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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)
  • 8 May 2015
    Expressions of Interest (EOI) Street Food Vendors The Town of Osoyoos is promoting Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from street food vendors for providing quality services in our beautiful resort community. The following spaces are available on a competitive basis: 2 stationary vendors in approved parks 2 stationary vendors on primary liquor establishment properties 2 stationary vendors in Downtown public parking spaces off Main Street 2 mobile vendors along streets outside Downtown. Vendors may submit an EOI for one space only, along with all supporting evaluation information required under our new "Street Vendor Selection and Approval Policy", which is available by clicking here, or by visiting 8711 Main Street from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (excluding lunch hours from 12:00-1:00 pm) Monday to Friday.   Selected candidates who meet our rating criteria will then be eligible for a Town Business Licence and possible annual extensions up to 5 years.  EOIs must be submitted to the undersigned by 4:00 pm on May 8, 2015, in a sealed envelope clearly marked Street Food Vendor EOI.   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  
  • 4 May 2015
    Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel TAKE NOTICE that Council has assigned the following time and place for the sitting of the Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel: Date:       Monday, May 4, 2015 Time:       10:30 AM Location:  Council Chambers, 8707 Main Street Water Parcel Tax  Sewer Parcel Tax  Sunnyville Water Parcel Tax  Lacey Point Water Parcel Tax  Lacey Point Sewer Parcel Tax  South East Sector Water Parcel Tax  South East Sector Sewer Parcel Tax  Museum Parcel Tax Notices of assessment have been mailed ONLY to owners that are being charged a parcel tax for the first time. The rolls affected will be open to inspection until May 1, 2015 by the undersigned below during regular office hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, excluding Statutory Holidays. Jim Zakall Director of Finance Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 (P) 250.495.6515 (F) 250.495.2400 (E)
  • 20 April 2015
    Next Town Council Meeting to be held on April 20, 2015 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Monday, April 20, 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  
  • 17 April 2015
    Summer Employment Opportunity for Students The Town of Osoyoos has the following summer student positions open within the Community Services and Operational Services departments.  A student is defined as someone who is currently attending school, college or university and intends to return to school, college or university in the subsequent academic year. 1.    Grounds Maintenance – Operational Services Student positions available beginning May 11, 2015.  A valid British Columbia driver’s license is a requirement.  Experience in the operations of powered yard maintenance equipment would be an asset.  This is a bargaining unit position with a present wage rate of $15.90 per hour plus 6% in lieu of benefits.  Deadline for résumé submission is 2:00 pm on Friday, April 17, 2015. 2.    Summer Recreation Leaders – Community Services Energetic, caring, individuals needed from June 29, 2015 – August 21, 2015.  Applicants with previous experience working with children, a current First Aid Certificate, High Five training and Swimming/Life guarding are encouraged to apply.  This is a bargaining unit position in conjunction with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada - ”Canada Summer Jobs” , with a present wage rate of $15.90 per hour plus 6% in lieu of benefits.  Deadline for résumé submission is 2:00 pm on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Please submit your resume online by clicking here or to the undersigned. Janette Van Vianen, CMC Director of Corporate Services Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street, Box 3010, Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (E) (W) The above positions are open to all students.   We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • 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)  
  • 7 April 2015
    Council Meeting Highlights for April 7, 2015 Committee of the Whole  Regular Open DELEGATIONS 2015 SILGA Awareness – presented by Councillor Kim Maynard of Town of Princeton BYLAWS Town of Osoyoos Foreshore and Lake Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1294.01, 2015, Amendment for Paradise Park Lessees Association at 5901 Main Street, Bylaw read a first and second time BUSINESS School District 53 Okanagan-Similkameen – Mayor McKortoff will be attending the informal meeting with Trustees and District Management Staff. Community Services Grant Applications report by Director of Community Services Council approves the appointment of Martin Connolly to the Economic Development Committee.    Council approved Outland Design Landscape Architecture to issue a change order for Crown Contracting Ltd. to purchase materials needed to construct Stage “B” of the Gyro Park Plaza. Administration to make application to the Federal Gas Tax Fund-Strategic Priorities Fund to enable the Sewer Main Lift Upgrading Project Administration to make application to the Federal Gas Tax Fund-Strategic Priorities Fund to enable the Irrigation District System #8 Domestic Twinning Project Council supports a $10,000 grant to the 2015 Asset Management Planning Program and directs the Administration to provide grant management support for this grant application. ALR Exclusion Application for Effa Property at 9419 Spartan Drive, Council supports the ALC Approval of the application by Mr. Ronald Effa. B.C. Transit – 2015-2016 Annual Operating Agreement, town signatories authorized to sign the agreement for a period of one year. Regular Open Meeting of September 21, 2015 is canceled. ICBC Information Sharing Agreement, Town signatories authorized to sign the agreement. 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.    
  • 1 April 2015
    Landfill Fees and Summer Hours Effective April 1, 2015 Osoyoos & District Sanitary Landfill fees increase to $95.00 per metric tonne unless otherwise specified.  The minimum charge remains at $5.00. 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 500 Kg per load. Conditions apply.   All loads entering the landfill must be covered and secured or will be fined as per Bylaw 1309.   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)  
  • 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)
  • 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)    
  • 1 January 2015
    2015 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 9:00AM 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 2015 schedule is as follows: January 5- Cancelled January 19 February 2 February 16 March 2 March 16 April 7 (Tues) April 20 May 4 May 19 (Tues) June 1 June 15 July 6 (Tues) July 20 August 4 (Tues) - Cancelled August 17 September 8 (Tues) September 21 October 5 October 19 November 2 November 16 December 7 December 21  
  • 24 November 2014
    Town of Osoyoos Council explores repurposing of local Airport Lands Town of Osoyoos Council is exploring a more practical use for an airport facility that now serves a limited number of recreational aircraft and a drag strip for local racing enthusiasts.   Council determined November 3 the existing airport lands could be better used for industrial expansion. Council then met with newly elected Councillors, members of the Town’s Economic Advisory and Destination Osoyoos boards on November 17 and explained its conclusion.   All agreed Council’s direction was in the best interests of the community.   “Very few aircraft use the existing airfield,” explained Mayor Stu Wells, adding that Council had grappled over the last two years with a proposed $4.5-million expansion to make the facility a more viable operation.      An expansion would have required the purchase of some adjacent property, he added.   Council viewed the $4.5-million expenditure as redundant given the airport facilities in Oliver and a shuttle service recently developed to move air travellers from Kelowna and Penticton airports to Osoyoos.   “We’re confident visitors to Osoyoos arriving by pleasure aircraft can be accommodated by the Oliver facility,” said Mayor-elect Sue McKortoff.   “Given the location of the property near Hwy. 3 and Hwy. 97, using the land for an industrial purpose makes so much more sense.”   The airport property was granted to the Town for airport purposes. Before changing the property’s use to industrial, the Town would be required to purchase it from the province.   “Osoyoos has a limited land base and must make the best use of the land that is available to the community,” said McKortoff. “Future growth and development of the community will require additional industrial lands.”   The Town currently has just two industrial lots available for sale and development.   Barry Romanko, the Town’s Chief Administrative Officer, said he was pleased with the way in which the decision was made.   “Right now we’re somewhat in between two Councils, with one going out and another ready to begin service December 1,” he explained. “By involving all councillors in the discussion, we’ve provided for continuity.”   The new Council will have the final say on whether to move forward with the land purchase — and subsequent decision to convert the airport to industrial use.   “Obviously, there will be substantial consultation with members of the Osoyoos community as well,” said McKortoff.   ####   For more information:   Barry Romanko, CAO Town of Osoyoos (T)  250-495-6515 (E)

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