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Council Highlights for June 15, 2020

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Council Highlights for June 15, 2020

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Regular Open



  • Council awarded the contract for Twin Domestic Water Distribution System #9 (Contract #1) to Grizzly Excavating in the amount of $2,175.613.13. The project is intended to extend the municipal water system to the western portion of the existing Osoyoos Rural Irrigation System #9.
  • Bryn White, Ministry of Agriculture Consultant and Raymond Symons, Ministry of Agriculture discussed the potential locations for a temporary domestic agricultural worker camp within the Town of Osoyoos. The Ministry of Agriculture and a Regional Taskforce has identified two potential sites for the camp in Osoyoos: Osoyoos Baptist Church and south undeveloped section of Desert Park. Council asked for more information to be able to make a decision on a location within the Town boundaries.
  • Council appointed Rick Tayal as Bylaw Enforcement Officer for the Town of Osoyoos.
  • Council rescinded the appointment of Kirsty MacInnes who was a Bylaw Enforcement Officer for the Town in 2019.
  • Council passed Code of Conduct Policy HR-002 which repeals the Town’s Conflict of Interest Policy and Employment of Relatives policy. The policy outlines the standard of conduct that Town expects from employees to ensure that Town maintains the public’s trust while delivering services to the community.
  • Council passed Respectful Workplace, Workplace Discrimination, Bullying and Harassment Policy (HR-013) which repeals the Town’s Respect in the Workplace Policy. The Town is committed to a safe and professional workplace where staff, contracts, and volunteers of the Town are treated with respect and dignity.


  • Councillor Bennett reported that School District #53 has been dealing with COVID-19 and re-opening the schools and graduation.
  • Councillor King represented the Town at Phantom Estates grand-opening.
  • Mayor McKortoff attended the season opening of Market on Main. The Mayor encouraged everyone to support local businesses.
  • The Osoyoos Festival Society will have a video for Canada Day.
  • Mayor McKortoff is suggesting that everyone decorate their homes for Canada Day.
  • The Mayor attended a conference call with the Division of Family practice.
  • Mayor McKortoff encouraged everyone to welcome tourists and visitors to our community and give them Canada’s Warmest Welcome.

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

Event date: 
Monday, 15 June, 2020
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