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  • 7 October 2019
    Next Town Council to be held on Monday October 7, 2019 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Monday October 7, 2019 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
  • 6 October 2019
    SURVEY for Official Community Plan (OCP) Deadline October 6 We want to hear from you! Please take a few moments of your time to complete this survey and provide input into the future of Osoyoos. The survey will close on Sunday, October 6th. The results of this survey will be released to the public in November. Hard copies of the survey are available at Town Hall. Gina MacKay Director of Planning and Development Services 250.495.6191 gmackay@osoyoos.ca  
  • 30 September 2019
    NOTICE of Property Tax Sale on September 30, 2019 Pursuant to Section 647 of the Local Government Act, notice is hereby given that the following properties will be subject to TAX SALE unless the Delinquent Taxes, together with interest are sooner paid.  The 2019 TAX SALE will be conducted in the Council Chamber of the Town of Osoyoos, 8707 Main Street, at 10:00 AM on Monday, September 30, 2019. Legal Description Street Address Upset Price Folio 06091.100, Lot B, Plan KAP75533, Land District 54, District Lot 2450s 9415-9417 Spartan Drive PID 025-941-453 $27,475.45 Any person upon being declared the successful bidder must immediately pay by cash or certified cheque a minimum of not less than the upset price. Failure to pay this amount will result in the property promptly being offered for sale again. Any balance must be paid by cash or certified cheque by 3:00 pm the same day. Failure to pay the balance will result in the property being offered for sale again at 10:00 am on the following day.   The Town of Osoyoos makes no representation express or implied as to the condition or quality of the properties being offered for sale.  Prospective purchasers are urged to inspect the properties and make all necessary inquiries to municipal and other government departments and in the case of strata lots to the strata corporation, to determine the existence of any bylaws, restrictions, charges or other conditions which may affect the value or suitability of the property. The purchase of a tax sale property is subject to tax under the Property Transfer Tax Act on the fair market value of the property.  Jim Zakall  Director of Finance / Deputy CAO Town of Osoyoos Box 3010,  8707 Main Street Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6515
  • 27 September 2019
    2019 By-Election for Water Councillor Water Councillor Nomination Documents | Water Councillor Candidate Information NOTICE OF NOMINATION PUBLIC NOTICE is given to the electors of the Town of Osoyoos that nominations for the office of:  Water Councillor - One (1) to be elected For a 3 (three) year term November 2019 - November 2022  Nominations will be received by the Chief Election Officer or a designated person, as follows:  By hand, mail or other delivery service: Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 From 9:00 am Tuesday, September 17, 2019 to 4:00 pm Friday, September 27, 2019 Excluding Statutory Holidays and Weekends By Fax to: 250-495-2400 By Email to brianne@osoyoos.ca From 9:00 am Tuesday, September 17, 2019 to 4:00 pm Friday, September 27, 2019 Excluding Statutory Holidays and Weekends Originals of faxed or emailed nomination documents must be received by the Chief Election Officer by 4:30 pm on Friday, October 4, 2019 Nomination documents are available at the Town of Osoyoos, Town Office, 8707 Main Street, Osoyoos, BC, V0H 1V0, between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM Monday through Friday excluding Statutory Holidays, or on the Town’s website at www.osoyoos.ca from August 29, 2019 to the close of nomination period (September 27, 2019).  QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE  A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a Water Councillor for the Town of Osoyoos if they meet the following criteria:  Canadian citizen;  18 years of age or older; resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; a person or the commander of an armed forces unit who has been granted freedom of the municipality, if that person is a Canadian citizen; not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office; and must be resident in and user of water in the area serviced by Osoyoos Water District System 8 or 9 CAMPAIGN PERIOD EXPENSE LIMITS  In accordance with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, for the 2019 by-election, the following expense limits for candidates during the campaign period apply:  Water Councillor     $5,000  THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING LIMITS  In accordance with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, for the 2019 by-election, the following third party advertising limits apply:  Water Councillor    $750  FURTHER INFORMATION on the nomination process may be obtained by contacting:  Brianne Hillson Chief Election Officer Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 (P) 250.495.6515 (F) 250.495.2400 Janette Van Vianen Deputy Chief Election Officer Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 (P) 250.495.6515 (F) 250.495.2400 For further information on campaign period expense limits and third party advertising limits. please contact Elections BC:  Toll-free phone: 1-855-952-0280 Email: lecf@elections.bc.ca Website: www.elections.bc.ca/lecf  Click here for Candidate Information and Nomination Packages  
  • 25 September 2019
    Request for Proposal (RFP) Sun Bowl Arena Condition Assessment  The Town of Osoyoos operates a facility (Sun Bowl Arena); used for recreation purposes and is seeking a consultant to determine the condition of this facility and to prepare funding scenarios for maintenance and capital expenditures. The facility requires electrical, mechanical, and structural assessments to assist in the prioritization of maintenance and capital planning. The primary deliverable is a comprehensive report detailing with the condition of the Sun Bowl Arena's various equipment and infrastructure. This should also include the exterior landscape including: parking lot, walkways, lighting, safety, integrity and functionality. The report should also focus on recommendations for asset management routines, procedures and monitoring.  A detailed Request for Proposal (RFP) package can be viewed by clicking on the link below or by viewing it on the BC Bid website. RFP Sun Bowl Arena Condition Assessment Request for Proposals must be received no later than 2:00pm local time on Wednesday September 25, 2019, in a sealed envelope clearly marked with the name and address of the Proponent and the RFP program title "Sun Bowl Arena Condition Assessment". The sealed envelope should be addressed to: Gerald Davis Director of Community Services Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0 Questions regarding the RFP can be directed to: Gerald Davis Director of Community Services Town of Osoyoos (T)  250.495.4623 (E)  gdavis@osoyoos.ca   
  • 18 September 2019
    Service Canada Scheduled Outreach - Wednesday September 18, 2019 Service Canada is coming to Osoyoos to provide Scheduled Outreach services for the citizens of Osoyoos and surrounding areas.   Day:          Wednesday, September 18, 2019  Time:        9:00am to 4:00pm Location:  Sonora Community Centre    A fully- trained Service Canada employee will be on-site to answer any questions or assist with any applications for Employment Insurance (EI), Canada Pension Plan (CPP) including the death and survivor’s benefits, Old Age Security (OAS), including the Guaranteed Income Supplement and Allowance, as well as assistance with questions and applications for Social Insurance numbers and passports (please note: they can NOT take a passport application during these outreach sessions, but they can review forms for completeness and to ensure it’s filled in correctly).   Anyone is welcome to come and talk to Service Canada if they have questions or need assistance with any of the Service Canada program offerings. This will be the last visit scheduled for 2019. Service Canada is not expected to be back again until May 2020 so this is a great opportunity for Osoyoos residents to speak with an agent directly close to home. For more information please contact Service Canada at  http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/ 
  • 18 September 2019
    RBC Future Launch Community Challenge Grants Deadline September 18 The Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen has an exciting funding opportunity for youth led projects in the South Okanagan Similkameen. The Community Foundation can grant up to $15,000 each for two bold and inspiring youth-led initiatives. Youth and organizations are invited to team up to submit an application to the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge. All eligible applications will be submitted by a partnership between youth, aged 15 - 29, and a registered charity and eligible projects will see the majority of the decisions and activities for each project (60%+) led by youth. For more information and to apply please visit https://www.cfso.net/grants/rbc-future-launch-grants/ Sarah Trudeau Manager of Grants and Community Initiatives Community Foundation Email: sarahtrudeau@cfso.net
  • 16 September 2019
    PUBLIC HEARING Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.123, 2019 on Sept. 16 Public Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on Monday, September 16, 2019 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. 1085.123, 2019, which received first and second readings on August 19, 2019. Notice is also given that a Special Open Meeting of Council may be held immediately after the Public Hearing if Council wishes to give the Bylaw third reading. Bylaw No. 1085.123, 2019 proposes to: change the zoning from R1 - Single Family Residential to R7 – High Density Residential, on property legally described as Lot 3, District Lot 2450S, SDYD, Plan KAP20098 (9111 92nd Avenue). 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 13, 2019. A copy of the proposed zoning bylaw amendment may be reviewed at www.osoyoos.ca or at the Department of Planning and Development Services office, 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 1085.123, 2019 2019 08 19 REG RPT 1 Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.123, 2019 Gina MacKay, MCIP, RPP Director of Planning & Development Services Box 3010, 8711 Main Street Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 (T) 250.495.6191 (E) gmackay@osoyoos.ca
  • 15 September 2019
    2019 Terry Fox Run on Sunday, September 15 Please join us for the Annual Terry Fox Run Day:       Sunday, September 15, 2019 Time:      9:30am (registration 9:00am-9:30am) Location: Sonora Community Centre back parking lot Show your support for the Terry Fox Foundation by walking, running, biking or wheeling a 5km or 10km route.  For more information about the Terry Fox Foundation - Click Here For more information about the event contact: Sarah Dynneson Recreation Programmer Sonora Community Centre 8505 68th Avenue (T)        250.495.4623 (E)       sdynneson@osoyoos.ca
  • 12 September 2019
    On Point Official OCP Launch Event September 12 Join us for this "date night" evening of music, art, beer, wine and discussion. Sonora Community Centre (8505 68th Avenue) Thursday, September 12th, 7:00 - 8:30 pm *This event requires registration:
  • 11 September 2019
    Sonora Community Centre Annual Pass Sale from September 11 to 18 Purchase any Annual Pass for the Sonora Community Centre from September 11 to September 18, 2019 and receive 30% off the regular price! Sale prices will not be extended past the sale dates.  All Annual Passes allow access to select recreational programs at a reduced cost in addition to accessing the drop-in sports, drop-in fitness classes, weight room and squash courts.  Pass Type Regular Price 30% Off Sale Price Adult $273.50 $191.45 Student/Senior $192.00 $134.40 Family $545.50 $381.85  To view the 2019 Program & Activity Guide   Sonora Community Centre 8505 68th Avenue (T)  250.495.6562 (E)  recreation@osoyoos.ca  
  • 5 September 2019
    NEWS RELEASE Town of Osoyoos Receives Funds for Better Drinking Water Rural Area Twinning – Southwest Sector Area Phases 2 and 3 Immediate Release September 5, 2019 Printable Version   Joint federal, provincial and municipal funding through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan and New Building Canada Fund will support water and wastewater infrastructure improvements in 15 British Columbia communities.   The Government of Canada is investing more than $100 million in these projects through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Plan. The Government of British Columbia is contributing almost $80 million and the municipalities are contributing more than $60 million to these projects.   Six projects will help protect the health of residents by improving access to safe and reliable drinking water in small communities, including First Nations communities, in some cases resolving current drinking water advisories and reducing the likelihood of future ones.   Nine projects will support new and upgraded wastewater systems to meet regulatory standards, modernize services and support growing communities. By reducing pollutants and improving overall environmental performance, the new and upgraded systems will also help protect waterways and ecosystems for future generations.   The Town of Osoyoos project will include about 9,900 m of water main, about 2,300 m of water supply main, and about 228 water services to extend the Town's municipal drinking water system into the Southwest Sector Area. Federal Funding $2,308,000 Provincial Funding $1,923,141 Local Governments’ Funding $1,538,859  Quotes “Modern efficient water infrastructure is essential to ensuring Canadians’ health and well-being. These essential projects are key to ensuring that all BC residents have access to safe and reliable drinking water, whether they live in a large city or a remote community. These projects also reflect our commitment to protecting our ecosystems and fostering sustainable economic growth that will ensure our children and grandchildren can enjoy British Columbia’s beautiful waterways and coastlines for years to come.” Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver–Sunshine Coast–Sea to Sky Country on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities   “Through this landmark investment in drinking water and wastewater infrastructure, we are helping to deliver the services people count on, while helping to keep our communities and environment healthy. The Province is working in partnership with the federal government to invest in critical infrastructure for communities in a way that works for the people that live in these communities while building a healthy, green future for all British Columbians.” Sheila Malcolmson, Parliamentary Secretary for Environment and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Nanaimo, on behalf of the Honourable Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing   “The Town of Osoyoos is very pleased to receive federal and provincial funding from the Canada Infrastructure Plan and the BC Infrastructure program to help us provide Phase 2 and 3 of the Rural Water twinning to 228 properties in the southwest sector area. This project will provide safe, reliable drinking water, and will avoid future boil water notices. With the partnership of the federal and provincial governments helping our municipality fund this water twinning project, we are able to continue our work in providing a healthy green future for Osoyoos.” Mayor Sue McKortoff Town of Osoyoos   “Thanks to provincial and federal funding the Town will be able to provide domestic water servicing to the area south of Osoyoos. The upgraded water system will allow the users of the agriculture irrigation system to switch to a domestic water system eliminating the need to place Boil Water Advisory on those properties during summer operations. This is a win / win for both the users in the rural areas of Osoyoos and the Town’s domestic system.” Jared Brounstein, Director of Operations Town of Osoyoos -30- Associated Links Better drinking water and wastewater systems coming to multiple BC communities Investing in Canada Plan Project Map Federal infrastructure investments in British Columbia Investing in Canada: Canada’s Long-Term Infrastructure Plan  Government of British Columbia’s Infrastructure program For additional information please contact:   Allan Chabot Chief Administrative Officer 250.495.6515 achabot@osoyoos.ca Sue McKortoff Mayor 250.498.1857 smckortoff@osoyoos.ca
  • 3 September 2019
    Council Meeting Highlights for September 3, 2019 Click on button to watch the video of the Committee of the Whole and Regular Open meetings.   Committee of the Whole Regular Open   COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING Delegations MLA Linda Larson met with Council to discuss updates on housing for hospitality workers in Osoyoos. Gina MacKay, Director of Planning and Development, stated that the Town will be looking at housing needs in the Housing Needs Assessment report, which is a requirement of the Official Community Plan review. Kelley Glazer, Executive Director of Destination Osoyoos, presented Destination Osoyoos’ Bi-Annual Progress Report. Ms. Glazer stated that the Municipal and Regional District Tax (MRDT), which increased from 2% to 3% on September 1st, will likely generate around $600,000.00 a year to put towards projects and tourism marketing and events. Residents presented a petition to council regarding the sewer smell in the golf course area. Jared Brounstein, Director of Operations, advised that he will be meeting with a provider of a bacteriological product which can be added to the treatment process that may help with the issue. REGULAR OPEN MEETING Correspondence Council received a letter from Desert Sun Counselling and Resource Centre thanking council for their support in providing Desert Sun’s office space at a very reasonable rate, which enables them to serve vulnerable community members and host a variety of services (Alcoholics Anonymous, Elementary Backpack Program, etc.). Bylaws 5 Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 1349.02, 2019 was adopted. This bylaw adds the Osoyoos Child Care Centre Expansion Project, which is fully funded through the Community Child Care Space Creation Program. Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.113, 2019 was adopted. This amendment allows for a site specific retail cannabis store to be located at 8322 Main Street. Business Council authorized staff to install a pad at no charge as a sponsorship towards the memorial bench for Blake Sewell and to donate $150.00 towards the memorial bench. Reports Councillor Rhodes thanked the residents in attendance at the Committee of the Whole meeting for presenting their petition in such a respectful manner. Councillor Rhodes encouraged residents to be engaged in the community and with Council. Mayor McKortoff and Councillor Bennett attended the Okanagan Art Gallery open house. Mayor McKortoff and Councillors King and Bennett thanked the organizers of Music in the Park for a great ten weeks of entertainment. Mayor McKortoff attended the Highway 3 Coalition meeting. Mayor McKortoff encouraged everyone to do the Make Water Work Pledge – the winning community will be announced on September 6th. Mayor McKortoff encouraged everyone to go online and register for the kickoff event on September 12th, as well as take the survey. 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.
  • 3 September 2019
    BC Transit Rider's Guide Correction Effective September 3, 2019 PRINTABLE VERSION
  • 23 August 2019
    2019 Fall Activity & Program Guide is NOW available online! Find out what’s happening this Fall at the Sonora Community Centre! Jammed packed with activities for children and adults, the 2019 Fall Activity & Program Guide is now available online - see below. Hard copies of the 2019 Fall Activity & Program Guide will be available for pick up at the Sonora Community Centre and Town Hall the week of September 2, 2019  Early Bird Registration starts Wednesday September 11 at 5:30pm. Online and ongoing registration opens Thursday September 12, 2019.  All programs are open to community members and visitors.  Sonora Community Centre 8505 68th Avenue Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.4623 (F)  250.495.2400 (E) recreation@osoyoos.ca Online Registration starts Thursday September 12, 2019
  • 17 July 2019
    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 Puncturevine and Longspine Sandbur (Courtesy of OASISS) 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  
  • 5 July 2019
    INFORMATION Water Quality for Beaches Monitoring Many local governments monitor their beaches for physical hazards and sources of contamination. Beach water samples are collected during the bathing season to monitor the quality of the water and compare the results with the "Guidelines for Recreational Quality". We recommend that beach operators have a Beach Safety Plan in place so they can respond quickly to extreme weather events and other problems. This an include posting warning signs if beach conditions are unsatisfactory. Read our Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Beach Advisories Swimming advisories are issued if it is identified that the water is not suitable for recreational use. Users are advised to refrain from activities in which a person’s whole body and face are frequently immersed in the water (i.e. swimming).   Beach closures are issued if it is identified that a beach or body of water poses a serious risk to the health and safety of recreational water users. Users are advised to avoid any contact with the beach and recreational water area (i.e. boating, paddling, playing in the wet sand) (Click on Result Icon to view.) Sampling Water samples are tested for E. coli bacteria as this bacteria is commonly found in feces of warm blooded animals (including humans) and consuming this bacteria may cause illness. The Town of Osoyoos submits beach water samples once a week to CARO Analytical Services (Kelowna).  The results from CARO Analytical Services are then forwarded to Interior Health. Helpful Links Interior Health Beach Advisory https://www.interiorhealth.ca/YourEnvironment/InspectionReports/Pages/WaterNotifications.aspx Interior Health Air Quality https://www.interiorhealth.ca/YourEnvironment/AirQuality/Pages/default.aspx Interior Health Emergency Information https://www.interiorhealth.ca/YourEnvironment/Emergency/Pages/default.aspx Contact Information  Town of Osoyoos Operational Services (P) 250.495.6213 (F) 250.495.2400 (E) pubworks@osoyoos.ca Interior Health Penticton Office (P) 250.770.5540 (F) 250.493.0041 (E) HP.Admin.Penticton@interiorhealth.ca 
  • 20 June 2019
    Okanagan Water Supply Conditions OBWB Drought Bulletins IOLBC Release: Dry conditions affecting the range of Summer Osoyoos Lake Levels July 24, 2019 The International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control (Board) will allow for a broader range of water levels on Osoyoos Lake this summer to help limit the impacts of dry conditions in the basin. CLICK HERE for more details - https://ijc.org/en/olbc/dry-conditions-affecting-range-summer-osoyoos-lake-levels OBWB Bulletin 2 June 20, 2019 Warm and dry conditions have prompted the Province of B.C. to announce a Level 3 drought for much of B.C., including the Okanagan region. For more information, please click here to view the OBWB Drought Bulletin #2. OBWB Bulletin 1 June 11, 2019 Based on snowpack conditions, timing of snowmelt, and forecasted summer conditions, the B.C. Government has elevated the Okanagan to a Level 2 drought rating. For more information, please click here to view the OBWB Drought Bulletin #1. Kellie Garcia Policy and Planning Specialist Okanagan Basin Water Board Phone: (250) 469-6321 Email: kellie.garcia@obwb.ca Website: www.obwb.ca
  • 1 May 2019
    "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 2019
    Boulevard Maintenance Regulations for Property Owner/Occupier 3.3    Every owner of real property shall maintain the sidewalk, boulevard, and lane adjacent to their real property and without limitation shall: remove accumulations of filth, leaves, rubbish, discarded materials, hazardous objects and materials that obstruct a drainage facility; remove all filth, leaves, rubbish, discarded materials, hazardous objects and materials from all boulevards and sidewalks; in keeping with the reasonable standard of maintenance in the area, keep grassed areas trimmed and irrigated and reasonably free of weeds; keep in good repair all driveway crossings; trim and maintain all trees and plantings; and cut, trim or remove any tree, fence, hedge or other item that obstructs or could reasonably be expected to obstruct the vision or safety of all pedestrians, cyclists or vehicles using streets adjacent to the property; where the real property is in a commercial area, as defined in the Town’s Zoning Bylaw, every owner of real property shall sweep the sidewalks in front of and adjacent to the real property and remove all accumulations of filth, leaves, rubbish, discarded materials, and hazardous objects and materials from adjacent sidewalks no later than 10:00 AM each day; remove any puncturevine or longspine sandbur plants (preferably prior to the development of seed pods) by pulling the plant and disposing of it in a double thick garbage bag. Alternatively the area infested with these invasive plants can be covered with a weed barrier cloth and 4 inches of mulch or decorative rock which should prevent the future spread of these plants; 3.4     No person shall deposit filth, leaves, rubbish, discarded materials, or hazardous objects or materials removed from sidewalks, boulevards, lanes, or private property onto Town property or highways. In accordance with Good Neighbour Bylaw No. 1277, Part 3 Property Maintenance | Section 3.3 and 3.4.  Thank you for your cooperation in keeping the boulevards clean. Operational Services 11500 115 Street (T)  250.495.6213 (E)  pubworks@osoyoos.ca  
  • 1 May 2019
    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.   
  • 1 April 2019
    SUMMER HOURS Osoyoos & District Sanitary Landfill No PERSON shall act in a manner that is threatening, discourteous, disruptive, or willfully negligent while on the SITE. Osoyoos & District Sanitary Landfill rates/fees changed on May 1, 2017 to $110.00 per metric tonne, unless otherwise specified. The minimum charge remains at $5.00. 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 April 2019
    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, 2019 until November 16, 2019.    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
  • 1 January 2019
     2019 Committee of the Whole and Regular Council Meeting Schedule Agendas, Minutes and Videos | 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 2019 schedule is as follows: January 7 - Cancelled January 21 February 4 February 19 (Tuesday) March 4 March 18 April 1 April 15 May 6 May 21 (Tues) June 3 June 17 July 2 (Tuesday) July 15 August 6 (Tuesday)-Cancelled August 19 September 3 (Tuesday) September 16 October 7 October 21 November 4 November 18 December 2 December 16
  • 1 January 2019
    Osoyoos Festival Society is looking for VOLUNTEERS!

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Participate Osoyoos (Mass Registration) on September 11

2019 Terry Fox Run on Sunday, September 15

Art Gallery Opening Reception for Multitude of Muses on September 6

WCRA Drag Racing September 8 and 22

On Point Official OCP Launch Event September 12

Is Firefighting in your FUTURE come to Participate Osoyoos on Sept 11

International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control Public Meeting Sept 17

NOTICE of Property Tax Sale on September 30, 2019

Service Canada Scheduled Outreach

2019 Bird Migration Day Open House September 22

Osoyoos Lake Shoreline Clean-up September 26

Business Promoting Business Networking Night Sept 25

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Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0
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