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  • 7 January 2019
    Recycling of Christmas Trees until January 7, 2019 The Christmas Tree Chipping Program will run this year until Monday, January 7, 2019.  The Town has set up two locations where Town residents can drop off their Christmas trees: 1. Adjacent to the washroom at Kinsmen Park (on boulevard). 2. Northwest Corner of Parking Lot below Sun Bowl Arena sign. This does not include Artificial Trees. Used Christmas lights and all other lighting equipment can also be recycled for FREE at the Osoyoos Bottle Depot. www.lightrecycle.ca to learn more about Recycling old Christmas Lights. Inquiries regarding the Christmas Tree Chipping Program can be directed to: Operational Services 11500 115 Street, Box 3010 (T)  250.495.6213 (E)  pubworks@osoyoos.ca
  • 7 January 2019
    Recycle your Old Christmas Lights at the Osoyoos Bottle Depot Don’t chuck those old Christmas Lights in the garbage! A recycling program is available. Christmas tree lights contain valuable recyclable metal wire. Year-round, you can recycle lamps, light strings, flashlights and any type of light bulb at the Osoyoos Bottle Depot.  After recycling your old incandescent Christmas lights, replace them with new LED light strings. LED light strings last ten times longer, use up to 90% less power and reduce the risk of fire.  For more information on this recycling program, visit www.lightrecycle.ca. For information on recycling your Christmas tree, click here.   
  • 1 January 2019
    Holiday Facility Closures and Program Cancellations for SCC
  • 1 January 2019
    2018 BC Transit Extra Holiday Schedule
  • 1 January 2019
    2018 Holiday Hours for Town Operations Please take note of the following hours for the Town of Osoyoos operations during the Christmas season: Town Office Will be closed from 12:30 PM December 24, 2018 and will reopen at 8:30 AM on January 2, 2019. Tax and Water Utility payments can be submitted through the mail slot at the front door of Town Hall or made through your Financial Institution by Telephone/Internet banking. Planning & Development Services Will be closed from 12:00 PM December 24, 2018 and will reopen at 8:00 AM on January 2, 2019.  Business Licence  payments can be submitted through the mail slot at the front door of Town Hall. Operational Services Will be closed from 12:00 PM December 24, 2018 and will reopen at 7:00 AM on January 2, 2019. • Water and Sewer emergencies call 250.498.7676 • Any other Public Works related emergencies call 250.498.7090 Sonora Community Centre The facility will be open for recreational activities December 24, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM and open December 27 and 28, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, December 29, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and December 31, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. The Administration Office will be closed from 12:30 PM December 24, 2018 and will reopen at 8:30 AM, January 2, 2019. CLICK HERE Holiday Facility Closures and Program Cancellations for Sonora Community Centre. Sun Bowl Arena The Sun Bowl Arena will be closed at 12:00 PM on December 24, 2018 and will be closed all day on December 25, 2018. Please call 250.495.6562 for information on public skating schedules. Schedules are available on the Town website. Bylaw Enforcement Bylaw Enforcement can be reached by calling the Town Office at 250.495.6515 and following automated voice prompts to leave a message for Bylaw Officer. They will return your call as soon as possible. Garbage The garbage pickup schedule will be as scheduled December 22 (garbage and recycling), December 29 (garbage and recycling) and January 8, 2019 (garbage and recycling).  NO pick up on January 1, 2019.  CLICK HERE to view the Residential Curbside Garbage & Recycling Collection Calendar. The Osoyoos & District Sanitary Landfill hours will remain as follows: Tuesdays                                  8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Wednesdays                            11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Saturday                                  8:00 AM – 4:00 PM   Helpful Links Snow Control Guidelines BC Transit Holiday Schedule Winter Hours of Operations for Park Washrooms Public Skating Schedule Recycling your Old Christmas Lights Recycling of Christmas Trees until January 7,2019 The Osoyoos Town Council and Staff would like to wish everyone Season's Greetings and a Happy New Year.
  • 1 January 2019
     2019 Committee of the Whole and Regular Council Meeting Schedule Agendas, Minutes and Videos | 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 2019 schedule is as follows: January 7 - Cancelled January 21 February 4 February 19 (Tuesday) March 4 March 18 April 1 April 15 May 6 May 21 (Tues) June 3 June 17 July 2 (Tuesday) July 15 August 6 (Tuesday)-Cancelled August 19 September 3 (Tuesday) September 16 October 7 October 21 November 4 November 18 December 2 December 16
  • 20 December 2018
    Employment Opportunity Relief Recreation Facilities Attendant Sun Bowl Arena The Town of Osoyoos Community Services Department is inviting applications for a Relief Recreation Facilities Attendant. The Applicant will be required to perform semi-skilled and skilled facilities maintenance of a varied nature under the direction of the Director of Community Services.  Work involves ice-making duties, monitoring the operation of the refrigeration plant at the Sun Bowl Arena, custodial, janitorial, and maintenance duties at the facility as well as ground maintenance. The applicant must possess a BC Driver’s License – Class 5, a First Aid Certificate, and a BC Safety Authority Certificate. The position is a CUPE position and the 2018 pay rate is $25.55 - $30.06 (2019 rates) per hour plus 17% in lieu of benefits.  Hours of work will vary and will include evening and weekend shifts. Deadline for resume submission is 12:00 PM (Noon), Thursday, December 20, 2018. Click here for: Detailed Job Description  Resumes can be submitted online or emailed to:   Janette Van Vianen, CMC Director of Corporate Services Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street, Box 3010, Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (E)    jvv@osoyoos.ca We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • 18 December 2018
    NRFP 2018 Main Lift Station Deadline December 18 The Town of Osoyoos (Owner) invites Proposals, through this Negotiated Request for Proposal (NRFP), from Proponents for the Main Lift Station Project.  These proposals will be received at the Town of Osoyoos Office, 8707 Main Street, Osoyoos, B.C. V0H 1V0 up to 2:00 p.m. local time, Tuesday, December 18, 2018.  Preferred Proponent selection and commencement of any negotiations leading to a completed agreement is scheduled for January 8, 2019.  Preferred date of Project construction commencement is March 1, 2019.   The Proponent is to include the following work that represents a base Proposal:  Supply and Installation of 2 FRP Liftstations 4 – 25hp sewage pumps 4 – 125hp vertical turbine pumps 2 – Rotating Drums Screens c/w Wash Compactors 3,500 cfm Odour Treatment System Complete building mechanical Coordination with Electrical Contractor 35m³ Working Volume Cast-in-Place Clearwell 350m² paved parking area 175m² Concrete walkway and driveway 260m² Precast Concrete Building with cast-in-place foundation The Owner has completed the detailed design of the Main Lift Station to 90%. For the purposes of this NRFP, the design drawings and Schedule of Quantities have been prepared and included based on the 85% design. The detailed design and schedule of quantities will be finalized and completed during negotiation process.   NRFP DRAWING PLANHOLDER REGISTRATION FORM In addition to responding to the base Proposal, the Proponent is invited to propose any innovations that the Proponent believes will reduce the cost of the Project, improve the constructability of the Project, or improve the performance of the facility. The intent is for the Proponent to use their knowledge of construction practices to improve the overall Project by shortening the construction time frame and reducing the overall Project cost.   There will be one pre-Proposal meeting. This will be the only time that Owner representatives will be available to meet with prospective Proponents to answer questions. The meeting will begin at the Town of Osoyoos Public Works offices, followed by a site visit. This is a non-mandatory pre-Proposal meeting scheduled for December 4, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Town Hall. Engineer TRUE Consulting Group Ste. 201 - 2079 Falcon Road Kamloops  BC  V2C 4J2 (T)  250.828.0881 (F)  250.828.0717 (E)  info@true.bc.ca Owner Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6515 (F)  250.495.2400 (E)  info@osoyoos.ca  
  • 17 December 2018
    PUBLIC HEARING 9110 & 9120 Main St. OCP/Zoning Amendments Dec. 17 Public Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on Monday, December 17th, 2018 at 4:00 pm in the Town of Osoyoos Council Chambers located at 8707 Main Street. Council will receive input on OCP Amendment Bylaw No. 1230.21, 2018, and Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.108, 2018, which received first and second readings on November 19, 2018. Notice is also given that a Special Open Meeting of Council will be held immediately after the Public Hearing if Council wishes to give the Bylaw third reading.   OCP Amendment Bylaw No. 1230.21, 2018 proposes to change the Land Use Designation from Comprehensive Development – CD to High Density Residential – HR. Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.108, 2018 proposes to change the Zoning from CD8 – Comprehensive Development Zone to R7 - High Density Residential.   The rezoning is being proposed to allow for a 47 unit townhome development and 14 secondary suites. The subject property is shown on the accompanying map and legally described as Lot 524, D.L. 2450S, SDYD, Plan 1949 except Plan B7320 & Parcel A (DD173671F and Plan B7320) of Lot 524, D.L. 2450S, SDYD, Plan 1949 except Plan KAP49156 (9110 & 9120 Main St.) All persons will be given an opportunity to be heard and/or present written submissions on the matter above.   Written submissions can be mailed to the undersigned or emailed to info@osoyoos.ca (The Town will only guarantee that emails received to this address will form part of the Council Agenda). The entire content of all submissions will be made public and form a part of the public record for these matters. The deadline for written submissions is 12:00 pm (Noon) Friday, December 14th, 2018. A copy of the proposed OCP and zoning bylaw amendments may be reviewed by clicking on the links below or at the Department of Planning and Development Services office, located at 8711 Main Street from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, excluding lunch hours from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm and excluding Saturdays and Sundays. OCP Amendment Bylaw No. 1230.21, 2018 Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.108, 2018 2018 11 19 Report OCP Amendment 1230.21 & Zoning Amendment Bylaw 1085.108 Gina MacKay, MCIP, RPP Director of Planning & Development Services Box 3010, 8711 Main Street Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 (T) 250.495.6191 (E) gmackay@osoyoos.ca
  • 17 December 2018
    Next Town Council to be held on Monday December 17, 2018 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Monday December 17, 2018 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 Town of Osoyoos 250.495.6515 info@osoyoos.ca
  • 15 December 2018
    2018 Rockin' with Santa on December 15  
  • 10 December 2018
    Town of Osoyoos Strategic Planning Session held December 4/5 December 10, 2018 Immediate Release Printable Version Town Council and Management spent the evening of December 4 and the day of December 5 under the guidance of consultant Gordon McIntosh reaffirming short term priorities and establishing medium and strategic direction for this Council and the work of the Administration.   The session included discussions on emerging trends and evolving roles of local governments at a provincial and national level. Municipal trends and roles information was then applied to the local governance environment.   Results of these meetings will be included in the 5 year capital plans, 4 year Business plan and the annual budget. Each of these guiding documents are reviewed annually to ensure relevance to the emerging community priorities.   Following are highlighted short and long term priorities that are being considered for implementation within an overall philosophy of public communication, community collaboration and viewed through a perspective of age friendly and accessibility factors. Infrastructure Goal To provide municipal utility infrastructure that meets regulatory standards and meets the current and emerging needs of the community.   Project priorities: Continue with process related to replacing the main sewer lift station Review water source and delivery options to meet regulatory standards and guide future investments Economy Development To support local business development and tourism development.   Project priorities: Complete a stakeholder assisted Resort Municipality Strategy 2019-20121 Develop a clear position on municipal investment in airport infrastructure Community Development To support community growth and development in an orderly manner and based on business case information.   Project priorities: Complete a new Official Community Plan and update related Zoning Regulations Complete a new housing needs assessment and determine municipal role in service delivery Review options related to the replacement of town hall Continue to explore options to develop an aquatic center Review Medical Service Building Feasibility Study and determine municipal role in development Complete a business case for boundary expansion Priority development and incremental implementation of the Town Center Renewal Plan Complete a building assessment for the Sun Bowl Arena Continued advocacy for local health and education services Environmental Sustainability To ensure that Osoyoos develops and sustains an attractive, healthy and ecologically sound natural and built environment while providing a climate for community and economic growth. Continued advocacy for increase protection of Osoyoos Lake from Zebra and Quagga Mussels through the development of 24 hour a day boat monitoring at key locations. Seeking out the opportunities to determine the overall quality of water in Osoyoos Lake. Council identified other priority actions to be included in the 4 Year Business Plan and the 2019 annual budget.   For additional information please contact: Barry Romanko Chief Administrative Officer 250.495.6515 bromanko@osoyoos.ca Sue McKortoff Mayor 250.498.1857 smckortoff@osoyoos.ca
  • 4 December 2018
    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  
  • 3 December 2018
    2019 Winter Leisure Guide is NOW available online! Find out what’s happening this Winter at the Sonora Community Centre! Jammed packed with activities for children and adults, the 2019 Winter Leisure Guide is now available online - see below. Hard copies of the 2019 Winter Leisure Guide will be available for pick up at the Sonora Community Centre and Town Hall soon.  Early registration starts IN PERSON December 12, 2018 at 8:30am. Online registration opens December 13, 2018.  All programs are open to community members and visitors.  Sonora Community Centre 8505 68th Avenue Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.4623 (F)  250.495.2400 (E) recreation@osoyoos.ca
  • 23 November 2018
    NOTICE Chlorine will be added to Town Domestic Water System Following recommendations from the Interior Health Authority (IHA) the Town of Osoyoos is now adding a minimum amount of chlorine into the domestic water system.    This is strictly a precautionary measure and the drinking water is safe for consumption.   The Town of Osoyoos will be exploring various water treatment options during upcoming Capital Budget discussions to ensure our water system remains and continues to compliant with the Canadian Drinking Water Protection Act.   If you have questions and/or concerns please contact:   Operational Services 250.495.6213 pubworks@osoyoos.ca
  • 16 November 2018
    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 Thursday,  November 16, 2018.  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
  • 1 November 2018
    WINTER HOURS Osoyoos & District Sanitary Landfill Effective November 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019 Tuesday                     8:00 am to 4:00 pm Wednesday             11:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday                   8:00 am to 4:00 pm    RECYCLING IN BC - Click here for a comprehensive guide about recycling at the Landfill. HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING bins are accessible, without charge, during Landfill operating hours. YARD AND GARDEN WASTE without charge 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 1267. Click here for more information about the Landfill
  • 15 October 2018
    Winter Hours of Operation for Park Washrooms As of October 15, 2018 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.   
  • 1 October 2018
    Osoyoos Festival Society is looking for VOLUNTEERS!
  • 13 July 2018
    FIREFIGHTER RECRUITMENT - Is Firefighting in your FUTURE? The Osoyoos Fire Department (OFD) is looking to recruit qualified team members to their Department. Being a Paid-On-Call (Volunteer) Firefighter is a great way to be involved in the community, learn firefighting, first aid and emergency skills, keep physically fit and to enjoy the camaraderie of being actively involved in the Osoyoos Fire Department.   FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BECOMING A FIREFIGHTER!   Town of Osoyoos Fire Department Box 3010, 9901 74th Avenue Osoyoos  BC V0H 1V0 250.495.6515 info@osoyoos.ca
  • 1 January 2018
    2018 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 2018 schedule is as follows: January 2 (Tues) - Cancelled January 15 February 5 February 19 March 5 March 19 April 3 (Tues) April 16 May 7 May 22 (Tues) June 4 June 18 July 3 (Tues) July 16 August 7 (Tues)-Cancelled August 20 September 4 (Tues) September 17 October 1 October 15 November 5 November 19 December 3 December 17

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2018 Rockin' with Santa on December 15

2018/2019 Osoyoos Concert Series - The Boom Booms

2018 Osoyoos Festival Society 30th Annual Christmas Lite-Up

Osoyoos Community Theatre - Cod Gone Wild

OPEN HOUSE BC Transit Action Plan December 4

2018 Santa's night out

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