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Council Meeting Highlights for October 2, 2017

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Council Meeting Highlights for October 2, 2017

Click on button to watch the video of the Regular Open Meeting, the Public Hearing and Special Open Meeting.
Regular Open Meeting     Public Hearing       Special Open Meeting


  • BC Mayors’ Caucus 2018- Council has directed administration to express interest in hosting the BC Mayors’ Caucus 2018 and to seek out facilities and requirements to put on the event.


  • Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw No. 1334, 207 was read for a first, second and third time.  Council updated their permissive tax exemption bylaw, which is to be adopted no later than October 31st each year.  This tax exemption bylaw would take effect for the 2018 tax year.   This permissive tax exemption bylaw has had one change to remove Osoyoos Lake Lions Club as the club is no longer in operation.


  • Council has directed staff to keep the Marina, Goodman Park and Town Hall washrooms open and maintained in the winter season of 2017-2018.
  • Council approved the Town leasing the building located at 8701 Main Street to Desert Counselling and Resource Centre for a year to year term beginning January 1, 2018, for a maximum of 3 years for a lease rate of $800 plus utilities to be billed through the Town, and with Desert Sun being responsible for the janitorial services, and that required advertising takes place.
  • CAO Romanko stated that any emails or correspondence directed to Council after a public hearing will be directed to staff who will review the information provided to see if another public hearing is required.


  • Councillor King attended the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) in Vancouver and attended meetings with various ministries.
  • Councillor King attended Municipal Association Insurance AGM.  The Town received a plaque for being a charter member.
  • Councillor Youngberg attended the UBCM in Vancouver.
  • Councillor Rhodes sending out thoughts to the City of Edmonton and Las Vegas and to all those who have been affected.
  • Mayor McKortoff attended the UBCM in Vancouver.

A Public Hearing was held on October 2nd, 2017.  The purpose of this meeting is to seek public input on Zoning Bylaw Amendment No. 1085.104, 2017, which received first and second readings on September 5, 2017.  The proposed amendment to Zoning Bylaw No. 1085 is the addition of “Indoor Recreation Commercial” as a permitted use in the C1 -  Downtown Commercial zone.  This amendment was initiated after the Town received an enquiry from a business operator interested in establishing a simulated/virtual sports-related business within the C1 zone.
A Special Open Meeting was held on October 2nd, 2017.  Zoning Bylaw Amendment No. 1085.104, 2017 was read a third time.  This proposed amendment to Zoning Bylaw No. 1085 is the addition of “Indoor Recreation Commercial” as a permitted use in the C1 -  Downtown Commercial zone. 
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, 02 October, 2017
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