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Council Highlights for December 7, 2020

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Council Highlights for December 7, 2020

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Committee of the Whole Regular Open



  • Cameron Baughen, RDOS Solid Waste Management Coordinator, presented to Council about the proposed food waste compost site at the Oliver Landfill, as well as the new grant available through the CleanBC Organics Infrastructure and Collection Program. Council directed staff to bring a report to the next Council meeting on the purchase of curbside collection carts, food waste kitchen catchers, and contracted education programs for the roll out of a residential food waste collection program for the purpose of potentially either supporting the RDOS grant application or submitting an independent Town grant application through the CleanBC program.


  • Jared Brounstein, Director of Operational Services, presented a report on Legion Beach and road improvements at the intersection of 89th Street and 62nd Avenue in order to receive feedback from Council.



  • Revenue Anticipation Borrowing Bylaw No. 1369, 2020 was read for a first, second, and third time. If adopted this bylaw would authorize the Town to borrow up to $1,500,000.00 to meet current expenditures and pay amounts to meet the municipalities taxing obligations.



  • Councillor Bennett attended the School District #53 meeting on November 18th, where Rob Zandee was elected as Chair and Casey Brouwer was elected as Vice Chair for the School District Board.
  • Councillors Bennett and Harvey attended the Destination Osoyoos AGM, where Sally Sharpe and Mike Green were added to the board.
  • Councillor Bennett attended the MIABC board meeting.
  • Councillor Harvey attended the Okanagan Regional Library Board meeting, where the library budget was approved with a 0.75% increase for 2021.
  • Mayor McKortoff attended several online meetings in the past few weeks.
  • Mayor McKortoff thanked Smitty’s, Kiwanis, and the Osoyoos Festival Society for putting on the Toys-for-Tots-to-Teens breakfast – they did a great job in handling it very safely.
  • Mayor McKortoff noted that Brock Jackson will be doing an interview with Santa on his morning radio show in the upcoming weeks.
  • Mayor McKortoff noted that the Christmas lights that Operational Services have put up look terrific and that it is great to see all the lights up early this year. The Osoyoos Festival Society is starting to go around and judge Christmas lights around the community.
  • Mayor McKortoff encouraged everyone to shop local and noted that many businesses offer curbside pickup or a delivery service.
  • Mayor McKortoff encouraged everyone to enjoy the season although we can’t visit as much as we want to.

Copies of reports are available within the Council Agenda packages located on the Town’s website

Event date: 
Monday, 07 December, 2020
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