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Posted: November 24, 2016

Notes from City Hall

New Animal Control Bylaw

CityofKim LogoCity of Kimberley 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 licensing provision, an addition that prohibits feeding pigeons in the Platzl, increases the number of dogs a homeowner can have on one property to three, beekeeping, and an updated fee schedule. Please familiarize yourself with the new bylaw. You can view the full bylaw on our website. If you have any questions please contact our Animal Control/Bylaw Officer at 250-427-6460.

Reminder to Renew your 2017 Dog Licences

As we approach the New Year, we would like to remind all residents with furry friends to please renew your dog licenses. Place the license on the dog’s collar and ensure the collar is on at all times, as this helps enable a speedy return of your beloved pet if it gets loose. The rules of dog ownership are outlined in the city’s new Animal Control Bylaw, and the fees are outlined in ‘Schedule A’ of the bylaw.

Snow and Ice Management Plan

kimsnowclearThe 2016-2017 Snow and Ice Management Plan was recently 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.

Plow Trucks

Winter has arrived so please drive safe, especially when approaching a highway or city maintenance vehicle. When drivers attempt to pass a plow truck, they put themselves, their passengers, the truck operator, and the driving public at risk. Even though you see the plow truck, the operator might not see you.

Please remember:

Kimberley Snow removal– Snowplows move at much slower speeds than other vehicles. On the highway, snowplows normally don’t travel faster than 60 km/hour when plowing or spreading winter abrasives.

– Drivers may not be aware that plows are wide and can extend across the center line of the highway.

– On some highways and bridge structures, two or more snow plows may be staggered across multiple lanes with the plow in front pushing snow towards the plows behind. This is an effective way to quickly clear wide areas, so we want to remind drivers to stay behind these plowing operations and to not try to pass.

– Snow plows, salt or sand trucks throw up snow and spray making it difficult to see. Snow plows have limited visibility and plow truck operators cannot see directly behind their trucks.

– If a snowplow is approaching in oncoming traffic, pull to the right as much as possible and slow down to avoid being hit by winter abrasives. Operators don’t always have a chance to turn down their spinners when vehicles are passing.

– Please give road maintenance crews room to safely do their work.

– Remember the road surface ahead of the plow hasn’t been plowed yet therefore please slow down and be patient.  The operator will eventually pull over and let you pass safely.

Slow Down for Safety

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.

Free Family Swim

Come to the Aquatic Centre and enjoy a free family swim on Wednesday, November 30 from 6 to 7 p.m., sponsored by Kimberley Vision Care. Please remember that all persons 18 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult in the water.

City of Kimberley

 


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