Canada's warmest welcome ®* January 23 2017

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  • 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: 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 Spring 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.   
  • 31 March 2017
    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. On October 3, 2016 Town Council adopted the amended Traffic Bylaw No. 1256, 2009 to allow Operational Services to tow vehicles.  Attempts will be made to contact the owner of any vehicle parked in such a way that impedes with snow removal prior to towing.  This will allow Operational Services to provide residents with a more effective and efficient snow/ice removal service.  Traffic Bylaw will be enforced as follows:   Section 12, subsection 12 “Where the clearance is less than twelve (12) feet between stopped or parked vehicles to ensure that snow or ice removal equipment has free passage on a street.” Section 7, subsection 1 “Any vehicle unlawfully occupying any portion of a street or public place, or otherwise in contravention of any section of this bylaw, may be removed, detained, or impounded by order of the CAO or his designate, or a Bylaw Enforcement Officer. A removal fee in the amount of actual costs including towing fees, an impoundment fee in the amount of the actual cost paid to a commercial storage facility or tow yard for each day or part of a day for which the vehicle is impounded, and a 10% administration fee based on costs of towing and storage, shall be paid by the owner before release of the vehicle and such fees may be recovered by sale of the vehicle at public auction not less than 30 days after the date of impoundment, or by action in a court of competent jurisdiction.” The Town of Osoyoos thanks you for your cooperation.  Winter Safety is everyone's responsibility. Help us help you, make winter safe for everyone. Operational Services (T) 250.495.6213 (E) pubworks@osoyoos.ca  
  • 28 February 2017
    Community Bus Advertising Opportunity Valid for 1 Year Advertisement space on the Community Bus is available for businesses and organizations to purchase. Advertisement space on the Community Bus is available for businesses and organizations to purchase. Requests are valid for one (1) year. Advertisers are responsible for the design and content of the sign to be placed which must be submitted to an approved sign company. Content will be subject to approval by the Town of Osoyoos. Cost includes placement of the sign onto the bus for one (1 year). Design and production fees are the responsibility of the purchaser. We have a limited number of areas and requests will be on a first come first served basis. Forms can be picked up at the Sonora Community Centre, Town Hall or click here. Please submit forms and/or inquiries to: Sonora Community Centre 8505 68 Avenue Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6562 (E)  recreation@osoyoos.ca 
  • 24 February 2017
    2017 Community Service Grant Program Deadline February 24 The application process for the 2017 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 24, 2017.   Gerald Davis Director of Community Services 8505 68 Avenue, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)    250.495.4621 (F)    250.495.5136 (E)   gdavis@osoyoos.ca
  • 15 February 2017
    Leisure Guide Advertisement Opportunity Deadline February 15 The Town of Osoyoos’ Community Services Department distributes approximately 1000 copies of their Leisure Guide three (3) times per year. As part of the Fees and Services Bylaw No 1180.08 businesses and organizations may purchase advertising space in the Leisure Guide. Application forms are available online by clicking here or can be picked up at the Sonora Community Centre. Advertisement space is limited and will be dedicated on a first come, first serve basis. Advertisers are responsible for the design and content of the ad to be placed and all ad content will be subject to approval. Advertisement deadline for the Spring/Summer Leisure Guide is Wednesday February 15, 2017. Sarah Dynneson Program Supervisor Sonora Community Centre 8505 68 Avenue (T)   250.495.4623 (E)   sdynneson@osoyoos.ca
  • 11 February 2017
    Guided Snowshoe Trek at Mt Baldy on Jan 14 and Feb 11
  • 6 February 2017
    Next Town Council to be held on February 6, 2017 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Monday, February 6, 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
  • 1 February 2017
    Request for Proposals (RFP) Inflatable Waterpark Deadline February 1 The Town of Osoyoos is seeking proposals from interested and qualified companies to enter into a commercial lease agreement for the seasonal installation and management of a modular inflatable waterpark. The waterpark will be located on the west side of Osoyoos Lake within the limit of our municipal lake boundaries, with shore access through the northern grassed portion of Legion Beach. The waterpark would occupy a portion of the area currently contained with protective roped buoys as a public swimming area every summer. Lease revenues will be payable to the Town for use of public parklands and, as the upland property owner, for adjoining lake waters. The Town is seeking a three-year lease agreement with an option to renew for three more years by agreement of both parties. Community consultation will include an initial public open house and final Town lease approval will be subject to a public hearing for rezoning under our Foreshore and Lake Zoning Bylaw and Council bylaw adoption. The need for extensive public consultation together with Provincial approvals means that the earliest anticipated lease starting date will be the spring of 2018. Please click here for a detailed RFP package.  An RFP package is also available on BC Bid, or CivicInfo BC. Proposals must be received at Planning and Development Services no later than 2:00 pm on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Proposal for Inflatable Waterpark”. For more information, please contact the undersigned. Dilys Huang, BES, MPL, LEED Green Assoc Senior Planner Box 3010, 8711 Main Street Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 (T) 250.495.6191 (F) 250.495.2400 (E) dhuang@osoyoos.ca  
  • 31 January 2017
    Time to Renew your Dog's License by January 31, 2017 Licensing and Control of Dogs, Bylaw 1036, 2016 The Town requires pet owners to register their dogs and renew their license annually. A dog license with up to date information ensures the Town can contact you if your pet is found. If you own a dog over six months of age, it must be licensed – even indoor pets. The fine for having an unlicensed pet is $50 per dog. Licenses are affordable and can be easily obtained by mail or in person. The fee is $22.00 per dog and $12.00 for a spayed or neutered dog. For more information on dog licensing please refer to Animal Control and Licensing. Town of Osoyoos Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6515 (E)  info@osoyoos.ca
  • 28 January 2017
    Osoyoos Family Fair on January 28 at SCC
  • 23 January 2017
    Special Open Council Meeting Agenda for Monday, January 23, 2017 Please find the links below for Monday, January 23, 2017 Special Open Council meeting.   Special Open Meeting - (9:00AM – Council Chambers) https://osoyoos.civicweb.net/document/67138 Click on the icon to access live streaming of Special Open Meetings.   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.  
  • 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
  • 30 December 2016
    2017 Winter 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 Winter Leisure Guide is now available online and can be picked up at the Sonora Community Centre or Town Hall. Registration starts Wednesday December 14, 2016.                                               Online registration will be available December 14! Recreation Online Program Registration All programs are open to community members and visitors.  Looking for something to do this fall? 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  
  • 16 November 2016
    CANCELLED Boil Water Notice District Systems 8 & 9 on November 16 This is to advise users of the Town of Osoyoos Water District Systems 8 & 9 that the Boil Water Notice will no longer be in effect as of Wednesday,  November 16, 2016.  If you require further information please contact: Operational Services 11500 115 Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6213 (E)  pubworks@osoyoos.ca

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Self Defense for Women

Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting

Guided Snowshoe Trek at Mt Baldy on Jan 14 and Feb 11

Invitation Special Open Budget/Capital Plan Meeting on January 16

Osoyoos Family Fair on January 28 at Sonora Community Centre

Chamber of Commerce Business Networking Night

South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting

Osoyoos United Church Presents Stephen Palmer

Council Meeting Highlights for January 16, 2017

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