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Council Meeting Highlights for August 10, 2021

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Council Meeting Highlights for August 10, 2021

Click below to watch the videos of the Committee of the Whole, Regular Open, and Public Hearing meetings.

Committee of the Whole Meeting  Regular Open Meeting  Public Hearing


Petitions and Delegations

Staff Reports


Staff Reports

  • Council endorsed an application for grant funding through the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure for Active Transportation Network Planning in the amount of $50,051.00. Should the application be successful, Council also approved the Town’s contribution of $25,025.00 being expended from the 2021 Operating Contingency budget. The grant is being sought to support the Town’s ongoing efforts to support multimodal transportation in the community, as identified in the draft Official Community Plan.
  • Council resolved to consider Development Variance Permit No. 21-03 at the next Regular Open Council meeting on August 24, 2021 and authorized staff to proceed with the necessary notification process. If issued this permit would change the width of the dedicated road right of way for Phases 2 and 3 of the Meadowlark Plan from 16 metres to 15 metres.
  • Council approved the installation of audible signals at the intersection of Highway 3 and Spartan Drive, as well as at the intersection of Highway 3 and Cottonwood Drive by authorizing the Town’s signatories to sign the letter of agreement with the Ministry of Transportation. The maximum cost for the purchase and installation of the signals is $28,000.00 and will be shared evenly between the Ministry and the Town, through the Accessibility and Age-Friendly Advisory Committee’s 2021 budget.
  • Council resolved that the Town of Osoyoos has obtained the approval of the electors to petition the Minister of Municipal Affairs to extend the boundaries of the Town and that all relevant legislative municipal boundary extension requirements in the Local Government Act and Community Charter have been completed. The parcels approved for inclusion with the Town of Osoyoos are 5221, 5037, and 5017 45th Street and 9209, 9211, 9215, 9223, 9227, and 9425 87th Street. No elector response forms were received in opposition of either proposed boundary expansion.

Councillor and Mayor’s Reports

  • Councillor King thanked the Fire Department, Operational Services, and all those who contributed during the Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire.
  • Councillor Bennett attended the Trail of the Okanagans meeting.
  • Mayor McKortoff attended a Zoom meeting with the Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation on how communities can prepare for the next 15 years.
  • Mayor McKortoff attended the weekly EOC updates.
  • Mayor McKortoff attended the Interior Health Mayor updates, which are held every two weeks.
  • Mayor McKortoff noted that the RDOS will be having a Public Hearing at 7:00 PM on August 18th on the proposed Willow Beach Development.


  • A Public Hearing was held in Council Chambers and streamed online at 6:05 PM on August 10, 2021 for Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.135, 2021. If adopted this amendment would allow for a strata lot subdivision with a mix of single family and two family dwellings to be located on Olympic View Drive.

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

Event date: 
Tuesday, 10 August, 2021
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