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  • 7 December 2015
    Next Town Council Meeting to be held on December 7, 2015 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Monday, December 7, 2015 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 December 2015
    TENDER Gyro Park Multi-Purpose Plaza-Stage B Deadline December 2 Sealed tenders clearly marked “Gyro Park Multi-Purpose Plaza  – Stage B” will be received at the Town Office (8707 Main Street) up to 2:00 pm local time, Wednesday, December 2, 2015.  The Town of Osoyoos invites tenders for the construction of landscape improvements associated with the Gyro Park Multi-Purpose Plaza - Stage B.  A summary of specific work items includes the following (approx. quantities): Concrete Ramp (1 ea.) Concrete Edger (41 l.m.) Concrete Unit Pavers (230m2) (install only) Trees (6 ea.) Benches (3 ea.) ( Install only) Light Bollards (3 ea.) (install only) Bike Racks (3 ea.) (install only) Tree grates (6 ea.) (install only) Irrigation Electrical Works Tender documents are available by clicking on the  links below or on BC Bid or by contacting Outland Design Landscape Architects at  Gyro Park Multi-Purpose Plaza - Stage B Drawings For more information, please contact Steve Petryshyn, Landscape Architect, Outland Design Landscape Architects (250) 868-9270 or email NOTE:  Should any potential bidders download the above document, it is the proponents/bidders responsibility to check for Addenda's that will be posted on the Town’s website.  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 (E) Tenders received after the closing time will be returned unopened. No phone calls regarding the tender results. They will be posted on the Town website within '24 hours' after the deadline.
  • 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)  
  • 16 November 2015
    Council Meeting Highlights for November 16, 2015 Committee of the Whole*  Regular Open* *audio difficulties DELEGATIONS Heritage Conservation - presentation presented by Lindsay Bourque, RDOS Rural Projects Coordinator and Mark Woods, RDOS Community Services Manager. Osoyoos Refugee Project - presented by Michael and Vera Ryan. BUSINESS Public Washroom Caretaker and Town Facilities Janitorial Council approved the Contract Modification Agreement to extend the Public Washroom Caretaker contract with Evergreen Building Maintenance to July 1, 2016. Staff directed to prepare a tender for Spring 2016 for a single contract for Town building janitorial and public washroom cleanings. Incident Reporting Policy - Council adopted this draft document as the “Incident Reporting Policy”. Community Services Advisory Committee – Council voted to repeal Bylaw No. 940 and all amendments thereto and approved the new terms of reference for the committee. Establishing a Local Conservation Fund - Council provided direction to include a public engagement process in the 2016 business plan, to assess public support for the development of local or regionally supported conservation fund. A decision on supporting a conservation fund and the method to be employed would be considered after a review of the community input. REPORTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS The fundraising thermometer sign for the Museum located at the Osoyoos Home Building Centre was taken down and will be brought back at a later date. For clarification, the sign was not taken down due to vandalism. Airport Steering Committee is reviewing submission for study. A reminder to use the new bicycle racks and ashtrays downtown. December 4 and 5 is the 27th Annual Christmas Lite-Up.  Click here for more information. 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.  
  • 16 November 2015
    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 Monday,  November 16, 2015.  If you require further information please contact: Operational Services 11500 115 Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6213 (E)
  • 3 November 2015
    Community Foundation's Latest Vital Signs (Survey) Results  The 2015 Vital Signs Report is now available!  As with the 2013 Vital Signs Report, the 2015 report includes data for all the communities in the our region; from Summerland to Osoyoos and throughout the Similkameen Valley.  Vital Signs is used by charities, service groups, government bodies and individuals throughout the community to help make this a better place to live, work and play.    2015 Vital Signs Report 1.50 MB Download  If you would like a paper copy of the Vital Signs Report please send them an email. We are also using Vital Signs to officially launch 3 Things You Can Do!  We want to start a conversation that reaches every corner of our community and inspires people to take action – even small action – to create positive change. Learn more about 3 Things here. Other Useful Links 2013 Vital Signs Report  2011 Vital Signs Report Vital Signs Canada website   Community Foundations Survey Deadline August 31, 2015 The Community Foundations of the South Okanagan is producing a regional report for the South Okanagan Similkameen.  The 2015 Vital Signs Report is a unique report in that it uses statistical information and community feedback on 11 different issue areas.  As with the 2013 report, it will include data for all the communities in the our region; from Summerland to Osoyoos and throughout the Similkameen Valley. Vital Signs is used by charities, service groups, government bodies and individuals throughout the community to help make this a better place to live, work and play. The Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen have established roots and are growing legacies in communities all across Canada. Standing apart in the field of charitable giving, they are dedicated to enriching the quality of community life in specific geographical areas. Please take the time and answer short survey that will provide them information for the Osoyoos area. Deadline for online submissions is August 31, 2015. To learn more about Vital Signs and the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen you can go to their website for more information Sarah Trudeau Regional Development Coordinator 390 Main Street, 2nd Floor Penticton BC  V2A 5C3 (TF) 877.493.9311 (E)  
  • 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:     Gyro Park / Goodman Park is "Temporary Out of Service" Hours:    7:00 am to 7:00 pm    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)
  • 13 October 2015
    NOTICE 74th Ave Reconstruction will commence on October 13 Contractor Mike Johnson Excavating will be starting on the 74th Avenue reconstruction project between 87th Street and 89th Street.  Construction will continue as weather permits. LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY during this reconstruction process. Tender Results Questions should be directed to Operational Services: (T) 250.495.6213 (E) We appreciate your patience as we work together to make these improvements.
  • 7 October 2015
    2015 Fall 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 2015 Fall 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)  
  • 1 January 2015
    2015 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 9:00AM 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 2015 schedule is as follows: January 5- Cancelled January 19 February 2 February 16 March 2 March 16 April 7 (Tues) April 20 May 4 May 19 (Tues) June 1 June 15 July 6 (Tues) July 20 August 4 (Tues) - Cancelled August 17 September 8 (Tues) September 21 - Cancelled October 5 October 19 November 2 November 16 December 7 December 21  

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Random Act of Kindness Day is on November 6, 2015

Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Winter Fantasy Breakfast Fashion Show

2015 Christmas Lite-Up December 4 and 5

District 68 Xmas Bash Dinner & Dance

Harvesting Diversity at SCC November 7, 2015

A Night of Fine Food & Fashion

Dance the Night Away

2015 Rockin' with Santa on December 19 at Sun Bowl Arena

2015 Columbia River Watershed Storytelling Tour Premiere

2015 Christmas Tales

2015 Amateur Christmas Window Contest

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Tender Gyro Park Stage B
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Christmas Lite-Up
Click here to learn more about this event on December 4-5.

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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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