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  • 16 November 2017
    Boil Water Notice Rural Water Systems 8 & 9 from April 1-November 16 The Town of Osoyoos has issued a BOIL WATER NOTICE for Domestic Water Customers served by Rural Water Systems 8 & 9 Effective April 1, 2017 until November 16, 2017.    Please refer to the first three digits (008 or 009) of the account number on your annual utilities invoice, or click System 8 or System 9. During this time period the water source is switched from groundwater (well source) to Osoyoos Lake surface water supply.  While the Osoyoos Lake water is chlorinated, the current disinfection process is not adequate to protect from bacterial, viral and protozoan pathogens that may be present in the surface water source. The Town of Osoyoos and Interior Health recommend individuals drink boiled water or a safe alternative until further notice. Rural Water Systems 8 & 9 customers, water intended for drinking, washing ready to eat fruits and vegetables, making beverages, ice, or brushing teeth should be boiled for one minute. Interior Health has been consulted, and the public will be notified when conditions change or water quality has improved. The Town of Osoyoos is in the process of separating irrigation lines from domestic lines to improve water quality.  The public will be notified when these projects are completed. Please notify tenants, visitors, or other building occupants of the boil water notice. Thank you in advance for your patience. If you have any further questions please contact: Operational Services Department Box 3010, 11500 115 Street Osoyoos BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6213  (E)  pubworks@osoyoos.ca
  • 31 October 2017
    Learn how to Identify, Prevent and Manage the Spread of Puncturevine Landowners are encouraged to learn to identify puncturevine, and then understand how to control it. Puncturevine (Tribulus terrestris) is a noxious weed found in the Okanagan-Similkameen region.  It is an annual plant whose sharp spines can easily penetrate leather, skin, and can even puncture rubber tires. The puncturevine plant branches from its base and spreads along the ground to form dense mats.  Its leaves are hairy and grow in pairs on opposite sides of the stem.  The leaf is divided into 4 to 8 pairs of oval leaflets.  The yellow flowers originate in the leaf axils.  The fruit contains 5 sections that form tough, sharp and sometimes curving spines. Flowering and seed production typically occurs from mid-June to October.  It is important for landowners to be able to recognize puncturevine at an early stage of growth, as this is when it can most easily be controlled, as opposed to when it is large and seedpods have matured. Landowners can help by not providing an opportunity for weeds to grow, as well as by patrolling their properties in the summer and controlling any puncturevine they discover. ​Puncturevine should be carefully pulled and double bagged, then taken to the local landfill. Tipping fees are waived for invasive plant disposal at the Osoyoos & District Sanitary Landfill. Simply inform the scale clerk upon entering the landfill. If you have found puncturevine on your property or boulevard, please click this link to the Weeds BC website for information on managing it. Click here for more information regarding the Town of Osoyoos property maintenance requirements - Good Neighbour Bylaw 1277 Additional resources:  www.oasiss.ca www.rdos.bc.ca  
  • 19 October 2017
    ShakeOutBC | Help Us Reach 1 Million on October 19, 2017 Only few weeks to go until British Columbians "Drop, Cover and Hold On" during the ShakeOutBC earthquake drill October 19, 2017 at 10:19 a.m. Make sure your participation is counted by registering your family, organization or business at www.shakeoutbc.ca/register. And don't forget that registration is required annually! If you enrolled last year, you need to renew for 2017. Just follow the link above. You can also help drive participation by checking whether organizations in your community are taking part. A list of who's registered is available here: http://www.shakeoutbc.ca/whoisparticipating/. If you don't see local schools, governments or non-profit groups, give them a call and encourage them to participate. Practicing what to do during an earthquake increases the odds people will respond correctly when one occurs. What if you're not near a desk or table during an earthquake? Check out ShakeOutBC's YouTube channel, with videos demonstrating "Drop, Cover and Hold On" for a variety of situations: http://ow.lv/34eB304HFGI. Our new and improved fact sheets also have great advice and tips on how to properly respond and prepare. You'll find them all on our Resources page. As always, check in with us on social media by following on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, using the hashtag #ShakeOutBC. Thanks again from your ShakeOutBC Organizing Committee. ShakeOutBC Organizing Committee info@shakeoutbc.ca www.shakeoutbc.ca  
  • 16 October 2017
    Water Systems 8 & 9 Shut Down starts October 16   The Osoyoos Rural Water Irrigation Systems 8 and 9 will shut down starting on Monday, October 16, 2017. An application and payment for extension of water service until Monday, October 30, 2017 should be made at Town Hall (8707 Main Street). The deadline for late water submissions is Friday, October 13, 2017 at 12:00 pm. Please direct water inquiries to: Operational Services Department 11500 115 Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)    250.495.6213 (E)   pubworks@osoyoos.ca
  • 11 October 2017
    Fire Prevention Week at Osoyoos Fire Hall on October 11  
  • 5 October 2017
    Employment Opportunity Labourer Deadline October 5, 2017 Part Time Seasonal (October 16 – April 15) The Town of Osoyoos requires a Seasonal Labourer in the Operational Services Department.  This is a seasonal position to work 2-3 hour shifts.  This position will be expected to work statutory holidays and weekends.  The Labourer will be required to clean three public washrooms and parks, and provide janitorial services for Town offices and public works.  Click here for a more detailed job description including required qualifications This is a bargaining unit position, and the 2017 hourly job rate for this position is $18.47 - $21.73 per hour. Applications will be accepted until 4:30 PM, Thursday, October 5, 2017.  Please submit applications online or to: Janette Van Vianen, CMC Director of Corporate Services Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (F) 250.495.2400 (E)  jvv@osoyoos.ca We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • 2 October 2017
    Next Town Council to be held on October 2, 2017 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Monday, October 2, 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 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
  • 2 October 2017
    PUBLIC HEARING Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.104, 2017 October 2 Public Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 4:00 pm in the Town of Osoyoos Council Chambers located at 8707 Main Street. Council will receive input on Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.104, 2017, which received first and second readings on September 5, 2017. Notice is also given that a Special Open Meeting of Council will be held immediately after the Public Hearing if Council wishes to give the Bylaw further consideration. Bylaw No. 1085.104, 2017 proposes to add “indoor recreation commercial” as a permitted use in the C1 – Downtown Commercial zone. All persons will be given an opportunity to be heard and/or present written submissions on the matter above. Written submissions can be mailed to the undersigned or emailed to info@osoyoos.ca (The Town will only guarantee that emails received to this address will form part of the Council Agenda). The entire content of all submissions will be made public and form a part of the public record for these matters. The deadline for written submissions is 12:00 pm (Noon) Friday, September 29, 2017. Copies of the proposed Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.104, 2017 may be reviewed by clicking on the link below or at the Department of Planning and Development Services, located at 8711 Main Street from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, excluding lunch hours from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm and excluding Saturdays and Sundays. Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.104, 2017 2017 09 05 Report 1 Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.104, 2017  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  
  • 26 September 2017
    Osoyoos Splash Park is CLOSED for the Season! CLOSED for the Season as of September 26, 2017. Days:          Monday to Sunday (7 days a week) Hours:        10:00 am to 8:00 pm Season:      May to September For more information on the Splash Park, please visit our Splash Park page. Community Services (T) 250.495.6562 (E) recreation@osoyoos.ca
  • 25 September 2017
    Temporary Open Fire Ban for Regional District Fire Service Areas Burning ban partially rescinded in Kamloops Fire Centre Posted September 25, 2017 Rescinding of Fire Ban in RDOS Areas Posted September 22, 2017 BC Forestry - Campfire ban to be rescinded in southern B.C. Posted Noon September 22, 2017 Diamond Creek Fire Now Between Manning and Cathedral Provincial Parks  Posted September 1, 2017 Wildfire Status in BC Posted August 30, 2017 Interior Health - Smoky Skies Bulletin Amended for BC Interior Posted August 7, 2017 BC Gov News - Off-road vehicles restricted in backcountry Posted August 4, 2017 RDOS Wildfire Bulletin – Regional Restrictions To Reduce Potential Wildfires Posted August 4, 2017 Due to the current condition of high and extreme fire danger rating in our regional area, the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) is implementing a TEMPORARY OPEN FIRE BAN. Effective at noon on Friday, July 7th 2017 and until further notice, all open burning, including campfires and fireworks, will be prohibited in the RDOS. This ban is in conjunction with other local Fire Departments including Penticton, Summerland, Oliver, Osoyoos, Princeton, Hedley and the Penticton Indian Band. This open burning ban is in effect to protect public safety and to limit the risk of person-caused wildfires. This ban does not restrict fires in cooking stoves using gas, propane or briquettes, or to a portable campfire apparatus with a CSA or ULC rating (providing the flame height does not exceed 15 centimeters) but does restrict fires in portable wood burning fireplaces and campfires. Campers and hikers and those recreating in remote areas are asked to use extreme caution. Motorized vehicles, particularly all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and dirt bikes, can produce a significant amount of heat from their exhaust systems. This heat can be enough to spark a wildfire. Avoid operating any motorized vehicle in tall grass and vegetation when the weather is hot and dry. Even operating a lawn mower in dry grass conditions can ignite a fire. Anyone found in violation of an open fire ban, including campfires, may be issued a ticket for up to $345.00 per incident. Anyone who causes a wildfire through arson or recklessness may also be fined up to $1 million, spend up to three years in prison and be held accountable for associated firefighting costs. The RDOS thanks the public in advance for their cooperation in complying with this temporary fire ban. For further information, please contact Mark Woods, RDOS Community Services Manager, at (250) 490-4132 or info@rdos.bc.ca. _______________________ Karla Kozakevich, Chair Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Click Here for Kamloops Fire Centre Wildfire Information. http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/FireCentrePage.asp?FC=5
  • 18 September 2017
    Council Meeting Highlights for September 18, 2017 Click on button to watch the video of the Regular Open Meeting and the Public Hearing.             Regular Open Meeting        Public Hearing   REGULAR OPEN MEETING   Delegations The Osoyoos Elementary School Students made a presentation on WeDay.  The students are planning on attending this year. They showed a video on the WeDay celebrations that were held in Vancouver in 2016.  Council has approved $1250 to offset the costs of the WeDay trip and approved the use of the bus with appropriate insurance in place should the bus be available. Correspondence Greyhound Canada Transportation has made an application to reduce minimum route frequency and eliminate certain route points. Council has directed administration to write a letter expressing Council’s concerns regarding Greyhound’s application to reduce their route frequency and eliminate certain route points. Business Automated Voting Machines - Council has directed staff to advise Mr. Murseli that the Town will not be repealing Automated Voting Machine Bylaw No. 1239, 2008 and will not be holding an alternate approval process on the matter.  Council has directed staff to bring the Dog Park Baseball Diamond options to the budget discussions for cost and design for 2 ball diamonds in the Desert Park infield which would be sized for minor ball and slow pitch use and include shale infields, pitching mound and fencing; and staff were directed to bring the costs to convert the dog park back into a minor baseball diamond and develop a dog park at Kinsmen Park that is compatible with the current playground area to the budget discussions; and staff were also directed to identify the development of future baseball diamonds on the test orchard by Osoyoos Secondary School to be included in the Town Business Plan and 5 year Capital Budget. The Town will be purchasing a large coniferous tree to be placed at Gyro Park to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Canada’s confederation.  Council has directed staff to purchase a 15 foot Douglas fir that is available from Grand Forks at a cost of $500. Council has awarded the contract to Maxam Constructors for the Operational Services Department office renovation in the amount of $252,223.00. Council has denied Mr. Demelo’s request for a reduced sewer service hook up rate and has directed administration to charge the hook up rates of $23,790 for the property identified as PID 025-622-994. Reports Councillor Rhodes acknowledged that the news director of Global BC News sent Councillor Rhodes an email about the Smokenagon comment. Councillor Rhodes congratulated the Osoyoos Rotary Lobster on the beach for their successful event. Councillor Campol attended the Nk’Mip Salmon fundraiser at the Desert Cultural Centre. Councillor Campol attended the Freedom of the Municipality ceremony for Chief Louie in Oliver. Councillor King attended the Economic Development meeting on September 6th. Councillor Youngberg gave kudos to Kenton Gilchrist for his economic project. Mayor McKortoff encouraged those who would like to attend the Chronic Pain Management Seminar dealing with healthcare in rural communities from 7:00 – 9:00pm at the Senior Centre on September 19th. Mayor McKortoff advised that Council will be meeting with all the Ministries who they have put requests in to meet at the UBCM. PUBLIC HEARING   A Public Hearing was held on September 18, 2017 for Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1230.20, 2017, and Foreshore and Lake Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1294.02, 2017. Bylaw No. 1230.20, 2017 proposes to add a new Foreshore and Lake Development Permit Area (FLDPA) into the OCP to promote environmentally-sensitive design of private moorage facilities, and to complement the Town’s Foreshore and Lake Zoning Bylaw and Riparian Development Permit Area (RDPA). Bylaw No. 1294.02, 2017 proposes various housekeeping improvements that would bring the Foreshore and Lake Zoning Bylaw more into conformity with Provincial regulations, round out regulatory requirements, and add clarity to some text.   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.  
  • 15 September 2017
    PUBLIC NOTICE Stockpile of Silt Material at Osoyoos Sanitary Landfill The Operational Services Department has hired J.W. Price Construction Ltd. to excavate and stockpile 20,000 m3 of silt material (to be used as final cover) at the Osoyoos Sanitary Landfill. Use CAUTION when entering and exiting the Osoyoos Sanitary Landfill while this contract is underway. There may be increased levels of dust in the air which will cause reduced visibility.  The contractor will have a water truck on site to help minimize the dust. This contract is anticipated to be completed by September 29, 2017. If you require additional information please contact: Jim Dinwoodie Director of Operational Services 11500 115 Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6213 (E)  pubworks@osoyoos.ca  
  • 13 September 2017
    2017 Fall Leisure Guide is NOW available! CORRECTION: Please be advised that there is a correction to one of the programs being offered in the Osoyoos Leisure Guide. The Back to School Essential Oil Workshop will be held on Monday September 18 – not Monday September 11 as stated in the Leisure Guide. For more details about the workshop and the other great programs being offered this fall, please view our leisure guide online by clicking the link below or pick up your copy form the Sonora Community Centre or Town Hall. Find out what’s happening this fall at the Sonora Community Centre! Jammed packed with activities for children and adults. The 2017 Fall Leisure Guide is now available online and will be available at the Sonora Community Centre or Town Hall soon. Early Registration starts at 5:30pm on Wednesday September 13, 2017.                                               Online registration will be available Thursday September 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  
  • 21 August 2017
    Osoyoos/Penticton Bus Service Expanded to Friday, September 5, 2017 August 21, 2017 Transit System:  South Okanagan-Similkameen Osoyoos – Starting September 5, transit users in Osoyoos, Oliver and Kaleden will be able to take the bus to Penticton five days of the week, thanks to the addition of a new day of service to route 40 Osoyoos/Penticton. This service expansion amounts to a total of 350 new hours added to the Okanagan-Similkameen Transit System, allowing route 40 Osoyoos/Penticton to offer service on Fridays, as well as keeping its existing Tuesday through Thursday runs. The new Friday schedule will mirror the Tuesday through Thursday service, with the first bus leaving Osoyoos at 7:30 a.m. The Monday Health Connections service will continue to take passengers to medical appointments as far away as Kelowna. This service expansion is possible thanks to funding from the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen and the Province of B.C. It comes in response to public feedback and consultations, and is part of the South Okanagan-Similkameen Transit Future Plan. For more information, routes and service alerts in the South Okanagan Similkameen Transit System, please visit https://bctransit.com/south-okanagan-similkameen. Media contact: Jonathon Dyck Communications Manager BC Transit 250-995-5720 Media@bctransit.com
  • 1 August 2017
    REMINDER Business Owners Regarding Sidewalk Maintenance As summer is in full swing, it was felt this was a good time for a friendly reminder to business owners regarding sidewalk maintenance. Under  Traffic Bylaw No. 1256, 2009, it is the responsibility of the owner or occupier of any property in Town to maintain the streets abutting their property.  For businesses, it is required that snow, ice, or rubbish from the sidewalk and footpaths bordering their property be cleared no later than 10:00 AM each day.  Over the past few years the Town has added garbage containers and cigarette butt depositories throughout Main Street. These efforts have had minor effects on the number of butts dropped on the sidewalk. In the interest of all that use the sidewalks, please sweep your sidewalk each day before 10:00 AM in an effort to deal with the cigarette butts and other rubbish left on the sidewalks. The Bylaw also does not allow any sign, sign board, or other portable device, or chattels on a sidewalk without a permit.  If you require to have displays or sign boards in front of your business, please contact the Planning and Development Services Department for the necessary permit application. The Town will be enforcing its bylaws with regard to the Traffic Bylaw and the Good Neighbour Bylaw and will be assessing fines where necessary. Good Neighbour Bylaw No. 1277, 2011 addresses panhandling on the streets.   We are aware of this being an issue and are taking this opportunity to let you know what the bylaw regulations are for panhandling.  The Bylaw states: “2.1 No person shall panhandle within 10 metres of: a) An entrance to a  bank, credit union or trust company; b) An automated teller machine; or c) The entrance to any liquor store. 2.2 No person shall panhandle in such a way as to impede the ability of a person entering or exiting a place of business. 2.3 No person shall sit or lie on a street for the purpose of panhandling. 2.4 No persons shall panhandle between the time of sunset on any day and sunrise on the day following. 2.5 No person shall continue to panhandle from a person, or follow a person, after that person has indicated a negative response to the panhandler. 2.6 No person shall panhandle or solicit business from an occupant of a vehicle, including a vehicle that is: a) parked; b) stopped at a traffic control sign or signal; or c) stopped temporarily for the purpose of loading or unloading.” If you have issues with panhandlers not following the bylaw please contact the town office immediately and we will have the bylaw enforcement officer attend. It is in everyone’s best interest to keep the Town clean and inviting for residents and visitors so your cooperation in clearing the sidewalks and abiding by the permit regulations for signs and other chattels is appreciated.  We in turn will do our part in ensuring that the downtown remains inviting to local and tourists. All the best for a fabulous and prosperous summer! Town of Osoyoos 250.495.6515 (E) info@osoyoos.ca
  • 1 July 2017
    New Curbside Garbage and Recycling Calendar The  2017-2018 Curbside Garbage & Recycling Calendar has been sent to homeowners in the mail.  Paper copies are available at Town Hall and the Sonora Community Centre. The brochure can also be viewed online Garbage & Recycling Calendar  There are no major changes to the Garbage pick-up schedule. Weekly pick-up remains on Tuesday unless specified otherwise.  Please take note highlighted dates are specified for yard waste, recycling and bulky item pick up. If you have questions about your curbside pick up please contact your service provider: Call Waste Connections of Canada Inc. 250.498.4888
  • 1 May 2017
    "Normal" Water Restrictions for Town and Rural Water Districts 8 & 9 Schedule "A" Water Conservation and Staged Restriction Bylaw No. 1273 (Town) Schedule "F" Osoyoos Water District Rates and Regulations Bylaw No. 1241 (Rural) MTI Bylaw (Fines) Yellow “Reminder” Flags for Water Restrictions Make Water Work Campaign Regulation Reference Sheet Water Conservation Tips Water Conservation & Staged Restrictions Brochure Normal – ALTERNATE DAYS WATERING: a)  Days of Watering:   Sprinkling is only permitted at residential, commercial and other non-agricultural properties as follows: Even numbered addresses:  Watering is only permitted on Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday Odd numbered addresses:  Watering is only permitted on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday   b)  Automatically Controlled Underground Sprinkling Systems (Residential and commercial): Properties equipped with an automated time clock sprinkler system may only sprinkle between the hours of 12:00 midnight to 6:00 AM on the days permitted by the sprinkling regulations as described above. c)  Manually Controlled Sprinklers (Residential and Commercial): Properties equipped with only manually controlled sprinkling systems, including those attached to outside taps, may only operate from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM and from 7:00 PM to 12:00 midnight on the days permitted by the sprinkling regulations as described above. d)  Sprinkling is not permitted between the hours of 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM during any day at any time of the year. Only one ½” (9mm) diameter outlet (outside tap) may be used at one time for sprinkling, and further, it is not permissible to use an open pipe or hose for irrigating purposes. e)  Use of water hoses is permitted for the purpose of washing boats or motor vehicles only when equipped with an automatic shut off nozzle.  f)  No person shall use water to wash sidewalks, driveways or parking lots, except and only if necessary for applying a product such as paint or preservative, or when preparing a surface prior to paving or repointing bricks, or if required by law to comply with health or safety regulations.  g)  Notwithstanding the above, the following are exempt from restrictions: i)    Watering of public sports playing fields, turf farms, and golf courses; ii)   Watering of flower and vegetable gardens, decorative planters, shrubs and trees using micro-irrigation, drip-irrigation, or a hose with an automatic shut off nozzle; iii)  Commercial car washes so long as each vehicle wash does not exceed 57 L of water. iv)  Under authority of permit issued under this bylaw.   h)  As a further exemption restriction, owners or occupiers of property who, by reason of physical or mental incapacity are unable to water their property within the restricted days and times, may water their property on any two days of the week for a maximum of 8 hours per day.                        For more information please contact:  Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6515 (E)  info@osoyoos.ca   
  • 1 May 2017
    Landfill Fees and Summer Hours Effective May 1, 2017 Osoyoos & District Sanitary Landfill rates/fees change on May 1, 2017 from $95 per metric tonne to $110.00 per metric tonne, unless otherwise specified. The minimum charge remains at $5.00. No PERSON shall act in a manner that is threatening, discourteous, disruptive, or willfully negligent while on the SITE. SUMMER HOURS - April 1 to October 31 Tuesday              8:00 am to 4:00 pm Wednesday       11:00 am to 4:00 pm Thursday           11:00 am to 4:00 pm Friday                11:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday             8:00 am to 4:00 pm   HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING bins are accessible, without charge, during Landfill operational hours.   YARD AND GARDEN WASTE free up to 100 Kg per load. Conditions apply.   All loads entering the landfill must be covered and secured or will be fined as per Bylaw 1309, 2017. CLICK HERE to view Landfill Brochure. Please click here for more information and rates. Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)    250.495.6515 (E)    info@osoyoos.ca  
  • 1 May 2017
    Summer Hours of Operation for Park Washrooms​ Washroom Season May 1 – October 15 The summer washroom hours of operations are open daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM for the following Parks: Cottonwood Park | Goodman Park | Gyro Park | Kinsmen Park | Legion Beach | Lions Park | Pioneer Walkway Park Desert Sunrise Marina  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
    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)  bromanko@osoyoos.ca  
  • 24 February 2017
    NOTICE Town of Osoyoos Boundary Extension The Town of Osoyoos will be making a Boundary Extension application to the Provincial Government.   Property owners’ in the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen (RDOS) are to express their interest in the possibility of joining the Town boundaries.   The Town is in the process of gathering information from parties for areas interested in joining.  Once this information gathering has been completed an assessment of the next steps will be made, which may include public forums.   At this time the Town has not scheduled a public meeting to discuss Boundary Extension(s).   Please provide your interest/feedback:   Barry Romanko, CLGM Chief Administrative Officer Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)   250.495.6515 (F)   250.495.2400 (E)   info@osoyoos.ca   Note Originally the “Event Date” was posted as March 10 to remind Staff.
  • 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

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Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit.  We conducted our audit in accordance with Canadian generally accepted auditing standards.  Those standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement.

Land Disposition & Lease Notices

Land Disposition & Lease Notices

Pursuant to Sections 24 and 26 of the Community Charter Notice, the Town of Osoyoos is required to give notice of it's intention to sell or lease municipal properties.

Tenders & RFP's

Tenders & Request for Proposals (RFP)

Listed below are Tenders, Requests for Proposals (RFP), and Requests for Quotes (RFQ) that are currently open.  Details of Tenders and RFP's previously awarded by Council can be located under the applicable News Item or within the Council - Agendas, Videos & Minutes folder.

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Box 3010, 8707 Main Street
Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0
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Mission Statement
To provide quality community services and facilities, which meet the needs of the current
and future residents of Osoyoos, in a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable manner.

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