Municipal Government

Coun. Doug Holmes is asking for information about how the Summerland council agendas are assembled. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland to examine municipal council transparency

Notice of motion asks for details about open and closed meetings

Coun. Doug Holmes is asking for information about how the Summerland council agendas are assembled. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Churches in Summerland and non-profit organizations are affected as Summerland council has extended its permissive tax exemptions for one year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland extends permissive tax exemptions

As a result of COVID-19, exemptions will continue for one more year

Churches in Summerland and non-profit organizations are affected as Summerland council has extended its permissive tax exemptions for one year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Members of Summerland council and municipal staff were at a meeting to determine the fate of the Summerland solar project on July 13. The site for the project was approved in a 4-3 decision. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland approves solar project

Despite community opposition, council voted 4-3 for Cartwright Mountain location

Members of Summerland council and municipal staff were at a meeting to determine the fate of the Summerland solar project on July 13. The site for the project was approved in a 4-3 decision. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Summerland municipal council meeting on July 13, 2020 will be held in the Summerland Arena Banquet Room. Summerland council has not determined if future meetings will be open to in-person public attendance. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland to allow in-person attendance at July 13 council meetings

Two meetings will be held at Summerland Arena Banquet Room to accommodate public

The Summerland municipal council meeting on July 13, 2020 will be held in the Summerland Arena Banquet Room. Summerland council has not determined if future meetings will be open to in-person public attendance. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
A meeting about the proposed Summerland solar project will be held at the Summerland Arena Banquet Room on June 13, 2020 at 1 p.m. (Stock photo)

Summerland to hold meeting on solar project

Event on July 13 at 1 p.m. open to comments from the public

A meeting about the proposed Summerland solar project will be held at the Summerland Arena Banquet Room on June 13, 2020 at 1 p.m. (Stock photo)
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LETTER: Land for Summerland’s solar project site was designated for growth

Site represents close to 20 per cent of land marked for future growth

  • Jul 9, 2020
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A Vernon man, and the city, is hoping Victoria will buy 234 acres of Okanagan Lake shoreline in Okanagan Landing for further recreational pursuits. (Colliers International photo)

Vernon man urges province to buy Okanagan Lake property

Mike Brown launches petition for government to purchase historic Okanagan Landing property

A Vernon man, and the city, is hoping Victoria will buy 234 acres of Okanagan Lake shoreline in Okanagan Landing for further recreational pursuits. (Colliers International photo)
Summerland has received conditional approval for $6 million in federal funding to build a one-megawatt solar array to provide power to the community. (Stock photo)

Signatures gathered in opposition to Summerland solar project

First 15 names included in document to be presented at June 22 council meeting

Summerland has received conditional approval for $6 million in federal funding to build a one-megawatt solar array to provide power to the community. (Stock photo)
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Summerland staff reworks budget

Tax rate remains unchanged, but some items deferred or cut

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Summerland Power workers were on the scene at Jubilee Road during an incident in spring, 2020. Compensation for Summerland’s municipal staff, including the electrical utility, is outlined in the Statement of Financial Information for 2019. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland’s municipal payroll nears $8 million in 2019

Payment details outlined in Statement of Financial Information

Summerland Power workers were on the scene at Jubilee Road during an incident in spring, 2020. Compensation for Summerland’s municipal staff, including the electrical utility, is outlined in the Statement of Financial Information for 2019. (Summerland Review file photo)
Summerland council has been holding virtual council meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic. The online meeting structure is resulting in changes to the council procedures bylaw. (YouTube photo)

Summerland council members receive more than $165,000 in remuneration and expenses

Pay details included in Statement of Financial Information for 2019

Summerland council has been holding virtual council meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic. The online meeting structure is resulting in changes to the council procedures bylaw. (YouTube photo)
The municipality of Summerland is now considering the next steps in replacing the aging Summerland Aquatic and Fitness Centre. The building was constructed in 1976 and is near the end of its useful life. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland considers replacing aging aquatic centre

Facility was constructed in 1976 and is near the end of its useful life

The municipality of Summerland is now considering the next steps in replacing the aging Summerland Aquatic and Fitness Centre. The building was constructed in 1976 and is near the end of its useful life. (Summerland Review file photo)
Summerland’s council meetings will not move back to municipal hall in the foreseeable future. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, council meetings have been held virtually. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland council to continue online meetings

Virtual meetings remain to comply with COVID-19 restrictions

Summerland’s council meetings will not move back to municipal hall in the foreseeable future. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, council meetings have been held virtually. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
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Summerland not considering allowing alcohol in public spaces

Penticton and North Vancouver have both passed bylaws to relax alcohol consumption rules

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EDITORIAL: Revisiting alcohol consumption

A proposal to allow alcohol consumption in some public spaces in Penticton deserves consideration

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Summerland council has been holding virtual council meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic. The online meeting structure is resulting in changes to the council procedures bylaw. (YouTube photo)

Summerland amends procedure for virtual council meetings, adding transparency

During COVID-19 pandemic, meetings have been held using online technology

Summerland council has been holding virtual council meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic. The online meeting structure is resulting in changes to the council procedures bylaw. (YouTube photo)
Bottleneck Drive, which represents 23 wineries, breweries, cideries and distilleries in Summerland, has a consistent look to its signs on the roads. At the municipal council meeting of May 25, Summerland council adopted a sign policy for these signs. (Contributed)

Summerland adopts sign policy for Bottleneck Drive members

Policy governs directional signs for wineries, breweries, cideries and distilleries

Bottleneck Drive, which represents 23 wineries, breweries, cideries and distilleries in Summerland, has a consistent look to its signs on the roads. At the municipal council meeting of May 25, Summerland council adopted a sign policy for these signs. (Contributed)
The City of Armstrong has approved its 2020 financial plan with a one per cent tax increase for residents. (Image from Pixabay)

North Okanagan city close to zero per cent tax hike

Council approves amended budget featuring one per cent increase

The City of Armstrong has approved its 2020 financial plan with a one per cent tax increase for residents. (Image from Pixabay)
Playgrounds remain closed but parks are open in the City of Vernon. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Okanagan mayor ready for recovery, cautious of second COVID-19 wave

Letter to B.C. government outlines city’s activities and eagerness to return to normal

Playgrounds remain closed but parks are open in the City of Vernon. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Summerland’s council meetings will soon be available to the public through a livestreaming service (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland to offer livestreaming of council meetings

Initiative expected for May 11 public meeting

Summerland’s council meetings will soon be available to the public through a livestreaming service (Summerland Review file photo)