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Council Meeting Highlights for September 6, 2016

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Council Meeting Highlights for September 6, 2016

Click on either button to watch the video of the Committee of the Whole and the Regular Open meetings.
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  • MLA Larson attended the meeting to find out Councils priorities for the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) conference which is being held end of September.  The CAO identified the four ministers that Council wishes to meet with while attending the UBCM. Council has asked for meetings with Premier Christie Clark and The Minister of Education to discuss all the issues with school closures, Minister of Finance to discuss the Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI) as funding is slated to end in the spring of 2017 and the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure to discuss illegal highway signage from Oliver to the border, downtown revitalization and storm sewer management. 
  • Melanie Guza and Donelda Wood from Work BC-Employment Program of BC gave a presentation on the Open Door Group who has the contract for Employment Services in BC which has an office in Osoyoos and Oliver.  They gave an overview of the services that are available to both employers and employees.


  • Recreation Services Fees and Charges Amendment Bylaw No. 1180.10, 2016 was adopted.  This Bylaw amends some of the recreation rates and the administration fees for the Subsidy Policy.
  • Council Indemnity Bylaw No. 1323, 2016 was adopted. This Bylaw increases the remuneration for the Mayor by 15% and Councillors’ by 5%.
  • OCP Amendment Bylaw No. 1230.15, 2016 and Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.94, 2016 was read for a third time (8 Braeburn Place).  These Bylaws are to amend the Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1230, 2007 and amend Zoning Bylaw No. 1085, 1998 from “R7 – High Density Residential” to “R3 – Low Density Residential”.
  • Richter Property Development Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1230.17, 2016 and Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.98, 2016 was adopted.  This Bylaw is to extend the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) around the Richter property remainder and change its Land Use Designation from Agriculture (AG) to Intensive Residential Development (IRD) and to change the designated zoning of the Richter property remainder from AG-Agricultural to IRD-Intensive Residential Development.


  • Council approves Severe Weather Event at the Sanitary Landfill Policy PW-016
  • Council grants the request for the Giving Cupboard and install the cupboard between the two trees in front of the Planning and Development Services Office and the Osoyoos Art Gallery.


  • Councillor Campol welcomed the Osoyoos Coyotes back on the ice.
  • Councillor Campol encouraged everyone to come to the Gyro Park celebration on September 14th.
  • Councillor Youngberg attended a meeting at the Osoyoos Child Care Centre.
  • Councillor Youngberg will be attending Child and Youth Committee on September 21st.
  • Councillor Youngberg advised that Desert Park had successful race days again this summer with great attendance and that funds raised will improve the facility and pay for operations.
  • Mayor McKortoff advised that the school opening has been a positive move for the community.
  • Mayor McKortoff welcomed the five new staff members at Osoyoos Secondary School to the community.
  • Mayor McKortoff thanked long-term Chair and School Board Trustee June Harrington who has resigned for all her hard work and dedication.
  • Mayor McKortoff thanked the community for providing Canada’s Warmest Welcome to all the visitors.

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: 
Tuesday, 06 September, 2016
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