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  • 30 September 2020
    2020 Property Tax Payments are Due on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Click here for more information on how to pay your property taxes. 2020 Property Tax Due Date WEDNESDAY, September 30, 2020 Property Tax Notices will be mailed the end of May 2020 and payments are to be received by Wednesday, September 30, 2020 @ 4:30 pm. Property Tax Information Brochure  Town of Osoyoos Tax Calculations   Unpaid 2020 taxes (including unclaimed Home Owner Grants) are subject to a 5% late payment penalty. This 5% penalty will be applied to current outstanding taxes after 4:30 pm on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. An additional 5% penalty will be applied to current outstanding taxes on December 31, 2020. PAYMENT OPTIONS Due to COVID-19 Town Offices remain CLOSED. A variety of payment methods are available to pay your Property Taxes: Mail a Cheque - Box 3010, Osoyoos, BC  V0H 1V0 Drop off your payment in the mail slot (left hand side of door) at Town Office located at 8707 Main Street.  E-Transfer NEW Credit Card Online - CLICK HERE  Local Financial Institution Telephone/Internet Banking - *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. 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 
  • 30 September 2020
    2020 Make Water Work Campaign! We are asking residents of Osoyoos to “Take the Pledge” to Make Water Work! Make Water Work is an initiative of the Okanagan Basin Water Board’s Okanagan WaterWise program, delivered in partnership with local governments and utilities throughout the Okanagan.   If you haven't taken the pledge yet, please do so by clicking on the icon (above) or the link below. https://www.makewaterwork.ca/ Then share the link with friends and family to do the same. Campaign ends September 30, 2020.   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   
  • 31 July 2020
    2020 FREE DigiMusic Summer Music Program Entry Deadline July 31
  • 20 July 2020
    Next Town Council to be held on Monday July 20, 2020 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Monday, July 20, 2020 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 The Town of Osoyoos Council meetings will be closed to the public until the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency. On May 1, 2020 the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General repealed MO 83/20 and replaced with Ministerial Order No. M139.  This order allows the Town to close all Council meetings to the public in order to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 and enables Council to continue to conduct business. Council meetings will continue to be streamed live on our website. Click here to watch the Council meeting live or view recorded meetings.  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
  • 9 July 2020
    RFP Universal Water Metering Implementation Plan Deadline July 9 Through this Request for Proposals (RFP), the Town of Osoyoos (the “Town”) invites Proposals from suitably qualified organizations for the creation of an implementation plan for universal water metering throughout the Town.  The purpose of the plan will be to outline the steps required to implement universal metering, as well as the financial requirements and methods needed to deploy meters throughout the community.  DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS July 9, 2020 AT 2:00 PM LOCAL TIME. The implementation plan is to be completed by December 31, 2020.  Request for Proposal Documents Further details on the project scope and deliverables are provided in Part A of this RFP.  Please note that you will need to Create an Account to Register for this Bid or Submit a Question(s).    Andy Brennan, SCMP The Interior Purchasing Office Inc. 250-826-7996 andy@interiorpurchasing.ca www.interiorpurchasing.ca
  • 6 July 2020
    TENDER UPDATE Twin Domestic Water Distribution System No 9 Contract 1 UPDATED INFORMATION Awarded Contractor Grizzly Excavating Ltd https://www.grizzlyex.com/ 250.492.6121. Engineering Consultant TRUE Consulting https://www.true.ca/home 250.828.0881   Town of Osoyoos Representative Jared Brounstein, Director of Operational Services pubworks@osoyoos.ca 250.495.6213 Mobilization Date June 29 to July 3, 2020   Anticipated Start Date July 6, 2020 Work will begin on Hwy 97 at Wren Drive and continue to work south.   Anticipated Working Hours 7:00am to 5:00pm  Monday - Saturday CLICK HERE to view the Town Noise Bylaw. Click on Maps to see the areas that will be involved in the upgrades.  OVERALL PROJECT MAP - MAP 1 - MAP 2 - MAP 3 - MAP 4 TENDER CLOSED MAY 26 Timbro Contracting $2,552,187.86 Grizzley Excavating $2,175,612.60 Pyramid Excavation Corp $2,628,268.65 H+M Excavating $2,509,930.50 Matcon Construction $2,619,750.00 Mann Excavation $3,545,456.35 - $412,039.74 Hazelwood $2,995,414.20 Eagle Rock Construction $5,142,716.25 - $2,219,944.00 TGK Irrigation LTD $4,465,234.20 TENDER DOCUMENTS Tender documents is available by clicking the link above or by going to BC Bid.  A Planholder Registration Form must be completed and faxed to TRUE Consulting in order to receive any addendums and/or additional information regarding this tender.   The lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. Engineer TRUE Consulting Group Ste. 201 - 2079 Falcon Road Kamloops  BC  V2C 4J2 (T)  250.828.0881 (F)  250.828.0717     Owner Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6515 (F)  250.495.2400 No phone calls regarding the tender results. They will be posted on the applicable news article on this website within '24 hours' after the deadline.  
  • 1 July 2020
    Recycling Blue Bags No Longer Accepted as of July 1, 2020 THIS PROGRAM IS MANDATORY AND YOU CANNOT OPT OUT. **NEW** RECYCLING CART PROGRAM LETTER TO RESIDENTS 2020-2021 Curbside Garbage & Recycling Calendar   As a result of a policy change by Recycle BC, the Town of Osoyoos will be phasing out the use of blue and clear bags for residential curbside collection as of July 1, 2020. Why Are Blue and Clear Recycling Bags Being Banned? Every plastic bag is removed by hand. This process is expensive and can lead to worker injury. Plastic is the highest source of contamination in paper and recent changes in the recycling market have made it more difficult to process paper mixed with plastics. Plastic bags can also wrap around sorting equipment, and removal requires constant shut down of recycling facilities. What's Next? At the December 16, 2019 Committee of the Whole Meeting, the Director of Operational Services presented two options to Council to replace the current collection system - Town supplied recycling bins and Contractor supplied recycling bins. The Director of Operational Services presented another report to Council at a Special Open Meeting on February 21, 2020, following which Council passed the following motion: "That Council direct staff to move forward with a rent to own program with Waste Connections Canada for the supply, maintenance, and replacement of recycling containers for the community for a 6 year term at a cost of $3.50/month/user and that the municipality pay the cost for the first 6 months of service in 2020 from solid waste reserves ($50,000.00)." What This Means... The Town of Osoyoos will work with Waste Connections Canada to ensure that each property included in the residential collection program is supplied with the appropriate number of 240 litre wheeled carts with lids in June 2020. This arrangement amortizes the full purchase cost over a period of 6 years and transfers the risk to the contractor for deployment, maintenance, and replacement for that period. After the 6 year term ends the carts will become the property of the Town and repair and maintenance will become the Town's responsibility. The cost per user is approximately $42/year, commencing in 2021, which will be incorporated into property taxes.
  • 1 July 2020
    New Curbside Garbage and Recycling Calendar Homeowners of Osoyoos can expect to receive the  2020-2021 Curbside Garbage & Recycling Calendar with their PROPERTY TAX NOTICES! Paper copies are available at Town Hall and the Sonora Community Centre. The brochure can also be viewed online Garbage & Recycling Calendar  Recycling Blue Bags No Longer Accepted as of July 1, 2020 This program is mandatory and you cannot opt out. More information will be provided when available. **NEW** RECYCLING CART PROGRAM LETTER TO RESIDENTS There are no major changes to the Garbage pick-up schedule. Weekly pick-up remains on TUESDAY unless specified otherwise.  Please take note highlighted dates are specified for YARD WASTE, RECYCLING and BULKY ITEMS pick up. If you have questions about your curbside pick up please contact your service provider: Call Waste Connections of Canada Inc. 250.498.4888 CLICK HERE - Curbside Garbage & Recycling Program
  • 25 June 2020
    CONGRATULATIONS to the CLASS OF 2020 Street Banner! The Graduation Ceremony for Osoyoos Secondary takes place on Thursday, June 25 @ 5pm in the Theatre. Live streamed to Facebook and Youtube via Kenton Gilchrist’s film company, Asymetriq Productions INC.   Here are the links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blade9films/posts/3386436578056004 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/embed/live_stream?channel=UCTNPKpnpCjeGAX053qLwVFw, or https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTNPKpnpCjeGAX053qLwVFw if the first one doesn't work.  
  • 23 June 2020
    Cactus Kids Day Camp Registration starts June 22 and June 23 Cactus Kids Day Camp is now FULL! Please contact the Sonora Community Centre if you would like to be placed on a waitlist. (T)  250.495.6562  All kids ages 5-12 are invited to come and participate!  Our exciting theme weeks are fun-filled with crafts, games, swimming and special events!  The Cactus Kids Day Camp begins on July 6, 2020 and runs till August 28, 2020.   Registration  Registration will start June 22 8:30am-12:00pm & June 23 from 1:30pm-4:00pm in person at the Sonora Community Centre.  Registrations will be accepted after June 23 by appointment only. Registration will not be available online. Registration will not be accepted before the Registration Days. Please bring child’s birth certificate to register. Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are only able to take weekly registrations. Half-days, one day registrations or drop-ins will not be available. Registration for the week must take place by 12:00pm (noon) the Friday before the week is to start.  Special rates for 2 or more siblings registering at the same time! Please see the Pricing Guide for more information. Information Brochure - CLICK HERE Pricing Guide - CLICK HERE Don't miss out on the action this summer! It is strongly recommended that participants wear hats, sunscreen and bring water! For more information please contact: Sonora Community Centre 8505 68 Avenue, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T) 250.495.6562 (E) recreation@osoyoos.ca
  • 15 June 2020
    Council Highlights for June 15, 2020 Click on button to watch the video of the Regular Open meeting. Regular Open   REGULAR OPEN MEETING Bylaw Council received the Town of Osoyoos and Sun Bowl Arena Audit Finding Report for the Year Ending December 31, 2019, which was provided by the Town’s auditors MNP. Council approved the Town of Osoyoos and Sun Bowl Arena audited Financial Statements for 2019. Council received the 2019 Destination Osoyoos Year-End Report and Audited Financial Statements as information. Business Council awarded the contract for Twin Domestic Water Distribution System #9 (Contract #1) to Grizzly Excavating in the amount of $2,175.613.13. The project is intended to extend the municipal water system to the western portion of the existing Osoyoos Rural Irrigation System #9. Bryn White, Ministry of Agriculture Consultant and Raymond Symons, Ministry of Agriculture discussed the potential locations for a temporary domestic agricultural worker camp within the Town of Osoyoos. The Ministry of Agriculture and a Regional Taskforce has identified two potential sites for the camp in Osoyoos: Osoyoos Baptist Church and south undeveloped section of Desert Park. Council asked for more information to be able to make a decision on a location within the Town boundaries. Council appointed Rick Tayal as Bylaw Enforcement Officer for the Town of Osoyoos. Council rescinded the appointment of Kirsty MacInnes who was a Bylaw Enforcement Officer for the Town in 2019. Council passed Code of Conduct Policy HR-002 which repeals the Town’s Conflict of Interest Policy and Employment of Relatives policy. The policy outlines the standard of conduct that Town expects from employees to ensure that Town maintains the public’s trust while delivering services to the community. Council passed Respectful Workplace, Workplace Discrimination, Bullying and Harassment Policy (HR-013) which repeals the Town’s Respect in the Workplace Policy. The Town is committed to a safe and professional workplace where staff, contracts, and volunteers of the Town are treated with respect and dignity. Reports Councillor Bennett reported that School District #53 has been dealing with COVID-19 and re-opening the schools and graduation. Councillor King represented the Town at Phantom Estates grand-opening. Mayor McKortoff attended the season opening of Market on Main. The Mayor encouraged everyone to support local businesses. The Osoyoos Festival Society will have a video for Canada Day. Mayor McKortoff is suggesting that everyone decorate their homes for Canada Day. The Mayor attended a conference call with the Division of Family practice. Mayor McKortoff encouraged everyone to welcome tourists and visitors to our community and give them Canada’s Warmest Welcome. Copies of reports are available within the Council Agenda packages located on the Town’s website www.osoyoos.ca.
  • 12 June 2020
    UPDATES on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Check this page regularly for ongoing updates on the Coronavirus situation as it relates to Town of Osoyoos facilities, programs, services and events. Latest Bulletin 2020 06 26 EOC COVID-19 Bulletin 17 - State of Emergency-Phase 3 - Posted on June 26, 2020 @ 4:00pm WorkSafeBC guidelines support safe reopening of businesses Province of BC Posted Friday, May 15, 2020 1:45 PM Message from Mayor… I am taking this opportunity to address the citizens and residents of our community to assure you that our Council and town staff are continuing to work with our provincial and federal governments and health officers to keep our community safe, and provide you with essential services.   Thank you all for taking the critical steps to keep your families, friends and yourselves safe and healthy. By now, you have heard many of us tell you to wash your hands often, stay at least 2 meters away from others, and stay home unless absolutely necessary avoiding non-essential travel and trips outside of your primary residence. Those travellers returning from outside Canada need to quarantine themselves for 2 weeks.   We certainly hope this worldwide pandemic will ease its drastic hold on us all soon. In the meantime, look after yourselves and your loved ones, and know that we are continuing to use best practices in our town to help all of us work through this stressful time. 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. TOWN COMMUNICATION 2020 06 26 EOC COVID-19 Bulletin 17 - State of Emergency-Phase 3 - Posted on June 26, 2020 @ 4:00pm 2020 06 12 EOC COVID-19 Bulletin 16 - State of Emergency-Taxes-Cactus Kids - Posted on June 12, 2020 @ 3:00pm June 05, 2020 - No Update for the EOC COVID-19 Bulletin 2020 05 29 EOC COVID-19 Bulletin 15 State of Emergency-Survey-Town Facilities - Posted May 29, 2020 @ 4:00pm 2020 05 22 EOC COVID-19 Bulletin 14 - State of Emergency | Restart Plan | Worksafe BC - Posted May 22, 2020 @ 4:30pm 2020 05 15 EOC COVID-19 Bulletin 13 - State of Emergency | Long Weekend | Pleasure Boatings - Posted May 15, 2020 @ 4:00pm  2020 05 08 EOC COVID Bulletin 12 - BC ReStart Plan | Town Office-Facility Updates - Posted May 8, 2020 @ 4:30pm  2020 05 01 EOC COVID Bulletin 11 - State of Emergency | Financial Plan | Town Office-Facility Updates - Posted May 1, 2020 @ 4:00pm  2020 04 24 EOC COVID-19 Bulletin 10 - Community Settings | Special Event Cancellations | Farmers Market - Posted April 24, 2020 @3:40pm 2020 04 17 EOC COVID Bulletin 9 - Taxes| Water Invoices Essential Workers - Posted April 17@ 4:00pm  2020 04 09 EOC COVID Bulletin 8 |Washroom | Border |EOC Phone | Large Item - Posted April 9 @4:30pm  NEWS RELEASE EOC COVID-19 Bulletin 7 - State of Emergency | Council Meetings | Landfill | Parks & Trails | Mental Health | Childcare | Fitness Centres | Renters - April 3, 2019 @ 4:30 pm  2020 04 01 EOC COVID Bulletin 6  - Bylaw-Large Item - April 1@ 4:30pm 2020 03 30 EOC COVID Bulletin 5  - Mayor Message - March 31 @ 4:15pm 2020 03 30 EOC COVID Bulletin 4  - Travellers-Bylaw-Economic-Facilities - March 30, 2020 @ 4:45pm NEWS RELEASE EOC COVID-19 Bulletin 3 - Essential Services | Bylaw |  PPE | Small Business | Landfill - March 27, 2020 @ 4:20pm COVID-19 Financial Supports for Small Businesses - Posted March 27 @ 9:30am NEWS RELEASE EOC COVID-19 - Essential Goods and Services - Posted March 26 @ 4:23pm NO Opening Burning permitted in Osoyoos and Surrounding Area - Posted March 26 @ 11:40pm Mandatory 14 day Isolation - Posted March 25, 2020 @ 5:00pm Boredom Busters - Posted March 25, 2020 @ 4:15pm Council Update - Posted  March 24 How to Connect with the Town of Osoyoos - Posted March 24, 2020 @ 4:30pm COVID Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - Posted March 24, 2020 @ 4:30pm (Updated March 26, 2020 @ 4:10pm) NEWS RELEASE EOC COVID Bulletin 2 - EOC Opening - Posted March 23, 2020 @ 5:00pm NEWS RELEASE EOC COVID Bulletin 1 - Level 1 EOC - Posted March 20, 2020  POSTPONED 19th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Awards and Luncheon - Posted March 19, 2020 CANCELLED 2020 Mixed Adult Slo-Pitch League Team - Posted March 18, 2020 Additional Offices/Facilities CLOSED to the public are RCMP Office and Operational (Public Works) Services - Posted March 17, 2020 NEWS RELEASE COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information – Posted March 13, 2020 Town Offices CLOSED to the PUBLIC Below is a list of Town Offices that are currently closed to the public. You may be able to conduct some business in person by appointment only. You can still contact the facilities by phone or email as follows: Planning & Development Services 250.495.6191 plan@osoyoos.ca www.osoyoos.ca Bylaw Enforcement 250.495.6515 info@osoyoos.ca www.osoyoos.ca RCMP Office 250.495.7236 Emergency Call 9-1-1 www.osoyoos.ca Fire Hall 250.495.4631 fire@osoyoos.ca Emergency Call 9-1-1 Operations (Public Works) 250.495.4613 pubworks@osoyoos.ca www.osoyoos.ca Sonora Community Centre 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca www.osoyoos.ca Sun Bowl Arena 250.495.7919 sunbowl@osoyoos.ca www.osoyoos.ca At this time Town staff continue to work during regular scheduled office hours to bring services to the community and to perform necessary maintenance. Essential services are being maintained. OPEN Facilities Please practice social/physical distancing at this locations/facilities. Town Hall 250.495.6515     info@osoyoos.ca                 9AM-1PM Monday-Friday All Public Washrooms 250.495.6213 pubworks@osoyoos.ca   Boat (Paid) Trailer Parking Lot 250.495.6515 info@osoyoos.ca   Dog Park 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca   Goodman Park Washroom 250.495.6213 pubworks@osoyoos.ca   Marina Washroom 250.495.6213 pubworks@osoyoos.ca   Osoyoos Farmers Market See Website June 13 – September 12   Osoyoos Regional Library 250.860.4033 June 2 (Online/Pick-Up)   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   Pioneer Walkway Washroom 250.495.6213 pubworks@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   Splash Park 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca   Sunrise Marina 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca   Tennis Courts 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca   CLOSED Facilities Desert Park 250.495.6562 TBD West Bench Complex 250.495.6562 TBD Thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time. Payments A variety of payment methods are available: NO CASH PAYMENTS ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME. 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 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
  • 27 May 2020
    Time to Renew your Dog's License by January 31, 2020 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. 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
  • 1 May 2020
    "Normal" Water Restrictions for Town and Rural Water Districts 8 & 9 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 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 2020
    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  
  • 28 April 2020
    NOTICE All Garbage must be in Bags and Securely Tied EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY The Town of Osoyoos contractor (Waste Connections) for Curbside waste collection and the Osoyoos & District Landfill have advised that they will not be accepting LOOSE loads of garbage. All garbage must be in bags and securely tied.    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ALL personal hygiene products, used tissues, sanitary wipes (even those labeled compostable or flushable), paper towels, napkins, cleaning cloths, face masks, gloves, and similar items are to be put in plastic bags and placed securely in your garbage bin. NO disposing latex and nitrile gloves in the recycling. Double bag these items if you are sick or caring for someone who is sick. All garbage must be in bags and securely tied.  RECYCLING does not have to be in bags in the recycling cart. 2019-2020 Curbside Garbage & Recycling Calendar Loose loads of garbage will be refused even if in a cart/can.  This measure has been put in place to protect staff and our residents from unsanitary debris. Thanking you in advance for your cooperation during COVID-19. Dear Waste Connections Customer:  Our number one value at Waste Connections is the safety of our employees, our customers, and the communities we serve. We are closely monitoring the current situation and are following guidance from the CDC, WHO, and our Province and local public health officials. We recognize that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has tremendous unknowns and could cause unanticipated service delays, service interruptions, or unusually high call volumes.  We provide an essential service within our communities and strive to meet our customer commitments. At Waste Connections, we have developed and implemented business continuity plans to ensure our operations run as effectively as possible during this unique period in order to keep our commitment to provide the best possible service in a courteous, effective manner, and show respect and gratitude for those we are fortunate to serve.  Thank you. We greatly appreciate your patience and trust in Waste Connections.  250.498.4888
  • 1 April 2020
    SUMMER HOURS Osoyoos & District Sanitary Landfill DUE TO COVID-19 PLEASE PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING WHEN AT THE FACILITY. All garbage must be in bags and securely tied.  Loose loads of garbage will be refused.  This measure has been put in place to protect staff and residents from unsanitary debris at the Landfill. AT THIS TIME ONLY DEBIT WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR PAYMENT. 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 are $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 1309.05,2019. 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  
  • 1 April 2020
    Boil Water Notice Rural Water Systems 8 & 9 effective April 1 The Town of Osoyoos has issued a BOIL WATER NOTICE for Domestic Water Customers served by Rural Water Systems 8 & 9 Effective April 1, 2020 until further notice.    Please refer to the first three digits (008 or 009) of the account number on your annual utilities invoice, or click System 8 or System 9. Click here for a list of System 8 Addresses that are now connected to the Town Domestic System and are not required to boil their water. System 8 Map will show highlighted parcels - Yellow means BOIL WATER, BLUE means connected to Town Domestic System and is not required to boil their water. During this time period the water source is switched from groundwater (well source) to Osoyoos Lake surface water supply.  While the Osoyoos Lake water is chlorinated, the current disinfection process is not adequate to protect from bacterial, viral and protozoan pathogens that may be present in the surface water source.  The Town of Osoyoos and Interior Health recommend individuals drink boiled water or a safe alternative until further notice. Rural Water Systems 8 & 9 customers, water intended for drinking, washing ready to eat fruits and vegetables, making beverages, ice, or brushing teeth should be boiled for one minute.  You may also experience discolored water due to Spring flows.  To clear your water please flush your lines by turning on an exterior tap or the bathtub and run cold water for 10 to 15 mins or until water clears. Interior Health has been consulted, and the public will be notified when conditions change or water quality has improved. The Town of Osoyoos has completed portions within System 8 for the Twinning projects.  System 9 is being reviewed and projects are being developed.    The Town continues to work on ways of providing improvements to our water quality.  The public will be notified when these projects are completed. Please notify tenants, visitors, or other building occupants of the boil water notice. Thank you in advance for your patience. Click here for a Printable Version of the Boil Water Notice and Maps. If you have any further questions please contact: Operational Services Department Box 3010, 11500 115 Street Osoyoos BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6213  (E)  pubworks@osoyoos.ca

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