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Council Highlights for November 20 2017

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International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control Virtual Public Meeting October 14

Resort Municipality Initiative - Visitor Activity Enhancement Program

Art Gallery Osoyoos Poster Contest 2022

National Waste Reduction Week - October 18 to 24

Water Shut Down Notice Hummingbird Lane and Nighthawk Drive - October 19

1st Annual Jingle Bell Run

Christmas Lite-up 2021

Landfill Notice: No Collection of Glass and Styrofoam

East Osoyoos Christmas Market

Council Highlights for November 20 2017

Click on button to watch the video of the Committee of the Whole and Regular Open Meeting.
   Committee of the Whole                                Regular Open Meeting

  • 2018 Plan and Budget for Destination Osoyoos was presented by Kelley Glazer, Executive Director.  Ms Glazer’s presentation was on the 2018 Marketing Plan and the 2018 Economic Development Tactical Plan & Budget. Destination Osoyoos is in their new location and are open for business.   
  • RCMP Quarterly Report – Sgt. Bayda, RCMP, introduced two new members to the detachment Cst. Brent Greenfield and Cpl. Dave Smith.  Sgt. Bayda stated the crime statistics are not very different from other communities.  The RCMP have arrested several prolific offenders who have had crime sprees in the South Okanagan.  Sgt. Bayda advised that the RCMP could not bring in as many members for the extra summer patrols this year, due to the fires as detachments across the province were expected to provide members to help out with the state of emergency. 
  • Chris Bromage inquired about the Town’s tender process and questioned why local businesses are not approached.  Mr. Bromage is unsure what the criteria on deciding on specific projects.


  • 2018 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.
  • Councillor Campol gave a verbal report on the accessibility meeting he had with Councillor Rhodes and Mike Stiles.  Council directed staff to bring back a report on a committee including a representative from Council, Destination Osoyoos and members of the public for accessibility.



  • Councillor King and Councillor Rhodes presented cheques to Vic Brown from the Seniors Slow Pitch and Sue Whittaker from the Osoyoos Arts Council.



  • Councillor Campol advised that on November 22nd, the Stanley Cup will be onsite for the grand opening of the Osoyoos Indian Band office.  On November 21st from 8:00 – 9:00 pm the Stanley Cup will be available for viewing at the Sonora Centre.
  • Councillor Rhodes attended the Remembrance Day Ceremonies. Thanked Brian Holgate for being the master of ceremonies at the celebration.
  • Councillor King attended the Economic Development committee where the budget was finalized.
  • Councillor King encouraged everyone attend the Christmas parade on December 1st.
  • Councillor Youngberg encouraged everyone to attend the Christmas festivities that are planned in the community.
  • Mayor McKortoff attended the Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society meeting last week.
  • Mayor McKortoff will be attending the Regional District meeting where Greyhound Canada will be presenting to the RDOS directors.
  • Mayor McKortoff signed the proclamation for Restorative Justice Week.

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

Event date: 
Monday, 20 November, 2017
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