Highlights from Town of Osoyoos Council meetings held Tuesday, September 4.
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
- Osoyoos Airport Development Society President, Glen Harris gave a project update on the Airport and showed where all the funds have been allocated. Mr. Harris stated if going forward with the runway extension there is no additional large earthwork that needs to be done. Three crown lots need to be consolidated with the airport lands to allow the road closure. OADS requested that Council have staff follow-up with the consolidation of three lots. Mr. Harris stated that their goal is to promote air access to the community so that charter flights can land in Osoyoos.
- Canadian Mental Health Association Community Educator, Liesel Reimer gave an overview of what services the Canadian Mental Health Association provides to the public such as: Living Life to the Full, Creating Safe Spaces, Suicidal Alertness. There are various options of training for community, workplaces and school workplaces.
REGULAR OPEN MEETING
- Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.109, 2018 (Recreational Cannabis Retail Sales in the C1, C2, C3 Zones with Site Specific Rezoning) was read first and second time. To date, the Province has indicated that policies related to the sale of cannabis will be fully implemented by October 17th, 2018. This amendment allows Council to approve a rezoning application for Cannabis Sales as a site-specific permitted use in the C1, C2, C3 Zones with consideration of Policy PLA-019 and any additional information Council deems appropriate including all or some of the information required through the Provincial Licensing process. A public hearing is set for October 1st at 7:00 pm at the Sonora Community Centre.
- Cannabis Retail Sales Policy (PLA-019) was adopted. This policy is to provide general guidelines to assist in consideration of applications to rezone a property in order to accommodate a Cannabis retail sales outlet.
- Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.111, 2018 – 9141 Main Street was read first and second time. The applicant is proposing to build a drive-thru car wash and oil change service station in the Gateway Plaza. A public hearing is set for September 17, 2018 at 4:00 pm in Council Chambers.
- Council approved Development Variance Permit No. 18-02 (5225 Lakeshore Drive)
- Council approved Development Variance Permit No. 18-03 (3 Braeburn Place)
- Council approved Development Permit 18-03 (9141 Main Street)
- Council accepted the Age Friendly Assessment Report as information for future community development.
- Council approved the Destination Marketing Agreement 2018-2022 and the Town’s signing authorities are authorized to sign the agreement.
- Councillor Youngberg reminded everyone of Lobster on the Beach this weekend.
- Councillor Youngberg advised that puncture vine and clean-up of the Desert Park Facility is ongoing.
- Councillor Campol enjoyed seeing all the activities that occurred this summer throughout the community.
- Councillor Campol gave Kudos to all those who help organize and put these events on.
- Councillor King thanked the Three Amigos for the great entertainment and organization of Music in the Park.
- Mayor McKortoff thanked the organizers of Music in the Park for all the hard work this summer putting on this event.
- Mayor McKortoff reminded everyone that school zones are back and please be careful.
- Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.107, 2018 – This is a proposed rezoning of Airport lot 1 from M1 – General Industrial – Site Specific (restricted uses) to Comprehensive Development CD-10 (to allow for a mix of restricted general industrial uses with accessory residential). The proposal is to allow for the construction of a 7 unit general industrial building. The intent is to have one residential unit above each of the strata industrial units.
SPECIAL OPEN MEETING
- Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.107, 2018 was read third time. This is a proposed rezoning of Airport lot 1 from M1 – General Industrial – Site Specific (restricted uses) to Comprehensive Development CD-10 (to allow for a mix of restricted general industrial uses with accessory residential). The proposal is to allow for the construction of a 7 unit general industrial building. The intent is to have one residential unit above each of the strata industrial units.