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Council Meeting Highlights for June 22 and 24, 2021

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Council Meeting Highlights for June 22 and 24, 2021

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

Committee of the Whole Meeting Regular Open Meeting Annual General Meeting


Petitions and Delegations

Staff Reports


Staff Reports

  • Council supported the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative grant application to install a scent garden at Pioneer Walkway, to make Wi-Fi accessible at Gyro Park, Lions Park, Pioneer Walkway, and the West Bench Dog Park, and to upgrade the water fountains at Pioneer Walkway.
  • Council directed staff to recommend approval of the RDOS’ Willow Beach Official Community Plan Amendment & Rezoning Proposal, subject to: consideration being given to expanding the public beach and parks area to allow for more visitors and locals to access the north end of Osoyoos Lake; that the RDOS consent to the Town of Osoyoos providing water and sewer services to the subject property; and that a review be completed of the Town’s sewer and water capacity to ensure that the Town has the ability to provide those services to the development.
  • Council directed staff to proceed with two separate Alternative Approval Processes of the electors for an extension of the Town of Osoyoos’ municipal boundary in order to annex the following properties: 5221, 5037, and 5017 45th Street, and 9209, 9211, 9215, 9223, 9227, and 9425 87th Street. Council also received the related Provincial Ministry Memorandum of Proposed Boundary Extension. Finally, Council established the Elector Response Form to allow for multiple elector responses, set a deadline for responses to be submitted to the Director of Corporate Services of 4:00 PM on Monday, August 9, 2021, and determined that the total number of Town of Osoyoos electors to which the approval process applies is 4,313.


  • Council approved Zoning Application Z21-04 and gave first and second readings to 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 constructed at 12101 Olympic View Drive.
  • Council unanimously defeated Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.134, 2021 at third reading and subsequently abandoned the amendment. Had it been adopted this amendment would have updated the definition of Recreation Vehicle in order to specifically exclude Park Models and Tiny Homes within the Recreation Vehicle Park / Campground Zone (C-5). Gina MacKay, Director of Planning and Development, recommended the amendment be defeated and that the impacted sites and their uses instead be reviewed in a comprehensive manner as part of the upcoming Zoning Bylaw review.

Councillor and Mayor’s Reports

  • Councillor Bennett attended the School District #53 meeting.
  • Councillor Bennett attended Interior Health’s Mayor Vaccine Roundtable meeting.
  • Councillor Rhodes and Mayor McKortoff attended the Volunteer Recognition Awards and thanked those who volunteer in the community.
  • Mayor McKortoff encouraged everyone to take the Make Water Work pledge.
  • Mayor McKortoff encouraged everyone to decorate their homes and businesses for Canada Day.
  • Mayor McKortoff attended the Water Stewardship Council meeting.
  • Mayor McKortoff attended the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) workshop on how to protect Okanagan Lake.
  • Mayor McKortoff noted that Interior Health held two mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics at Gyro Beach.


  • Mayor McKortoff read her message from the 2020 Annual Report.
  • The Chief Administrative Officer and Department Directors presented their sections of the Annual Report to Council.
  • Council reported on their 2020 activities.
  • Council approved the 2020 Town of Osoyoos Annual Report.
  • No public comments were received on the Draft Annual Report.

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

Event date: 
Thursday, 24 June, 2021
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