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Council Meeting Highlights March 6, 2017
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Committee of the Whole Regular Open Meetings
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
- Cameron Baughen, RDOS Solid Waste Management Coordinator, made a presentation on Curbside Collection. Mr. Baughen discussed the options for curbside waste and recycling for the Town of Osoyoos. Contracts for curbside collection for the Town of Osoyoos and surrounding area expires in 2018.
REGULAR OPEN MEETING
- Business Licence Amendment Bylaw No. 1045.33, 2017 was adopted. This bylaw is to update the Business Licence Bylaw to include fees for the use of municipal parking stalls under the Stationary Downtown Street Vendor category.
- Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1230.19, 2017 (Regional context Statement Update) was read for a Third time. On January 5, 2017, RDOS Regional Board approved an amended version of the South Okanagan Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) which, in turn, requires Osoyoos to amend the Regional Context Statement (RCS) in our Official Community Plan (OCP) showing how it supports the RGS.
- Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw 1230.16, 2016 / Zoning Amendment Bylaw 1085.96, 2016 / Zoning Amendment Bylaw 1085.101, 2016 – second reading given to Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.96 on October 17, 2016 was rescinded and the Bylaw was read a second time as amended. This Bylaw will proceed to a second Public Hearing on March 20, 2017 at 4:30PM at the Sonora Community Centre. This is the Application for Comprehensive Development of 4217 Lakeshore Drive. The OCP and Zoning bylaw amendments are to enable comprehensive development of the property for mixed housing along with a small amount of commercial space.
- Town of Osoyoos Municipal Rural District Tax Bylaw No. 1327, 2017 was read for a first, second and third time. The MRDT is an up to three percent tax applied to sales of short-term accommodation provided in participating areas of British Columbia on behalf of municipalities, regional districts and eligible entities.
- BC Transit – Memorandum of Understanding, Council approved the Memorandum of Understanding for the implementation of the Regional of the South Okanagan Transit fees and the implementation of one regional Rider’s Guide.
- Community Services – Sports Funding, Council approved awarding $500 each to both the South Okanagan Minor Hockey Association (SOMHA) Peewee Rep and Midget Rep teams who have qualified for provincial tournaments and $250 For Brody McLean to travel to the World BMX Championships.
- Osoyoos Child Care Facility, Council will delay decision on support of this project until after council has reviewed the total Town budget as to the impacts on the budget of the additional Policing Costs. Council also moved to move this project into the Grant in Aid program and requests that the applicant clarify priority project funding.
- Purchasing 2 Ton-Multi Purpose Truck, the decision of the expenditure for the 2 Ton-Multi Purpose Truck will be delayed for up to 60 days.
- Water Distribution System Extension and Looping Lakeshore Drive project, the decision on the award be delayed up to 60 days.
- Councillor Youngberg expressed concern that some of the decisions today may not be popular but hopes the public will understand council’s position.
- Councillor King congratulated the two hockey teams for making the provincials.
- Councillor King wished The Osoyoos Coyotes good luck in the next round.
- Councillor Campol congratulated Brody McLean for making the BMX Championship.
- Councillor Campol congratulated the Pee Wee and Midgets for heading to provincials.
- Councillor Campol attended Bridges- collaborative issue with Okanagan Nation Alliance.
- Mayor McKortoff attended the Kiwanis Craft Fair at the Legion.
- Mayor McKortoff attended the RDOS Board meeting- There was a lot of talk about Waste Management.
- Mayor McKortoff was in Oroville, WA- Water Quality Issues were discussed.
- Mayor McKortoff attended Snowbird breakfasts – was invited to Saskatchewan and Manitoba breakfasts.
- Mayor McKortoff attended the School District 53 meeting where budget was discussed and a letter from Town of Osoyoos on their protocol agreements were discussed.
- Mayor McKortoff attended a meeting at the Fire Hall with Osoyoos Indian Band (OIB).
- Mayor McKortoff attended a meeting with South Okanagan Community Coalition on Health.
Copies of reports are available within the Council Agenda packages located on the Town’s website www.osoyoos.ca.
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.
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