Council received a summary about the winter storm and snow removal efforts, which started Jan. 4. The unusual amount of snow the city received Jan. 4-6 broke historical records. City crews cleared more than 1,650 km of road and 450 km of sidewalks. Staff continue to deal with removal of the remaining snow mounds. Staff will report back to Council in more detail later this quarter.
2015 Financial Plan
Council received an overview of the provisional 2015 Financial Plan. In this year’s plan, protective services account for more than one-half of the proposed 3.47 per cent tax demand in 2015. The other half is for all other City operations and capital projects in 2015. Council will deliberate the budget on Jan. 15. For more detailed information on the City budget, visit kelowna.ca/budget.
South Perimeter Road public engagement
Council received a report about the results of public engagement for future development of South Perimeter Road and supported an accelerated timeline for design and construction. Public engagement took place online, at an open house with exit surveys, through a statistically-valid telephone survey and via email inquiries and comments. Both the open house exit surveys and the telephone survey found a majority of Mission residents support the accelerated construction of South Perimeter Road. For more information, visit kelowna.ca/cityprojects.