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  • 17 November 2015
    Boil Water Notice Rural Water Systems 8 & 9 from April 1-November 17 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, 2015 until November 17, 2015. 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)
  • 15 April 2015
    Early Water for Osoyoos Water District Systems 8 & 9 begins April 1 This is to advise that the irrigation season will begin on April 15, 2015. An opportunity for early irrigation water begins April 1, 2015 upon application and payment of fees at Town Hall located at 8707 Main Street.  Public Works Department 11500 115 Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0 (T) 250.495.6213 (E)  
  • 11 April 2015
    14th 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 11, 2015 Time:          12:00pm (noon) Location:    Sonora Community Centre Awards 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 can be viewed online by clicking here or can 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 the number of people coming from your organization and submit your nomination packages no later than Friday March 27, 2015. Sarah Dynneson Program Supervisor Sonora Community Centre Box 3010 8505 68th Avenue (T)  250.495.6562 (E)
  • 8 April 2015
    Osoyoos Mixed Adult Slo Pitch League Team Submission by April 8 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 Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Mandatory Team Captain’s Meeting Wednesday April 8, 2015 6:00pm Sonora Community Centre Team captain or alternate from team must attend this meeting. Games will begin Monday, April 13, 2015 at Desert Park. Fee: $325.00/team Sonora Community Centre 250.495.6562 Osoyoos Adult Mixed Slo Pitch League  
  • 7 April 2015
    Public Notice - Effa ALR Exclusion Application deadline April 1 Public Notice is hereby given that at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, April  7, 2015 in the Council Chambers located at 8707 Main Street, Council will receive input on the following matter:   The Town has received Ron Effa’s application to exclude the following 0.473 ha from the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR).   Civic Address:  9419 Spartan Drive Legal Description:  Lot A, DL 2450s SDYD Plan KAP75533   All persons will be given an opportunity to be heard by Council and/or to present written submissions on the ALR application.   Written submissions can be mailed to the undersigned or emailed to   The deadline for written submissions is 12:00 pm (noon), Wednesday, April 1, 2015.   Copies of the ALR exclusion application may be reviewed by clicking here or at the Planning and Development Services Department located at 8711 Main Street from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (excluding lunch hour from 12:00 to 1:00), excluding Saturdays and Sundays.   For more information, please contact the undersigned.   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) (W)  
  • 3 April 2015
    REVISED - EOI Development of Town-Owned Richter Property The Town of Osoyoos is soliciting competitive Expression of Interest (EOI) from the private sector to purchase and develop the Town-owned Richter property (1.31 ha/3.23 acres), with about 40 mixed housing units. This is an exciting opportunity to get in at the ground floor of a beautiful planned neighbourhood in our SE Meadowlark area which could eventually build out to about 300 housing units. There will be a variety of housing offerings for young families with children through to seniors and everyone in between, including some fully integrated affordable housing for younger working households.  A diverse and attractive mix of housing will be offered including innovative small lot single-family homes with optional lane-way carriage homes, row housing with rear or shared parking, and low-rise apartments. Careful design controls will ensure the whole area is a showpiece for urban design excellence including attractive buildings on a Santa Fe theme reflecting our semi-desert ambiance, full municipal services, convenient footpaths and pathways, and access to a central pond. Expression of Interest (EOI) must be submitted to the undersigned by 2:00 pm on March 13, 2015  April 3, 2015 in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Purchase and Residential Development of Town-Owned Richter Property”.  For a detailed EOI package please click on the links below: Expression of Interest (EOI) Information Package with attachments: SEM Area Plan (Schedule 'C' of Town of Osoyoos OCP) and Overall Design Concept (Appendix 1 of SEM Area Plan) Intensive Residential Development Permit Area (IRDPA) Guidelines (Section 9.0 in main OCP body) IRD Zone (Section 8.7.1 of Town of Osoyoos Zoning Bylaw) New - Addendum #1 - Extension of Closing Date 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)
  • 2 April 2015
    RFP Occupational Health and Safety Consultant Services Deadline April 2 The Town of Osoyoos invites proposals for the on-going delivery of Occupational Health and Safety Services for the Town of Osoyoos staff.  A detailed package of the RFP can be viewed here.  Paper copies will not be provided. Proposals will be opened at 2:00 pm local time, April 2, 2015 at the Town Office located 8707 Main Street.  Proposals received after 2:00 pm local time on April 2, 2015 will be returned unopened.  The Town is under no obligation to accept the lowest or any proposal and may accept the proposal which the Town considers most advantageous to itself. Inquiries related to this project will only be accepted 7 days prior to proposal opening and should be directed to Gerald Davis.  Proposals must be delivered, sealed and clearly marked “Request for Proposal – Occupational Health and Safety Consultant Services” to: Gerald Davis Director of Community Services Town of Osoyoos Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)   250.495.4621 (E) No phone calls regarding the RFP results. 
  • 1 April 2015
    Next Town Council Meeting to be held on April 7, 2015 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 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 April 2015
    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.     Public Works Department 11500 115 Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6213 (E)
  • 19 March 2015
    BC on the Move: A 10-Year Transportation Plan​ Report B.C. on the Move is the Government of B.C.’s new 10-year plan for the improvement of the province’s transportation network. The plan was developed by government with input gathered during an extensive engagement process in fall 2014. The engagement included a public survey that drew over 12,500 responses from throughout B.C. Concurrently, ministry staff held over 100 meetings throughout the province with First Nations, local governments, transportation authorities and other interested stakeholders to gather information on local and regional priorities. In addition, MLA Jordan Sturdy, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, met with over 70 groups on Vancouver Island in Sept. 2014 to hear about the transportation needs of Island communities. The actions prioritized in B.C. on the Move will grow the economy, improve safety, maintain and replace aging infrastructure and support trade for B.C.’s expanding resource sectors through Canada’s Asia-Pacific Gateway. B.C. on the Move sets out a series of transportation priorities, reinforced by a $2.5-billion commitment from the provincial government over its first three years. The final plan and appendices are posted on the right hand side of this page.   You can take the survey to share your thoughts about transportation priorities between October 14, 2014 and December 12, 2014 at 4 pm.   Information about the provincial and regional transportation network to help you participate in the process. An opportunity to share your thoughts on transportation priorities and issues that matter most to you and your community through a survey.  Concurrently, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will meet with key stakeholders, including First Nations, local governments, port and airport authorities and other community leaders, to talk about transportation issues that are important to them. Discussions will focus on opportunities for improvements to the transportation network that can help build healthy, sustainable communities and support jobs and families in a growing provincial economy.  Input gathered from this public engagement and from stakeholder meetings will be considered as government develops the new 10-year plan. The plan will be posted in early 2015, and will set out a series of short, medium and longer-term priorities for government. Contact Information Website  -  Contacts -​  Phone     - 1.844.855.4850​
  • 16 March 2015
    Council Meeting Highlights for March 16, 2015 Click on the buttons to watch the videos of the Committee of the Whole and the Regular Open meeting.   Committee of the Whole  Regular Meeting DELEGATIONS Regional Growth Strategy presented by Evelyn Riechert, RDOS Planner Okanagan Basin Water Board Osoyoos Lake Milfoil Control – presented by James Littley, Office and Projects Manager, OBWB Osoyoos Volunteer Fire Department – Update on Training Standards – presented by Rick Jones, Fire Chief Interior Health – Overview of Programs and Services -  presented by Lori Motluk, Health Services Administrator ​Healthy Communities and Okanagan Similkameen Healthy Living Coalition – presented by Betty Brown, Community Health Facilitator WATER MATTERS Water District Rates and Regulations Amendment Bylaw 1241.07, 2015 was adopted. BYLAWS Business Plan Approval 2015 – 2018 Council resolved that the Business Plan accepted as presented. Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw 1310, 2015 was adopted ($24.93 increase per average single family residence for 2015). Water Rates and Regulations Amendment Bylaw 1242.07, 2015 was adopted. Sewer Rates and Regulations Amendment Bylaw 1065.16, 2015 was adopted. Waste Management Services and Regulations Bylaw 1309, 2015 was adopted. BUSINESS Request to create a local tourist attraction – Ornamental Gate for ‘love locks’ – Valerie Hoppe.  Administration to communicate with Destination Osoyoos to follow up with Valerie Hoppe on the ornamental gate for love locks potential location and with respect to wedding destination concept. Victim Services Program Funding - Council approved reducing the operating budget in the resource material and promotion/outreach areas to cover the $765, and either continue with the decrease in budget and service, or pressure the Province for increased funding and provide for the 1% wage increase for this year on the condition that the Province will continue with the funding for that 1% in future years. BC Transit Funding- Council approves forwarding a letter to the Provincial Minister of Transportation and local MLA expressing concern that the Provincial share of the additional Friday transit service between Osoyoos and Penticton was not approved and asking that they reconsider. South Okanagan Community Literacy Program - Council approved providing a letter of support. Extraterritorial Services Policy - Council approved the change to policy. Extraterritorial Service Provision – (1) Council approves the provision of services at 10105 100 Street, and the establishment of a service agreement with the RDOS to facilitate this service. (2) Council approves the provision of services at 4613 41 Street and the establishment of a service agreement with the RDOS to facilitate this service. REPORTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS Building Permit Report for the month of February 2015. Councillor Rhodes noted that the Building Permit report has doubled since the same time last year. 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.  
  • 16 March 2015
  • 12 March 2015
    Press Release - Union/Town Sign 5 Year Collective Agreement Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 608 and the Town of Osoyoos are pleased to announce the ratification of a new 5 year collective agreement. The terms of the agreement include several housekeeping changes, benefit improvements and wage increases totaling 9% over the term of the agreement. Wage increases to all classifications will occur in the following amounts: 2015 – 1.7% 2016 – 1.7% 2017 – 1.75% 2018 – 1.85% 2019 – 2.0% Mayor Sue McKortoff Comment Osoyoos Town Council is pleased that our CUPE employees have worked with our management to develop this new agreement. Council values the outstanding work that our employees contribute to the success of this community and look forward to continued positive working relationships.   Union Comment Brianne Hillson, President of CUPE Local 608 says we are happy with the new Collective Agreement and looking forward to continuing the long term positive working relationship with the Town of Osoyoos and its residents. -30- Barry Romanko                                Brianne Hillson Chief Administrative Officer                President of CUPE Local 608 Town of Osoyoos                               Canadian Union of Public Employees (T) 250.495.6515                              (T) 250.488.6640 (E)                 (E)  (W)                         (W)
  • 11 March 2015
    2015 Spring Leisure Guide Now Available! The 2015 Spring Leisure Guide is available to be viewed online by clicking here or can be picked up at the Sonora Community Centre or Town Hall. Registration for Spring Programs starts Wednesday March 11, 2015. Online registration is NOW available! 1. Go to 2. Under Spotlight on the home page click on “Recreation Registration Online”. 3. Fill out and submit your online registration. 4. Confirm your registration with your payment within 3 business days at Sonora Community Centre. Online Submission Notes Registrations that have not been paid within the time allotted will be withdrawn. Registering online will not guarantee your spot in a class until payment and confirmation from staff members has been made. Community Services Department Sonora Community Centre (T)  250.495.6562 (E)    

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2015-2019 Five Year Financial Plan Opportunity to Express Opinion

Hockey Fundraiser - Provincial Championships

Public Info Session Off-Road Vehicle Use Osoyoos & Oliver

Canada Water Week Beginning March 16 Get Wild About Wetlands

Earth Hour Saturday March 28, 2015 8:30pm

Osoyoos Museum Spring Open House & Fundraising Lunch

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