Notes from City Hall
All Candidates Forum
The Kimberley Chamber of Commerce is hosting an all candidate forum on two separate evenings, where all the individuals running for City of Kimberley mayor, council and school trustee will be in attendance to discuss their platforms, goals and visions for the city. There will also be a question and answer period.
The Councillor Forum will be on Monday, October 15 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the McKim Middle School theatre.
The Mayor and School Trustee Forum will be on Tuesday, October 16 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. also at the McKim Middle School theatre.
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 at www.kimberley.ca. 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.
Brownbag Lunch with Mayor McCormick
The Brown Bag Lunch scheduled for Wednesday, October 10 has been cancelled. Thank you for your understanding.
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 aouth. 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.
City Hall and the Works Yard will be closed Monday, October 8 for Thanksgiving, with the Aquatic Centre opening from 1 – 4 p.m. for a public swim. The regular meeting of council is rescheduled to Tuesday, October 9 at 7 p.m. Happy Thanksgiving from all City staff!
Streets and Traffic
The Bylaw Officer continues to enforce the Streets and Traffic Bylaw 1877, 2015 and reminds residents of the following:
- Campers and licensed cars, trucks, trailers, RVs, boat trailers, etc. are not to be left or stored on streets, lanes or boulevards which interfere or obstruct snow plowing and/or snow removal. Recreational vehicles must be off the streets and boulevards by October 15, 2017.
- Unattached utility and construction trailers are not permitted on city streets. They must be attached to a vehicle, or stored on private property.
- Unlicensed vehicles, trailers, boat trailers, etc., are not to be parked on streets, lanes or boulevards at any time.
- All waste, refuse, building materials, rocks, wood, bricks, dirt, yard clippings etc. from private property are not to be placed on lanes, boulevards and other public property, as this may impede snow plowing and/or snow removal and cause damage to city equipment and injury to equipment operators.
Non-Compliance with the Streets and Traffic Bylaw may result in a fine, or the city removing or towing these items at the property owner’s expense. Your cooperation is appreciated.
City of Kimberley