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  • 17 November 2015
    Boil Water Notice Rural Water Systems 8 & 9 from April 1-November 17 The Town of Osoyoos has issued a BOIL WATER NOTICE for Domestic Water Customers served in Rural Water Systems 8 & 9 effective from April 1, 2015 until November 17, 2015. In order to determine exactly which system you are being served by, please refer to the first three digits of the account number on your rural water bill. The Town of Osoyoos and Interior Health recommend individuals drink boiled water or a safe alternative until further notice.  For these at-risk populations, water intended for drinking, washing ready to eat fruits and vegetables, making beverages or ice, or brushing teeth should be boiled for one minute. Please notify tenants, visitors, or other building occupants of the boil water notice. The Town of Osoyoos is taking measures to disinfect and flush these water systems.  Interior Health has been fully involved, and the public will be notified when conditions change or water quality has improved.  Thank you in advance for your patience. If you have any further questions please contact: Public Works Department 11500 115 Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6213  (E)
  • 31 August 2015
    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)  
  • 30 June 2015
    Up to $5,000 in Funding to Help Community Events from BC Government The Government of British Columbia is providing one-time funding to eligible non-profit organizations for small community events that strengthen volunteer capacity for event hosting throughout the province.    EventHostBC will provide a total of $250,000, divided among the six provincial tourism regions, to encourage events that are currently ineligible for other provincial government funding.   Eligible non-profit organizations may apply for up to $5,000 per event. As long as the broader community can participate, the type of event is fairly open – it could be sports, arts or culture related, or some other creative idea supported by the community.   Applications may be submitted by email between 9 a.m. on May 19 and 4:30 p.m. on June 30, 2015.   Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so please help get the word out to organizations within your community that might benefit from this funding.  
  • 22 June 2015
    Employment Opportunity for Senior Planner Deadline June 22 Printable PDF Version The resort municipality of Osoyoos, BC located in the beautiful south Okanagan Valley, approximately 60 km south of Penticton on the BC/Washington State border, is seeking a Senior Planner.  Osoyoos is situated in a unique and special environment that includes the warmest freshwater lake in Canada and the warmest annual temperature.  It is Canada’s only true desert with the lowest annual precipitation and Sonoran Desert flora and fauna.  Surrounded by stunning vistas, beautiful vineyards, fabulous golf courses and other outdoor amenities it is an extraordinary area to visit, play and live.   Osoyoos is seeking an individual motivated to provide professional planning and development services to internal and external clients in the newly created position of Senior Planner.  This position reports to the Director of Planning and Development Services and will work cooperatively with diverse work groups in the organization and have the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with Council, Committees and outside agencies.  The qualified candidate’s excellent organization and communications skills will further assist public stakeholders to define problems, identify solutions and options, and build consensus.   If you have the ability to assemble, analyze and synthesize demographic, socio-economic, environmental, land use and infrastructure information needed for planning purposes and hold the following qualifications, Osoyoos offers a challenging opportunity! Preferably a master’s degree in Community and Regional Planning or a closely related field combined with 3 years related experience OR a bachelor’s degree in in Community and Regional Planning or a closely related field combined with 7 years related and varied experience; Additional university accreditation in planning related programs such as urban design, sustainable development or community engagement would be an asset; Knowledge of the BC Community Charter, BC Local Government Act, and other provincial policies in respect of planning matters; Demonstrated broad and detailed knowledge of contemporary community and regional planning theories and practices; Ability to work on a number of concurrent tasks with deadline pressures; Strong report writing and presentation skills; Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office products - Outlook, Word, Powerpoint and Excel, along with working knowledge of GIS related programs; Ability to work evenings and weekends; Valid BC Driver’s License. This permanent full-time position is included in the CUPE bargaining unit. The hourly wage for the position is $33.58 - $39.50 depending upon qualifications and experience, plus an attractive fringe benefits package.   Qualified individuals are invited to submit a cover letter and resume in confidence by Monday, June 22, 2015 quoting Competition No. EU-15-03E to:   Marnie Manders Manager of Human Resources Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen 101 Martin Street, Penticton, BC V2A 5J9 Email: We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.  
  • 15 June 2015
    Change in Facility Hours at Sonora Community Centre on June 15 Effective Monday June 15 the Sonora Community Centre’s hours of operation will be changing to:   Monday-Thursday     8:30am - 8:00pm Friday                        8:30am - 7:00pm Saturday                   9:00am - 5:00pm     For more information please contact: Sonora Community Centre 8505 68 Avenue (T)   250.495.6562 (E)
  • 5 June 2015
    Request for Proposals (RFP) Parks and Trails Master Plan  The Town of Osoyoos is seeking proposals from qualified consultants with demonstrated expertise and experience to prepare a 20-year Parks and Trails Master Plan.  The Plan will be prepared with input from a local stakeholder charrette planning process and submitted to Council for adoption as a secondary sectoral plan under our Official Community Plan (OCP). The new Plan will provide guidance for investing in the acquisition and development of an integrated system of parks and trails to serve diverse community and visitor needs into the future.  The selected consultant will build on the work already completed under that part of the Town’s 2014 Community Services Master Plan relating to parks, open spaces, and trails. Veteran's Park For a detailed RFP package please click on the link below. 2015 05 13 RFP Parks and Trails Master Plan Resources: Town of Osoyoos Community Services Master Plan Town of Osoyoos Official Community Plan (OCP) 2011 Regional Trails Master Plan Proposals must be received at Planning and Development Services no later than 2:00 pm on Friday, June 5, 2015 in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Parks and Trails Master Plan”. For more information, please contact the undersigned. 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)
  • 4 June 2015
    TENDER Kinsmen Beach Wall Replacement Deadline June 4 Sealed Tenders clearly marked "Kinsmen Beach Wall Replacement" will be received at the Town of Osoyoos Office, 8707 Main Street, Osoyoos, B.C. V0H 1V0, up to 2:00 p.m. local time, Thursday, June 4, 2015. Tenders will be opened in public in the Town Office at 2:00 p.m. on the tender closing date. The project comprises the following works and approximate quantities: Remove and dispose of +37m of existing concrete retaining wall. Supply and install 35m² of precast concrete Redi-Rock retaining wall. Tender Documents are available below and on BC Bid. Tender Planholder Registration Form Drawings Printed copies are available from the offices of TRUE Consulting (Kamloops) at a cost of $50.00, which is non-refundable. A Planholder Registration Form must be completed and faxed or emailed to TRUE Consulting 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.   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                                         Owner TRUE Consulting                              Town of Osoyoos Ste. 201 - 2079 Falcon Road             Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Kamloops  BC  V2C 4J2                    Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  (250) 828.0881                        (T)  (250) 495.6515 (F)  (250) 828.0717                        (F)  (250) 495.2400   No phone calls regarding the tender results. They will be posted on the Town website within 24 hours after the deadline.
  • 2 June 2015
    PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE 74th Avenue Reconstruction on June 2 The Town is planning to proceed, on a phased basis, with the reconstruction of 74th Avenue between 89th Street and Highway #3 (Main Street). The proposed reconstruction will include: 7.0 m pavement width for travel lanes 2.5 m wide asphalt surface for parallel parking on both north and south sides of the street Standard curb and gutter and sidewalks on both sides of the street LED street lights and decorative street light standards Localized storm drainage works comprising catch basins and dry wells Boulevard trees with irrigation The two block section between 85th Street and 89th Street is budgeted for construction this fall with a start date in early September. The block between 85th Street and Highway #3 is tentatively scheduled for construction in 2016 subject to budget approval. Date:         Tuesday, June 2, 2015 Time:         6:00 pm to 7:30 PM     Location:    Sonora Community Centre - Room 1 TO VIEW RECONSTRUCTION PLANS Residents and business owners are encouraged to drop by to view the reconstruction plans. Town staff and representatives of the design consultant will be available to answer questions.   Town of Osoyoos Public Works Department 11500 115 Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6213 (E)
  • 1 June 2015
    PUBLIC HEARING Amendment to Foreshore and Lake Bylaw No. 1294, 2012 Public Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on Monday, June 1, 2015 at 3:30 pm in the Council Chambers located at 8707 Main Street in regards to the following bylaw amendment:   No.1294.01, 2015 – The Zoning Map of the Town of Osoyoos Foreshore and Lake Zoning Bylaw No. 1294, 2012, be amended by changing the water use designation of the portion of Foreshore and Osoyoos Lake directly adjacent to Paradise Park RV Resort located at 5901 Main Street and legally described as Lot 2, District Lot 43s, SDYD Plan 12670 from Private Moorage (W2) to Group/Strata Moorage (W3s), and that a bylaw text amendment be made to allow 15 private buoys to be retained in addition to the construction of a new dock. 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 (The Town will only guarantee that emails received to this address will form part of the Council Agenda.) The deadline for written submissions is 12:00 pm (Noon) Friday, May 29, 2015.   A copy of the proposed water zoning bylaw amendment may be viewed at the Department of Planning and Development Services office, located at 8711 Main Street from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm from Wednesday, May 20, 2015, to Friday, May 29, 2015, excluding from 12 pm to 1:00 pm and excluding Saturdays and Sundays or by clicking here.   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)
  • 1 June 2015
    Employment Opportunity for Director of Operations The Town of Osoyoos is seeking a Director of Operations.  This senior management position reports directly to the Chief Administrative Officer and will manage and coordinate capital projects and contracted engineering services as well as provide oversight and leadership for the maintenance and construction of roads, water and sewer, environmental (landfill) services, signage, and building and park maintenance.   For more information on this career opportunity please click on the link below. Director of Operations Job Description   Qualified individuals are invited to submit a cover letter and resume in confidence by Monday, June 1, 2015 quoting Competition No. EU-15-02 to:   Marnie Manders Manager of Human Resources Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen 101 Martin Street, Penticton, BC V2A 5J9 (E) We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.
  • 1 June 2015
    Community Services Fees and Charges Increase as of June 1 Please be advised that the Department of Community Services Fees and Charges will increase by 0.5% on Monday, June 1, 2015.  Recreation Department Fees and Charges Amendment Bylaw No. 1180.08, 2012 - CPI Adjustment June 2015. This increase is a result of the Consumer Price Index (CPI).     Sonora Community Centre 8505 68 Avenue Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6562 (E)
  • 1 June 2015
    Annual General Meeting on June 1, 2015 Pursuant to Section 99 of the Community Charter, the Town of Osoyoos is holding an Annual General Meeting on Monday, June 1, 2015 at 1:00 PM in Town Council Chamber located at 8707 Main Street.   Council will present the Town's Annual Report and welcomes submissions and inquiries from the public at the meeting with respect to the Report. Copies of the Annual Report will be available at the Town Office as of Friday, May 15, 2015.   Please click here to view the 2014 Annual Report Please click here to view the 2014 Annual Report Summary   Further notice is hereby given that the Regular Open Meeting of Council scheduled for Monday, June 1, 2015 will begin immediately following the Annual General Meeting.   Janette Van Vianen, CMC Director of Corporate Services Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos BC   V0H 1V0 (T) 250.495.6515 (E)
  • 1 June 2015
    Next Town Council Meeting to be held on June 1, 2015 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Monday, June 1, 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  
  • 31 May 2015
    Boulevard Maintenance The owners or occupier of any real property within the Town of Osoyoos shall perform or arrange for the performance of the following works on boulevard abutting their property: Maintenance of boulevards to include grass, weed control and rubbish removal. Watering and care of boulevard trees, except pruning of boulevard trees. Ensure landscaping does not obstruct the vision of safety of pedestrians, cyclists or vehicles. Unlicensed vehicles parked on boulevards or roadways are subject to fines and towing. In accordance with Good Neighbour Bylaw No. 1277, Part 3 Section 3.3.  Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our boulevards clean. Public Works Department 11500 115 Street (T)  250.495.6213 (E)  

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