Municipal Government

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)
At present, many businesses in Summerland have closed their doors as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Toni Boot expects to see a gradual loosening of the pandemic restrictions in the coming weeks. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland mayor anticipates relaxing of COVID-19 restrictions

Directives have been in place for the past month and a half

At present, many businesses in Summerland have closed their doors as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Toni Boot expects to see a gradual loosening of the pandemic restrictions in the coming weeks. (Summerland Review file photo)
Civic staff movement takes place in North Okanagan

Civic staff movement takes place in North Okanagan

Armstrong corporate officer hired in Coldstream, after Coldstream’s moves to Vernon

Civic staff movement takes place in North Okanagan
Summerland’s municipal council has further extended the deadline to pay this year’s property taxes. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland tax deadline extended to Sept. 30

Council chooses to further extend property tax timeline as a result of COVID-19 pandemic

Summerland’s municipal council has further extended the deadline to pay this year’s property taxes. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Summerland’s municipal council will consider seven development variance permit applications at its April 27 meeting. (Stock photo)

Summerland council considers development permit applications

Seven applications on agenda for April 27, despite COVID-19 pandemic

Summerland’s municipal council will consider seven development variance permit applications at its April 27 meeting. (Stock photo)
Summerland’s municipal council will proceed with a four per cent property tax increase this year, but the deadlines for property tax payment have been extended. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland’s property tax deadline extended

Municipality of Summerland responds to financial challenges resulting from COVID-19 pandemic

Summerland’s municipal council will proceed with a four per cent property tax increase this year, but the deadlines for property tax payment have been extended. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Summerland crews work on a power line on Jubilee Road. The municipality is looking at ways to provide some relief for utility bills during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland to provide relief on utility bills during COVID-19 pandemic

Water rates to decrease in July and August; reductions sought for electrical rates

Summerland crews work on a power line on Jubilee Road. The municipality is looking at ways to provide some relief for utility bills during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Summerland Review file photo)
The Vernon Aquatic Centre must alter its fee schedule and hours of operation in order to compensate for increased costs associated with additional life guard. (City of Vernon - photo)

Hours trimmed at Vernon pool to cover costs of new lifeguard

To cover costs of additional lifeguard hours recreation services changes pool and fee schedule

The Vernon Aquatic Centre must alter its fee schedule and hours of operation in order to compensate for increased costs associated with additional life guard. (City of Vernon - photo)