Highlights of April 15 Council meeting

April 16, 2019
Council highlights

Rutland multi-family

Council gave first reading to the proposed rezoning for a four-unit row housing project at 540 Froelich Road, on the corner of Leathead Rd, and forwarded the project to a future public hearing. The existing home will be demolished as part of the development.

Public safety and crime survey

Council heard the results of the 2019 Public Safety and Crime Survey, to better understand residents’ perception of crime and safety in the city and help develop programs and services to best serve the community. Results were generally positive and nearly all residents feel very safe or somewhat safe in their neighbourhood during the daytime (99%) and in their residence during the daytime (98%). Citywide, residents think the most important crime-related problems are breaking and entering/property crimes and drug use. Read the full report at Kelowna.ca/police.

H20 energy efficiency

An application to the CleanBC Communities Fund for an energy efficiency project at the H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre that could reduce energy consumption by an estimated 420,000 kWh/yr of electricity and 5,900 GJ/yr of natural gas (10% and 40% respectively) was endorsed by Council. The project would result in an estimated greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 295 tonnes and utility cost savings of $90,000 annually.

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