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  • 2014 Elections Notice of Nomination PUBLIC NOTICE is given to the electors of the Town of Osoyoos that nominations for the offices of: Mayor – One (1) to be elected Councillor – Four (4) to be elected For a 4 (four) year term December 2014 – December 2018 AND FURTHER PUBLIC NOTICE is given to the electors of the Town of Osoyoos and the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen Area A within the areas served by the Town of Osoyoos Water District (known as System 8 and 9) that nominations are required for the offices of: Water Councillor -Two (2) to be elected For a 4 (four) year term December 2014 – December 2018   Nominations will be received by the Chief Election Officer or a designated person, as follows: LOCATION                               TIMES Town of Osoyoos                       9:00 am Tuesday, September 30, 2014 to 8707 Main Street                       4:00 pm Friday, October 10, 2014 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0               Excluding Statutory Holidays and Weekends Nomination documents are available at the Town of Osoyoos, Town Office, 8707 Main Street, Osoyoos, BC, V0H 1V0, between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM Monday through Friday excluding Statutory Holidays, or on the Town’s website. QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria: Canadian citizen; 18 years of age or older; resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; a person or the commander of an armed forces unit who has been granted freedom of the municipality, if that person is a Canadian citizen; and not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office. FURTHER for Water Councillor, a person to be nominated must be resident in and user of water in the area serviced by Osoyoos Water District System 8 or 9. FURTHER INFORMATION on the foregoing may be obtained by contacting: Janette Van Vianen Chief Election Officer/Director of Corporate Services Town of Osoyoos Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos BC V0X 1V0 (T) 250.495.6515 (F) 250.495.2400 (E) jvv@osoyoos.ca Lori Scott Deputy Chief Election Officer/Deputy Corporate Officer Town of Osoyoos Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos BC V0X 1V0 (T) 250.495.6515 (F) 250.495.2400 (E) lscott@osoyoos.ca Click here for Candidate Information and Nomination Packages Click here for more 2014 General Local Elections information
    10 October 2014
  • Request for Election Workers The Town of Osoyoos is seeking interested persons, 18 years of age or over, wanting to work the 2014 General Local Elections as an Election Official from 7:30 AM to 8:30 PM on Saturday, November 15, 2014. Please send application with name, address, phone number, email, and experience to the following no later than Friday, October 10, 2014. Janette Van Vianen, CMC Chief Election Officer/Director of Corporate Services Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (E)  jvv@osoyoos.ca (F)  250.495.2400 Click Here for more Election Information
    10 October 2014
  • Next Town Council Meeting Town Council is scheduled to meet on Monday, October 6, 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  
    6 October 2014
  • Public Notice - Alternative Approval Process for New Fire Hall Pursuant to the Community Charter, the Council of the Town of Osoyoos is proposing to seek the assent of the electors in the Town of Osoyoos by means of Alternative Approval Process. The question before the electors is whether they are opposed to the borrowing of $5,962,657 for construction of a new Fire Hall at 74th Avenue on Lot 1, Plan KAP 92266, P.I.D. 028-632-109 for a 30 year period.   The total cost of the New Fire Hall is $7,978,575, the construction portion is $6,619,800, which includes a 10% contingency allowance,  with funding coming from the Osoyoos Rural Fire Protection District $250,000 and UBCM Gas Tax Grant $407,143 and the balance of $5,962,657 through long term borrowing. The debt payments will be shared between the Town of Osoyoos, Osoyoos Rural Fire Protection District and Osoyoos Indian Band.   Estimated cost to average single family resident: Estimated mill rate 0.2748 (class 1 residential) Average single family residence assessed value for improvements $170,320 Increase of $46.80 per average single family residence in taxes in the Town of Osoyoos. INSTRUCTIONS If you are opposed to Loan Authorization Bylaw 1306, 2014 you can sign an Elector Response form. Elector Response forms are available at the Town office at 8707 Main Street, Osoyoos, B.C., V0H 1V0. A person who receives an Elector Response form shall only make accurate copies of the form. Each Elector Response form or accurate copy of an Elector Response form may be signed by one or more electors. To sign an Elector Response form an elector must meet the following criteria: Resident electors must: be 18 years of age or older; be a Canadian citizen; be a resident of British Columbia, for at least 6 months; be a resident of the Town of Osoyoos for at least 30 days; and not be disqualified by any Provincial enactment, or otherwise disqualified by law, from voting in an election. Non-resident property electors must: not be entitled as a resident elector of the Town of Osoyoos; be 18 years of age or older; be a Canadian citizen; be a resident of British Columbia, for at least 6 months; be a registered owner of real property in the jurisdiction for at least 30 days; not be disqualified by any Provincial enactment or otherwise disqualified by law, from voting in an election; and only register as a non-resident property elector in relation to one parcel of real property in a jurisdiction. All alternative approval process elector response forms must be received by the Corporate Officer, 8707 Main Street, Box 3010, Osoyoos, B.C., V0H 1V0 on or before 4:30pm on October 3, 2014 to be considered.   The number of electors (click here) of the Town of Osoyoos is estimated to be 4,740. If 10% (474) of the estimated number of electors of the Town of Osoyoos sign an Alternative Approval Process Elector Response Form opposing the noted transactions, Town Council will not be able to proceed without then receiving the assent of the electors by referendum. Click Here for more information on the Fire Hall Construction. Town of Osoyoos Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6515 (E)  info@osoyoos.ca
    3 October 2014
  • Tender - Gyro Park Multi-Purpose Plaza and Parking Lot Sealed tenders clearly marked “Gyro Park Multi-Purpose Plaza and Parking Lot” will be received at the Town of Osoyoos Municipal office (8707 Main Street) up to 2:00 PM local time, Wednesday, October 1, 2014.  Tenders will be opened in public at the Municipal Office at 2:00 PM on the tender closing date.   The Tender includes (6) phases of which 4 are part of the base bid and the remaining 2 are optional: Plaza paving including irrigation and electrical conduits; Tree and turf planting within plaza and furniture; Gyro parking area including trees and plants; Concession/washroom area paving, furniture and turf; Composite wood decking; Seating area around concession. Tender documents are available electronically below, BC Bid and/or Southern Interior Construction Association (SICA) or contact Outland Design Landscape Architects: www.outlanddesign.ca. Click on the links below to view the tender documents: Tender Drawings Addendum #1 For more information, please contact Byron Douglas, Senior Landscape Designer, Outland Design Landscape Architects (250) 868-9270 or email byron@outlanddesign.ca   NOTE: Should any potential bidders download the above document, it is the proponents/bidders responsibility to check for Addenda(s) that will be posted on the Town’s website.  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.  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)     alain@osoyoos.ca No phone calls regarding the results as they will be posted on the Town's website within '24 hours' after the deadline.
    1 October 2014

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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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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
(TF) 1.888.495.6515
(T) 250.495.6515
(F) 250.495.2400
(E) info@osoyoos.ca

 

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