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Council Meeting Highlights for November 5, 2018

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Participate Osoyoos (Mass Registration) on September 11

2019 Terry Fox Run on Sunday, September 15

Halloween Monster's Ball on October 31 at SCC

Osoyoos Museum - Annual Christmas Open House

Art Gallery Opening Reception for Multitude of Muses on September 6

WCRA Drag Racing September 8 and 22

On Point Official OCP Launch Event September 12

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International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control Public Meeting Sept 17

Art Gallery Creativity In Our Community Application Deadline Dec 15

CANCELLED - NOTICE of Property Tax Sale on September 30, 2019

Service Canada Scheduled Outreach

2019 Bird Migration Day Open House September 22

Osoyoos Lake Shoreline Clean-up September 26

Business Promoting Business Networking Night Sept 25

2019 Osoyoos Festival Society Annual Christmas Lite Up

Art Gallery Opening Reception for The Way We See It on October 12

Fire Prevention Week Open House and BBQ at Fire Hall on October 12

2019 Empty Bowls Fundraiser November 13

2019 Soroptimists of Osoyoos Fashion Show November 16

Council Meeting Highlights for November 5, 2018

Click on button to watch the video of the Committee of the Whole and Regular Open Meeting.
       Regular Open Meeting    
 

REGULAR OPEN MEETING

OATHS OF OFFICE FOR COUNCIL MEMBERS FOR 2018 - 2022 TERM

  • Each Council member swore the oath office before the Corporate Officer. Mayor McKortoff welcomed and congratulated the new Council and Water Councillors and thanked those present for attending the inaugural meeting.

Business

  • The Chief Election Officer’s report on the 2018 Local General Election was approved by Council.  As per section 158 of the Local Government Act the Chief Election Officer must report to Council on the 2018 Local Government Election.  The election for Mayor and Councillors had a voter turnout of 38.67% (1,593 of a possible 4,4210 eligible electors).
  • Council approved the 2019 Council Meeting Schedule with the January 7th and August 6th Regular Council meetings be cancelled. Section 127 of the Community Charter requires that a schedule of the date, time and place of all regular meetings to be held during the year and made available to the public.
  • Council approved the 2018/19 Acting Mayor Appointments. Under the Council Procedure Bylaw and Community Charter, Council is required to appoint an Acting Mayor.  In the past, the Acting Mayor has been appointed in December.  Since the election occurred one month earlier and the inaugural meeting is one month earlier, the last appointments to acting mayor were made to November, 2018.  Acting Mayor appointments must be made by resolution.
  • Council approved the appointments to RDOS Board and the Okanagan Regional Library Board.  Both the RDOS and the Okanagan Regional Library Board (ORLB) require representation from the Town of Osoyoos.  Both Board appointments require a resolution of Council.
  • Council approved the 2018/19 Special and Standing Committee appointments – Each year Mayor and Council appoints representatives to Special and Standing Committees.  Staff was looking for direction as to the continuation of committees and the appointments.
  • Council approved the Bank Signing Authority that Director of Financial Services brought to the meeting. For cheque processing the Town has set up with their bank that two signatures are required on all cheques, one from Council and one from staff.  Currently Council has all members of Council being the Mayor and four Councillors, who have bank signing authority.  From staff the CAO, Director of Finance/Deputy CAO and Director of Corporate Services have bank signing authority.  A resolution of Council is required to establish new signing authorities for the Town.

Reports

  • Councillor Rhodes welcomed the newly elected Councillors and looks forward to working together.
  • Councillor King is looking forward to working with the new Council and staff.
  • Councillor Harvey is happy to be part of the team.
  • Councillor Bennett is looking forward to working with Council.
  • Mayor McKortoff is pleased to work with Council and staff in the next four years.

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.

Event date: 
Monday, 05 November, 2018
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