Notes from City Hall
FREE Downtown Shuttle
The Peak to Platzl downtown shuttle is a FREE scheduled service between the ski resort base area, the upper-mountain accommodations, and the downtown shops, pubs and restaurants. The shuttle service operates every day (except statutory holidays) from December 27, 2016 until April 2. The shuttle will run on the Friday schedule for extended hours on New Year’s Eve! To view the shuttle schedule please visit www.kimberley.ca.
Snow Piles Around the City
We would like to remind residents of the dangers of children sliding on snow piles that accumulate from plowing and scraping the roads, especially the ones around Mark Creek. The water moves quickly in the creek and the ice is always changing, creating a dangerous area. The snow is often heavy and full of ice chunks, which can also cause injury. Please remind your children that these snow piles are not a safe place to be playing.
Please give city staff room to operate during snow removal. In areas where snow piles are to be hauled away, the city will post temporary “No Parking” signs the afternoon before snow hauling commences. Vehicles will be towed if they do not comply with the signage.
Frozen Water Line Prevention
If the water service line to your home has ever frozen or you have noticed a reduced water flow in your home during the winter, leave one tap running cold water day and night (stream should be the size of a pencil). This will help to prevent your lines from freezing. Since frost sinks deeper into the ground when air temperatures rise after a period of extreme cold, you will need to keep the water running 24/7 until mid-April to avoid having the line freeze.
The city encourages residents who have experienced frozen water service lines in the past to be pro-active by ensuring indoor lines are properly insulated, keeping a good snow cover over the ground above the service lines and installing a bleeder line system. For more information please visit HERE and select Preventing Frozen Water Service Lines from the Fall/Winter drop down menu.
Committee Volunteer Opportunity – Board of Variance
The City of Kimberley invites applications from community members interested in becoming a member of the Board of Variance. One three-year term position is available. The board is responsible for reviewing and making decisions on requests to vary, or relax, development regulations such as building size and siting requirements. See the city website for more info or contact [email protected].
Reminder to Renew Your 2017 Dog Licenses
2017 dog licenses are now available at City Hall. The cost for a license for your spayed or neutered dog is only $22.The fines for an unlicensed dog are $100 for the first offence, and $200 for each subsequent offence thereafter. Please help our Animal Control Officer make sure your pet gets home without a trip to the SPCA, and license your dog today!
Business Licences are due for 2017
The city kindly requests that Business Licences be renewed and paid for before January 31. Application forms for new businesses are available at City Hall or on the city’s web site. Mobile businesses can now 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.
If you no longer require a Dog Licence or Business Licence, or need to update your contact information for these, please contact City Hall at 250-427-5311.
City of Kimberley