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  • 15 August 2018
    "Family Splash Day" on July 18 and August 15 at Osoyoos Splash Park Come on down to the Osoyoos Splash Park for an afternoon of Family Fun! Bouncy castle, hot dogs, prizes, treats and other activities will all be part of the event! What better way to spend a Wednesday night than with the family? Wednesday, July 18, 2018 and Wednesday, August 15, 2018  4:30pm - 6:30pm Osoyoos Splash Park  Jack Shaw Gardens 89th Street & Kingfisher Drive, Osoyoos, BC This is a FREE event and we encourage all families big or small to come and enjoy! Hot Dogs generously provided by AG Foods.   Sonora Community Centre (T)  250.495.6562 (E)  recreation@osoyoos.ca
  • 31 July 2018
    Community Foundations Survey Deadline July 31, 2018 2015 Vital Signs Report The Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen is set to launch their next Vital Signs Report in October of 2018.  This will be the fourth report the Foundation has produced since 2011.  While it’s still a few months away, the process is already well underway with gathering of statistical data from our partners at Community Foundations of Canada. The Vital Signs Report is a comprehensive report that uses statistical date and community feedback in an easy to read format. As with the 2015 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. An important part of the Vital Signs research is gathering feedback from citizens on how their community is faring on the 11 different issue areas reported on.  Please take a few minutes to take the Vital Signs Survey and give valuable feedback! Deadline for online submissions is July 31, 2018. To learn more about Vital Signs and the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen you can go to their website for more information at www.cfso.net. Sarah Trudeau Regional Development Coordinator 390 Main Street, 2nd Floor Penticton BC  V2A 5C3 (TF) 877.493.9311 (E)   coordinator@cfso.net
  • 30 July 2018
    iLearning Canada Science and Technology Camps July 30-August 3 Join iLearning Canada for a week of science experiments, robotics, video game design and drone programming!  Summer Science & Technology Camp 1 7 - 9 years Join iLearning Canada for a week of magic, science experiments, video game design, drone programming and robotics! Kids will discover the art of magic and illusions, explore the wonderful world of science and dive into the basics of programming through various applications. You will be able to take home cool science experiments everyday and by the end of the week you will have your very own video game to take with you! Who said learning can’t be fun? Participants will be required to bring snack and lunch. Breaks will be provided throughout the day as well as game time outside.  Sonora Community Centre Room 4/5 Monday-Friday    9:00am-3:00pm July 30-August 3               $140.00/5 session Summer Science & Technology Camp 2 10 - 14 years Plunge into iLearning Canada’s thrilling educational experience with science, robotics, video game design and drones! Participants will explore the mysteries of science, build and program robots using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kits, learn how to pilot a drone as well as design their very own video game! You will be able to take home cool science experiments everyday and by the end of the week you will have your very own video game to take with you! Who said learning can’t be fun? Participants will be required to bring snack and lunch. Breaks will be provided throughout the day as well as game time outside.  Sonora Community Centre Room 4/5 Monday-Friday    9:00am-3:00pm July 30-August 3               $140.00/5 sessions Please register in person at the Sonora Community Centre. Registration must be done no later than 12:00pm (noon) Friday July 13th. This program will be canceled if the minimum required number of participants is not met.    *Sponsored in part by the Osoyoos Rotary Club   For more information contact the Sonora Community Centre (T)  250.495.6562 (E)  recreation@osoyoos.ca 
  • 18 July 2018
    "Family Splash Day" on July 18 and August 15 at Osoyoos Splash Park Come on down to the Osoyoos Splash Park for an afternoon of Family Fun! Bouncy castle, hot dogs, prizes, treats and other activities will all be part of the event! What better way to spend a Wednesday night than with the family? Wednesday, July 18, 2018 and Wednesday, August 15, 2018  4:30pm - 6:30pm Osoyoos Splash Park  Jack Shaw Gardens 89th Street & Kingfisher Drive, Osoyoos, BC This is a FREE event and we encourage all families big or small to come and enjoy! Hot Dogs generously provided by AG Foods.   Sonora Community Centre (T)  250.495.6562 (E)  recreation@osoyoos.ca
  • 17 July 2018
    TENDER Hwy #3 Storm Interceptor from 85th to 89th Street Deadline July 17 Sealed Tenders clearly marked “Highway #3 Storm Interceptor – 85th Street to 89th Street” will be received at the Osoyoos Municipal Office, 8707 Main Street, Osoyoos, B.C. V0H 1V0 up to 2:00 p.m. local time, Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Tenders will be opened in public in the Town of Osoyoos Municipal Office at 2:00 p.m. on the tender closing date.   The project comprises the following works and approximate quantities: 320m of 600mm PVC storm sewer 140m of 250 to 450mm dia PVC storm sewer 5 precast concrete manholes (1200 – 1500mm diameter) 14 side-inlet and standard catch basins Traffic calming intersection improvements c/w curb/gutter and crosswalks 2900 m² of asphalt trench repair on Highway No. 3 Miscellaneous traffic markings and boulevard repairs Tender documents are available below or go to BC BID. TENDER DRAWING  ADDENDUM 1 Printed copies are available from the offices of TRUE Consulting (Kamloops) at a cost of $100.00, which is non-refundable. A Planholder Registration Form must be completed and emailed to TRUE Consulting at info@true.bc.ca in order to receive any addendums and/or additional information regarding this tender. It is the sole responsibility of the Planholder to ensure that the Registration Form has been received by TRUE Consulting.   Tenders must be accompanied by the following: (1) A BID BOND, CASH DEPOSIT, CERTIFIED CHEQUE or IRREVOCABLE LETTER OF CLEAN CREDIT in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the Tendered Price. (2) If a Bid Bond is provided, a CONSENT OF SURETY relating to subsequent security arrangements for PERFORMANCE and LABOUR AND MATERIALS PAYMENT GUARANTEES.   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 TRUE Consulting Group Ste. 201 - 2079 Falcon Road Kamloops  BC  V2C 4J2 (T)  250.828.0881 (F)  250.828.0717 (E)  info@true.bc.ca        Owner Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6515 (F)  250.495.2400 (E)  info@osoyoos.ca 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.  
  • 16 July 2018
    Next Town Council to be held on July 16, 2018 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Monday July 16, 2018 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 Town of Osoyoos 250.495.6515 info@osoyoos.ca
  • 13 July 2018
    FIREFIGHTER RECRUITMENT - Is Firefighting in your FUTURE? The Osoyoos Fire Department (OFD) is looking to recruit qualified team members to their Department. Being a Paid-On-Call (Volunteer) Firefighter is a great way to be involved in the community, learn firefighting, first aid and emergency skills, keep physically fit and to enjoy the camaraderie of being actively involved in the Osoyoos Fire Department.   FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BECOMING A FIREFIGHTER!   Town of Osoyoos Fire Department Box 3010, 9901 74th Avenue Osoyoos  BC V0H 1V0 250.495.6515 info@osoyoos.ca
  • 10 July 2018
    TENDER 2018 Tractor Deadline July 10 TENDER CLOSED    WESTVAC INDUSTRIES SURREY $179,200.00  PRAIRIE COAST EQUIP KELOWNA 3046R $91,067.20  PRAIRIE COAST EQUIP KELOWNA 3039R $87,707.20  ROLLINS LANGLEY $75,017.60  DOUGLAS LAKE EQUIP KAMLOOPS $74,998.99 Sealed Tenders marked “2018 TRACTOR” will be received at Town Hall, 8707 Main Street, Box 3010, Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0, up to and including 2:00 pm, local time, July 10, 2018 for the following work:   NEW 2017 or 2018 TRACTOR with Attachments   Tender documents are available below or go to BC BID. TENDER Tenders will be opened in Council Chambers, Town Hall, 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   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.
  • 3 July 2018
    Council Meeting Highlights for July 3, 2018 Click on button to watch the video of the  Regular Open Meeting, the Public Hearing and the Special Open Meeting.   Regular Open Meeting      Public Hearing         Special Open Meeting     REGULAR OPEN MEETING Bylaws Council Indemnity Bylaw No. 1345, 2018 was read for a third time as amended.  The bylaw is being brought forward for Council’s consideration due to changes in the 2017 Federal Budget.  Town Council remain under the provision that one-third of their remuneration is being treated as expenses related to carrying out their duties (a tax free allowance) and two-thirds of their council remuneration remains taxable. Business Council approved the agreement with Penticton Transit Service Ltd and the Town signatories are authorized to sign the agreement. Council awarded the contract for Kingfisher Drive and 89th Street Realignment to H&M Excavating Ltd. for $300,056.93 (taxes included) and authorized the Town signatories to sign the agreement. Council awarded the contract for 62nd Avenue Reconstruction Hwy #97 to High School to H&M Excavating Ltd. for $355,561.50 (taxes included) and authorized the Town signatories to sign the agreement. Council decided to leave the Starlite Lift Station in its current location and authorized the Operational Services department to send a letter notifying Council’s decision to the property owner requesting the lift station be moved. Council approved the action of developing zoning regulations for the sale of recreational cannabis in the Town of Osoyoos. Council decided that they are only allowing the sale of the cannabis through private retail stores and prohibitingprovincial retail stores. Council issued a Special Use Permit and directed staff to issue a Business Licence for Cindy’s Snack subject to the applicant receiving the necessary approvals from Interior Health and that the Business Licence be valid for a period of not more than 90 days. Council directed staff to determine the costs of banning plastic straws and recycling of cigarette butts and bring to the 2019 Business Plan discussions for implementation. Council directed staff administration to draft a letter in support of the students from Osoyoos Secondary School to distribute to businesses in the community to consider eliminating plastic straws and other single use plastic items. Council approved the suggested list of Ministerial meetings for the 2018 Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM). Council is seeking meetings with the following ministers: Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Minister of Education, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure and Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Council directed administration to make the meeting requests. Council approved the funding in the amount of $700 for the Penticton Air Services Study. The City of Penticton has been making efforts to increase the quality of air service out of the Penticton Airport. Reports The Mayor and Council attended the 70th Annual Cherry Fiesta and thanked all the volunteers who help organize and put this event on. Mayor McKortoff thanked the Town employees and Council for their efforts for the July 1st festivities. Mayor McKortoff encouraged everyone to attend Music in the Park and other events happening in the community. PUBLIC HEARING Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.106, 2018 (9430 115th Street) was read a third time.  The purpose of this amendment is to amend the Zoning Bylaw to allow the applicant to have a stand-alone detached caretaker dwelling on the property. SPECIAL OPEN MEETING Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.106, 2018 (9430 115th Street) was read a third time.  The purpose of this amendment is to amend the Zoning Bylaw to allow the applicant to have a stand-alone detached caretaker dwelling on the property. 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.  
  • 1 July 2018
    New Curbside Garbage and Recycling Calendar Homeowners of Osoyoos can expect to receive the  2018-2019 Curbside Garbage & Recycling Calendar with their PROPERTY TAX NOTICES! 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 ITEMS 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 CLICK HERE - Curbside Garbage & Recycling Program  
  • 27 June 2018
    Invasive Species Website Creates One-Stop Shop Invasive Species Website Creates One-Stop Shop for Okanagan’s Agricultural Sector For Immediate Release June 26, 2018   Okanagan farmers, viticulturists, orchardists and ranchers have a new tool available to help manage invasive species. This digital ‘one stop shop’ features resources to assist producers in identifying invasive species, as well as management options and contact information for local experts. The Okanagan Invasive Species Online website (www.oiso.ca) was officially launched at the Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society’s AGM on June 13th in Penticton, BC.     Invasive plant and insect species create challenges for producers by interfering with cropping systems and creating health hazards for livestock. Freshwater invaders such as Zebra and Quagga Mussels, although not yet present in BC, can threaten irrigation infrastructure. While a range of human activities make management of invasive species an ongoing issue, climate change will further alter the dynamics of invasive and native species adding to management complexity and costs for producers.   “I think most of us do appreciate that the climate is changing,” says Keith Manders, an Okanagan rancher and member of the project oversight committee. He points to the frequency of extreme weather events like flooding, drought and fire over the past few years as examples.   “I think these weather extremes are going to promote the growth of, and allow for the introduction of, species that we have not seen as the new conditions will provide the invaders with a welcoming environment,” he says. “This tool puts all the information on local invasive species in one place that is easy and quick to access with our phones or computer.”   Invasive species in the Okanagan are monitored and managed on a sub-regional basis by the three Okanagan Regional Districts, along with non-profit organizations such as the Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society (OASISS). This is the first time the Okanagan Valley will have a centralized system to share information pertaining to invasive species identification and management, and it is now available to producers and the public at www.oiso.ca.   The project was led by the Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society (OASISS), with federal and provincial government funding delivered through the BC Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative.     "Invasive species do not recognize jurisdictional boundaries so it made sense to collaborate with all three regional districts to unify our programs," states Lisa Scott, Executive Director with OASISS. "This new website is an exciting and unique tool that will help Okanagan producers get the information they need in a much more efficient way."   The site is designed for the agriculture sector, and allows producers to search by commodity, or by regional district to find species of concern. It also features an Ask an Expert function that allows users to fill out a form and be connected with an expert in their area who can assist with identification and treatment options.   The project was identified as a priority action under the Okanagan Regional Adaptation Strategies released by the BC Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative (CAI) in 2016, and funded as part of the $300,000 investment to implement the strategy by the governments of Canada and British Columbia.   The BC Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative was established by the BC Agriculture Council in 2008 and is led by an advisory committee of agricultural producers, food processors and representatives from various government agencies. The Initiative has been supported by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC with funding provided by the governments of Canada and British Columbia.     Media Contacts: Harmony Bjarnason BC Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative 250-215-5589   Lisa Scott Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society 250-404-0115
  • 25 June 2018
    Change in Facility Hours at Sonora Community Centre on June 25, 2018 Effective Monday June 25, 2018 the Sonora Community Centre’s hours of operation will be changing for the summer to:   Monday -Friday      8:30am - 8:00pm                      Saturday                 9:00am - 5:00pm Sonora Community Centre 8505 68 Avenue (T)   250.495.6562 (E)   recreation@osoyoos.ca
  • 18 June 2018
    2018 Summer Leisure Guide is NOW available online! Find out what’s happening this summer at the Sonora Community Centre! Jammed packed with activities for children and adults. The 2018 Summer Leisure Guide is now available online - see below. Paper copies of the 2018 Summer Leisure Guide will be available for pick up at the Sonora Community Centre and Town Hall after June 19, 2018. Registration is now open for all programs.                      Online registration is now open! Recreation Online Program Registration Cactus Kids Day Camp All programs are open to community members and visitors.  Looking for something to do this Summer? 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  
  • 15 June 2018
    West Bench Dog Park Timeline and Progress Construction of the West Bench Dog Park is well underway. Below is a timeline of the work that is being done as well a link to information about the West Bench Dog Park Committee. CLICK HERE for information on the West Bench Dog Park Committee including agendas, minutes and reports. CLICK HERE for information on Dogs in Parks. Community Services Department 8505 68 Avenue Osoyoos, BC (T)  250.495.6562 (E)  recreation@osoyoos.ca  
  • 3 June 2018
    Desert Sunrise Marina and Boat Launch Opens June 3, 2018 The Desert Sunrise Marina will be open starting Sunday June 3, 2018 at 8:00 am. Please ensure that extra precaution is taken as the lake levels are still higher than normal. Wake action should be minimized to prevent shoreline erosion.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. Report any hazards on the lake to the marina operators or to the Town Hall at 250.495.6515. CLICK HERE for more information about the Desert Sunrise Marina and Boat Launch. CLICK HERE for information about PAID Boat Trailer Parking. Town of Osoyoos 250-495-6515 info@osoyoos.ca
  • 1 June 2018
    Town of Osoyoos Information on Sandbag Removal 2018 Posted on June 1, 2018 Residents choosing to remove their own sandbags are reminded that they are not to dump the sand into the water or along the shorelines.  Residents removing their own sandbags and who use the sand for other areas of their property besides beach area, may do so and are asked to sort the empty bags between polypropylene and burlap bags before taking them to the landfill. Filled and empty sandbags can be taken to the Osoyoos Landfill during regular Landfill hours with no tipping fees being charged or may drop them off at the lot across from the Osoyoos Dairy Queen (CLICK HERE to view the location).
  • 22 May 2018
    Council Meeting Highlights May 22, 2018 Click on button to watch the video of the Regular Open Meeting. Please note there was no Committee of the Whole.   Regular Open Meeting   REGULAR OPEN MEETING   Delegations Osoyoos Secondary School Students made Presentations to Council asking them to consider putting more cigarette butt receptacles near parks and beaches in the community and recycle through Terracycle.   The students also asked Council to ban plastic straws in Osoyoos.  Janette Van Vianen, Emergency Program Coordinator, gave an update on the recent flooding and the number of homes that were evacuated and the number that were put on evacuation alert. Residents are asked to keep sandbags in place until the threat of flooding is over. Bylaws Council Procedure Amendment Bylaw No. 1271.02 was read three times.  The Community Charter requires Council set the procedures of Council by bylaw.  This amendment is to change the date of the first regular Council meeting following a general local election from the first Monday in December to the first Monday in November due to changes of election dates. Records Management Bylaw No. 1341, 2018 was read three times.  Records Management Policy CORP-012 was approved by Council.  Document Retention Policy CORP-006 was approved by Council as amended.  Council Protocol and Records Management Policy CCL-003 was approved by Council.  Legislation requires the Town to have a proper records management system.  The Town is moving toward an Electronic Records Management System (ERMS) and in doing so requires a bylaw and policies. Good Neighbour Amendment Bylaw No. 1277.01, 2018 was read three times.  The Operational Services department would like to amend the Good Neighbour Bylaw to help control the spread of the above noted invasive plant species in our community. Fire Protection and Life Safety Bylaw No. 1333, 2018 was read three times. This bylaw was developed to clearly identify the Fire Department’s service responsibilities, improve our regulatory environment and also to develop a fire department management system that reflects the expressed needs of contemporary municipal management systems and our volunteer department. Business Council authorized the issuance of Development Permit No. 16-02 (for 8010 Valiant Lane) subject to the terms and conditions outlined in the permit. This permit is to allow a major addition to a hotel located in the Commercial Development Permit Area. Council approved waiving the Osoyoos Sanitary Landfill Dumping fees for Flooding Debris until June 30, 2018.  Due to the unprecedented flooding of both public and private property in the community the accumulation of debris may be more than normal.  This debris will be accepted at the Landfill with fees being waived until June 30, 2018.  Any materials which cannot obviously be associated with the recent lake flooding event will be disposed of at typical Landfill rates. Council approved Amendments to Operational Services Policy PW-002 Banners.  Recently the Operational Services Department has received some banners for installation on Main Street which failed to meet the standards outlined in the Banner Policy.  To clarify any confusion Operational Services is proposing to amend Policy PW-002. South Okanagan-Similkameen Transit System has a new carrier.  Council directs staff to bring back additional information on the length of the contract between BC Transit and Penticton Transit Services Ltd. and enquire to other municipalities to see if there are any fees or others charges that they will be charging to the new contractor.  Effective July 1, 2018 Penticton Transit Services Ltd. (Berry & Smith Trucking Ltd.) will have the contract for the South Okanagan-Similkameen Transit System (SOSTS) Reports Councillor Rhodes advised that the Waterfront Steering Committee met and are on the final design stages of the Gyro Park dock. Councillor Rhodes is amazed in the community spirit and thanked everyone involved in helping those who needed it during the flooding. Councillor Campol attended the Make Water Pledge in Kelowna. Councillor Campol thanked all the volunteers who helped out during the flooding in the community. Councillor King thanked all the businesses and volunteers who pulled together during the flooding. Councillor King attended the Big Bike event that was held in support of the Heart and Stroke foundation. Councillor King attended the Open House to explore the Medical Feasibility study in the community. Councillor Youngberg thanked the community for the support of the Medieval Faire at Desert Park. Councillor Youngberg advised that the Okanagan Regional Library has a new CAO Mayor McKortoff thanked the community volunteers who make Osoyoos a great place to live. Mayor McKortoff attended the Town meeting with the RCMP, Town Staff, Fire Department and other agencies who listened to concerns of the residents in Osoyoos regarding the flooding. 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 May 2018
    Town's Age Friendly Consultation Process Begins May 28 In the process to become an Age Friendly Community, the Town of Osoyoos has retained Cardea Health Consulting to carry out a process to complete an Age-Friendly Assessment. During the week of May 28th, older adults, caregivers, stakeholders and community members can share their views via group consultations throughout the Town (e.g.  focus groups, one to one interviews). Focus groups are designed to bring people together in a participatory way.  Interested stakeholders can also complete a brief survey (for older adults and caregivers) posted at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OsoyoosAF2018. Click here for more information about the consultation process. Click here for more information about the Age-Friendly Communities Initiative. The following points may be useful: The process only pertains to the services that the Town has a responsibility to provide. So, the Town cannot, for instance, build a new highway route or build new housing for older people. It can only contribute to planning for these things.   The Town is interested in everything that an interested stakeholder has to say, good and bad. In this regard, please encourage all older persons or caregivers to participate in the consultation process. Any process queries or RSVPs to focus groups should be forwarded to:     Gerald Davis Director of Community Services (T)  250.495.6562 (E) gdavis@osoyoos.ca
  • 1 May 2018
    "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   
  • 5 April 2018
    Employment Opportunity Relief Recreation Facilities Attendant Sun Bowl Arena The Town of Osoyoos Community Services Department is inviting applications for a Relief Recreation Facilities Attendant. The Applicant will be required to perform semi-skilled and skilled facilities maintenance of a varied nature under the direction of the Director of Community Services.  Work involves ice-making duties, monitoring the operation of the refrigeration plant at the Sun Bowl Arena, custodial, janitorial, and maintenance duties at the facility as well as ground maintenance. The applicant must possess a BC Driver’s License – Class 5, a First Aid Certificate, and a BC Safety Authority Certificate. The position is a CUPE position and the 2017 pay rate is $24.59 - $28.93 per hour plus 17% in lieu of benefits.  Hours of work will vary and will include evening and weekend shifts. Click here for: Detailed Job Description  Resumes can be submitted online or emailed to:   Janette Van Vianen, CMC Director of Corporate Services Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street, Box 3010, Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (E)    jvv@osoyoos.ca We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • 1 April 2018
    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, 2018 until November 16, 2018.    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
  • 6 March 2018
    CONSTRUCTION NOTICE 87th Street, 108th Avenue and 122nd Avenue CLICK HERE for more project details.
  • 1 January 2018
    2018 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 2018 schedule is as follows: January 2 (Tues) - Cancelled January 15 February 5 February 19 March 5 March 19 April 3 (Tues) April 16 May 7 May 22 (Tues) June 4 June 18 July 3 (Tues) July 16 August 7 (Tues)-Cancelled August 20 September 4 (Tues) September 17 October 1 October 15 November 5 November 19 December 3 December 17
  • 1 January 2018
    LAND DISPOSITION Richter Property Lots In accordance with Section 26 of the Community Charter, the Council of the Town of Osoyoos (the “Town”) gives notice that it intends to transfer the lands and premises legally described as: LOT 4, DISTRICT LOT 2450S, SIMILKAMEEN DIVISION, YALE DISTRICT, PLAN EPP67132 (“Lot 4”); LOT 17, DISTRICT LOT 2450S, SIMILKAMEEN DIVISION, YALE DISTRICT, PLAN EPP67132 (“Lot 17”); LOT 18, DISTRICT LOT 2450S, SIMILKAMEEN DIVISION, YALE DISTRICT, PLAN EPP67132 (“Lot 18”); LOT 19, DISTRICT LOT 2450S, SIMILKAMEEN DIVISION, YALE DISTRICT, PLAN EPP67132 (“Lot 19”); and LOT 20, DISTRICT LOT 2450S, SIMILKAMEEN DIVISION, YALE DISTRICT, PLAN EPP67132 (“Lot 20”);and substantially as detailed in the sketch plan below (the “Property”) to 1068612 BC LTD. (the “Purchaser”) for $400,000 with the purchase price allocated as follows: 1.  $80,000 for Lot 4; 2.  $80,000 for Lot 17; 3.  $80,000 for Lot 18; 4.  $80,000 for Lot 19; and 5.  $80,000 for Lot 20.      For more information, please contact the undersigned. Jim Zakall Director of Financial Services Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.65151 (E)  jzakall@osoyoos.ca
  • 1 January 2018
    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  

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