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  • 31 March 2018
    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)  
  • 23 February 2018
    2018 Community Service Grant Program Deadline February 23 The application process for the 2018 Community Service Grants is now open! The Town of Osoyoos assists non-profit organizations and community groups each year by way of the Community Service Grant Program. Organizations and community groups will be considered for receiving grant funding if their grant application meets the legislative criteria. Applications can be completed online by clicking here. Paper copies are also available at Town Hall (8707 Main Street) or the Sonora Community Centre (8505 68 Avenue). Please complete questions as required. All applications must be submitted by 12:00 pm (noon) on Friday, February 23, 2018. Gerald Davis Director of Community Services 8505 68 Avenue, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)    250.495.4621 (F)    250.495.5136 (E)
  • 5 February 2018
    Next Town Council to be held on February 5, 2018 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Monday, February 5, 2018 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 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
  • 31 January 2018
    Time to Renew your Dog's License by January 31, 2018 Licensing and Control of Dogs, Bylaw 1036, 2016 Dog License Brochure The Town requires pet owners to register their dogs and renew their license annually. A dog license with up to date information ensures the Town can contact you if your pet is found. If you own a dog over six months of age, it must be licensed – even indoor pets. The fine for having an unlicensed pet is $50 per dog. Licenses are affordable and can be easily obtained by mail or in person. The fee is $22.00 per dog and $12.00 for a spayed or neutered dog. For more information on dog licensing please refer to Animal Control and Licensing. Town of Osoyoos Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6515 (E)
  • 30 January 2018
    TENDER Rural Area Twinning Phase 1 Contract 3 Deadline January 30 System 8 - 87th Street – 104th Avenue to Highway 97 Sealed Tenders clearly marked “Rural Area Twinning Phase 1 – Contract #3 – System 8 – 87th Street – 104th Avenue to Highway 97" will be received at the Town of Osoyoos, PO Box 3010, 8707 Main Street, Osoyoos, B.C. V0H 1V0 up to 2:00 p.m. local time, Tuesday, January 30, 2018. Tenders will be opened in public in the Town of Osoyoos Office at 2:00 p.m. on the tender closing date. The project comprises the following works and approximate quantities: 1650m of 250 dia. PVC water main and appurtenances 195m of 200 dia. To 100 dia. PVC water main and appurtenances 600m of 19mm to 50mm water service tubing 30 water services 6000m² of pavement restoration Click on the links below to view Tender documents. Tender Drawing Tender Documents are available electronically on BC Bid and the Town of Osoyoos Tender webpage.  Tender Documents (printed) may be obtained from the offices of TRUE Consulting (Kamloops) upon payment of $50.00, which is non-refundable. A Planholder Registration Form must be completed and emailed to TRUE Consulting at in order to receive any addendums and/or additional information regarding this tender. It is the sole responsibility of the Proponent to ensure that the Registration Form has been received by TRUE Consulting. Tenders must be accompanied by the following: (1) A BID BOND, CASH DEPOSIT, CERTIFIED CHEQUE or IRREVOCABLE LETTER OF CLEAN CREDIT in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the Tendered Price. (2) If a Bid Bond is provided, a CONSENT OF SURETY relating to subsequent security arrangements for PERFORMANCE and LABOUR AND MATERIALS PAYMENT GUARANTEES. If the information stipulated above is not enclosed with the Tender at the time of opening, the Tender will be rejected. Tenders received after the closing time will be returned unopened. The lowest or any Tender will not necessarily be accepted. Engineer TRUE Consulting Group Ste. 201 - 2079 Falcon Road Kamloops  BC  V2C 4J2 (T)  250.828.0881 (F)  250.828.0717 (E) Owner Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6515 (F)  250.495.2400 (E) No phone calls regarding the tender results. They will be posted on the applicable news article on this website within '24 hours' after the deadline.  
  • 28 January 2018
    Family Toboggan Party on January 28 at Mt. Baldy Bring your toboggan and join us for an afternoon of tobogganing, hot chocolate and a whole lot of fun!  This is a FREE event! Sunday January 28th, 2018 3:30pm-5:00pm Mt. Baldy Ski Resort   For more information please contact the Sonora Community Centre: (T) 250.495.6562 (E)
  • 18 January 2018
    Invitation Special Open Budget/Capital Plan Meeting On Thursday, January 18, 2018 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 2018 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, 2018 at the Town Hall or on Town website.      Barry Romanko, CLGM  Chief Administrative Officer  Box 3010, 8707 Main Street  Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0  (T)  250.495.6515  (E)  
  • 15 January 2018
    Council Highlights January 15, 2018 Click on button to watch the video of the Committee of the Whole and Regular Open Meeting.   Committee of the Whole                    Regular Open Meeting   COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE Council is to consider resolutions to take forward to the Southern Interior Local Government Association. REGULAR OPEN MEETING   Business Arising from Prior Meetings Council discussed the number of Councillors on Council and have decided that Council will remain at 4 Councillors and the Mayor for the 2018 municipal elections. Council has directed staff to bring a report to Council identifying the cost associated, benefits and challenges of moving Council meetings to late afternoon and/or evening. Council directs staff to send a letter of request to the Provincial Government that Municipal Government should receive a minimum of 50% of the provincial share of the cannabis tax sharing formula. Bylaws Cemetery Bylaw No. 1337, 2017 was adopted.  A new 40 Unit Columbarium was installed in the Town’s cemetery this fall and Bylaw 1337 is being brought forward for Council’s consideration to add in fees and charges for the utilization of the Columbarium. Revenue Anticipation Borrowing Bylaw No. 1338, 2017 was adopted. This is for renewal of the line of credit with the Bank of Montreal. Business Council approved the 2018 Licence to Use agreement with the Osoyoos Traditional Archery School for use of lands at 11600 Strawberry Creek Road and directed that staff provide a report on possible future use or zoning change to the property. Council awarded Aerated Cell #3 Liner Replacement contract to IDL Projects Inc. for $209,693.18 (including contingency and taxes).  This liner in aerated Cell #3 has been in service for 39 years which is significantly beyond the anticipated 25 year service life. Council awarded Highway No. 3 Storm Inceptor to H&M Excavating Ltd for $630,459.80 (including contingency and taxes).  This project is designed to intercept storm water runoff from extreme rainfall events flowing both east and west on Highway No.3 at 85th Street and divert it into a storm sewer system which will take the storm water to Park Place and ultimately Osoyoos Lake.  It should be noted that the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has agreed to pay for 50% of this project, since most of the storm water runoff is from Highway No. 3. Council appointed Janette Van Vianen Chief Election Officer pursuant to Section 58 of the Local Government Act for the 2018 general local elections with power to appoint other election officials as required for the administration and conduct of the 2018 general local elections.  Brianne Hillson has been appointed as Deputy Chief Election Officer for the 2018 general local election. Reports Councillor Youngberg advised that The Okanagan Regional Library, Stephanie Hall, CEO has resigned.  Our head librarian has stepped in for the interim. Councillor Rhodes advised that the Westbench Dog Park Committee is having a first committee meeting on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018.  He encourages anyone who has ideas to forward them onto CJ Rhodes at Councillor Campol attended the School District #53 meeting. Mayor McKortoff thanked the Operational Services department for their hard work over the winter holidays. Mayor McKortoff encouraged everyone to be alert for pedestrians and be safe during the winter season. Mayor McKortoff encouraged groups to apply for the Town of Osoyoos Grant-in-Aid program, the deadline is February 23. Mayor McKortoff encouraged everyone to come to the Special Open Budget meeting held Thursday, January 18th at 7:00PM in Council Chambers. Copies of reports are available within the Council Agenda packages located on the Town’s website   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.  
  • 11 January 2018
      NEW Director of Planning and Development Services Gina MacKay   The Town of Osoyoos is pleased to announce that Gina MacKay, MCIP, RPP will be starting employment as the Director of Planning and Development Services on January 15, 2018. Ms. MacKay brings an extensive background in planning and development at the senior planner and management levels in both the private and public sectors.   Ms. MacKay’s most recent employment was with the District of Mission as Manager of Long Range Planning and Special Projects. While in this position some of her notable achievements included the preparation of the District’s new Official Community Plan, working with First Nations on Crown land management agreements, administrating complex development proposals and working cooperatively with Habitat for Humanity on a local housing project.   She has worked closely with the municipality’s Economic Development Department in preparing plans for industrial, commercial and residential land use and in the development of incentive programs aimed at increasing employment opportunities for local residents.  Ms. MacKay also brings senior and community planner experience from positions held with the City of Courtenay, Columbia Shuswap Regional District, Bowen Island and the City of Williams Lake.  The Town of Osoyoos completed a national search lead by the excellent professional services of Ms. Marnie Manders whose services are made available from the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen. This search generated many qualified applicants with Ms. MacKay as the outstanding applicant in the process.  The Town of Osoyoos is confident that Ms. MacKay brings the skills, knowledge and personal suitability that will assist Osoyoos in meeting its present and future planning and development challenges.  Barry Romanko Chief Administrative Officer (T) 250.495.6515 (E)
  • 1 January 2018
    2018 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 2018 schedule is as follows: January 2 (Tues) - Cancelled January 15 February 5 February 19 March 5 March 19 April 3 (Tues) April 16 May 7 May 22 (Tues) June 4 June 18 July 3 (Tues) July 16 August 7 (Tues)-Cancelled August 20 September 4 (Tues) September 17 October 1 October 15 November 5 November 19 December 3 December 17
  • 20 December 2017
    2018 Winter Leisure Guide is NOW available online! Find out what’s happening this winter at the Sonora Community Centre! Jammed packed with activities for children and adults. The 2018 Winter  Leisure Guide is now available online and will be available at the Sonora Community Centre or Town Hall soon. Registration starts at 8:30am on Wednesday December 13, 2017.                                               Online registration will be available Wednesday December 13, 2017! 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)  
  • 30 November 2017
    LAND DISPOSITION Richter Property Lots In accordance with Section 26 of the Community Charter, the Council of the Town of Osoyoos (the “Town”) gives notice that it intends to transfer the lands and premises legally described as: LOT 4, DISTRICT LOT 2450S, SIMILKAMEEN DIVISION, YALE DISTRICT, PLAN EPP67132 (“Lot 4”); LOT 17, DISTRICT LOT 2450S, SIMILKAMEEN DIVISION, YALE DISTRICT, PLAN EPP67132 (“Lot 17”); LOT 18, DISTRICT LOT 2450S, SIMILKAMEEN DIVISION, YALE DISTRICT, PLAN EPP67132 (“Lot 18”); LOT 19, DISTRICT LOT 2450S, SIMILKAMEEN DIVISION, YALE DISTRICT, PLAN EPP67132 (“Lot 19”); and LOT 20, DISTRICT LOT 2450S, SIMILKAMEEN DIVISION, YALE DISTRICT, PLAN EPP67132 (“Lot 20”);and substantially as detailed in the sketch plan below (the “Property”) to 1068612 BC LTD. (the “Purchaser”) for $400,000 with the purchase price allocated as follows: 1.  $80,000 for Lot 4; 2.  $80,000 for Lot 17; 3.  $80,000 for Lot 18; 4.  $80,000 for Lot 19; and 5.  $80,000 for Lot 20.      For more information, please contact the undersigned. Jim Zakall Director of Financial Services Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.65151 (E)
  • 1 November 2017
    WINTER HOURS Osoyoos & District Sanitary Landfill Effective November 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018 Tuesday                     8:00 am to 4:00 pm Wednesday             11:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday                   8:00 am to 4:00 pm    RECYCLING IN BC - Click here for a comprehensive guide about recycling at the Landfill. HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING bins are accessible, without charge, during Landfill operating hours. YARD AND GARDEN WASTE without charge up to 500 Kg per load.  Conditions apply.   All loads entering the landfill must be covered and secured or will be fined as per Bylaw 1267. Click here for more information about the Landfill
  • 16 October 2017
    Winter Hours of Operation for Park Washrooms As of October 16, 2017 all public park washrooms are closed for the season except for the following which will remain open: GOODMAN PARK & MARINA WASHROOMS 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 Marina                                                                                     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.   
  • 18 September 2017
    REMINDER Restricted Dog Breeds and Owner's Responsibilities The Town is reminding all dog owners of their responsibilities and requirements under the bylaw and providing notice that the rules for Restricted Dog breeds are actively enforced. Animal Control Bylaw No. 1316, 2016 defines a Restricted Dog as one of the listed breeds: Pit Bull Pit Bull Terrier American Pit Bull Terrier Pit Bull Cross  Staffordshire or American Bull Terrier Terrier Cross (only applies if the cross includes pit bull) Mix Breed (only applies if the mix includes pit bull) Timberwolf or Grey Wolf Breeds (or any mixed breeding of Timberwolf or Grey Wolf) A Restricted Dog must be muzzled when off their property. If a Restricted Dog is found off their property without a muzzle the dog owner will be subject to a fine of $200.  Click here for more information on Dog license, Animal Control & Licensing Town of Osoyoos  8707 Main Street, Box 3010   Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0   (T) 250.495.6515 (E) REMINDER: ALL dog owners are required to clean up after their dogs. Failure to do so could result in a fine of $100.  
  • 31 March 2017
    NOTICE Disposition of Land for Airport Lot 1 For Sale The Town of Osoyoos has put the above noted lot up for sale. All offers to purchase need to be made on Town forms available at the Town office or from the Town’s website by clicking on the links below: Notice of Disposition of Lot 1 Offer to Purchase KAP 89085 The Town will pay a 5% commission on value up to $100,000 and 2.5% on any amount beyond $100,000 to any registered real estate agent who brings a successful offer, accepted by Council, the commission would be payable on or after the Completion date of the sale. This lot is zoned “M1” General Industrial with specific permitted uses, and are serviced with water, sewer, Fortis (phase 1 power), Telus and Persona to the property lines. As a basic requirement, bids must comply with the following site specific permitted uses set out for the airport subdivision in the  M1-General Industrial Zone under  Zoning Bylaw 1085, 1998, Section 8.22. Council retains a 30-day proposal review and decision making time frame. Barry Romanko, CLGM Chief Administrative Officer Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)    250.495.6515 (F)   250.495.2400 (W)  

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2017/2018 Osoyoos Conert Series - Songs of the Southern Belles

Invitation Special Open Budget/Capital Plan Meeting on January 18

South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce - Lunch & Learn

Family Toboggan Party on January 28 at Mt. Baldy

South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce - Chamber 101

Osoyoos Concert Series Presents The Paperboys January 25

Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society - Burger & Beer Fundraiser

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Council Highlights January 15, 2018

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