Canada's warmest welcome ®* November 30 2021

Council Meeting Highlights for July 27, 2021

osoyoos, canada's warmest welcome

Share page

Text size reduce text size increase text size Share page Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

Art Gallery Opening Big Little and Just Right October 7

International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control Virtual Public Meeting October 14

Resort Municipality Initiative - Visitor Activity Enhancement Program

Art Gallery Osoyoos Poster Contest 2022

National Waste Reduction Week - October 18 to 24

Water Shut Down Notice Hummingbird Lane and Nighthawk Drive - October 19

1st Annual Jingle Bell Run

Christmas Lite-up 2021

Landfill Notice: No Collection of Glass and Styrofoam

East Osoyoos Christmas Market

Council Meeting Highlights for July 27, 2021

Click button to watch the videos of the Committee of the Whole and Regular Open meetings.

Committee of the Whole Meeting Regular Open Meeting


Staff Reports


Water Matters

  • Council confirmed the decision to implement Stage 1 water restrictions in Town and Water Districts 8 and 9. Under Stage 1 watering is permitted twice per week – even numbered addresses on Tuesdays and Saturdays, odd numbered addresses on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Staff Reports

  • Council declared the service level for the Town of Osoyoos Fire Rescue Department to be Interior Operations working towards Full Service. Council also authorized the Fire Chief to advise the Office of the Fire Commissioner of this declaration and to implement the corresponding training program.
  • Council gave notice of their intention to provide assistance to the Desert Park Exhibition Society under the terms of a partnering agreement by leasing the property located at 3600 Golf Course Drive to the Society at less than commercial rates for the purpose of carrying on equestrian and related recreational activities. If approved the rate would be $1.00 per year plus an additional $603.13 per month.


  • Council approved Zoning Application Z21-07, after which Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.138, 2021 was read for a first and second time. If adopted this amendment would add Self-Storage Warehouse to the permitted use for the property located at 5816 51st Street.

Councillor and Mayor’s Reports

  • Councillor Bennett attended Municipal Insurance meetings.
  • Councillor Bennett attended School District #53 meetings.
  • Councillor Rhodes thanked the Osoyoos Fire Rescue Department for doing an outstanding job in protecting the community from the wildfire.
  • Councillor Rhodes thanked those who worked in the Emergency Operations Centre and the Town staff who worked behind the scenes.
  • Councillor King attended the Accessibility and Age-Friendly Committee meeting.
  • Councillor King attended a conference call with the Province regarding wildfire preparedness.
  • Councillor King thanked Osoyoos Fire Rescue for their dedication and hard work in protecting the community during the NK’Mip Creek Wildfire.
  • Mayor McKortoff and Councillor Bennett attended the South Okanagan Aquatic Centre Advisory Committee meeting.
  • Mayor McKortoff attended the Interior Health vaccine teleconference.
  • Mayor McKortoff attended Music in the Park.
  • Mayor McKortoff noted that Market on Main was cancelled due to the wildfire but will be back up and running for the long weekend.
  • Mayor McKortoff encouraged everyone to support local businesses.
  • Mayor McKortoff thanked Osoyoos Fire Rescue, Town and ESS staff for all their hard work during the Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire. The Mayor also thanked members of the community for providing assistance to the Fire Department, as their kindness is much appreciated.

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

Event date: 
Tuesday, 27 July, 2021
News item
While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this data, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the Town of Osoyoos.   Town of Osoyoos
Box 3010, 8707 Main Street
Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0
(TF) 1.888.495.6515
(T) 250.495.6515
(F) 250.495.2400


Mission Statement
To provide quality community services and facilities, which meet the needs of the current
and future residents of Osoyoos, in a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable manner.

Copyright © 2013 Town of Osoyoos All Rights Reserved. Powered by CivicWeb CMS - Copyright © 2013 iCompass Technologies Inc.