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Council Highlights for September 21, 2020

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Council Highlights for September 21, 2020

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Regular Open Meeting


  • Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw No. 1366, 2020 was read for a first, second, and third time. If adopted this bylaw would update and renew the Town’s permissive tax exemption bylaw. This year the lone addition is the Osoyoos Museum, while the lone deletion is the property previously owned by the Trustee of Osoyoos Congregation of Jehovah Witness.
  • Council approved Zoning Amendment Application Z20-02 and Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1230.28, 2020 and Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.132, 2020 were read for a first and second time. If adopted these amendments would allow for a residential development with a maximum of 65 units to be located at 5601 Lakeshore Drive. Council resolved that a public meeting (open house) be held – at a date to be announced – as is required under the Local Government Act.



  • Councillor Harvey gave a brief overview of the Okanagan Regional Library 2021 Budget Report.
  • Councillor Bennett attended the Destination Osoyoos Board Meeting. He reported that room rentals are down in 2020 due to COVID-19 and that Destination Osoyoos is working with smaller hotels to help with their marketing.
  • Mayor McKortoff attended the Osoyoos Museum’s AGM.
  • Mayor McKortoff reported that Council has decided not to partake in the virtual UBCM being held September 22 to 24 this year.
  • Mayor McKortoff attended a conference call with the Minister of Tourism, Lisa Beare.
  • Mayor McKortoff reported that BC has the highest number of per capita active cases of COVID-19 across Canada. She urged everyone to be diligent on how we conduct ourselves and to wear masks when we cannot socially distance.

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

Event date: 
Monday, 21 September, 2020
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