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Council Meeting Highlights for March 04, 2019

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Council Meeting Highlights for March 04, 2019

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Committee of the Whole Regular Open Meeting


  • Leah Schulting Executive Director and James Weldon, Development Consultant from the Canadian Mental Health Association provided Council with a presentation on affordable housing development for seniors and families.
  • Kim English, Community Development Officer for Community Foundations provided Council with a presentation.
  • John Kurvink, Finance Manager of Regional District Okanagan Similkameen (RDOS) presented Council with the 2019 RDOS Budget.


  • Council directed staff to make changes to the Park Naming Policy and bring back an application form as a schedule to the policy and bring back to the next Committee of the Whole meeting.
  • Cactus Jalopies provided Council with a promotional video. To view the video:

Water Matters


  • Council directed the Mayor to contact MLA Larson’s office and inform her of Councils decision to not support her request for a letter supporting a referendum on the National Park Reserve in the Okanagan-Similkameen.


  • Delegation of Authority Bylaw No. 1292, 2019 was adopted.  This Bylaw delegates the authority to make expenditures of budgeted funds up to $150,000 and other administrative decisions.
  • Loan authorization Bylaw No. 1347, 2018 was adopted.  This Loan authorization Bylaw is to allow the Town of Osoyoos to borrow funds to secure financing for the Main Lift Station Reconstruction project.
  • Waste Management Services and Regulations amendment Bylaw No. 1309.05, 2019 was read three times.  This Bylaw was established to set regulations for services to collect and dispose of solid waste and recyclable materials within the Town of Osoyoos, and for materials accepted at the Osoyoos Sanitary landfill.
  • 5 Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 1349, 2019 was read three times.  A number of budget meetings were held to discuss the 2019-2023 budget including a public consultation on January 30th, 2019.  The 5 Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 1349, 2019, is now being presented for Council consideration. Council directed staff to allow for the public to provide input into the financial plan on March 18, 2019, prior to Council consideration of adoption. 


  • Council awarded the contract for Intersection Improvements at Jasmine Drive/32nd Avenue and Highway No. 3/70th Avenue to Mike Johnson Excavating Ltd. for $301,244.00 (GST not included).
  • Council appointed Mayor McKortoff and Councillor King to the Oliver Community Safety and Crime Prevention Committee.  The committee objectives are focusing on exploring current and emerging issues in relation to public safety within the Town of Oliver and regional partner areas and to address such matters as Police Services, Bylaw Enforcement, Fire Rescue Services, Emergency Preparedness Management, Ambulance Service Levels, Correctional and Prison Services.
  • Council approved the new CAO Job Description.  The existing CAO job description is not contemporary to the methodologies and content that describe the function of the CAO. 
  • Council passed a resolution supporting the contents of the Administrative Fees and Charges Bylaw No. 1337 and the $.50/page charge for this and future requests for photocopying the budget book during the term of this Council.


  • Councillor Rhodes congratulated CAO Romanko on the announcement of his retirement in August.
  • Councillor Bennett attended the Municipal Insurance Association meetings in Vancouver and has been appointed to the Board of Directors.
  • Councillor Harvey attended the Okanagan Regional Library orientation meeting.
  • Mayor McKortoff and Councillors attended the CAO recruitment meeting.
  • Mayor McKortoff congratulated Councillor Bennett for his appointment to the Municipal Insurance Association Board of Directors.
  • Mayor McKortoff and Councillors attended a meeting with the Town of Oliver.

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

Event date: 
Monday, 04 March, 2019
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