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Council Highlights for October 19, 2020

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Council Highlights for October 19, 2020

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Committee of the Whole Regular Open


  • Glen Harris and Robert Rausch presented an update to Council on the Osoyoos Airport Development Society’s projects. The society received a grant of $90,000.00 from the BC Air Access (BCAA) program for a 300 foot runway extension along with an apron expansion and the installation of tie down anchors. As the total costs for the project are $131,050.00 (plus GST), the society will be making an application to the BC Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program (CERIP) in order to fully fund that project with the addition of work to complete the security fencing at the airstrip and asked for Council’s support of that application. If the application is unsuccessful the society plans to return to Council in order to ask that the Town contribute $20,500.00 to help complete the runway extension, apron expansion, and tie down anchors project, with hopes that the remaining funds would come from other stakeholders (Osoyoos Indian Band, RDOS, Mount Baldy, Area 27, and Cascadia Air). If the application is successful the society would seek to use the BC Air Access funding on additional projects subject to approval from the funder.


Water Matters

  • Council allowed the property at 19427 95th Street in the RDOS to connect to Agricultural Irrigation System #8 for domestic purposes.
  • Council supported TRUE Consulting’s application on behalf of the Town for grant funding to the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program for the construction of a Water Treatment and Manganese Removal facility, as well as the associated water main upgrades, in 2021 through 2024. Council also supported the project and committed to its share ($3.1 million) of the Phase 1 costs.
  • Council approved the installation of fire hydrants within 1000 feet (305 metres) of every home in System #9 at an estimated cost implication of $153,000.00 for the total project.




  • Councillor King noted that the Accessibility and Age Friendly Advisory Committee will be meeting this week.
  • Mayor McKortoff attended a meeting with the Division of Family Practice, where the Primary Care Network was discussed and how to bring it to the South Okanagan.
  • Mayor McKortoff noted that she went to the landfill to proclaim this week as Waste Reduction Week.
  • Mayor McKortoff noted that Trick or Treat Main Street will be held virtually this year and that residents can submit photos to the Costume Contest, as well as the Pumpkin Carving Contest, online.
  • Mayor McKortoff attended the Grand Opening of Interior Cannabis.
  • Mayor McKortoff reminded everyone to vote in the Provincial General Election, as General Voting day is Saturday, October 24, with advance voting taking place at the Sonora Community Centre and the Elections BC Office located at the new museum at 8702 Main Street.

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

Event date: 
Monday, 19 October, 2020
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