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  • 31 January 2022
    Notice to Claim and Disposition of Impounded/Found Property (Bikes) The Town is in possession of a number of found bikes. If you had a bike go missing over the past few years it may be in the Town's possession. To determine ownership we require a letter, addressed to Bylaw Enforcement to the address noted below, containing the bike's description such as colour, size, make, and if possible serial number, along with your contact information. The letter can be mailed, faxed, delivered in person, or sent via email. If your description matches one of these bikes, Bylaw Enforcement will contact you to coordinate a meeting. Bikes must be claimed no later than Monday, January 31, 2022. Any bikes not claimed by this date will be given to a charitable organization or otherwise disposed. Town of Osoyoos Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos, BC  V0H 1V0 (T) 250.495.6515 (F) 250.495.2400 (E) info@osoyoos.ca
  • 4 January 2022
    2021 Holiday Hours for Town Operations Please take note of the following hours for the Town of Osoyoos operations during the Christmas season: Town Office Will be closed from 12:30 PM December 24, 2021 and will reopen from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM on January 4, 2022. Tax and Water Utility payments can be submitted through the mail slot at the front door of Town Hall or made through your Financial Institution by Telephone/Internet banking. Planning & Development Services Will be closed from 12:00 PM December 24, 2021 and will reopen on January 4, 2022 from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, closed for lunch from 12:00 - 1:00 PM.   Operational Services Will be closed from 12:00 PM December 24, 2021 and will reopen on January 4, 2022 by appointment only. • Water and Sewer emergencies call 250.498.7676 Sonora Community Centre The facility will be open for recreational activities December 24, 2021 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM and open December 28 2021 to December 31 2021 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Regular hours will resume at 8:30 AM on January 4, 2022. The Administration Office will be closed from 12:30 PM December 24, 2021 and will reopen at 8:30 AM, January 4, 2022. Sun Bowl Arena The Sun Bowl Arena will be closed at 12:30 PM on December 24, 2021. Please call 250.495.6562 for information on public skating schedules. Schedules are available on the Town website. Bylaw Enforcement Bylaw Enforcement can be reached by calling the Town Office at 250.495.6515 and following automated voice prompts to leave a message for Bylaw Officer. They will return your call as soon as possible. Garbage The garbage pickup schedule will be as scheduled December 21 and December 28 (garbage and recycling).  CLICK HERE to view the Residential Curbside Garbage & Recycling Collection Calendar. Helpful Links Snow Control Guidelines BC Transit Holiday Schedule Winter Hours of Operations for Park Washrooms Public Skating Schedule Recycling your Old Christmas Lights Recycling of Christmas Trees The Osoyoos Town Council and Staff would like to wish everyone Season's Greetings and a Happy New Year.  
  • 3 January 2022
    2021 BC Transit Holiday Service
  • 24 December 2021
    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Building Inspector Open Until Filled Are you ready to apply your building construction expertise and building code knowledge in a way that contributes to quality buildings and construction? Are you prepared to broaden your knowledge and involvement in all aspects of the building inspection process? If so, this may be the job for you! The Resort Municipality of Osoyoos, BC, located in the beautiful South Okanagan Valley, is accepting applications for the position of Building Inspector. Position Information The Planning and Development Services Department is looking for an experienced and customer service-focused individual to join the planning and development team on a full-time basis. As a member of the team, you will review building and construction plans, issue building permits, and perform on-site building inspections. Under the supervision and direction of the Director of Planning, you will ensure that design and materials used during the construction, renovation, and alteration of buildings within the Community are compliant with the provisions set out in the BC Building Code, specifically Part 9, BC Plumbing Code, Osoyoos' Zoning Bylaw, and other municipal bylaws, policies, and procedures. You will have completed grade 12 and possess a Diploma in Building Technology from a recognized technical institute or you will have experience at the journeyman level in one of the building trades. You will also have BOABC Level Two Certification (inclusive of the Plumbing Level One Certification) or you will have passed the BOABC Level Three examination with certification pending upon completion of the four years' work experience requirement. A valid Class 5 BC driver's license, a clean driving record, and Police Information Check are required. The Town is currently experiencing unprecedented growth. The building inspector position provides an opportunity to further your skills and experience in plan checking and inspections for multi-family dwellings, commercial buildings, and mixed-use developments. This position is a full-time unionized position that is 35 hours/week. The hourly rate is $39.26 - $43.61, plus an attractive benefits package. This position provides an opportunity to advance to the Senior Building Inspector position in the future. Osoyoos is situated in a unique and special environment that includes the warmest freshwater lake in Canada and the warmest annual temperature. It is Canada's only true desert with the lowest annual precipitation and Sonoran Desert flora and fauna. Surrounded by stunning vistas, beautiful vineyards, fabulous golf courses and other outdoor amenities, it is an extraordinary area to visit, play in, and live. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply online or by email with a letter of interest and resume. The posting will be open until filled and applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until a suitable candidate is hired. Click here for a full job description Brianne Hillson Director of Corporate Services (E) careers@osoyoos.ca We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • 23 December 2021
  • 17 December 2021
    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Senior Accounting Clerk Deadline December 17 The Resort Municipality of Osoyoos, BC, located in the beautiful South Okanagan Valley, is accepting applications for the position of a Temporary Full-Time Senior Accounting Clerk (January 2022 - March 2023). Position Information Reporting to the Director of Financial Services, this temporary full-time position will provide senior level accounting functions and will be responsible for administration and operation of the tax, utility, financial software administration, payroll and benefit functions of the Town of Osoyoos. This position also provides customer service functions related to town services and programs. Included in this position is assisting the Director with the annual Tangible Asset Reporting, and preparation of budget schedules as well as drafting financial bylaws and policies. This position requires someone who possesses excellent skills in communication, leadership and the ability to deal tactfully and confidentially in collection matters. Second level CGA/CMA program (2 year) or better is required along with 5 years of office experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This is a CUPE Local 608 Union position with the 2022 rate of pay being $33.58 - $37.32 per hour. Must be able to pass and maintain a Police Information check. Osoyoos is situated in a unique and special environment that includes the warmest freshwater lake in Canada and the warmest annual temperature. It is Canada's only true desert with the lowest annual precipitation and Sonoran Desert flora and fauna. Surrounded by stunning vistas, beautiful vineyards, fabulous golf courses and other outdoor amenities, it is an extraordinary area to visit, play in, and live. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply online or by email with a letter of interest and resume. Resume deadline is Friday, December 17, 2021 at 4:00 PM. Click here for a full job description Brianne Hillson Director of Corporate Services (E) careers@osoyoos.ca We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • 15 December 2021
    Osoyoos Fire Rescue Food Bank Drive
  • 14 December 2021
    Next Town Council to be held on Tuesday December 14, 2021 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 9:00 AM for the Committee of the Whole meeting and at 2:00 PM for the Regular Open Meeting in Council Chambers at Town Hall located at 8707 Main Street. Council meetings are streamed live on our website. Click here to watch the Council meeting live or view recorded meetings and can also be viewed on Eastlink's Community Channel. 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
  • 6 December 2021
    Unbox Anti-Racism Project
  • 4 December 2021
    Jingle Bell Run A fun 3km run, walk or wheel event for the whole family! When:      Saturday December 4th, 2021 Time:       11:00am Cost:        $25.00/person Location:   Osoyoos Elementary School Upper Field Register:   In person at the Sonora Community Centre or online by clicking HERE.  Cost includes a finishing treat from Lake Village Bakery, Hot Dogs, Hot Chocolate and a chance to win some wicked draw prizes!  Dressing up is not required but it sure makes things a whole lot more fun! Prizes will be handed out for best dressed courtesy of BMO Osoyoos.  For more information: Sonora Community Centre 8505 68th Avenue (T)   250.495.6562 (E)   recreation@osoyoos.ca (W)  www.osoyoos.ca 
  • 3 December 2021
    Boil Water Notice for District Water Systems 8 and 9 Rescinded Effective Immediately The Town of Osoyoos, after consultation with the Interior Health Authority, would like to inform the users of agricultural District Water Systems 8 & 9 that the Boil Water Notice has been rescinded, effective immediately. Users of these systems are no longer required to boil their water for the purpose of consumption. The Town of Osoyoos would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding during this process. If anyone has any question or concerns we ask that you call the Operational Services Department and we would be happy to assist you.​​​​​​​ Operational Services (T) 250.495.6213 (E) pubworks@osoyoos.ca
  • 3 December 2021
    Christmas Lite-up 2021
  • 1 December 2021
    Recycling of Christmas Trees until January 8, 2022 Live trees may be dropped off at the designated locations until Saturday, January 8, 2022.  The Town has set up two locations where Town residents can drop off their Christmas trees: 1. Adjacent to the washroom at Kinsmen Park (on boulevard). 2. Northwest Corner of Parking Lot below Sun Bowl Arena sign. This does not include Artificial Trees. Please remember that your tree needs to be free of ALL ornaments, stands, tinsel, garland or other items considered decorations. Used Christmas lights and all other lighting equipment can also be recycled for FREE at the Osoyoos Bottle Depot. www.lightrecycle.ca to learn more about Recycling old Christmas Lights. COVID -19 protocols will be in place. Please practice social/physical distancing at these locations. One vehicle at a time for drop off. When possible, please maintain a distance of 20 ft between vehicles. Please wait your turn if someone else is in the process of dropping off a tree. IF YOU ARE SICK OR EXPERIENCING FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS, PLEASE DO NOT USE THESE FACILITIES. Inquiries can be directed to: Operational Services 11500 115 Street, Box 3010 (T)  250.495.6213 (E)  pubworks@osoyoos.ca
  • 30 November 2021
    PUBIC NOTICE November 9, 2021 Boil Water Notice RESCINDED November 30, 2021 UPDATE: The Town of Osoyoos is RESCINDING the Boil Water Notice issued on November 9, 2021 for the areas defined below effective immediately. Please note: Agricultural Irrigation Systems 8 and 9 will remain on Boil Water Notice until further announcement. November 10, 2021 UPDATE: The Town of Osoyoos understands that residents are concerned and have questions in regards to the Boil Water Notice that was put in place on November 9th, 2021. The Boil Water Notice has been put in place as a precautionary measure to protect the water system users from the possibility of a water main contamination. This possible water main contamination was a result of work being performed during the water main twinning project on 32nd Avenue. Operational Services staff are currently in the area completing water main flushing as well as confirming chlorine residuals and water quality. The Boil Water Notice will remain in place until bacteriological sampling has shown that the water is once again safe to consume. Until then, we ask that all residents in the affected area, boil their water prior to use for a minimum of one minute or to find another potable water source. If you are unsure if you are in the affected area, or have concerns about the quality of your drinking water, we ask that you contact Operational Services Department.   We continue to work with the Interior Health Authority on making sure the water system, in the affected area, is returned to a potable state.     The Town of Osoyoos apologizes for the inconvenience that this has caused. However, we would like to note that it is the Town’s responsibility to provide the community with potable drinking water as well as make our residents aware when water quality concerns arise; this ensures water system users can take the appropriate steps to protect themselves.   The Town will provide further updates as they arise. November 9, 2021 Boil Water Notice: Notice Rescinded for the following areas as of November 30, 2021: - Highway 97th from 62nd Avenue to 12th Avenue - 32nd Avenue from Highway to the end of the line - Lobelia Drive from Oleander Drive heading south to 32nd Avenue - Jasmine Drive from Oleander Drive heading south to 32nd Avenue - 89th Street from 32nd Avenue to 22nd Avenue - 26th Avenue from Highway to 89th Street - 12th Avenue from Highway 97 to 91st Street Please note that Agricultural Irrigation Systems 8 and 9 will remain on Boil Water Notice until further announcement. The Town of Osoyoos and Interior Health recommend all individuals should be boiling water for a minimum one minute or find a safe alternative until further notice.   Water intended for drinking, washing ready to eat fruits and vegetables, making beverages, ice, or brushing teeth should be boiled for a minimum one minute.   Please notify tenants, visitors, or other building occupants of the boil water notice.   We continue to work with Interior Health and residents will be notified when conditions change.   Any concerns please contact Operational Services for the Town of Osoyoos. Operations Department (T) 250.495.6213 (E) pubworks@osoyoos.ca
  • 26 November 2021
    Osoyoos Child Care Expansion Project Update In June 2019, the Town of Osoyoos received a grant of $892,500 from the Union of British Columbia Municipalities’ (UBCM) Community Child Care Space Creation Program to provide an additional 18 licensed child care spaces at the Osoyoos Child Care Centre. The Centre is in a Town owned facility and is operated by the Osoyoos Child Care Centre Society. The planned project consisted of a 3,200 square foot 2 story addition to the Centre including 3 new bathrooms, a kitchen, childcare space including a nap room, staff room and office space. The planned project also included renovations of the existing 4,130 square feet of space including increased energy efficiency of HVAC systems, electrical upgrades, windows, indoor storage, outdoor improvements including retaining walls, fencing, sunshades, covered entrances, indoor active play spaces and capital purchases including office desks, chairs, appliances, software, high chairs, cribs, cots and bedding, etc. The original project commencement was delayed as the Town worked with the Society to prepare and submit 2 additional grant applications to the Childcare BC New Spaces Fund for $3,000,000 each. Both of those applications were unsuccessful and the Town was informed of the denial of its second application only in September 2020. Those applications were unsuccessful for a variety of reasons including that they failed to provide documentation that supported community need linked to a community child care plan and that they failed to demonstrate the ability to create spaces that will serve underserved populations, children requiring extra support, Indigenous children and families, newly landed immigrants, refugees and young parents. The grant applications now needed to demonstrate the ability to create inclusive, flexible and accessible care that is culturally based and that provides quality education and learning opportunities for all children. While the Province used to accept informal documentation to support community need and service delivery the Ministry now requires applicants to have a child care plan and provide detailed descriptions and concrete examples of the services and programs to be provided. In November 2020 the Town commenced a procurement process to identify an individual or organization to act as an owner’s representative and project managers to undertake the Child Care Centre expansion with the available funding ($892,500). Early in detailed project review, concerns arose around the amount of funding available and project described in the grant application. At the same time, the Town requested an extension to the timeline for project completion. A final extension was granted by the UBCM and the Ministry with project completion now required by November 1, 2022. The Town issued an RFP for project management services in January 2021 and Colliers was the successful proponent. Working with Colliers, it became obvious that the expansion plan described in the successful grant application was unachievable with available funds. The project scope was reduced to consist of an addition of ~1,350 square feet (instead of 3,200), renovation of the existing space, energy efficiency and other system upgrades, outdoor and indoor improvements and capital purchases. Changes to the project scope require approval of the grant fund administrators (UBCM) and the Ministry to ensure it would meet grant funding program requirements and those of the Child Care Licensing Act. In order to consider the scope change, UBCM and the Ministry required that drawings and technical specifications for schematic design, detailed design and construction documents be created. They also required that a revised grant fund application be submitted for the revised project and that was submitted in May 2021. The Town issued a Design Build RFP for the reduced project scope in June 2021. Despite some initial interest, the RFP process did not result in any proposals being received. Colliers then reached out directly to construction and architectural firms to secure the necessary resources to deliver the project. Using the tiered, negotiable, RFP process an architectural firm and construction firm were engaged to develop project design in order to obtain UBCM and Ministry approval for the reduced project scope. In October 2021 Colliers provided the Town with a memorandum regarding the project that identified project risks and an anticipated funding shortfall of ~$500,000. The memorandum also stated that the Town would need to commit around $100,000 to get a better handle on the anticipated funding shortfall and to determine if the UBCM and Ministry would approve the use of grant funds for a much-reduced project scope. If approval for a modified project was not granted the Town of Osoyoos would be out $100,000 that it has not provisioned for in its budget Town Council met with representatives of the Child Care Society on November 3, 2021 to discuss the project and then met with staff on two more occasions to discuss the project and review it with regards to the Town’s financial capacity to fund the shortfall along with other municipal obligations, priorities and plans. Staff contacted the Ministry of Municipal Affairs to determine if the Town could use some of the COVID Restart funds for the project and the Ministry responded that the funds could not be used for that. At a meeting held November 23 Council again considered the project, its funding shortfall and risks and determined that the project would not proceed and directed that the Child Care Centre and UBCM be advised of that and that the grant funds would be returned to the UBCM. At the November 23 meeting, Council directed staff to include funds in the 2022-2026 Financial Plan for a Childcare Needs Assessment and Strategic Plan. It is hoped that through the assessment of needs and development of an action plan for childcare in Osoyoos that the community will be in a better position to take advantage of future Childcare BC New Spaces Fund grant opportunities up to $3,000,000 for the provision of additional, quality, affordable and inclusive childcare in Osoyoos. Pending budget approval an RFP will be issued to undertake a childcare needs assessment and develop an action plan. It is believed that the development of a child care plan will meet Ministry requirements to document community need, service delivery and provide detailed descriptions and concrete examples of the services and programs to be provided for grant funding opportunities.   We are disappointed that the project is unable to proceed but believe that the needs assessment and action plan will assist in determining community needs and delivering adequate and appropriate childcare for Osoyoos for the foreseeable future Inquiries: Town of Osoyoos Chief Administrative Officer (T) 250.495.6515 (E) info@osoyoos.ca
  • 22 November 2021
    Snow Control Guidelines are Now in Effect Do your part by following a few simple tips for Snow Control this winter: Ensure snow removal equipment has clear access along your street. When snow is forecasted, please refrain from parking your vehicle on the road until streets have been cleared. Be patient when roads are being cleared. Use caution when snow removal equipment is on the road. In accordance with the Good Neighbour Bylaw No. 1277: Residential property owners shall remove all snow or ice from all sidewalks bordering the real property within 24 hours from the cessation of a snowfall or storm event which caused such accumulation. Commercial property owners shall remove all snow or ice from all sidewalks bordering the real property no later than 10:00 AM each day. No person shall deposit snow, ice or other material removed from sidewalks, boulevards, lanes, or private property onto Town property or highways. A fine of $500 will be levied to anyone depositing snow or ice on Town property or highways. On October 3, 2016 Town Council adopted the amended Traffic Bylaw No. 1256, 2009 to allow Operational Services to tow vehicles.  Attempts will be made to contact the owner of any vehicle parked in such a way that impedes with snow removal prior to towing.  This will allow Operational Services to provide residents with a more effective and efficient snow/ice removal service.  Traffic Bylaw will be enforced as follows: Section 12, subsection 12 “Where the clearance is less than twelve (12) feet between stopped or parked vehicles to ensure that snow or ice removal equipment has free passage on a street.” Section 7, subsection 1 “Any vehicle unlawfully occupying any portion of a street or public place, or otherwise in contravention of any section of this bylaw, may be removed, detained, or impounded by order of the CAO or his designate, or a Bylaw Enforcement Officer. A removal fee in the amount of actual costs including towing fees, an impoundment fee in the amount of the actual cost paid to a commercial storage facility or tow yard for each day or part of a day for which the vehicle is impounded, and a 10% administration fee based on costs of towing and storage, shall be paid by the owner before release of the vehicle and such fees may be recovered by sale of the vehicle at public auction not less than 30 days after the date of impoundment, or by action in a court of competent jurisdiction.” The Town of Osoyoos thanks you for your cooperation.  Winter Safety is everyone's responsibility. Help us help you, make winter safe for everyone. Operational Services (T) 250.495.6213 (E) pubworks@osoyoos.ca  
  • 19 November 2021
    Increased Traffic on Highways 3 and 97 Pedestrian Safety Notice The Town of Osoyoos anticipates a large increase in commercial and passenger vehicle traffic through Town when Highway 3 west of Town reopens. The continued closure of the TransCanada (Hwy 1) and Coquihalla (Hwy 5) highways will result in much increased vehicular traffic through Town. Drivers and pedestrians are urged to be safe and keep in mind that large commercial vehicles cannot stop or maneuver as fast as a passenger vehicle. While traffic volumes are high local traffic is encouraged to use off Main Street travel routes. Commercial vehicle drivers and others are reminded that vehicles with trailers and motorhomes (motorhomes may park on streets for not more than 2 hours while doing business in Town) are not permitted to park on Town streets. Off street parking for commercial and recreational vehicles is limited in Osoyoos and drivers should plan their routes and stops in advance. Please avoid non-essential travel and follow any travel restrictions the Province may impose under the provincial state of emergency. For any individuals impacted by flooding that need assistance, please contact the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen's Emergency Social Services Team at https://emergency.rdos.bc.ca/ess or by calling 250-486-1890. For up-to-date road information, webcams, current route conditions and advisories please visit DriveBC Town of Osoyoos (T) 250.495.6515 (E) info@osoyoos.ca
  • 18 November 2021
    Landfill Notice: No Collection of Glass and Styrofoam Due to the unprecedented flooding and resulting transportation challenges and limited access to end markets, starting Monday November 22 until further notice, we cannot accept the following materials: Please try to keep these materials and return at a later date. For now, we will continue to collect paper, cardboard, containers (plastic and metal), plastic bags and overwrap, and other flexible plastic packaging from depots. These are materials that can be baled and stored in a more compact manner at receiving facilities.  We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for cooperation and patience.   Town of Osoyoos (T) 250.495.6213 (E) pubworks@osoyoos.ca
  • 10 November 2021
    Water Restrictions for Town and Rural Water Districts 8 & 9 Effective immediately, Town and Rural Water Districts 8 & 9 are now under Normal Water Conservation Regulations The following regulations are now in effect: a) Days of Watering: Sprinkling is only permitted at residential, commercial and other non-agricultural properties as follows: Even numbered addresses: Watering permitted on Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday Odd numbered addresses: Watering 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.              Schedule "A" Water Conservation and Staged Restriction Bylaw No. 1273 (Town) Osoyoos Water District Rates and Regulations Bylaw No. 1357 (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 Make Water Work Plant Collection 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   
  • 9 November 2021
    Council Meeting Highlights for November 9, 2021 Click below to watch the videos of the Committee of the Whole and Regular Open meetings. Committee of the Whole Meeting Regular Open Meeting COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING Petitions and Delegations Sgt. Jason Bayda presented the RCMP third quarter statistics report to Council. Kelley Glazer, Executive Director, presented an update on Destination Osoyoos’ activities to Council. Staff Reports Fire Chief Corey Kortmeyer presented the Fire Department’s third quarter report to Council. Jim Zakall, Director of Finance, presented the Financial Services Department’s third quarter report to Council. REGULAR OPEN MEETING Staff Reports Council awarded the contract for supply and construction of a new landfill weigh scale and associated site works to Newport Structures Ltd and Metler Toledo in the amount of $246,044.00 including applicable taxes. Council also authorized the Town’s signatories to enter into a contract for the works specified in the Request For Proposal Documents. Council awarded the contract for an electric ice re-surfacer for the Sun Bowl Arena to Kendrick Equipment Ltd in the amount of $158,905.00 including applicable taxes. Council also authorized the Town’s signatories to enter into a contract for the works specified in the Request For Proposal Documents. Council received a report for informational purposes from Allan Chabot, CAO, regarding the return to ‘Normal’ Water Conservation Regulations in the Town and Water Districts 8 and 9. Bylaws Sewer Fees Amendment Bylaw No. 1368.01, 2021 was read for a first, second, and third time. If adopted this amendment would increase Sewer user fees by 7.80% in order to offset the increase in operating expenditures. Sewer Connection and Regulation Bylaw No. 1374, 2021 was read for a first, second, and third time. If adopted this bylaw would add additional definitions and add Schedule B to include provisions for sewer laterals on the property. Councillor and Mayor Reports Councillor King attended a special open meeting for the Main Street Improvements. Councillor King attended a meeting with Interior Health. Councillor Bennett attended Destination Osoyoos’ board meeting. Councillor Bennett attended a School District #53 meeting. Councillor Bennett attended the Trail of the Okanagans meeting. Councillor Rhodes attended the RDOS meeting. Mayor McKortoff attended the RDOS AGM. Mayor McKortoff attended the RDOS Budget meeting. Mayor McKortoff attended the Okanagan Basin Water Board meeting. Mayor McKortoff attended the Okanagan Similkameen Regional Hospital District meeting. Mayor McKortoff noted that she will be attending the Remembrance Day ceremonies at the Legion. Mayor McKortoff noted that the first Market on Main indoor event will be held at the Legion on November 13th. Copies of reports are available within the Council Agenda packages located on the Town’s website www.osoyoos.ca.
  • 16 October 2021
    Winter Hours of Operation for Park Washrooms As of October 16, 2021 all public park washrooms are closed for the season except for the following which will remain open: GOODMAN PARK & MARINA WASHROOMS Monday - Sunday 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Town Hall (8707 Main Street) Monday - Friday (excluding statutory holidays) 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Marina                                                     Goodman Park                                                      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.   
  • 30 September 2021
    Registration for Recreation Programs starts September 15 Are you ready for fall? The NEW Fall Leisure Guide is now available to view online! Hard copies will be available for pick up at the Sonora Community Centre and Town Hall starting August 26, 2021.  Registration for Fall Recreation Programs starts: September 15, 2021 at 8:45am ONLINE or IN PERSON at the Sonora Community Centre  Registration will not be taken over the phone Remember programs may be canceled due to low registration so register early to avoid disappointment. CLICK HERE to view the new 2021 Fall Activity & Program Guide    Sonora Community Centre 8505 68 Avenue Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6562 (E)  recreation@osoyoos.ca  
  • 31 January 2021
    Time to Renew your Dog's License by January 31, 2021 Licensing and Control of Dogs, Bylaw 1036, 2016 Dog License Brochure The Town requires pet owners to register their dogs and renew their license annually. A dog license with up to date information ensures the Town can contact you if your pet is found. If you own a dog over six months of age, it must be licensed – even indoor pets. The fine for having an unlicensed pet is $50 per dog. Licenses are affordable and can be easily obtained by mail or in person. The fee is $22.00 per dog and $12.00 for a spayed or neutered dog. The Town accepts Cash, Cheque, Interec/Debit, e-Transfers and NOW Credit Cards (MasterCard/Visa) which will include a convenience fee. For more information on dog licensing please refer to Animal Control and Licensing. Town of Osoyoos Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6515 (E)  info@osoyoos.ca
  • 30 October 2020
    UPDATES on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Town of Osoyoos Covid Exposure Control Plan | Visitor Screening Form | PreparedBC Pandemic Preparedness Guide Check this page regularly for ongoing updates on the Coronavirus situation as it relates to Town of Osoyoos facilities, programs, services and events.   Province-wide Restrictions - September 2, 2021 The Province of British Columbia has introduced new public health orders to manage COVID-19 activity. A summary of the new restrictions are listed below. For more information, please CLICK HERE. Visitors to all Town of Osoyoos indoor facilities are required to wear a mask. Please contact the Sonora Centre (250-495-6562 or recreation@osoyoos.ca) for any questions regarding impact to recreational and exercise programs. • Masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces for people 12 years and older. • Low-intensity indoor group exercise is permitted to a maximum 10 people per class. High-intensity indoor group exercise is not permitted. • Outdoor group exercise is permitted up to 50 people per class. • Gatherings in vacation rentals are limited to five guests or one additional household. • Indoor personal gatherings are limited to five guests or one other household. • Outdoor personal gatherings (e.g. birthday parties, backyard BBQs, block parties) are limited to no more than 50 people. • Organized indoor gatherings (e.g. weddings, funerals, seated events) are limited to 50 people, and outdoors gatherings are limited to 100 people, both requiring a COVID-19 safety plan.   COVID-19 RELATED COMPLAINTS To make a complaint related to an infraction of the Province of BC's Health Orders on COVID-19, please call Interior Health at 250.770.5540   Immunization Information If you have already received your vaccine or are registered to get your vaccine soon – thank you. If you haven’t yet registered, please register today through one of the following options: 1. Online: Go to https://www.getvaccinated.gov.bc.ca/s/ 2. By phone: Call 1-833-838-2323, seven days a week, 7 am to 7 pm (PDT). Translators are available. When you register, you will receive a confirmation number right away. Very soon afterward, you will be notified by text, email or phone call to book your vaccine appointment.   Interior Health Contact Information For non-medical questions or concerns about COVID-19, a provincial phone service has been established for British Columbians. They are open 7 days a week from 7:30am to 8:00pm and can be reached at 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319) or by text at 604-630-0300. Posted November 13 @ 9:30am COVID-19 Immunization Campaign Q&A Posted March 12, 2021 Interior Health COVID-19 Pandemic Response Posted January 4, 2021   Town Communication The Town of Osoyoos is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely to ensure we continue to respond to emerging issues as they relate to Town facilities, programs, services and events. This includes following the direction of Interior Health, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control or the Government of Canada.   While the COVID-19 situation is changing daily around the world, we are mindful that our community is concerned about the potential impact of the further spread of the coronavirus and we are acting accordingly to do what we can to support public safety. 2020 07 06 Town of Osoyoos Covid Exposure Control Plan   OPEN Facilities IF YOU ARE SICK OR EXPERIENCING FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS PLEASE DO NOT ENTER or USE THESE FACILITIES. If you make an appointment you will be asked to fill out a “Visitor Screening Form” before entering the premises. Please practice social/physical distancing at these locations/facilities. You must wear a mask Town Hall 250.495.6515 9AM-4PM Monday-Friday (Excluding Statutory Holidays) Sonora Community Centre 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca Sunbowl Arena 250.495.6562 Contact Sonora Community Centre for more information. Goodman Park Washroom 250.495.6213 pubworks@osoyoos.ca Marina Washroom 250.495.6213 pubworks@osoyoos.ca Dog Park 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca Osoyoos Regional Library 250.860.4033 Please refer to their website. Osoyoos& District Sanitary Landfill 250.495.6515 landfill@osoyoos.ca Outdoor Pickleball Courts 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca Parks & Trails (unless identified below) 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca Play Structure at Kinsmen Park 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca Play Structure at Lions Park 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca Skateboard Park 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca Tennis Courts 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca West Bench Complex 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca   Payments A variety of payment methods are available: Mail Drop off payment slot at Town Office (8707 Main Street) Telephone/Internet Banking/etransfer Post Dated Cheques Bill payment with your local Financial Institution NEW Credit Card Payments *If making your payment through Telephone or Internet banking your account number is the folio/roll number located at the top right of your tax notice.  Enter with no spaces and no decimals, i.e. 55600987000.   More Information For more information and updates, including answers to frequently asked questions and translated information, please consult the following resources: Interior Health Website First Nations Health Authority Government of Canada Website British Columbia Centre for Disease Control Website Self-Assessment Tool Service Canada Ready to Help Youth Service Canada Ready to Help Seniors Service Canada Ready to Help Businesses Still have questions? Visit these sites for trusted information and contact: HealthLinkBC / 811 if you have symptoms Call 1-888-COVID19 (268-4319) if you would like more information On behalf of Town Council and Staff we thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation on this matter. Town of Osoyoos 250.495.6515 info@osoyoos.ca Osoyoos EOC 250.495.4635 eoc@osoyoos.ca

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