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  • 16 November 2017
    Boil Water Notice Rural Water Systems 8 & 9 from April 1-November 16 The Town of Osoyoos has issued a BOIL WATER NOTICE for Domestic Water Customers served by Rural Water Systems 8 & 9 Effective April 1, 2017 until November 16, 2017.    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. 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. Interior Health has been consulted, and the public will be notified when conditions change or water quality has improved. The Town of Osoyoos is in the process of separating irrigation lines from domestic lines to improve 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. 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)
  • 5 September 2017
    Next Town Council to be held on September 5, 2017 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 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
  • 29 August 2017
    TENDER - Rural Area Twinning Phase 1 Contract 3 Deadline August 29 87th Street - 104th Avenue to Highway 97 Sealed Tenders clearly marked “Rural Area Twinning Phase 1 – Contract #3 – System 8 – 87th Street – 104th Avenue to Highway 97" will be received at the Town of Osoyoos, Box 3010, 8707 Main Street, Osoyoos, B.C. V0H 1V0 up to 2:00 p.m. local time, Tuesday, August 29, 2017. Tenders will be opened in public in the Town of Osoyoos Office at 2:00 p.m. on the tender closing date. The project comprises the following works and approximate quantities: 1200m of 250 dia. PVC water main and appurtenances 370m of 200 dia. To 100 dia. PVC water main and appurtenances 600m of 19mm to 50mm water service tubing 30 water services 5000m² of pavement restoration Click on the links below to view documents: TENDER DRAWING Tender Documents are available electronically on BC Bid. Tender Documents (printed) may be obtained from the offices of TRUE Consulting (Kamloops) upon payment of $50.00, which is non-refundable. 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. It is the sole responsibility of the Proponent to ensure that the Registration Form has been received by TRUE Consulting. Tenders must be accompanied by the following:  A BID BOND, CASH DEPOSIT, CERTIFIED CHEQUE or IRREVOCABLE LETTER OF CLEAN CREDIT in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the Tendered Price. If a Bid Bond is provided, a CONSENT OF SURETY relating to subsequent security arrangements for PERFORMANCE and LABOUR AND MATERIALS PAYMENT GUARANTEES. If the information stipulated above is not enclosed with the Tender at the time of opening, the Tender will be rejected. The lowest or any Tender will not necessarily be accepted. Tenders received after the closing time will be returned unopened.  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. Engineer TRUE Consulting Ste. 201 - 2079 Falcon Road Kamloops  BC V2C 4J2 (T) 250.828.0881 (F) 250.828.0717 (E) Owner Town of Osoyoos ​​​​​​​Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T) 250.495.6515 (F) 250.495.2400 (E)
  • 25 August 2017
    NOTICE Weight Room Closure at SCC Friday, August 25 Please be advised the Weight Room at the Sonora Community Centre will be CLOSED on Friday August 25, 2017 for electrical upgrades. The Weight Room is scheduled to re-open on Saturday August 26 at 9:00am. For more information regarding the closure please contact: Sonora Community Centre (T)  250.495.6562 (E) We apologize in advance for the inconvenience.  
  • 15 August 2017
    TENDER Landfill Stage 2 Cover Stockpile Deadline August 15 TENDER CLOSED: Awarded to JW Price Construction at $35,700.00 Contractor Bid Amount Superior Excavating Services $64,000.00 Grizzly Excavating Ltd $72,450.00 OK Excavating $41,475.00 Hazelwood Construction $79,642.50 JW Price Construction $35,700.00 Sealed tenders clearly marked “2017 Landfill Stage 2 Cover Stockpile” will be received at the Town of Osoyoos Municipal Offices, 8707 Main Street, Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0 up to 2:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. The project comprises the following: Excavate approximately 5000 m3 of silt and clay from designated borrow area. Transport and placement of excavated material in designated stockpile area. Tender Documents are available electronically on the Town of Osoyoos website and/or BC Bid. A Planholder Registration Form must be completed and emailed to (TRUE Consulting) in order to receive any addendums and/or additional information regarding this tender. It is the sole responsibility of the Proponent to ensure that the Registration Form has been received by TRUE Consulting. The lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. TENDER/DRAWING Tenders will be opened in public in the Town of Osoyoos Municipal Office at 2:00 p.m. on the tender closing date. Engineer                                       Owner TRUE Consulting                            Town of Osoyoos Ste. 201 - 2079 Falcon Road           8707 Main Street, Box 3010 Kamloops, B.C. V2C 4J2                 Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0 Phone:(250)-828-0881                  Phone:(250)-495-6515 Fax:(250)-828-0717                      Fax:(250)-495-2400 Tenders received after the closing time will be returned unopened. 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 August 2017
    REMINDER Business Owners Regarding Sidewalk Maintenance As summer is in full swing, it was felt this was a good time for a friendly reminder to business owners regarding sidewalk maintenance. Under  Traffic Bylaw No. 1256, 2009, it is the responsibility of the owner or occupier of any property in Town to maintain the streets abutting their property.  For businesses, it is required that snow, ice, or rubbish from the sidewalk and footpaths bordering their property be cleared no later than 10:00 AM each day.  Over the past few years the Town has added garbage containers and cigarette butt depositories throughout Main Street. These efforts have had minor effects on the number of butts dropped on the sidewalk. In the interest of all that use the sidewalks, please sweep your sidewalk each day before 10:00 AM in an effort to deal with the cigarette butts and other rubbish left on the sidewalks. The Bylaw also does not allow any sign, sign board, or other portable device, or chattels on a sidewalk without a permit.  If you require to have displays or sign boards in front of your business, please contact the Planning and Development Services Department for the necessary permit application. The Town will be enforcing its bylaws with regard to the Traffic Bylaw and the Good Neighbour Bylaw and will be assessing fines where necessary. Good Neighbour Bylaw No. 1277, 2011 addresses panhandling on the streets.   We are aware of this being an issue and are taking this opportunity to let you know what the bylaw regulations are for panhandling.  The Bylaw states: “2.1 No person shall panhandle within 10 metres of: a) An entrance to a  bank, credit union or trust company; b) An automated teller machine; or c) The entrance to any liquor store. 2.2 No person shall panhandle in such a way as to impede the ability of a person entering or exiting a place of business. 2.3 No person shall sit or lie on a street for the purpose of panhandling. 2.4 No persons shall panhandle between the time of sunset on any day and sunrise on the day following. 2.5 No person shall continue to panhandle from a person, or follow a person, after that person has indicated a negative response to the panhandler. 2.6 No person shall panhandle or solicit business from an occupant of a vehicle, including a vehicle that is: a) parked; b) stopped at a traffic control sign or signal; or c) stopped temporarily for the purpose of loading or unloading.” If you have issues with panhandlers not following the bylaw please contact the town office immediately and we will have the bylaw enforcement officer attend. It is in everyone’s best interest to keep the Town clean and inviting for residents and visitors so your cooperation in clearing the sidewalks and abiding by the permit regulations for signs and other chattels is appreciated.  We in turn will do our part in ensuring that the downtown remains inviting to local and tourists. All the best for a fabulous and prosperous summer! Town of Osoyoos 250.495.6515 (E)
  • 7 July 2017
    Temporary Open Fire Ban for Regional District Fire Service Areas Interior Health - Smoky Skies Bulletin Amended for BC Interior Posted August 7, 2017 BC Gov News - Off-road vehicles restricted in backcountry Posted August 4, 2017 RDOS Wildfire Bulletin – Regional Restrictions To Reduce Potential Wildfires Posted August 4, 2017 Due to the current condition of high and extreme fire danger rating in our regional area, the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) is implementing a TEMPORARY OPEN FIRE BAN. Effective at noon on Friday, July 7th 2017 and until further notice, all open burning, including campfires and fireworks, will be prohibited in the RDOS. This ban is in conjunction with other local Fire Departments including Penticton, Summerland, Oliver, Osoyoos, Princeton, Hedley and the Penticton Indian Band. This open burning ban is in effect to protect public safety and to limit the risk of person-caused wildfires. This ban does not restrict fires in cooking stoves using gas, propane or briquettes, or to a portable campfire apparatus with a CSA or ULC rating (providing the flame height does not exceed 15 centimeters) but does restrict fires in portable wood burning fireplaces and campfires. Campers and hikers and those recreating in remote areas are asked to use extreme caution. Motorized vehicles, particularly all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and dirt bikes, can produce a significant amount of heat from their exhaust systems. This heat can be enough to spark a wildfire. Avoid operating any motorized vehicle in tall grass and vegetation when the weather is hot and dry. Even operating a lawn mower in dry grass conditions can ignite a fire. Anyone found in violation of an open fire ban, including campfires, may be issued a ticket for up to $345.00 per incident. Anyone who causes a wildfire through arson or recklessness may also be fined up to $1 million, spend up to three years in prison and be held accountable for associated firefighting costs. The RDOS thanks the public in advance for their cooperation in complying with this temporary fire ban. For further information, please contact Mark Woods, RDOS Community Services Manager, at (250) 490-4132 or _______________________ Karla Kozakevich, Chair Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Click Here for Kamloops Fire Centre Wildfire Information.
  • 1 July 2017
    New Curbside Garbage and Recycling Calendar The  2017-2018 Curbside Garbage & Recycling Calendar has been sent to homeowners in the mail.  Paper copies are available at Town Hall and the Sonora Community Centre. The brochure can also be viewed online Garbage & Recycling Calendar  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 item 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
  • 25 May 2017
    Osoyoos Splash Park is Open for the Season! Days:          Monday to Sunday (7 days a week) Hours:        10:00 am to 8:00 pm Season:      May to September For more information on the Splash Park, please visit our Splash Park page. Community Services (T) 250.495.6562 (E)
  • 1 May 2017
    Landfill Fees and Summer Hours Effective May 1, 2017 Osoyoos & District Sanitary Landfill rates/fees change on May 1, 2017 from $95 per metric tonne to $110.00 per metric tonne, unless otherwise specified. The minimum charge remains at $5.00. No PERSON shall act in a manner that is threatening, discourteous, disruptive, or willfully negligent while on the SITE. 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)  
  • 1 May 2017
    "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)   
  • 1 May 2017
    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.   
  • 31 March 2017
    NOTICE Disposition of Land for Airport Lot 1 For Sale The Town of Osoyoos has put the above noted lot up for sale. All offers to purchase need to be made on Town forms available at the Town office or from the Town’s website by clicking on the links below: Notice of Disposition of Lot 1 Offer to Purchase KAP 89085 The Town will pay a 5% commission on value up to $100,000 and 2.5% on any amount beyond $100,000 to any registered real estate agent who brings a successful offer, accepted by Council, the commission would be payable on or after the Completion date of the sale. This lot is zoned “M1” General Industrial with specific permitted uses, and are serviced with water, sewer, Fortis (phase 1 power), Telus and Persona to the property lines. As a basic requirement, bids must comply with the following site specific permitted uses set out for the airport subdivision in the  M1-General Industrial Zone under  Zoning Bylaw 1085, 1998, Section 8.22. Council retains a 30-day proposal review and decision making time frame. Barry Romanko, CLGM Chief Administrative Officer Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)    250.495.6515 (F)   250.495.2400 (W)  
  • 24 February 2017
    NOTICE Town of Osoyoos Boundary Extension The Town of Osoyoos will be making a Boundary Extension application to the Provincial Government.   Property owners’ in the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen (RDOS) are to express their interest in the possibility of joining the Town boundaries.   The Town is in the process of gathering information from parties for areas interested in joining.  Once this information gathering has been completed an assessment of the next steps will be made, which may include public forums.   At this time the Town has not scheduled a public meeting to discuss Boundary Extension(s).   Please provide your interest/feedback:   Barry Romanko, CLGM Chief Administrative Officer Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)   250.495.6515 (F)   250.495.2400 (E)   Note Originally the “Event Date” was posted as March 10 to remind Staff.
  • 23 January 2017
    Invitation for Applications for Town of Osoyoos Affordable Housing Program The Town of Osoyoos is inviting interested families to apply under Council’s approved Near-Market Affordable Housing (NMAH) Program.  The first designated area for applying to the Program is the Town’s Richter property subdivision south of the new Fire Hall.  The Program requires that builders who purchase subdivision lots set aside 15% of their completed homes as affordable units and sell each of them at a 15% discount below appraised value to eligible households, as approved by the Town’s citizen-volunteer Affordable Housing Authority (AHA).  Preference will be given to younger working families especially those with school-age children, and depending upon the number of applicants a waiting list may be generated.  Program recipients can only resell their homes at a controlled profit within a 30-year time period to keep them in the affordable housing pool.   Servicing of the 26-lot Richter subdivision is near completion ready for lot sales to the private sector, including four affordable housing lots (i.e.15%) to be interspaced among the full-market housing. The Town has signed an option to purchase agreement with Hart Buckendahl of Osoyoos-based, Ellcar Construction for up to 20 lots to build their “Meadowlark Place” housing development, with their first phase consisting of four single-family homes including two affordable units, and one duplex.  All single-family homes will be built on narrow frontage lots to save land and servicing costs but are ample-sized to accommodate two-storey, 2400 sq. ft. homes for family living.  A tot lot will be included in the subdivision. An affordable home application form can be accessed on the Town’s website " Affordable Housing Meadowlark Place" and may be submitted digitally or by hand to the undersigned.  The site also contains Council’s NMAH program guidelines, the subdivision plan including the first two affordable home locations, and architect-designed house examples from Ellcar Construction.  All affordable home exteriors will be identical to comparable market units though some interior details may differ. All affordable homes will be reasonably priced and in addition the Town will gift 15% of the appraised value, with the program recipient being responsible for the remainder.  This exciting new public-private enterprise will expand home choices for current and possibly future Osoyoos families to assist community, social and economic sustainability, and return taxpayer value for use of public lands. Alain Cunningham Director of Planning and Development Services 8711 Main Street Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 250.495.6191
  • 1 January 2017
    2017 Committee of the Whole and Regular Council Meeting Schedule Agendas, Minutes and Videos | Council Members |  Printable Schedule  Pursuant to Section 127 of the Community Charter, notice of the schedule of regular council meetings must be published.  The regular meetings of Council are held at 2:00 PM at the Town Office Council Chamber at 8707 Main Street, Osoyoos, BC on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month unless otherwise noted.  In the event that the meeting day is on a statutory holiday, the meeting will be held on the Tuesday. 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. The regular meeting schedule is subject to change with notice. The 2017 schedule is as follows: January 2 - Cancelled January 16 February 6 February 20 March 6 March 20 April 3 April 18 (Tues) May 1 May 15 June 5 June 19 July 4 (Tues) July 17 August 8 (Tues)- Cancelled August 21 September 5 (Tues) September 18 October 2 October 16 November 6 November 20 December 4 December 18

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"Family Splash Day" on July 12 and August 16 at Osoyoos Splash Park

The Art Gallery Osoyoos presented the Summer Artisan Market

The Great Plains; Darrel & Saskia August 5, 2017

2017 Okanagan Nation Alliance Annual General Assembly

FREE Chronic Pain Management Seminar on September 19

Open House - Sunshine Ridge Retirement Residence

NOTICE Weight Room Closure at SCC Friday, August 25

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