GHG emissions is critical in the development of a model that facilitates the analysis of land use options to show how the land use decisions affect the regions GHG emissions. The committee was reminded that the Regional Board's target is 33% GHG reduction by 2020. How that target will/may be accomplished will be part of the discussion through the RGS update.

#GS99/1 JAMES/COLLINSON
THAT the technical report on Greenhouse Gas Emissions for the Regional Growth Strategy prepared by Sustainability Solutions Group be received for information.

CARRIED

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.pdf icon October 24, 2011 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Proposed Westside Road Development

The Regional Board has adopted a land use amendment to the Rural Westside Official Community Plan for an approximately 127-hectare property adjacent to Westside Road. The applicant, South Okanagan Land Developments Incorporated is
also seeking a rezoning of the property for the ‘Rockchild Landing’ development. The Regional Board has deferred consideration of final reading and adoption of the Zoning Amendment Bylaw until November 10th. The development proposal calls for a 43-lot residential subdivision along with a dedication of approximately 88-hectares to the Regional District for parklands.

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3. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA
It was noted that staff had notified the Board earlier in the day that 9.3 a)i)ii) would be withdrawn from the agenda as all the conditions for final approval have not been met. The question was raised as there was no public notification of the withdrawal, that the Regional District's solicitor, Barry Williamson, is in attendance and that the Board may wish to hear background information on what condition has not been met whether this item should remain on the agenda. It was agreed it would remain.

BAKER/SHEPHERD
THAT the agenda be adopted as circulated.

Bylaws: (Reconsideration & Adoption) (Unweighted Vote)
It is noted that early in the bylaw process the applicant had committed to provide funds in the form of a letters of credit before final reading of the bylaws. Staff noted to this hour, the Regional District had not received any of the payments previously agreed to by the proponent. Staff noted that should these monies not be received in full and in the appropriate format, in accord with Board policy and procedure the application should not presented for final consideration.

Staff reviewed the conditions which needed to be met prior to final reading. All conditions have been met except the letters of credit (LOC). The applicant has requested the LOC be changed to a performance bond. Staff noted this is a lesser form of security and questioned whether accepting this would represent a material change in the conditions of the bylaw and whether the bylaw could then be challenged or moved back to first reading.

The Regional District's solicitor was in attendance and reviewed the difference between a performance bond and letters of credit--an irrevocable LOC is secure and is in the hands of the RDCO, whereas with a performance bond it is necessary to go
through a bonding agency taking control out of the hands of the RDCO and placing it in the hands of the third party. Difficult technical defenses could be raised with a bond company--these issues cannot be raised with a LOC. As well a bond cannot
be unilaterally acted on.

The applicant has been aware of the process from beginning and had agreed in writing to those conditions being met prior to final approval of the bylaw. The LOC provides security in the future as the Regional District mayor may not be dealing
with same applicant in the future.

Staff noted that the provincial subdivision approving officer will not enforce the LOC requirement before providing final subdivision approval. The RDCO has no authority to require the LOC after adoption of the bylaw. Covenants are in place for park land and limiting the number of lots in the subdivision. The Board cannot put a 'subject to' when adopting a bylaw. Once the bylaw is adopted no legal obligations can be enforced. This is in accord with Board policy and is the same process the
RDCO has followed for approximately 20 years. No exception has ever been made to this since implementation of the policy.

The question was raised if there is anything the Board can do to provide the financial institution some assurance prior to final approvals? The LOC is for approximately $2.2mil. The Board was reminded that their function is legislative and that discussion cannot be reopened on land use. The Board cannot bind the applicant contractually with respect to Board's exercise of legislative powers.

9.3 a) i) Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1274-02 (formerly Bylaw No. 785-15) for Southern Okanagan Land Developments Inc. (owner) and Urban Systems Ltd. (agent) to amend the Rural Westside Official Community Plan from Large Holdings to Residential-Low Density and Parks and Recreation located adjacent to Westside Road.

Central Okanagan West Electoral Area (All Directors)
The question was raised whether the OCP amendment can be adopted at this time. Staff noted that yes, the Board could choose to do this--the letters of credit are tied to approval of the zoning amendment.

EDGSON/BAKER
THAT the Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1274-02 be adopted this 24th day of October, 2011.

CARRIED (Ophus opposed)

ii) Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 871-170 for the above to amend the zoning from RU1 (Rural 1) and RU4 (Country Residential) to R1 (Single Detached Housing) and P1 (Park and Open Space). (Z07/26) Central Okanagan West Electoral Area (Electoral Areas, West Kelowna Fringe Area and Kelowna Fringe Area)

SHEPHERD/EDGSON
THAT Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 871-170 be adopted.

FINDLATER/SHEPHERD
THAT consideration of the main motion be POSTPONED until the November 10th Regional Board meeting.
The motion to postpone was CARRIED (Edgson, Reid-Nagy opposed)

The main motion was POSTPONED

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7. Development Services

7.1 Regional Growth Strategy review - Intergovernmental Advisory Committee Staff report dated October 13, 2011 provided background on the establishment of an intergovernmental agency committee to advise on the Regional Growth Strategy
review and update process. It was noted the committee is advisory in nature and comprised of staff and legislation requires the planning director be involved in the committee. The Province appoints provincial staff to the committee.

BAKER/SHEPHERD
THAT the Governance & Services Committee recommend to the Regional Board that an Intergovernmental Advisory Committee be established as per Section 867 of the Local Government Act which will include the representation as outlined in the Terms of Reference - Appendix A;
AND THAT the Intergovernmental Advisory Committee Terms of Reference be approved;
AND FURTHER THAT a letter be sent to the Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development requesting the appointments of senior staff from the listed agencies in Appendix A of the Terms of Reference.

CARRIED

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Ticket Bylaw Fine Changes

The Regional Board has approved amendments affecting the fees and fines structure in the Regional District Ticket Information Utilization Bylaw. The changes are the result of a review of the fines and fees structure of the Regional District and other local governments throughout the Central Okanagan and around the Province. Among the changes: fines for
all infractions of the Sign Bylaw rise $50 to $100; fines under the Smoke Control Bylaw are elevated from $100 to $150 and fines under both the Animal and Noise Control bylaws are structured to include increasing penalties for a second and subsequent infractions. As well, new ticketing offences have been added for relevant sections of the RDCO Building, Zoning, Subdivision and Development Servicing bylaws as well as for the Ellison and Rural Westside Official Community Plan bylaws and the Joe Rich Rural Land Use Bylaw.

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Agenda No: 6.1
Mtg Date: October 13, 2011

DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT REPORT For the Regional Board October 13, 2011

TO: Chair & Members of the Regional Board
FROM: Rhoda Mueller, Chief Bylaw Enforcement Officer
DATE: October 5, 2011
SUBJECT: Amendments to Ticket Information Utilization Bylaw No. 435, 1990

RECOMMENDATION:
THAT Regional District of Central Okanagan Ticket Information Utilization Amendment Bylaw No. 1299 be given three readings and adopted.

BACKGROUND:
A review of housekeeping issues of the Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO) Ticket Information Utilization Bylaw No. 435 is one of the initiatives of the Inspections Section of Development Services.

Staff compared the current RDCO ticket fine amounts with those of the City of Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon and the Capital Regional District. The following changes are being recommended:

- Fees for the Sign Bylaw were elevated from $50 to $100 for all fines.
- Fees for the Smoke Control Bylaw were elevated from $100 to $150 for each fine.
- The Animal and Noise Control bylaw ticket fees are now structured to include an increase in fines for the second and subsequent offences.
- Four ticket fines of the two Parks bylaws that deal with dogs were elevated to $100 to match the fees of the Dog Control bylaw.
- The ticket fine for graffiti, under the Unsightly Premises bylaw was increased from $100 to $250 because the elevated fees of other Municipalities stood out at $250 and $1000.
- New ticket offences were added for sections of the Building, Zoning, Joe Rich Rural Land Use, Subdivision and Development Servicing, Ellison Official Community Plan and Rural Westside Official Community Plan bylaws. And, new ticket offence schedules No. 23 to 28 have been added for bylaws were there are currently none.

These changes will ensure that ticket bylaws match regulatory bylaws. Having ticket fines for bylaw sections that prohibit or regulate, will assist enforcement because instead of having to file a Long Form Information and Summons in Provincial Court, a ticket can be served and the choice to dispute is up to the person charged.

Respectfully submitted,

Rhoda Mueller, Chief Bylaw Enforcement Officer

Dan Plamondon, Director of Development Services

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Ticket Bylaw Fine Changes

The Regional Board has approved amendments affecting the fees and fines structure in the Regional District Ticket Information Utilization Bylaw. The changes are the result of a review of the fines and fees structure of the Regional District and other local governments throughout the Central Okanagan and around the Province. Among the changes: fines for
all infractions of the Sign Bylaw rise $50 to $100; fines under the Smoke Control Bylaw are elevated from $100 to $150 and fines under both the Animal and Noise Control bylaws are structured to include increasing penalties for a second and subsequent infractions. As well, new ticketing offences have been added for relevant sections of the RDCO Building, Zoning, Subdivision and Development Servicing bylaws as well as for the Ellison and Rural Westside Official Community Plan bylaws and the Joe Rich Rural Land Use Bylaw.

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c) Regional Growth Strategy - Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (All Directors-Weighted Vote)

SHEPHERD/BAKER
THAT the Regional Board approves an Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (lAC) be established as per Section 867 of the Local Government Act which will include the representation as outlined in the Terms of Reference, Appendix A;
AND THAT the Intergovernmental Advisory Committee Terms of Reference be approved;
AND FURTHER THAT a letter be sent to the Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development requesting the appointments of senior staff from the listed provincial agencies.

CARRIED

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There was nothing mentioned in the Highlights about Regionally Significant Funding, or about NORD's Regional Growth Strategy.

Kelowna Regional Transit Increase

The Regional Board has approved a transit fare increase affecting Kelowna Regional Transit System routes in Peachland and the Central Okanagan East Electoral Area. The cash fare will increase January 1st by 25 cents to $2.25 per trip. As well, 10-ticket sheets, day and monthly pass rates will also increase by approximately 12%. This is the first fare increase since September 2007. The Regional Board also supports a minimum fare recovery policy of 30% for Conventional Transit and 10% for Custom handyDART Transit and that a route review will be completed to determine the effectiveness of each route in the system.

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.pdf icon Item 9.2 Report-Endorsement of the Regional District of North Okanagan Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 2500, 2011.pdf

.pdf icon Item 11.3 Sustainability Steering Committee Recommendation - Regionally Significant Funding.pdf

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Agenda No: 11.3
Mtg Date: August 22, 2011

Regional Board Report

TO: Regional Board
FROM: Sustainability Steering Committee
DATE: August 11, 2011
SUBJECT: Regionally Significant Project Funding

RECOMMENDATION

THAT the Regional Board approve the following projects be included in the Regional District's applications to the Union of BC Municipalities for funding under the Regionally Significant Projects Federal Gas Tax Funding:

New and replacement of transit buses - $4,402,420
Active Transportation Planning and Projects - $2,247,315

AND THAT staff finalize costs and report back to the Regional Board on the final application for each project being requested;

AND FURTHER THAT staff report back on the success of the applications.

BACKGROUND:
The Regional District's Sustainability Steering Committee met on July 14th to further discuss priorities for the regionally significant gas tax funding (minutes attached).

To date, the Regional Board has approved funding priorities (out of the $8,722,420 available) for the following projects: RDCO HVAC replacement ($892,685), the Regional Growth Strategy (including the aggregate supply and demand study) ($400,000); and the upgrade to the regional septage facility ($780,000).

The Board had previously agreed to include active transportation projects which did not include funding for transit buses as a priority. In discussion with municipal staff, concern has been expressed that there are not many active transportation projects for consideration and that debt servicing of transit buses is still a considered priority for the municipalities. RDCO staff continue discussions with the member municipalities regarding the two priorities (new and replacement of transit buses, and active transportation planning and projects).

The above recommendation is brought forward for Board approval in order for all staff to move forward in planning considerations for the two remaining priorities. How the remaining funds are to be distributed between the municipalities and electoral areas is yet to be determined.

Application deadline for these funds is September 2012. This is submitted for consideration.

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October 7, 2010
Chair Robert Hobson and Board
Central Okanagan Regional District
1450 KLO Road
Kelowna BC V1W 324

Dear Chair Robert Hobson and Board:

RE: GAS TAX AGREEMENT REGIONALLY SIGNIFICANT PROJECTS FUND

We are pleased to advise that Gas Tax Agreement's Partnership Committee has approved a Strategic Priorities Fund program model. The Committee has again agreed to set aside, or reserve, a portion of the funding for Regionally Significant projects (RSPs) within Tier 2 regions.

The amount reserved for RSPs in your region is $8,722,420.00. We invite the regional district, on behalf of itself and its member municipalities, to contact UBCM indicating your interest in entering a RSP Working Group with UBCM and the Province.

UBCM is interested in working with you throughout the development process.

The RSP Working Group, consisting of staff from UBCM and the Province, will facilitate the discussion with staff from your region on the process for developing an RSP proposal that meets the Gas Tax outcomes of lower greenhouse gas emissions, cleaner air, or cleaner water, and which is large in scale and regional in impact.

RSPs are unique as they will not be competing for funding against applications from other regions, and funding will be provided for approved RSP projects up to the lesser of the eligible costs of the projects and the amount reserved for the
region.

Further information about RSP proposals is set out in the enclosed Question and Answer document. If you would like further information about the RSP program, or would like to initiate discussions with the RSP Working Group, please contact Brant Felker, Gas Tax Program Officer by email at bfelker "at" ubcm.ca or by phone at 250 356-0893.

Yours truly,
Barbara Steele
UBCM President

pc: Harold Reay, CAD

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Planning: (Unweighted Vote)

9.2 Report regarding endorsement of the Regional District of North Okanagan Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 2500, 2011. (0480-20) (All Directors)

As requested by the Regional District of North Okanagan in its letter of July 7, 2011, pursuant to the Local Government Act, section 857 their Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw is being forwarded to local government for comment. Staff have reviewed the bylaw and conclude that there will be no direct impacts to the Central Okanagan.

Anthony Kettle, NORD's RGS Coordinator was in attendance to answer questions of the Board. Of note, the document is worded well and user friendly; absence of data but staff will be looking at further data throughout the year; future growth is shown in the area of Predator Ridge Vernon's hillside reserve; good to see youth comments included and the interest in preserving railway corridors; rural protection boundaries (urban growth boundary) positive - hopefully all regions identify boundaries to restrict sprawl; no discussion on inter-regional cooperation within the document (ie: managing Okanagan Lake, transit, conservation areas, rail; need to continue to work cooperatively on similar growth management objectives.

BAKER/RULE
THAT the Regional Board of the Regional District of Central Okanagan endorses the Regional District of North Okanagan - Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 2500, 2011 as required under Section 857 (3) of the Local Government Act.

CARRIED

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.pdf icon July 14, 2011 Regional District of Central Okanagan Governance and Services Committee Meeting Minutes

6.2 Foreshore Inventory and Mapping and Aquatic Habitat Index for Okanagan Lake Update (Jason Schleppe, Ecoscape)
Jason Schleppe from Ecoscape Consultants was in attendance to provide an update regarding the foreshore inventory and mapping and aquatic habitat index for Okanagan Lake.

The process was highlighted:
- To inventory and document the current state of the foreshore for the entire Okanagan Lake as a whole (289 kl of shoreline)
- FIM Inventory consisted of

o GPS Video of shoreline
o Field inventory that documents shoreline conditions and features
o GPS stamped still photo inventory
o GIS shoreline mapping and database including summary of biophysical and modified features
o Data analysis and reporting

 - Biophysical conditions reviewed

o Okanagan Lake shoreline remains 43% natural
o Gravel beaches are the most common shore type and are generally highly modified
o The stream and river confluences and wetland areas have been impacted
o Steeper shorelines are generally less impacted
- The trends were reviewed, how does Okanagan Lake compare?

Key recommendations: how government can use the FIM was highlighted by staff.
- Many of the recommendations will form part of the Regional Growth Strategy update.
- The report is a conglomeration of recommendations from all players
- Possible next step is to get the Okanagan Collaberative Conservation Program involved.
- Municipalities should consider having the report presented to their council.

HODGE/SHEPHERD
THAT the update by Jason Schleppe, Ecoscape Environmental Consultants regarding the foreshore inventory and mapping and aquatic habitat index for Okanagan Lake be received;
AND FURTHER THAT the report be referred to staff for consideration and recommendations;
AND FURTHER THAT the report be forwarded to member municipalities.

CARRIED

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6.3 Regional Growth Strategy Review - Growth Issues Update

David Widdis, Regional Growth Strategy Coordinator, addressed the committee outlining the growth issues including: air, energy and GHG emissions; economic development; environment, recreation space and sensitive areas; housing; regional
governance and service delivery; rural land area protection; transportation; and water resources. A discussion ensued regarding the issues and the next steps.

In discussion:
- Where is the agricultural component captured and should it be highlighted more prominently? Staff noted it will be.
- Water resources: foreshore wording including streams needs to be highlighted.
- Municipalities may have some catching up to do - not all are at the same level.
- Explanation how we might strengthen policy decisions - can there be a discussion on how we make some of the comparatives that are important and that have legislative component, ie: discussion on the 'teeth'?
- RGS is to be a high level directional document.
- Municipalities set their own 'rules' land use decisions--the Board for electoral areas.
- Agree to voluntarily to implement certain policies in own municipalities.
- One of the strengths of RGS is that staff at the municipal level can use recommendations in the RGS in their council reports (would need to formulate templates where the RGS is referenced in their reports).

BAKER/SHEPHERD
THAT the Governance and Services Committee recommends to the Regional Board that the growth issues as outlined in "Regional Growth Strategy Review - Growth Issues Report" dated July 2011 be endorsed;
AND FURTHER THAT more prominence be provided for agriculture and foreshore components as follows:
• Water Resources will be Water, Lakes and Streams
• Rural Land Area Protection will be Agriculture and Rural Land Area Protection.

CARRIED

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Regional Growth Strategy

The Regional Board has authorized some expanded categories for further consideration in the overall Regional Growth Strategy review. After consultations with local governments, stakeholders and the public the Board has supported adding energy and greenhouse gas emissions, recreation space and sensitive areas, rural land protection and agriculture and lake and stream issues to the previously identified key areas of air, economic development, environment, housing, regional governance and service delivery, transportation and water resources in the Regional Growth Strategy review.

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Agenda No: 6.3
Mtg Date: July 14, 2011

DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT REPORT
For the Governance and Services Committee July 14,2011

TO: Chair & Members of the Governance and Services Committee
FROM: David Widdis, Regional Growth Strategy Coordinator
DATE: July 14, 2011
SUBJECT: Regional Growth Strategy Review - Growth Issues

RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the Governance and Services Committee recommend to the Regional Board that the growth issues as outlined in "Regional Growth Strategy Review - Growth Issues Report" dated July 2011, be endorsed.

PURPOSE:
To provide the Governance and Services Committee with information on regional growth issues identified through phase one of the Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) Review.

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6. COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

6.1 Rise and Report - Governance & Services Committee meeting of July 14,2011

b) Regional Growth Strategy Review - Growth Issues (All Directors Unweighted Vote)

SHEPHERD/CRAIG
THAT the Regional Board endorses the growth issues as outlined in "Regional Growth Strategy Review - Growth Issues Report" dated July 2011;

AND FURTHER THAT more prominence be provided for agriculture and foreshore components as follows:
• Water Resources will be Water, Lakes and Streams
• Rural Land Area Protection will be Agriculture and Rural Land Area Protection.

CARRIED

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Agenda No: 8.4
Mtg Date: June 27, 2011

REGIONAL BOARD REPORT REGIONAL DISTRICT of CENTRAL OKANAGAN

TO: Board Directors
FROM: H. Reay, CAO
DATE: June 22,2011
SUBJECT: Usage of Strategic Community Investment Funds

In accordance with the terms of reference of the Strategic Community Investment (SCI) Funds, it is required that we report on the investment of these funds and our performance targets.

In 2009, we received $194,535, and in 2010, we received $30,888, for a total of $225,423.

Progress made to first reporting period - June 30, 2010:
These funds have been invested into the following projects:
• Ortho Photo updates of $37,399 to assist in planning and development
• Completion of the Strategic Planning process at a cost of $22,523 which will also assist the Region in meeting Economic and Climate Change targets.

Progress to June 30, 2011:
Originally the remaining funds of $165,501 were anticipated to be invested in a Green House Gas Emission Reduction Strategy to assist us in developing a plan of action. Priorities changed, and the funds have been used to support Regional administration.

The remaining RD SCI Funds have been used to support RD administration over the term of the SCI Agreement, thereby minimizing tax rate increases. Moderate tax rate increases were needed due to general economic circumstances, however, these were less than would be needed without SCI funds, 100% of the remaining RD SCI Funds received to date were used to maintain RD administration service levels at those of previous years. Included in the total administration budget were also
transfers to reserves for the 2011 replacement of the administration building roof and HVAC system to a more energy efficient system. Tender documents have been issued for design and management of the project.

The above projects were funded by SCI funds which reduced the need for local taxation.

This is submitted for the Board's information.

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8.4 Strategic Priorities Investment Fund - Regional District Basic Grant (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

The Regional District is required to report on the above grant allocation for the second year for the Regional District Basic Grant. Staff report dated June 22, 2011 outlined the investment of the funds and performance targets. It was noted that the change in priorities was part of the 2011 Financial Plan approved by the Board

FIELDING/FINDLATER
THAT the Strategic Priorities Investment Fund - Regional District Basic Grant report dated June 22, 2011 be received for information.

CARRIED

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Proposed Rockchild Landing Development

The Regional Board has granted a six month extension to the Official Community Plan and Rezoning amendment applications for a proposed development adjacent to Westside Road. The applicant, South Okanagan Land Developments Incorporated is still working on addressing outstanding issues required by the Regional Board at the time the bylaws received second and third reading in late-August 2009. The applicant proposes developing a residential subdivision of approximately 43 lots predominately fronting Okanagan Lake and a parkland dedication.

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.pdf icon Item 5.2 Official Community Plan and Zoning Amendment Bylaws - Southern Okanagan Land Developments Inc.pdf

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Agenda No: 5.2 i),ii)
Mtg Date: June 9, 2011

REGIONAL DISTRICT
of CENTRAL OKANAGAN DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT REPORT

For the Regional Board June 9,2011
TO: Chair & Members of the Regional Board
FROM: Ron Fralick, Planner 1
DATE: June1,2011
SUBJECT: Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 871- 170 (Application 207/26)
OCP Amendment Bylaw No. 785-15 (Southern Okanagan Land Developments Inc. - owners / Urban Systems Ltd. - agent)
LOCATION: Adjacent to Westside Road (Area 'Central Okanagan West')
LEGAL: DL 4501, ODYD, except part of Plan B1329, ODYD

RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the Regional Board grant the applicant a six month extension to complete all requirements in accord with RDCO Applications Procedure Bylaw No. 944.

PURPOSE:
1. To amend the Official Community Plan designation on the subject property from Large Holdings to Residential-Low Density, to Rural Residential and to Parks and Recreation.
2. To amend the zoning from RU1 Rural 1, RU3 Rural 3 and RU4 Country Residential to R1 Single Detached Housing, and to Pi Park and Open Space.

BACKGROUND:
The Regional Board granted first reading to OCP Amendment Bylaw No. 785-15 and Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 871-170 on October 27, 2008 and a Public Hearing was held on June 29, 2009. Second and third readings were granted on August 24, 2009 and the Board also granted approval of a 6-month extension the same evening to complete outstanding requirements in
accord with RDCO Application Procedures Bylaw No. 944. A second extension was granted by the Regional Board on June 28, 2010 and a third extension was granted by the Regional Board on December 13, 2010.

DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT COMMENTS:
In recognition that the proponents would be unable to conclude the outstanding requirements by the expiry deadline of June 13, 2011, the applicant's agent submitted a letter on May 30, 2011 advising that there are still a few outstanding issues to resolve and that they have been working diligently with all respective parties (MaTI, MOE, RDCO, RDCO solicitors) over the past two months to bring all issues to resolution as soon as possible.

The proponents are therefore requesting a six-month extension to complete the application. A copy of the applicant's written request and Board imposed conditions of August 24, 2009 is appended to the report.
Planning staff is prepared to support the current extension request as the proponents have demonstrated that the outstanding issues are being addressed.

Respectfully submitted,
Ron Fralick, MCIP
Planner 1

Dan Plamondon, Director of Development Services

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http://www.futureok.ca/docs/Central_OK_Workbook.pdf

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.pdf icon May 12, 2011 Regional District of Central Okanagan Governance and Services Committee Meeting Minutes

7. Development Services

7.1 Regional Growth Strategy Review - Phase 1

Staff report dated May 12, 2011 outlined the information on the first phase of the Regional Growth Strategy. Staff highlighted the results of the public consultation, participation summary, background report overview, population statistics, housing statistics, climate change, and next steps.

EDGSON/BAKER
THAT the update on the Regional Growth Strategy be received.

CARRIED

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La Casa Lakeside Resort Rezoning Approved

The Regional Board has adopted Official Community Plan and Rezoning bylaws for the strata at La Casa Lakeside Resort. Strata owners applied for the rezoning to allow development of an outdoor swimming pool, a workshop and recognize an existing outdoor storage yard on a 1.47-hectare parcel adjacent to Terazona Drive that is included in a 30-year Crown lease.

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.pdf icon Item 9.11 RuralWestsideOCP Bylaw 1274-01 Adopt.pdf

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Agenda No: 9.11 i) ii)
Meeting Date: April 18, 2011

DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT REPORT For the Regional Board April 18, 2011

TO: Chair & Members of the Regional Board
FROM: Margaret Bakelaar, Environmental/Land Use Planner
DATE: April 12, 2011
SUBJECT: Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1274-01 & Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 871-208 (Application Z1 0/03) (The Owners Strata Plan KAS2428 - lease holder/Brian Wills - agent)
LOCATION: Adjacent to Terazona Drive (Central Okanagan West Electoral Area)
LEGAL: District Lot 5266, and Block B, Plan KAP67076, District Lot 3542 all of ODYD

RECOMMENDATION:
1. THAT OCP Amendment Bylaw No. 1274-01, application Z10103 be reconsidered and adopted.
2. AND FURTHER THAT Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 871-208, application Z10103 be reconsidered and adopted.

PURPOSE:
To amend the land use designation of the Rural Westside Official Community Plan from Parks and Recreation to Commercial Resort and to extend the existing Development Permit Area to regulate the siting, form, character and landscaping of Resort Commercial Areas to the subject site.

Also, to amend the zoning on the property from RU1 Rural 1 and P1 Park and Open Space to C5 Campground, Cabin and Motel Commercial and amend the Permitted Uses Table for the C5 Campground, Cabin and Motel. Commercial zone, Section 11.5 by adding a new subsection 11.5.1.1.5 - On DL 5266, and Block B, Plan KAP67076, DL 3542 all of ODYD, only the following site specific uses are permitted: swimming pool; outdoor storage yard, recreational vehicle storage yard, and maintenance workshop/storage building (NOTE: section 11.5.1.2 does not apply). In accordance with the bylaw amendments, the applicants propose to develop an outdoor swimming pool and workshop and to recognize an existing outdoor storage yard.

.pdf icon Consolidated Zoning Bylaw No. 871.pdf

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9.11 i) Rural Westside Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 127401 for The Owners Strata Plan KAS2428 (applicant) to amend the land use designation from Parks and Recreation to Commercial Resort (Z10/03) Central Okanagan West Electoral Area (All Directors)

EDGSON/FINDLATER
THAT Rural Westside Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1274-01 be adopted this 18th day of April 2011.

CARRIED

ii) Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 871-208 for the above for The Owners Strata Plan KAS2428 (applicant) to amend the zoning from P1 Park and Open Space and RU 1 Rural 1 to C5 Campground, Cabin and Motel Commercial. (Z10/03) Central Okanagan West Electoral Area (Electoral Areas, West Kelowna Fringe Area, Kelowna Fringe Area)

EDGSON/FINDLATER
THAT Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 871-208 be adopted this 18th day of April 2011.

CARRIED

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Agenda No: 7.2
Meeting Date: April 18, 2011

Regional Board Report

TO: Chair and Directors
FROM: H. Reay. Chief Administrative Officer
DATE: April 13, 2011
SUBJECT: Regionally Significant Projects

Recommendation
That the Board approve the submission of a grant proposal under the Regionally Significant Projects from gas tax funding for the following two projects:
HVAC replacement for RD office $450,000
Regional Growth Strategy Update $400,000

Origin
Through the Federal/Provincial Gas Tax/Public Transit Management Services Program administered by UBCM, the Regional District of Central Okanagan's allocation for this round of funding was set at $8,722,420. In order to access these funds the Regional District has to determine projects that meet the Gas Tax outcomes of lower greenhouse gas emissions, cleaner air, or cleaner water and are generally large in scale and regional in impact.

The Regional District's Sustainability Committee met on November 19/ 2010 and determined the above two noted projects would meet the criteria and that the remainder of funds be allocated to "active transportation" projects that would encourage alternative means of transportation. These could be trails, bike paths, sidewalk networks, or any other project that provides alternatives to personal vehicles. It was also noted that any projects put forward should ones that have already been indentified, not new projects.

Subsequently staff from the Regional District and Member Municipalities met with UBCM and Provincial representatives to identify projects that would could be considered eligible for this funding.

The HVAC replacement and the Regional Growth Strategy update were identified by this working group as eligible, and the working group also recommended that $750,000 be allocated to capital upgrades for the Regional Septage processing facility at Lake Country , and the remainder of the funds be allocated to capital payment of new transit buses. When this was brought forward to the Sustainability Committee on April 7/ 2011, they agreed to the HVAC Replacement and Regional Growth Strategy, however they requested further detail on the Septage upgrades and decided not to allocate funds for debt repayments of new transit buses. Staff have now been directed to identify projects relating to the original concept of active transportation.

We will once again meet with the working group comprised of UBCM reps, Provincial reps and stakeholders to determine active transportation projects as per the original direction.

September of 2011 is the deadline for submission of projects for this funding, and we will be bringing back a report to the Board in the near future detailing the Septage upgrades and active transportation projects for the Board's consideration. In the meantime it would be prudent to submit the two projects identified in order that we can obtain funding and continue proceeding with these projects.

Financial Consideration
The HVAC upgrade project will be completed as part of the main office roof replacement project currently underway. If we do not obtain the grant we would finance this over a five year time frame which would require a debt repayment of approximately $83,000 in each of the five years.

The Regional Growth Strategy is currently included in our current five year financial plan.
Should we obtain RSP funding the Board can redirect the monies currently budgeted, for other projects.

This is submitted for the Board's consideration.

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7.2 Regionally Significant Funding Priorities Update (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

Staff report dated April 13th outlined the work to date on the region's priorities for $8,722,420 in regionally significant funding. In order to receive early approvals, staff wish to proceed with the application for two of the priorities identified and approved by the Board: HVAC replacement for roof repair and the Regional Growth Strategy Update (included the aggregate supply & demand study).

Staff noted that further reports on the septage facility and active transportation will be forthcoming.

SHEPHERD/BAKER
THAT the Regional Board approve the submission of a grant proposal under the Regionally Significant Projects from gas tax funding for the following two projects:

HVAC replacement $450,000
Regional Growth Strategy Update $400,000

CARRIED

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Rezoning at La Casa Lakeside Resort

The Regional Board has given second and third readings to proposed Official Community Plan and Rezoning bylaws for the strata at La Casa Lakeside Resort. The application would allow development of an outdoor swimming pool, a workshop and
recognize an existing outdoor storage yard on a 1.47- hectare parcel adjacent to Terazona Drive that is included in a 30-year Crown lease.

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Bylaws: (Second and Third Reading) (Unweighted Vote)

9.7 i) Rural Westside Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1274-01 for The Owners Strata Plan KAS2428 (applicant) to amend the land use designation from Parks and Recreations to Commercial Resort (Z10103) Central Okanagan West Electoral Area (All Directors)

Staff report dated February 16, 2011 outlined the amendment bylaw.

EDGSON/OPHUS
THAT Rural Westside Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1274-01 be given second and third reading this 21 st day of February, 2011;

AND FURTHER THAT consideration of fourth and final readings be withheld pending the following;
• Receipt of OCP amendment bylaw and Zoning amendment bylaw approval from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development;
• Receipt of formal bylaw approval from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure;
• Receipt of an application for a Development Permit for Form and Character in accord with the Resort Commercial Development Permit Area provisions in the Rural Westside OCP to address siting, design, landscaping, and servicing issues.

CARRIED

ii) Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 871-208 for the above for The Owners Strata Plan KAS2428 (applicant) to amend the zoning from RU1 Rural 1 to C5 Campground, Cabin and Motel Commercial. (Z10103) Central Okanagan West Electoral Area (Electoral Areas, West Kelowna Fringe Area, Kelowna Fringe Area)

EDGSON/SHEPHERD
THAT Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 871-208 be given second and third reading this 21 st day of February 2011.

CARRIED

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.pdf icon February 10, 2011 Regional District of Central Okanagan Governance and Services Committee Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 5.1 Regional Growth Strategy - General Strategic Priorities Fund.pdf

Agenda No: 5.1
Mtg Date: Feb 10, 2011

DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT REPORT For the Regional Board February 10, 2011

TO: Chair & Members of the Regional Board
FROM: David Widdis, Regional Growth Strategy Coordinator
DATE: February 10,2011
SUBJECT: Regional Growth Strategy - General Strategic Priorities Fund (Gas Tax Agreement)

RECOMMENDATION:
1. THAT an application for $405,000 in grant funding through the Capacity Building and Integrated Community Sustainability Planning Projects under the Gas Tax Agreement - General Strategic Priorities Fund be supported.
2. AND THAT an application for this grant in the amount of $ 405,000 be submitted.

BACKGROUND:
Through various consultations and feedback through the Regional Board, a review of the region's growth strategy is a priority to help the region define and initiate a more sustainable region. Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) is about planning for the desired future of our region, and working together to achieve the agreed goals for our current and future residents. An RGS was developed collaboratively through awareness, involvement and engagement with the community. Ten years later, the region has significantly changed and the RGS needs to be updated to reflect the changes.

The Canada-British Columbia-UBCM Agreement on the Transfer of Federal Gas Tax Revenues (GTA) delivers federal funding to local governments and other eligible recipients for eligible capacity building/integrated community sustainability planning projects that work toward environmental sustainability goals of reduced greenhouse gas emissions, cleaner water or cleaner air.

Some of the GTA funding has been set aside in two application-based programs, called the General Strategic Priorities Fund (GSPF) and Innovations Fund (IF). These programs are intended to fund the full range of eligible projects under the GTA. The difference between the two programs is that investments under GSPF are directed towards projects that are "larger in scale or regional in impact" and investments under IF are directed towards projects that represent an innovative approach to achieving intended outcomes of reduced greenhouse gas emissions, cleaner water or cleaner air.

In evaluating this wide range of eligible projects, the funding emphasis will be on those projects that that can best demonstrate how the project will apply the key Integrated Community Sustainability planning elements (Le., long term thinking, broad in scope, integration, collaboration) and how it will support the community to attain its sustainability goals.

Scoring and ranking will be based primarily on the project's:

• long term thinking
• scope, in relation to environmental, economic, social and cultural sustainability
• integration with other plans, planning or sustainability activities
• collaborative elements, including engaging community members and other partners
• implementation program
• monitoring and evaluation component
• linkage to capital investment plans
• contribution to sustainable community outcomes
• contribution to efficient use of infrastructure and other resources
• contribution to reduced greenhouse gas emissions, cleaner air or cleaner water
• contribution to innovation and/or best practices
• size or scale in relation to the size or capacity of the community and/or scope in relation to the desirability for inter-jurisdictional cooperation in planning

It is expected that this intake of applications will be used towards two rounds of approvals. Decisions are anticipated in the spring of 2011 for the first round, with approvals limited to applications received by February 1, 2011. These projects will need to demonstrate a need for immediate implementation.

All other applications received by April 29, 2011 will be considered for the second round of approvals, with funding decisions expected over the summer of 2011.

The review of the RGS is one of the Regional Board's top seven priorities identified within the Board's Strategic Plan. Staff recommend the Board support this application for grant funding in the amount of $405,000.

Respectfully submitted,
David Widdis, MCIP
Regional Growth Strategy Coordinator

Dan Plamondon
Director, Development Services

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5. Development Services

5.1 Application for the General Strategic Priorities Fund (Gas Tax Agreement) for the Regional Growth Strategy Update

Staff report dated February 10th highlighted that the Regional Growth Strategy review is now underway. Staff noted that the Canada/BC/UBCM Agreement on Transfer of Federal Gas Tax Revenues delivers federal funding to local governments for capacity building/integrated community sustainability planning projects that work toward environmental sustainability goals of reduced greenhouse gas emissions, cleaner water or cleaner air.

One of the funding streams is the General Strategic Priorities Fund (GSPF) which is directed towards projects larger in scale and regional in impact.

#GS07/11 EDGSON/SHEPHERD
THAT an application for $405,000 in grant funding through the Capacity Building and Integrated Community Sustainability Planning Projects under the Gas Tax Agreement General Strategic Priorities Fund be supported by the Regional Board;

AND FURTHER THAT an application for this grant in the amount of $405,000 be submitted.

CARRIED

#GS08/11 SHEPHERD/FINDLATER
THAT staff be directed to summarize all the Federal Gas Tax funding levels available and circulate the information to the Board.

CARRIED

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.pdf icon February 10, 2011 Regional District of Central Okanagan Special Board Meeting Minutes

b) Application for the General Strategic Priorities Fund (Gas Tax Agreement) for the Regional Growth Strategy Update

SHEPHERD/FINDLATER
THAT an application for $405,000 in grant funding through the Capacity Building and Integrated Community Sustainability Planning Projects under the Gas Tax Agreement - General Strategic Priorities Fund be supported by the Regional Board;
AND FURTHER THAT an application for this grant in the amount of $405,000 be submitted.

CARRIED

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Regional Growth Strategy Open House

Thank you to the many residents and representatives from community organizations that attended the first Open House for the Regional Growth Strategy review.

If you weren't able to attend, don't worry. You're encouraged to participate and offer your thoughts by completing a Community Workbook that has been created to help guide you in this initial phase of the review.

Workbooks are available at the Regional District office, 1450 KLO Road in Kelowna and at library branches and municipal offices throughout the Central Okanagan. The workbooks may also be downloaded online by visiting the Regional Growth Strategy website www.futureok.ca or the at regionaldistrict.com/Growth. In both locations you'll find issue papers and other information about the Regional Growth Strategy review process. Information is also available from Development Services staff at the Regional District office.

For more information contact the Development Services Department at 250-469-6227.

(January 18, 2011)

Source:  RDCO's What's New

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This notice about the Regional District of Central Okanagan "Regional Growth Strategy" Came in the mailbox January 21, 2011 along with the bill for the Sugar Loaf Mountain Transfer Station also known as (N.O.W.E.S.I.) or North Westside Road Transfer Station located 3 km's north of Killiney Beach across from Evely Forest Campsite (approx. 1 km south of Westshore Estates subdivision.

Regional Growth Strategy Review page 1 of 2
About the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regional Growth Strategy Jan 2011 newsletter page 1 of 2
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Regional Growth Strategy Review page 2 of 2
About the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regional Growth Strategy Jan 2011 newsletter page 2 of 2
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La Casa LAKESIDE Resort wants another Pool??  Didn't people buy at La Casa to enjoy Okanagan Lake or a pool?  If the property owners wanted a pool, why did they choose lakeside?  And isn't one pool enough?

Outdoor Pool at LaCasa Resort

For the Okanagan that is so low on water, that conservation measures are taken into consideration, like the Regional District of Central Okanagan placing water meters in all North Westside Road homes, and placing sprinkling restrictions on people, and to top it off, the recommendations in Stantec's report about La Casa when it was first built, that La Casa use low flow toilets and plumbing fixtures due to La Casa initially being built for summer recreation and not full-time occupancy, do you think La Casa should build a second pool?

January 24, 2011 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Proposed Rezoning La Casa Lakeside Resort

The Regional Board has given first reading to proposed Official Community Plan and Rezoning bylaws for the strata at La Casa Lakeside Resort.

The application is being made to allow development of an outdoor swimming pool, a workshop and recognize an existing outdoor storage yard on a 1.47- hectare parcel adjacent to Terazona Drive that is included in a 30-year Crown lease. A Public Hearing on the application will be scheduled and advertised once the applicant addresses several issues including verification of an adequate water supply for the proposed uses and details on how drainage will be handled from the swimming pool.

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January 24, 2011 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Agenda

Item 9.7 Rural Westside Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1274-01 and Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 871-208.pdf

This is about La Casa's 30 year crown land lease up top, and not where the transfer station was going to go down below Westside Road.

*This is only a snippet of the 18 pages, please click link above for entire contents.

Agenda No: 9.7
Mtg Date: January 24, 2011

DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT REPORT For the Board January 24, 2011

TO: Chair &Members of the Regional Board
FROM: Margaret Bakelaar, Environmental/Land Use Planner
DATE: January 19, 2011
SUBJECT: Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1274-01 & Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 871-208 (Application Z10/03)
(The Owners Strata Plan KAS2428 - lease holder/Brian Wills - agent)
LOCATION: Adjacent to Terazona Drive (Central Okanagan West Electoral Area)
LEGAL: District Lot 5266, and Block B, Plan KAP67076, District Lot 3542 all of ODYD
RECOMMENDATION:
1. THAT Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1274-01 & Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 871-208, application Z1 0/03 be given first reading.
2. AND FURTHER THAT scheduling of the application for a Public Hearing be withheld pending the following;
» Applicant to provide verification of an adequate water supply for the proposed additional uses over and above the projected build out of the La Casa Lakeside Resort;
» Applicant to provide additional detail on how drainage from the pool is to be accommodated;
» Applicant to provide clarification on the ownership, use and location of the gate at the southern edge of the Crown land tenure.

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That the Rural Westside Official Community Plan Bylaw 1274, 2010 is hereby AMENDED by changing the designation on District Lot 5266, and Block B, Plan KAP67076, District Lot 3542 all of ODYD as shown on Schedule 'A' attached to and forming part of this bylaw from Parks and Recreation to Commercial - Resort.

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January 24, 2011 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes

The minutes are usually posted on RDCO's website after the minutes are adopted at the following board meeting.  You can check if the minutes are available on the Regional Districts website if you don't see them posted here yet.  There was a meeting on Feb 10, 2011 but its Feb 15 and the minutes are still not posted.  You might want to mention to RDCO that you would like be able to view the minutes earlier than you have been permitted, if you feel RDCO should post the minutes sooner.

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CORD hopes West Kelowna will join regional growth plan
Kelowna Capital News - By Mike Simmons - December 21, 2010

Trying to predict future growth is a tricky business, but just as tricky is trying to get municipalities all moving in the same direction as the Regional District of Central Okanagan reviews their regional growth strategy.

CORD regional growth strategy coordinator David Widdis addressed West Kelowna council on Dec. 14 in an overview of the review process.

He said the Central Okanagan is a quickly growing region. Over the next 20 years, an additional 16,000 people are expected to join the local population.

Widdis pointed out governments need to anticipate that growth. Added population has effects on the environment, housing inventories and resources available.

He said the first part of updating the regional growth strategy involves acquiring a better understanding of the region, and stitching community plans together with land inventory and demographic analysis.

Moving from there, he said the strategy will look to explore issues around future population increases, and assess the impact identified in the first phase.

"How do we want this region to look?"

After drafting the document, local governments will be asked to accept the regional growth strategy. Widdis said it will take two years to complete the project, with plenty of consultation along the way. He noted local government's role is to provide input to the process, from their policies to their community values.

"This is an important document to the future of this region," said Widdis. He pointed out municipalities and governments need to get together and be on the same page so resources can be shared.

Mayor Doug Findlater noted he had a few concerns. He pointed out West Kelowna district staff time is precious.

"We don't want to devote a lot of time to this that we can't afford."

He added that the district does recognize that if they're not there as part of the process, decisions can be made that they're not happy with.

Findlater added that the regional growth strategy is not a mandatory document, but is developed through consultation. He said West Kelowna has an important degree of autonomy, which is what incorporation was all about.

He said it is also important to take Westbank First Nation and their plans into account.

"As far as we can tell, their plans are fairly aggressive in terms of development."

Findlater said if calculations do not include WFN development, it throws the strategy off track.

Widdis said the WFN is part of the steering committee for the regional growth strategy, and is involved in the process. He added that staff recognize the band is a big part of the key on the west side of the lake.

"They're going to be a part of this conversation as well."

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

Rural Westside Official Community Plan

The Regional Board has adopted the Rural Westside Official Community Plan (OCP) bylaw. It replaces the North Westside and Westside OCP bylaws for the portion of the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area adjacent to Westside Road and includes the Crystal Resort area. The updated OCP also includes a new Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Strategy as required by BC Government and new Environmental Development Permit Area designations for Sensitive Terrestrial, Hillside and Wildfire. The OCP also includes updated Aquatic Development Permit provisions that are consistent with other areas of the Regional District.

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.pdf icon Item 9.7 Rural Westside Official Community Plan Bylaw Adoption.pdf

*Note - This is only a snippet of the 5 pages, please click link above for entire contents

Agenda No: 9.7
Mtg. Date: Dec. 13, 2010

DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT REPORT For the Regional Board December 13, 2010

TO: Chair & Members of the Regional Board
FROM: Ron Fralick, Planner 1
DATE: December 6,2010
SUBJECT: Environmental Policy & Guideline Update for the North Westside Official Community Plan (including Crystal Mountain) - Proposed Rural Westside OCP Bylaw No. 1274 (File: 6480-20)

RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the Regional Board adopts Rural Westside Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1274.

PURPOSE:
This OCP bylaw is intended as an environmental policy and guideline update for the North Westside Official Community Plan (including Crystal Mountain). Specifically, new Environmental Development Permit (DP) Area designations are proposed (Sensitive Terrestrial, Hillside, & Wildfire) and the existing Aquatic Development Permit provisions of Bylaw No. 785 have been
updated to ensure consistency throughout the Regional District.

In accord with Provincial legislation a Greenhouse Gas Emissions reduction strategy section has also been developed and forms part of the bylaw.

BACKGROUND:
The OCP amendment bylaw received first reading on April 26, 2010. A Public Hearing was held on June 28, 2010 and the Regional Board granted second and third readings, as amended the same evening. The Board directed that final consideration be withheld pending receipt of bylaw approval from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development (formerly Ministry of Community and Rural Development).

PLANNING STAFF COMMENTS:
The new bylaw will bring the environmental policies and development permit guidelines up to date in the North Westside area and ensure consistency throughout the Regional District. The Development Permit policies will enable more. comprehensive environmental protection on the North Westside.

Subsequent to second and third readings, the Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development approved OCP Amendment Bylaw No. 1274 on November 23,2010 (Approval No. 2010109).

The Development Services Department recommends that the Board adopts Rural Westside Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1274.

Respectfully submitted,
Ron Fralick, MCIP
Planner 1

Dan Plamohdon, Director of Development Services

Attachment
RF/th
 

Rural Westside Official Community Plan Bylaw
REGIONAL DISTRICT OF CENTRAL OKANAGAN
BYLAW NO.. 1274, 2010
A Bylaw to adopt the
RURAL WESTSIDE OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN

Click link above for entire bylaw, because this is only a snippet of the link above.

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Bylaws: (Adoption) (Unweighted Vote)

9.7 RDCO Rural Westside OCP Bylaw No. 1274 (to replace the RDCO's current North Westside Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 785, 1999, and Westside Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1050, 2005) Central Okanagan West Electoral Area (6480-20) (All Directors)

EDGSON/FINDLATER
THAT Regional District of Central Okanagan Rural Westside Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1274 be adopted this 13th day of December 2010.

CARRIED

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

Regional Growth Strategy Consultation

The Regional Board has adopted a comprehensive program outlining the consultation objectives and opportunities for the Regional Growth Strategy (RGS). Over the next two years, input and participation in development of the RGS will be sought from local municipalities and elected officials, First Nations, other levels of government, stakeholders and the public. Some of the tools that will be utilized to encourage participation will be a project webpage, outreach through local media, newsletters and creation of a Regional Input Workbook to lead individuals and groups through a series of questions that explore the future vision of the region.

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.pdf icon Item 9.2 Regional Growth Strategy Consultation Plan.pdf

*Note - this is only a snippett, please click link above for all 19 pages

RECOMMENDATION:
1. THAT the Consultation Strategy for the Regional Growth Strategy Review be adopted as outlined in Attachment 1 titled "Regional Growth Strategy Review - Consultation Strategy"

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REGIONAL GROWTH REVIEW "CONSULTATION STRATEGY"
REGIONAL DISTRICT CENTRAL OKANAGAN
Prepared: December 13,2010

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Planning: (Unweighted Vote)

9.2 Report regarding the adoption of the Regional Growth Strategy Review Consultation Plan (All Directors)

Staff report dated December 13, 2010 outlined the consultation strategy for the update of the Regional Growth Strategy (RGS). Staff outlined the consultation process including: early and ongoing consultation with stakeholders; engaging the region on issues for a future vision; raise awareness of the RGS; regular updates to the Board and councils will occur;
input through workbooks, social media, focus groups, interviews, project webpage, media, and newsletters; sessions to engage the public. Will need to avoid the misunderstanding of 'public hearings' which are required for example, zoning bylaws, but not for the RGS.

Staff were asked to communicate with member municipalities to plan simultaneously with pUblic meetings they may be hosting in order to help avoid 'public fatigue' during the consultation process.

BAKER/EDGSON
THAT the consultation strategy for the Regional Growth Strategy review be adopted as outlined in the "Regional Growth Strategy Review - Consultation Strategy" document dated December 13, 2010.

CARRIED

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RDCO Board highlights
Castanet.net - by Contributed - Story: 58921 - Dec 14, 2010

The following are highlights from the Regional District of Central Okanagan Board meeting held Monday, December 13, 2010

Rural Westside Official Community Plan - The Regional Board has adopted the Rural Westside Official Community Plan (OCP) bylaw. It replaces the North Westside and Westside OCP bylaws for the portion of the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area adjacent to Westside Road and includes the Crystal Resort area. The updated OCP also includes a new Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Strategy as required by BC Government and new Environmental Development Permit Area designations for Sensitive Terrestrial, Hillside and Wildfire. The OCP also includes updated Aquatic Development Permit provisions that are consistent with other areas of the Regional District.

Regional Growth Strategy Consultation - The Regional Board has adopted a comprehensive program outlining the consultation objectives and opportunities for the Regional Growth Strategy (RGS). Over the next two years, input and participation in development of the RGS will be sought from local municipalities and elected officials, First Nations, other levels of government, stakeholders and the public. Some of the tools that will be utilized to encourage participation will be a project webpage, outreach through local media, newsletters and creation of a Regional Input Workbook to lead individuals and groups through a series of questions that explore the future vision of the region.

 

RDCO is charging a resident through Freedom of Information Act

$39.44 for copies of Zoning Bylaw 176, OCP Bylaw 370, and OCP Bylaw 785

after it was requested that these bylaws be posted to RDCO's website.

Wonder why some photocopies only cost $.25 cents per copy while others cost $.30 cents per copy?

$39.44 Freedom of Information Act request for documents from RDCO page 1

$39.44 Freedom of Information Act request for documents from RDCO Page 2

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CORD grapples with pressures of continued population growth
Kelowna Capital News - By Mike Simmons - November 02, 2010

The regional district is working with cities, towns and districts across the Central Okanagan as they plan how best to cope with future population growth.

Projections anticipate the Central Okanagan will add some 65,000 more people over the next 15 years, bringing the area population to around 225,000 residents.

Regional growth strategy coordinator David Widdis noted the number is a ballpark figure, and where exactly the growth will occur is also not something that can be precisely defined. Popularity of areas and market conditions for housing are just some of the factors that determine where people choose to settle.

What the regional growth strategy does examine is how to make sure the current Okanagan lifestyle can be maintained despite the addition of several thousand more human beings. This demands planning around facets from agriculture to the environment.

“On the whole, we want to grow sustainably, (and) make sure we’re preserving those environmental areas.”

Widdis said the process is the review of the strategy which was first adopted in 2000. He said the purpose of the strategy is to promote human settlement in the region, but done in a sustainable way. Regional growth has social, economic and environmental effects. Widdis said the planning process involves getting all of the member municipalities and electoral areas to look beyond their boundaries.

“A lot of their decisions do have impact regionally.”

Widdis pointed out air quality, water resources, transportation and affordable housing are also examined within the strategy. The plan does not get into land use specifics, but focuses on how to make processes from aggregate supply to transportation more efficient across the region.

Specific municipalities will look at their own transportation systems or community plans within the context of wider goals. These goals are focused on how the region can accommodate its growing population in a sustainable way.

Widdis noted all the municipalities in the area are on side to make sure the region is growing in an efficient way and a good way. He added that municipalities and electoral areas just have to make sure they are coordinating across the board, and developing with the same priorities in mind.

The review process is anticipated to take approximately two years. Widdis noted it may go longer or shorter, as parts of the strategy are examined by municipalities and the public. What municipalities have done in their own community plans will figure into the regional strategy.

“We want to try and ultimately stitch the entire region together using those community plans.”

Individual municipalities have their own goals that they set for their areas. Widdis added that hopefully everybody will try to strive towards the same large goal of a sustainable community.

msimmons "at" kelownacapnews.com

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Regional Growth Strategy Update Process Begins

In the year 2000, the average price of gasoline in the Central Okanagan was 70 cents a litre, cell phones were larger than your hand and television featured a different kind of reality.

There’ve been many changes too in the Central Okanagan since the Regional District adopted its first Growth Management Strategy over ten years ago. Many more people are living here, an additional local municipality has been created and there are new challenges pressuring our climate, environment and transportation infrastructure. In order to address them for the future, the Regional District of Central Okanagan is embarking on a process to review and update its Regional Growth Strategy (RGS).

The Regional Growth Strategy is a strategic plan approved by the Regional Board after extensive discussion and input involving local governments, other stakeholders and the public. The RGS provides a consistent and coordinated regional approach for growth management issues between different jurisdictions to guide them in the development of their Official Community Plans, bylaws and other policies that make efficient use of land and resources while sustaining social, economic and environmentally healthy communities.

The existing Regional Growth Strategy plan was adopted in 2000 in response to concerns about the impacts of rapid population growth and development. The Central Okanagan remains one of the fastest growing areas in the Province and is expected to be home to an estimated 238,000 people by 2025 (BC Stats People Projection 35 -July 2010).

It’s anticipated the process to update the Regional Growth Strategy will take more than a year to complete. It’s anticipated that the initial phase of consultations will identify key areas of importance to the community. These will include Climate Change, Housing, Transportation, Regional District Services, Parks and Natural Areas and Economic Development. In addition to participation from local Councils, municipal staff and other stakeholders (Regional District of Central Okanagan, City of Kelowna, District’s of West Kelowna, Lake Country and Peachland, Provincial ministries and agencies, Irrigation Districts, School District No. 23, Interior Health and local First Nations), residents and businesses will have opportunities to get involved and provide feedback that will help craft a new vision for the future that protects the quality of life we enjoy in the Central Okanagan.

Information and opportunities for input and involvement throughout the Regional Growth Strategy process will be publicized and available through the Regional District website at regionaldistrict.com/growth.

(October 26, 2010)

Source - RDCO Whats New

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Growth strategy updated for region
Kelowna Capital News - October 28, 2010

In 2000, the average price of gasoline in the Central Okanagan was 70 cents a litre, cell phones were larger than your hand and television featured a different kind of reality.

There have also been many changes in the Central Okanagan since the regional district adopted its first Growth Management Strategy some 10 years ago.

Many more people are living here, an additional local municipality has been created and there are new challenges pressuring our climate, environment and transportation infrastructure.

In order to address them for the future, the Regional District of Central Okanagan is embarking on a process to review and update its Regional Growth Strategy.

The Regional Growth Strategy is a strategic plan approved by the Regional Board after extensive discussion and input involving local governments, other stakeholders and the public.

The RGS provides a consistent and coordinated regional approach for growth management issues between different jurisdictions to guide them in the development of their Official Community Plans, bylaws and other policies that make efficient use of land and resources while sustaining social, economic and environmentally healthy communities.

The existing plan was adopted in 2000 in response to concerns about the impacts of rapid population growth and development.

The Central Okanagan remains one of the fastest growing areas in the Province and is expected to be home to an estimated 238,000 people by 2025.

It’s anticipated the process to update the Regional Growth Strategy will take more than a year to complete.

It’s anticipated that the initial phase of consultations will identify key areas of importance to the community.

These will include climate change, housing, transportation, regional district services, parks and natural areas and economic development.

In addition to participation from local councils, municipal staff and other stakeholders—Regional District of Central Okanagan, City of Kelowna, District’s of West Kelowna, Lake Country and Peachland, Provincial ministries and agencies, Irrigation Districts, School District No. 23, Interior Health and local First Nations—residents and businesses will have opportunities to get involved and provide feedback that will help craft a new vision for the future that protects the quality of life we enjoy in the Central Okanagan.

Information and opportunities for input and involvement throughout the Regional Growth Strategy process will be publicized and available through the Regional District website at regionaldistrict.com/growth.

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.pdf icon October 25, 2010 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Board Meeting

Regional Growth Strategy Process Approved

The Regional Board has approved initiating a review of the Regional Growth Strategy (RGS). The present Regional Growth Strategy was adopted in 2000 and must be updated to reflect anticipated growth in the region over the next 25 years. The Regional District will work with local municipalities and First Nations, the provincial government and other stakeholders in developing an updated strategy. Public consultation and involvement will be included in the process, which is expected to be complete by 2013, with the adoption of a new Regional Growth Strategy bylaw.

The Regional Growth Strategy is a vision of growth management and sustainability for the region establishing economic, social and environmental objectives that promote healthy communities. It helps guide member municipalities and the Regional District in the consistent development of local Official Community Plans and other bylaws that support the overall regional vision for managing growth.

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.pdf icon October 25, 2010 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 6.4 Regional Growth Strategy Review Report.pdf (28 pages)

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Agenda NO: 6.4
Mtg Date: Oct. 25/10

DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT REPORT For the Regional Board October 25, 2010

TO: Chair &Members of the Regional Board
FROM: David Widdis, Regional Growth Strategy Coordinator
DATE: October 25, 2010
SUBJECT: Regional Growth Strategy Review Work Plan

RECOMMENDATION:
1. THAT the Regional Growth Strategy Review be initiated to apply to the entire regional district area and endorse the proposed four phase work Plan as outlined in Attachment 1 titled "Regional Growth Strategy Review Workplan, October 25, 2010";

2. AND FURTHER THAT the Regional Board provide written notification as per Section 854 of the Local Government Act to the Minister of Community and Rural Services and all affected local governments within the Central Okanagan that the Regional District is initiating a review of Bylaw No. 851 Growth Management Strategy that will apply to the entire Regional District;

3. AND FURTHER THAT that the Regional Board direct staff to begin working with Ministry of Community and Rural Services' staff and other agencies to establish an Intergovernmental Advisory Committee;

4. AND FURTHER THAT the staff be directed to prepare a consultation plan to guide the Regional Growth Strategy Review process.

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from page 9

From the workshop, the document "Strategic Plan: Vision 2020 - Planning for the Future" was adopted on June 10, 2010, that provided a vision and priorities to focus the region's budgets and work plans. The RDCO formulated a "Mission Statement" in the strategic plan process to guide its actions and strategies:

"The Regional District of Central Okanagan will provide effective and efficient services that meet the needs of our citizens, in a manner that nurtures growth, opportunities and prosperity, while maintaining and enhancing the unique Central Okanagan lifestyle and environment.

The mission statement helped outline the priorities for the region and describe how the Board would like to see the region in ten years. The excerpt of the priorities and vision are outlined in Appendix B.

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6.4 Regional Growth Strategy Review Report regarding the initiation of the Regional Growth Strategy Review and endorsement of the Regional Growth Strategy work plan presented at the Governance and Services Committee meeting, October 14, 2010 (All Directors)

Staff report dated October 25, 2010 outlined the background for updating of the RDCO's Regional Growth Strategy (RGS). The RGS was adopted by the Board in 2000. The Strategy now needs to be updated to respond to the numerous changes that have occurred in the region. Issues that need to be addressed include: a desired future for the region; issues that affect the entire region; future sustainability for the region; general framework to guide growth management that affect the entire region; collaboration with member municipalities and First Nation; and monitoring progress to ensure Board decisions are incorporate into the vision.

The timeline for the process was reviewed--over a two year process. Consultation will be key to this process and it will be early and ongoing. Next steps were reviewed: initiate the process, endorse the work plan, establish intergovernmental advisory committee and prepare consultation plan. Staff noted that review of parks and trails, lake management and consistency between bylaws are all issues which will be identified. These details will come up through Phase 1 of the process. Funding sources are still being identified for the full process and staff continue to look for grants to help fund the review. This will be an annual budgeting process.

EDGSON/BAKER
THAT the Regional Growth Strategy Review be initiated to apply to the entire regional district area and endorse the proposed four phase work plan as outlined in Attachment 1 titled "Regional Growth Strategy Review Workplan, October 25, 2010";

AND FURTHER THAT the Regional Board provide written notification as per Section 854 of the Local Government Act to the Minister of Community and Rural Services and all affected local governments within the Central Okanagan that the RegionalDistrict is initiating a review of Bylaw No. 851 Growth Management Strategy that will apply to the entire Regional District;

AND FURTHER THAT the Regional Board direct staff to begin working with Ministry of Community and Rural Services' staff and other agencies to establish an Intergovernmental Advisory Committee;

AND FURTHER THAT the staff be directed to prepare a consultation plan to guide the Regional Growth Strategy Review process.

CARRIED

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.pdf icon October 14, 2010 Regional District of Central Okanagan Governance and Services Committee Agenda

.pdf icon Item 4.1 Regional Growth Strategy Review Update.pdf (28 pages)

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DEVELOPMENT SERVICES STAFF COMMENTS:

The current RGS is ten years old and requires updating. This is an opportunity for local governments to engage the province in long range planning. Member municipalities will collaborate on important regional issues and seek senior government support for their implementation. The process will involve discussions to draft implementation agreements with senior governments to assist with the implementation of the growth strategy.

The RGS Review is an opportunity to refocus the process of growth management within ·the region and to have agreement on issues, actions and implentations among all levels of governments. First Nations, stakeholders and public. The RGS can be restructured to improve its value in the Regional District and member municipalities through clearly, identified actions and targets as well as a process to implement and monitor the issues.

The Regional District budget for 2010 has allocated funds to initiate the RGS Review process. However as outlined in the proposed work plan, the review is a minimum two year process. RD staff is researching funding opportunities to help offset the costs to include technical studies, consultation opportunities and any additional costing identified in the process. Funding may come through such forms as the Gas Tax or Green Municipal Fund.

For a successful review process, the RD also requires commitment and representation from the member municipalities to provide the input and review of documentation resulting from the review process. Staff members bring the policy knowledge and expertise of the area to help refine and package information for the community and elected officials. Their assistance will ensure the process is inclusive and reflective of community values.

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.pdf icon October 14, 2010 Regional District of Central Okanagan Governance and Services Committee Minutes

4. Development Services

4.1 Regional Growth Strategy Review Update

Staff report dated October 14th provided an update on the Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) workplan and next steps. It was noted the current Regional Growth Strategy is over ten years old and requires updating. The RGS workplan focuses on a four phase approach to collaborate with the member municipalities;  First Nations; federal and provincial agencies and the public to develop a desired vision and actions for growth over the next 20 years, The budget for 2010 has allocated funds to initiate the review process-the review process is a minimum two year process. Staff continues researching funding opportunities to help offset the costs of the Plan.

There were various ideas expressed to encourage public participation in the consultation process and that the public be provided with options for the plan as to what the area could look like in the future. Concern was expressed regarding duplication of processes (OCP'S vs. RGS) and also the need for dedicated staff time.

Staff noted that a public consultation plan will be developed and that the RGS is not a duplication of any OCP processes currently being undertaken now or in the future. The RGS is a guiding document and will provide an overall view of values and goals for the region, whereas an OCP provides results only within the borders of the area. The commitment required by municipal staff within the RGS area would be approximately one meeting per month and time to review documentation (5-10 hours/month). Staff also noted that the RGS allows the region to speak as a single voice and also provides for possible financial opportunities.

ACTION: Staff was asked to arrange a workshop for all the elected officials including WFN to discuss what the expectations and consensus of the RGS are among the elected officials.
Director Reid arrived at the meeting at 9:30 a.m.

#GS67/10 HODGE/JAMES
THAT the October 14, 2010 report on the Regional Growth Strategy workplan be received.

CARRIED

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September 9, 2010 Governance and Services Committee Meeting Agenda

  Item 7.1 Regional Growth Strategy Review Update.pdf

Agenda No: 7.1
Mtg Date: Sept 9, 2010

DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT REPORT

For the Governance and Services Committee September 9, 2010
TO: Chair & Members of the Governance and Services Committee
FROM: David Widdis, Regional Growth Strategy Coordinator
DATE: September 9,2010
SUBJECT: Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) Review Update

PURPOSE:
To provide the Governance and Services Committee with an update on the Regional Growth Strategy Review.

BACKGROUND:
The Governance and Services Committee (G&S) was presented with a framework for the Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) Review process on February 5, 2010. The report included relevant legislation and a proposed outline for the process, which the committee received for information. On June 10, 2010, the Regional District of the Central Okanagan (RDCO) adopted a Strategic Plan that identified the priorities to help the RDCO achieve its vision. Growth Management was indentifies as a priority and that a new regional plan is needed. In response to these reports and direction, the G&S, also on June 10, 2010, approved the hiring of internal term staff to coordinate and facilitate the RGS Review and the position was filled on July 13, 2010.

A RGS is a regional vision with a set of goals, objectives and policies. The RDCO's RGS was adopted in 2000 and represented a joint planning approach to address the regional growth issues at that time.

Now, 10 years later, provincial legislation requires the regional district to revisit the RGS with the intent to update and modify the strategy to address:
• a vision of a desired future for the region;
• issues that affect the entire region;
• the future sustainability of the region;
• a general framework to guide growth management that affect the entire region;
• collaboration with member municipalities and First Nations; and
• monitoring progress to ensure Board decisions are incorporated into the vision.

Embarking on this process, one of the initial steps that occurred in July was a meeting with staff from the member municipalities and First Nations in order to coordinate growth management initiatives. The meeting was productive and established a working group to help develop a RGS review process that will be collaborative in which the desired vision and actions will be defined in the final RGS document.

A detailed work plan for the RGS will be presented to the Board in October to identify processes, tasks and timelines. Establishing the work plan will provide transparency in the process and help focus the region, member municipalities, stakeholders, public and First Nations on issues of region-wide importance. In addition, upon approval of the Terms of Reference, there next step will be to develop a consultation plan to identify the means, timing and methods for consultation over the course of the process. The existing RGS is now a ten year old document and needs to be updated and revised if it is to reflect the values of the region. This process will focus the needs and concerns in growth management of the region to provide a long-term policy direction.

Respectfully submitted,

David Widdis, MCIP
Regional Growth Strategy Coordinator

Dan Plamondon
Director, Development Services

September 9, 2010 Regional District of Central Okanagan Governance and Services Committee Meeting Minutes

7. Development Services

7.1 Regional Growth Strategy Review Update
Staff report dated September 9, 2010 outlined the Regional Growth Strategy Review. David Widdis, Regional Growth Strategy Coordinator, was introduced to the Committee, It was noted that a detailed work plan will be presented to the Board in October to identify processes, tasks and timelines. Upon approval of the Terms of Reference the next step will be to develop a consultation plan.

Staff are looking at other regional growth strategies throughout BC and are working with the Ministry to determine what lessons have been learned in areas such as Nanaimo and Metro Vancouver-there are differences but also comparisons which can be utilized in the review. It was noted that Regional Growth Strategies contain more sustainability policies now rather than just land use.

It was suggested that a letter be forwarded to member municipalities' CAO notifying them that the Regional District is embarking on this process, introduce David Widdis and notify them that there will be an expectation of working with their
staff and ask them to identify a staff member who will work with the RDCO consultant.

FINDLATER/BAKER
THAT the update on the Regional Growth Strategy be received.

CARRIED

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Item 6.11 RDCO Rural Westside OCP Bylaw No. 1274.pdf - (3 pages) Regular Board Meeting Agenda

Item 1.1 Rural Westside Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1274.pdf (210 pages) Public Hearing Agenda

Item 1.3 RDCO Strategic Plan - Approval.pdf June 10, 2010 Regular Board Meeting Agenda

Item 6.1 RDCO Strategic Plan.pdf (22 pages) June 10, 2010 Governance and Services Committee Meeting Agenda

Item 4.1 Regional Growth Strategy Term Position.pdf June 10, 2010 Governance and Services Committee Meeting Agenda

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RDCO Maps

North Westside Official Community Plan (Bylaw#785)
Note: This refers generally to the area from Trader's Cove north along Westside Road up to and including Westshore Estates.

Maps
Plan Boundaries Map (2 MB)
Regional Context Map
Environmentally Sensitive Areas & Watercourse Protection Map 3A
Environmentally Sensitive Areas & Watercourse Protection Map 3B
Agricultural Land Reserve Areas Map (2.3 MB)
Mineral Tenure Activities Map (2.1 MB)
Institutional & Utility Services Map (2.3 MB)
Park & Recreation Areas Map (2.6 MB)
Future Land Use Map (3.2 MB)

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August 12, 2010 Regional District of Central Okanagan Governance & Services Committee Agenda

Item 5.1 Quarterly Program Measures Report.pdf

Agenda No: 5.1
Mtg Date: August 12, 2010
TO: RDCO Directors and Department Heads
FROM: Donna Adams, Accounting Analyst; Marilyn Rilkoff, Manager of Finance and Administration
DATE: July 30,2010
SUBJECT: Quarterly Program Measures Report, Year to Date June 30, 2010

*This is only a snippet of the 8 pages*

The following are some of the highlights for the year from the Quarterly Report, but are certainly not all inclusive. We do recommend that the report and each program be reviewed, particularly with respect to "Department Initiative Status Reports", the "Summary of Year to Date Results", and Project Updates for the various programs. There are too many items too be covered in this summary, and everyone's level of interest in the various programs and departments varies.

Executive Summary:

Corporate Services:

002 - Administration (Pages 123): Strategic Plan a Vision 2020 - has been adopted by the Board. The plan was developed to reflect the new realities of service by the Regional District after the incorporation of the District of West Kelowna and to outline priorities over the next decade. Ministry of Community Development contributed $8,900 for the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program. Job and salary evaluation of all employment positions is nearing completion. Review has been completed by the Union. Departments have consolidated and some office space has been leased out. Departmental relocation occurred at the end of February 2010. Boardroom Conference Audio system purchased for Woodhaven room. 40ft Storage container purchased for storage of excess equipment and materials previously stored at an external facility. A sewer committee has been established and will be meeting to finalize the sewer agreements with WFN, Peachland, and West Kelowna.

.pdf icon August 12, 2010 Regional District of Central Okanagan Governance and Services Committee Meeting Minutes

5. Finance and Administrative Services

5.1 Quarterly Program Measures Report - Year-to-date, June 30, 2010 Executive Summary

Staff presented the Quarterly Program Measures report, year-to-date June 30, 2010 Executive Summary which highlighted key areas in the Regional District services.

Questions:
• Dog Control- is that being enforced? Yes, except for the one section in the City of Kelowna.
• What is the T-Card system? An accounting form provided to the Ministry of Forests for tracking equipment and services used by the Regional District.
• Joe Rich Volunteer Fire Department - Medical First Response. Are we being compensated for accidents where the boundaries are in question? We are negotiating a mutual aid agreement with Big White. No costs are being reimbursed at this time. RDCO subsidizes this service. Staff have unsuccessfully tried to recover costs from the trucking companies, ICBC and the province.
• What role does the Province play? They provide ambulance services.
• Is the RDCO covered by insurance for calls outside of our jurisdiction?
Believe that we are, but will confirm.
The Chair noted that this is a provincial problem.

#GS50/10 SHEPHERD/EDGSON
THAT the Quarterly Program Measures Report - year-to-date June 30, 2010 Executive Summary be received;

AND FURTHER THAT Staff bring back a report on the status of the Mutual Aid Agreements with the Kootney Boundary Regional District for Big White;

AND FURTHER THAT Staff confirm the insurance coverage for Medical First Response call outs outside of the RDCO jurisdiction.

CARRIED

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June 28, 2010 Regional District of Central Okanagan Public Hearing Agenda

Item 1 Westside Official Community Plan Bylaw Report.pdf (5 pages)

Include reference to updating of the Foreshore Inventory Mapping in 2010;
• Include reference to the newly approved Western Screech Owl, macfarlanei subspecies Stewardship Agreement;
• Update policies which reference the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) as nearing completion with approved recommendations to be taken into account;
• Update the Development Permit exemption criteria to reflect concerns raised regarding Agricultural uses and to be consistent with other OCP's in the Regional District;
• Add a new section on a Greenhouse Gas Emission strategy, as noted below.

Planning staff has developed a Greenhouse Gas Emission reduction strategy for inclusion into the OCP as a new section.

Under the Local Government (Green Communities) Statutes Amendment Act (Bill 27, 2008), local governments are required to include targets, policies and actions for the reduction of GHG emissions in their Official Community Plans (OCPs) by May 31, 2010. This is in recognition of provincial legislation (Bill 44, 2007, Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets Act) which sets a provincial target of a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 33% below 2007 levels by the year 2020, and by 80% by the year 2050.

Item 1.1 Rural Westside Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1274.pdf (210 pages)

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Rural Westside Official Community Plan

The Regional Board has given second and third readings to the new Rural Westside Official Community Plan (OCP) bylaw. The proposed bylaw will guide planning and development applications in a large portion of the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area including Crystal Resort as well as the area from Trader’s Cove to the northern Regional District boundary. The OCP will replace the Westside Official Community Plan and includes new Hillside, Sensitive Terrestrial and Wildfire Development Permit Guidelines.

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June 28, 2010 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regional Board Meeting Agenda

Item 6.11 RDCO Rural Westside OCP Bylaw No. 1274.pdf

Agenda No: 6.11
Mtg. Date: June 28, 2010
REGIONAL DISTRICT of CENTRAL OKANAGAN
Development Services

DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT REPORT For the Regional Board June 28, 2010

TO: Chair & Members of the Regional Board
FROM: Ron Fralick, Planner 1
Margaret Bakelaar, Environmental/Land Use Planner
DATE: June 22, 2010
SUBJECT: Environmental Policy & Guideline Update for the North Westside Official Community Plan (including Crystal Mountain) - Rural Westside OCP Bylaw No. 1274 (File: 6480-20)

RECOMMENDATION:
1. THAT first, second and third readings be granted to repeal the Regional District's Westside Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1050;
2. THAT second and third readings be granted to repeal North Westside Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 785;
3. AND THAT Rural Westside Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1274 be given second and third readings, as amended;
4. AND FURTHER THAT final consideration and adoption of OCP Bylaw No. 1274 be withheld pending receipt of bylaw approval from the Ministry of Community and Rural Development.

PURPOSE:
This OCP bylaw is intended as an environmental policy and guideline update for the North Westside Official Community Plan (including Crystal Mountain). Specifically, new Environmental Development Permit (DP) Area designations are proposed (Sensitive Terrestrial, Hillside, & Wildfire) and the existing Aquatic Development Permit provisions of Bylaw No. 785 have been
updated to ensure consistency throughout the Regional District. In accord with Provincial legislation a Greenhouse Gas Emissions reduction strategy section has also been developed and forms part of the bylaw.

BACKGROUND:
The OCP bylaw received first reading on April 26, 2010 and a Public Hearing was held on June 28, 2010 prior to the regular Regional Board meeting. The Board directed that the scheduling of the application for Public Hearing be withheld pending the following;
- Staff completion of a Greenhouse Gas Emission (GHG) strategy with associated policy statements for inclusion into the bylaw at time of second and third readings;
- Receipt and review of all key agency comments to determine whether additional changes to the bylaw will be required.

PLANNING STAFF COMMENTS:
The new bylaw will bring the environmental policies and development permit guidelines up to date in the North Westside area and ensure consistency throughout the Regional District. The proposed updates use a common methodology to develop environmental mapping, interpret the information, and develop useable, effective, and efficient policies and development permit guidelines. The Development Permit policies will enable more comprehensive environmental protection on the North Westside.

As recommended at first reading and highlighted at time of Public Hearing, a Greenhouse Gas Emission reduction strategy has been developed for inclusion into the OCP as a new section. The strategy was developed based on a recommendation from the Ministry of Community and Rural Development regarding GHG reduction strategy work that has been completed (or is in progress) by other jurisdictions in the Province.

All relevant agency comments received after first reading were considered and incorporated into Bylaw No. 1274.

As noted in the Public Hearing report, due to the extensive volume of paper associated with the OCP bylaw, Board members have been provided with a digital copy of the bylaw. All recommended changes have been incorporated into the bylaw (text and mapping). Planning staff has also prepared one hard copy of the bylaw (text and mapping) that is available for review in
the Development Services Department.

The Development Services Department recommends that the Board grant first, second and third readings to repeal Regional District's Westside Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1050, that second and third readings be granted to repeal North Westside OCP Bylaw No. 785, that second and third readings be granted to Rural Westside Bylaw No. 1274, and that final consideration of the bylaw is withheld pending receipt of bylaw approval from the Ministry of Community and Rural Development.

Respectfully submitted,

Ron Fralick, MCIP
Planner 1

Margaret Bakelaar
Planner Environmental/Land Use Planner

Dan Plamondon, Manager of Development Services
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June 28, 2010 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes

Bylaws: (Second and Third Reading) (Unweighted Vote)

6.11 RDCO Rural Westside OCP Bylaw No. 1274 to replace the RDCO's current North Westside Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 785, 1999, and Westside Official Community Plan Bylaw NO.1 050, 2005. Central Okanagan West Electoral Area (6480-20) (All Directors)

Staff report dated June 22, 2010 outlined the background of the development of the new bylaw which will repeal RDCO's current North Westside Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 785, 1999, and Westside Official Community Plan Bylaw No.1050,
2005. It was noted that as recommended at first reading, a Greenhouse Gas Emission reduction strategy has been developed for inclusion into the bylaw as a new section.

EDGSON/OPHUS
THAT Regional District of Central Okanagan Rural Westside Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1274 be given second and third readings, as amended;

AND FURTHER THAT adoption of the bylaw be withheld pending receipt of bylaw approval from the Ministry of Community and Rural Development.

CARRIED

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June 10, 2010 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regional Board Meeting

Strategic Plan – Vision 2020

The Regional Board has adopted the Regional District Strategic Plan – Vision 2020 – planning for the future. The plan was crafted to reflect the new realities of service by the Regional District after the incorporation of the District of West Kelowna and to outline priorities over the next decade. Among those areas identified: Growth Management, Transportation, Climate Change, Intergovernmental Affairs, Hazard Management and Social Policy and Planning. While the annual Five-Year Financial Plan will provide resources to carry out the goals of the Strategic Plan, it will require annual review of priorities and action plan to ensure it provides viable direction to staff.

.pdf icon June 10, 2010 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 1.3 RDCO Strategic Plan - Approval.pdf

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Agenda No: 1.3
Mtg Date: June 10, 2010
Regional Board Report
TO: Regional Board
DATE: June 2,2010
FROM: Harold Reay
Chief Administrative Officer
SUBJECT: Strategic Plan
Recommendation

THAT the Regional Board adopt the Regional District of Central Okanagan's Strategic Plan;

AND FURTHER THAT annual review of the Strategic Plan be completed in the fall of each year.

BACKGROUND
In 2009, a strategic planning workshop for the Regional Board was facilitated by external consultants, Allan Neilson-Welch and Peter Adams. The purpose of the workshop was:
- to understand the Board's collective vision for the region,
- to determine the role(s) of the Regional District, and
- to set the Board's key priorities for the remainder of the current local government term.
Following the workshop and further Board discussions, the Board chose the new priorities in which the Regional District should be involved in. These six priorities have been incorporated into the Regional District's Strategic Plan (Pg.6). The Plan also includes the Vision - Ten Years; internal goals for providing all services; values and stakeholder relationship philosophy; an analysis of the strengths, opportunities, threats and challenges; and how the corporate strategy is carried out.

Going forward, it is important to note that strategic planning is about making tough choices. The Regional Board must continue to choose which priorities are most deserving of the organization's resources. The priorities are taken into consideration when the Board annually updates the 5-Year Financial Plan. The Financial Plan ensures that the department and
program plans and budgets are in alignment with the Strategic Plan.

For the Strategic Plan to remain up-to-date, an annual review of the priorities will be required in order to provide direction to staff to develop the next year's budget. It is recommended that this review be completed in the early fall.

This is for your consideration.

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Agenda No: 6.1
Mtg Date: June 10, 2010
TO: Governance & Services Committee
DATE: June 2, 2010
FROM: Harold Reay
Chief Administrative Officer
SUBJECT: Strategic Plan

Recommendation

THAT the Governance & Services Committee recommends that the Regional Board adopt the Regional District of Central Okanagan's Strategic Plan;

AND FURTHER THAT annual review of the Strategic Plan be completed in the fall of each year.

BACKGROUND
In 2009, a strategic planning workshop for the Regional Board was facilitated by external consultants, Allan Neilson-Welch and Peter Adams. The purpose of the workshop was:
- to understand the Board's collective vision for the region,
- to determine the role(s) of the Regional District, and
- to set the Board's key priorities for the remainder of the current local government term.

Following the workshop and further Board discussions, the Board chose the new priorities in which the Regional District should be involved in. These six priorities have been incorporated into the Regional District's Strategic Plan (Pg.6). The Plan also includes the Vision - Ten Years; internal goals for providing all services; values and stakeholder relationship philosophy;
an analysis of the strengths, opportunities, threats and challenges; and how the corporate strategy is carried out.

Going forward, it is important to note that strategic planning is about making tough choices. The Regional Board must continue to choose which priorities are most deserving of the organization's resources. The priorities are taken into consideration when the Board annually updates the 5-Year Financial Plan. The Financial Plan ensures that the department and program plans and budgets are in alignment with the Strategic Plan.

For the Strategic Plan to remain up-to-date, an annual review of the priorities will be required in order to provide direction to staff to develop the next year's budget. It is recommended that this review be completed in the early fall.
This is for your consideration.

.pdf icon June 10, 2010 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes

1.3 RDCO Strategic Plan - Approval (Unweighted Vote - All Directors)

SHEPHERD/BAKER
THAT the Regional Board adopt the Regional District of Central Okanagan's Strategic Plan;

AND FURTHER THAT annual review of the Strategic Plan and Action Plan be completed in the fall of each year.

CARRIED

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.pdf icon Item 4.1 Regional Growth Strategy Term Position.pdf

Agenda No: 4.1
Mtg Date: June 10, 2010

DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT REPORT
For the Governance and Services Committee June 10, 2010

TO: Chair & Members of the Governance and Services Committee
FROM: Dan Plamondon, Director Development Services
DATE: June 2, 2010
SUBJECT: Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) Term Position

PURPOSE:
To provide the Governance and Services Committee with additional information on the hiring of internal term staff to conduct the Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) review and update process.

BACKGROUND:
A staff report was previously prepared and provided to the Governance and Services Committee in February 2010 which provided information on the RGS review and update process. This included a proposed outline of a multi-year approach including hiring term personnel to plan, develop, and implement the RGS.

The Regional Board approved funding for the RGS update which included funds for term staff plus consultants. Since that time, it has become apparent that much of the required background work and data gathering and analysis can be undertaken by internal staff as opposed to hiring external consultants to undertake the work. This report provides a brief outline of the proposed duties and function of the anticipated internal term staff.

Development Services is working with Human Resources to develop a job description for a term position to oversee the RGS process. It is anticipated that the position will be posted in June and filled in July of 2010.

ANALYSIS:
A number of Regional Districts are in the process of updating or developing Regional Growth Strategies. They have indicated that dedicated staff with direct reporting relationships is an efficient and effective method of conducting the RGS process.

While consultants can conduct specific technical studies in support of the process, the planning, consultation, coordination, background review, and information analysis can be undertaken by internal staff located in the office with direct access to the required data and historical information.

It is anticipated that the added functions of internal term staff will decrease the time required to carry out the identified tasks and lessen the overall costs by reducing the need for various consultants.

By way of example, the Regional District of North Okanagan has retained a term employee to undertake public consultation, development of the project framework, strategic (long range) planning and policy development and most of the technical studies. Consultants were brought in for very specific sub-projects (GHG, population and employment forecasts) using separate request for proposals (RFPs) in collaboration with District staff.

It is anticipated that the internal term position will be responsible for the following:
o Coordinate and facilitate the RGS update process including the responsibility for ensuring legislative requirements are met;
o Liaise with the province, member municipality staff and First.Nations;
o Review and evaluate the existing 2000 RGS and identify the progress made towards its objectives and actions;
o Review of pertinent plans and policies of the province, member municipalities and First Nations, in order to identify issues and opportunities for collaboration in regional application;
o Prepare terms of reference, workplans, and consultation plans, and establish and facilitate the Intergovernmental Advisory Committee;
o Prepare and present RGS reports regarding land development and other growth issues to be considered in the RGS;
o Oversee the preparation and management of RFPs and grant applications.

CONCLUSION:
As noted there will be resource savings by having dedicated staff with direct reporting relationships responsible for the majority of activities anticipated for the RGS review and update process.

External consultants will be hired on an as need basis to address technical studies which require specific expertise. This approach is consistent with other Regional Districts undertaking the development of Regional Growth Strategies.

Respectfully submitted,
Dan Plamondon
Director, Development Services

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Westside OCP changes on tap
Vernon Morning Star - By Richard Rolke - April 29, 2010

The North Westside Road area is trying to keep up with future development.

The Central Okanagan Regional District board has given first reading to proposed revisions to the official community plan for the area on the west side of Okanagan Lake.

“It’s heading in the right direction,” said director Jim Edgson.

“We had to go through all of this because there’s been a fair bit of development pressure and we have to make sure the environmental considerations are brought up to date.”

The land use document includes new sensitive terrestrial, hillside and wildfire environmental development permit guidelines and ensures existing aquatic development permit guidelines are consistent with other official community plans in the regional district.

The next step is for CORD staff to complete a greenhouse gas emission strategy and receive feedback from various government agencies.

After that, there will be a public hearing scheduled.

“With every step we will get input,” said Edgson.

This is the first major overhaul of the OCP since 1999, and Edgson says it should be done every five years to ensure community needs are being met.

He also points out that even once the OCP is finalized, there is nothing stopping amendments from occurring.

“They are very much living documents,” he said.

“If someone requests a variance and it’s approved, we are changing the bylaw.”

It’s anticipated the CORD board could adopt the new official community plan by June or July.

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.pdf icon April 26, 2010 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regional Board Meeting

North Westside Official Community Plan

The Regional Board has given first reading to proposed revisions to the North Westside Official Community Plan (OCP) which will be renamed the Rural Westside Official Community Plan. A Public Hearing will be advertised and scheduled once Regional District staff have received comments from referral agencies and completed a Greenhouse Gas Emission Strategy and included related policy statements in the proposed bylaw update. The proposed OCP will include the Crystal Resort area as well as the area from Trader’s Cove to the northern Regional District boundary. The proposed OCP includes new Sensitive Terrestrial, Hillside and Wildfire Environmental Development Permit Guidelines and ensure existing Aquatic Development Permit Guidelines are consistent with other Official Community Plans in the Regional District.

.pdf icon April 26, 2010 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regional Board Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 6.7 North Westside Official Community Plan.pdf

In conjunction with the public open house and questionnaire, a number of name changes for the new OCP document were provided. Based on the submissions and in consultation with the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area Director, Planning staff recommends that the new OCP document be named 'Westside Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1274'. (page 5)

.pdf icon April 26, 2010 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regional Board Meeting Minutes

Not available yet, but coming next month

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.pdf icon Consolidated North Westside Road Official Community Plan Revised Sept 7, 2007 - page 20

Policies

1. Retain land currently in public ownership located next to water (such as streams and shoreline) as well as water bodies (lakes, wetlands) in public ownership. Foreshore leases for uses such as docks will be supported when they are ancillary to an upland use and are designed to maintain or enhance natural function of the foreshore;

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The OCP Bylaw should be set aside. As it is conceded by the respondent that this renders the zoning bylaw invalid, that bylaw should also be set aside. Orders accordingly.

http://www.courts.gov.bc.ca/jdb-txt/sc/92/14/s92-1477.htm

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Map and Profile of the Regional District of Central Okanagan in 2009

The map below outlines the current boundaries within the regional district, including the West Kelowna District Municipality. Central Okanagan J area includes the new district municipality but excludes Peachland and Westbank First Nation reserves.

Regional District of Central Okanagan - Map of Electoral Areas

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.pdf icon February 22, 2010 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regional Board Meeting Minutes

Planning: (Unweighted Vote)

6.4 Report regarding endorsement of the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen - Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 2421, 2007 (All Directors)

Staff report dated February 15, 2010 highlighted a letter from the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen requesting the Regional District of Central Okanagan to formally accept their Regional Growth Strategy.

The Board expressed concern considering projected population projections and climate change that under Vision and Approach (Pg 8) no reference is being made to water, air and social concerns.

BAKER/FINDLATER
THAT the Regional Board of the Regional District of Central Okanagan endorses the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No 2421, 2007 as required under Section 857(3) of the Local Government Act.

AND FURTHER THAT the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen consider further work in the areas of air, water and social concerns.

CARRIED

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.pdf icon February 11, 2010 Regional District of Central Okanagan Governance and Services Committee Meeting Minutes

4. Development Services

4.1 Regional Growth Strategy Update
Planning staff report dated February 4th provided the background on the Central Okanagan's Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) including:

• RGS original approved by the Board in 2000 and has not been updated since that time. Originally took 4 1/2 years to complete.
• The Local Government Act mandates that at least once every five years a Regional District must consider whether the RGS must be reviewed for possible amendments.
• Previous update was presented to the Committee in March 2009.
• No funds were allocated to the RGS update in 2009.
No funds are available from the Province to update the RGS but funding may be available through various grants including: Gas Tax Agreement, Green Municipal Fund, Fraser Basin Council Smart Planning, etc.
• A number of other regional districts are currently in the process of updating their RGS, as well as both the North Okanagan and Okanagan-Similkameen are in the process of developing their first RGS.
• An update will require considerable time and dedicated resources and budget to review and update the RGS.
• A proposed multi-year approach was provided for review.

Discussion:
o Funding will be an issue. Need to look long-term. The impact on growth in the region is significant. All municipal areas need to be involved.
o $150,000 has been placed in the 2010 budget with no consideration for grants.
o Will there be greater clarity from the Province what their view of Crown lands tenure is? In the past the Province has been somewhat reactive to Crown land plans. This will be part of the process.
o Staff will be asking partners what technical support can be provided, what documents are available, ie: Ministry of Transportation, ILMB -- what's in their plan for the future.
o Phase I is for compiling information.
o New issue will be climate change.
o Formal and informal committees would be formed as part of the process which includes elected officials and staff participation.
o Province needs to be at the table - which would include the inter-agency committees.
o The Regional District is in control of the process. Don't want to duplicate what has been done in the municipalities.
o The update would provide the Regional District with an opportunity to look at the long term plans - ie: 100 year plan. Is there a need to look at the region's overall OCP in all the municipalities - what does the region look like from above? How does that compare against the Crown land surrounding the region.
o RGS should be looking at the cumulative impact of underlying decisions by all partners in the region. Overview level is not there.
o The region's Strategic Plan is the document to make the RGS an active plan.

#GS07/10 SHEPHERD/BAKER
THAT the February 4, 2010 staff report regarding the Regional Growth Strategy Update be received.

CARRIED

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.pdf icon February 11, 2010 Regional District of Central Okanagan Governance and Services Committee Meeting Minutes

3. Delegations

3.1 Brent Mueller, Ministry of Community and Rural Development re: Regional Growth Strategy
Brent Muller (regional growth manager for the Okanagan region) was introduced and provided a review of regional growth strategies:

• Key program areas within the Ministry
• What's new in the Central Okanagan: including a population increase of 25% since the original Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) was completed, improvements in infrastructure, new municipality, new university, pressure on water resources, climate challenge in terms of wildfires and pine beetle.
• Future trends and challenges: population to grow by 25% by 2030, limited water supply, resource issues, air quality trending towards increasing.
• Central Okanagan progress and why it is important to undertake a review of the RGS: new green house gas requirements, requirements under the Local Government Act to periodically review the Strategy, framework for provincial investment, work on shared issues, land use patterns affect business and finances, opportunity to review progress in the region, context for
addressing regional issues (protecting resources, and managing transportation needs).
• RGS legislation principles reviewed: collaboration between participants, open broad-based consultation, no approval role by the Province, regional diversity/flexibility, alternative dispute resolution, and implementation plan.
• The main points a RGS has been in place for ten years, challenging trends, other districts are currently reviewing or implementing their regional growth strategies.
• Implementation agreements would need to be developed. There are examples but not too many.
• Planning grants are no longer available from the Province. Provincial staff has discussed various funding options with staff.
• Communication with member municipalities and First Nation will be important in the process

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February 11, 2010 Regional District of Central Okanagan Governance and Services Committee Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 4.1 Regional Growth Strategy Update.pdf

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

Aggregate Study Committee Appointments

The Regional Board has appointed three Directors to represent it on the recently announced committee that will investigate aggregate issues in the Central Okanagan. Directors Robert Hobson, Keith Fielding and Jim Edgson are expected to be joined by appointees from the Provincial Government. The Terms of Reference for the committee and its work are being prepared. Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick will co-chair the committee with Robert Hobson.

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.pdf icon October 8, 2009 Governance & Services Committee Meeting Minutes

3.3 CTQ Consultants re: North Westside OCP Update

Graeme Dimmick from CTQ Consultants provided an update on the North Westside OCP including:

  • Stage 1 presented previously.

  • Stage 2
    o Public consultation (survey, open house, advisory committee discussions)

  • High turn out at community meetings.

  • Generally a good level of support for environmental policy.

  • Survey was available on line, at the open house, 63 surveys returned.

  • General feedback that environmental protection is required for wildfire protection, riparian protection, gravel pit.

  • Comments for name change was highlighted - Crystal Mountain far removed from North Westside.

Next steps include final recommendations in the form of a bylaw through text and mapping for the Board's consideration.

- The Committee was reminded this is an environmental update to the OCP, only not land use review.

- The bylaw process will proceed through a normal course which would include a Public Hearing likely in early 2010.

#GS90/09 EDGSON/BAKER
THAT the presentation from CTQ Consultants on the North Westside Official Community Plan be received.

CARRIED

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Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes - August 24, 2009

6.3 Bylaws: (Second and Third Readings) (Unweighted Vote)

a) i) Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 785-15 for South Okanagan Land Developments Inc. (owner) and Urban Systems Ltd. (agent) to amend the North Westside Official Community Plan from Large Holdings to Residential Low Density and Parks and Recreation located adjacent to Westside Road. Central Okanagan West Electoral Area (All Directors)

Staff report dated August 17, 2009 outlined the application. It was noted that the Public Hearing minutes were provided to the Board prior to this meeting.

Staff reviewed the application including providing verbal background information to the Board, as written in the staff report,

EDGSON/HAYES
THAT Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No, 785-15 be given second and third reading this 24th day of August 2009;
AND FURTHER THAT consideration of fourth and final readings be withheld pending the following;

  • Receipt of OCP amendment bylaw approval from the Ministry of Community and Rural Development;

  • Receipt of Zoning amendment bylaw approval from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure;

  • Resolution of technical issues associated with implementation of the foreshore study to satisfaction of the Ministry of Environment and Regional District staff;

  • Registration of covenants and statutory right-of-ways/easements to restrict density of the site to 78 residential lots, to incorporate the objectives of the Rockchild Landing Environmental Protection Foundation, to secure operation and maintenance of the waste and sewage treatment areas, and for protection of registered archaeological sites EaQv-29 & EaQv-30;

  • Confirmation from the RDCO Parks Department that the specific park
    dedication and parkland management issues around tenure, public access and proposed private structures (stairways, ramps and landings) over parkland areas have been resolved, This includes endorsement of the Parkland
    Provision and Development Servicing Agreement (PPDSA) and registration of associated SRW's and/or covenants;

  • Payment of RDCO legal fees associated with the proposed Environmental Protection Foundation, as noted in the Development & Environmental Services Department letter of June 24, 2009,

AND FURTHER THAT should the Board grant further readings to the amending bylaws that the applicant be provided with a six month extension to complete all requirements in accord with RDCO Applications Procedure Bylaw No, 944.

CARRIED

ii) Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 871-170 for the above to amend the zoning from RU1 (Rural 1) and RU4 (Country Residential) to R1 (Single Detached Housing) and P1 (Park and Open Space). (Z07/26) Central Okanagan West Electoral Area (Electoral Areas, West Kelowna Fringe Area and Kelowna Fringe Area)

EDGSON/HAYES

THAT Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 871-170 (application Z07/26) be given second and third readings this 24th day of August 2009.

CARRIED

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.pdf icon June 11, 2009 Governance & Services Committee Meeting Minutes

3. Delegation

3.1 CTO Consultants - Review of Stage 1 - Environmental Policy and Guideline Review - North Westside Official Community Plan

CTO Consultants, Darwin Horning and Graeme Dimmick, and Kyle Hawes, Ecoscape Environmental, provided an update on the stage 1 review of the North Westside Official Community Plan in relation to environmental policy and guidelines. The consultants reviewed the purpose, steps to date, areas of specific attention, and recommendations to come forward and next steps including:

  • Locally detailed environmental policy

  • Resolve wildfire policy

  • Update hillside/steep slope policy

  • Expand upon environmentally related DPs

The following recommendations were highlighted:

  • Develop introductory 'natural environment' section;

  • revise and enhance mapping;

  • include comprehensive illustrations to augment guidelines;

  • branding/graphics;

  • additional detail to aquatic ecosystems;

  • kokanee sensitivity zones and guidelines;

  • aquatic/riparian development permit areas and guidelines;

  • terrestrial ecosystem and develop clear DP exemption criteria;

  • terrestrial development permit areas and guidelines and exemption criteria;

  • development permit areas as they apply to the Crystal Mountain area;

  • development of a comprehensive Terms of Reference for further studies with the Crystal Mountain area to ensure consistent data deliveries;

  • extrapolate Ministry of Environment kokanee sensitivity zones (black/red zones).

The next stage of the review is the public consultation component: to inform and educate. Following that phase, feedback will be collated, consultants will collaborate with staff, redraft document, and then return to the Board for review and approval. The process is anticipated to be completed in late August to early fall.

#GS45/09 EDGSON/BAKER
THAT the Environmental Policy and Guideline Update for the North Westside Official Community Plan be received.

CARRIED

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June 11, 2009 Regional District of Central Okanagan Governance & Services Committee Meeting Minutes

7. Development & Environmental Services

7.1 Update Blasting Regulations with the Regional District Staff report dated May 26, 2009 provided an update on blasting regulations within the regional district. In May of 2007 the Province approved a regulation conferring additional powers which would allow the Regional District of Central Okanagan to adopt a bylaw regulating blasting activity, recognizing the unique circumstances of this Regional District's mandate of governing an urban area (Westside). As governance was in transition on the Westside at that time, and that all of the complaints originated within the boundaries of the Westside OCP, consideration of a potential bylaw was deferred pending conclusion of the Westside governance model.

Regional District staff have received no complaints related to blasting activities since incorporation of the Westside.

#GS50/09 SHEPHERD/FINDLATER
THAT the Governance and Services Committee defer consideration of a bylaw regulating blasting activity within the Regional District of Central Okanagan;

AND FURTHER THAT the comments be forwarded to the municipalities for their information and consideration.

CARRIED

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.pdf icon March 19, 2009 Governance & Services Committee Meeting Minutes

Regional Planning

Staff advised that there was a recommendation to defer the regional growth strategy until OCP's from surrounding municipalities are completed. This falls in line with ministry request as they wanted additional time to review the Regional
Growth Strategy.

#GS21/09 FINDLATER/EDGSON
THAT Regional Growth Management Strategy to be deferred until 2010.

CARRIED

This will reduce the budget by $100,000.

There was discussion about the need for an increase in two full time equivalent's now that the Regional Growth Strategy has been deferred. The Planning function has two staff for regional function. Crown land applications have increased substantially (in excess of 18) and each consumes an enormous amount of staff time and generates no revenue. It was noted that there is no additional staff being added rather this adjustment reflects current staffing requirements. There was discussion about whether there were alternatives to a funding increase. Staff noted that not responding to applications would be the only way.

There was discussion about projects being either regional planning or electoral area projects and the criteria to determine this.

ACTION: Staff will provide a list of projects and source of funding and the rationale for each.

#GS22/09 FINDLATER/ SHEPHERD
THAT staff provide additional information on the allocation of regional vs. electoral planning for policy discussion.

CARRIED (K Hayes opposed)

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March 5, 2009 Governance & Services Committee Meeting Minutes

5.4 Update - Foreshore Structure Bylaw

As requested by the Regional Board, staff report dated February 26th outlined the background on the Regional District's plan for a Foreshore Structure Bylaw. The bylaw is in draft form now and staff are consulting with other regional districts for consideration on what they would include in such a bylaw. A budget is being developed as well as a foreshore guideline brochure.

#GS19/09 SHEPHERD/GIVEN
THAT the February 26, 2009 staff report update on the Foreshore Structure Bylaw be received.

CARRIED

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.pdf icon March 5, 2009 Governance & Services Committee Meeting Minutes

5.2 Update - Official Community Plans

Staff report dated February 26th provided a background and an update on plans for commencement of a Request for Proposal for develop OCPs in the Trepanier/ Lakeshore Road/June Springs Estates area in 2009.

Completion of the North Westside OCP is proposed for later in 2009. Planning staff have met with provincial staff with regard to updating the regional growth strategy.

Staff to communicate with City of Kelowna planning with regards to their plans to update their OCP

#GS16/09 FINDLATER/SHEPHERD
THAT the Governance and Services Committee recommends to the Regional Board to DEFER commencement of a Request for Proposal to develop an Official Community Plan (OCP) for the Trepanier-Brent Road/Lakeshore Road/June Springs Estates areas until late 2009, sUbject to budgetary and staffing considerations;

AND FURTHER THAT planning staff report back to the Governance and Services Committee once a more precise timeline for completing the North Westside OCP has been determined.

AND FURTHER THAT planning staff communicate with the City of Kelowna regarding their plans to update the City's OCP and possibly tying in potential amendments to the Central Okanagan East Electoral Area OCP/RLUB.

CARRIED

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5.3 Update - Regional Growth Strategy ( RGS)

As requested by the Regional Board, staff report dated February 26th outlined information on a regional growth strategy including relevant legislation, funding options and timelines. It was noted that staff have met with Ministry of Community
Development representatives to gain information on the RGS review process and potential funding opportunities. They noted there was no guarantee of provincial funding at this time. It is estimated the review of the RGS will cost $100,000.

Further it was noted that the date for inclusion of strategies to establish targets for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the regional district is May 2011.

Based on current staff workloads and priority projects such as the North Westside OCP update, foreshore structure bylaw it is felt that the regional district could not reasonably undertake a review at this time. Further work needs to be completed including: scope of the review, timelines (multi-year initiative), what it will cost and what funding is available (cost is directly related to the scope). It was recommended that staff continue to scope the overall exercise for next year.

#GS17/09 EDGSON/SHEPHERD
THAT the February 26,2009 staff report update on the Regional Growth Strategy be received;

AND FURTHER THAT the Governance and Services Committee recommends to the Regional Board that the regional growth strategy be DEFERRED until the scope of the project can be determined.

CARRIED
It was noted that staff have had numerous Crown land applications over the last few years and that no fees are payable to the regional district for this work. In the past the question was raised with the province regarding fees but no response was received.

#G18/09 SHEPHERD/EDGSON
THAT staff be directed to review and identify the amount of work that goes into Crown land applications and that a letter be developed to request payment for these services.

CARRIED

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January 26, 2009 Regional District of Central Okanagan Board Report

Consultant Contract Award

The Regional Board has awarded a contract for the Environmental Policy and Guideline update for the North Westside Official Community Plan. Three qualified companies responded to a Request for Proposals and CTQ Consultants received the highest technical evaluation while its bid of $29,195 was the second lowest.

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

Planning:

6.2 Correspondence

a) Report regarding Consultant Contract Award - Environmental Policy & Guideline Update for North Westside Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 785. (6480-20) Central Okanagan West Electoral Area (All Directors - Weighted Vote)

Development & Environmental Services report dated January 16th outlined the process for the Request for Proposal for the Environmental Policy and Guideline Update for the North Westside OCP.

Three submissions were received. Submissions were evaluated on technical criteria (75%) and fee structure (25%). It was noted that there was noreference in the RFP to watershed protection--will this be completed in the plan? Staff confirmed that it will as well as an environmental overlay.

EDGSON/BAKER
THAT CTQ Consultants Ltd. be awarded the Consultant Contract for the Environmental Policy & Guideline Update for North Westside OCP Bylaw No. 785 in the amount of $29,195.00 (plus GST).

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.pdf icon Governance and services Committee Minutes - Feb 14, 2008 (page 9)

5.2 Review and Update of North Westside Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 785

Development Services report dated February 6th outlined the provisions of the Local Government Act whereby a comprehensive review and update of the OCP be completed no longer than 5 years after adoption to ensure the plan addresses the current needs and aspirations of the community and acknowledges changing local and external conditions. The North Westside OCP has been in place for eight years.

Staff noted that they have been receiving an increased number of public and development inquiries for the North Westside since the incorporation of the Westside. Concern was expressed that there is a need to protect the environmental values in this area prior to proceeding with future development.

It was noted that Peachland has requested funding from the Province for a study to consider expanding its border to include Brent Road and Trepanier. The Province has endorsed the study and assigned ministerial staff but will not begin until after the Okanagan Similkameen governance study has been completed (March 31/08).

The question was raised whether it would be possible to consider a partial review of the OCP limited to include only the area on the North Westside at this time.

EDGSON/BAKER

THAT staff be directed to review whether a partial OCP on the North Westside can be completed and report back on the probability of this including budget and staff impacts.

CARRIED

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.pdf icon January 15, 2009 Governance & Services Committee Meeting Minutes

5. Other

5.1 RDCO Managers (verbal updates)

a) Dan Plamondon, Manager of Development and Environmental Services Regional Growth Strategy Update

o Discussed at previous meeting that update is required of Regional Growth Strategy. Staff have been in contact with Province to determine if Terms of Reference have changed since the last review. Staff will meet with Province next week to review the changes. The update of the Strategy will be a cooperative effort between the Regional District and member municipalities.

Staff noted that there is at least one additional element in recent legislation that includes inclusion of strategies for reduction in greenhouse gases (housing transportation, economic development, land)

o Process will involve meeting with Ministry and then setting out agreed upon Terms of Reference and then develop a schedule for the update.

Funding perimeters have changed--there is no guarantee from the Province that funds will be available although 'gas tax' funding may be possible.

o Regional sustainable indicators - keep track of indicators on a regional level ie: climate change initiatives and the measureables.

o Should strive toward having community goals tied into all municipal strategic plans. This will form part of the visioning work in the future.

Developing sewer service plan with Westside
Updating bylaws
Working with WFN on sewer distribution with revised OCPs

b) Murray Kopp, Manager of Parks

- Okanagan Lake Major Marine Facilities work - meeting two days ago with member municipal partners and discussed moving the recommendations forward to municipal and WFN councils.

- Pine beetle wood waste project - staff continue to investigate, as a collaborative approach with member municipalities, possible options.

- Continue work on Bear Creek management plan.

- Hazard tree program ongoing.

c) Marilyn Rilkoff, Manager of Finance and Administrative Services

- Human Resources coordinator, Andrea Henderson, started in late December.

- Working on the 2009-2013 Financial Plan in preparation for budget discussions. Business to be brought forward to future meeting

#GS06/09 SHEPHERD/FONSECA

THAT staff be requested to provide an update to the Governance & Services Committee on the background and the Board's decisions regarding the aggregate (sand & gravel) issues including the current pilot study in the Fraser Valley and the result of staff meetings with the Province on this issue.

CARRIED

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.pdf icon April 11, 2005 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Official Community Plan Bylaw Enforcement

The Regional Board has adopted amendments to the Municipal Ticket Information Bylaw allowing designated staff to enforce the Official Community Plans (OCP) for Ellison, Westside and North Westside. This replaces the previous complaint driven enforcement policy and will allow staff to monitor and react to violations at development sites before irreparable damage is done.

.pdf icon April 11, 2005 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 7.2 OCP Bylaw, Enforcement Policies.pdf

REPORT

To: Chair and Members of the Regional Board
From: Kelly Roth, Director of Inspection Services
Date: March 16, 2005
Re: Official Community Plan Bylaw, Enforcement Policies

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Recommendation:

That the Board authorize staff to enforce the Ellison, Westside and North Westside Official Community Plans provisions in a proactive manner and that the Board give three readings and adopt the attached Municipal Ticket Information Bylaw amendment that provides ticketing offences for Official Community Plan Bylaw Violations.

Background:
It has become apparent that complaint driven enforcement of the Official Community Plan Bylaw provisions are not an effective way to reach the values that are sought after through an Official Community Plan. Few, if any people complain that the provisions of an Official Community Plan are not being met, therefore significant work can be carried out on development sites and the values that were planned to be addressed as part of the sites development are damaged or lost. Allowing staff to monitor and react to violations of the requirements of an Official Community Plan will place the Regional District of Central Okanagan in a better position to have the communities develop in accordance with our various plans.

Yours truly,
Kelly Roth
Director of Inspection Services

.pdf icon April 11, 2005 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes

7.2 Official Community Plan Bylaw, Enforcement Policies (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

Regional District of Central Okanagan Ticket Information and Utilization Amendment Bylaw No. 1111, 2005, 1st, 2nd and 3rd readings, and Adoption (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

This bylaw amendment replaces the previous complaint driven enforcement policy and will allow staff to monitor and react to violations at development sites before irreparable damage is done. Staff will notify UDI of the change in order to communicate this to developers.

The question was raised whether the Regional District has photographic information of the current land characteristics? Staff noted that in 2002 orthophotos of Westbank were completed and last spring JoeRich/Ellison was done. The remainder of the Westside will be completed this year.

#158/05 DINWOODIE/HARRIMAN
THAT the Board authorize staff to enforce the Ellison, Westside and North Westside Official Community Plans provisions in a proactive manner;

AND FURTHER THAT Regional District of Central Okanagan Ticket Information and Utilization Amendment Bylaw No. 1111, 2005 be given first, second and third readings, reconsidered and adopted this 11th day of April 2005.

CARRIED

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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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