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  • 28 February 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. Public Works (T) 250.495.6213 (E)
  • 17 December 2014
    Interior Health Offering FREE Flu Clinics​ for those at Risk Osoyoos Senior's Centre 17 Park Place Thursday, November 13 Time: 12:00 to 4:00 pm Drop In Osoyoos Health Centre (formerly Sagebrush Lodge) 4816 89 Street Wednesday, November 19 Time: 3:00 to 6:00 pm By appointment call 250.495.6433 Wednesday, December 17 Time: 2:00 to 5:00 pm Drop In  
  • 15 December 2014
    Community Bus Advertising Opportunity Submission Deadline December 15 Advertisement space on the Community Bus is available for businesses and organizations to purchase. Requests must be submitted by December 15 and are valid for one (1) year. Requests submitted after the due date will be subject to an additional installation fee. Advertisers are responsible for the design and content of the sign to be placed which must be submitted to Osoyoos Signs. Content will be subject to approval by the Town of Osoyoos. Cost includes placement of the sign onto the bus for one (1 year). Design and production fees are the responsibility of the purchaser and are payable directly to Osoyoos Signs. For more information or to reserve space please CLICK HERE for the Bus Advertising Form. Please submit forms and/or inquiries to: Sonora Community Centre 8505 68 Avenue Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6562 (E) 
  • 12 December 2014
    BC on the Move: A 10-Year Transportation Plan​ and Survey You can take the survey to share your thoughts about transportation priorities betweenOctober 14, 2014 and December 12, 2014 at 4 p.m.   Information about the provincial and regional transportation network to help you participate in the process. An opportunity to share your thoughts on transportation priorities and issues that matter most to you and your community through a survey.  Concurrently, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will meet with key stakeholders, including First Nations, local governments, port and airport authorities and other community leaders, to talk about transportation issues that are important to them. Discussions will focus on opportunities for improvements to the transportation network that can help build healthy, sustainable communities and support jobs and families in a growing provincial economy.  Input gathered from this public engagement and from stakeholder meetings will be considered as government develops the new 10-year plan. The plan will be posted in early 2015, and will set out a series of short, medium and longer-term priorities for government. Contact Information Website  -  Contacts -​  Phone     - 1-844-855-4850​
  • 1 December 2014
    Weight Room hours at Sonora Community Center will change December 1 Council passed a resolution to reduce the hours of operation for the weight room at the Sonora Community Centre. Effective Monday December 1, 2014 the weight room will be open for those who have an After Hours Access Pass during the following hours: Monday-Friday    6:00 am - 8:45 pm Saturday              9:00 am - 4:45 pm Sunday                 Closed  Current After Hours Access Pass holders will need to notify the staff at the Sonora Community Centre prior to December 1, 2014 in order to keep their current access code.  In addition, current pass holders will receive a prorated credit (to December 1, 2014) for their current after hours pass.   Regular membership pass holders that have a minimum of a 3 month pass may request to use the weight room starting at 6:00am. There is no additional charge. All other weight room users may use the weight room during our regular business hours.  Note Effective December 1 the weight room will no longer be closed during regular business hours on Wednesday mornings as cleanings will take place on Sundays.   For more information please contact: Sonora Community Centre   8505 68th Avenue   Osoyoos, BC   (T)   250.495.6562   (E) 
  • 1 December 2014
    Added BC Transit Service for the Holiday Season Starts December 5​ OSOYOOS – The Town of Osoyoos, the South Okanagan Transit Society and BC Transit are getting into the spirit of the season with extended service hours on Fridays in December. On December 5, 12 and 19, 2014 an added morning trip, the Route #3 Osoyoos to Kelowna, will leave Osoyoos at 8:30 am and arrive at the Orchard Park Mall at 10:30 am. An added afternoon trip, also on Route #3, will depart from the Orchard Park Mall at 4:30 pm and arrive in Osoyoos at 6:30 pm.   BC Transit and the South Okanagan Transit Society hope our customers take advantage of the added trips during one of the busiest times of the year.   For more information on transit in Osoyoos please call 250.495.8054 or consult                                                                                                                                      Media contact: Meribeth Burton (T) 250.995.5720 (C) 250.507.8145 (E)  
  • 1 December 2014
    Next Town Council Meeting to be held on December 1 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Monday, December 1, 2014 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  
  • 29 November 2014
    Get OUT and PLAY in CANADA for RBC's Sports Day November 29​ Find your Sport in Osoyoos! Find a listing of activities at the Sonora Community Centre and how YOU can participate on November 29 or click here.  
  • 28 November 2014
    REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL Gyro Park Lease Proposal Pursuant to section 26 of the Community Charter, the Town of Osoyoos gives notice that it proposes to lease, for the period May 15, 2015 to September 30, 2015 with a possibility of two one year renewals, a portion of municipally-owned land at Gyro Beach in Osoyoos which is legally described as Parcel Identifier: 011-088-818, Plan 2450, Block 530, Lot 530, Land District 54, District Lot 2450s, as shown on the attached map. The Town requests proposals to lease the land for non-motorized water-based activities requiring shoreline access.  Each proposal shall include the lease rate, intended use of the lands, any improvements that may be put upon the lands, specific dates that lands will be used, and a specified clean up date when the lands will be cleared. Minimum lease rate of $3,000 for the term; There will be no use of the property on July 1 to allow for fireworks set up; This Request for Proposals is not an Invitation to Tender and no contract of any kind whatsoever is formed under or arises from this Request for Proposals.  Proposals will be considered on the basis of bid price, experience of the proponent, and nature of the use of the land.  The Town reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to accept any proposal the Town considers most favourable to the interests of the Town and the use of the land.   Under the Community Charter, the Town must not provide assistance to business and therefore fair market value for use of the land will play a key part in the decision when awarding the lease. Proposals must be delivered to the Town on or before 2:00 pm Friday, November 28, 2014 in a sealed envelope clearly marked – Gyro Beach Lease Proposal to: Janette Van Vianen, CMC Director of Corporate Services Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos BC  V0H 1V0 (T) 250.495.6515 (E) Proposals received after the closing time will be returned unopened. No phone calls regarding this Request for Proposals.
  • 28 November 2014
    RBC Jersey Day Wear your Favourite Jersey November 28
  • 24 November 2014
    Town of Osoyoos Council explores repurposing of local Airport Lands Town of Osoyoos Council is exploring a more practical use for an airport facility that now serves a limited number of recreational aircraft and a drag strip for local racing enthusiasts.   Council determined November 3 the existing airport lands could be better used for industrial expansion. Council then met with newly elected Councillors, members of the Town’s Economic Advisory and Destination Osoyoos boards on November 17 and explained its conclusion.   All agreed Council’s direction was in the best interests of the community.   “Very few aircraft use the existing airfield,” explained Mayor Stu Wells, adding that Council had grappled over the last two years with a proposed $4.5-million expansion to make the facility a more viable operation.      An expansion would have required the purchase of some adjacent property, he added.   Council viewed the $4.5-million expenditure as redundant given the airport facilities in Oliver and a shuttle service recently developed to move air travellers from Kelowna and Penticton airports to Osoyoos.   “We’re confident visitors to Osoyoos arriving by pleasure aircraft can be accommodated by the Oliver facility,” said Mayor-elect Sue McKortoff.   “Given the location of the property near Hwy. 3 and Hwy. 97, using the land for an industrial purpose makes so much more sense.”   The airport property was granted to the Town for airport purposes. Before changing the property’s use to industrial, the Town would be required to purchase it from the province.   “Osoyoos has a limited land base and must make the best use of the land that is available to the community,” said McKortoff. “Future growth and development of the community will require additional industrial lands.”   The Town currently has just two industrial lots available for sale and development.   Barry Romanko, the Town’s Chief Administrative Officer, said he was pleased with the way in which the decision was made.   “Right now we’re somewhat in between two Councils, with one going out and another ready to begin service December 1,” he explained. “By involving all councillors in the discussion, we’ve provided for continuity.”   The new Council will have the final say on whether to move forward with the land purchase — and subsequent decision to convert the airport to industrial use.   “Obviously, there will be substantial consultation with members of the Osoyoos community as well,” said McKortoff.   ####   For more information:   Barry Romanko, CAO Town of Osoyoos (T)  250-495-6515 (E)
  • 19 November 2014
    Interior Health Offering FREE Flu Clinics​ for those at Risk Osoyoos Senior's Centre 17 Park Place Thursday, November 13 Time: 12:00 to 4:00 pm Drop In Osoyoos Health Centre (formerly Sagebrush Lodge) 4816 89 Street Wednesday, November 19 Time: 3:00 to 6:00 pm By appointment call 250.495.6433 Wednesday, December 17 Time: 2:00 to 5:00 pm Drop In  
  • 17 November 2014
    Click on the button to watch the video of the Regular Open meeting. No Committee of the Whole meeting was held.  Regular Open   BUSINESS Declaration of Official Election Results for 2014 General Local Election, the Chief Election Officer declared: Elected Sue McKortoff, who received the highest number of valid votes for the office of Mayor of the Town of Osoyoos. Elected the following candidates, who received the highest number of valid votes for the office of Councillor for the Town of Osoyoos:    ​RHODES, CJ              YOUNGBERG, Carol​           CAMPOL, Mike          KING, Jim Results by acclamation for Water Councillor –​ MOREIRA, Claude,    RAI, Sarabjit Results for Assent Voting – the assent was received from the electors for Osoyoos Fire Hall Construction Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 1306, 2014 with the Yes receiving the highest number of valid votes. BYLAWS Osoyoos Fire Hall Construction Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 1306, 2014 - Moved by Council resolved that as the Chief Election Officer has determined that the assent voting result to the question is “Yes”, that Osoyoos Fire Hall Construction Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 1306, 2014 is adopted.                                                                                    REPORTS Comments from retiring Council members: Councillor Ryan wished Mayor-elect McKortoff and newly-elected Council members all the very best.  He looks forward to them bringing the Town along Councillor Plante stated that it is not the last time that he and Councillor Ryan will be seen in council chambers.  He spoke to newly-elected Council members King and Youngberg and noted that he will be “pushing” from the other side of the table. He congratulated everyone. Mayor Wells congratulated the new Councillors and Mayor-elect McKortoff.  He also congratulated the two water Councillors who were acclaimed.  He stated that it was a pleasure and an honour to be Mayor of the Town and a part of the team of several great Councils.    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.    
  • 17 November 2014
    CANCELLED - Boil Water Notice District Systems 8 & 9 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 17, 2014.  If you require further information please contact: Public Works Department 11500 115 Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6213 (E)

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