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  • 30 August 2019
    2019 Summer Leisure Guide is NOW available online! Cactus Kids Day Camp Program Information Find out what’s happening this Winter at the Sonora Community Centre! Jammed packed with activities for children and adults, the 2019 Summer Leisure Guide is now available online - see below. Hard copies of the 2019 Summer Leisure Guide is available for pick up at the Sonora Community Centre and Town Hall.  Registration starts June 19, 2019 at 8:30am. Online registration opens June 19, 2019.  All programs are open to community members and visitors.  Sonora Community Centre 8505 68th Avenue Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.4623 (F)  250.495.2400 (E) recreation@osoyoos.ca Online Registration starts Wednesday June 19
  • 16 August 2019
    SURVEY Emergency Preparedness and Evacuation Route Due August 16 Click Here for Printable Version | Public Open House Evacuation Route Plan held June 25 The Town of Osoyoos in partnership with Frontline Operations Group is developing an Evacuation Route Plan for the Town. The Town of Osoyoos in conjunction with other agencies and organizations will be working together in collaboration to develop a comprehensive and inclusive strategy to evacuate the town in the event of an emergency or disaster. Please complete the online SURVEY below by August 16, 2019. If you have questions please contact: Janette Van Vianen Director of Corporate Services 250.495.6515 jvv@osoyoos.ca 
  • 14 August 2019
    "Family Splash Day" on July 17 and August 14 at Osoyoos Splash Park Come on down to the Osoyoos Splash Park for an afternoon of Family Fun! Hot dogs, treats and the RDOS Physical Activity Trailer will all be part of the event! What better way to spend a Wednesday night than with the family? Wednesday, July 17, 2019 and Wednesday, August 14, 2019  4:30pm - 6:30pm Osoyoos Splash Park  Jack Shaw Gardens 89th Street & Kingfisher Drive, Osoyoos, BC This is a FREE event and we encourage all families big or small to come and enjoy! Hot Dogs generously provided by AG Foods.   Sonora Community Centre (T)  250.495.6562 (E)  recreation@osoyoos.ca
  • 7 August 2019
    RFP Direct Digital Controls SCC Deadline August 7 The Town of Osoyoos invites Request for Proposals (RFP) for the supply and installation of a Direct Digital Control (“DDC”) system at the Sonora Community Centre. A detailed package of the RFP can be viewed by clicking on the link below.  Paper copies will not be provided at Town Hall. Proposals will be opened at 2:00 pm local time, August 7, 2019 at the Town Office located 8707 Main Street.  Proposals received after 2:00 pm local time on August 7, 2019 will be returned unopened.  The Town is under no obligation to accept the lowest or any proposal and may accept the proposal which the Town considers most advantageous to itself. CLICK HERE to view the proposal or BC Bid (www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca). Inquiries related to this project will only be accepted 7 days prior to proposal opening and should be directed to Gerald Davis.  Proposals must be delivered, sealed and clearly marked “Request for Proposal – Direct Digital Control System Sonora Community Center” to: Gerald Davis Director of Community Services Town of Osoyoos Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.4621 (E)  gdavis@osoyoos.ca
  • 5 August 2019
    Parkour Camps July 15-July 19 and August 5-August 9 If you’re looking for something fun, fast and new, come check out parkour! Join Michael Kleyn from Ethos Parkour and learn to move and flow with fast efficient movement through any space! Youth will learn to climb, jump, land, roll, flip, vault and trick with flair. Develop mental and physical strength, dynamic power, speed, balance, agility and confidence. Through this program, explore new possibilities while overcoming fear and facing obstacles. Classes are run in a controlled environment with safety pads and mats. Want to know more about Parkour? CLICK HERE Sonora Community Centre Gym Beginner/Intermediate Parkour Camp 1 5-8 years 10:00am-12:00pm Monday-Friday          July 15-July 19 (Cancelled) or August 5-August 9 $160.00 Beginner/Intermediate Parkour Camp 2 9-13 years 1:00pm-3:00pm Monday-Friday          July 15-July 19 (Cancelled) or August 5-August 9 $160.00 Register in person at the Sonora Community Centre 8505 68th Avenue For more information: (T)  250.495.6562 (E)  recreation@osoyoos.ca
  • 2 August 2019
    Employment Opportunity Relief Program Assistant Deadline August 2 The Town of Osoyoos is inviting applications for Relief Program Assistant in the Community Services Department. This is a CUPE position and the 2019 rate of pay is $17.83 - $20.98 per hour plus 17% in lieu of benefits. The position's hours of work are determined through shift scheduling and will include weekends and evening shifts. The successful applicant must have exceptional customer services skills, excellent computer skills, and must enjoy interacting with the public including children. The job description can be obtained by clicking here. Applications will be accepted until 4:30 PM, Friday, August 2, 2019.   Please submit applications online or to:   Janette Van Vianen, CMC Director of Corporate Services Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 (E) jvv@osoyoos.ca (F) 250.495.2400  
  • 29 July 2019
    iLearning Canada Science and Technology Camps July 29-August 2 Join iLearning Canada for a week of science experiments, robotics, video game design and drone programming!  Summer Science & Technology Camp 1 7 - 9 years Join us for a week of magic, science experiments and robotics! Kids will discover the art of magic and illusions, explore the wonderful world of science and dive into the basics of engineering using the WEDO 2.0 Kits. Participants will get to take home a cool science experiment and a magic trick every day as well! There will be breaks throughout the week for games. Participants will need to bring snacks, lunch and water. Sonora Community Centre Room 4/5 Monday-Friday    9:00am-3:00pm July 29-August 2               $200.00/5 session Summer Science & Technology Camp 2 10 - 14 years Plunge into a thrilling educational experience with science experiments and robotics! Participants will explore the mysteries of science, and dive into the basics of engineering. This camp will utilize LEGO’s EV3 Mindstorms Core and Extension kits. You and your partner will build the tank Bot. Built it and program it to crush everything in its path! Participants will get to take home a cool science experiment every day as well! There will be breaks throughout the week for games. Participants will need to bring snacks, lunch and water. Sonora Community Centre Room 4/5 Monday-Friday    9:00am-3:00pm July 29-August 2               $200.00/5 sessions 2D Game Design 8 - 11 years Take the battle of good vs evil to the next level! Using various programming techniques you will learn how to design, develop and program your own video game. Think of the endless possibilities! By the end of the program you will be able to take your own game home to continue working, share with friends or go even further and get published! Sonora Community Centre Room 4/5 Monday-Friday   3:30pm-6:30pm July 29-August 2               $100.00/5 sessions Please register in person at the Sonora Community Centre. Registration must be done no later than 12:00pm (noon) Friday July 19th. This program will be canceled if the minimum required number of participants is not met.    For more information contact the Sonora Community Centre (T)  250.495.6562 (E)  recreation@osoyoos.ca   
  • 26 July 2019
    Community Bus Advertising Opportunity Valid for 1 Year Advertisement space on the Community Bus is available for businesses and organizations to purchase. Advertisement space on the Community Bus is available for businesses and organizations to purchase. Requests are valid for one (1) year. Advertisers are responsible for the design and content of the sign to be placed which must be submitted to an approved sign company. Content will be subject to approval by the Town of Osoyoos. Cost includes placement of the sign onto the bus for one (1 year). Design and production fees are the responsibility of the purchaser. We have a limited number of areas and requests will be on a first come first served basis. Forms can be picked up at the Sonora Community Centre, Town Hall or click here. Recreational Services Fees and Charges Bylaw   Please submit forms and/or inquiries to: Sonora Community Centre 8505 68 Avenue Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6562 (E)  recreation@osoyoos.ca 
  • 26 July 2019
    Leisure Guide Advertisement Opportunity The Town of Osoyoos’ Community Services Department distributes approximately 800 copies of their Leisure Guide three (3) times per year. As part of the Recreational Services Fees and Charges Bylaw businesses and organizations may purchase advertising space in the Leisure Guide. Application forms are available online by clicking here or can be picked up at the Sonora Community Centre. Advertisement space is limited and will be dedicated on a first come, first serve basis. Ads for the 2019 Fall Leisure Guide MUST be submitted no later than Friday July 26, 2019. Advertisers are responsible for the design and content of the ad to be placed and all ad content will be subject to approval. Contact the undersigned for more details. Sarah Dynneson Program Supervisor Sonora Community Centre 8505 68 Avenue (T)   250.495.4623 (E)   sdynneson@osoyoos.ca
  • 19 July 2019
    Province is seeking public opinion on DAYLIGHT saving time by July 19 News Release Province of BC Monday, June 24, 2019 1:30 PM British Columbians are invited to share their views on how time should be observed in B.C. Most areas of B.C. “spring forward” into daylight saving time during summer months and “fall back” to standard time in the winter.  “As our neighbours in the western United States move toward permanent daylight saving time, it’s a good time to think about what will work best for British Columbia,” said Premier John Horgan. “I invite people to consider our options and take part in an online survey that will help us decide whether to leave things as they are or if it’s time to make a change.” The online survey will be available from June 24, 2019, to July 19, 2019, at the link below. The survey website has background information on the history of time observance in British Columbia and the impact of various options, such as changes to the timings of sunrise and sunset at different times of year. The survey takes approximately five minutes to complete.  In addition to the online survey, organizations and individuals are invited to provide written submissions about time observance, which affects many key B.C. industries, such as agriculture and transportation.  “I know many people will have strong preferences on this complex question, and this is an opportunity to express them and help government decide our next steps,” Premier Horgan said. “As we monitor what’s happening in other jurisdictions, I look forward to input from British Columbians on how to set our clocks throughout the year.” Learn more about daylight saving time and complete the survey here: https://engage.gov.bc.ca/daylightsavingtime/ Ministry of Attorney General  Government Communications and Public Engagement 778 678-1572 Jen Holmwood  Press Secretary Office of the Premier 250 818-4881
  • 17 July 2019
    "Family Splash Day" on July 17 and August 14 at Osoyoos Splash Park Come on down to the Osoyoos Splash Park for an afternoon of Family Fun! Hot dogs, treats and the RDOS Physical Activity Trailer will all be part of the event! What better way to spend a Wednesday night than with the family? Wednesday, July 17, 2019 and Wednesday, August 14, 2019  4:30pm - 6:30pm Osoyoos Splash Park  Jack Shaw Gardens 89th Street & Kingfisher Drive, Osoyoos, BC This is a FREE event and we encourage all families big or small to come and enjoy! Hot Dogs generously provided by AG Foods.   Sonora Community Centre (T)  250.495.6562 (E)  recreation@osoyoos.ca
  • 15 July 2019
    PUBLIC HEARING Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.122, 2019 on July 15 Public Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 4:00 pm in the Town of Osoyoos Council Chambers located at 8707 Main Street. Council will receive input on Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.122, 2019, which received first and second readings on June 17th  , 2019. Bylaw No. 1085.122,2019  - proposes to rezone from R7 High Density Residential  to R1 Single Family Residential, shown on the accompanying map, legally described as Lot 1,2,3, District Lot 2450s, SDYD, Plan KAP31946 (located at 6801, 6805, 6809 Nighthawk Dr). All persons will be given an opportunity to be heard and/or present written submissions on  the matter above. Written submissions can be mailed to the undersigned or emailed to info@osoyoos.ca (The Town will only guarantee that emails received to this address will form part of the Council Agenda). The entire content of all submissions will be made public and form a part of the public record for these matters. The deadline for written submissions is 12:00 pm (Noon) Friday, July 12, 2019. A copy of the proposed zoning bylaw amendment may be reviewed by clicking on the link below or at the Department of Planning and Development Services office, located at 8711 Main Street from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, excluding lunch hours from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm and excluding Saturdays and Sundays. Zoning Amendment Bylaw 1085.122, 2019 OCP Amendment Bylaw No. 1230.23, 2019 2019 06 17 REG RPT 1 Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.122, 2019 Gina MacKay, MCIP, RPP Director of Planning & Development Services Box 3010, 8711 Main Street Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 (T)    250.495.6191 (F)    250.495.2400 (E)   gmackay@osoyoos.ca
  • 15 July 2019
    PUBLIC HEARING Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.121, 2019 on July 15 Public Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 4:15 pm in the Town of Osoyoos Council Chambers located at 8707 Main Street. Council will receive input on Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.120, 2019, which received first and second readings on June 3rd , 2019. Bylaw No. 1085.121,2019  - proposes to rezone from M1 industrial to M1 site specific for a cannabis production facility, shown on the accompanying map, legally described as Lot 1, District Lot 2450s, SDYD, Plan KAP51007 (located at 11609 115th Street). All persons will be given an opportunity to be heard and/or present written submissions on  the matter above. Written submissions can be mailed to the undersigned or emailed to info@osoyoos.ca (The Town will only guarantee that emails received to this address will form part of the Council Agenda). The entire content of all submissions will be made public and form a part of the public record for these matters. The deadline for written submissions is 12:00 pm (Noon) Friday, July 12, 2019. A copy of the proposed zoning bylaw amendment may be reviewed by clicking on the link below or at the Department of Planning and Development Services office, located at 8711 Main Street from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, excluding lunch hours from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm and excluding Saturdays and Sundays. Zoning Amendment Bylaw 1085.121, 2019 2019 06 17 REG RPT 1 Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.121, 2019 Gina MacKay, MCIP, RPP Director of Planning & Development Services Box 3010, 8711 Main Street Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 (T)    250.495.6191 (F)    250.495.2400 (E)   gmackay@osoyoos.ca
  • 15 July 2019
    Next Town Council to be held on Monday July 15, 2019 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Monday July 15, 2019 at 9:00 AM for the Committee of the Whole meeting and at 2:00 PM for the Regular Open Meeting in Council Chambers, Town Hall, 8707 Main Street Council agendas are available online or at the Town Hall on the preceding Friday for each meeting.   Regular and Special Meetings Committee of the Whole Meetings Town of Osoyoos 250.495.6515 info@osoyoos.ca
  • 5 July 2019
    INFORMATION Water Quality for Beaches Monitoring Many local governments monitor their beaches for physical hazards and sources of contamination. Beach water samples are collected during the bathing season to monitor the quality of the water and compare the results with the "Guidelines for Recreational Quality". We recommend that beach operators have a Beach Safety Plan in place so they can respond quickly to extreme weather events and other problems. This an include posting warning signs if beach conditions are unsatisfactory. Read our Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Beach Advisories Swimming advisories are issued if it is identified that the water is not suitable for recreational use. Users are advised to refrain from activities in which a person’s whole body and face are frequently immersed in the water (i.e. swimming).   Beach closures are issued if it is identified that a beach or body of water poses a serious risk to the health and safety of recreational water users. Users are advised to avoid any contact with the beach and recreational water area (i.e. boating, paddling, playing in the wet sand) (Click on Result Icon to view.) Sampling Water samples are tested for E. coli bacteria as this bacteria is commonly found in feces of warm blooded animals (including humans) and consuming this bacteria may cause illness. The Town of Osoyoos submits beach water samples once a week to CARO Analytical Services (Kelowna).  The results from CARO Analytical Services are then forwarded to Interior Health. Helpful Links Interior Health Beach Advisory https://www.interiorhealth.ca/YourEnvironment/InspectionReports/Pages/WaterNotifications.aspx Interior Health Air Quality https://www.interiorhealth.ca/YourEnvironment/AirQuality/Pages/default.aspx Interior Health Emergency Information https://www.interiorhealth.ca/YourEnvironment/Emergency/Pages/default.aspx Contact Information  Town of Osoyoos Operational Services (P) 250.495.6213 (F) 250.495.2400 (E) pubworks@osoyoos.ca Interior Health Penticton Office (P) 250.770.5540 (F) 250.493.0041 (E) HP.Admin.Penticton@interiorhealth.ca 
  • 2 July 2019
    Council Meeting Highlights for July 2, 2019 Click on button to watch the video of the Committee of the Whole and Regular Open meetings.   Committee of the Whole Regular Open   COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING   Business Gina MacKay, Director of Planning and Development Services, presented a report to provide Council with general information regarding the proposed process for the Town’s comprehensive review of the Official Community Plan. REGULAR OPEN MEETING   Water Matters The Director of Corporate Services advised Council on the disqualification of Kuldeep Dhaliwal from the position of Water Councillor due to the absence from meetings without leave of Council.  Information on possible bi-election to follow at a future meeting. Council directed staff to send a letter to the RDOS asking them to consent to a service area for water district users under an extraterritorial service agreement. If the RDOS is in agreement, Council also directed staff to approach the Province with a request to amend OIC 1870 in order to eliminate Osoyoos’ need to continue with Water Councillors, instead permitting the Town to offer the Water District services through an extraterritorial agreement with the RDOS.  Bylaws Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.120, 2019 was read for a third time. If approved this amendment would allow for a site specific cannabis production facility to be located at 11201 115th Street. Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1230.21, 2018 and Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.108, 2018 were adopted. These amendments allow for the vacant parcels at 9110 and 9120 Main Street to be developed with a multi-family town home development.  Business Council directed CAO Romanko to enter the Town into an agreement with Tesla to install and maintain 8 supercharger and 4 universal electric vehicle charging stations at the corner of 87th St and 74th Ave. Council accepted the 2019-2021 Resort Development Strategy, which will be forwarded to the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture. Once the Ministry receives the Strategy RMI, funding can be received by the Town. Council supported the Town of Oliver making a grant application in the amount of $100,000 to the BC Rural Dividend Program Capacity Building category for the development of a Multi-Community Indoor Pool Feasibility Study. Council directed staff to set up meetings with the following ministers during the UBCM Convention based on the issues identified: Municipal Affairs – Impacts and future of Water Councillors in local utility governance and potential funding for a district municipality study. Health – Availability of mental health services and South Okanagan General Hospital emergency operations (with the Town of Oliver). Solicitor General and Public Safety – Additional funding for Victim Services, the revolving door of repeat offenders causing petty crimes, and a joint drug enforcement officer between Oliver and Osoyoos (with Town of Oliver). Transportation – Additional funding for transit to enable connectivity. Forestry, Lands, and Natural Resources – Regulation relating to milfoil harvest in Okanagan Valley and specifically Osoyoos Lake. Education – Ensure that rural education funding is maintained. Reports Councillors King, Rhodes, and Bennett attended the announcement of additional spaces being created for the Osoyoos Childcare Expansion. Councillors King, Rhodes, and Bennett attended the announcement of the new bike trail connecting Cottonwood Drive and Lakeshore Drive. Councillor King indicated that the Accessibility and Age Friendly Advisory Committee is looking at the possibility of installing a fishing dock for those with accessibility challenges. Councillors King and Bennett attended the Osoyoos Secondary School graduation ceremony. Councillor Bennett attended the Destination Osoyoos board meeting on June 18th. Councillor Bennett attended the Primary Care Network meeting on June 20th. Councillor Bennett attended the meeting with Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations about trails at Vaseux Lake. Councillor Bennett attended the School District #53 meeting. Councillor Bennett attended the South Okanagan General Hospital HEAT alert meeting. Councillor Bennett attended the 71st Cherry Fiesta celebrations. Councillor Rhodes attended the last day of school celebrations at Osoyoos Elementary. Mayor McKortoff and Councillors King and Rhodes attended the ribbon cutting ceremony at Osoyoos Elementary School for the Natural Playground. Mayor McKortoff and Councillor King thanked the Osoyoos Festival Society for all of their hard work for the 71st Cherry Fiesta. Mayor McKortoff thanked the RCMP and Bylaw Enforcement for their hard work during the Cherry Fiesta. Mayor McKortoff noted that Music in the Park broke their attendance record on June 28th and encouraged everyone to come out and enjoy the music this summer. Mayor McKortoff thanked the volunteers in the community that help out with all the events in Town. Mayor McKortoff thanked CAO Romanko and the Public Works crew for helping out with the Cherry Fiesta. Mayor McKortoff thanked Frank Zandvliet for his outstanding fireworks display, which are the best in Canada. Mayor McKortoff and Councillor King attended the announcement at Spirit Ridge concerning the National Park Reserve.   Copies of reports are available within the Council Agenda packages located on the Town’s website www.osoyoos.ca.   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.
  • 2 July 2019
    2019 Property Tax Payments are Due on Tuesday, July 2 Click here for more information on how to pay your property taxes. 2019 Property Tax Due Date TUESDAY, July 2, 2019 Property Tax Notices will be mailed the end of May 2019 and payments are to be received by Tuesday, July 2, 2019 @ 4:30 pm. Property Tax Information Brochure  Town of Osoyoos Tax Calculations   Unpaid 2019 taxes (including unclaimed Home Owner Grants) are subject to a 10% late payment penalty. This 10% penalty will be applied to current outstanding taxes after 4:30 pm on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. For more information or questions please contact: Tammy Derbyshire Accounting Clerk (T)  250.495.4612 (E)  tderbyshire@osoyoos.ca  Kahlua Gordin Senior Accounting Clerk (T)  250.495.4614 (E)  kgordin@osoyoos.ca 
  • 24 June 2019
    Notice of Disposition of Land 17 Park Place Lawn Bowling Club Pursuant to Section 24 and 26 of the Community Charter and in accordance with Section 94, notice is hereby given that the Town of Osoyoos intends to lease a portion of lands located at 17 Park Place and legally described as Part of Block 530, Plan 2450 Except Plan A1011 District Lot 2450"S" Similkameen Division Yale District, Plan 1949 (shown outlined in red to the right) to the Osoyoos Lawn Bowling Club for a term of 5 years for a fee of $1.00 per year (less than market value). Please direct any inquiries to: Janette Van Vianen, CMC Director of Corporate Services Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0 (T) 250.495.6515 (E) info@osoyoos.ca
  • 20 June 2019
    Okanagan Water Supply Conditions OBWB Drought Bulletins Bulletin 2 June 20, 2019 Warm and dry conditions have prompted the Province of B.C. to announce a Level 3 drought for much of B.C., including the Okanagan region. For more information, please click here to view the OBWB Drought Bulletin #2. Bulletin 1 June 11, 2019 Based on snowpack conditions, timing of snowmelt, and forecasted summer conditions, the B.C. Government has elevated the Okanagan to a Level 2 drought rating. For more information, please click here to view the OBWB Drought Bulletin #1. Kellie Garcia Policy and Planning Specialist Okanagan Basin Water Board Phone: (250) 469-6321 Email: kellie.garcia@obwb.ca Website: www.obwb.ca
  • 17 June 2019
    PRESS RELEASE Allan Chabot Selected as Osoyoos CAO  For Immediate Release June 17, 2019 The Town of Osoyoos is pleased to announce Allan Chabot has been hired as the new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). Chabot, who has worked in local government for more than 30 years takes over as the town’s CAO July 29, 2019.   “Osoyoos is a beautiful community with so much potential” says Chabot, who has served as Revelstoke’s CAO since 2015. “I’m excited to work with the mayor and council to help Osoyoos achieve its strategic goals.”   Osoyoos Mayor Sue McKortoff says Chabot was selected as part of a national hiring competition and brings a wealth of experience to the job, including experience in a resort municipality. “Allan’s background is an excellent fit for Osoyoos,” says McKortoff. “He understands the impacts and benefits of tourism on small communities like ours.”   Chabot was born and raised in Invermere, BC where he was elected to town council at the age of 23. After serving as councillor and mayor, Chabot began working in local government with stops in Prince George, Golden, Fernie and Merritt.   Chabot will take over from Barry Romanko, who announced his retirement earlier this year after more than ten years on the job. Romanko and Chabot will work together during the transition period to provide continuity in town operations.   -30- For additional information please contact: Barry Romanko Chief Administrative Officer 250.495.6515 bromanko@osoyoos.ca Sue McKortoff Mayor 250.498.1857 smckortoff@osoyoos.ca Background Information Selected as part of a national hiring competition  More than 30 years of experience working in local government Has experience managing resort municipalities and understands the impacts and benefits of tourism on small communities like Osoyoos Revelstoke CAO since 2015 Takes over from Barry Romanko July 29 Also worked in Prince George, Golden, Fernie and Merritt Corporate Officer in Golden City Clerk in Prince George for more than 6 years Elected to Invermere council at age 23 Went on to serve as Mayor of Invermere 1988-1990 Born and raised in Invermere
  • 1 May 2019
    "Normal" Water Restrictions for Town and Rural Water Districts 8 & 9 Schedule "A" Water Conservation and Staged Restriction Bylaw No. 1273 (Town) Schedule "F" Osoyoos Water District Rates and Regulations Bylaw No. 1241 (Rural) MTI Bylaw (Fines) Yellow “Reminder” Flags for Water Restrictions Make Water Work Campaign Regulation Reference Sheet Water Conservation Tips Water Conservation & Staged Restrictions Brochure Normal – ALTERNATE DAYS WATERING: a)  Days of Watering:   Sprinkling is only permitted at residential, commercial and other non-agricultural properties as follows: Even numbered addresses:  Watering is only permitted on Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday Odd numbered addresses:  Watering is only permitted on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday   b)  Automatically Controlled Underground Sprinkling Systems (Residential and commercial): Properties equipped with an automated time clock sprinkler system may only sprinkle between the hours of 12:00 midnight to 6:00 AM on the days permitted by the sprinkling regulations as described above. c)  Manually Controlled Sprinklers (Residential and Commercial): Properties equipped with only manually controlled sprinkling systems, including those attached to outside taps, may only operate from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM and from 7:00 PM to 12:00 midnight on the days permitted by the sprinkling regulations as described above. d)  Sprinkling is not permitted between the hours of 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM during any day at any time of the year. Only one ½” (9mm) diameter outlet (outside tap) may be used at one time for sprinkling, and further, it is not permissible to use an open pipe or hose for irrigating purposes. e)  Use of water hoses is permitted for the purpose of washing boats or motor vehicles only when equipped with an automatic shut off nozzle.  f)  No person shall use water to wash sidewalks, driveways or parking lots, except and only if necessary for applying a product such as paint or preservative, or when preparing a surface prior to paving or repointing bricks, or if required by law to comply with health or safety regulations.  g)  Notwithstanding the above, the following are exempt from restrictions: i)    Watering of public sports playing fields, turf farms, and golf courses; ii)   Watering of flower and vegetable gardens, decorative planters, shrubs and trees using micro-irrigation, drip-irrigation, or a hose with an automatic shut off nozzle; iii)  Commercial car washes so long as each vehicle wash does not exceed 57 L of water. iv)  Under authority of permit issued under this bylaw.   h)  As a further exemption restriction, owners or occupiers of property who, by reason of physical or mental incapacity are unable to water their property within the restricted days and times, may water their property on any two days of the week for a maximum of 8 hours per day.                        For more information please contact:  Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6515 (E)  info@osoyoos.ca   
  • 1 May 2019
    2019 Make Water Work Campaign! We are asking residents of Osoyoos to visit MakeWaterWork.ca and “Take the Pledge”. If you haven't taken the pledge yet, please do so by clicking on the icon to the left. Then share the link with friends and family to do the same. The Contest started on May 16th and will continue until 11:59 pm on September 15th 2019. More details will be posted here when they become available. Corinne Jackson Communications Director Okanagan Basin Water Board Office:   250.469.6271 Email:   corinne.jackson@obwb.ca   Click on the link below for more information: Town Water Restrictions   
  • 1 May 2019
    Boulevard Maintenance Regulations for Property Owner/Occupier 3.3    Every owner of real property shall maintain the sidewalk, boulevard, and lane adjacent to their real property and without limitation shall: remove accumulations of filth, leaves, rubbish, discarded materials, hazardous objects and materials that obstruct a drainage facility; remove all filth, leaves, rubbish, discarded materials, hazardous objects and materials from all boulevards and sidewalks; in keeping with the reasonable standard of maintenance in the area, keep grassed areas trimmed and irrigated and reasonably free of weeds; keep in good repair all driveway crossings; trim and maintain all trees and plantings; and cut, trim or remove any tree, fence, hedge or other item that obstructs or could reasonably be expected to obstruct the vision or safety of all pedestrians, cyclists or vehicles using streets adjacent to the property; where the real property is in a commercial area, as defined in the Town’s Zoning Bylaw, every owner of real property shall sweep the sidewalks in front of and adjacent to the real property and remove all accumulations of filth, leaves, rubbish, discarded materials, and hazardous objects and materials from adjacent sidewalks no later than 10:00 AM each day; remove any puncturevine or longspine sandbur plants (preferably prior to the development of seed pods) by pulling the plant and disposing of it in a double thick garbage bag. Alternatively the area infested with these invasive plants can be covered with a weed barrier cloth and 4 inches of mulch or decorative rock which should prevent the future spread of these plants; 3.4     No person shall deposit filth, leaves, rubbish, discarded materials, or hazardous objects or materials removed from sidewalks, boulevards, lanes, or private property onto Town property or highways. In accordance with Good Neighbour Bylaw No. 1277, Part 3 Property Maintenance | Section 3.3 and 3.4.  Thank you for your cooperation in keeping the boulevards clean. Operational Services 11500 115 Street (T)  250.495.6213 (E)  pubworks@osoyoos.ca  
  • 1 May 2019
    Summer Hours of Operation for Park Washrooms​ Washroom Season May 1 – October 15 The summer washroom hours of operations are open daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM for the following Parks: Cottonwood Park | Goodman Park | Gyro Park | Kinsmen Park | Legion Beach | Lions Park | Pioneer Walkway Park Desert Sunrise Marina    If you have information about crimes to Town facilities you can provide an anonymous TIP by calling the Crime Stoppers 24/7 tip line at 1-800-222-8477.  CLICK HERE for more information on the Town’s Parks and Recreational facilities.   
  • 1 April 2019
    SUMMER HOURS Osoyoos & District Sanitary Landfill No PERSON shall act in a manner that is threatening, discourteous, disruptive, or willfully negligent while on the SITE. Osoyoos & District Sanitary Landfill rates/fees changed on May 1, 2017 to $110.00 per metric tonne, unless otherwise specified. The minimum charge remains at $5.00. SUMMER HOURS - April 1 to October 31 Tuesday              8:00 am to 4:00 pm Wednesday       11:00 am to 4:00 pm Thursday           11:00 am to 4:00 pm Friday                11:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday             8:00 am to 4:00 pm   HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING bins are accessible, without charge, during Landfill operational hours.   YARD AND GARDEN WASTE free up to 100 Kg per load. Conditions apply.   All loads entering the landfill must be covered and secured or will be fined as per Bylaw 1309, 2017. CLICK HERE to view Landfill Brochure. Please click here for more information and rates. Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)    250.495.6515 (E)    info@osoyoos.ca  

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2019 Property Tax Payments are Due on Tuesday, July 2

"Family Splash Day" on July 17 and August 14 at Osoyoos Splash Park

71st Annual Cherry Fiesta July 1, 2019

Desert Valley Hospice Society Poker Rally July 7

Parkour Camps July 15-July 19 and August 5-August 9

Desert Park Racetrack Open House on August 5

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Box 3010, 8707 Main Street
Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0
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