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Fire Hall Construction

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Agreement Signing for Construction held on November 23, 2015
The Town of Osoyoos sign the agreement for construction of the new Fire Hall on Monday, November 23, 2015. Seated from left are Barry Romanko, CAO; Matt Kenyon, General Manager of Greyback Construction; and Sue McKortoff, Mayor. Standing is Rick Jones, Fire Chief.
Photo by Richard McGuire copyright Osoyoos Times

Ground Breaking Ceremony held on November 2, 2015
Town Council, Town Staff, Firefighters and representatives of the Osoyoos Indian Band and Osoyoos Rural Fire Protection Society turned out for the event.
Photo by Richard McGuire copyright Osoyoos Times

TENDER Results for Volunteer Fire Hall
Posted September 11, 2015
TENDER New Volunteer Fire Hall Deadline September 9
Posted August 12, 2015
2014 Election Results
Posted November 17, 2015
Fire Hall Open House on November 1 and 8
Posted October 27, 2014
What's Included in the new Fire Hall? (Brochure)
Posted October 24, 2014
What the Proposed Fire Hall Delivers to the Community - A Department Perspective
Posted October 17, 2014
Fire Hall 102 - FAQ's
Posted September 22, 2014
Special Notice - Fire Hall Clarification of Information
Posted September 19, 2014
Fire Hall 101 - FAQ's
Posted September 17, 2014
Fact Fiction Fire - Before you make up your mind on a new Fire Hall, get all the Facts.
Posted September 10, 2014
Report on Fire Hall APP Number of Eligible Electors
Posted September 2, 2014
Facility tour, open house provides Osoyoos residents with clearer picture of Fire Hall project
Posted August 29, 2014
Why Osoyoos needs a new Fire Hall
Posted August 27, 2014
Don’t say No to new Fire Hall, Osoyoos Fire Chief urges voters 
Posted August 27, 2014
Public Notice - Alternative Approval Process for New Fire Hall 
Posted August 26, 2014
New Fire Hall Construction Public Info Session
Posted August 22, 2014

In 2007, a study was conducted of Town facilities.  It was determined at that time that consideration should be given to relocating the fire department to a more suitable site where a new fire hall could be constructed to meet the growing needs of the Town of Osoyoos, Osoyoos Rural Protection District and the Osoyoos Indian Band.
Click Here to View the 2007 Town of Osoyoos Fire Hall Study 

KMBR Architects Planners Inc. was commissioned by the Town of Osoyoos to produce a Pre-Design and Needs Assessment Study for a new fire hall for the Osoyoos Volunteer Fire Department. The purpose of this study was to define the scope, schedule and budget for a reconstruction project to replace the existing and aging fire hall.

The cost of the New Fire Hall construction is $6,619,800, which includes a 10% contingency allowance, with funding coming from the Osoyoos Rural Fire Protection District $250,000 and UBCM Gas Tax Grant $407,143 and the balance of $5,962,657 through long term borrowing. The debt payments will be shared between the Town of Osoyoos, Osoyoos Rural Fire Protection District and Osoyoos Indian Band.

The proposed site for the new fire hall is located on 74th Avenue near the intersection with Highway 97.


  • Rick Jones, Fire Chief, Osoyoos Volunteer Fire Department
  • Bill Roque, Deputy Fire Chief, Osoyoos Volunteer Fire Department
  • Blake Ogilvy, Lieutenant, Osoyoos Volunteer Fire Department
  • Barry Romanko, CLGM, CAO, Town of Osoyoos
  • Alain Cunningham, Ph.D., MCIP, Director of Planning and Development, Town of Osoyoos
  • Neil Pagett, Building Inspector, Town of Osoyoos


At the October 21, 2013 regular open meeting, Council made the following motion:
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MOTION IC 49/13 Moved by Councillor Ryan and seconded by Councillor McKortoff and resolved that Council confirms that voter assent on construction of the fire hall building be sought through a referendum process to be scheduled for 2014, following the May long weekend and no later than June 30th.”

At the July 7, 2014 regular open meeting, Council made the following motions:
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Fire Hall Final Design
MOTION 255/14 Moved by Councillor Rhodes and seconded by Councillor Ryan and resolved that Council endorses the Fire Hall Final Design as the basis for a borrowing bylaw and providing public information.
Osoyoos Indian Band Fire Hall Agreement 
MOTION 256/14 Moved by Councillor McKortoff and seconded by Councillor Plante and resolved that Council approve the Fire Hall Contribution Agreement with the Osoyoos Indian Band and directs the Town’s signatories to sign the agreement on behalf of the Town.

Osoyoos Fire Hall Construction Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 1306, 2014 
MOTION 257/14 Moved by Councillor Rhodes and seconded by Councillor McKortoff and resolved that Osoyoos Fire Hall Construction Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 1306, 2014 be read a first, second and third time and that it be forwarded to the Inspector of Municipalities for approval.

Osoyoos Fire Hall Elector Assent
MOTION 258/14 Moved by Councillor Rhodes and seconded by Councillor Plante and resolved that Council rescind Motion IC/49/13 and that staff action the Alternative Approval Process for public assent of the fire hall borrowing once the provincial review of the borrowing bylaw has been completed.

Public information sessions and updates will be held to ensure that the public is able to make an informed decision on the borrowing bylaw.

While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this data, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the Town of Osoyoos.   Town of Osoyoos
Box 3010, 8707 Main Street
Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0
(TF) 1.888.495.6515
(T) 250.495.6515
(F) 250.495.2400


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and future residents of Osoyoos, in a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable manner.

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