Summerland Council meets tonight

A classic sod turning at Trout Creek

SUMMERLAND — Local artist Joan Lansdell will present council with a framed print of a picture she painted of the old sod-roofed cabin in Trout Creek at this evening’s meeting.

“I painted the original as part of a series of old barns for Summerland’s centennial,” Lansdell said.

She would like the picture to be displayed in Municipal Hall to raise awareness of the cabin.

A plaque with historical information about the cabin, which is believed to have been built between 1886 and 1888, will accompany the framed picture.

Council recently approved inclusion of the cabin in the Summerland community heritage register.

Located in a field on Laundry Crescent adjacent to Highway 97, the cabin is a visible point of interest for both locals and tourists.

A public hearing on the OCP amendment to include property on Sanborn Street in the Hunters Hill Neighbourhood Plan will also be held at this evening’s meeting and Sgt. Stephane Lacroix, commander of the Summerland RCMP detachment will present the first quarterly report of the year.

Council will consider recommendations to approve the district’s unaudited 2015 annual financial statements and the list of groups to receive grants in aid for this year as well as giving the first three readings to the financial plan (2016-2020) bylaw.

Council will also vote on whether or not to proceed with development of an alternative route for the Old Flume Trail near Taylor Place at a cost of approximately $6,000.

Staff recommends that council approve the development variance permit to increase the allowable height of a retaining wall at 25200 Callan Rd., however, staff does not recommend that council approve the request to provide a letter in support of an appeal to the ALC decision regarding the application for non-farm use for ALR land at 18014 Garnet Valley Rd.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Municipal Hall, 13211 Henry Ave., and is open to the public.

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