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  • 25 February 2022
    2022 Community Service Grant Program Deadline February 25 FIN-001 Community Service Grants Policy Revised The application process for the 2022 Community Service Grants is now open! The Town of Osoyoos assists non-profit organizations and community groups each year by way of the Community Service Grant Program. Organizations and community groups will be considered for receiving grant funding if their grant application meets the legislative criteria. “Council has approved $61,000 for the 2022 grant program.  Historically funds have been dispersed according to the response from the community. The Town receives up to 30 applications annually. New applicants can expect to receive up to $5,000 if they meet all eligible criteria and are successful in being selected.”  Applications can be completed online by clicking here. Paper copies are also available at Town Hall (8707 Main Street) or the Sonora Community Centre (8505 68 Avenue). Town Hall is open Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm. Please complete questions as required. All applications must be submitted by 12:00 pm (noon) on Friday, February 25, 2022. Gerald Davis Director of Community Services 8505 68 Avenue, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)    250.495.4621 (F)    250.495.5136 (E)   gdavis@osoyoos.ca
  • 4 February 2022
    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Senior Building Inspector/Bylaw Enforcement Officer Deadline February 4 The Resort Municipality of Osoyoos, BC located in the beautiful South Okanagan Valley is accepting applications for the position of Senior Building Inspector/Bylaw Enforcement Officer.  Position Information The Planning and Development Services Department is looking for an experienced and customer service-focused individual to join the planning and development team on a full-time basis. As a member of the team, you will review building and construction plans, issue building permits, and perform on-site building inspections.  Under the supervision and direction of the Director of Planning, you will ensure that design and materials used during the construction, renovation, and alteration of buildings within the Community are compliant with the provisions set out in the BC Building Code, specifically Part 9, BC Plumbing Code, Osoyoos' Zoning Bylaw, other municipal bylaws, policies, and procedures. You will have completed grade 12 and possess a Diploma in Building technology from a recognized technical institute or you will have experience at the journeyman level in one of the building trades. You will also have BOABC Level Three (3) Certification. A valid Class 5 BC driver's license, a clean driving record and Police Information Check is required.  The Town is currently experiencing unprecedented growth. The building inspector position provides an opportunity to further your skills and experience in plan checking and inspections for multi-family dwellings, commercial buildings, and mixed-use developments. This position is a full-time unionized position that is 35 hours/week. The hourly rate is $47.81 per hour, plus an attractive benefits package.  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 in and live.  Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply online or by email careers@osoyoos.ca with a letter of interest and resume. Resume deadline is Friday, February 4, 2022 at 4:00 pm.  Click here for a full job description   Brianne Hillson Director of Corporate Services (E) brianne@osoyoos.ca We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.  
  • 31 January 2022
    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Fire Department Administrative Support Deadline January 31 The Town of Osoyoos, located in the beautiful South Okanagan Valley, is accepting application for the position of Permanent Part-Time Fire Department Administrative Support. Position Information The Town of Osoyoos Protective Services (Fire) Department is inviting applications for a permanent part-time Fire Department Administrative Support. The Fire Department Administrative Support assists the department in administrative functions such as booking and arranging fire inspections, responding to inquiries from the public and staff, typing a variety of routine and confidential letters and assisting in the records management for the department.  The preferred applicant will have completed Grade 12 supplemented with two years of office experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. The preferred applicant will have the ability to work independently or as part of a team, strong typing skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office.  This position is a permanent part-time unionized position that is approximately 2 days a week. The hourly rate is $27.54 - $30.60 per hour plus 15% in lieu of benefits. 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 in and live.  Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply online at www.osoyoos.ca or email careers@osoyoos.ca with a letter of interest and resume. Resume deadline is Monday, January 31, 2022, at 4:00 PM. Click here for a full job description.  Brianne Hillson Director of Corporate Services (E) careers@osoyoos.ca We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • 31 January 2022
    Notice to Claim and Disposition of Impounded/Found Property (Bikes) The Town is in possession of a number of found bikes. If you had a bike go missing over the past few years it may be in the Town's possession. To determine ownership we require a letter, addressed to Bylaw Enforcement to the address noted below, containing the bike's description such as colour, size, make, and if possible serial number, along with your contact information. The letter can be mailed, faxed, delivered in person, or sent via email. If your description matches one of these bikes, Bylaw Enforcement will contact you to coordinate a meeting. Bikes must be claimed no later than Monday, January 31, 2022. Any bikes not claimed by this date will be given to a charitable organization or otherwise disposed. Town of Osoyoos Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos, BC  V0H 1V0 (T) 250.495.6515 (F) 250.495.2400 (E) info@osoyoos.ca
  • 25 January 2022
    Next Town Council to be held on Tuesday January 25, 2022 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 9:00 AM for the Committee of the Whole meeting and at 2:00 PM for the Regular Open Meeting in Council Chambers at Town Hall located at 8707 Main Street. Council meetings are streamed live on our website. Click here to watch the Council meeting live or view recorded meetings and can also be viewed on Eastlink's Community Channel. 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
  • 24 January 2022
    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Relief Clerk / Relief Program Assistant Deadline January 24 The Resort Municipality of Osoyoos, BC, located in the beautiful South Okanagan Valley, is accepting applications for the position of Relief Clerk / Relief Program Assistant. Position Information The Town of Osoyoos is seeking experienced, self-motivated individuals to provide relief administrative / clerical coverage on a casual / on-call basis. Relief employees will cover for illness or vacation of permanent Town employees and will assist with special projects and assignments in different departments within the Town of Osoyoos organization. These are CUPE bargaining unit positions and the 2021 rates of pay are $26.44 - $29.38 (Relief Clerk) and $20.04 - $22.27 (Relief Program Assistant) per hour plus 15% in lieu of benefits. Hours of work vary and may include evenings and weekend shifts. This position requires the flexibility to work with minimal notice. 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 in, and live. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply online or by email with a letter of interest and resume. Resume deadline is 4:00 PM, Monday, January 24, 2022. Click here for a full job description - Relief Clerk Click here for a full job description - Relief Program Assistant Brianne Hillson Director of Corporate Services (E) careers@osoyoos.ca We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • 12 January 2022
    Resort Municipality Initiative Funds Awarded in Support of Four Local Events in 2022 Town of Osoyoos Council is pleased to announce that it has awarded $46,133 to four local non-profit groups to host events in 2022 that contribute to local and tourism economies. Funded through the Province of BC's Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI), the Visitor Activity Enhancement Program provides seed funding for non-profit groups to host events that help improve local and visitors' experiences by increasing visitation, investment and employment in the community. The events which Council has awarded RMI funding are as follows: Osoyoos Music in the Park - $26,133 - in support of Music in the Park Osoyoos Lake Paddling Club - $5,000 - in support of the Osoyoos Dragon Boat Festival Osoyoos & District Arts Council - $10,000 - in support of the Small Halls Arts Festival South Okanagan Similkameen Pride Society - $5,000 - in support of the Pride Parade and Festival In consideration of the current COVID-19 environment and its potential restrictions on events and gatherings in the future, the Town has advised the funding awardees that should an event be cancelled or postponed, all funds shall be returned. Council sincerely wishes Music in the Park, Osoyoos Lake Paddling Club, Osoyoos & District Arts Council and the South Okanagan-Similkameen Pride Society all the best in hosting their 2022 events. Inquiries: Administration Department (T) 250.495.6515 (E) info@osoyoos.ca
  • 11 January 2022
    Council Meeting Highlights for January 11, 2022 Click below to watch the videos of the Committee of the Whole and Regular Open meetings.  Regular Open Meeting REGULAR OPEN MEETING Staff Reports Council approved the valve repairs/replacement to the 340 South Reservoir. This will be included in the Five Year Financial Plan at a budget of $650,000 in 2022. Pre budget approval was granted to complete a final design and start the procurement and construction process. Bylaws Revenue Anticipation Borrowing Bylaw No. 1377, 2021 was adopted. This bylaw renews the Town’s line of credit with the Bank of Montreal for 2022. Councillor and Mayor Reports Councillor Harvey attended the ground-breaking ceremony for the Airport construction. Mayor McKortoff wished everyone a Happy New year.  Mayor McKortoff thanked Town staff for their hard work in the past year.  Mayor McKortoff attended the Highway 3 Coalition meeting.  Mayor McKortoff attended Interior Health's Mayor Roundtable meeting.  Mayor McKortoff reminded everyone to be safe on the lake and other bodies of water which may appear frozen.  Mayor McKortoff congratulated the Central Okanagan curling team who are the BC Provincial Curling Champions and are on their way to the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. Renee Simons (Lemke) is originally from Osoyoos and her parents Walter and Dawn Lemke are long-time residents. Copies of reports are available within the Council Agenda packages located on the Town’s website www.osoyoos.ca.
  • 5 January 2022
    Snow Control Guidelines Now in Effect Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the South Okanagan. The Town of Osoyoos is anticipating significant snowfall over the next 24 hours. Operations staff are working hard with limited resources to clear roadways, sidewalks and parking lots. You may notice increased heavy equipment activity throughout town in an effort to remove excess snow piles. Please give extra time and room for staff to work safely.   Do your part by following a few simple tips for Snow Control this winter: Ensure snow removal equipment has clear access along your street. When snow is forecasted, please refrain from parking your vehicle on the road until streets have been cleared. Be patient when roads are being cleared. Use caution when snow removal equipment is on the road. No person shall deposit snow, ice or other material removed from sidewalks, boulevards, lanes, or private property onto Town property or highways.   Please click here for more details.     Operational Services (T) 250.495.6213 (E) pubworks@osoyoos.ca  
  • 31 December 2021
    Registration for Recreation Programs starts December 16 The NEW Winter Leisure Guide is now available to view online! Hard copies will be available for pick up at the Sonora Community Centre and Town Hall soon.  Registration for Winter Recreation Programs starts: December 16, 2021 at 8:45am ONLINE or IN PERSON at the Sonora Community Centre  Registration will not be taken over the phone Remember programs may be canceled due to low registration so register early to avoid disappointment. CLICK HERE to view the new 2021 Winter Activity & Program Guide    Sonora Community Centre 8505 68 Avenue Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6562 (E)  recreation@osoyoos.ca  
  • 24 December 2021
    Boil Water Notice UPDATED December 24, 2021   Boil Water Notice Update regarding the December 16, 2021 Notice - This BWN has been RESCINDED. Boil Water Notice Update regarding the December 13, 2021 Notice - This BWN has been RESCINDED. BOIL WATER NOTICE DECEMBER 16, 2021 UPDATED DECEMBER 21, 2021 RESCINDED Until further notice, due to an unsatisfactory Bacteriological sample indicating a concern with the water system; a Boil Water Notice (BWN) has been issued to the following areas.  Areas Affected: - 91st Street off of 12th Avenue - 12th Avenue from 91st Street East to 85th Street - 85th Street off of 12th Avenue The Town of Osoyoos and Interior Health recommend all individuals should be boiling water for a minimum of one minute or find a safe alternative until further notice. Water intended for drinking, washing ready to eat fruits and vegetables, making beverages, ice, or brushing teeth should be boiled for a minimum of one minute. Please notify tenants, visitors, or other building occupants of the boil water notice. Interior Health has been consulted, and residents will be notified when conditions change. For more information on Boil Water Notices click here. Any concerns please contact Operational Services for the Town of Osoyoos. Operations Department (T) 250.495.6213 (E) pubworks@osoyoos.ca BOIL WATER NOTICE DECEMBER 13, 2021 UPDATED DECEMBER 21, 2021 RESCINDED Areas Affected: - Oleander Drive from Highway 97 to Jasmine Drive - Lobelia Drive from Oleander to 32nd Avenue - Jasmine Drive from Oleander to 32nd Avenue - Wildflower Court from 32nd Avenue to end of the Road - 32nd Avenue from Highway 97 to swiws Provincial Park The Town of Osoyoos and Interior Health recommend all individuals should be boiling water for a minimum of one minute or find a safe alternative until further notice. Water intended for drinking, washing ready to eat fruits and vegetables, making beverages, ice, or brushing teeth should be boiled for a minimum of one minute. Please notify tenants, visitors, or other building occupants of the boil water notice. Interior Health has been consulted, and residents will be notified when conditions change. For more information on Boil Water Notices click here. Any concerns please contact Operational Services for the Town of Osoyoos. Operations Department (T) 250.495.6213 (E) pubworks@osoyoos.ca
  • 17 December 2021
    Landfill Notice: No Collection of Glass and Styrofoam UPDATE DECEMBER 17, 2021 Collection of glass bottles and jars from curbside and multi-family in all areas of BC (as applicable) resumes December 20. Collection of glass bottles and jars from depots resumes December 20. Collection of foam packaging from depots remains temporarily suspended. NOTICE NOVEMBER 19, 2021 Due to the unprecedented flooding and resulting transportation challenges and limited access to end markets, starting Monday November 22 until further notice, we cannot accept the following materials: Please try to keep these materials and return at a later date. For now, we will continue to collect paper, cardboard, containers (plastic and metal), plastic bags and overwrap, and other flexible plastic packaging from depots. These are materials that can be baled and stored in a more compact manner at receiving facilities.  We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for cooperation and patience.   Town of Osoyoos (T) 250.495.6213 (E) pubworks@osoyoos.ca
  • 6 December 2021
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  • 3 December 2021
    Boil Water Notice for District Water Systems 8 and 9 Rescinded Effective Immediately The Town of Osoyoos, after consultation with the Interior Health Authority, would like to inform the users of agricultural District Water Systems 8 & 9 that the Boil Water Notice has been rescinded, effective immediately. Users of these systems are no longer required to boil their water for the purpose of consumption. The Town of Osoyoos would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding during this process. If anyone has any question or concerns we ask that you call the Operational Services Department and we would be happy to assist you.​​​​​​​ Operational Services (T) 250.495.6213 (E) pubworks@osoyoos.ca
  • 26 November 2021
    Osoyoos Child Care Expansion Project Update In June 2019, the Town of Osoyoos received a grant of $892,500 from the Union of British Columbia Municipalities’ (UBCM) Community Child Care Space Creation Program to provide an additional 18 licensed child care spaces at the Osoyoos Child Care Centre. The Centre is in a Town owned facility and is operated by the Osoyoos Child Care Centre Society. The planned project consisted of a 3,200 square foot 2 story addition to the Centre including 3 new bathrooms, a kitchen, childcare space including a nap room, staff room and office space. The planned project also included renovations of the existing 4,130 square feet of space including increased energy efficiency of HVAC systems, electrical upgrades, windows, indoor storage, outdoor improvements including retaining walls, fencing, sunshades, covered entrances, indoor active play spaces and capital purchases including office desks, chairs, appliances, software, high chairs, cribs, cots and bedding, etc. The original project commencement was delayed as the Town worked with the Society to prepare and submit 2 additional grant applications to the Childcare BC New Spaces Fund for $3,000,000 each. Both of those applications were unsuccessful and the Town was informed of the denial of its second application only in September 2020. Those applications were unsuccessful for a variety of reasons including that they failed to provide documentation that supported community need linked to a community child care plan and that they failed to demonstrate the ability to create spaces that will serve underserved populations, children requiring extra support, Indigenous children and families, newly landed immigrants, refugees and young parents. The grant applications now needed to demonstrate the ability to create inclusive, flexible and accessible care that is culturally based and that provides quality education and learning opportunities for all children. While the Province used to accept informal documentation to support community need and service delivery the Ministry now requires applicants to have a child care plan and provide detailed descriptions and concrete examples of the services and programs to be provided. In November 2020 the Town commenced a procurement process to identify an individual or organization to act as an owner’s representative and project managers to undertake the Child Care Centre expansion with the available funding ($892,500). Early in detailed project review, concerns arose around the amount of funding available and project described in the grant application. At the same time, the Town requested an extension to the timeline for project completion. A final extension was granted by the UBCM and the Ministry with project completion now required by November 1, 2022. The Town issued an RFP for project management services in January 2021 and Colliers was the successful proponent. Working with Colliers, it became obvious that the expansion plan described in the successful grant application was unachievable with available funds. The project scope was reduced to consist of an addition of ~1,350 square feet (instead of 3,200), renovation of the existing space, energy efficiency and other system upgrades, outdoor and indoor improvements and capital purchases. Changes to the project scope require approval of the grant fund administrators (UBCM) and the Ministry to ensure it would meet grant funding program requirements and those of the Child Care Licensing Act. In order to consider the scope change, UBCM and the Ministry required that drawings and technical specifications for schematic design, detailed design and construction documents be created. They also required that a revised grant fund application be submitted for the revised project and that was submitted in May 2021. The Town issued a Design Build RFP for the reduced project scope in June 2021. Despite some initial interest, the RFP process did not result in any proposals being received. Colliers then reached out directly to construction and architectural firms to secure the necessary resources to deliver the project. Using the tiered, negotiable, RFP process an architectural firm and construction firm were engaged to develop project design in order to obtain UBCM and Ministry approval for the reduced project scope. In October 2021 Colliers provided the Town with a memorandum regarding the project that identified project risks and an anticipated funding shortfall of ~$500,000. The memorandum also stated that the Town would need to commit around $100,000 to get a better handle on the anticipated funding shortfall and to determine if the UBCM and Ministry would approve the use of grant funds for a much-reduced project scope. If approval for a modified project was not granted the Town of Osoyoos would be out $100,000 that it has not provisioned for in its budget Town Council met with representatives of the Child Care Society on November 3, 2021 to discuss the project and then met with staff on two more occasions to discuss the project and review it with regards to the Town’s financial capacity to fund the shortfall along with other municipal obligations, priorities and plans. Staff contacted the Ministry of Municipal Affairs to determine if the Town could use some of the COVID Restart funds for the project and the Ministry responded that the funds could not be used for that. At a meeting held November 23 Council again considered the project, its funding shortfall and risks and determined that the project would not proceed and directed that the Child Care Centre and UBCM be advised of that and that the grant funds would be returned to the UBCM. At the November 23 meeting, Council directed staff to include funds in the 2022-2026 Financial Plan for a Childcare Needs Assessment and Strategic Plan. It is hoped that through the assessment of needs and development of an action plan for childcare in Osoyoos that the community will be in a better position to take advantage of future Childcare BC New Spaces Fund grant opportunities up to $3,000,000 for the provision of additional, quality, affordable and inclusive childcare in Osoyoos. Pending budget approval an RFP will be issued to undertake a childcare needs assessment and develop an action plan. It is believed that the development of a child care plan will meet Ministry requirements to document community need, service delivery and provide detailed descriptions and concrete examples of the services and programs to be provided for grant funding opportunities.   We are disappointed that the project is unable to proceed but believe that the needs assessment and action plan will assist in determining community needs and delivering adequate and appropriate childcare for Osoyoos for the foreseeable future Inquiries: Town of Osoyoos Chief Administrative Officer (T) 250.495.6515 (E) info@osoyoos.ca
  • 22 November 2021
    Snow Control Guidelines are Now in Effect Do your part by following a few simple tips for Snow Control this winter: Ensure snow removal equipment has clear access along your street. When snow is forecasted, please refrain from parking your vehicle on the road until streets have been cleared. Be patient when roads are being cleared. Use caution when snow removal equipment is on the road. In accordance with the Good Neighbour Bylaw No. 1277: Residential property owners shall remove all snow or ice from all sidewalks bordering the real property within 24 hours from the cessation of a snowfall or storm event which caused such accumulation. Commercial property owners shall remove all snow or ice from all sidewalks bordering the real property no later than 10:00 AM each day. No person shall deposit snow, ice or other material removed from sidewalks, boulevards, lanes, or private property onto Town property or highways. A fine of $500 will be levied to anyone depositing snow or ice on Town property or highways. On October 3, 2016 Town Council adopted the amended Traffic Bylaw No. 1256, 2009 to allow Operational Services to tow vehicles.  Attempts will be made to contact the owner of any vehicle parked in such a way that impedes with snow removal prior to towing.  This will allow Operational Services to provide residents with a more effective and efficient snow/ice removal service.  Traffic Bylaw will be enforced as follows: Section 12, subsection 12 “Where the clearance is less than twelve (12) feet between stopped or parked vehicles to ensure that snow or ice removal equipment has free passage on a street.” Section 7, subsection 1 “Any vehicle unlawfully occupying any portion of a street or public place, or otherwise in contravention of any section of this bylaw, may be removed, detained, or impounded by order of the CAO or his designate, or a Bylaw Enforcement Officer. A removal fee in the amount of actual costs including towing fees, an impoundment fee in the amount of the actual cost paid to a commercial storage facility or tow yard for each day or part of a day for which the vehicle is impounded, and a 10% administration fee based on costs of towing and storage, shall be paid by the owner before release of the vehicle and such fees may be recovered by sale of the vehicle at public auction not less than 30 days after the date of impoundment, or by action in a court of competent jurisdiction.” The Town of Osoyoos thanks you for your cooperation.  Winter Safety is everyone's responsibility. Help us help you, make winter safe for everyone. Operational Services (T) 250.495.6213 (E) pubworks@osoyoos.ca  
  • 19 November 2021
    Increased Traffic on Highways 3 and 97 Pedestrian Safety Notice The Town of Osoyoos anticipates a large increase in commercial and passenger vehicle traffic through Town when Highway 3 west of Town reopens. The continued closure of the TransCanada (Hwy 1) and Coquihalla (Hwy 5) highways will result in much increased vehicular traffic through Town. Drivers and pedestrians are urged to be safe and keep in mind that large commercial vehicles cannot stop or maneuver as fast as a passenger vehicle. While traffic volumes are high local traffic is encouraged to use off Main Street travel routes. Commercial vehicle drivers and others are reminded that vehicles with trailers and motorhomes (motorhomes may park on streets for not more than 2 hours while doing business in Town) are not permitted to park on Town streets. Off street parking for commercial and recreational vehicles is limited in Osoyoos and drivers should plan their routes and stops in advance. Please avoid non-essential travel and follow any travel restrictions the Province may impose under the provincial state of emergency. For any individuals impacted by flooding that need assistance, please contact the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen's Emergency Social Services Team at https://emergency.rdos.bc.ca/ess or by calling 250-486-1890. For up-to-date road information, webcams, current route conditions and advisories please visit DriveBC Town of Osoyoos (T) 250.495.6515 (E) info@osoyoos.ca
  • 10 November 2021
    Water Restrictions for Town and Rural Water Districts 8 & 9 Effective immediately, Town and Rural Water Districts 8 & 9 are now under Normal Water Conservation Regulations The following regulations are now in effect: a) Days of Watering: Sprinkling is only permitted at residential, commercial and other non-agricultural properties as follows: Even numbered addresses: Watering permitted on Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday Odd numbered addresses: Watering 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.              Schedule "A" Water Conservation and Staged Restriction Bylaw No. 1273 (Town) Osoyoos Water District Rates and Regulations Bylaw No. 1357 (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 Make Water Work Plant Collection 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   
  • 16 October 2021
    Winter Hours of Operation for Park Washrooms As of October 16, 2021 all public park washrooms are closed for the season except for the following which will remain open: GOODMAN PARK & MARINA WASHROOMS Monday - Sunday 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Town Hall (8707 Main Street) Monday - Friday (excluding statutory holidays) 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Marina                                                     Goodman Park                                                      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.   
  • 30 October 2020
    COVID-19 Updates Check this page regularly for ongoing updates on the Coronavirus situation as it relates to Town of Osoyoos facilities, programs, services and events.   Town of Osoyoos Covid Exposure Control Plan | Visitor Screening Form | PreparedBC Pandemic Preparedness Guide   Province-wide Restrictions The Province of British Columbia has introduced public health orders to manage COVID-19 activity. For more information on Provincial and regional restrictions, please CLICK HERE.   If you or a close contact has COVID-19 If you tested positive for COVID-19 or have been told you have COVID-19, learn how to take care of yourself, self-isolate and notify your close contacts with guidance from the BC Centre for Disease Control. Please CLICK HERE   Visitors to all Town of Osoyoos indoor facilities are required to wear a mask.   Please contact the Sonora Centre (250-495-6562 or recreation@osoyoos.ca) for any questions regarding impact to recreational and exercise programs.   COVID-19 Related Complaints To make a complaint related to an infraction of the Province of BC's Health Orders on COVID-19, please call Interior Health at 250.770.5540   Immunization Information If you have already received your vaccine or are registered to get your vaccine soon – thank you. If you haven’t yet registered, please register today through one of the following options: 1. Online: Go to https://www.getvaccinated.gov.bc.ca/s/ 2. By phone: Call 1-833-838-2323, seven days a week, 7 am to 7 pm (PDT). Translators are available. When you register, you will receive a confirmation number right away. Very soon afterward, you will be notified by text, email or phone call to book your vaccine appointment.   Interior Health Contact Information For non-medical questions or concerns about COVID-19, a provincial phone service has been established for British Columbians. They are open 7 days a week from 7:30am to 8:00pm and can be reached at 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319) or by text at 604-630-0300.   Town Communication The Town of Osoyoos is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely to ensure we continue to respond to emerging issues as they relate to Town facilities, programs, services and events. This includes following the direction of Interior Health, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control or the Government of Canada.   While the COVID-19 situation is changing daily around the world, we are mindful that our community is concerned about the potential impact of the further spread of the coronavirus and we are acting accordingly to do what we can to support public safety. Town of Osoyoos Covid Exposure Control Plan   OPEN Facilities IF YOU ARE SICK OR EXPERIENCING FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS PLEASE DO NOT ENTER or USE THESE FACILITIES. If you make an appointment you will be asked to fill out a “Visitor Screening Form” before entering the premises. Please practice social/physical distancing at these locations/facilities. You must wear a mask Town Hall 250.495.6515 9AM-4PM Monday-Friday (Excluding Statutory Holidays) Planning & Development Services 250.495.6191 8AM-4PM Monday-Friday *Closed from 12:00PM-1:00PM Sonora Community Centre 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca Sunbowl Arena 250.495.6562 Contact Sonora Community Centre for more information. Goodman Park Washroom 250.495.6213 pubworks@osoyoos.ca Marina Washroom 250.495.6213 pubworks@osoyoos.ca Dog Park 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca Osoyoos Regional Library 250.860.4033 Please refer to their website. Osoyoos& District Sanitary Landfill 250.495.6515 landfill@osoyoos.ca Outdoor Pickleball Courts 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca Parks & Trails (unless identified below) 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca Play Structure at Kinsmen Park 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca Play Structure at Lions Park 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca Skateboard Park 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca Tennis Courts 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca West Bench Complex 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca   Payments A variety of payment methods are available: Mail Drop off payment slot at Town Office (8707 Main Street) Telephone/Internet Banking/etransfer Post Dated Cheques Bill payment with your local Financial Institution NEW Credit Card Payments *If making your payment through Telephone or Internet banking your account number is the folio/roll number located at the top right of your tax notice.  Enter with no spaces and no decimals, i.e. 55600987000.   More Information For more information and updates, including answers to frequently asked questions and translated information, please consult the following resources: Interior Health Website First Nations Health Authority Government of Canada Website British Columbia Centre for Disease Control Website Self-Assessment Tool Service Canada Ready to Help Youth Service Canada Ready to Help Seniors Service Canada Ready to Help Businesses Still have questions? Visit these sites for trusted information and contact: HealthLinkBC / 811 if you have symptoms Call 1-888-COVID19 (268-4319) if you would like more information On behalf of Town Council and Staff we thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation on this matter. Town of Osoyoos 250.495.6515 info@osoyoos.ca Emergency Operations Centre 250.495.4635 eoc@osoyoos.ca

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