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Town of Osoyoos Strategic Planning Session held December 4/5

December 10, 2018
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Town Council and Management spent the evening of December 4 and the day of December 5 under the guidance of consultant Gordon McIntosh reaffirming short term priorities and establishing medium and strategic direction for this Council and the work of the Administration.
The session included discussions on emerging trends and evolving roles of local governments at a provincial and national level. Municipal trends and roles information was then applied to the local governance environment.
Results of these meetings will be included in the 5 year capital plans, 4 year Business plan and the annual budget. Each of these guiding documents are reviewed annually to ensure relevance to the emerging community priorities.
Following are highlighted short and long term priorities that are being considered for implementation within an overall philosophy of public communication, community collaboration and viewed through a perspective of age friendly and accessibility factors.

Infrastructure Goal
To provide municipal utility infrastructure that meets regulatory standards and meets the current and emerging needs of the community.
Project priorities:

  1. Continue with process related to replacing the main sewer lift station
  2. Review water source and delivery options to meet regulatory standards and guide future investments

Economy Development
To support local business development and tourism development.
Project priorities:

  1. Complete a stakeholder assisted Resort Municipality Strategy 2019-20121
  2. Develop a clear position on municipal investment in airport infrastructure

Community Development
To support community growth and development in an orderly manner and based on business case information.
Project priorities:

  1. Complete a new Official Community Plan and update related Zoning Regulations
  2. Complete a new housing needs assessment and determine municipal role in service delivery
  3. Review options related to the replacement of town hall
  4. Continue to explore options to develop an aquatic center
  5. Review Medical Service Building Feasibility Study and determine municipal role in development
  6. Complete a business case for boundary expansion
  7. Priority development and incremental implementation of the Town Center Renewal Plan
  8. Complete a building assessment for the Sun Bowl Arena
  9. Continued advocacy for local health and education services

Environmental Sustainability
To ensure that Osoyoos develops and sustains an attractive, healthy and ecologically sound natural and built environment while providing a climate for community and economic growth.

  1. Continued advocacy for increase protection of Osoyoos Lake from Zebra and Quagga Mussels through the development of 24 hour a day boat monitoring at key locations.
  2. Seeking out the opportunities to determine the overall quality of water in Osoyoos Lake.

Council identified other priority actions to be included in the 4 Year Business Plan and the 2019 annual budget.
For additional information please contact:

Barry Romanko
Chief Administrative Officer
Sue McKortoff
Event date: 
Monday, 10 December, 2018
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Box 3010, 8707 Main Street
Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0
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Mission Statement
To provide quality community services and facilities, which meet the needs of the current
and future residents of Osoyoos, in a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable manner.

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