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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)  pubworks@osoyoos.ca
  • 3 May 2017
    The Healing Power of the Drum for Children and Adults The Sonora Community Centre is pleased to offer Drumming workshops for children and adults! 16 years+ "The drum is a messenger of peace, unconditional love and joy. It is said that the only guaranteed side effect of this medicine is JOY!" Learn about the healing power of rhythm and experience the hand drum’s capacity to provide significant health benefits to everyone. Drums are medicine for our time. They bring people together in community. They vibrate the body to the core, opening minds, energizing bodies, and healing hearts. No previous musical or drumming experience necessary. Drums and percussion provided. Date:        Saturday April 8, 2017 Time:        9:30am - 12:00pm Location:  Sonora Community Centre  Cost:         $35.00/1 session or $24.50 with Annual Pass  8 years+ (children must be accompanied by an adult) Treat yourself to a joyful experience. Come Drumming! A drum circle is such an amazing way for people to see the value of achieving, together, a common goal. A Drum Circle shows how every participant is valued and has an important contribution to make to the group. An energizing way to be creative, playful and stress-free. Dates:        Wednesdays April 5 - April 26 or May 3-May 24  Time:         6:30pm - 7:30pm Location:   Sonora Community Centre  Cost:          Adults $36.00/4 sessions  or $25.00 with Annual Pass                   Children $18.00/4 sessions or $13.00 with Annual Pass Please register in person at the Sonora Community Centre. Space is limited and workshops may be canceled if there is not enough participants register in advance. For more information contact: Sonora Community Centre (T)   250.495.6562 (E)   recreation@osoyoos.ca
  • 2 May 2017
    Request for Proposals from Qualified Waste Contractors Deadline May 2, 2017 Introduction The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) and member municipalities City of Penticton, District of Summerland, Town of Oliver, Town of Osoyoos and Village of Keremeos request proposals (RFP) from qualified waste Contractors to collect garbage, recycling, compostable materials and large items in each municipality and in defined rural areas in the RDOS. Combined, these communities require collection services for 26,600 single-family homes and over 7,900 multi-family units. Key Information for Proponents The timelines anticipated for this project are: Non-Mandatory Pre-Proposal Meeting and Teleconference: 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 30, 2017 Proposals due by: 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, 2017 Commencement of contracted services: July 1, 2018  Request for Proposal (RFP) documents will be provided electronically by request. To obtain an electronic link for the Request for Proposal documents and any associated addenda please contact the Local Government Representative below.   Liisa Bloomfield, P.Eng. Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen 101 Martin Street Penticton, BC V2A 5J9 Fax: (250) 492-0063 Email: Lbloomfield@rdos.bc.ca RDOS Business Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Pacific Standard Time
  • 1 May 2017
    Winter Hours of Operation for Park Washrooms All public park washrooms are closed for the season except for the following which will remain open: MARINA WASHROOMS - Opening March 1, 2017 Monday - Sunday 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Goodman Park Monday - Sunday 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Town Hall (8707 Main Street) Monday - Friday (excluding holidays) 8:30 am to 4:30 pm  Attention The Town of Osoyoos regrets to inform that Gyro Park Washroom will be CLOSED as of Friday, December 9, 2016 until the May of 2017.  This is due to increased incidents of illegal activities that could jeopardize public safety. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Gyro Park                                                                                           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.   
  • 22 April 2017
    16th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Awards and Luncheon Osoyoos is privileged to be served by hundreds of individuals who volunteer their time with local service clubs, serve on boards and committees, organize community events and much more. Mayor and Council wish to celebrate the contributions of these citizens with the Annual Luncheon and Awards Ceremony.   Date:          Saturday, April 22, 2017 Time:          12:00pm (noon) Location:    Sonora Community Centre Click on the links below to view/print the Nomination Packages for the Awards that will be presented in the following four (4) categories: Best Volunteer Project Council Appointed Committee or Taskforce Member Outstanding Individual Volunteer Outstanding Community Group Nomination packages also be picked up at the Sonora Community Centre or Town Hall.   In addition, each group in attendance at the luncheon will be acknowledged.   Please RSVP each person coming from your organization and submit your nomination packages no later than Friday March 31, 2017 to: Sarah Dynneson  Program Supervisor  Sonora Community Centre Box 3010 - 8505 68th Avenue (T)  250.495.6562  |  (E)  sdynneson@osoyoos.ca
  • 15 April 2017
    Self Defense Class for Women on April 15, 2017 18 years+ (16 years if accompanied by parent/guardian) In this two hour workshop, participants will learn common risk situations and common sense solutions, defensive stances, tools and targets, pressure points and releases. Taught by an experience RCMP officer, this course will be a mix of lecture, demonstrations and practice. Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing. Participants must be physically able to participate and will be required to sign a waiver for a Police/Criminal Record Check. Don't delay register today! Space is limited and course may be canceled if not enough participants register in advance. Registration may be done in person at the Sonora Community Centre. Saturday, April 15, 2017 10:00am-12:00pm Sonora Community Centre Rooms 4 & 5 $15.00/1 session For more information contact: Sarah Dynneson (T)  250.495.4623 (E)  sdynneson@osoyoos.ca
  • 13 April 2017
    Early Water for Osoyoos Water District Systems 8 & 9 begins April 3 Irrigation season will begin on April 13, 2017. An opportunity for early irrigation water begins April 3, 2017 upon application and payment of fees at Town Hall located at 8707 Main Street.  Operational Services 11500 115 Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0 (T) 250.495.6213 (E) pubworks@osoyoos.ca  
  • 11 April 2017
    Tai Chi Classes for Beginners starting April 11 Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art that emphasizes health improvement rather than fighting. Taoist Tai Chi, a modified Yang style, is a sequence of 108 slow & graceful movements. It’s non-competitive and ideal for all levels of ability. Learning Tai Chi does not require over-exertion, but as one progresses, the heart rate increases to aerobic exercise levels. This class will introduce some basic foundation exercises as well as the first 17 moves. Please register in person at the Sonora Community Centre. Space is limited and the program may be cancelled if there are not enough participants registered prior to the start of the program.    Days:      Tuesdays and Thursdays Dates:     April 11 - May 11 Times:     6:30pm - 7:30pm Location: Sonora Community Centre Cost:        $75.00/10 sessions                   $52.50 with Annual Pass                 $18.75 with LISP For more information please contact the Sonora Community Centre: (T)   250.495.6562 (E)   recreation@osoyoos.ca
  • 8 April 2017
    The Healing Power of the Drum for Children and Adults The Sonora Community Centre is pleased to offer Drumming workshops for children and adults! 16 years+ "The drum is a messenger of peace, unconditional love and joy. It is said that the only guaranteed side effect of this medicine is JOY!" Learn about the healing power of rhythm and experience the hand drum’s capacity to provide significant health benefits to everyone. Drums are medicine for our time. They bring people together in community. They vibrate the body to the core, opening minds, energizing bodies, and healing hearts. No previous musical or drumming experience necessary. Drums and percussion provided. Date:        Saturday April 8, 2017 Time:        9:30am - 12:00pm Location:  Sonora Community Centre  Cost:         $35.00/1 session or $24.50 with Annual Pass  8 years+ (children must be accompanied by an adult) Treat yourself to a joyful experience. Come Drumming! A drum circle is such an amazing way for people to see the value of achieving, together, a common goal. A Drum Circle shows how every participant is valued and has an important contribution to make to the group. An energizing way to be creative, playful and stress-free. Dates:        Wednesdays April 5 - April 26 or May 3-May 24  Time:         6:30pm - 7:30pm Location:   Sonora Community Centre  Cost:          Adults $36.00/4 sessions  or $25.00 with Annual Pass                   Children $18.00/4 sessions or $13.00 with Annual Pass Please register in person at the Sonora Community Centre. Space is limited and workshops may be canceled if there is not enough participants register in advance. For more information contact: Sonora Community Centre (T)   250.495.6562 (E)   recreation@osoyoos.ca
  • 5 April 2017
    The Healing Power of the Drum for Children and Adults The Sonora Community Centre is pleased to offer Drumming workshops for children and adults! 16 years+ "The drum is a messenger of peace, unconditional love and joy. It is said that the only guaranteed side effect of this medicine is JOY!" Learn about the healing power of rhythm and experience the hand drum’s capacity to provide significant health benefits to everyone. Drums are medicine for our time. They bring people together in community. They vibrate the body to the core, opening minds, energizing bodies, and healing hearts. No previous musical or drumming experience necessary. Drums and percussion provided. Date:        Saturday April 8, 2017 Time:        9:30am - 12:00pm Location:  Sonora Community Centre  Cost:         $35.00/1 session or $24.50 with Annual Pass  8 years+ (children must be accompanied by an adult) Treat yourself to a joyful experience. Come Drumming! A drum circle is such an amazing way for people to see the value of achieving, together, a common goal. A Drum Circle shows how every participant is valued and has an important contribution to make to the group. An energizing way to be creative, playful and stress-free. Dates:        Wednesdays April 5 - April 26 or May 3-May 24  Time:         6:30pm - 7:30pm Location:   Sonora Community Centre  Cost:          Adults $36.00/4 sessions  or $25.00 with Annual Pass                   Children $18.00/4 sessions or $13.00 with Annual Pass Please register in person at the Sonora Community Centre. Space is limited and workshops may be canceled if there is not enough participants register in advance. For more information contact: Sonora Community Centre (T)   250.495.6562 (E)   recreation@osoyoos.ca
  • 3 April 2017
    Next Town Council to be held on April 3, 2017 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Monday, April 3, 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
  • 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 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)  bromanko@osoyoos.ca  
  • 24 March 2017
    2017 Mixed Adult Slo Pitch League Team Submission by March 24 Play Ball! Adults 16 and older are welcome to play in this Co-Ed league. This is a great chance to have some fun and enjoy the spring season! Registration forms are available at the Sonora Community Centre or by CLICKING HERE. Forms must be completed and returned with payment to the Sonora Community Centre no later than Friday, March 24, 2017.  Games will begin Monday, April 3, 2017 at Desert Park. Fee: $350.00/team Sonora Community Centre 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca Osoyoos Adult Mixed Slo Pitch League  
  • 22 March 2017
    Summer Student Employment The Town of Osoyoos has the following summer student positions open within the Community Services and Operational Services departments.  A student is defined as someone who is currently attending school, college or university and intends to return to school, college or university in the subsequent academic year. Grounds Maintenance – Operational Service Student positions available beginning May 1, 2017.  A valid British Columbia driver’s license is a requirement.  Experience in the operations of powered yard maintenance equipment would be an asset.  This is a bargaining unit position with a present wage rate of $16.46 per hour plus 6% in lieu of benefits.  Deadline for résumé submission is 2:00 pm on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Summer Program Coordinator – Community Services An energetic individual is needed from June 5, 2017 – August 29, 2017.  Applicants should have previous experience working with children and a current First Aid Certificate.  Good organizational skills and training in High Five – Principles of Healthy Child Development is an asset.  This is a bargaining unit position in conjunction with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada – “Canada Summer Jobs”, with a present wage rate of $20.20 per hour plus 6% in lieu of benefits.  Deadline for résumé submission is 2:00 pm on Friday, April 28, 2017. Summer Recreation Leaders – Community Services Energetic, caring, individuals needed from June 26, 2017 – August 25, 2017.  Applicants with previous experience working with children, a current First Aid Certificate, High Five training and Swimming/Life guarding are encouraged to apply.  This is a bargaining unit position in conjunction with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada - ”Canada Summer Jobs” , with a present wage rate of $16.46 per hour plus 6% in lieu of benefits.  Deadline for résumé submission is 2:00 pm on Friday, May 26, 2017. Please submit your resume online by clicking here or to the undersigned. Janette Van Vianen, CMC Director of Corporate Services Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street, Box 3010, Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (E)    jvv@osoyoos.ca   The above positions are open to all students.   We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • 22 March 2017
    Expressions of Interest (EOI) Street Food Vendors due March 22 The Town of Osoyoos is promoting Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from street food vendors for providing quality services in our beautiful resort community.  The following spaces are available on a competitive basis: 2 stationary vendors in approved parks; 2 stationary vendors on primary liquor establishment properties; 2 stationary vendors in Downtown public parking spaces off Main Street; and 2 mobile vendors along streets outside Downtown. Vendors may submit an EOI for one space only, along with all supporting evaluation information required under the Town of Osoyoos' "Street Vendor Selection and Approval Policy" a copy of which is available by clicking here or by visiting 8711 Main Street from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (excluding lunch hours from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm) Monday to Friday.   Selected candidates who meet our rating criteria will then be eligible for a Town of Osoyoos Business Licence and possible annual extensions up to 5 years.  The Town of Osoyoos Business Licence Bylaw No. 1045, 1997 can be viewed by clicking here.   EOIs must be submitted to the undersigned by 4:00 pm on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in a sealed envelope clearly marked Street Food Vendor EOI.  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)    250.495.2400 (E)    alain@osoyoos.ca
  • 21 March 2017
    Compost Bin Pre-Sales will be held from March 1- 21 The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) is offering pre-sales of (2) two different composting systems.   The Green Cone Can handle cooked food, meat waste, other food waste and breaks organic waste down directly into the earth. The Freegarden Earth Compost Bin A backyard composter. Information is available by CLICKING HERE, at the Sonora Community Centre or by contacting the RDOS.  Orders and payment(s) can be submitted in person at the Sonora Community Centre. For more information please contact: Sonora Community Centre 8505 68th Avenue, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6562 (E) recreation@osoyoos.ca RDOS 101 Martin Street Penticton  BC  V2A 5J9 (T)  1.877.610.3737 (E)  info@osoyoos.ca (W)  www.rdos.bc.ca
  • 20 March 2017
    ROAD CLOSURE Hummingbird Lane (Hwy 97-Killdeer Place) March 20-23 Monday, March 20 - Wednesday, March 22 As part of the Richter Subdivision Development, Con-Ex Civil Contractors Ltd. will be completely closing Hummingbird Lane between Highway No. 97 and Killdeer Place from Monday, March 20 until Wednesday, March 22, 2017.   This closure is necessary to establish a vital connection between this new development and the Town of Osoyoos sewer system.   Con-Ex Civil Contractors and the Town of Osoyoos thank all residents for their patience and understanding during this construction process.    Operational Services Department 11500 115 Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6213 (E)  pubworks@osoyoos.ca
  • 20 March 2017
    Council Meeting Highlights for March 20, 2017 Click on either button to watch the video of the Committee of the Whole and the Regular Open Meetings.    Committee of the Whole    Regular Open Meetings    COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE Delegations Executive Director and the Curator of the Osoyoos Museum Kara Burton,  and President, Matt Hassen provided an Osoyoos Museum Society Annual Update.  This update provided information regarding the location move in early 2020 and what their vision will be with the building.  They are hoping the new museum will be open by Spring/Summer 2020. Presentation by Dan Parker and residents of Pinehurst regarding the Unsightly lot they look at and what can be done.  Mayor McKortoff advised that council will look into this matter. Kelley Glazer, Executive Director for Destination Osoyoos made a presentation about moving Destination Osoyoos to the Visitor Centre in 2018. Jim Cleghorn, Treasurer of the Mental Wellness Centre made a presentation regarding the South Okanagan Similkameen Mental Wellness Society.  He explained 1 in 5 people will suffer from mental illness, 8% of adults will suffer from depression and 1% will suffer from bipolar.  He stated that the Martin House is for teens over 16 but if someone who was under 16 came to the centre they would ensure that they received help.  Mr. Cleghorn stated they are having a hard time recruiting volunteers. REGULAR OPEN MEETING Delegation Hart Buckendahl and residents for the East Bench made a presentation regarding the possible Boundary Expansion.  They advised they have 66 signatures of property owners from the area who want to join the Town of Osoyoos and are aware of another potential 6.  They are willing to do whatever takes to make this happen. Bylaws Town of Osoyoos Municipal Rural District Tax Bylaw No. 1327, 2017 was adopted.  The MRDT is an up to three percent tax applied to sales of short-term accommodation provided in participating areas of British Columbia on behalf of municipalities, regional districts and eligible entities. Water Matters Council approved the request to enter into a service agreement with the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen (RDOS) for providing water to the Roberts Point subdivision. Business Water Distribution System Extension and Looping Lakeshore Drive at 56th Avenue to Hwy No.3 at 53 Street and extension of the reclaimed water irrigation system to the Osoyoos Secondary School.  This item was brought back by Mayor McKortoff for reconsideration of the resolution passed at the March 6th 2017 meeting in accordance with Section 131 of the Community Charter.  Council awarded the contract for Lakeshore Drive Water Main; Highway No. 3 to 56 Avenue to Mike Johnson Excavation Ltd in the amount of $318,018.75. Council approved the expenditure of Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI) funds Phases 3 – 5 Canal Trail paving from 100 Avenue to distance that can be funded with the budgeted amount to enable trail loop completion. South Okanagan Transit – BC Transit Operating Agreements – Council approved that notice be given to BC Transit that the Town of Osoyoos wishes to assign to the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen (RDOS) their rights and responsibilities of the agreements related to the service provision of the South Okanagan Transit System including the Transit Service Agreement.  This assignment is requested to be effective upon execution by the RDOS of the appropriate new agreement(s) with BC Transit. Final Parks and Trails Master Plan (PF15-02) – Council received and endorsed the Osoyoos Parks and Trails Master Plan. Reports Councillor King attended Destination Osoyoos (DO) Economic Development Committee new initiatives – new website for Economic Development that has two different portals: Relocation and Business.  Staff from DO will be meeting with South Okanagan Film commission to find out needs and wants. Councillor Rhodes congratulated the Osoyoos Coyotes for their success. Thanked them for acting as Ambassadors for our community and the work they do for the community. Councillor Rhodes reminded pet owners to take care of their pets and pick up after them. Councillor Campol said it was great to see Sun Bowl Arena packed with hockey tournaments and Coyotes games. Mayor McKortoff attended the Regional District Meetings. Mayor McKortoff attended the Okanagan Basin Water Board Meetings. Mayor McKortoff had a teleconference with the Osoyoos Lake Water Control Board. Mayor McKortoff attended the 43rd opening ceremonies for the Atom Fiesta. Mayor McKortoff congratulated the Osoyoos Drama Club for their performance of Beauty and the Beast. Mayor McKortoff encouraged people to attend the Public Hearing at the Sonora Centre at 4:30pm on March 20, 2017 Copies of reports are available within the Council Agenda packages located on the Town’s website www.osoyoos.ca. The public is encouraged to attend the Committee of the Whole meetings which take place in Council Chambers at 9:00 AM on the morning of the Regular Open Council meetings at 2:00 PM to learn additional in-depth information regarding upcoming business.
  • 20 March 2017
    NOTICE Cemetery Cleaning Scheduled for March 20, 2017 The Operational Services Department is asking the Public’s help to improve the overall appearance of the Osoyoos Lakeview Cemetery.  Over the years many of the existing gravesites at the Cemetery have become adorned with various items which hinder our department’s ability to maintain the Cemetery grounds to the highest standards possible.  Listed below are the restrictions for objects allowed to be placed on a grave site according to our existing Cemetery Bylaw No. 1325: 7.1 Boxes, shells, toys, wire screens, arbours, trellises, tripods, or any other objects are prohibited on any grave or Lot with the following exceptions: (a) tripods may be used to hold wreaths and sprays of flowers during Interment; (b) cut and artificial flowers, wreaths, and floral offerings may be placed on graves, but may be removed by the Cemetery Administrator when their condition is considered to be detrimental to the appearance or proper maintenance of the Cemetery; (c) metal or plastic vases which may be set by the Cemetery Administrator flush with the ground. 7.2 No mausoleum or above-ground vault may be constructed or erected on any Lot in the Cemetery. 7.3 No Lot may be defined by fence, railing, coping, hedge or by any other marker except a Memorial as permitted under this bylaw. 7.4 No Lot may be decorated with trees, shrubs or plants, but may be decorated by placing cut flowers. If you know of a family member’s gravesite which has any of the above noted objects added to it the Operational Services Department would like to give you this opportunity to remove the objects prior to a general clean-up of the Cemetery grounds scheduled for Monday March 20, 2017.   Thank you in advance for assisting us in maintaining the Cemetery grounds to the highest standards possible, improving the appearance of this facility for everyone. Town of Osoyoos Operational Services Department 11500 115 Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)      250.495.6213 (E)     pubworks@osoyoos.ca
  • 15 March 2017
    Discoloured Water for Town/Rural Water Systems 8 & 9 You may be experiencing discolored water due to increased spring flows. To clear your water please flush your lines by turning on a tap and running cold water for 10 to 15 minutes or until the water clears. Operational Services 11500 115 Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6213 (E)  pubworks@osoyoos.ca  
  • 13 March 2017
    2017 Spring/Summer Leisure Guide is NOW available! Find out what’s happening this fall at the Sonora Community Centre! Jammed packed with activities for children and adults. The 2017 Spring/Summer Leisure Guide is now available online and will be available at the Sonora Community Centre or Town Hall soon. Registration starts Monday March 13, 2017.                                               Online registration will be available March 13! Recreation Online Program Registration All programs are open to community members and visitors.  Looking for something to do this spring and summer? Then pick up your copy today! Sonora Community Centre 8505 68th Avenue Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.4623 (F)  250.495.2400 (E) recreation@osoyoos.ca  
  • 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)   info@osoyoos.ca   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 alain@osoyoos.ca
  • 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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Learn more about the Osoyoos Affordable Housing Program.
Boundary Extension
Learn more about the Town's application for boundary extension.

Building Permits

Building Permits

Click Here - NOTICE Contractors & Building Designers BC Building Code Changes.

Subdivision Plans

Subdivision Plans

If you would like to print only a portion of the survey plan, you must first save the file to your directory, then open the saved copy using Adobe Acrobat.  Using the Snapshot Tool, highlight the area you wish to print and then print.  You may need to change your page scaling to "Fit to Printable Area", depending on your printer.

Annual Report

Annual Report

Section 98 of the Community Charter sets out the requirements for municipalities to produce an Annual Report each year prior to June 30th. The report must contain:

Financial Statements

Financial Statements

Auditor's Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit.  We conducted our audit in accordance with Canadian generally accepted auditing standards.  Those standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement.

Land Disposition & Lease Notices

Land Disposition & Lease Notices

Pursuant to Sections 24 and 26 of the Community Charter Notice, the Town of Osoyoos is required to give notice of it's intention to sell or lease municipal properties.

Tenders & RFP's

Tenders & Request for Proposals (RFP)

Listed below are Tenders, Requests for Proposals (RFP), and Requests for Quotes (RFQ) that are currently open.  Details of Tenders and RFP's previously awarded by Council can be located under the applicable News Item or within the Council - Agendas, Videos & Minutes folder.

Community Links

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While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this data, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the Town of Osoyoos.   Town of Osoyoos
Box 3010, 8707 Main Street
Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0
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(T) 250.495.6515
(F) 250.495.2400
(E) info@osoyoos.ca

 

Mission Statement
To provide quality community services and facilities, which meet the needs of the current
and future residents of Osoyoos, in a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable manner.

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