Notes from City Hall
Please note that the next City of Kimberley council meeting will be held on Monday, August 12 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall. The next Mayor’s Brown Bag lunch is August 14 at 12 p.m. in the same location.
Wastewater Treatment Facility
Residents in Marysville have been noticing nuisance odours coming from the Marysville Wastewater Treatment Facility. While such odours are common at wastewater treatment plants and bio-solids processing facilities, the odour seems a little stronger this year. Several factors contribute to this including local wind patterns, temperature, rainfall amounts, amount of bio-solids being processed and the variability of these factors. Furthermore, rainfall amounts have increased from last year and increased water means city workers have to stir the bio-solids frequently in order for it to dry properly so that it can be transformed into usable compost, thus creating the stronger smell. The city undertakes extensive odour control practices, however, the factors mentioned above are causing the problem. It is expected to continue through the summer. We appreciate your patience. For more information on the City of Kimberley’s Water Pollution Control Centre visit this link.
The City of Kimberley invites applicants interested in becoming a member of the Kimberley Youth Action Network (KYAN) Advisory Committee. The Committee has openings for two representatives of the community at large. The KYAN Advisory Committee will consist of a minimum of seven voting members to be appointed by council. The purpose of the committee is to support the Kimberley Youth Action Network to increase local activities and provide diverse opportunities for Kimberley and RDEK Electoral Area E residents aged approximately 12-18 years. A demonstrated interest in or experience working with and/or for youth will be considered an asset. Previous committee or board decision-making experience is preferred. Members must pass a criminal record check conducted through the RCMP or the BC Criminal Records Review Program.
Please submit a Volunteer Application Form highlighting your relevant qualifications and experience to the Manager of Community Development and Communications at [email protected] or to City Hall at 340 Spokane Street, Kimberley, BC V1A 2E8. Deadline for submissions is August 5. The Volunteer Application Form is available on the city’s website.
Kimberley Aquatic Centre Steam Room
Many residents have expressed concern over the Aquatic Centre steam room closure. The steam room is currently experiencing structural issues, making it unsafe for people to use. City staff are working hard to find a resolution to the issue and hope to have it repaired as soon as possible. We thank you for your patience during this time and will keep the public updated as more information becomes available.
Canadian Swim Patrol Courses
The Lifesaving Societies Canadian Swim Patrol program is a 3-level program for eight to 12-year-old, skilled swimmers, who are ready to move beyond the Learn-to-Swim program. Candidates earn recognition for success in swimming, first-aid and water rescue along with badges for overall achievement. Levels are ROOKIE, taking place July 29 – August 2; RANGER, taking place August 12 – 16; and STAR, taking place August 26 – 30. All classes take place from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and cost $135. Register early! Classes that do not have minimum enrolments may be cancelled. For more information on this and other activities at the Aquatic Centre call 250-427-2983, email [email protected] or visit www.kimberley.ca.
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