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  • 28 February 2015
    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, 2011: 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. The Town of Osoyoos thanks you for your cooperation.  Winter Safety is everyone's responsibility.   Help us help you, make winter safe for everyone. Public Works (T) 250.495.6213 (E)
  • 27 February 2015
    2015 Community Service Grant Program deadline February 27 The application process for the 2015 Community Service Grants is now open! The Town of Osoyoos assists non-profit organizations and community groups each year by way of the Community Service Grant Program. Organizations and community groups will be considered for receiving grant funding if their grant application meets the legislative criteria. Applications can be completed online by clicking here. Paper copies are also available at Town Hall (8707 Main Street) or the Sonora Community Centre (8505 68 Avenue). Please complete questions as required. All applications must be submitted by 12:00 pm (noon) on Friday, February 27, 2015. Gerald Davis Director of Community Services 8505 68 Avenue, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)    250.495.4621 (F)    250.495.5136 (E)
  • 20 February 2015
    Request for Proposals for Project Advancement Study for Gyro Park Pier The Town of Osoyoos is seeking proposals from qualified consultants to prepare a Project Advancement Study for our Gyro Park Pier.  This project was one of the development priorities recommended through a stakeholder-driven charrette process for preparing the Town’s 2012 Osoyoos Waterfront Gyro Park Plan. For a detailed RFP package please click on the link below or visit BC Bid or SICA. 2015 01 12 RFP Project Advancement Study for Gyro Park Pier Proposals must be received at Planning and Development Services no later than 2:00 pm on Friday, February 20, 2015 in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Project Advancement Study for Gyro Park Pier”. For more information, please contact the undersigned. Alain M. Cunningham, Ph.D., MCIP, RPP Director of Planning & Development Services Box 3010, 8711 Main Street Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6191 (F)  250.495.0407 (E)
  • 2 February 2015
    Request for Proposals for Water Metering Strategy Deadline February 2 The Town of Osoyoos is inviting proposals from engineering consultants (proponents) to prepare a Water Meter Implementation Strategy.  The broad objective of the Town is that the consultant (proponent) will identify all challenges associated with proceeding with a universal metering program and prepare an implementation plan that would address all of the identified challenges. Proposal Requirements A proposal submitted in response to this RFP should contain: Description of proposed work program. Description of project team members with resumes. The project manager (primary contact) should be identified. Summary of relevant experience including at least 3 references for projects that the project manager has had significant involvement in. Consulting services budget showing man hours for all project team members with charge out rates and a summary of anticipated disbursements. Staff members proposed to be involved in the assessment study cannot be changed without approval of the Town. Proposal Submission The submission details are as follows: Three (3) printed copies of the proposal and a digital file are required . The proposals should be submitted in a sealed envelope appropriately labeled. After the proposal closing', proposals become irrevocable and remain open for acceptance by the Town for a period of 60 days. The Town reserves the right to cancel this request for proposal at any time and for any reasons and will not be responsible for any loss, damage, cost or expenses incurred by any Proponent as a result of such cancellation. Proponents are solely responsible for their costs to prepare a response to this request for proposals. Responses are to be submitted on or before 4:00pm local time, Monday February 2, 2015. Tender Documents (Click on the links below to view documents.) 2015 02 02 Request for Proposals Submission Water Metering Strategy 302-1107-RFP-Water Metering Strategy All inquiries shall be directed to: Barry Romanko Chief Administrative Officer Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 (E)
  • 2 February 2015
    Next Town Council Meeting to be held on February 2 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Monday, February 2, 2015 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  
  • 30 January 2015
    Time to Renew your Dog's License by January 30, 2015
  • 30 January 2015
    Applications for Recreation Commission Appointment deadline January 30 The Town of Osoyoos and the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen (RDOS Area "A") are seeking members of the public who are interested in serving on the Recreation Commission (Town and Rural appointees). If you are interested please forward a written letter including relevant experience and your reasons to be on the committee. All applications must be received no later than 2:00pm on Friday, January 30, 2015. Please direct your questions and applications to:   Gerald Davis Director of Community Services Box 3010 Osoyoos, BC  V0H 1V0    (T)  250.495.6562 (E) Only those chosen to serve on the committee will be notified.
  • 28 January 2015
    NEW Fitness Classes being offered at the Sonora Community Centre The Community Services Department is excited to announce changes to our morning fitness classes - effective immediately! Cardio Combo with Louise Snider Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8:45am-9:45am This low impact aerobics program offers toning and stretching along with a great cardio workout!  A perfect class for beginners or those looking for a class that's not too intense.   Cardio-Strength Interval Training with Kelsi Bissonnette Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:45am-9:45am A combination class of cardiovascular exercises combined with intervals of strength training using various equipment. This class will target the entire body, with focus on the CORE. Interval training gives the body the variety and change in exercises, which is very effective to show results because each time you come the workout changes. You never get bored! This class is suitable for all levels and modifications will be shown. Please bring water, a towel, light workout wear, good clean runners and a positive attitude.   For more information regarding the classes please contact: Sonora Community Centre (T)  250.495.6562 (E)
  • 28 January 2015
    Bell Let's Talk Day for mental illness on January 28 On January 28, we invite you to once again join the conversation to continue to break down the stigma associated with mental illness. On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell will donate 5¢ more to mental health initiatives for every:  Text message sent by Bell Canada and Bell Aliant customers.  Mobile and long distance call made by Bell Canada and Bell Aliant customers.  Tweet using #BellLetsTalk.  Facebook share of the Bell Let’s Talk Day image. Clara’s Big Ride Documentary will air on CTV: Please tune into CTV and CTV Two at 7 p.m. ET/PT to watch CLARA’S BIG RIDE - a documentary special. CLARA’S BIG RIDE follows Clara on her journey from coast to coast to coast to engage Canadians in the mental health conversation and to help create a Canada free of the stigma of mental illness. The documentary highlights stories of struggle, of hope and of recovery. The documentary will also be available on CTV GO, and on demand on CraveTV and at Please click here for more information regarding Bell Let's Talk Day. 
  • 19 January 2015
    Click on the buttons to watch the videos of the Committee of the Whole and the Regular Open meeting.   Committee of the Whole      Regular Open DELEGATIONS Osoyoos Airport Development Society – Airport Repurposing – Glen Harris, Rob Rausch and Diana Thomas. Presentation will be attached to minutes for information. BYLAWS Revenue Anticipation Borrowing Bylaw No. 1308, 2015 read a first, second and third time. BUSINESS Chain of Office for the Mayor – Council resolved that the creation of a Mayor’s Chain of Office be referred to the 2015 budget process. Public Budget Session Identified Projects - Items will be brought forward to 2015 budget process.  Council requests that staff prepare a policy on cost sharing by residents with respect to area infrastructure improvements. Request for Proposals – Water Metering Strategy discussed by previous Council for Town and water improvement areas. Implications of total cost, various fee systems, types of meters that could be used, public consultation, staffing impacts. Osoyoos Secondary School Scholarship/Bursaries/Awards Request - Council approves annually awarding three bursaries to graduates of OSS in the amount of $1,000.00 each for the years 2015, 2016 and 2017. Airport Industrial Park Development #6 - Town of Osoyoos requests an amendment to the Crown grant for airport purposes on Lot 1013, Plan KAP39476, District Lot 2450S to enable the development of commercial or industrial parcels. REPORTS Fire Hall Committee – meeting held on January 9, representatives from electrical, mechanical and site preparation components were present. Significant progress toward finalizing working documents. Moving forward with the project. Copies of reports are available within the Council Agenda packages located on the Town’s website    The public is encouraged to attend the Committee of the Whole meetings which take place in Council Chambers at 9:00AM on the morning of the Regular Open Council meetings at 2:00 PM to learn additional in-depth information regarding upcoming business.
  • 1 January 2015
    South Okanagan Transit Rider's Bulletin New Fares Effective January 1, 2015 Click here for a link to the South Okanagan Transit Rider's Guide. Customer Information 6210 97 Street Osoyoos BC  V0H 1V4 ​​(T) 250.495.8054 
  • 1 January 2015
    2015 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 9:00AM 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 2015 schedule is as follows: January 5- Cancelled January 19 February 2 February 16 March 2 March 16 April 7 (Tues) April 20 May 4 May 19 (Tues) June 1 June 15 July 6 (Tues) July 20 August 4 (Tues) - Cancelled August 17 September 8 (Tues) September 21 October 5 October 19 November 2 November 16 December 7 December 21  
  • 19 December 2014
    NOTICE Contractors & Building Designers BC Building Code Changes Effective December 19, 2014, the following changes to the 2012 BC Building Code will be implemented: Introduction of Section 9.36 Energy Efficiency Changes to Section 9.32 Ventilation Requirements Changes to Section 9.13.4 Soil Gas Control (Radon) Changes to Section and Daycare Facilities that accommodate more than 8 children Building Permit applications received after December 19, 2014 must comply with the new regulations. Information is available on all of the proposed code revisions at the Building & Safety Standards Branch.  You can also view their bulletins here. Illustrated guide to energy efficiency requirements in British Columbia, Climate Zones 5-7 - Resource Link 2014 British Columbia Code Changes Guide   Neil Pagett Senior Building Inspector Box 3010, 8711 Main Street Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (E) (T)  250.495.6191
  • 9 December 2014
    2015 Winter Leisure Guide Now Available! The 2015 Winter Leisure Guide is available to be viewed online by clicking here or can be picked up at the Sonora Community Centre or Town Hall starting Wednesday December 10, 2014. Registration for Winter Programs starts Wednesday December 17, 2014. Online registration is NOW available! 1. Go to 2. Under Spotlight on the home page click on “Recreation Registration Online”. 3. Fill out and submit your online registration. 4. Confirm your registration with your payment within 3 business days at Sonora Community Centre. Online Submission Notes Registrations that have not been paid within the time allotted will be withdrawn. Registering online will not guarantee your spot in a class until payment and confirmation from staff members has been made. Community Services Department Sonora Community Centre (T)  250.495.6562 (E)    

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