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Posted: June 5, 2019

Notes from City Hall

Brownbag Lunch with Mayor McCormick

On Wednesday, June 12, and on the second Wednesday of each month, Mayor Don McCormick will host a brown-bag luncheon at City Hall from noon until 1:30 p.m. Bring your own lunch and have a discussion with the Mayor.

Arena Ice Allocation Meeting

All organizations/groups requesting to utilize the City of Kimberley Civic Centre and/or Marysville Arena’s ice for the 2019-2020 season are to attend the ice allocation meeting. This will be held on Wednesday, June 19 at 6 p.m. at the Kimberley Aquatic Centre. If you have any questions, please call the Operations Desk at 250-427-9660 or email [email protected].

Watering Reminder

Recent reports of hot and dry weather conditions anticipated for this summer requires all residents to be diligent about water usage. Watering must be done between the hours of 4 to 10 a.m. AND 6 to 10 p.m. Residents of properties with odd-numbered addresses will water only on odd-numbered days and residents of properties with even-numbered addresses will water only on even-numbered days. Please view the city’s Water Shortage Response Bylaw for more information.

Pets and Hot Weather

With the weather warming up, the Bylaw Officer would like to remind people not to leave your pets in vehicles. Animals confined in an unventilated vehicle can quickly succumb to the high temperatures and die of heat stroke. Please leave your animals at home where they will be more comfortable. The MTI Bylaw No. 2540, Animal Control Schedule 2 Section 10, allows for a $150 fine for animals left in an enclosed space unventilated vehicle. Let’s keep our dogs safe this summer!

Building a new Home?

The City of Kimberley has recently updated the Building Bylaw and the Energy Efficient Building Incentive Program. All new homes with building permits issued after January 1, 2019 will receive a $500 discount on the permit fee to offset the cost of a pre-construction energy assessment of the building plans and to ensure the project meets the minimum requirements for Step 2 of the BC Energy Step Code. Each project will receive a further rebate of $250 upon completion of a mid-construction air tightness test that will help to ensure that the project is on track to meet or exceed the minimum energy performance requirements. Please visit our website at http://bit.ly/2QKNi8v or contact the Building Inspector at 250-427-9655 or [email protected] for more details.

NorthStar Rails-to-Trails

Morning, afternoon or evening…the time is right to get out and enjoy this great trail connecting Kimberley and Cranbrook! Trail Maps and more info available at www.northstarrailtrail.com and also on Facebook. To report an issue with the condition of the trail, please contact: 250-427-9660 (Kimberley) or 250-489-0218 (Cranbrook).

Splash Bash Registration is now Open

Registration is now open for summer Splash Bash camps at the Kimberley Aquatic Centre! Taking place from July 2 to August 30, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. (not including stat holidays), camps include pool time, outdoor adventure and crafts. There are no minimum participants required this year.

Camps are $55 per day for children under seven and $47 per day for children aged seven to 11. Minimum age is five-years-old on or before December 31, 2019. If seven to 11 year olds require supervised swim, the cost will be $55 per day.

Register before June 15 to be entered to win fabulous prizes. Call the Aquatic Centre to register at 250-427-2983 or visit www.kimberley.ca and follow the link to the Aquatic Centre for more information.

Cardboard Boat Race

Get Ready! Start building now! It’s time for the sixth annual Cardboard Boat Race, June 21 at 2 p.m. Visit www.kimberley.ca and follow the link to Aquatic Centre Information or call 250-427-2983 for details.

Lead image: NorthStar Rails-to-Trails. Photo by Chris Newel

City of Kimberley

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