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  • 30 April 2020
    2020 Premier's Awards for Excellence in Education Deadline April 30 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, their students, and their communities.   The Awards are open to all education professionals within the BC K-12 public, independent, or First Nations 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) Outstanding Team Collaboration School Leadership Social Equity and Diversity Nominations are now open and are welcomed from all BC citizens, including students, parents, teachers, administrators, trustees, and community organizations. The deadline to submit nominations is April 30, 2020. Additional information on the Awards can be found on the Premier's Awards for Excellence in Education website at: Rob Fleming Minister of Education
  • 28 February 2020
    2020 Community Service Grant Program Deadline February 28 The application process for the 2020 Community Service Grants is now open! The Town of Osoyoos assists non-profit organizations and community groups each year by way of the Community Service Grant Program. Organizations and community groups will be considered for receiving grant funding if their grant application meets the legislative criteria. Applications can be completed online by clicking here. Paper copies are also available at Town Hall (8707 Main Street) or the Sonora Community Centre (8505 68 Avenue). Please complete questions as required. All applications must be submitted by 12:00 pm (noon) on Friday, February 28, 2020. Gerald Davis Director of Community Services 8505 68 Avenue, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)    250.495.4621 (F)    250.495.5136 (E)
  • 7 February 2020
    NOTICE of Intent for Street Sweeper Equipment Deadline February 7 Printable Version Notice is hereby given, the Town of Osoyoos (the Town) is a member of Sourcewell and is eligible to procure through the cooperative contracts that is administered by Sourcewell. Sourcewell’s cooperative contract purchasing leverages the national purchasing power of more than 50,000 member agencies while also streamlining the required purchasing process. As a municipal national contracting agency, Sourcewell establishes and provides nationally leveraged and competitively solicited purchasing contracts under the guidance of the Uniform Municipal Contracting Law. Joint Powers laws enable members to legally purchase through the awarded contracts. The Town of Osoyoos (Sourcewell Member #165322) is utilizing the Sourcewell Contract # 122017-JTN (Expiry Date February 20, 2022) for the recommended award and purchase of:  • One (1) – Johnston RT655 Street Sweeper with 8.5 CuYd Stainless Steel Hopper, 2 year warranty, and Freightliner M2 Conventional Chassis at a total purchase price of $303,506 (excluding GST and PST). The Town has reviewed the submission and found the price to be within the available budget, required delivery schedule, and specifications required. Closing date, closing time and all inquiries specific to this Notice of Intent shall be made in writing by 14:00 hours PST on February 7, 2020 and directed only to Operational Services Department Attention: Jared Brounstein 11500 115 Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC V0H 1V0 (E) (F)  250.495.2400
  • 3 February 2020
    Next Town Council to be held on Monday February 3, 2020 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Monday February 3, 2020 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 January 2020
    Time to Renew your Dog's License by January 31, 2020 Licensing and Control of Dogs, Bylaw 1036, 2016 Dog License Brochure The Town requires pet owners to register their dogs and renew their license annually. A dog license with up to date information ensures the Town can contact you if your pet is found. If you own a dog over six months of age, it must be licensed – even indoor pets. The fine for having an unlicensed pet is $50 per dog. Licenses are affordable and can be easily obtained by mail or in person. The fee is $22.00 per dog and $12.00 for a spayed or neutered dog. For more information on dog licensing please refer to Animal Control and Licensing. Town of Osoyoos Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6515 (E)
  • 20 January 2020
    Council Meeting Highlights for January 20, 2020 Click on button to watch the video of the Committee of the Whole and Regular Open meetings. Committee of the Whole Regular Open   COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING    DELEGATIONS Celine Thompson, Executive Director, and John Yarschenko, Director of Recovery and Addictions, from The Bridge Youth & Family Services made a presentation to Council requesting support for a youth recovery house in the Okanagan, which would be the first of its kind in the Interior Health region. Council directed staff to prepare a letter of support for the youth recovery house. Don Nettleton, Chief Executive Officer, and Georgia Bruyel, Head Librarian, from the Okanagan Regional Library presented their Fall 2019 update to Council. Debbie Dundass, on behalf of several volunteer organizations (Festival Society, Fireworks Committee, Cactus Jalopies, Wine Country Drag Racing Association, Market on Main, Piano in the Park, and Music in the Park), presented the concerns facing volunteer organizations around lack of volunteers and funding. The groups asked that Town staff, Destination Osoyoos, the Osoyoos and District Arts Council, and the business community work collaboratively to find solutions to these issues. Council directed staff to facilitate a meeting with the community groups and the requested parties. BUSINESS Janette Van Vianen, Director of Corporate Services, presented an update to Council on upcoming changes to BC Transit, as well as future public consultation opportunities. Council discussed the SILGA call for nominations and resolutions. Allan Chabot, Chief Administrative Officer, stated that he will look into the resolution database on behalf of Council to see if there are any resolutions pertaining to public library funding or milfoil harvesting and its effects on Rocky Mountain ridged mussels and report back to Council.   REGULAR OPEN MEETING   Bylaws Revenue Anticipation Borrowing Bylaw No. 1360, 2020 was read for a first, second, and third time. If adopted this bylaw would renew the Town’s line of credit with the Bank of Montreal, as well as provide continued access to corporate credit cards. Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.126, 2019 was read for a third time. If adopted this amendment would allow for a site specific retail cannabis store to be located at 9150 Main Street (Lakeview Plaza). Council approved Zoning Application Z19-11 and Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1230.25, 2020 and Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.127, 2020 were read for a first and second time. If adopted these amendments would allow for the implementation of Phase 2 of the Meadowlark Plan. Council referred the Official Community Plan amendment to the Agricultural Land Commission and set a Public Hearing date for both bylaw amendments on March 2, 2020 at 4:00pm in Council Chambers at Town Hall. Council approved Zoning Application Z19-12 and Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1230.26, 2020 and Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.128, 2020 were read for a first and second time. If adopted these amendments would allow for the implementation of Phase 3 of the Meadowlark Plan. Council referred the Official Community Plan amendment to the Agricultural Land Commission and set a Public Hearing date for both bylaw amendments on March 2, 2020 at 4:00pm in Council Chambers at Town Hall. Fire Protection and Life Safety Amendment Bylaw No. 1333.01, 2019 was adopted. This amendment removes Structural Fire Suppression from the list of services which the Osoyoos Fire Department provides, bringing the bylaw into alignment with Council’s declared level of Fire Service. Indemnification Bylaw No. 1359, 2020 was read for a first, second, and third time. If adopted this bylaw would provide indemnity to municipal officers, employees, and elected officials acting reasonably and in good faith in performing the duties and functions of their positions with the Town. Business Council supported the RDOS in a Joint Grant Application in the amount of $25,000.00 to the UBCM Indigenous Cultural Safety and Cultural Humility Training Program. Council also approved the RDOS to make application for, receive, and manage the grant funding on the Town’s behalf. Council declined moving forward with a Universal Water Metering Implementation Plan, instead directing staff to provide Council with more information on the implementation plan. Council designated all senior management employees as ‘municipal employees’ pursuant to the Financial Disclosure Act. Reports Councillor Rhodes thanked everyone who has been involved with snow removal in the community. Councillor Rhodes wished everyone a Happy New Year. Councillor King thanked the Operational Services department for the great job they did with the Christmas lights. Councillor Harvey attended the strategic planning meeting for the Okanagan Regional Library. Mayor McKortoff thanked Glenn Senft for putting on the January 1st Polar Bear Swim, and thanked Ron Hiller for taking the video of the event. Mayor McKortoff thanked the Operational Services department and citizens who helped clear snow in the community. Mayor McKortoff attended a meeting at South Okanagan General Hospital with the Minister of Health, Adrian Dix, for the ribbon cutting of the new emergency department, which she noted is a great addition for the health of the South Okanagan.   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 9:00 am on the morning of the Regular Open Council meetings at 2:00 pm to learn additional in-depth information regarding upcoming business.  
  • 13 January 2020
    Tennis Courts Closed January 13 until Further Notice The tennis courts are temporarily closed. Crews are currently fixing the damage to the fence that was sustained during the recent high winds.  For more information contact: Sonora Community Centre (T)  250.495.6562 (E)
  • 18 December 2019
    2020 Winter Activity & Program 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 2020 Winter Activity & Program Guide is now available online - see below. Hard copies of the 2020 Winter Activity & Program Guide will be available for pick up at the Sonora Community Centre and Town Hall the week of December 9, 2019.  Registration (online or in person) starts Wednesday December 18. IMPORTANT: If you have NOT registered online since September 16, 2016 you will need to contact the Sonora Community Centre to receive online access.  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 Wednesday December 18, 2019
  • 30 November 2019
    Seeking Program Instructors for Preschool/School-Aged Fitness Programs The Sonora Community Centre is looking for qualified instructors to run preschool and school-aged sport/fitness programs. Candidates should have experience and are comfortable with working with children ages 2 and up, have experience with leading sport focused activities (i.e. soccer), have some knowledge of the principles of physical literacy and possess a current First Aid/CPR Certificate.  Programs are held during after school hours and are subject to cancellation based on registration numbers.  Interested persons should contact: Sarah Dynneson Program Supervisor Sonora Community Centre (T)  250.495.4623 (E)  This posting will remain in effect until a suitable instructor has been found. 
  • 1 November 2019
    WINTER HOURS Osoyoos & District Sanitary Landfill Effective November 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020 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 2019
    Winter Hours of Operation for Park Washrooms As of October 15, 2019 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.   

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