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  • 24 May 2019
    2019 SUMMER EMPLOYMENT Opportunities 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. Student Grounds Maintenance – Operational Services Student positions available beginning May 6, 2019.  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 $17.10 per hour plus 6% in lieu of benefits.  Deadline for résumé submission is 4:30 pm on Friday, April 5, 2019. Student Summer Program Coordinator – Community Services An energetic individual is needed from June 3, 2019 – August 30, 2019.  Applicants should have previous experience working with children and a current First Aid Certificate.  Good organizational skills and training in High Five – Principles of Healthy Child Development is an asset.  This is a bargaining unit position in conjunction with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada – “Canada Summer Jobs”, with a present wage rate of $20.98 per hour plus 6% in lieu of benefits.  Deadline for résumé submission is 4:30 pm on Friday, April 26, 2019. Student Summer Recreation Leaders – Community Services Energetic, caring, individuals needed from June 24, 2019 – August 23, 2019.  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 $17.10 per hour plus 6% in lieu of benefits.  Deadline for résumé submission is 4:30 pm on Friday, May 24, 2019. 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)   The above positions are open to all students.   We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • 12 April 2019
    Request for Proposal (RFP) Evacuation Route Plan Deadline April 12 The Evacuation Route Plan will identify high-risk neighbourhoods for flooding with consideration given to other hazards identified in the Town’s Hazard and Risk Vulnerability Assessment that could pose significant threat to the community.  The Plan will include consultation with various agencies and groups and must include options for evacuation alert systems and process for the vulnerable population sector. A detailed Request for Proposal (RFP) package can be viewed by clicking on the link below: RFP Evacuation Route Plan Proposals must be received at the Town Hall until 2:00 p.m. local time on Friday, April 12, 2019.  Proposals must be clearly marked in a sealed envelope “2019 Evacuation Route Plan”. For more information, please contact the undersigned. Janette Van Vianen, CMC, CLGA Director of Corporate Services Town of Osoyoos Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 (T)     250.495.6515 (E)
  • 10 April 2019
    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Senior Accounting Clerk Deadline April 10 The Town of Osoyoos is currently seeking a qualified person for a full time Senior Accounting Clerk in the Financial Services Department. Reporting to the Director of Financial Services, this full time position will provide senior level accounting functions, responsible for administration and operation of the tax, utility, financial software administration, payroll and benefit functions.  This position also provides customer service functions related to town services and programs.  Included in this position is assisting the Director with the annual Tangible Asset Reporting, and preparing of budget schedules as well as drafting financial bylaws and policies. This position requires someone who possesses excellent skills in communication and leadership and the ability to deal tactfully and confidentially in collection matters. Second level CGA/CMA program (2 year) or better is required along with 5 years of office experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This is a CUPE Local 608 Union position with the rate of pay being $29.90 - $35.17 per hour along with benefits. Must be able to pass and maintain an RCMP information check. CLICK HERE for a more detailed job description including required qualifications. Applications will be accepted until 1:00 PM, Wednesday, April 10, 2019.  Please submit applications online or to: Janette Van Vianen, CMC Director of Corporate Services Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 (F) 250.495.2400 (E) We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • 6 April 2019
    Air Your Views on the Penticton Airport’s Flight Service March 12, 2019 NEWS RELEASE Travellers for work, business or pleasure can share their views on the flight service available at the Penticton Airport in a survey now on the website. The City and the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen want to better understand the flight needs in the area in light of recent changes to the Vancouver service provided by Air Canada Express. “The availability of the flight service in Penticton is an important contributor to our regional economy,” says Anthony Haddad, Director of Development Services for the City of Penticton. “Many people choose to live or locate their business in Penticton and the Okanagan-Similkameen because of the ease of travel to Vancouver and Calgary. Through the survey, we would like to get a better understanding of the effects of the changes to the Vancouver schedule as well as identify any gaps in the flight service.” Air Canada Express announced that beginning May 1, they will use the larger Q400 aircraft to serve their Penticton to Vancouver routes and will be removing the 11 pm arrival and 6 am departure flights. The changes will improve the reliability of the flight service through the winter season but may impact schedules for commuters and business travel. The Penticton Airport Flight Service Survey will run until April 6, 2019. “The information collected in the survey will be shared with Air Canada Express and potentially other air service operators who might be interested in filling any gaps,” says Haddad. “We encourage anyone who travels through the Penticton airport to complete the survey and hope to hear from as many people as possible.” For more information about the changes to the Air Canada Express flight service in Penticton, go to -30- Anthony Haddad Director of Development Services City of Penticton 250-490-2520 JoAnne Kleb Engagement Strategist City of Penticton 250-490-2586
  • 6 April 2019
    18th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Awards and Breakfast 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 Awards Ceremony and Breakfast.   Date:          Saturday, April 6, 2019 Time:          8:30am Location:    Sonora Community Centre Click on the links below to view/print the Nomination Packages for the Awards that 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 also 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 names of each person* to be coming from your organization and submit your nomination packages no later than Friday March 15, 2019 to: Sarah Dynneson  Program Supervisor  Sonora Community Centre Box 3010 - 8505 68th Avenue (T)  250.495.6562  |  (E)   *Please RSVP group member(s) that have confirmed their attendance as to ensure correct numbers for the caterer.
  • 4 April 2019
    Discolored 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 an exterior tap and running cold water for 10 to 15 minutes or until the water clears. Operational Services 11500 115 Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6213 (E)
  • 2 April 2019
    Early Water for Osoyoos Water District Systems 8 & 9 begins April 2 Irrigation season will begin on April 15, 2019. An opportunity for early irrigation water begins April 2, 2019 upon application and payment of fees at Town Hall located at 8707 Main Street.  Operational Services 11500 115 Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0 (T) 250.495.6213 (E)  
  • 1 April 2019
    Notice of Public Hearing Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.118 April 1 Public Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 4:00 pm in the Town of Osoyoos Council Chambers located at 8707 Main Street. Council will receive input on Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.118, 2019, which received first and second readings on March 18, 2019.   Bylaw No. 1085.118, 2019 proposes to: - add “retail cannabis sales” as a site specific permitted use for the subject property, shown on the accompanying map, legally described as Lot 1, District Lot 2450S, SDYD, Plan KAP70782 (Units 1&2, 9143 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 (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, March 29, 2019. A copy of the proposed zoning bylaw amendment may be viewed by clicking on the link 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 Sunday. Bylaw 1085.118, 2019 2019 03 18 REG RPT 1 Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.118, 2019 Gina MacKay, MCIP, RPP Director of Planning & Development Services Box 3010, 8711 Main Street Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 (T)    250.495.6191 (F)    250.495.2400 (E)  
  • 1 April 2019
    SUMMER HOURS Osoyoos & District Sanitary Landfill No PERSON shall act in a manner that is threatening, discourteous, disruptive, or willfully negligent while on the SITE. Osoyoos & District Sanitary Landfill rates/fees changed on May 1, 2017 to $110.00 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 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)  
  • 1 April 2019
    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, 2019 until November 16, 2019.    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)
  • 1 April 2019
    Next Town Council to be held on Monday April 1, 2019 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Monday April 1, 2019 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
  • 31 March 2019
    2019 Premier's Awards for Excellence in Education Deadline March 31 Government is once again proud to recognize the enormous contributions of British Columbia's exceptional teachers, administrators and support staff who are vital to the cultural, economic and social well-being of the province. The Awards recognize all outstanding education professionals who have made exceptional contributions to benefit their school, students and their communities.   The Awards are open to all education professionals within the BC K 12 public, independent, band or international school systems. This year, Awards will be given in the following categories: Community  Engagement District Leadership Extracurricular  Leadership Indigenous Education Outstanding New Teacher Outstanding Support (School Community) Outstanding Support (Teaching Assistant) School Leadership Social Equity and Diversity Technology and Innovation Nominations are now open and are welcomed from all BC citizens, including students, parents, teachers, administrators, trustees and community organizations. The deadline for nominations is March 31, 2019. Additional information on the Awards can be found on the Premier's Awards for Excellence in Education website at: Rob Fleming Minister of Education
  • 29 March 2019
    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Bylaw Enforcement Supervisor Deadline March 29 Reporting to the Director of Corporate Services, this full time exempt position will perform inspectional, regulatory and investigational work involving the enforcement of Town Bylaws.  This position will also be responsible for the enforcement of the Town’s Animal Control bylaw and impounding and caring for animals. This position requires someone who possesses excellent skills in communication, leadership, and conflict resolution with experience and the ability to diffuse hostility in an effective manner.  You will have the ability to work both independently and interdependently while exercising sound judgement and initiative. Proven experience, thorough knowledge and the ability to demonstrate the principles, methods and equipment used in the capture, care and handling and safe transportation of injured, vicious, or stray animals. This position will be responsible for supervising two part-time seasonal bylaw officers and two seasonal park ambassadors. Shift work and call outs may be required.Must be able to pass and maintain an RCMP vulnerable persons check. The rate of pay for this position is $33.00 per hour with a competitive benefit package. CLICK HERE for a more detailed job description including required qualifications.   “Bylaw Enforcement Supervisor” needs to be referenced in the subject line of the email. Applications will be accepted until 4:30 PM, Friday, March 29, 2019. Please submit applications online or to: Janette Van Vianen, CMC CLGA Director of Corporate Services Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 (F) 250.495.2400 (E) No phone calls please. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration will be contacted.
  • 29 March 2019
    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY for Fire Chief Deadline March 29 Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), this full time exempt management position will organize and lead all fire department business, operations and administration as well as provide incident command at emergency situations of all types. This position plays a key role within the corporate leadership team of the Town. Your work will be integral to developing and facilitating an innovative, efficient and highly effective on call fire department.  In addition to the role of Fire Chief, you will provide advice and expertise to the Town emergency management program as the Deputy Emergency Coordinator, as well as assisting in Bylaw Enforcement. You will be an excellent communicator, possess strong leadership, interpersonal and financial management skills and will have a demonstrated history of improving performance utilizing innovation and efficiency rather than expansion and expense. A high degree of independence, initiative and judgement is required for this position. Change management and relationship building are essential skills as you manage, lead, coach and mentor a diverse team of fire service personnel and communicate with elected officials, town staff and the general public.  You must be unusually flexible, highly professional and results driven. The Fire Chief must be in sound physical and mental condition and be willing, trained and prepared to assume either an operational or command role at any emergency incident and to respond to emergency incidents of all kinds alongside on-call members.  CLICK HERE to view the detailed Job Description CLICK HERE to complete the Fire Chief Profile Form in PDF Format CLICK HERE to complete the Fire Chief Profile Form in Word Format (You will need to save/download the document in HTML format and open the file using Microsoft Word.) Qualified candidates interested in this exciting career opportunity are invited to submit their resume by 4:30pm on Friday, March 29, 2019 to: Barry Romanko Chief Administrative Officer Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos BC  V0H 1V0 (E) Please provide the following information: Detailed resume and compulsory Fire Chief Profile Form | 3 references | Salary Expectation. “Fire Chief Recruitment” needs to be referenced in the subject line of the email. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.
  • 29 March 2019
    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY for CAO Deadline March 29 Due to the retirement of the incumbent, the Town of Osoyoos has an exciting opportunity for a dedicated local government professional as its next Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). The Chief Administrative Officer will report to and work closely with Mayor and Council in the formulation of their strategic direction and will advise Council on all high priority and high profile matters pertaining to municipal operations.   Located on beautiful Osoyoos Lake in the southern most area of the Okanagan Valley, this resort municipality has a population of 5,050, expanding to 20,000 during tourist season, and is renowned for its water based activities, orchards, vineyards and golf courses, as well as its widely varied landscape including deserts, mountains and valleys. Outdoor recreational opportunities are endless throughout the area and residents enjoy a wide array of activities all year long.    The Chief Administrative Officer leads the management team, providing guidance and ensuring a positive organizational culture. The Chief Administrative Officer will continually seek to improve systems, practices and people development and is responsible for the overall management of the administrative operations of the Town.   This position facilitates appropriate lines of communication between Council, staff, senior government, first nations, other local governments, its union, boards and associations. The successful candidate will possess proven leadership in a local government environment and experience developing annual and long-term budgets.    In addition, the ideal candidate will possess: Post-secondary education in public administration or a related discipline from a recognized institution or a senior executive certificate in Local Government Management.  Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in local government management. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, staff and a variety of other organizations and members of the public. Displays strategic, creative, positive and innovative thinking with local government business and political acumen. Thorough knowledge of relevant legislation and local government best practices. Superior interpersonal and effective communication skills in managing human resources matters. This executive position offers a competitive salary and benefits package. CLICK HERE to view the detailed Job Description. Qualified candidates interested in this exciting career opportunity are invited to submit their resume quoting Competition No. 19-01EU by 4:00pm on Friday, March 29, 2019 to:   Human Resources Department Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen 101 Martin Street, Penticton, BC V2A 5J9 Tel: 250-492-0237 Fax: 250-492-0063 Email: We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.  
  • 29 March 2019
    Apply Online for Neighbourhood Small Grants Deadline March 29  
  • 22 March 2019
    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Building Service Workers Deadline March 22 Building Service Worker (Municipal Facilities Caretaker) Full Time Seasonal April 16 – October 15 and Part Time Seasonal October 16 - April 15 The Town of Osoyoos requires Seasonal Building Service Workers in the Operational Services Department. 1 Full Time seasonal (40 hours per week, April 16 – October 15) and Part-time seasonal (12.5 hours per week October 16 – April 15) yearly;  1 Full Time seasonal (40 hours per week, April 16 – October 15) yearly. The April 16 – October 15 full time seasonal positions work 10 hour shifts (between 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM with one hour lunch) on a 4 day on/4 day off rotating basis. These positions will be expected to work statutory holidays. The October 16 – April 15 part time seasonal position works 2.5 hours per day 5 days per week (may be required to work evening and weekends). Click here for a more detailed job description including required qualifications. This is a bargaining unit position, and the 2019 hourly job rate for this position is $19.52 – $22.96 per hour. Applications will be accepted until 4:30 PM, Friday, March 22, 2019. Please submit applications  online or to: Janette Van Vianen, CMC Director of Corporate Services Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (F) 250.495.2400 (E) We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • 21 March 2019
    TENDER Cottonwood Park Wall Repairs March 21 Sealed Tenders clearly marked “Cottonwood Park Wall Repairs – 2019” 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, March 21st, 2019. Tenders will be opened in public in the Town of Osoyoos Office at 2:00 p.m. on the tender closing date. TENDER CLOSED SIERRA LANDSCAPING $451,181.85 ARISE CONTRACTING $436,272.98 0810450 BC LTD (ROCKS AND BLOCKS) $321,082.00 The project comprises the following works and approximate quantities: • Reconstruction of ± 180 m² of Allan block wall c/w installation of footing drains, geogrid tie-backs, filter fabric and drain rock and rip-rap splash pads. • Removal and reinstatement of ± 165 m of steel handrailing, ± 82 m² of concrete sidewalks, and 435 m² of asphalt walkways. • Localized irrigation system modification • Landscape installations and reinstatements Tender Documents are available CLICKING HERE and BC Bid. Printed copies are available from the offices of TRUE Consulting (Kamloops) at a cost of $50, 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. TENDER DRAWINGS PLANHOLDER FORM Tender documents are available on the Town of Osoyoos website ( or BC Bid (   Engineer TRUE Consulting Group Ste. 201 - 2079 Falcon Road Kamloops  BC  V2C 4J2 (T)  250.828.0881 (F)  250.828.0717 (E) Owner Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6515 (F)  250.495.2400 (E) No phone calls regarding this Tender. Results will be posted on the Town website within '24 hours' after the deadline.
  • 18 March 2019
    Council Meeting Highlights for March 18, 2019 Click on button to watch the video of the Committee of the Whole, Regular Open Meeting.   Committee of the Whole Regular Open   COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING Business Council referred the Park Naming Policy to the next Regular Open meeting of Council on April 1, 2019 for discussion and debate. Council directed staff to prepare an updated Sidewalk Use policy and bylaw amendments for Council consideration at a later date. Council directed staff to forward the draft 2019-2021 Resort Development strategy to the Ministry for comment. Council reviewed the Policy CCL-004 (Flag Policy) and directed administration to move it to the next Regular meeting of Council for discussion and debate. REGULAR OPEN MEETING   Bylaws Waste Management Services and Regulations amendment Bylaw No. 1309.05, 2019 was adopted.  This Bylaw was established to set regulations for services to collect and dispose of solid waste and recyclable materials within the Town of Osoyoos, and for materials accepted at the Osoyoos Sanitary landfill. Museum Parcel Tax Amendment Bylaw No. 1300.04, 2019 was read three times.  Museum Parcel Tax Bylaw 1300 was established in 2013 to enable the purchase of the future museum property currently occupied by Osoyoos Home Builders and needs to be annually updated to ensure the rate is consistent with the rate being charged to area “A” residents. 5 Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 1349, 2019 was adopted.  A number of budget meetings were held to discuss the 2019-2023 budget including a public consultation on January 30th, 2019.  The 5 Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 1349, 2019, is now being presented for Council consideration. Council directed staff to allow for the public to provide input into the financial plan on March 18, 2019, prior to Council consideration of adoption.  Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.115, 2019 was tabled.  This Zoning Amendment bylaw is to allow for a site specific retail cannabis store to be located at 7603 Spartan Dr. Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.118, 2019 was read a first and second time. The purpose of this report is to allow for a site specific retail cannabis store to be located at 9143 Main St. (Units 1 & 2). A public hearing be set for April 1, 2019 at 4:00pm in Council Chambers.  Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.114, 2018 was read a third time. This Bylaw proposes to rezone the property from R1 Single Family Residential to R2 Single Family Residential Small Lot. Business Licence Amendment Bylaw No. 1045.34, 2019 was adopted. This Bylaw is amended to include issuing retail cannabis store business licences. Noting that a business licence could only be issued if a site specific zoning was in place for the proposed business location.  Business Council approved the 2019-2022 Business Plan as presented. Business Licence Amendment Bylaw No. 1045.35, 2019 was read three times. This Business Licence Bylaw Amendment is proposed revisions to increase options for potential food vendor operators, streamline the application process. Council moved to adopt revised Policy PLA-016 (Street Food Vendor Selection and Approval Policy). Council authorized the Mayor, on behalf of Council, to provide a letter of support to the RCMP Day Committee of Vernon for their efforts to move forward with a petition signed by Canadian citizens that will be directed to the Province of British Columbia and the Government. Council directed the administration to write a letter to the Minister responsible for WorkBC services for the Mayor’s signatures, which expresses a concern as to the promotion of increased services when in fact the WorkBC office in Osoyoos is being centralized in Oliver and that the services of the WorkBC office in Osoyoos be reopened by the new contractor. Reports Councillor King met with the Airport Society. Councillor King attended the open house at the Art Gallery Councillor King attended the South Okanagan Chambers Business after Business. Councillor King attended the Desert Park AGM. Councillor King attended the Atom Fiesta and thanked all the volunteers. Councillor Bennett attended the South Okanagan Community Foundations meeting. Councillor Bennett attended meeting with MP and other local government officials and Air Canada to discuss the flight changes in Penticton.  He encourages everyone to complete the Penticton Airport Flight Service Survey: Councillor Bennett attended the South Okanagan Chamber Business after Business meeting. Councillor Bennett attended the School District #53 meeting. Mayor McKortoff attended the Desert Centre presentation on seeds. Mayor McKortoff attended the 45th Atom Fiesta and congratulated the South Okanagan team for coming 2nd.   Copies of reports are available within the Council Agenda packages located on the Town’s website
  • 13 March 2019
    2019 Spring 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 Spring Leisure Guide is now available online - see below. Hard copies of the 2019 Spring Leisure Guide will be available for pick up at the Sonora Community Centre and Town Hall by March 11 2019.  Early registration starts IN PERSON March 13, 2019 at 8:30am. Online registration opens March 14, 2019.  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) Online Registration starts Thursday, March 14
  • 4 March 2019
    Town of Osoyoos CAO Barry Romanko Announces Retirement Plan For Immediate Release March 4, 2019 OSOYOOS – The Town of Osoyoos Chief Administrative Officer Barry Romanko has advised Mayor McKortoff and Council that he will be leaving the CAO position effective August 23, 2019.   Romanko leaves this portion of this career in municipal government with mixed emotions. “I have enjoyed working with all of the elected officials and staff over the past three terms throughout my 11 years as Osoyoos CAO”, says Romanko, “but I’m also very excited to have more time with my family, the freedom to travel and experience my leisure pursuits and pursue other options. At this point time I am still focused on the tasks at hand over the next 6 months”. “Mr. Romanko’s departure in August will be a loss for the Town of Osoyoos. Barry approaches town issues with a sense of professionalism, knowledge, respect and he has instilled a culture of integrity in our organization, says Mayor McKortoff, he will be missed.” Council has contracted the services of the RDOS Human Resources Department to complete a national search for a new CAO. The search will begin in March with the expectation that a replacement will be in place by the beginning of August.  For additional information please contact: Barry Romanko Chief Administrative Officer 250.495.6515 Sue McKortoff Mayor 250.498.1857
  • 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
  • 1 January 2019
    Osoyoos Festival Society is looking for VOLUNTEERS!
  • 1 January 2019
    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
  • 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 Due to below normal temperatures; the Marina washrooms are CLOSED due to a plumbing failure within the building.  The washrooms will remain closed until repairs can be completed. Town Hall (8707 Main Street) Monday - Friday (excluding holidays) 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Marina - TEMPORARILY CLOSED                                             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.   

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Building Permits

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Click Here - Building Permit Application

Subdivision Plans

Subdivision Plans

If you would like to print only a portion of the survey plan, you must first save the file to your directory, then open the saved copy using Adobe Acrobat.  Using the Snapshot Tool, highlight the area you wish to print and then print.  You may need to change your page scaling to "Fit to Printable Area", depending on your printer.

Annual Report

Annual Report

Section 98 of the Community Charter sets out the requirements for municipalities to produce an Annual Report each year prior to June 30th. The report must contain:

Financial Statements

Financial Statements

Auditor's Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit.  We conducted our audit in accordance with Canadian generally accepted auditing standards.  Those standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement.

Land Disposition & Lease Notices

Land Disposition & Lease Notices

Pursuant to Sections 24 and 26 of the Community Charter Notice, the Town of Osoyoos is required to give notice of it's intention to sell or lease municipal properties.

Tenders & RFP's

Tenders & Request for Proposals (RFP)

Listed below are Tenders, Requests for Proposals (RFP), and Requests for Quotes (RFQ) that are currently open.  Details of Tenders and RFP's previously awarded by Council can be located under the applicable News Item or within the Council - Agendas, Videos & Minutes folder.

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While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this data, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the Town of Osoyoos.   Town of Osoyoos
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Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0
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Mission Statement
To provide quality community services and facilities, which meet the needs of the current
and future residents of Osoyoos, in a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable manner.

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