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Council Meeting Highlights for July 20, 2015

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Council Meeting Highlights for July 20, 2015​

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

Committee of the Whole  Regular Open


  • Water restrictions update - Administration to bring forward a report relating to implementing domestic water restrictions in Irrigation Districts 8 and 9 to the August 17, 2015 meeting, and request that both Water Councillors be present for discussion.


  • Community Event – Tribute Day to Mexican Workers – Local businessman Jamie Elder will be hosting an event on Sunday, August 30 as a tribute to the Mexican workers in our community.
  • Bylaw Enforcement Tender was awarded to Deleau Enforcement Services for the period of July 16, 2015 to December 31, 2015.
  • Public Washroom Caretaker Contract - Council approved Evergreen Building Maintenance be awarded the Contract for Gyro Beach and Cottonwood from July 16 to December 31, 2015 and for all other washrooms from July 16 to October 15, 2015
  • Water Conservation Exemption Request – Home Hardware - Council approved the use of misting devices through issuing of a permit, for use by commercial businesses between the hours of 12:00 pm and 9:00 pm.
  • Council approved the Lease Amendment Agreement to amend the existing lease between the Town and RDOS and Home Builders until December 31, 2019.
  • Council approved the Mutual Release and Termination Agreement which terminates the previous lease agreement between the RDOS and the Osoyoos Museum Society.
  • UBCM Ministerial Meetings - Council approved the following meeting requests:

a.    Ministry of Transport (MOT) enforcement of signage on highway right of way between Oliver and Osoyoos. Additional items may be brought forward based on administrative meeting with MOT representatives at the end of July.

b.    Resort Municipality funding and program direction.

c.    The future of provincial involvement in development of a national park in the area.

d.    Issues related to provincial funding of victim services.

e.    The use of internet voting in the 2018 provincial election.

f.     Prepare for discussion with the Premier on the National Park issue.


  • Mayor participated in the Oliver parade;
  • Also, noted the recent serious accidents.  Thanked Town staff, Fire Department, RCMP and Argo Road Maintenance and AG Foods for dealing with local incidents in a smooth and efficient manner.

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, 20 July, 2015
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