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Posted: August 18, 2020

Notes from City Hall

Contacting City Hall

City Hall is opened with several health and safety measures in place, designed to protect City of Kimberley staff and the public. Hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and we will only be open for payments of utility bills, property tax, license fees, permit fees, and transit passes. Stay home if you are sick and leave children and pets at home if possible.

At this time, the Planning and Operations Departments will hold meetings by phone or online conference as needed. To contact the City Operations Department call 250-427-9660 or email [email protected]. To contact the Planning Department call 250-427-5311 or email  [email protected] or [email protected]. You may also view the City of Kimberley Department directory to reach the appropriate individual for your needs: www.kimberley.ca/contact.

Notice to Transit Riders

Beginning August 24, BC Transit is making the use of face coverings mandatory on all transit vehicles. Enhanced cleaning measures remain in effect. Please contact the transit office at 250-427-7400 or HERE for more information.

Bikes On the Platzl

The Bylaw Control Officer would like to remind residents, including children, that the Platzl is a pedestrian corridor. Bicycle and skateboard use is limited to the center fire lane, and using the central gazebo area for jumping and tricks is not permitted.

The City of Kimberley Fire Department is recruiting

The Fire Department is seeking paid-on-call firefighters (not full-time).  Applicants with the following qualifications and qualities are encouraged to apply:

  • Minimum of 19 years of age;
  • Strong mechanical and problem solving aptitude;
  • Minimum high school diploma or G.E.D.;
  • Reside within the CKFD fire response area;
  • Good physical health and fitness;
  • Class 5 driver licence with a driving record free of major infractions.

The application process includes a fitness test, written aptitude and attitude test, panel interview, criminal record check, and medical clearance.  Successful applicants will serve as probationary firefighters and participate in an intensive training program.

There will be an optional physically-distant open house held on September 9, at 6:30 p.m. at Fire Station 2 located at 900 304th Street in Marysville. Please email [email protected] to pre-register. This will give you an opportunity to see what the City of Kimberley Fire Department does for this community.

For more information on the application process please visit www.CKFD.org/recruiting, email [email protected], or call (250)-427-4114 (weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

Be Bear Smart

Please remember that bears are out in search of food. The biggest attractant for bears in our community is garbage. Properly secure your garbage, and/or keep it indoors until pick-up, or until you can take it to the transfer station. Pick any fruit from your fruit trees or clean up fallen fruit from your yard. Everyone likes the smell of a barbecue, bears included! Please remember to properly clean your BBQ after using it.

City of Kimberley

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