PH-Letter to the editor- RESTAURANT is not listed as one of the PERMITTED USES for Skaha Park

Penticton Herald – Letter to the editor

Dear Editor

Penticton residents should go onto the City website and obtain a copy of Bylaw No. 2002-42 and 2011-23 to follow this flow of Skaha Park information.

Bylaw No. 2002-42, within this Bylaw # 2 – “That the following herein described property is dedicated for Public Park Land”. Schedule “G” lists Skaha Park/Beach as dedicated Public Park Land. I believe, this can only be changed by a Public Referendum.

Zoning Bylaw No. 2011-23 – Chapter 4 – Definitions: 4.2 ACCESSORY USE means a use which is – as the permitted use.

Chapter 4 – Page 4-18- PERMITTED USE  means the main or primary use of lands, buildings or structures and o others, which is provided for in the list of permitted uses in the zones of this Bylaw.

Chapter 4 – Page 4-19,  RESTAURANT means a location where food and beverage are offered for sale to the public.

Chapter 8- Specific Use Regulations – Page 8-1 Application for Specific Use. 8.1.1 – The specific use regulations shall apply to all zones unless otherwise exempted in this Chapter.

Page 13-2. 13.2 P2 Parks and Recreation – PURPOSE:

This zone provides for parks, recreation and open space.

13.2.1 – PERMITTED USES:

The permitted uses in this zone are:

1-carnival 2-community garden 3-government services 4-indoor recreation 5-marina 6-outdoor amusement, entertainment and recreation 7-outdoor market 8-public parking lot 7-accessory use, building or structure.

RESTAURANT is not listed as one of the PERMITTED USES for Skaha Park under these Bylaws and therefore cannot be located within the marina building or on Skaha Park Land.

Nelson Meikle – Penticton

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