Town of Osoyoos Council highlights:
Monday, February 4

Highlights from Town of Osoyoos Council meetings held Monday, Feb. 4.

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.



  • Council directed administration to change the recommendation in the Delegation of Authority Bylaw to delegate the authority to make expenditures of budgeted funds up to $150,000 to the CAO and directed that the Bylaw be brought forward to the next Regular Council meeting.
  • Report from the Planning and Development Department was brought to Council for information regarding the installation of bollards.  This is for pedestrian safety and main street beautification.  The installation of the new bump outs caused the relocation of the vehicle stop lines and painting of new crosswalks.  Pedestrians have been crossing the street where the crosswalks were previously located and jaywalking has now caused a safety issue.  This project is expected to be $43,000, including purchase of the bollards and installation.


 Business Arising from Prior Minutes




  • Council approved an agreement with Penticton Model Aviation Club for the use of the Osoyoos Airport for the term of January 1 – December 31, 2019.
  • Council approved the improvements to the Child Care as noted in the grant application to the 2019 Community Child Care Space Creation Program. Council approved providing support for the planned improvements being made to the Child Care Center noted in the 2019 Community Child Care Space Creation Program Grant application and further agreed to provide overall grant management for the approved funds.
  • Council endorsed the Osoyoos Fire Master Plan completed by Response Specialties’ as an organizational planning and implementation document.


  • Councillor Bennett had his first orientation with Destination Osoyoos on Wednesday February 6th, 2019
  • Councillor King attended the Rotary First Responders Gala.
  • Councillor Harvey attended the Local Government workshops in Kelowna.
  • Mayor McKortoff attended the Local Government Leadership Academy in Kelowna.
  • Mayor McKortoff thanked the Rotary Club for organizing the First Responders Gala.

 Copies of reports are available within the Council Agenda packages located on the Town’s website


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