Penticton council highlights

The Penticton City Council will discuss allowing liquor sales and tasting at farmers markets at tonight's, Monday's, council meeting.

The matter is being addressed, after the province recently made a number of changes to regulations around the service and sales of liquor within BC.

One of the changes made relates to the sale of liquor at farmers markets, which has generated interest from local suppliers in the wine, craft brewery and distilling industries.

On June 25, the Community and Business Development Advisory Committee discussed the issue and passed a resolution supporting the Downtown Penticton Association's concept to allow local wine and beer tasting at the Farmers and Community Markets.

Other highlights from staff reports are a zoning amendment bylaw for 2007 Main Street, an OCP amendment bylaw for the Upper Wiltse area structure plan, election procedures amendment bylaw, economic investment zone amendment bylaw and correspondence from the Penticton and District Community Resources Society.

The correspondence asks the city council to join a long list of municipalities calling on Premier Christy Clark to begin a consultation process leading to the development of a made in BC social policy framework.

Also on the agenda is a request from Councillor Helena Konanz asking that a motion directing staff to post elected officials' expenses to the city website on a quarterly basis, be brought forward for consideration at the July 21 regular meeting of council.

Business arising from in-camera, regarding newspaper advertising, will be discussed as well.

Further information on the council agenda is available on the city of Penticton website.


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