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Council Meeting Highlights December 18, 2017

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Council Meeting Highlights December 18, 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


  • Council directed staff to contact the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to request that signage be erected on either side of the bridge stating that jumping is prohibited.  It is a dangerous act and an offence under the Trespassing Act.


  • Cemetery Bylaw No. 1337, 2017 was read three times.  A new 40 Unit Columbarium was installed in the Town’s cemetery this fall and Bylaw 1337 is being brought forward for Council’s consideration to add in fees and charges for the utilization of the Columbarium.
  • Revenue Anticipation Borrowing Bylaw No. 1338, 2017 was read three times. This is for renewal of the line of credit with the Bank of Montreal.


  • Council received the Council Remuneration & Expense Paid report for the period of December 1, 2016 to November 30, 2017. Section 168 of the Community Charter states that at least once a year, a Council must have prepared a report separately listing the total amount of remuneration paid, expense payments and any benefits for each Council member by name.
  • Council awarded the Contract No. 2 – Aerated Cell #3 Liner Removal to Nathan Ondrus Construction Ltd. For $45,600.00 (not including GST).  The liner in aerated Cell #3 has been in service for 39 years which is significantly beyond the anticipated 25 year service life.  Operational Services department has hired a contractor to de-water and de-sludge aerated Cell #3 at the Osoyoos Sewer Lagoons.  The next phase of this rehabilitation project is the removal of 17,400 m2 of HDPE liner from Cell #3 and its transport to the Osoyoos Sanitary Landfill.
  • Council is allowing the owners of 1511 89th Street to connect to the N.W. Sanitary Sewer Service for a fee of $23,790 (plus inspection fee).


  • Councillor Youngberg Congratulated Christine Jurgenson who will be inducted into the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame.
  • Councillor Rhodes wished everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
  • Councillor Campol is excited about the Indoor Aquatic Feasibility Study and how the different partners are working together to make this project happen.
  • Mayor McKortoff attended the Okanagan Wibit Open House that was at the Sonora Community Centre.
  • Mayor McKortoff attended a meeting at South Okanagan General Hospital regarding Mental Health Issues.
  • Mayor McKortoff attended the Resort Municipality meeting in Vancouver.

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 9:00AM 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, 18 December, 2017
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