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Posted: May 16, 2018

Notes from City Hall

Victoria Day Weekend Closure

Kimberley City Hall and the Public Works Yard will be closed on Monday, May 21. The Aquatic Centre will be open for a Public Swim from 1 – 4 p.m. Have a great long weekend!

Local Government Awareness Week May 20-26

Local governments play a key role in providing citizens, businesses, and communities with the essential services they need to prosper and thrive. Safe drinking water, wastewater management, streets, sidewalks, libraries, land-use planning, fire and police protection, recreation and parks are just some of the important benefits that B.C.’s local governments help support in order to foster strong, successful communities.

A few interesting quick facts about local governments are:

  • There are 189 local governments in British Columbia, including 162 municipalities and 27 incorporated regional districts.
  • The Community Charter (Bill 14, 2003) is the first local government legislation in Canada to establish a full set of principles for municipal-provincial relations.
  • Under the Community Charter and the Local Government Act, local governments have broad authority to provide any service that their respective council or board considers necessary or desirable, including water, sewer, garbage disposal, recreation, child care, and economic development.
  • The Local Government Act provides a legal framework and foundation for local governments. It provides local governments with powers, duties and functions – and with the flexibility to respond to the diverse needs and changing circumstances of their communities.

Public Works Week

Please join us for an open house at the Public Works Yard located at 250 Knighton Road on Thursday, May 24 from 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. This is a kid-friendly event and everyone is welcome to attend. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be served for lunch starting at 11 a.m.

National Public Works Week (May 20-26) is to help increase public awareness of the contributions made by Public Works professionals who maintain and improve the systems and services vital to a community’s health, safety, and comfort.

Off Leash Areas

Did you know that Kimberley has three off-leash areas to exercise your animal? 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 our website and follow the link to Animal Control.

Unattached Trailers

The Bylaw Enforcement Officer would like to remind residents that unattached trailers are not permitted to be parked on the streets. This is in contravention of the City of Kimberley Streets and Traffic Bylaw No. 1877, 1995. To view this bylaw please visit our website.

Unsightly Premises Bylaw

Under this bylaw, no owner or occupier of a property within the City of Kimberley shall permit or allow his/her property to become, or remain, untidy or unsightly. Every owner or occupier of property shall remove any accumulations of filth, discarded materials, rubbish, brush or other growth cuttings of any kind. The city may, by its employees or contractors, enter the property and affect the removal of the offending material at the expense of the person defaulting. Please see the ‘City of Kimberley Unsightly Premises Bylaw No. 1872, 1995.’

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