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Posted: October 10, 2019

Notes from City Hall

Thanksgiving Day Closure and Next Council Meeting

City Hall and the Works Yard will be closed Monday, October 14 for Thanksgiving. The regular Meeting of council is rescheduled to Tuesday, October 15 at 7 p.m. Happy Thanksgiving from all City of Kimberley staff!

Sewer Jet Cleaning Taking Place

The city will be performing the Sewer Jet Cleaning Program over the fall months. Sewer Jet Cleaning (or hydro jetting) cleans sewer pipes through the use of high-intensity water. It helps to cut through grease and debris and lessens the potential for sewer backups in the city’s main lines. City bylaws require that backwater valves be installed in order to prevent sewer backflows and any issues that may occur due to maintenance of sewer lines. A backwater valve allows water to escape from the clean out but will prevent flows or materials from backing up into a home. “Blowbacks” can occur in some homes during the sewer jet cleaning process. The installation of a backwater valve (backwater prevention device) will prevent blowbacks. A certified plumber will be able to suggest installation solutions. Please ensure that your home is protected. See more information on this program.

2020 Community Grant Applications Deadline Approaching

The 2020 Community Grant Application forms are now available on the city’s website.  The deadline to submit an application is October 15. Please note that all 2019 grant recipients must complete a final report to be considered for a 2020 Community Grant.

Childcare Needs Assessment

Are you a parent/caregiver or a childcare provider? We want to hear from you! The City of Kimberley is conducting a childcare needs assessment to form the foundation of Kimberley’s Childcare Action Plan. Survey links are available on the city website. Surveys are available until October 21. Respondents will have a chance to win a $50 Save-On-Foods gift certificate.

Catch a Free Ride to the Polls on Election Day

BC Transit and the City of Kimberley will be offering free transit services for residents to the polling station on Election Day, Monday, October 21. Residents can call BC Transit at 250-427-7400 to arrange your ride.

Church Ave Family Units Available for Rent

KSPS is now accepting applications from families for rental of one of 12 available units at the newly built Church Ave apartments. There are six two-bedroom units and six three-bedroom units available. One of the two bedroom units is fully equipped for persons with disabilities. To qualify, applicants must be a family with a total annual household income of less than $54,000. Applications are available here.

While the City of Kimberley is assisting with collection of applications, the City will not be involved in the tenant selection process or review of the applications. Completed applications can be dropped off at City Hall, 340 Spokane Street, Kimberley, BC, V1A 2E8 and will be passed on to KSPS and their selection committee. Please direct all questions about the housing project or the selection process to David Biggs at 250-427-7496 or by email at [email protected].

Thanksgiving at the Aquatic Centre

The Kimberley Aquatic Centre will be open the Statutory Thanksgiving Holiday Monday, October 14 for Public Swim from 1 to 4 p.m.

Free Family Swim

Come to the Aquatic Centre and enjoy a Free Family Swim on Wednesday, October 16 from 6 to  p.m. sponsored by the Kimberley Health Care Auxiliary. Remember, persons 18 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult in the water.

City of Kimberley

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