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.
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING
- 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.
REGULAR OPEN MEETING
Business Arising from Prior Minutes
- Business Licence Amendment Bylaw No. 1045.34, 2019 was read three times. This Bylaw proposes to add Cannabis Sales and the applicable fees to Schedule “A” of the Town of Osoyoos Business Licence Bylaw.
- Council directed staff to invite someone from the RDOS to a Council meeting to go over the 2019 Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen and the Okanagan Similkameen Regional Hospital District Budgets.
- Sewer Rates and Regulations Amendment Bylaw No. 1065.20, 2019 was read three times. The Town’s bylaws are reviewed each year and when changes are required they are brought forward as an amending bylaw to update the content and/or the fees and charges.
- Water Rates and Regulations Amendment Bylaw No. 1242.11, 2019 was read three times. The Town of Osoyoos operates their Town water system under the Water Rates and Regulations Bylaw No. 1242. The Town’s bylaws are reviewed and when changes are required they are brought forward as an amending bylaw to update the content and/or the fees and charges.
- Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.114, 2018 (3810 Lobelia Drive) was read a first and second time. A Public Hearing is set for February 19, 2019 at 4:30 pm. This amendment is to allow for the subdivision of the property into 17 small lot single family dwellings.
- 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.