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  • 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
  • 7 December 2018
    Employment Opportunity for Operational Services Manager 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 an Operational Services Manager. 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 a motivated individual to coordinate, assign and review the work of 17 – 20 staff in the Operational Services Department. This position reports to the Director of Operational Services and will work cooperatively with diverse work groups in the organization and have the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with the public, external agencies and organizations and liaise effectively with other Departments. This position plans and develops strategies for the most effective use of available resources to complete the numerous maintenance activities the Operational Services crew perform on a daily basis including Water Distribution, Sewer Collection and Treatment, roads and parks. The successful candidate will provide input on hiring of external contractors for various maintenance activities and administer the commissioning process for each capital asset and verifies that inspections, approvals, certificates, warranties, operating and maintenance manuals, and as-built drawings have been completed. This position also provides input in the planning for future infrastructure needs and troubleshoots all aspects of public works operations. The Operational Services Manager acts as the Director of Operational Services in the absence of the Operational Services Director. If you hold the following qualifications, Osoyoos offers a challenging opportunity!  Member in good standing with Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of BC (ASTTBC) or equivalent;  Understand and apply methods and procedures of road/park works, water/sewer distribution systems installation and maintenance;  Level 1 First Aid with transportation endorsement;  Fluid in all WHMIS AND WorkSafe BC Regulations  Understanding of the operations of the SCADA system;  Minimum 5 years supervisory experience required;  Ability to work on a number of concurrent tasks with deadline pressures;  Provide quality customer service including courteously and expeditiously responding to enquiries;  Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office products - Outlook, Word,  Current and Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License. This is a permanent full-time exempt position and offers a competitive salary and benefit package. For a copy of the detailed job description please click here. Qualified individuals are invited to submit a cover letter and resume along with expected wage rate, in confidence by 2:00 PM on Friday, December 7, 2018 to: Janette Van Vianen Director of Corporate Services Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0 Email: jvv@osoyoos.ca Position related questions may be directed to: Jim Dinwoodie, Director of Operational Services jdinwoodie@osoyoos.ca  250 495-4618 We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.
  • 19 November 2018
    Next Town Council to be held on Monday November 19, 2018 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Monday November 19, 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
  • 16 November 2018
    CANCELLED Boil Water Notice District Systems 8 & 9 on November 16 This is to advise users of the Town of Osoyoos Water District Systems 8 & 9 that the Boil Water Notice will no longer be in effect as of Thursday,  November 16, 2018.  If you require further information please contact: Operational Services 11500 115 Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6213 (E)  pubworks@osoyoos.ca
  • 5 November 2018
    Council Meeting Highlights for November 5, 2018 Click on button to watch the video of the Committee of the Whole and Regular Open Meeting.        Regular Open Meeting       REGULAR OPEN MEETING OATHS OF OFFICE FOR COUNCIL MEMBERS FOR 2018 - 2022 TERM Each Council member swore the oath office before the Corporate Officer. Mayor McKortoff welcomed and congratulated the new Council and Water Councillors and thanked those present for attending the inaugural meeting. Business The Chief Election Officer’s report on the 2018 Local General Election was approved by Council.  As per section 158 of the Local Government Act the Chief Election Officer must report to Council on the 2018 Local Government Election.  The election for Mayor and Councillors had a voter turnout of 38.67% (1,593 of a possible 4,4210 eligible electors). Council approved the 2019 Council Meeting Schedule with the January 7th and August 6th Regular Council meetings be cancelled. Section 127 of the Community Charter requires that a schedule of the date, time and place of all regular meetings to be held during the year and made available to the public. Council approved the 2018/19 Acting Mayor Appointments. Under the Council Procedure Bylaw and Community Charter, Council is required to appoint an Acting Mayor.  In the past, the Acting Mayor has been appointed in December.  Since the election occurred one month earlier and the inaugural meeting is one month earlier, the last appointments to acting mayor were made to November, 2018.  Acting Mayor appointments must be made by resolution. Council approved the appointments to RDOS Board and the Okanagan Regional Library Board.  Both the RDOS and the Okanagan Regional Library Board (ORLB) require representation from the Town of Osoyoos.  Both Board appointments require a resolution of Council. Council approved the 2018/19 Special and Standing Committee appointments – Each year Mayor and Council appoints representatives to Special and Standing Committees.  Staff was looking for direction as to the continuation of committees and the appointments. Council approved the Bank Signing Authority that Director of Financial Services brought to the meeting. For cheque processing the Town has set up with their bank that two signatures are required on all cheques, one from Council and one from staff.  Currently Council has all members of Council being the Mayor and four Councillors, who have bank signing authority.  From staff the CAO, Director of Finance/Deputy CAO and Director of Corporate Services have bank signing authority.  A resolution of Council is required to establish new signing authorities for the Town. Reports Councillor Rhodes welcomed the newly elected Councillors and looks forward to working together. Councillor King is looking forward to working with the new Council and staff. Councillor Harvey is happy to be part of the team. Councillor Bennett is looking forward to working with Council. Mayor McKortoff is pleased to work with Council and staff in the next four years. 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 November 2018
    WINTER HOURS Osoyoos & District Sanitary Landfill Effective November 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019 Tuesday                     8:00 am to 4:00 pm Wednesday             11:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday                   8:00 am to 4:00 pm    RECYCLING IN BC - Click here for a comprehensive guide about recycling at the Landfill. HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING bins are accessible, without charge, during Landfill operating hours. YARD AND GARDEN WASTE without charge 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 1267. Click here for more information about the Landfill
  • 15 October 2018
    Construction Notice for Kingfisher Drive September 27 until October 31 Tender Information | Open House held May 24 | Brochure Construction will begin on the road realignment of Kingfisher Drive starting (Thursday) September 27 until October 31, 2018. This construction is taking place to prepare for the upgrade of the Main Sewage Lift Station. Local Traffic only on Kingfisher Drive. Kingfisher Drive will be open to local traffic only from Hwy 3 intersection. Access to Kingfisher Drive (local traffic only) from Hwy 3 or 89th Street (Corner of Splash Park/Jack Shaw Park) will be closed for the duration of the project. Traffic from Hwy 97 will be permitted on 62nd Avenue and 74th Street. Flagperson(s) will provide assistance with detours when required. Click on the links below for updates. 2018 09 26 Kingfisher Osoyoos - NOTICE TO RESIDENT We appreciate your patience during this inconvenience. Operational Services 250.495.6212 pubworks@osoyoos.ca  
  • 15 October 2018
    Winter Hours of Operation for Park Washrooms As of October 15, 2018 all public park washrooms are closed for the season except for the following which will remain open: GOODMAN PARK & MARINA WASHROOMS Monday - Sunday 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Town Hall (8707 Main Street) Monday - Friday (excluding holidays) 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Marina                                                                                     Goodman Park              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 October 2018
    Osoyoos Festival Society is looking for VOLUNTEERS!
  • 12 September 2018
    2018 Fall Leisure 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 2018 Fall Leisure Guide is now available online - see below. Hard copies of the 2018 Fall Leisure Guide will be available for pick up at the Sonora Community Centre and Town Hall at the beginning of September. Early registration starts September 12, 2018 at 5:30pm.                        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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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Pursuant to Sections 24 and 26 of the Community Charter Notice, the Town of Osoyoos is required to give notice of it's intention to sell or lease municipal properties.

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Listed below are Tenders, Requests for Proposals (RFP), and Requests for Quotes (RFQ) that are currently open.  Details of Tenders and RFP's previously awarded by Council can be located under the applicable News Item or within the Council - Agendas, Videos & Minutes folder.

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Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0
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