City hall to re-open with new safety measures
As the province begins a phased re-opening of facilities closed due to the COVID- 19 global pandemic, the City of Kimberley is carefully considering the re-opening of its public facilities. The first facility to re-open is City Hall with new health and safety procedures in place.
At this time, City Hall will open beginning June 1, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and will only be open for payments of utility bills and property taxes as well as license fees, permit fees and transit passes.
“Our safety plan is in place, and we are looking forward to having a “soft” re-opening of Kimberley City Hall. For the first week or two, we will have limited in-person interactions with our residents,” said Scott Sommerville, Chief Administrative Officer. “Mondays and Wednesdays will be set aside for our seniors and others who require a bit more assistance. Please don’t come to see us if you are symptomatic or sneezing. We will be announcing the re-opening of public washrooms, playgrounds, and other facilities soon.”
A member of the Kimberley Fire Department will be posted at the main entrance to guide visitors through the new procedures. Sneeze guards and hand sanitizer stations have been installed as well as increased signage. We recommend only one person per household to visit City Hall at a time and that small children and pets please remain at home.
While it is important to open City Hall for those needing in-person help from city staff, we strongly encourage those who are able to make Utility and Property Tax payments online through your financial institution or by telephone banking to do so. Other forms of paying utility and property tax bills and permit and license fees include mailing a cheque to City Hall or placing payment in the slot box to the right of City Halls main entrance.
At this time, the Planning and Operations Departments will hold meetings by phone or online conference as needed. To contact the City Operations Department call 250-427-9660 or email [email protected] To contact the Planning Department call 250-427-5311 or email [email protected] or [email protected] You may also view the City of Kimberley Department directory to reach the appropriate individual for your needs: www.kimberley.ca/contact
We appreciate the community’s patience through this time. If you require further information, please contact City Hall at 250-427-5311 or by email at [email protected]
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