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Council Meeting Highlights for April 6, 2020

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Council Meeting Highlights for April 6, 2020

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Regular Open

Water Matters

  • Osoyoos Water District Rates and Regulations Amendment Bylaw No. 1357.01, 2020 was read three times and adopted.  The Osoyoos Water District Rates and Regulations Amendment Bylaw amends the due date for rural water bills from June 15, 2020 to August 15, 2020. The Order of the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General under the Emergency Program Act, Ministerial Order No. M083 states, “Despite section 135 (3) of the Community Charter, a Council may adopt a bylaw on the same day that a bylaw has been given third reading.” 


  • Council received a letter from Daniel Bibby, Chair and Kelley Glazer, Executive Director Destination Osoyoos from Destination Osoyoos regarding COVID-19.


  • 5 Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 1361, 2020 was adopted. A number of budget meetings were held to discuss the three 2020-2024 budget including a public consultation on February 18, 2020.
  • Waste Management Services and Regulations Amendment Bylaw No. 1309.06, 2020 was adopted. This Waste Management Services and Regulations Amendment Bylaw amends the residential collection rates and landfill tipping fees.
  • Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.130, 2020 was adopted.  This amendment will add the use of Shopping Centre to the C7 Special Commercial Zone – 5820 89th Avenue is the only property in Osoyoos with this zoning.
  • Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.129, 2020 was read a third time.  If adopted this amendment would allow for a residential unit, to be used for employee housing, to be located within the existing commercial building at 5401 Lakeshore Drive (Casa del Milo Oro). This Bylaw is site specific; the use will apply only to the Casa del Milo Oro property.  
  • Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1230.27, 2020 was read a third time.  If adopted this amendment to the property described as 2 Braeburn Place would include the subject property in the urban growth boundary and re-designate it in Schedule “A” of the OCP from High Density Residential to Low Density Residential.
  • Zoning Amendment  Bylaw No. 1085.131, 2020 was read a third time.  If adopted this amendment would rezone the property described as 2 Braeburn Place from R7 High Density Residential to R1 Single Family Residential, which would match the surrounding properties.


  • Council accepted the application for the Development Variance Permit No. 20-01 at the subject property of 3 Quail Place.  Council authorized staff to proceed with the notification process which advises of Councils intention to consider issuance of Development Variance Permit No. 20-01 at the April 20th Council Meeting.
  • Options for Property Tax Due Date and Penalty application report was presented to Council.  Council supported Options #3 for a September 18, 2020 due date for Property Taxes and for unpaid balances a 5% penalty after the due date and a 5% penalty on December 31, 2020.
  • Council approved funding in the amount of $6,000 from the RMI – Visitor Activity Enhancement program to support the 2020 Dragon-Boat Flag Race subject to the event moving forward.
  • Council approved the Desert Sun Counselling and Resource Center Community Service grant application of $5,000 for the Community Kitchen program.


  • CAO Chabot encouraged residents to use the Town of Osoyoos website for information on COVID-19 and reminded everyone to follow the orders from the Provincial Health Officer. 
  • CAO Chabot announced the Town will be opening the washrooms at Pioneer Walkway and Goodman Park.
  • Councillor Rhodes thanked staff for opening the Pioneer Washrooms for those travelling through the community.
  • Councillor King attended online teleconferences with the Chamber of Commerce, Destination Osoyoos and other levels of government.
  • Mayor McKortoff reminded everyone to maintain social distancing, wash your hands often, do not touch your face, stay home especially when you are sick and follow the advice of the Provincial Health Officer.
  • Mayor McKortoff encouraged those who want to visit Osoyoos, to stay at your primary residence and the Town of Osoyoos will be ready to welcome visitors at the right time when the pandemic is over.

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

Event date: 
Monday, 06 April, 2020
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