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Council Highlights for February 9, 2021

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International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control Virtual Public Meeting October 14

Resort Municipality Initiative - Visitor Activity Enhancement Program

Art Gallery Osoyoos Poster Contest 2022

National Waste Reduction Week - October 18 to 24

Water Shut Down Notice Hummingbird Lane and Nighthawk Drive - October 19

1st Annual Jingle Bell Run

Christmas Lite-up 2021

Landfill Notice: No Collection of Glass and Styrofoam

East Osoyoos Christmas Market

Council Highlights for February 9, 2021

Click on button to watch the video of the Committee of the Whole and Regular Open meetings.
Committee of the Whole Regular Open


Petitions And Delegations


Staff Reports

  • Council directed staff to not recommend approval of RDOS Bylaw Referral A2018.207-Zone as the visual impact of the proposed road network and building sites is unclear from the information provided to date. The proposal is also not consistent with the policies of the Regional Growth Strategy and the minimum lot sizes as outlined in both the current and draft RDOS Area “A” Official Community Plan.
  • Council received the Housing Needs Report 2020 in accordance with section 585.31 of the Local Government Act.
  • Council provided pre-budget approval of $70,000.00 ($35,000.00 each from the Design of Main Street Boulevard and Main Street Sidewalk Design capital projects) and awarded the projects for Schematic Design for Main Street (Park Place to Kingfisher Drive) and Concept Master Plan for Entire Main Street (Eagle Court to Cottonwood Drive) to WSP Canada Inc in the amounts of $39,540.00 and $24,890.00, plus applicable taxes. Council authorized the Town’s signatories to enter into a contract for the services with a total project cost of $64,430.00 plus applicable taxes.
  • Council directed staff to apply for a grant opportunity from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Municipal Asset Management Program for Gravity Main CCTV Condition Inspection – Phase 2 and committed $20,000.00 from its budget toward the costs of this initiative. The proposed project would provide condition assessment reports for 10.1 km of gravity sewer main, including video, photos, and relational database information, as well as a professional recommendation on tasks moving forward, including needs for future inspection, estimated timeline for asset renewal/replacement, and record of evaluation methodology.
  • Council rescinded Working Alone Policy HR-022, which has been replaced by a new procedure for working alone that has been reviewed by the joint Occupational Health and Safety committee and management and has been approved for implementation by the Town’s CAO.
  • Council approved the funding agreement between the RDOS and the Town of Osoyoos for a 5 year term for Recreation and Leisure activities and authorized the Town’s signatories to sign the agreement.

Councillor and Mayor Reports

  • Councillor Rhodes encouraged everyone to look at the Building Permits report as our economy is doing well during the pandemic.
  • Councillor Rhodes congratulated Mayor McKortoff on being brought back as Chair of the Okanagan Basin Water Board.
  • Councillor King attended the Accessibility and Age-Friendly Zoom meeting on February 4th.
  • Councillor Bennett attended the School District #53 meeting on January 27th.
  • Councillor Bennett attended the Trail of the Okanagans meeting on February 1st.
  • Councillor Bennett attended a meeting with Destination Osoyoos on Risk Management Policy discussion on February 4th.
  • Mayor McKortoff attended a teleconference with the Minister of Municipal Affairs.
  • Mayor McKortoff attended a meeting with Kim English, Regional Development Officer for Community Foundation of the South Okanagan.
  • Mayor McKortoff encouraged residents to visit the Art Gallery as they have a display of quilts for the month of February.

Copies of reports are available within the Council Agenda packages located on the Town’s website

Event date: 
Tuesday, 09 February, 2021
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