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Council Meeting Highlights for November 18, 2019

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Council Meeting Highlights for November 18, 2019

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Regular Open

  • Council approved the Osoyoos and District Arts Council 5 year lease of the building located at 8713 Main Street and authorized the Town’s signatories to sign the lease.
  • Brianne Hillson, Chief Election Officer, presented the 2019 Water Councillor By-Election report to Council. Voter turnout was approximately 8.5%. On November 5th Robert Appleby was declared elected for the remaining three years of the term. This was this first election by voting for Water Councillor since 2002 as all previous Water Councillors have been elected by acclamation.


  • Councillor King attended the Open House at the Osoyoos Museum.
  • Councillor King met with Gerald Davis, Director of Community Services, and representatives of the Osoyoos Traditional Archery School to look at improvements to their facility.
  • Councillor King attended the Age Friendly and Accessibility Committee meeting.
  • Councillor Bennett attended the School District #53 meetings.
  • Councillor Bennett attended the grand opening of the Maple Leaf Greenery store at 8322 Main Street.
  • Councillor Bennett toured the new Home Building Centre on 12 Empire Street.
  • Councillor Rhodes shared his excitement with seeing the work being done on the Cottonwood Park retaining wall.
  • Councillor Rhodes attended the RDOS Business Plan Workshop.
  • Councillor Rhodes attended the RDOS Budget meeting.
  • Mayor McKortoff and Councillors King and Rhodes attended the Remembrance Day ceremonies and thanked all the people who put the event on, especially the Legion, and those who attended.
  • Mayor McKortoff thanked Town staff for getting ready for Christmas Light Up.
  • Mayor McKortoff encouraged everyone to attend the Christmas Light Up on November 29th and noted that there are many different events happening that weekend:
    • Santa’s Night Out, the Osoyoos Secondary School graduation fundraiser, will be taking place on November 29th at the Sonora Centre.
    • Breakfast with Santa, put on by the Osoyoos Childcare Centre and Osoyoos Festival Society, will be taking place at Campo Marina on November 30th.
    • The Kiwanis Craft Fair will be hosted at the Legion on November 30th.
  • Mayor McKortoff also noted that the Toys to Tots to Teens Breakfast at Smitty’s will be held on December 6th from 7 am to 10 am.

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, 18 November, 2019
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