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  • 26 February 2016
    2016 Community Service Grant Program Deadline February 26 The application process for the 2016 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 26, 2016. Gerald Davis Director of Community Services 8505 68 Avenue, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)    250.495.4621 (F)    250.495.5136 (E)   gdavis@osoyoos.ca
  • 24 February 2016
    TENDER for Backhoe Loader Deadline February 24 Sealed Tenders marked “TENDER NO. 2016 Backhoe” will be received at Town Hall, Box 3010, 8707 Main Street, Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0, up to and including 3:00 p.m., local time, February 24, 2016 for the following work:   New 2015 or 2016 diesel driven, four wheel drive Rubber Tire Backhoe Loader.   Tender documents are available by clicking on the link or on BC BID.  Tenders will be opened in Council Chambers, Town Hall (8707 Main Street), Osoyoos, BC, immediately after the closing hour of this Tender, at which time interested parties, may be present if so desired.   Jim Dinwoodie Director of Operational Services Town of Osoyoos Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.4618 (E) jdinwoodie@osoyoos.ca Tenders received after the closing time will be returned unopened. 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.
  • 15 February 2016
    Next Town Council Meeting to be held on February 15, 2016 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Monday, February 15, 2016 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
  • 8 February 2016
    Family Day Skate at Sun Bowl Arena on February 8 Celebrate BC Family Day by coming down to the Sun Bowl Arena for a free Family Day Skate!  Enjoy some skating, prizes and great music supplied by a DJ.  Free Hot Dog and Pop! Day:             Monday, February 8, 2016 Time:           12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Location:     Sun Bowl Arena We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia. For more information please contact: Sonora Community Centre  (T)  250.495.6562  
  • 5 February 2016
    Gyro Park Pier Advancement Study Deadline for Comments February 5 Update January 6, 2016 Click here for the Gyro Park Advancement Study On December 21, 2015 CTQ Consultants’ presented Council with the Advancement Study for the Town’s proposed new Pier extending from the Gyro Park Plaza.  The presentation included input received at a public open house held on November 3, 2015.   The Gyro Park Pier will continue the work which began with the construction of Phase ‘A’ of the Gyro Park Plaza in 2015 and completion of Phase ‘B’ in early 2016.   Subject to funding availability and Council budgetary approval,  the Advancement Study lays the ground for a shelf-ready project for final design and environmental approvals in 2016 and hopefully construction in 2017. The new Pier will be a valuable asset to our community and tourism industry. A final report based on the presentation will be taken to Council on February 15, 2016 for their endorsement. In the meantime we invite the public to submit comments on the proposed new Gyro Park Pier no later than 12:00 noon Friday, February 5, 2016.  Comments may be directed to:  Alain M. Cunningham, Ph.D., MCIP, RPP Director of Planning & Development Services Box 3010, 8711 Main Street Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 (E)     alain@osoyoos.ca OPEN HOUSE Gyro Park Pier Advancement Study November 3, 2015 Date:        November 3, 2015 Time:        7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Location:   Sonora Community Centre – Rooms 4/5  In April 2015 Council contracted CTQ Consultants to prepare a Project Advancement Study for our Gyro Park Pier.  This project was one of the development priorities recommended through a stakeholder-driven charrette process for preparing the Town’s 2012 Osoyoos Waterfront Gyro Park. All interested members of the public are invited to view the concept plans prepared by CTQ Consultants.  CTQ’s formal presentation will begin at 7:00 pm, followed by an opportunity for discussion and input. Additional information about the project’s terms of reference can be obtained by clicking on the link below or at the Planning and Development Services office located at 8711 Main St. from 8 am – 4 pm Monday through Friday (excluding lunch hour from 12 pm – 1 pm).  2015 01 12 RFP Project Advancement Study for Gyro Park Pier  Alain M. Cunningham, Ph.D., MCIP, RPP Director of Planning & Development Services Box 3010, 8711 Main Street Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 (T)      250.495.6191 (F)      250.495.2400 (E)     alain@osoyoos.ca  
  • 1 February 2016
    Council Meeting Highlights February 1, 2016 Click on either button to watch the video of the Committee of the Whole and the Regular Open meetings.   Committee of the Whole Regular Open DELEGATIONS Denise Eastlick, Executive Director of Osoyoos Desert Society gave a presentation on their highlights from 2015 and the upcoming projects for 2016 Cam Bissonnette, General Manager of Osoyoos Duty Free Shop, requested Council’s support with the Travel Rebate Incentive Program for American Tourists BYLAWS Water District Rate and Regulations Amendment Bylaw No. 1241.08, 2016 was read a first, second and third time Water Rates and Regulations Amendment Bylaw 1242.08,2016 was read a first, second and third time Waste Management Services and Regulations amendment Bylaw No. 1309.01, 2016 was a first, second and third time Sewer Rates and Regulations Amendment bylaw No. 1065.17, 2016 was read a first, second and third time as amended The Revenue Anticipation Borrowing Bylaw No. 1318, 2016 was read a first, second and third time BUSINESS Council discussed the use of Bee Friendly Plants in the landscaping projects Council made a motion for a letter to be send to School District #53 expressing their concerns with the proposed closures and requesting a meeting with the Minister of Education as well as work with local parent groups to seek alternative solutions Council budgeted for consultation of 68th Avenue Road Reconstruction this year and for actual construction for 2017 Council approved funding of $3,126 for the Osoyoos Lake Appreciation Day and $5,000 for Motorcycle Extreme Jumping and Stunt Riding Show through Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI) funding Council made adjustments in the 2016 capital budget to provide for computer equipment and electronics record management Council gave pre-budget approval for completion of the 74th Avenue reconstruction as well as upgrades to Lions Beach and Gyro Park Council provided a Letter of Support for the Road Travel Rebate Incentive Program REPORTS Congratulations to the businesses who received awards at the South Okanagan Chamber Awards Congratulations to Staff and Students at Osoyoos Elementary School for a month of kindness Council is encouraging all residents to attend the public meeting at Osoyoos Secondary School on February 9th at 7:00 regarding school closures 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.  
  • 21 January 2016
    Council Meeting Highlights for January 18, 2016 Click on either button to watch the video of the Committee of the Whole and the Regular Open meetings.   Committee of the Whole Regular OpenSpecial Open Budget   DELEGATIONS Okanagan Nation Alliance - Richard Bussanich and Collette Louie from Okanagan Nation Alliance made a presentation to Council on the 2016 Fisheries Activities. Osoyoos RCMP - Sgt. Randy Bosch from the Osoyoos RCMP Detachment updated Council on the RCMP’s Quarterly Stats. BUSINESS Victim Services Program - Council approved the 2016-2017 Victim Services Program Funding Application for a 16 month term. Resort Municipality Strategy  - Council approved the 2015-2017 Resort Municipality Strategy. School District 53 Board Meeting - Mayor McKortoff gave an update on the School District Meeting held on January 13, 2016 regarding the possible school closure.   REPORTS Council wished everyone a Happy New Year. Council reminded everyone of the Special Open Public Budget Meeting that was held on January 18, 2016 at 7:00pm in Council Chambers. Encouraged people to attend the South Okanagan Amateur Players presentation of “Noises Off” which will be held from Thursday, January 21 to Saturday, January 23 at the Frank Venables Auditorium in Oliver. Tickets are available at Your Dollar Store. Council encouraged everyone to research and stay informed about the possible school closures. 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 9:00 AM on the morning of the Regular Open Council meetings at 2:00 PM to learn additional in-depth information regarding upcoming business.  
  • 14 January 2016
    PRESS RELEASE School District 53 Potential School Closures in Osoyoos January 14, 2016 SAVE OUR OSOYOOS SCHOOLS! Our local school board recently met and to resolve deficit issues in SD53 they are considering two options: Close Osoyoos Secondary School and bus the students to South Okanagan Secondary School in Oliver. Close Osoyoos Elementary School, renovate Osoyoos Secondary School and have students from K-9 moved there. Click Here to Sign the Petition! The Board of Education met last night to review the 2015 Facilities Plan and discuss staff recommendations regarding potential school closures. Three factors were considered as part of the facilities plan review: optimizing educational opportunities for students; minimizing the impact of declining enrolment which is expected to continue to decline into the 2021/22 school year; eliminating the structural deficit projected to increase from $530,000 to $1.4 million by 2017/18. The Board reviewed scenarios for the schools in all communities in the district including Okanagan Falls, Oliver, Osoyoos, Cawston and Keremeos. After considering the rationale and recommendations for all communities, the Board approved the following motions: That the Board proceed with a consultation process to consider the closure of Osoyoos Secondary School and the transfer of students to Southern Okanagan Secondary School. That the Board proceed with a consultation process to consider the closure of Osoyoos Elementary School, the renovation of Osoyoos Secondary to a K-9 school and the transfer of grades 10 to 12 students to Southern Okanagan Secondary School. The following timeline has been established for the consultation process in accordance with the board policy on school closure: February 9, 2016 - first community consultation meeting to share information on implications of recommendations and for public feedback to the board. March 8 – second community consultation meeting to report back to the community on the feedback received to date and further opportunity for public feedback to the board. April 6 - special public board meeting for decision on the recommendations. All meetings will occur in Osoyoos. In addition to the public meetings, written feedback can also be submitted through the district website, email (osoyoosconsult@sd53.bc.ca), mail or hand delivery to the district office (PO Box 1770, 6161 Okanagan Street, Oliver BC V0H 1T0). The Board of Education is committed to listening to the residents of Osoyoos and the surrounding area on the impact of the potential school closures. -30- Marieze Tarr, Chair School District No. 53 (Okanagan Similkameen)  
  • 1 January 2016
    2016 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 2016 schedule is as follows: January 4 - Cancelled January 18 February 1 February 15 March 7 March 21 April 4 April 18 May 2 May 16 June 6 June 20 July 4 July 18 August 2 (Tues)-Cancelled August 15 September 6 (Tues) September 19 October 3 October 17 November 7 November 21 December 5 December 19    
  • 16 December 2015
    2016 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 2016 Winter Leisure Guide is now available and can be picked up at the Sonora Community Centre or Town Hall.  Online registration is available! 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
  • 25 November 2015
    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. 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  
  • 15 October 2015
    Park Washrooms Winter Hours of Operation as of October 15, 2015 All public park washrooms will be closed for the season as of October 15, 2015 except for the following which will remain open daily: Parks:     Goodman Park Hours:    7:00 am to 7:00 pm    Gyro Park Washroom will be closed until further notice due to the recent vandalism that occurred on January 28, 2016.  If you have information about this crime 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. Town of Osoyoos Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 (T) 250.495.6515 (E) info@osoyoos.ca

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