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Council Meeting Highlights for June 8, 2021

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Council Meeting Highlights for June 8, 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


Petitions and Delegations

  • Cherry Fernandez, Executive Director, Elmira Galiyeva, LIP Coordinator, and Catarina Oliveria, Student Intern, presented an overview of the services provided by South Okanagan Immigrant & Community Services and shared their video “What Do You See?” with Council. The video was created in partnership with local Chambers of Commerce across the Okanagan Valley to highlight the strength in diversity as One Community and One World.
  • Janice Liebe, President, presented to Council on behalf of the Trail of the Okanagans Society. The Society is requesting that Council prioritize 87th Street as a bike path connection from Main Street to the north, locate a bike hub (repair and water station) at the new museum, maintain Masterplan AAA Cycle Path Standards, and work with the Society on the southern connection for the hoped for 370 km hiking and cycling trail, which would run from Sicamous, BC to Brewster, WA.


Petitions and Delegations

  • CAO Chabot introduced Corey Kortmeyer as the new Fire Chief for the Town of Osoyoos. Chief Kortmeyer comes from Elkford, BC, where he served as the Fire Chief for the past eight years.

Staff Reports

  • Council received the Draft 2020 Annual Report and directed staff to fulfill the statutory requirements for public inspection and notice as prescribed in the Community Charter. The Report will be considered by Council at a Special Open Meeting on June 24, 2021 at 10:00 AM in Council Chambers and broadcast via Zoom.
  • Council approved the budget adjustments for taxes collected and transferred to other governments as outlined in the report from Jim Zakall, Director of Financial Services. These adjustments were required as the requisitions came in after the original financial plan was adopted.

Councillor and Mayor’s Reports

  • Councillors King and Bennet attended the South Okanagan Aquatic Centre Advisory Committee meeting.
  • Councillor King attended the Accessibility and Age-Friendly Committee meeting.
  • Councillor Bennett attended the Trail of the Okanagans meeting.
  • Councillor Bennett attended the School District #53 meeting.
  • Mayor McKortoff attended the Interior Health Mayors weekly update meetings.
  • Mayor McKortoff was interviewed by CBC Radio, along with Oroville Mayor Jon Neal, on the status of the International Border closures.
  • Mayor McKortoff noted that June 10th will be proclaimed as Portugal Day.
  • Mayor McKortoff shared that the Osoyoos Festival Society is encouraging people to decorate their homes and businesses for Canada Day. There will be prizes awarded for the top five homes and businesses.

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

Event date: 
Tuesday, 08 June, 2021
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