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  • 1 May 2017
    Winter Hours of Operation for Park Washrooms All public park washrooms are closed for the season except for the following which will remain open: Goodman Park Monday - Sunday 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Town Hall (8707 Main Street) Monday - Friday (excluding holidays) 8:30 am to 4:30 pm  Attention The Town of Osoyoos regrets to inform that Gyro Park Washroom will be CLOSED as of Friday, December 9, 2016 until the Spring of 2017.  This is due to increased incidents of illegal activities that could jeopardize public safety. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Gyro Park                                                                                           Goodman Park              If you have information about crimes to Town facilities you can provide an anonymous TIP by calling the Crime Stoppers 24/7 tip line at 1-800-222-8477.  CLICK HERE for more information on the Town’s Parks and Recreational facilities.   
  • 31 March 2017
    Snow Control Guidelines are Now in Effect Do your part by following a few simple tips for Snow Control this winter: Ensure snow removal equipment has clear access along your street. When snow is forecasted, please refrain from parking your vehicle on the road until streets have been cleared. Be patient when roads are being cleared. Use caution when snow removal equipment is on the road. In accordance with the Good Neighbour Bylaw No. 1277, 2011: Residential property owners shall remove all snow or ice from all sidewalks bordering the real property within 24 hours from the cessation of a snowfall or storm event which caused such accumulation. Commercial property owners shall remove all snow or ice from all sidewalks bordering the real property no later than 10:00 AM each day. No person shall deposit snow, ice or other material removed from sidewalks, boulevards, lanes, or private property onto Town property or highways. A fine of $500 will be levied to anyone depositing snow or ice on Town property or highways. On October 3, 2016 Town Council adopted the amended Traffic Bylaw No. 1256, 2009 to allow Operational Services to tow vehicles.  Attempts will be made to contact the owner of any vehicle parked in such a way that impedes with snow removal prior to towing.  This will allow Operational Services to provide residents with a more effective and efficient snow/ice removal service.  Traffic Bylaw will be enforced as follows:   Section 12, subsection 12 “Where the clearance is less than twelve (12) feet between stopped or parked vehicles to ensure that snow or ice removal equipment has free passage on a street.” Section 7, subsection 1 “Any vehicle unlawfully occupying any portion of a street or public place, or otherwise in contravention of any section of this bylaw, may be removed, detained, or impounded by order of the CAO or his designate, or a Bylaw Enforcement Officer. A removal fee in the amount of actual costs including towing fees, an impoundment fee in the amount of the actual cost paid to a commercial storage facility or tow yard for each day or part of a day for which the vehicle is impounded, and a 10% administration fee based on costs of towing and storage, shall be paid by the owner before release of the vehicle and such fees may be recovered by sale of the vehicle at public auction not less than 30 days after the date of impoundment, or by action in a court of competent jurisdiction.” The Town of Osoyoos thanks you for your cooperation.  Winter Safety is everyone's responsibility. Help us help you, make winter safe for everyone. Operational Services (T) 250.495.6213 (E) pubworks@osoyoos.ca  
  • 28 February 2017
    Community Bus Advertising Opportunity Valid for 1 Year Advertisement space on the Community Bus is available for businesses and organizations to purchase. Advertisement space on the Community Bus is available for businesses and organizations to purchase. Requests are valid for one (1) year. Advertisers are responsible for the design and content of the sign to be placed which must be submitted to an approved sign company. Content will be subject to approval by the Town of Osoyoos. Cost includes placement of the sign onto the bus for one (1 year). Design and production fees are the responsibility of the purchaser. We have a limited number of areas and requests will be on a first come first served basis. Forms can be picked up at the Sonora Community Centre, Town Hall or click here. Please submit forms and/or inquiries to: Sonora Community Centre 8505 68 Avenue Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6562 (E)  recreation@osoyoos.ca 
  • 15 February 2017
    Leisure Guide Advertisement Opportunity Deadline February 15 The Town of Osoyoos’ Community Services Department distributes approximately 1000 copies of their Leisure Guide three (3) times per year. As part of the Fees and Services Bylaw No 1180.08 businesses and organizations may purchase advertising space in the Leisure Guide. Application forms are available online by clicking here or can be picked up at the Sonora Community Centre. Advertisement space is limited and will be dedicated on a first come, first serve basis. Advertisers are responsible for the design and content of the ad to be placed and all ad content will be subject to approval. Advertisement deadline for the Spring/Summer Leisure Guide is Wednesday February 15, 2017. Sarah Dynneson Program Supervisor Sonora Community Centre 8505 68 Avenue (T)   250.495.4623 (E)   sdynneson@osoyoos.ca
  • 11 February 2017
    Guided Snowshoe Trek at Mt Baldy on Jan 14 and Feb 11
  • 1 February 2017
    Request for Proposals (RFP) Inflatable Waterpark Deadline February 1 The Town of Osoyoos is seeking proposals from interested and qualified companies to enter into a commercial lease agreement for the seasonal installation and management of a modular inflatable waterpark. The waterpark will be located on the west side of Osoyoos Lake within the limit of our municipal lake boundaries, with shore access through the northern grassed portion of Legion Beach. The waterpark would occupy a portion of the area currently contained with protective roped buoys as a public swimming area every summer. Lease revenues will be payable to the Town for use of public parklands and, as the upland property owner, for adjoining lake waters. The Town is seeking a three-year lease agreement with an option to renew for three more years by agreement of both parties. Community consultation will include an initial public open house and final Town lease approval will be subject to a public hearing for rezoning under our Foreshore and Lake Zoning Bylaw and Council bylaw adoption. The need for extensive public consultation together with Provincial approvals means that the earliest anticipated lease starting date will be the spring of 2018. Please click here for a detailed RFP package.  An RFP package is also available on BC Bid, or CivicInfo BC. Proposals must be received at Planning and Development Services no later than 2:00 pm on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Proposal for Inflatable Waterpark”. For more information, please contact the undersigned. Dilys Huang, BES, MPL, LEED Green Assoc Senior Planner Box 3010, 8711 Main Street Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 (T) 250.495.6191 (F) 250.495.2400 (E) dhuang@osoyoos.ca  
  • 28 January 2017
    Osoyoos Family Fair on January 28 at SCC
  • 16 January 2017
    Next Town Council to be held on January 16, 2017 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 9:00 AM for the Committee of the Whole meeting and at 2:00 PM for the Regular Open Meeting in Council Chambers, Town Hall, 8707 Main Street Invitation Special Open Budget/Capital Plan Meeting on January 16, 2017 @ 7:00pm. Council agendas are available online or at the Town Hall on the preceding Friday for each meeting.   Regular and Special Meetings Committee of the Whole Meetings
  • 16 January 2017
    Invitation Special Open Budget/Capital Plan Meeting On Monday, January 16, 2017 Council will hold a Special Open meeting at Town Hall Council Chambers beginning at 7:00 PM to assist with developing the Town of Osoyoos 2017 Operating Budget and 5 Year Capital Plan.   The Public is invited to discuss and make recommendations on the content of the Operating Budget and the 5 Year Capital Plan. Members of the Public wanting to make a presentation (maximum 5 minutes) and/or request project funding are required to register at the meeting prior to 7:00 PM. Members of the Public wanting to ask questions or make comments will not be required to register; however, will require acknowledgment of the Chair prior to comment or question. The Agenda and Budget package will be available to view on January 12, 2017 at the Town Hall or on Town website www.osoyoos.ca. CLICK HERE to view the package. Barry Romanko, CLGM Chief Administrative Officer Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6515 (E)  info@osoyoos.ca
  • 14 January 2017
    Guided Snowshoe Trek at Mt Baldy on Jan 14 and Feb 11
  • 1 January 2017
    2017 Committee of the Whole and Regular Council Meeting Schedule Agendas, Minutes and Videos | Council Members |  Printable Schedule  Pursuant to Section 127 of the Community Charter, notice of the schedule of regular council meetings must be published.  The regular meetings of Council are held at 2:00 PM at the Town Office Council Chamber at 8707 Main Street, Osoyoos, BC on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month unless otherwise noted.  In the event that the meeting day is on a statutory holiday, the meeting will be held on the Tuesday. The public is encouraged to attend the Committee of the Whole meetings which take place in Council Chambers at 9:00 AM on the morning of the Regular Open Council meetings at 2:00 PM to learn additional in-depth information regarding upcoming business. The regular meeting schedule is subject to change with notice. The 2017 schedule is as follows: January 2 - Cancelled January 16 February 6 February 20 March 6 March 20 April 3 April 18 (Tues) May 1 May 15 June 5 June 19 July 4 (Tues) July 17 August 8 (Tues)- Cancelled August 21 September 5 (Tues) September 18 October 2 October 16 November 6 November 20 December 4 December 18
  • 30 December 2016
    2017 Winter Leisure Guide is NOW available! Find out what’s happening this fall at the Sonora Community Centre! Jammed packed with activities for children and adults. The 2017 Winter Leisure Guide is now available online and can be picked up at the Sonora Community Centre or Town Hall. Registration starts Wednesday December 14, 2016.                                               Online registration will be available December 14! Recreation Online Program Registration All programs are open to community members and visitors.  Looking for something to do this fall? Then pick up your copy today! Sonora Community Centre 8505 68th Avenue Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.4623 (F)  250.495.2400 (E) recreation@osoyoos.ca  
  • 19 December 2016
    Council Meeting Highlights December 19, 2016 Click on button to watch the video of the Regular Open Meetings.     Regular Open Meeting   REGULAR OPEN MEETING Bylaws Revenue Anticipation Borrowing Bylaw No. 1326, 2016 was given three readings. This bylaw authorizes the Municipality to borrow to meet current expenditures and pay amounts to meet the municipalities taxing obligations. Municipal Ticket Information Amendment Bylaw No. 1279.10, 2016 was Adopted. This bylaw attaches fines to the new Animal Control Bylaw. Waste Management Services and Regulations Amendment Bylaw No. 1309.02, 2016 was Adopted. This bylaw increases rates due to increase costs for mattress recycling.   Business Aerated Lagoon #3 Sludge Removal was awarded to Aqua Clear Environmental Services. This project consists of dewatering and desludging Cell No. 3 in preparation for the old liner removal and the installation of new aerators and cell liner in 2017. Inflatable Waterpark Council approved a Request for proposals for an inflatable waterpark. Community Support for Accommodation Sharing Economy - Council directs Administration to write a letter on behalf of the Town supporting the request of the Osoyoos Hotel and Motel Association (OHMA) and approves adding the support of the Town to the letter. Affordable Housing Authority (AHA) Policy – Council approved the Affordable Housing Authority (AHA) Policy PLA-018. Reports Councillor Youngberg visited RCMP and Ambulance personnel to thank them for their service. Councillor Youngberg attended the Chamber of Commerce meet and greet. New businesses in town. Councillor Rhodes congratulated 4 individuals on new Affordable Housing Committee.Councillor Campol attended the School District 53 board meeting. Councillor attended the budget meeting on Friday December 16th. Councillor King attended the South Okanagan Business after Business meeting at Inkameep Culture Centre. Mayor McKortoff attended the Osoyoos Elementary School Christmas Concert at the Sonora Centre Gym. Mayor McKortoff Thanked staff especially Tamara Morgan for the Rocking with Santa event. Mayor McKortoff advised that MLA Linda Larson is requesting comments on rural education.  Please check her website to comment. Mayor McKortoff advised that there were many comments on the closing of the Gyro Park washroom.  Council had to make this difficult decision to close and it was not made lightly.  There are some other washrooms available.  Copies of reports are available within the Council Agenda packages located on the Town’s website www.osoyoos.ca.   The public is encouraged to attend the Committee of the Whole meetings which take place in Council Chambers at 9:00AM on the morning of the Regular Open Council meetings at 2:00 PM to learn additional in-depth information regarding upcoming business.
  • 24 November 2016
    Irrigation Canal Trail Improvements have been COMPLETED! Posted November 24, 2016 The Osoyoos Irrigation Canal Trail improvements have been COMPLETED.  Trail is paved from 62nd Avenue to 100th Avenue including the portion under Highway 3. Help us keep our trails CLEAN for everyone to enjoy! Click on the icon to print a Parks and Trails Map. Irrigation Canal Trail Closed for Improvements until Further Notice Posted October 31, 2016 The Town of Osoyoos Irrigation Canal Trail will be CLOSED until further notice due to trail improvements. Thanking you in advance for your cooperation.    Town of Osoyoos (T) 250.495.6515 (E) info@osoyoos.ca  
  • 16 November 2016
    CANCELLED Boil Water Notice District Systems 8 & 9 on November 16 This is to advise users of the Town of Osoyoos Water District Systems 8 & 9 that the Boil Water Notice will no longer be in effect as of Wednesday,  November 16, 2016.  If you require further information please contact: Operational Services 11500 115 Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6213 (E)  pubworks@osoyoos.ca

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Guided Snowshoe Trek at Mt Baldy on Jan 14 and Feb 11

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Osoyoos Family Fair on January 28 at Sonora Community Centre

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