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Posted: September 29, 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

Active Transportation Network Plan, Have Your Say!

Check out this location to have your say on how you want to walk, bike, run and roll around Kimberley. The city will collect feedback until October 2. If you don’t have access to a computer, paper copies are available at the front desk at City Hall.

Lightship Public Inquiry Portal

Have you tried Kimberley ‘Lightship’ yet? If you want to report on an issue or concern in your neighbourhood, pop on the website and let us know how we can help! We will look into issues related to roads and sidewalks, lights and signage, or garbage and other city operational services. Check out this link to let us know what’s happening out there.

Planning to pave your driveway?

Did you know that any alterations or modifications to the city boulevard requires an Access Permit and/or a Street Occupancy Permit?  Permits are free.  They are in place to ensure the boulevards maintain required drainage and that nothing is installed that will affect operations and the safety of the roadway. Alterations made to the boulevard that do not comply with city requirements may be repaired by the City at the adjacent property owners cost. For more info, call or email city operations at 250-427-9660, [email protected],  or find all of the information on the city’s website.

Kimberley and Marysville Water Line Flushing

In order to ensure safe drinking water and maintain the Water Distribution System, the city annually flushes water lines in the community using city fire hydrants. The city will be flushing hydrants throughout the community beginning in the Ski Hill area and moving systematically through the city from north to south. This program is expected to start the second week of October and continue for up to five weeks.

Residents may notice discolouration in the water during this process, please note that this is not a public health concern. The city monitors the quality and chlorination of the water during this process to ensure public safety. Flushing and maintenance operations will be underway during the next several weeks. In the event that cloudy water is experienced, turn on an outside tap (preferred) or your bathtub faucet and run until the water clears up. For further information, please contact the Operations Department at 250-427-9660 or [email protected].

Off Leash Areas

Did you know that Kimberley has three off-leash areas to exercise your pet? The Kimberley Nature Park, Lois Creek Trails and the Marysville Flats are all designated off-leash spaces. Maintaining control and cleaning up after your animal still applies in these three off-leash areas. If you are walking your pet in any other city park or playfield area, please remember that your animal must be on a leash at all times. To learn more, visit http://www.kimberley.ca/city/bylaws and follow the link to Animal Control.

City of Kimberley

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