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  • 17 June 2019
    Annual General Meeting on June 17, 2019 Pursuant to Section 99 of the Community Charter, the Town of Osoyoos is holding an Annual General Meeting on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 1:00 PM in Town Council Chamber located at 8707 Main Street.   Council will present the Town's Annual Report and welcomes submissions and inquiries from the public at the meeting with respect to the Report.  Copies of the Annual Report will be available at the Town Office as of Friday, May 31, 2019. Further notice is hereby given that the Regular Open Meeting of Council scheduled for Monday, June 17, 2019 will begin immediately following the Annual General Meeting.   Janette Van Vianen, CMC Director of Corporate Services Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos BC   V0H 1V0 (T) 250.495.6515 (E) info@osoyoos.ca
  • 14 June 2019
    Employment Opportunity for Director of Operations The resort municipality of Osoyoos, BC located in the beautiful south Okanagan Valley, approximately 60 km south of Penticton on the BC/Washington State border, is seeking a Director of Operations. Osoyoos is situated in a unique and special environment that includes the warmest freshwater lake in Canada and the warmest annual temperature. It is Canada’s only true desert with the lowest annual precipitation and Sonoran Desert flora and fauna. Surrounded by stunning vistas, beautiful vineyards, fabulous golf courses and other outdoor amenities it is an extraordinary area to visit, play and live. Osoyoos is seeking a key member of the senior management team who is motivated to provide exceptional service delivery and public service. This position reports directly to the Chief Administrative Officer and will manage and coordinate capital projects and contracted engineering services as well as provide oversight and leadership for the maintenance and construction of roads, water and sewer, environmental (landfill) services, signage, and building and park maintenance.  For more information on this career opportunity please click on the link below. Director of Operations Job Description   Qualified applicants are invited to make enquires or apply via email only by 4:30, Friday, June 14th, 2019 to bromanko@osoyoos.ca . “Director of Operations” needs to be referenced in the subject line of the email. All enquiries and resumes should be directed to: Barry Romanko, CLGM Chief Administrative Officer Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 250.495.6515 bromanko@osoyoos.ca We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.
  • 25 May 2019
    2019 Shred It and Forget It Event on May 25
  • 24 May 2019
    2019 SUMMER EMPLOYMENT Opportunities for Students The Town of Osoyoos has the following summer student positions open within the Community Services and Operational Services departments.  A student is defined as someone who is currently attending school, college or university and intends to return to school, college or university in the subsequent academic year. Student Grounds Maintenance – Operational Services Student positions available beginning May 6, 2019.  A valid British Columbia driver’s license is a requirement.  Experience in the operations of powered yard maintenance equipment would be an asset.  This is a bargaining unit position with a present wage rate of $17.10 per hour plus 6% in lieu of benefits.  Deadline for résumé submission is 4:30 pm on Friday, April 5, 2019. Student Summer Program Coordinator – Community Services An energetic individual is needed from June 3, 2019 – August 30, 2019.  Applicants should have previous experience working with children and a current First Aid Certificate.  Good organizational skills and training in High Five – Principles of Healthy Child Development is an asset.  This is a bargaining unit position in conjunction with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada – “Canada Summer Jobs”, with a present wage rate of $20.98 per hour plus 6% in lieu of benefits.  Deadline for résumé submission is 4:30 pm on Friday, April 26, 2019. Student Summer Recreation Leaders – Community Services Energetic, caring, individuals needed from June 24, 2019 – August 23, 2019.  Applicants with previous experience working with children, a current First Aid Certificate, High Five training and Swimming/Life guarding are encouraged to apply.  This is a bargaining unit position in conjunction with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada - ”Canada Summer Jobs” , with a present wage rate of $17.10 per hour plus 6% in lieu of benefits.  Deadline for résumé submission is 4:30 pm on Friday, May 24, 2019. Please submit your resume online by clicking here or to the undersigned. Janette Van Vianen, CMC Director of Corporate Services Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street, Box 3010, Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (E)    jvv@osoyoos.ca   The above positions are open to all students.   We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • 21 May 2019
    2019-2023 Five Year Financial Plan Amendment Bylaw 1349.01, 2019 The Town of Osoyoos is providing an opportunity for the residents of Osoyoos to express an opinion on the 2019-2023 Five Year Financial Plan Amendment Bylaw 1349.01, 2019 at the Regular Open meeting of Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm.  Council encourages the public to review this bylaw and if desired, to make representation to Council at the May 21, 2019 meeting either in person or in writing.   Written submissions can be mailed, hand delivered or emailed to the Town Office.  The Town will only guarantee that emails sent to info@osoyoos.ca will form part of the Council agenda.  The deadline for written submission is 4:00 pm on Friday, May 17, 2019.  A copy of the bylaw and accompanying highlights from the 2019 Budget can be viewed at the Town Office between 8:30am and 4:30pm, weekdays, or to view online click here (allow time to download).   Jim Zakall Director of Financial Services  8707 Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0​ (T) 250.495.6515 (F) 250.495.2400 info@osoyoos.ca
  • 21 May 2019
    Next Town Council to be held on Tuesday May 21, 2019 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Tuesday May 21, 2019 at 9:00 AM for the Committee of the Whole meeting and at 2:00 PM for the Regular Open Meeting in Council Chambers, Town Hall, 8707 Main Street Council agendas are available online or at the Town Hall on the preceding Friday for each meeting.   Regular and Special Meetings Committee of the Whole Meetings Town of Osoyoos 250.495.6515 info@osoyoos.ca
  • 15 May 2019
    Parks Canada Public Information Session May 15, 2019 Sonora Community Centre 10am - 2pm
  • 6 May 2019
    Council Meeting Highlights for May 6, 2019 Click on button to watch the video of the Committee of the Whole and Regular Open meetings.   Committee of the Whole Regular Open   COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING   Business CAO Romanko will contact the RDOS to set up a meeting with council in early July to identify issues which need to be resolved or mutually beneficial opportunities to be pursued over the next year.  REGULAR OPEN MEETING   Delegations Tessa King, an Auditor from Grant Thornton, and Town of Osoyoos Director of Finance Jim Zakall presented the audited Financial Statements for the Town of Osoyoos and Sun Bowl Arena.   Correspondence At the request of the Okanagan Basin Water Board Council approved providing a letter of support to the Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, as well as the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, for reducing conflict between native mussel protection and invasive milfoil control in the Okanagan.  Bylaws 2019 Osoyoos Tax Rates Bylaw was adopted. The bylaw is in line with the 5 year financial plan and includes a 2.93% increase in property taxes. 5 Year Financial Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1349.01, 2019 was read three times. The bylaw amendment, if adopted, would add Evacuation Route Planning for the Town of Osoyoos, which is fully funded through the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund.  Business Council approved borrowing $3,500,000 from the Municipal Finance Authority of BC for the Main Lift Reconstruction Project. Council also approved requesting the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen to consent to the Town of Osoyoos borrowing over a 20 year term.  Council appointed Brendan Gojevic as the Bylaw Enforcement Officer for the Town of Osoyoos as of May 13, 2019. All previous appointments of Bylaw Enforcement Officers made by Council were rescinded immediately, with the exception of Patricia Arsenault, whose appointment will expire on May 31, 2019. Council selected Option 1 (Supply, install, and maintain a 2.43 m (8 ft.) high construction fence) for the partial closure of the Cottonwood Beach area at the quoted price of $12,842.48. Council rejected the use of epaulettes on the Bylaw Enforcement uniforms and chose instead to only make use of the Osoyoos branding on arm patches. Council approved the expenditure of $1,500 from the Community Development budget to assist with the delivery of the Odd Squad drug use prevention program.  Reports Councillor King attended the Easter Eggstravaganza and thanked the Osoyoos Festival Committee. Councillors King, Harvey, and Rhodes attended the Spirit of Osoyoos BBQ. Councillors Bennett and Harvey attended the Affordable Housing conversation in Oliver hosted by Desert Sun and Community Foundations. Councillor Bennett attended the Primary Care Network meeting in Oliver. Councillor Bennett congratulated the Town of Oliver on their Community Garden Award. Councillor Harvey volunteered picking up garbage on the Canal Pathway with Pitch-In Canada. Councillor Harvey did a ride-along with the Osoyoos RCMP. Mayor McKortoff and Councillors King, Bennett, and Harvey attended the SILGA Conference. Mayor McKortoff attended the Highway 3 Coalition meeting. Mayor McKortoff encouraged the public to attend the Naloxone Training at the Sonora Centre on May 6th. Mayor McKortoff encouraged residents to try Lawn Bowling as they are offering three free lessons.  PUBLIC HEARING Council received notification that MDC Forbes Inc. is withdrawing their Zoning Proposal and will not be proceeding with a cannabis retail store at 8131 Main Street.  Copies of reports are available within the Council Agenda packages located on the Town’s website www.osoyoos.ca.   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.
  • 3 May 2019
    NOTICE of Sanitary and Sewer System Condition Assessment The Town of Osoyoos have hired Calgary Sewer Scope to conduct an inspection on the Town's Sanitary and Storm systems. Assessments will be done on the main lines throughout the entire town system in the evening when flows are low.  This work will begin May 3, 2019 and continue for approximately 2 weeks. For further information contact: Operational Services Department (T) 250.495.6213 (E) pubworks@osoyoos.ca
  • 1 May 2019
    "Normal" Water Restrictions for Town and Rural Water Districts 8 & 9 Schedule "A" Water Conservation and Staged Restriction Bylaw No. 1273 (Town) Schedule "F" Osoyoos Water District Rates and Regulations Bylaw No. 1241 (Rural) MTI Bylaw (Fines) Yellow “Reminder” Flags for Water Restrictions Make Water Work Campaign Regulation Reference Sheet Water Conservation Tips Water Conservation & Staged Restrictions Brochure Normal – ALTERNATE DAYS WATERING: a)  Days of Watering:   Sprinkling is only permitted at residential, commercial and other non-agricultural properties as follows: Even numbered addresses:  Watering is only permitted on Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday Odd numbered addresses:  Watering is only permitted on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday   b)  Automatically Controlled Underground Sprinkling Systems (Residential and commercial): Properties equipped with an automated time clock sprinkler system may only sprinkle between the hours of 12:00 midnight to 6:00 AM on the days permitted by the sprinkling regulations as described above. c)  Manually Controlled Sprinklers (Residential and Commercial): Properties equipped with only manually controlled sprinkling systems, including those attached to outside taps, may only operate from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM and from 7:00 PM to 12:00 midnight on the days permitted by the sprinkling regulations as described above. d)  Sprinkling is not permitted between the hours of 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM during any day at any time of the year. Only one ½” (9mm) diameter outlet (outside tap) may be used at one time for sprinkling, and further, it is not permissible to use an open pipe or hose for irrigating purposes. e)  Use of water hoses is permitted for the purpose of washing boats or motor vehicles only when equipped with an automatic shut off nozzle.  f)  No person shall use water to wash sidewalks, driveways or parking lots, except and only if necessary for applying a product such as paint or preservative, or when preparing a surface prior to paving or repointing bricks, or if required by law to comply with health or safety regulations.  g)  Notwithstanding the above, the following are exempt from restrictions: i)    Watering of public sports playing fields, turf farms, and golf courses; ii)   Watering of flower and vegetable gardens, decorative planters, shrubs and trees using micro-irrigation, drip-irrigation, or a hose with an automatic shut off nozzle; iii)  Commercial car washes so long as each vehicle wash does not exceed 57 L of water. iv)  Under authority of permit issued under this bylaw.   h)  As a further exemption restriction, owners or occupiers of property who, by reason of physical or mental incapacity are unable to water their property within the restricted days and times, may water their property on any two days of the week for a maximum of 8 hours per day.                        For more information please contact:  Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6515 (E)  info@osoyoos.ca   
  • 1 May 2019
    2019 Make Water Work Campaign! We are asking residents of Osoyoos to visit MakeWaterWork.ca and “Take the Pledge”. If you haven't taken the pledge yet, please do so by clicking on the icon to the left. Then share the link with friends and family to do the same. More details will be posted here when they become available. Corinne Jackson Communications Director Okanagan Basin Water Board Office:   250.469.6271 Email:   corinne.jackson@obwb.ca   Click on the link below for more information: Town Water Restrictions   
  • 1 May 2019
    Boulevard Maintenance Regulations for Property Owner/Occupier 3.3    Every owner of real property shall maintain the sidewalk, boulevard, and lane adjacent to their real property and without limitation shall: remove accumulations of filth, leaves, rubbish, discarded materials, hazardous objects and materials that obstruct a drainage facility; remove all filth, leaves, rubbish, discarded materials, hazardous objects and materials from all boulevards and sidewalks; in keeping with the reasonable standard of maintenance in the area, keep grassed areas trimmed and irrigated and reasonably free of weeds; keep in good repair all driveway crossings; trim and maintain all trees and plantings; and cut, trim or remove any tree, fence, hedge or other item that obstructs or could reasonably be expected to obstruct the vision or safety of all pedestrians, cyclists or vehicles using streets adjacent to the property; where the real property is in a commercial area, as defined in the Town’s Zoning Bylaw, every owner of real property shall sweep the sidewalks in front of and adjacent to the real property and remove all accumulations of filth, leaves, rubbish, discarded materials, and hazardous objects and materials from adjacent sidewalks no later than 10:00 AM each day; remove any puncturevine or longspine sandbur plants (preferably prior to the development of seed pods) by pulling the plant and disposing of it in a double thick garbage bag. Alternatively the area infested with these invasive plants can be covered with a weed barrier cloth and 4 inches of mulch or decorative rock which should prevent the future spread of these plants; 3.4     No person shall deposit filth, leaves, rubbish, discarded materials, or hazardous objects or materials removed from sidewalks, boulevards, lanes, or private property onto Town property or highways. In accordance with Good Neighbour Bylaw No. 1277, Part 3 Property Maintenance | Section 3.3 and 3.4.  Thank you for your cooperation in keeping the boulevards clean. Operational Services 11500 115 Street (T)  250.495.6213 (E)  pubworks@osoyoos.ca  
  • 1 May 2019
    Summer Hours of Operation for Park Washrooms​ Washroom Season May 1 – October 15 The summer washroom hours of operations are open daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM for the following Parks: Cottonwood Park | Goodman Park | Gyro Park | Kinsmen Park | Legion Beach | Lions Park | Pioneer Walkway Park Desert Sunrise Marina    If you have information about crimes to Town facilities you can provide an anonymous TIP by calling the Crime Stoppers 24/7 tip line at 1-800-222-8477.  CLICK HERE for more information on the Town’s Parks and Recreational facilities.   
  • 1 April 2019
    SUMMER HOURS Osoyoos & District Sanitary Landfill No PERSON shall act in a manner that is threatening, discourteous, disruptive, or willfully negligent while on the SITE. Osoyoos & District Sanitary Landfill rates/fees changed on May 1, 2017 to $110.00 per metric tonne, unless otherwise specified. The minimum charge remains at $5.00. SUMMER HOURS - April 1 to October 31 Tuesday              8:00 am to 4:00 pm Wednesday       11:00 am to 4:00 pm Thursday           11:00 am to 4:00 pm Friday                11:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday             8:00 am to 4:00 pm   HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING bins are accessible, without charge, during Landfill operational hours.   YARD AND GARDEN WASTE free up to 100 Kg per load. Conditions apply.   All loads entering the landfill must be covered and secured or will be fined as per Bylaw 1309, 2017. CLICK HERE to view Landfill Brochure. Please click here for more information and rates. Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)    250.495.6515 (E)    info@osoyoos.ca  
  • 1 April 2019
    Boil Water Notice Rural Water Systems 8 & 9 from April 1-November 16 The Town of Osoyoos has issued a BOIL WATER NOTICE for Domestic Water Customers served by Rural Water Systems 8 & 9 Effective April 1, 2019 until November 16, 2019.    Please refer to the first three digits (008 or 009) of the account number on your annual utilities invoice, or click System 8 or System 9. During this time period the water source is switched from groundwater (well source) to Osoyoos Lake surface water supply.  While the Osoyoos Lake water is chlorinated, the current disinfection process is not adequate to protect from bacterial, viral and protozoan pathogens that may be present in the surface water source. The Town of Osoyoos and Interior Health recommend individuals drink boiled water or a safe alternative until further notice. Rural Water Systems 8 & 9 customers, water intended for drinking, washing ready to eat fruits and vegetables, making beverages, ice, or brushing teeth should be boiled for one minute. Interior Health has been consulted, and the public will be notified when conditions change or water quality has improved. The Town of Osoyoos is in the process of separating irrigation lines from domestic lines to improve water quality.  The public will be notified when these projects are completed. Please notify tenants, visitors, or other building occupants of the boil water notice. Thank you in advance for your patience. If you have any further questions please contact: Operational Services Department Box 3010, 11500 115 Street Osoyoos BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6213  (E)  pubworks@osoyoos.ca
  • 13 March 2019
    2019 Spring Leisure Guide is NOW available online! Find out what’s happening this Winter at the Sonora Community Centre! Jammed packed with activities for children and adults, the 2019 Spring Leisure Guide is now available online - see below. Hard copies of the 2019 Spring Leisure Guide will be available for pick up at the Sonora Community Centre and Town Hall by March 11 2019.  Early registration starts IN PERSON March 13, 2019 at 8:30am. Online registration opens March 14, 2019.  All programs are open to community members and visitors.  Sonora Community Centre 8505 68th Avenue Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.4623 (F)  250.495.2400 (E) recreation@osoyoos.ca Online Registration starts Thursday, March 14
  • 1 January 2019
     2019 Committee of the Whole and Regular Council Meeting Schedule Agendas, Minutes and Videos | Printable Schedule  Pursuant to Section 127 of the Community Charter, notice of the schedule of regular council meetings must be published.  The regular meetings of Council are held at 2:00 PM at the Town Office Council Chamber at 8707 Main Street, Osoyoos, BC on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month unless otherwise noted.  In the event that the meeting day is on a statutory holiday, the meeting will be held on the Tuesday. 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. The regular meeting schedule is subject to change with notice. The 2019 schedule is as follows: January 7 - Cancelled January 21 February 4 February 19 (Tuesday) March 4 March 18 April 1 April 15 May 6 May 21 (Tues) June 3 June 17 July 2 (Tuesday) July 15 August 6 (Tuesday)-Cancelled August 19 September 3 (Tuesday) September 16 October 7 October 21 November 4 November 18 December 2 December 16
  • 1 January 2019
    Osoyoos Festival Society is looking for VOLUNTEERS!
  • 1 January 2019
    FIREFIGHTER RECRUITMENT Is Firefighting in your FUTURE? The Osoyoos Fire Department (OFD) is looking to recruit qualified team members to their Department. Being a Paid-On-Call (Volunteer) Firefighter is a great way to be involved in the community, learn firefighting, first aid and emergency skills, keep physically fit and to enjoy the camaraderie of being actively involved in the Osoyoos Fire Department.   FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BECOMING A FIREFIGHTER!   Town of Osoyoos Fire Department Box 3010, 9901 74th Avenue Osoyoos  BC V0H 1V0 250.495.6515 info@osoyoos.ca

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Annual General Meeting on June 17, 2019

Spirit of Osoyoos Community BBQ Fundraiser on May 3

Osoyoos Museum Society Annual General Meeting

Osoyoos Museum - The Great Day of Adventure

Hike for Hospice on May 5 - Oliver

Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society 2019 AGM on May 8

Art Gallery Opening Reception for Authenticity on May 2

Naloxone Training at Sonora Community Centre on May 6

Parks Canada Public Information Session May 15, 2019

2019 Shred It and Forget It Event on May 25

2019 Business Promoting Business Networking Night May 15

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