Highlights of May 2 Council meeting

May 2, 2022

Hiawatha site development

An application for a development permit and zoning bylaw amendment for the next phase at the former Hiawatha RV Park development  on 3773-3795 Lakeshore Road was considered by Council. The most significant change is a proposed height increase to 17 storeys from 11 storeys. Council gave first reading and forwarded the proposal to the May 31 public hearing.

Glenmore landfill update

Council heard a progress report on the work related to the Regional Solid Waste Management Plan and activities at the Glenmore Landfill. In addition to the regional initiatives, Landfill staff has developed several new innovations, construction projects and a new site redesign to plan for future filling areas, and upgrades to the composting operations.

Recycle BC update

An update on the benefits and challenges of the existing Recycle BC program was heard by Council. Council must decide in June whether to continue to collect recycling on behalf of Recycle BC or request Recycle BC to take over collection. One issue is the need to reduce contamination levels in recycling collection — Kelowna’s residential blue bin contamination rate is nearly 14 per cent.

Council tour

Council will tour the H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre and the Parkinson Recreation Centre on the morning of Monday, May 9, as part of their decision-making process for the re-development of the Kelowna Community Campus/Parkinson Recreation Centre. The tour is a Council meeting as a quorum of Council members will be participating, and the information received is part of their decision-making process for this initiative. The tours will not be broadcast due to privacy concerns, and a report will be presented at a future Monday afternoon meeting.