Highlights from Town of Osoyoos Council meetings held Monday, August 19.
The public is encouraged to attend the Committee of the Whole meetings which take place in Council Chambers at 9 a.m. on the morning of the Regular Open Council meetings at 2 p.m. to learn additional in-depth information regarding upcoming business.
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING
- Janette Van Vianen, Director of Corporate Services, reported that there will be no change to theSouth Okanagan Transit schedule for the service between Penticton and Osoyoos, as proposed changes have been rescinded.
- Tanya Osborne and Faith Kwong, Community Health Facilitators with Interior Health, made a presentation regarding the Healthy Communities Program.
REGULAR OPEN MEETING
- Council directed staff to bring back a report on the sponsorship of a memorial bench for Blake Sewell.
- Council directed administration to write a letter of support for 100 More Homes Penticton for their application to the federal government for homelessness and housing programs funding through the Reaching Home strategy.
- Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1230.23, 2019 and Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.122, 2019 were adopted. These amendments allow for the creation of three new single family homes at 6801, 6805, and 6809 Nighthawk Drive.
- Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.121, 2019 was adopted. This amendment allows for a site specific cannabis production facility to be located at 11609 115th Street.
- Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.123, 2019 was read for a first and second time. If approved this amendment would allow for a strata development consisting of six townhomes at 9111 92nd Avenue. Council set a Public Hearing for September 16th, 2019 at 4:00 PM in Council Chambers.
- Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.112, 2019 was read for a third time. If approved this amendment would allow for the creation of one new single family home and a strata development consisting of eight duplex lots at the top of the Dividend Ridge subdivision.
- Administrative Fees and Charges Amendment Bylaw No. 1331.01, 2019 was adopted. This amendment adds BC Provincial Nominee Program Application fees to the bylaw.
- 5 Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 1349.02, 2019 was read for a first, second, and third time. If adopted this bylaw would add the Osoyoos Child Care Centre Expansion Project, which is fully funded through the Community Child Care Space Creation Program. Council also directed staff to notify residents of Osoyoos of the opportunity to express an opinion on the 2019-2023 Financial Plan prior to consideration for adoption.
- Council approved the variance and issuance of Development Variance Permit No. 19-03 which allows for the construction of an attached garage with a reduced front yard setback at 3219 Jasmine Drive.
- Council supported the request from Joanne Muirhead for a change in JoJo’s Café liquor licence to allow for audience participation (Open Mic Nights).
- Council authorized the budget transfer of $16,000.00 from Bylaw Enforcement Costs to Bylaw Enforcement Material.
- Council appointed Brianne Hillson as Chief Election Officer and Janette Van Vianen as Deputy Chief Election Officer for conducting the 2019 by-election for Water Councillor.
- Council approved a budget amendment which transfers $15,000.00 from Contingency to Elections.
- Council authorized the notice of intention to lease the Art Gallery building at 8713 Main Street to the Osoyoos and District Arts Council.
- Councillor King attended the Accessibility and Age Friendly committee meeting.
- Mayor McKortoff and Councillor Harvey attended the Opening Ceremonies of theCanadian Women’s Mid-Amateur & Senior Golf Championship.
- Mayor McKortoff encouraged everyone to attend Music in the Park– there are two remaining performances this season.
- Mayor McKortoff thanked Clint Hawes for organizing the Street Dances.
- Mayor McKortoff attended the Desert Park Open House.
- Mayor McKortoff attended the Rural Health Primary Care Network Meetings.
- Mayor McKortoff thanked everyone who has been involved with fighting the forest fires.