The new council has spent many hours together with senior staff in a very successful consultant-led process designed to help us share ideas, establish goals, and set priorities.
To all Peachland residents who braved the snow and ice to vote in the municipal election, I thank you for doing so. My thanks also go to those who supported my re-election; I am honoured to serve as your mayor for a further term, and I appreciate the confidence you have shown in me.
I have established the Mayor’s Task Force on Climate Change, made up of residents who responded to the invitation to help Peachland meet its goals under the Climate Action Charter.
News that the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) is now planning for a September start on the installation of a traffic light at Clements Crescent will no doubt be welcomed by all residents, but particularly so by those who frequent the Peachland Mall, live on the crescent, or need to get to and from the elementary school.
This document sets out plans for development of transit services in the Central Okanagan region over the next 25 years so as to improve service, enhance cost effectiveness, and increase ridership.
The challenge for Peachland is to manage future growth responsibly and to ensure that growth occurs sustainably, taking into account economic, social, and environmental impacts.
Following a request for expressions of interest, the District of Peachland has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with The Good Samaritan Society.
After a recent public hearing, council has given final approval to a bylaw that updates and replaces the Ponderosa Pincushion Area Structure plan.
We are totally committed to the economic prosperity of Peachland and to helping create a thriving, vibrant, downtown core, consistent with the vision set out in the council initiated “charrette” report.
I want to assure readers that council’s decision to give first and second reading to the New Monaco Area Structure Plan (ASP) implies nothing more than a desire on council’s part to open-up the plan for public consultation before there is any move to an official public hearing or any decision on the acceptability of the plan.