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Council Meeting Highlights for November 18, 2013

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  • Osoyoos Museum and Archives - Executive Director/Curator Ken Favrholdt and Mat Hassen, President of Osoyoos Museum Society, provided the 2013 Museum Progress Report. It was announced that Mr. Favrholdt will be stepping down at the end of the year and Council expressed their appreciation for his expertise and contribution to the current Museum and in planning for the move to the future location on Main Street.
  • Desert Live Music Festival - Representatives of the organizing committee attended to request the Town's support for the proposed live music festival to be held June 27 to July 4, 2014.  It was requested that the Town provides $50,000 in order to secure other funding and sponsorship for the first year of the event.  Live entertainment will take place at Gyro Beach during the day and in the evening.  Council will consider the request at the December 2nd meeting.
  • Sun Bowl Arena Concession - A request was made to replace the concession grill and for installation of signs prohibiting outside food or beverages when the concession is open.  Staff will meet with the sub-contractor to discuss options.
  • 89th Street Paving Budget Reallocation - Council approved reallocating funds from the Community Development fund, to a maximum of $44,000, toward completion of 89th Street paving project.
  • Reclaimed Water Booster Station Tender Award - Council approved awarding the tender for the construction of the reclaimed water booster station to Cumming Construction in the amount of $399,494.55.


  • Board of Variance Amendment Bylaw No. 1295.01 - Council adopted the bylaw for the text amendment to the Board of Variance Bylaw.


  • Sun Bowl Arena Management Agreement - The Arena Management Agreement with the RDOS was renewed with further automatic renewal every five years, subject to terms and conditions reviews.
  • Multi-materials BC Contracts - Council approved entering into the Multi-materials BC (MMBC) contracts for curbside collection of recyclable products.
  • Kiwanis Club of Osoyoos - Share the Christmas Spirit Campaign - Council supported Town participation in the annual campaign to sponsor a family at Christmas.

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 November, 2013
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