Notes from City Hall
New Animal Control Bylaw
Council recently adopted the “City of Kimberley Animal Control Bylaw No. 2544, 2016.” There are several new changes in the bylaw, some of these include: removal of the Pitbull (pictured above) licensing provision, an addition regarding feeding pigeons in the Platzl, the number of pets a homeowner can have on one property, beekeeping, and an updated fees schedule. Please familiarize yourself with the new bylaw, as the old Animal Control bylaw is no longer in effect.
You can view the full bylaw on our website. If you have any questions please contact our Animal Control Officer at 250-427-6460.
New Inter-Community Business Licensing
On November 14, city council adopted the ‘City of Kimberley Inter-Community Business Licence Bylaw No. 2552, 2016.’ This new type of business license will make doing business in both Cranbrook and Kimberley easier for you.
Beginning in January 2017, mobile businesses can operate in Kimberley and Cranbrook without having to apply for businesses licences from both municipalities. Supported by the Kimberley and Cranbrook Chambers of Commerce, this is a clear win for the busy mobile entrepreneur! For more information on fees and who can apply, please view the full bylaw on our website.
Slow Down for Safety
With the first snowfall upon us, please remember to lower your speed to match road conditions. No matter how much driving experience you have, the way your vehicle will move on snow or ice is unpredictable. The posted speed is the maximum speed for ideal conditions.
Snow and Ice Management Plan
At the November 14 regular meeting of council, the 2016-2017 Snow and Ice Management Plan was approved by council. This plan is revised annually, and is a guide to the city’s snow and ice control policies intended to advise the public, council, and city staff of when and how snow and ice will be dealt with by the Operations Department. Please visit HERE to view the plan and other important information about snow removal.
For those using wood burning appliances to heat their homes this fall and winter, the City asks that you familiarize yourself with our Wood Burning Appliance Emissions Control Bylaw. Please visit our website for more information.
Aggressive Deer in the Community
In the late fall, male deer enter into the breeding (or rutting) season. This causes them to be more dominant, agitated and aggressive. They can be observed rubbing shrubs or trees with their antlers, displaying dominance by strutting, circling around and tail flicking. Please remember that a doe with fawns can be just as dangerous. For your own safety, please do not approach deer and give them lots of space when walking your pets.
City Hall has been receiving a large amount of phone calls regarding aggressive deer in the community. If you are concerned for your safety or have deer in your neighborhood that are no longer scared of people or pets, please call the RAPP (Report All Poachers and Polluters) Line at 1-877-952-7277. This line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The city can only regulate issues in regards to people feeding deer. For more information on The City of Kimberley Deer Feeding Bylaw No. 2296, 2006.
Want to get fit, feel better and look great for the coming Holiday Season? Check out the Aquatic Centre Aquafit classes and lane swim schedule. Go to www.kimberley.ca and follow the link to Aquatic Centre info.
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