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Council Meeting Highlights August 15, 2016

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Council Meeting Highlights August 15, 2016

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

Committee of the Whole Regular Open  cid:image003.jpg@01D185BF.E0029B50Public Hearing

  • The public were invited to speak before Council on Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw 1230.15, 2016 and Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.94, 2016. These bylaws deal with changing the Zoning from R7 to R3 Duplexes.


  • Brenda Dorosz, Gaye Horne and Jen Sheils gave a presentation on the “Giving Cupboard”.  They would like to keep the “giving cupboard” for travel or low income families and would like to include personal hygiene products, eventually pencils, paper, stickers, envelopes that are pre-stamped.  To be built by someone in the community and installed by the Town of Osoyoos near the Art Gallery.  Council thought that the idea was a good one and staff were directed to bring back a report on the “Giving Cupboard” to the next Regular Council meeting.


  • Director of Corporate Services, Janette Van Vianen presented a report on Conflict of Interest.
  • Council directed staff to submit the school closure issue for presentation to the UBCM Small Talk forum.


Water Matters

  • Council authorized the Operational Services department to commission TRUE Consulting (at a cost to Robert’s Point subdivision) to create a cost estimate for providing the Roberts Point subdivision with Town of Osoyoos domestic water.


  • Council directed administration to write a letter of support for the Lake Osoyoos Sailing Club.
  • Council directed administration to write a letter of support to the Highway 3 coalition for their endeavors to develop the rebranding strategy.


  • Recreation Services Fees and Charges Amendment Bylaw No. 1180.10, 2016 was read a first, second and third time.  This Bylaw amends some of the recreation rates and the administration fees for the Subsidy Policy.
  • Council Indemnity Bylaw No. 1323, 2016 was read a first, second and third time. This Bylaw increases the remuneration for the Mayor by 15% and Councillors’ by 5%.
  • Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.100, 2016 (Site Specific Permitted Use for Airport property) was adopted.  This Bylaw is to amend Zoning Bylaw No. 1085, 1998 to include the following uses:  .10 indoor automotive storage, repair and restoration, and sales; and .11 caretaker suite with a maximum floor area of 100 m2.


  • Council directed that the signatories for the Town of Osoyoos be authorized to sign an Addendum Agreement with Deleau Enforcement Services outlining the Freedom of Information (FOI) obligations.
  • Council approved amended Policy HR-004 Association Memberships.
  • Council approved an amendment to Policy HR-015 – Town Vehicle Use – Business and Personal.
  • Council approved awarding the contract for the Landfill Stage 2 Final Cover Excavation & Stockpile to Triahn Enterprises Ltd. at a cost of $37,800.00.
  • Council directed administration to obtain a legal opinion on whether the Town can regulate, through business licensing, the rental criteria of motorized water crafts and to send a letter to Transportation Canada expressing Council’s concerns for public safety of motorized watercraft rentals.
  • Council directed administration to set up a community celebration for the Gyro Park Grand Opening for September 14, 2016 from 5:30-7:30pm.


  • Mayor McKortoff and Councillor Campol thanked all the groups who make it possible for the local events happening in the community this summer and encouraged everyone to look online at what is happening locally. 
  • Councillors King and Youngberg would like to remind everyone that it is Race Day at Desert Park this coming weekend.
  • Councillor King advised that the lake was open for Sockeye fishing.
  • Councillor Youngberg advised everyone that #7 on the women’s basketball team in the Olympics is from Oliver.
  • Mayor McKortoff attended Music in the Park where local groups are performing.
  • Mayor McKortoff advised that the Naden Band from Esquimalt will be attending the last Music in the Park being held on August 27th.
  • Mayor McKortoff attended the 16th Annual Romancing the Desert and celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Desert Centre.
  • The last street dance was held last weekend and thank you to the volunteers who put on this great event.
  • Mayor McKortoff attended the Star Party at Mount Kobau.
  • Mayor McKortoff advised there are lots of activities occurring in the community and was thankful for all the visitors who are in our community.

Copies of reports are available within the Council Agenda packages located on the Town’s website
The public is encouraged to attend the Committee of the Whole meetings which take place in Council Chambers at 9:00AM on the morning of the Regular Open Council meetings at 2:00 PM to learn additional in-depth information regarding upcoming business.

Event date: 
Monday, 15 August, 2016
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