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Posted: September 15, 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

Watch City Council Meetings on YouTube

Did you know the City of Kimberley has a YouTube Channel? You can watch regular council, committee-of-the-whole and public hearings live from your living room. You can also watch the playback at any time. Head to YouTube and search City of Kimberley or follow this link.

Protect yourself from wildfire smoke

Wildfire smoke can have a big impact on your health! During extreme smoke events like the one we are experiencing now, try to reduce your exposure to smoke and seek cleaner air. Here are some ways you can protect yourself:

  • Use a portable HEPA air cleaner to filter the air in one area of your home;
  • Take it easy on smoky days because the harder you breathe, the more smoke you inhale;
  • Drink lots of water to help reduce inflammation;
  • If you are working outdoors, use an N95 respirator that has been properly fitted by occupational health and safety professionals.

People with pre-existing medical conditions should take extra precautions and should keep their rescue medications with them at all times. If you cannot get your symptoms under control, seek prompt medical attention. For more information on protecting yourself from the effects of smoke in the air visit the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC).

2020 Community Grants Program

The City of Kimberley Community Grants Program is accepting applications until October 15 for funding for the 2021 program year. Council will consider financial support to not-for-profit organizations within Kimberley, in the form of both cash and in-kind grants. This support is provided in recognition of the value these organizations provide to the well-being and vibrancy of the community and in helping the City retain a strong community focus. Grant recipients for 2020 must submit a final report in order to be considered for a 2021 grant application.

Program information, final report and application forms can be found here. All inquiries can be directed to Pamela Walsh, Manager of Community Development and Communications, at [email protected] or call 250-427-9653.

Be Bear Aware, Protect Your Garbage!

Bears are looking for a quick meal and if garbage is not stored and secured properly, they will find it. Please ensure the safety of our community by keeping garbage inside until collection day or take it to the transfer station. If you cannot keep it inside, please secure your cart with a strap or lock mechanism until it is set out for pickup. Let’s work together to keep our community safe.

City of Kimberley

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