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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)
  • 6 November 2017
    Next Town Council to be held on November 6, 2017 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Monday, November 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
  • 31 October 2017
    RFP Town Hall Condition Assessment October 31, 2017 The Town of Osoyoos owns and operates a municipal building used for town office purposes and is seeking a consultant to determine the condition of this facility and to prepare funding scenarios for maintenance and capital expenditures.   The purpose of this study is to: • Assess current condition of the Town Hall based on commonly accepted    building standards; • Help develop present and future budgets; • Provide Town of Osoyoos with a comprehensive plan to strategically and   efficiently reduce the current backlog of deferred maintenance and   necessary physical improvement projects; • Determine renovation potential versus new construction; • Identify potential liabilities including hazardous material disturbance    during renovation.  The selected consultant will: • Identify the extent and severity of the deferred maintenance liability; • Identify, prioritize, cost and schedule deferred maintenance reduction projects that can improve the functional aspects of the   facilities; • Identify the resources needed to maintain the operability, suitability, and value of the physical assets given their current function   (i.e., the plant renewal investment requirement); • Identify the renovation potential of the fire hall area into administrative space; • Identify the building replacement cost; • Identification of any liabilities associated with ongoing continued use and continued use during renovation of current building • Provide a final report; • In collaboration with Town of Osoyoos staff, assist in the presentation of the study’s findings to Town of Osoyoos Council. A detailed RFP package can be viewed by clicking on the link below: RFP Town Hall Condition Assessment Proposals must be received at the Town Hall no later than 2:00 pm local time on Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Town Hall Condition Assessment”. For more information, please contact the undersigned. Barry Romanko, CLGM Chief Administrative Officer 8707 Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 (T)   250.495.6515 (E)    
  • 31 October 2017
    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:  
  • 30 October 2017
    Employment Opportunity Director of Planning and Development  The Town of Osoyoos (Town) is seeking an experienced planner with management experience to join our senior management team as the Director of Planning and Development (Director).  The Director plays a key leadership role at the Town.  Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer and working closely with other senior managers, this position leads the planning, development and building functions to achieve the overall vision of the Town. The Director also takes on projects related to community development and planning. For more information on this career opportunity please click on the link below: Director of Planning and Development Job Description This is an excluded position within the organization offering a competitive salary and benefits package. Qualified individuals are invited to submit a cover letter and resume in confidence by 9:00 AM, Monday, October 30, 2017 quoting Competition No. 17-39EU to:   Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen Human Resources Department 101 Martin Street, Penticton, BC V2A 5J9 Tel: (250) 492-0237 Fax: (250) 492-0063 Email: We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • 26 October 2017
    Notice 2018 Property Tax Exemptions Special Open Council Meeting on October 26, 2017 in Council Chambers (8707 Main Street). Please take notice that the Council of the Town of Osoyoos proposes to adopt Year 2018 Tax Exemption Bylaw No. 1335, 2017 under the authority of Section 224 of the Community Charter. By this bylaw, council exempts the following land and/or improvements from taxation under Section 197(1) (a) of the Community Charter, for a 1 year period: Jim Zakall Director of Finance/Deputy CAO Box 3010 | 8707 Main Street | Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6515 | (E) | (W)
  • 24 October 2017
    RFP Town Entrance Signs Deadline October 24, 2017 Sealed proposals clearly marked “2017 Operational Services Department Town Entrance Signs” will be received at the Town of Osoyoos Municipal Offices, 8707 Main Street, Osoyoos, BC up to 2:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. The project comprises the following: Design, build and install four (4) Welcome to Osoyoos signs.  These signs are to be installed at the North, South, East and West highway entrances to the Town.  (See attached map for proposed sign locations) Removal and disposal of existing Town entrance signs and remediation of the sites if required. The design of the new signage should reflect the unique character of the community.  Themes such as: Canada’s only desert, major agricultural production, wine, strong ties to aboriginal community past and present, Canada’s warmest lake, year round tourist destination, sunny hot weather should be reflected in the sign’s design. Supply, install and energize lighting for three (3) entrance signs. Construction material must be zero to low maintenance, be able to weather extreme heat without fading and reflect the character elements identifies in #3 above. RFP DOCUMENTS BCBID The lowest or any proposal will not necessarily be accepted. Inquiries about this Request for Proposals can be directed to: Jim Dinwoodie, CET Director of Operational Services Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)    250-495-4618 (E)  
  • 19 October 2017
    TENDER 2017 Capital Works Program Deadline October 19 Tender Closed Superior Excavating $419,007.75 Mike Johnson Excavating $195,903.80 Wildstine Construction + Engineering Ltd. $380,945.25    Sealed Tenders clearly marked “2017 Capital Works Program” will be received at the Town of Osoyoos Office, 8707 Main Street, Box 3010, Osoyoos, B.C. V0H 1V0 up to 2:00 p.m. local time, Thursday, October 19, 2017. Tenders will be opened in public in the Town of Osoyoos Office. The project comprises the following works and approximate quantities: • Installation of 14 water services • 2100m2 of asphalt c/w base gravels • 70m of concrete curb • 75m2 of concrete sidewalk and island infill • 120m2 of concrete driveways TENDER DRAWING Tender Documents are available electronically on BC Bid. Printed copies are available from the offices of TRUE Consulting (Kamloops) at a cost of $50.00, which is non-refundable. A Planholder Registration Form must be completed and emailed to TRUE Consulting at in order to receive any addendums and/or additional information regarding this tender. It is the sole responsibility of the Planholder to ensure that the Registration Form has been received by TRUE Consulting. Tenders must be accompanied by the following: (1) A BID BOND, CASH DEPOSIT, CERTIFIED CHEQUE or IRREVOCABLE LETTER OF CLEAN CREDIT in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the Tendered Price. (2) If a Bid Bond is provided, a CONSENT OF SURETY relating to subsequent security arrangements for PERFORMANCE and LABOUR AND MATERIALS PAYMENT GUARANTEES. If the information stipulated above is not enclosed with the Tender at the time of opening, the Tender will be rejected. Tenders received after the closing time will be returned unopened. The lowest or any Tender will not necessarily be accepted.  No phone calls regarding the tender results.  They will be posted on the Town website within 24hrs after the deadline.  The lowest or any Tender will not necessarily be accepted.  Engineer                                            Owner TRUE Consulting                                 Town of Osoyoos Ste. 201 - 2079 Falcon Road                8707 Main Street Kamloops, B.C. V2C 4J2                      Osoyoos, B.C. V0H 1V0 Phone: (250) 828-0881                      Phone: (250) 495-6515 Fax: (250) 828-0717                          Fax: (250) 495-2400
  • 17 October 2017
    BC Legislature Health Service Update from October 17, 2017 Second Session, 41st Parliament (2017) This is a DRAFT TRANSCRIPT ONLY of debate in one sitting of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. This transcript is subject to corrections, and will be replaced by the final, official Hansard report. Use of this transcript, other than in the legislative precinct, is not protected by parliamentary privilege, and public attribution of any of the debate as transcribed here could entail legal liability. DEBATES OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY (HANSARD) COMMITTEE A BLUES TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017 Afternoon Sitting PROCEEDINGS IN THE DOUGLAS FIR ROOM Committee of Supply ESTIMATES: MINISTRY OF HEALTH L. Larson: I'm going to ask a bit of a self-serving question for my riding, obviously, but I think it has implications around the province. You did meet, during the UBCM, with the mayors of Oliver and Osoyoos, and they brought forward to you an issue with the local hospital emergency room operation.   Normally, it serves about 10,000 people, regular residents, but in the summer and tourist season, up to 30,000. It's a 24-hour emergency, but the doctors who work it are just the local GPs who also run their own practices. They're looking for an APP for the hospital, so that we can pay differently and have permanent full-time emergency doctors.   I'd like to know whether you have been able to move forward on that at all. It's been discussed with Interior Health now for the last three to six months.   And secondly, will those critical care or urgent care centres…. Is that something that might morph into, or will 24-hour ERs morph into, that type of critical care model at some point? Is that sort of the ultimate idea with areas like Oliver that runs a 24-7 ER?   Hon. A. Dix: First of all, I wanted to thank the member for her question, her advocacy on this question. We got a chance to discuss it a bit at UBCM. I think it reflects some of the challenges of the long-standing way in which we pay doctors in B.C — of which we have an agreement now — and the needs of communities, which frequently aren't reflected in them.   We carve out, on a fee-for-service basis, for certain things, which really aren't reflected, or certain work that isn't reflected, by fee-for-service agreements.   A couple of things. First of all, it's my intention, within I think a week Friday, to go to the community and hopefully have a chance to meet with the doctors. I would invite the member to join me in those meetings, because I think that that's such a central question for the community.   I understand the situation there. I know that we have an outstanding CEO at Interior Health who's working on those questions as well. I'm hoping to go there in a short period of time and be in touch, to engage with people personally on the question. It's obviously something that preoccupied, really, the whole region, both in the period around the election, as we know, but also really for a number of years before that. This is a significant operational question and one I take seriously.   On the second point, it's not the intention for urgent care centres to be downgraded hospitals. That's not the intention. The intention is primarily…. While one goal of urgent care centres might be to relieve pressure on emergency rooms, the primary goal of urgent care centres is to address what for many people is a lack of…. Many people are not attached to a GP. This is particularly true in the member's constituency. Not only do you have the situation, partly because of seasonal work and partly for other reasons…. You have a challenge in the emergency room, but also a fairly large number of unattached individuals, unattached to GPs, who end up in the emergency room. This is one of the things that we'd like to talk to the community about and get more informed about. I invite the member to be part of that.
  • 16 October 2017
    Businesses in the RDOS Urged to Reduce their Waste For Immediate Release: October 16, 2017 A lack of recycling is putting pressure on landfills and impacting carbon reduction goals The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen would like to see businesses doing more to recycle paper, plastic, and other materials, and are working on new regulations and programs. But businesses say they are facing multiple obstacles; lack of service, confusion about what is recyclable, and high costs, to name a few. “When we speak to businesses they all agree that recycling is important,” states Cameron Baughen at the RDOS. “Their individual reasons why they don’t recycle more are unique. The RDOS is committed to help businesses and multi-family units divert waste from landfills. Learning more about their issues is the first step.” To help understand these barriers, the RDOS hosted workshops for businesses in August to understand their barriers to recycling and ask for ideas on how to overcome them. “We have heard some interesting feedback from businesses about why they aren’t recycling more. Issues they are facing include cost, space and storage issues, lack of service, inconvenience, and lack of education”, says Andrea Mackintosh, who has been consulting directly with the business community. “They also have some creative ideas on how to overcome these barriers, and we want to hear more from businesses all across the RDOS.” The RDOS and is now encouraging businesses throughout the region to participate in an online survey to ensure that the voice of the business community is heard in advance of any new bylaws, policies, or programs being created for both recycling and potentially composting. “The Downtown Penticton Association is in agreement with reducing the amount of waste being sent to the landfill and to do this we need a workable and cost-effective waste/recycle program in place,” says Lynn Allin, Downtown Penticton Association Executive Director. “We look forward to being part of the solution to create expanded efforts towards creating and maintaining cleanliness in all public places of the downtown core.” Businesses that would like to voice their concerns with regards to business recycling and composting are asked to visit to complete a 10-minute survey and enter to win a one-night stay and dinner for two at Watermark Beach Resort, OR a $100 gift card from the local business of their choice. The Regional District is also looking to hear from managers and residents of multi-family buildings. Businesses that are interested in a waste audit can contact Andrea Mackintosh at 250-212-5523 or -30- For more information: Andrea Mackintosh 250-212-5523 Cameron Baughen 250-490-4203 GreenStep Solutions Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen  
  • 16 October 2017
    Winter Hours of Operation for Park Washrooms As of October 16, 2017 all public park washrooms are closed for the season except for the following which will remain open: GOODMAN PARK & MARINA WASHROOMS 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 Marina                                                                                     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.   
  • 16 October 2017
    Council Meeting Highlights for October 16, 2017 Click on button to watch the video of the Regular Open Meeting.   Regular Open Meeting   REGULAR OPEN MEETING Bylaws Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw No. 1334, 2017 was abandoned due to a possible process error. Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw No. 1335, 2017 was read for a first, second and third time. Council updated their permissive tax exemption bylaw, which is to be adopted no later than October 31st each year.  This tax exemption bylaw would take effect for the 2018 tax year.   This permissive tax exemption bylaw has had one change to remove Osoyoos Lake Lions Club as the club is no longer in operation.  A Special Open Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 26th 2017 at 9:00am to consider final adoption of Bylaw No. 1335, 2017 Business Council has approved the signing of a lease for a portion of 8701 Main St to Desert Sun Counselling and Resource Centre.  This lease is year to year for total of three years.  The lease fee is $800 per month. Council has authorized the Mayor and Corporate Officer to sign the lease extension with the Okanagan Regional Library.  The lease between the Town of Osoyoos and Okanagan Regional Library is set to expire December 31st 2017.  Okanagan Regional Library has requested that this lease be extended to December 31, 2020. Council has approved the repurposing of the existing Dog Park to a Minor Baseball field and that the BMX track be repurposed to a Dog Park.  Council has directed staff bring a report to Council to turn a portion of Kinsmen Park into an off leash dog park in the 2018 Budget Process. Reports Councillor King attended the RCMP Regimental Gala that was hosted in Osoyoos. Councillor Campol attended a forum facilitated by the Ministry of Mental Health and Addiction in Vancouver. Councillor Youngberg read a report from the Okanagan Regional Library. New implementation at the Library is the Monthly Healthy Living runs from October to May, foot traffic is up at the Library and there are little libraries in two parks. Mayor McKortoff encouraged people to attend the International Joint Commission of Lake Osoyoos Board of Control to attend the meeting October 17th at 6:00-8:15pm at the Sonora Centre. Mayor McKortoff is representing the International Joint Commission of Lake Osoyoos Board of Control in Ottawa next week. 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.  
  • 2 October 2017
    Press Release Loss of Town Team Member October 2, 2017 It is with profound sadness that I am informing the community of the passing of Planning Director, Alain Cunningham. Alain passed away Friday, peacefully with his wife Jill at his side, after a short illness. Alain was an employee of the Town for 13 years. He provided policy recommendations and planning management in the period of time that the community had experienced its largest growth and development. Alain brought planning and development expertise to this town that was second to none. His passion for planning was displayed in his doctorate level academic background and carried out in contemporary research and report writing that left Council or the CAO with few questions when it came time to make decisions. Members of Council, CAOs, the public and developers may not have always agreed with Alain when it came to discussing development projects, but you always knew that Alain had the best interests of the community at heart and his position was supported by the most contemporary planning theory. He challenged all his colleagues to be the best they could be. Alain didn’t limit his scope of work to only planning matters as he had exceptional project management skills that he brought to the community. His most recent successes included working on the fire hall project, implementation of the Meadowlark subdivision, research and development of the Affordable Housing Policy and “near- market” housing program. Alain’s planning legacy will live on with the implementation of Southeast Meadowlark Plan he was able to broker with the Agricultural Land Commission that ensured future lands for residential development and community growth. Alain was a very private man that enjoyed the fruits of labour on his farm outside of Rock Creek and supported his wife Jill in their efforts to provide a good home for numerous rescue animals. He enjoyed the quiet moments of a cup of tea on his deck looking out on the valley, reading his planning books or sharing conversations with wife Jill. Alain will be missed at the management table and by this community. On behalf of all staff I offer my condolences to his wife Jill. May he rest in peace. Barry Romanko, CLGM Chief Administrative Officer
  • 2 October 2017
    RDOS Programs for Agriculture The Regional District Okanagan Similkameen (RDOS) has two programs to help the local agricultural sector. Agricultural properties can bring properly bundled or bagged agricultural plastics to the Campbell Mountain, Oliver, Okanagan Falls and Keremeos Landfills. Growers can also apply for subsidized onsite chipping of trees and vines. Agricultural plastics include ground crop cover plastic, irrigation tubing, irrigation t-tape, twine, silage wrap, netting, and greenhouse plastic. At RDOS Landfills, there are no tipping fees when these agricultural materials are properly contained. Properly contained means securely bundle tied or bagged to RDOS specifications. Agriculturists can contact the RDOS for information on how to properly contain plastics for free disposal. Don Hamilton, RDOS Solid Waste Facilities Superintendent, has seen the problems when agricultural plastics are not securely bundled or bagged. "We’ve seen plastic sheets wrap around equipment that shuts down operations for several hours," explains Hamilton. "The uncontained plastics can be incredibly slippery making it dangerous for landfill equipment to drive over." Agriculturists will be charged regular garbage rates for agricultural plastics not properly contained or if other materials are mixed in. Empty agriculture chemical containers are not accepted at any RDOS Landfills. Chemical containers must be taken back to the supplier rinsed clean. All booklets and caps should be removed. The RDOS also subsidizes chipping of whole agricultural trees and vines. Stumps are hard for growers to burn and difficult to transport. The RDOS provides a large industrial chipper to grind whole agricultural trees in many parts of the Regional District. The RDOS pays for 75% of the cost of chipping. Growers interested in getting a free quote for their 25% of the chipping cost can contact the RDOS for program details and availability. Both of these programs are available year round but demand for them increases in the fall. Questions regarding these services can be directed to  or the Regional District Solid Waste group at 250-490-4129. Information is available at  
  • 18 September 2017
    REMINDER Restricted Dog Breeds and Owner's Responsibilities The Town is reminding all dog owners of their responsibilities and requirements under the bylaw and providing notice that the rules for Restricted Dog breeds are actively enforced. Animal Control Bylaw No. 1316, 2016 defines a Restricted Dog as one of the listed breeds: Pit Bull Pit Bull Terrier American Pit Bull Terrier Pit Bull Cross  Staffordshire or American Bull Terrier Terrier Cross (only applies if the cross includes pit bull) Mix Breed (only applies if the mix includes pit bull) Timberwolf or Grey Wolf Breeds (or any mixed breeding of Timberwolf or Grey Wolf) A Restricted Dog must be muzzled when off their property. If a Restricted Dog is found off their property without a muzzle the dog owner will be subject to a fine of $200.  Click here for more information on Dog license, Animal Control & Licensing Town of Osoyoos  8707 Main Street, Box 3010   Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0   (T) 250.495.6515 (E) REMINDER: ALL dog owners are required to clean up after their dogs. Failure to do so could result in a fine of $100.  
  • 13 September 2017
    2017 Fall Leisure Guide is NOW available! CORRECTION: Please be advised that there is a correction to one of the programs being offered in the Osoyoos Leisure Guide. The Back to School Essential Oil Workshop will be held on Monday September 18 – not Monday September 11 as stated in the Leisure Guide. For more details about the workshop and the other great programs being offered this fall, please view our leisure guide online by clicking the link below or pick up your copy form the Sonora Community Centre or Town Hall. Find out what’s happening this fall at the Sonora Community Centre! Jammed packed with activities for children and adults. The 2017 Fall Leisure Guide is now available online and will be available at the Sonora Community Centre or Town Hall soon. Early Registration starts at 5:30pm on Wednesday September 13, 2017.                                               Online registration will be available Thursday September 14!Recreation Online Program RegistrationAll 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 AvenueOsoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0(T)  250.495.4623(F)  250.495.2400(E)  
  • 1 August 2017
    REMINDER Business Owners Regarding Sidewalk Maintenance As summer is in full swing, it was felt this was a good time for a friendly reminder to business owners regarding sidewalk maintenance. Under  Traffic Bylaw No. 1256, 2009, it is the responsibility of the owner or occupier of any property in Town to maintain the streets abutting their property.  For businesses, it is required that snow, ice, or rubbish from the sidewalk and footpaths bordering their property be cleared no later than 10:00 AM each day.  Over the past few years the Town has added garbage containers and cigarette butt depositories throughout Main Street. These efforts have had minor effects on the number of butts dropped on the sidewalk. In the interest of all that use the sidewalks, please sweep your sidewalk each day before 10:00 AM in an effort to deal with the cigarette butts and other rubbish left on the sidewalks. The Bylaw also does not allow any sign, sign board, or other portable device, or chattels on a sidewalk without a permit.  If you require to have displays or sign boards in front of your business, please contact the Planning and Development Services Department for the necessary permit application. The Town will be enforcing its bylaws with regard to the Traffic Bylaw and the Good Neighbour Bylaw and will be assessing fines where necessary. Good Neighbour Bylaw No. 1277, 2011 addresses panhandling on the streets.   We are aware of this being an issue and are taking this opportunity to let you know what the bylaw regulations are for panhandling.  The Bylaw states: “2.1 No person shall panhandle within 10 metres of: a) An entrance to a  bank, credit union or trust company; b) An automated teller machine; or c) The entrance to any liquor store. 2.2 No person shall panhandle in such a way as to impede the ability of a person entering or exiting a place of business. 2.3 No person shall sit or lie on a street for the purpose of panhandling. 2.4 No persons shall panhandle between the time of sunset on any day and sunrise on the day following. 2.5 No person shall continue to panhandle from a person, or follow a person, after that person has indicated a negative response to the panhandler. 2.6 No person shall panhandle or solicit business from an occupant of a vehicle, including a vehicle that is: a) parked; b) stopped at a traffic control sign or signal; or c) stopped temporarily for the purpose of loading or unloading.” If you have issues with panhandlers not following the bylaw please contact the town office immediately and we will have the bylaw enforcement officer attend. It is in everyone’s best interest to keep the Town clean and inviting for residents and visitors so your cooperation in clearing the sidewalks and abiding by the permit regulations for signs and other chattels is appreciated.  We in turn will do our part in ensuring that the downtown remains inviting to local and tourists. All the best for a fabulous and prosperous summer! Town of Osoyoos 250.495.6515 (E)
  • 1 May 2017
    Landfill Fees and Summer Hours Effective May 1, 2017 Osoyoos & District Sanitary Landfill rates/fees change on May 1, 2017 from $95 per metric tonne to $110.00 per metric tonne, unless otherwise specified. The minimum charge remains at $5.00. No PERSON shall act in a manner that is threatening, discourteous, disruptive, or willfully negligent while on the SITE. SUMMER HOURS - April 1 to October 31 Tuesday              8:00 am to 4:00 pm Wednesday       11:00 am to 4:00 pm Thursday           11:00 am to 4:00 pm Friday                11:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday             8:00 am to 4:00 pm   HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING bins are accessible, without charge, during Landfill operational hours.   YARD AND GARDEN WASTE free up to 100 Kg per load. Conditions apply.   All loads entering the landfill must be covered and secured or will be fined as per Bylaw 1309, 2017. CLICK HERE to view Landfill Brochure. Please click here for more information and rates. Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)    250.495.6515 (E)  
  • 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 1Offer to PurchaseKAP 89085 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, CLGMChief Administrative Officer Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)    250.495.6515 (F)   250.495.2400 (W)  
  • 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)  Note Originally the “Event Date” was posted as March 10 to remind Staff.
  • 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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Fire Prevention Week at Osoyoos Fire Hall on October 11, 2017

ShakeOutBC | Help Us Reach 1 Million on October 19, 2017

A River Film - A documentary film

Public Meeting International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control on October 17

Osoyoos Concert Series presents - BRAVURA November 9 2017

2017 Soroptimist International of Osoyoos Breakfast Fashion Show

Osoyoos Child Care Centre Presents - 2017 Harvest Dance

Chamber of Commerce South Okanagan - Business Promoting Business

The Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society Public Meeting

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