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  • 17 November 2014
    Boil Water Notice - Rural Water Customers Systems 8 & 9 The Town of Osoyoos has issued a BOIL WATER NOTICE for Domestic Water Customers served in Rural Water Systems 8 & 9 effective from April 1, 2014 until November 17, 2014. In order to determine exactly which system you are being served by, please refer to the first three digits of the account number on your rural water bill. The Town of Osoyoos and Interior Health recommend individuals drink boiled water or a safe alternative until further notice.  For these at-risk populations, water intended for drinking, washing ready to eat fruits and vegetables, making beverages or ice, or brushing teeth should be boiled for one minute.  Please notify tenants, visitors, or other building occupants of the boil water notice. The Town of Osoyoos is taking measures to disinfect and flush these water systems.  Interior Health has been fully involved, and the public will be notified when conditions change or water quality has improved.  Thank you in advance for your patience. If you have any further questions please contact: Public Works Department 11500 115 Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6213  (E)  pubworks@osoyoos.ca  
  • 15 November 2014
    Notice of Election by Voting
  • 4 November 2014
    TENDER Reclaimed Water Irrigation Service to Osoyoos Secondary School Sealed Tenders clearly marked “Reclaimed Water Irrigation Service at the Osoyoos Secondary School” will be received at the Town of Osoyoos Municipal Office up to 2:00 PM local time, Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Tenders will be opened in public in the Municipal Office at 2:00 p.m. on the tender closing date. The scope of work includes: 50mm domestic water service including backflow prevention devices, water meter, piping and appurtenances 100mm PVC reclaimed water service piping Installation of Town-supplied cabinet enclosure 25mm air release valve at the reclaimed water booster station Tender Documents are available electronically on the Town of Osoyoos website.  Persons downloading documents from the Town website must complete a Planholder Registration Form in order to receive any addendums and/or additional information regarding this tender. Tender Documents Tender Planholder Registration Form If the information stipulated in the Tender 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. Ron Doucette Director of Operational Services Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6515 (F)  250. 495.2400 No phone calls regarding this Tender. Results will be posted on the Town website within '24 hours' after the deadline.
  • 3 November 2014
    Next Town Council Meeting to be held on November 3 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Monday, November 3, 2014 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  
  • 1 November 2014
    Click on either button to watch the video of the Committee of the Whole, the Regular Open, and Public Hearing and Special Open Meetings.  Committee of the Whole     Regular Open    Public Hearing and Special Open Meeting DELEGATIONS Buy Local! Buy Fresh! Okanagan – presented by Shayne Wright, Co-ordinator, Proprietor of Buy Local BC Initiative. Osoyoos Lake Loops Triathlon – Three Lakes Triathlon Series – presented by Sara Opps and Steve Brown -  Director of Community Services to follow up with special event application process.  Destination Osoyoos to be included in event planning. CORRESPONDENCE Report from the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) regarding the October 2, 2014 meeting highlights received for information. BUSINESS Final Fire Hall Referendum Information – Administration will follow up with proposed communication plan. September Income Statements received for the Town of Osoyoos and Sun Bowl Arena. Weight Room Afterhours Council directed staff to have the weight room at Sonora Community Centre open from 6:00 am until 8:45 pm on Monday to Friday and from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday and closed on Sunday. Report 4 Gyro Park Plaza – Stage A and Parking Lot Landscaping - Crown Contracting Ltd. selected to undertake all four base phases and both optional phases of the Gyro Park Plaza – Stage “A” and Parking Lot Landscaping 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 9:00 AM on the morning of the Regular Open Council meetings at 2:00 PM to learn additional in-depth information regarding upcoming business.  
  • 30 October 2014
    Notice of Application for Scrutineers - Fire Hall Assent Voting On Saturday, November 15, 2014, qualified electors within the Town of Osoyoos will be voting on the following question:  “Are you in favour of the Town of Osoyoos adopting “Osoyoos Fire Hall Construction Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 1306, 2014” that will allow for the Town of Osoyoos to borrow a sum not exceeding $5,962,657 over a 30 year period in order to finance the construction of a Fire Hall at 74th Avenue on Lot 1, Plan KAP 92266, P.I.D. 028-632-109” Scrutineers for and against the question must be appointed if applications are received from persons who wish to volunteer for the positions. Only persons entitled to vote as electors on the question shown above are entitled to act as scrutineers. If sufficient applications are received, one scrutineer for and one scrutineer against the question will be appointed for each voting place.  One scrutineer for the question and one scrutineer against the question will also be appointed to be present at the determination of the official results and, if necessary, at a judicial recount.   Applications to act as a scrutineer will be received by the Chief Election Officer at the office of the: TOWN OF OSOYOOS 8707 Main Street Osoyoos, BC, V0H 1V0 During the period: 9:00 AM Monday, October 20, 2014 TO 4:00 PM Thursday, October 30, 2014   Applications will only be received during regular office days and hours during this period. Application forms are available at the Town of Osoyoos Town Hall located at 8707 Main Street or by clicking on the link below.   Click here for Scrutineer Application Form  Click here for the Osoyoos Fire Hall Construction Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 1306, 2014 ​ Interested persons can obtain information on the requirements and procedures for making an application by contacting the following persons at the Town of Osoyoos office. Janette Van Vianen Chief Election Officer (T) 250.495.6515 (E) jvv@osoyoos.ca Lori Scott Deputy Chief Election Officer (T) 250.495.6515 (E) lscott@osoyoos.ca
  • 28 October 2014
    Annual Public Meeting of the International Joint Commission's (IJC) Osoyoos Lake Board of Control Date:         Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Location:    Oroville High School Commons; 816 Juniper Street, Oroville, Washington Time:         7:00 pm These annual Board meetings alternate each year between Osoyoos and Oroville and last year’s meeting was held in Osoyoos. The Board will provide an overview of hydrology conditions that influenced lake levels in 2014 (to date) and Zosel Dam operations as related to the International Joint Commission (IJC) Orders for Osoyoos Lake.  The Board invites your questions and comments at this meeting. For records of past meetings, please click on the following link: http://ijc.org/en_/iolbc/Other_Documents For other documents, including copies of past annual Board reports to the IJC, please click on the following link: http://ijc.org/en_/iolbc/Publications Organizer contacts: Marijke van Heeswijk                                     Gwyn Graham Secretary, U.S. Section                                     Secretary, Canadian Section International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control       International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control (T)  253.552.625                                              (T) 604.664.4052 (E) heeswijk@usgs.gov                                     (E) gwyn.graham@ec.gc.ca  
  • 26 October 2014
    Get Involved in National Waste Reduction Week from October 20-26 Adults and Kids ages 12 and older - Send us a picture of how you reduce waste. It may be packing a wasteless lunch each day, finding new ways to reuse some items you would normally throw away or starting a compost bin. Whatever it is, we want to know about it! Take a picture and e-mail it to sdynneson@osoyoos.ca  by midnight Friday October 24. For each new and creative way you reduce waste, you will be entered into a draw to win a "Reduce Your Waste Prize Pack"!   Kids ages 3-12 - pick up a recycling colouring page (ages 3-7) or waste reduction quiz (ages 8-12) at the Osoyoos Elementary School, Sonora Community Centre or Town Hall. Show us you well you can complete the page and submit it to the Sonora Community Centre by 4:30pm Friday October 24. You will be placed into a draw to win a kids "Reduce Your Waste Prize Pack"! All entries must be submitted by the specified date and time.  Late entries will not be accepted. For more information about National Waste Reduction Week please go to www.wrwcananda.com For more information about the contest please contact: Sarah Dynneson Program Supervisor Sonora Community Centre 8505 68th Avenue (T)  250.495.4623 (E)  sdynneson@osoyoos.ca  
  • 14 October 2014
    Water Systems 8 & 9 Shut Down starts October 15   The Osoyoos Rural Water Irrigation Systems 8 and 9 will be shut down starting on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. An application and payment for extension of water service until Friday, October 31, 2014 should be made at Town Hall (8707 Main Street). The deadline for late water submissions is Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 4:30 pm. Please direct water inquiries to: Public Works Department 11500 115 Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)    250.495.6213 (E)   pubworks@osoyoos.ca
  • 9 October 2014
    Learn how to Identify, Prevent and Manage the Spread of Puncturevine Landowners are encouraged to learn to identify puncturevine, and then understand how to control it. Puncturevine (Tribulus terrestris) is a noxious weed found in the Okanagan-Similkameen region.  It is an annual plant whose sharp spines can easily penetrate leather, skin, and can even puncture rubber tires. The puncturevine plant branches from its base and spreads along the ground to form dense mats.  Its leaves are hairy and grow in pairs on opposite sides of the stem.  The leaf is divided into 4 to 8 pairs of oval leaflets.  The yellow flowers originate in the leaf axils.  The fruit contains 5 sections that form tough, sharp and sometimes curving spines. Flowering and seed production typically occurs from mid-June to October.  It is important for landowners to be able to recognize puncturevine at an early stage of growth, as this is when it can most easily be controlled, as opposed to when it is large and seedpods have matured. Landowners can help by not providing an opportunity for weeds to grow, as well as by patrolling their properties in the summer and controlling any puncturevine they discover. ​Puncturevine should be carefully pulled and double bagged, then taken to the local landfill. Tipping fees are waived for invasive plant disposal at the Osoyoos & District Sanitary Landfill. Simply inform the scale clerk upon entering the landfill. If you have found puncturevine on your property or boulevard, please click this link to the Weeds BC website for information on managing it. Click here for more information regarding the Town of Osoyoos property maintenance requirements - Good Neighbour Bylaw 1277 Additional resources:  www.oasiss.ca www.rdos.bc.ca  

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Osoyoos Royalty Fall Tea & Fair

Dr. Von Houligan's Carnival of Calamities

Trick or Treat on Main Street

Annual Public Meeting of the IJC Osoyoos Lake Board of Control

Best-selling author Chris Czajkowski reads at the Osoyoos Branch of the ORL

Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship Society Planting Trees and Shrubs

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Please apply for Building Permits from the Planning and Development Services Department. Depending on the complexity of the application, initial plan check takes approximately two weeks for a single family dwelling and four weeks for commercial, industrial and multi-family buildings. 

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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.

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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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