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Council Meeting Highlights for March 16, 2020

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Council Meeting Highlights for March 16, 2020

Click on button to watch the video of the Committee of the Whole, Regular Open, and Public Hearing meetings.

Committee of the Whole (No video) Regular Open       Public Hearings
                                                                                  (Video starts at Water Matters Item #2)

  • Committee of the Whole considered the 2020 Community Services Grant applications which were forwarded to the Regular Open meeting for Council’s consideration.




  • CAO Chabot announced that Council has made the decision to close some community facilities due to COVID-19. The Sonora Community Centre and Desert Park building was closed effective March 17, 2020 while the Sun Bowl Arena was shut down immediately.
  • Councillors King and Bennett attended the Town of Osoyoos Grant-in-Aid committee meeting.
  • Councillor King attended the Accessibility and Age Friendly Advisory meeting.
  • Councillor Bennett attended the Destination Osoyoos board retreat.
  • Councillor Harvey attended an onsite Dog Park committee meeting.
  • Mayor McKortoff encourage everyone to practice social distancing, proper hand washing and other precautions as promoted by public health officials.
  • Mayor McKortoff stated that the Town will continue to monitor the issue of COVID-19 and will work with local authorities as the situation continues to evolve.

There were two public hearings held:

  1. A Public Hearing was held in the Council Chambers on March 16, 2020 at 4:00 pm for Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1230.27, 2020 and Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.131, 2020. If adopted these amendments would allow for the use of the subject property at 2 Braeburn Place to be contiguous with the neighbouring properties. Video of the hearing can be viewed here.
  2. A Public Hearing was held in Council Chambers, immediately following the above meeting, for Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.129, 2020. If adopted, this bylaw would allow for a residential unit, to be used for employee housing, to be located within the existing commercial building. This Bylaw is site specific; the use will apply only to the Casa del Milo Oro property. Video of the hearing can be viewed here, beginning at the 14 minute, 35 second mark.   

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 9:00 am 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, 16 March, 2020
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