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Council Meeting Highlights May 2, 2016

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Council Meeting Highlights May 2, 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


  • Carol Shan from FortisBC gave a power point presentation on the Residential Assistance and Rebate Program
  • Rob Rausch, Chair of Destination Osoyoos, introduced Kelly Glazer the new Executive Director.  Martin Connelly, Chair of the Economic Development Committee gave an overview on Destination Osoyoos Economic Development Priority Action Plan.  Dan Brogan, Chair of the Tourism/Marketing Committee presented the Tourism Development & Destination Marketing Action Plan.
  • Sgt. Randy Bosch and Corporal Bayda presented the RCMP Quarterly Report and advised that Citizen on Patrols (COP) will begin increased patrols this month.  Sgt. Bosch also advised he would like to do a fraud presentation towards the end of May.
  • Council approved the Town of Osoyoos and Sun Bowl Arena audited Financial Statements as presented by Tessa King and Amanda Hesselgrave, Auditors from White Kennedy


  • The Osoyoos Water District Rates and Regulations Bylaw No. 1241.09, 2016 was adopted – sets water restrictions for Rural Water Systems 8 and 9
  • Osoyoos Tax Rates Bylaw No. 1320, 2016 was adopted – sets tax rates for 2016
  • Cemetery Bylaw No. 1319, 2016 was adopted – this bylaw adds two new charges and the fees were upgraded.
  • That the Municipal Ticket Information Amendment Bylaw No. 1279.09, 2016 be read a first, second and third time – sets fines for violations of water restrictions for bylaws 1241.09 and 1273.01
  • Water Conservation and Staged Restriction Amendment Bylaw No. 1273.01, 2016 was adopted – sets restrictions for Town water usage.
  • OCP Amendment Bylaw No. 1230.15, 2016 and Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.94, 2016 were read a first and second time and Council requested that the developer of the subject property, 8316 – 92nd Avenue, set up a Public Open House and advertise at their cost in coordination with the Planning Department
  • The Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.95, 2016 was adopted for 7 – 6001 Lakeshore Drive


  • Council approved the Little Free Libraries program with the Communities for Kids group with installation at the Splash Park and Lions Park
  • Council appointed Bylaw Enforcement Officers under Section 36 of the Police Act, R.S.B., Chapter 367 for purposes of enforcement of municipal bylaws for the Town of Osoyoos
  • Council approved entering into an agreement to renew the Licence of Occupation (Licence No. 341810) with the Province of British Columbia and that the authorized signatories for the Town of Osoyoos be authorized to sign the agreement
  • Administration to make application to the Building Canada Fund – Small Communities Fund prior to the program application deadline of April 29, 2016 to enable the Sewer Main Lift Upgrading project; AND furthermore that the grant amount requested be $2,293,333 and that $1,146,667 be allocated from sewer operating and reserve funds for a total project cost of $3,440,000


  • Council attended SILGA Meeting from April 29th to 22nd
  • Councillor King attended Destination Osoyoos meeting
  • Council attended the School Budget meeting for the third reading for the School Closure
  • The Osoyoos refugee family is very happy to be in Canada
  • Would like to thank the community for coming together over the closing of Osoyoos Secondary School
  • Thanked everyone who participated in the Daffodil Dash
  • Council is encouraging everyone to attend the Desert Park Joust event being held at Desert Park on May 21st to 23rd
  • Mayor McKortoff attended the Hospice Walk at the Canal Trail in Osoyoos

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 9:00 AM 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, 02 May, 2016
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