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Council Meeting Highlights for April 27, 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

  • Gerald Davis, Director of Community Services, reported to Council on the Community Services Department’s first quarter.
  • Brianne Hillson, Deputy Corporate Officer, reported to Council on the Corporate Services Department’s first quarter.
  • Jim Zakall, Director of Financial Services, reported to Council on the Financial Services Department’s first quarter.


Public And Other Hearings

  • Council authorized the issuance of Development Variance Permit No. 21-01. This permit allows for an exterior patio and roof structure to be built in the rear yard of the property located at 39 Harbour Key Drive with a setback of four metres.

Staff Reports

  • Council approved the financial request of $2,000.00 from the 2021 Accessibility and Age-Friendly budget to complete the accessibility upgrades at the Osoyoos Curling Club.
  • Council approved the lease between the Town of Osoyoos and Sunwest Investment Corporation to utilize a portion of the property commonly referred to as Desert Sunrise Marina for a three year lease, commencing May 15, 2021 and ending on September 15, 2023, at the rate of $8,000.00 a year with an option to renew for an additional two years. Council also authorized the Town’s signatories to execute the agreement.
  • Council awarded the contract for the aerated lagoon rag removal to CHB Services Ltd in the amount of $225,907.50 and authorized the Town’s signatories to enter into a contract for the works specified in the Tender Documents.
  • Council supported the submission of a grant application to the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund under the 2021 Emergency Operations Centres & Training stream through the RDOS and agreed to the RDOS receiving and managing the grant funding on the behalf of the Town. Should the application be successful, the funding would allow the Town of Osoyoos, the RDOS, and other member South Okanagan municipalities to respond to emergencies more efficiently through overarching protocols and procedures.
  • Council approved the Licence to Use agreement with the Osoyoos Traditional Archery School for the use of the lands at 11600 Strawberry Creek Road for a three year term, from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2023, at the rate of $150.00 a year and authorized the Town’s signatories to execute the agreement.
  • Council approved the agreement with Osoyoos Model Aviation Club for use of the Osoyoos Airport until December 31, 2021 and authorized the Town’s signatories to execute the agreement.
  • Council supported the application to the UBCM Local Government Development Approvals program. The requested funds would be used for a Land Use Procedures Bylaw, a Zoning Bylaw update, Applicant Outreach Program, Council workshop, and Subdivision and Development Servicing Bylaw Amendments.


  • Tax Rates Bylaw No. 1372, 2021 was read for the first three times and adopted. This bylaw changed the tax due date to July 2, 2021 and set a late payment penalty of 5% to be applied on July 3, 2021, with a further 5% to be applied on September 2, 2021.

Mayor’s Reports

  • Mayor McKortoff noted that there was a two-page spread in the April 21st edition of the Times Chronicle to celebrate Volunteer Week and acknowledge the nominees and winners of the 2019 and 2020 Volunteer Awards.
  • Mayor McKortoff attended various Zoom meetings on healthcare and mayor updates with various Ministries and other BC communities.
  • Mayor McKortoff attended the Official Community Plan Workshop with staff and Council at the Sonora Community Centre.
  • Mayor McKortoff attended the International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control’s semi-annual meeting.
  • Mayor McKortoff encouraged everyone to continue to shop locally, support restaurants by ordering take-out, wear masks, and have a staycation.

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

Event date: 
Tuesday, 27 April, 2021
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