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Posted: July 31, 2019

Notes from City Hall

Council Meeting Schedule

The Regular Meetings of City of Kimberley council for the month of August will be held on Monday, August 12 and Monday, August 26 at 7 p.m. In consideration to those who may not have the ability to attend at Council chambers, the August 12 meeting will be held in the Golden Room at Garden View Village – 280 – 4th Avenue. The public is welcome to attend.

Meetings are reduced to two meetings per month for July and August, with Committee-of-the-Whole Meetings commencing again in September.

Brownbag Lunch with Mayor McCormick

On Wednesday, August 14, and on the second Wednesday of each month, Mayor Don McCormick will host a brown-bag luncheon at City Hall from noon until 1:30 p.m.  Bring your own lunch and have a discussion with the Mayor and CAO Scott Sommerville.

Tree/Shrub Maintenance Along City Streets and Sidewalks

The city is urging residents to ensure trees and shrubs that originate from their private property are well maintained along city streets and sidewalks. Overgrown branches can cause safety issues for both pedestrians and drivers by reducing visibility and pushing pedestrians out on to the road. City Bylaw No. 1872 Section 7 states that no property owner shall allow trees, shrubs, hedges or bushes to grow into the road, sidewalk or any other public space, thereby causing safety issues for the public or inconveniencing the public in any way. Thanks for keeping our city streets and sidewalks safe!

Category 2 Open Burning Ban in Effect

Effective immediately, Category 2 Open Burning will be prohibited throughout the region, including Kimberley and surrounding areas. Specifically, a Category 2 prohibition includes:

  • open fires larger than 0.5 metres wide by 0.5 metres high;
  • stubble or grass fires of any size over any area;
  • the use of burn barrels or burn cages of any size or description;
  • the use of air curtain burners, sky lanterns, or binary exploding targets (e.g., for target practice);
  • the use of fireworks.

These prohibitions do not apply to campfires that are smaller than a half-metre high by a half-metre wide or to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes. Campfires should not be lit or kept burning during windy conditions. Anyone who lights a campfire must ensure that sufficient water, tools and people are on hand to contain it. Make sure that the fire is fully extinguished and the ashes are cold to the touch before leaving the area for any length of time. Thank you for your cooperation.

Aquatic Centre Splash Bash Summer Camp

Keep your kids active this Summer at the Aquatic Centre Splash Bash weekdays, July 2 to August 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (not including Stat holidays). Includes pool time, outdoor adventure and crafts.  Camps are $55 per day for children under seven and $47 per day for children aged seven to 11.  If seven to 11-year-olds require supervised swim, the cost will be $55 per day.  Minimum age is five-years-old on or before December 31. There are no minimum participants required.  Visit and follow the link to Aquatic Centre or call 250-427-2983 for details and to register.

Free Public Swim

Come to the Aquatic Centre and enjoy a free public swim on Wednesday, August 7 from 5 to 6 p.m. sponsored by Save on Foods.

City of Kimberley

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