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Posted: September 26, 2018

Notes from City Hall

All Candidates Forums for Mayor, Councillors and School Trustees

The Kimberley Chamber of Commerce is hosting two all candidates forums, where all the individuals running for city council, mayor and school trustee will be in attendance to discuss their platforms, goals and visions for the city. There will also be question and answer periods. On Monday, Oct. 15 voters can find out more about council candidates and on Tuesday, Oct. 16 the mayoral and school board candidates take to the stage at McKim Middle School theatre. Both all-candidates forums will run from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

2018 Election Advance Voting Opportunities

The City of Kimberley will have two advance voting opportunities, scheduled for Wednesday, October 10 from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Wednesday, October 17 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Both scheduled advance voting days will be held at Centennial Centre, 100-4th Avenue, Kimberley.

2018 General Local Election Voting Day

General voting day will be on Saturday, October 20 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and will be held at Centennial Centre, 100-4th Avenue, Kimberley.

2019 Community Grants

The 2019 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 2018 grant recipients must complete a final report to be considered for a 2019 Community Grant.

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 Townsite (Lois Creek area) and moving systematically through the city from north to south. This program is expected to start the last week of September or the first 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 of the water during this process. 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 & Environment Services Department at 250-427-9660.

Catch Basins

As the cold weather approaches, the city is asking for the public’s support by helping keep leaves and debris off the catch basins. Please report any blocked catch basins to the Operations Department at 250-427-9660 or [email protected].

Angle Parking

The Bylaw Enforcement Officer would like to remind residents that angle parking is not permitted in the City of Kimberley, unless otherwise posted. Angle parking impedes snow plowing and narrows the traveled portion of the street, which obstructs the safe passage of emergency vehicles such as ambulances and fire trucks. Thank you for your cooperation.

Rhyme Tyme!

For parents and children ages six months to three years: Come and have some play time with your little one through lifeguard-led games, songs and movement stories! Times: Mondays from 2 – 3 p.m. and Fridays 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. This program runs September 3 through December 16. A 10 Punch Pass can be purchased for $73 or use the drop-in rate of $9.50.

Free Public Swim

Come to the Aquatic Centre and enjoy a Free Public Swim on Wednesday, October 3 from 5 to 6 p.m. sponsored by Kootenay Monument Installations.

Non-Instructional Day Camp

On Friday, October 19, bring your kids to the Aquatic Centre for a day of fun! This includes indoor and outdoor adventures, swimming, crafts and games! For children five to 10-years of age from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. The cost is $47 per day or $55 per day for swimmers that require supervision.

For registration and details call 250-427-2983 or visit www.kimberley.ca and follow the link to Aquatic Centre info.

City of Kimberley

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