Lake Country council lays out its priorities for capital projects in 2013

Council and staff met in December to look forward to which projects should hold the highest importance this year.

As part of its ongoing budget discussions for this year, Lake Country council passed a motion that laid out its priorities when it comes to capital projects at last week’s council meeting.

Council and staff met in December to hold a priority setting session, looking back at projects that have been completed and looking forward to which projects should hold the highest importance this year.

Council approved its list of priorities at the public meeting as it continued to hold budget deliberations.

“Council has set five major priorities for this year and the Town Centre development is at the top of the list,” said Lake Country chief administrative officer Alberto De Feo. “As soon as these goals are accomplished the ones that are on the back burner will move forward. We will review these on a quarterly basis and every year they are received when we are looking at the budget.”

The council’s list of priorities are as follows.

1. Town Centre Development

2. Liquid Waste Management Plan Amendment

3. Integrated Transportation Framework Approval

4. Pelmewash Parkway Vision

5. Integrated Community Sustainability Plan Approval.

In a report to council De Feo stated that the Pelmewash Parkway vision was introduced on the priority list this year because of the impending devolution of the portion of the “old” Highway 97 between Winfield and

Oyama. In addition he stated that Okanagan Indian Band relations are emphasized as critical to the future of both governance and economic development in Lake Country.

District of Lake Country departments have also identified their major priorities  in coordination with council’s vision. Some of those priorities as identified by district staff as being important include engaging stakeholders in a tourism strategy to help with economic development as well as working on improvements to community transit.

 

Just Posted

B.C. freestyle skier wins gold

Cassie Sharpe of Comox shines in the halfpipe

Lake Country couple to be recognized with heritage award

James, Anita Baker will receive the Central Okanagan Heritage Society’s Distinguished Service Award

Okanagan residents can win ride in army vehicle

A social media campaign offers the chance to win a ride in the Dragoons armoured vehicle

UPDATE: Kelowna snowboarder being mourned at Big White

He was a local snowboarder, who went to Rutland high school.

Reel Reviews: War from both sides of the desk

We say, “Forgive these films their faults and they will be entertaining enough.”

Hope raises thousands for two Kelowna charities

The event Hope in Her Eyes managed to raise more than $17,000 for two Kelowna non-profits

Virtue and Moir end ice dance careers with Olympic gold

Virtue and Moir’s gold medal win at the Olympics makes them the world’s most decorated figure skaters

Canadians find living in small spaces teaches creativity

Canadian families choosing to live in small spaces to bring closeness to children

NDP Health Minister calls to offer woman seat on Interior Health Board

Joyce Beddow-Buckland of Ashcroft was surprised by the call, and accepted the offer.

No decision yet from Sagmoen bail hearing

Provincial court judge is expected to decide next week if Silver Creek man to remain in custody

SAR suspends search for missing man at Sun Peaks

RCMP will continue to search for a missing man near Kamloops but SAR has suspended their role

Vagina Monologues hits the Kelowna stage this week

Okanagan production set to target a hot topic: vaginas

Lottery will help save children’s lives

Each ticket gets you a chance to win a lot of money, while helping a lot of kids

Submit nominations for 2018 Okanagan College Alumni Awards

Deadline for nominations is Wednesday, March 14

Most Read