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Council Highlights for January 12, 2021

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Council Highlights for January 12, 2021

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Regular Open
Water Matters

Staff Reports

  • Council approved the lease with Desert Sun Counselling and Resource Centre for a portion of the property located at 8701 Main Street, Osoyoos for a three year term commencing on January 1, 2021 at an initial rental rate of $800.00 per month. Council also authorized the Town’s signatories to sign the agreement.
  • Council approved the application for Development Variance Permit No. 20-07 and authorized staff to proceed with the notification process which advises of Council’s intention to consider issuance of the permit at the January 26, 2021 Regular Council meeting. If approved this permit would allow for an accessory building to be built within the front yard at 8516 32nd Avenue with a reduced setback from 6 metres to 4 metres.


  • Councillor Bennett attended a meeting on the KVR Osoyoos Lake Bypass Trail.
  • Councillor Bennett is a member of the Primary Care Network Committee and noted that he was disappointed that the Okanagan Hospital Board decided not to fund the Primary Care Network in 2021.
  • Councillor King attended a Zoom meeting with the Accessibility and Age-Friendly Advisory Committee.
  • Mayor McKortoff and Councillors Harvey and Rhodes wished everyone a Happy New Year.
  • Mayor McKortoff gave her condolences to the family of the young man who lost his life in the house fire in Osoyoos on January 1st. The Mayor thanked the Fire Department and everyone who has supported the family.
  • Mayor McKortoff is the Vice-Chair on the Okanagan Similkameen Regional Hospital District Board and noted that the mission of the district is to provide 40% of the funding for hospitals and their equipment, which is why they did not fund the Primary Care Network in 2021.
  • Mayor McKortoff noted that January 14, 2021 is the Town of Osoyoos’ 75th anniversary of incorporation.

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

Event date: 
Tuesday, 12 January, 2021
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