A previously advertised Special Council Meeting convened Monday afternoon to consider two Development Permit applications a Zoning Amendment and appointment of the Chief and Deputy Elections Officers.
- Town Center Development Permit (form & character) location 6273 Station Street and accompanying information by Contract Planner Chris Garrish was presented to Council for discussion and approval.
Councillor Petra Veintimilla focussed on the appearance of the building both front and rear and asked questions about the rear ‘set-back’ in relation to the proposed Patio which will between the Hotel and the Hike and Bike Trail. Veintimilla also commented that a patio would create a nicer rear building facade. Mr. Bruce Holm was in attendance to answer questions and he stated that the patios will be accessed from the breakfast room and the future restaurant.
Mr. Holm advised Council that the front exterior of the building will now be clad with a combination of Cultured Stone and wood. Veintimilla asked what guarantees there were to ensure the suggested changes are adhered to. In this case, as in all Development Permit documents the design change becomes part of the approved document and must be adhered to.
Councillor Doerr asked how the garbage disposal area would appear to on-lookers. Mr Holms stated the bins will be hidden from view and be in a location towards the front of the structure which does not require service trucks to travel through the guest parking and drop-off zone.
Mr Holm answered the Mayor’s question regarding proposed completion of the Hotel: construction will begin in the Fall of this year and the opening of the hotel will occur at the end of May 2018. Mr Holm further stated that the hotel will be a modular structure manufactured in Kamloops. Each room will be a completed component delivered on site situated on the foundation to create a common hall-way which will be finished on site.
There were questions regarding the sight line from Bank Street and Mr. Garrish, the contract planner commented that the sight line down to the river will not be obscured.
A review of the ‘on-line’ Council agenda covers considerable material including details of developer’s projected $90,984.00 for landscaping, trees other natural vegetation.
The vote was called and received unanimous approval based on the information and changes as presented.
- Poznikoff Industrial Development Permit 2016-25 for the Oliver Fairview Self-Storage facility at 5889 Sawmill Road was presented by the Contract Planner.
Councillors discussed the design of the fence and requested that the Planner advise Mr. Poznikoff of Councils’ desire to have plastic inserts in the chain link fence reflect the color scheme that presently exists.
The DP application received a unanimous vote of approval.
- Zoning Amendment Bylaw 365 Zinfandel Ave. Council reviewed the Planner’s report and discussed changes to a property which originally was ALR and was then brought into the Town and designated Residential.
The proponent’s intention is to change the existing residential structure into a winery and tasting room. The actual foot-print will remnain the same; the only changes to the lot will be the addition of some gravel areas for parking.
It was stated that the addition of another Winery within the Town will benefit the Town. Councillor Veintimilla stated she is looking forward to hearing neighbours’ comments.
A motion was made to move this request to a Public Hearing to be held October 10, 2017. The motion was passed unanimously.
- 2017 Councillor By-Election. Corporate Officers report was read by Council and Council voted unanimously to appoint Diane Vaykovich as Chief Elections Officer and Linda Schultz as Deputy.
A comment was made regarding cost and the CAO advised Council that SD 53 normally holds elections at the same time as Council. In this case the Town must absorb the entire cost.